About Us

The Schneider Creed

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  • John Peter Schneider (1801-1883) was a native of Frankfurt-on-the Rhine, Germany.
  • He came to America in 1824 and eventually settled in the area now known as North Aurora.
  • Schneider built a cabin near the present intersection of Butterfield Road and Route 25.
  • Later, he donated land on his property for the construction of a log cabin schoolhouse – the only school in the area.
  • Schneider was a strong proponent of education and served as president of the school board in the 1860s.
John Peter Schneider


Founder of Schneider's Mill - North Aurora

Schneider Elementary

Schneider Elementary School 
Constructed 1963
304 Banbury Rd, North Aurora, IL 60542