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Gustav Adolphus SCHNEEBELI


SCHNEEBELI, Gustav Adolphus, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Neusalz, Germany, May 23, 1853; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Bethlehem, Pa.; attended the Moravian Parochial School; later moved to Nazareth, Pa., and entered upon a mercantile career; founded the knit-goods industry of the Nazareth Waist Co.; in 1888 he established a lace manufacturing company, of which he became sole owner; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; continued in the lace manufacturing business until his death in Nazareth, Northampton County, Pa., February 6, 1923; interment in Moravian Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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