A SCHNEIDER is the French Vice-Consul
in Nome. He is also largely interested in mining and ditch construction,
being president and general manager of the Northwestern Ditch Company.
This company owns a valuable ditch fifteen miles
long between Osborne Creek and the
beach of Bering Sea. This ditch enterprise was started by the Fort Davis
Hydraulic Mining Company. The
company constructed eleven miles of
ditch. Last season it sold its interest to the Northwestern Ditch Company, which constructed the other four
miles. Mr. Schneider was associated
with the first corporation and was
elected to perform the duties of president
and general manager of its successor.
A. Schneider was born in Paris
March 3, 1 864. He received his education in the Chaptal College of Paris,
and subsequently engaged in the commission exportation business. He left
this business to go to Dawson in 1899, and came to Nome the following year. In 1901
he was appointed Vice-Consul for France at Nome, and has filled this position satisfactorily to his country and to the French residents of Northwestern Alaska.
his mining and ditch enterprises, Mr. Schneider is a director in the Miners and Merchants
Bank of Nome. He and Mile. Marguerite Bourgeois were married in Paris in 1890.
Two daughters, Simone and Helene, are the issue of this marriage. Mr. Schneider is
an esteemed and popular resident of the Northland, possessing the urbanity and courtesy
that are the hereditary qualities of the French people. He has shown tact and wisdom
in the management of the affairs of the consulate, and at all times has pursued a policy
in his official acts that has received the approval of the best element of the community.
He is one of the pioneer ditch constructors of Seward Peninsula, and is identified with
mining enterprises of considerable magnitude. He has manifested an ability in business
that makes him prominent in the field of enterprise and finance of the Nome country.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S.
Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.