Pastor Schneider was born 28 July 1846 and served in the Basel Mission School. He was ordained on 13 March 1873 and went to Canada before going to Stephan where he served the congregation from 1882-1915. He died during World War I.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen – Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 170, 193.