Eberhardt and Schneider advertisement

Advertisement, Edwardsville Intelligencer, March 10, 1916.

Bill Schneider and Cleora Harris got married and moved to Edwardsville from Alhambra around 1910. Bill, a meat cutter, partnered with butcher Emil Eberhardt to open a meat market in the Bohm Building.

Bohm Building in Edwardsville, circa 1910

Bohm Building in Edwardsville, circa 1910. The Eberhardt & Schneider meat market was an early tenant in the Bohm Building at the corner of North Main and Vandalia streets.

The Schneiders left the county a few years later. Bill owned and operated a meat market in Sandoval, Illinois, when he died in 1929. Forty-one-year-old Cleora took over his cleaver and ran the butcher shop for another fifteen years.

Cleaver, circa 1910

Meat cleaver circa 1910 used by William (Bill) and Cleora Schneider. MCHS object 1986-082.


Edwardsville city directories. Available at the Madison County Archival Library.

Edwardsville Intelligencer. Various articles.

Find A Grave. Accessed August 30, 2019. https://www.findagrave.com/index.html

United States census records and other public records.