About Us

  • 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.
     

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SEE HISTORIC PHOTOS

John Peter Schneider


JOHN PETER SCHNEIDER

Founder of Schneider's Mill - North Aurora

Schneider Elementary


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