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A son of Charles Joseph and Katherine Schneider, Casper V. Schneider was born in Germany February 16, 1875, and was quite 3'oung when the family sought a home in America. During 1880 his parents settled in Omaha, Neb., and there he was sent to the parish schools of the Roman Catholic Church until he reached the age of fifteen, when he began to earn his own livelihood. As an apprentice and helper he entered the shop of the Western Electric Company and there learned all branches of the business, later becoming foreman of the repair shop. In the various positions which he held with that company he proved efficient, anxious to learn and quick to grasp any new idea in the business. Upon resigning in 1897 he removed to California and settled in Sacramento, where he entered the employ of the Electrical Supply Company. At the expiration of one year he bought an interest in the business. During 1903 the company was incorporated and he was chosen president, since which he has built up an important and prosperous trade in the manufacture and jobbing of electrical supplies and the wiring of buildings for gas and electricity.

From boyhood Mr. Schneider has been devoted to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and more recently he has become actively identified with the Young Men's Institute and the Knights of Columbus. The German Order of Red Men and the Sacramento Turners also number him among their members, as does the local camp. Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is independent in politics but keeps well posted concerning all national problems, and supports such men and such measures of each party as seem to him to be best adapted to the advancement of the commonwealth and the country. For some years after he came to California he remained single, but February 4, 1903, he was united in marriage in Yolo county with Miss Pauline Schmeister, and they came to Sacramento, establishing a permanent home in this city and winning the friendship of a large circle of acquaintances. They are the parents of three children, Sophie, Lawrence and Virgil. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011