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Obits - NJ - Monmouth - Christian Schnepper
Christian Schnepper, who formerly kept the barber shop in Red Bank now
owned by John Kaiser, committed suicide in Central Park, New York, last
Sunday by shooting himself through the head. He was a native of Germany,
and had served his time in the German army. he started a barber shop in Red
Bank about nine years ago, and built up a good business. Two year ago he sold
out the business to John Kaiser, who still conducts it. Mr. Schnepper was
afflicted with brain trouble, and had three paralytic strokes, each of which
was due to the disease of the brain. When he sold out his business in Red
Bank to Mr. Kaiser, he was a book agent for a short time, and he then
bought out the kerosene oil route of Mr. Goodenough. He gave this up in a short
time, and then worked for Phil Kuhl. He was a policeman at Monmouth Park
during the summer of 1887. About two months ago he bought out a barber shop
at Ocean Grove, and moved his family to that place from Como, in Wall township,
where they had lived for some time previously. He was doing a good business
at his Ocean Grove stand. He went to New York last Saturday, and on Sunday
he killed himself as above stated. Dr. Wm. A. Betts, who was his physician, says
he had not been exactly right in his head for some time.
Mr. Schnepper was married and leaves a wife and three children. He leaves no
property, and when his neighbors in Ocean Grove and Asbury Park learned
of his death, they contributed generously to Mrs. Schnepper's present needs and
also made up a purse of $25 for her. Mr. Schnepper was a member of the Red
Bank lodge of the Knights of Pythias.
Death notice lists his age as about 35 years.
Source: Red Bank Register Wednesday, November 28, 1888
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