1850–1903

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 26, 1850, Darm­stadt, Hess­en, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Oc­to­ber 2 or 3, 1903, Man­hat­tan, New York.

Buried: Green-Wood Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.

illustration
Plaque in Elberon Memorial Church
Long Branch, New Jersey

Biography

Schnecker was or­gan­ist at the West Pres­by­ter­ian Church, New York Ci­ty, for 32 years, and at the El­ber­on Mem­or­ial Church, Long Branch, New Jer­sey (1886–1903).

He was said to have been a good friend of Ame­r­ican pre­si­dent James Gar­field, and played his per­son­al home pipe or­gan for par­ties and events at the Gar­field es­tate in Long Branch.

Sources

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Schneck­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?