|About Neugebauer/Schneider Family Tree
This website primarily consists of ancestral information for both myself, Robert Arnold
Neugebauer, and my wife, Darlene Ann Schneider. Please feel free to use any of this information
any way you want but perhaps mention where you got it. I note a large number of my original
photos are on hundreds of other family trees. Hopefully, you can find something here that is
useful to you.
In 1977 I first started working on our family's genealogy and have accumulated a large amount
of data. Much of that information was included in a series of books that I had
written. All of that material and much more is now in this website.
The following paragraphs are a brief synopsis of the family lines that are included in this
My father was Arnold William Neugebauer. His father, Anton Neugebauer, came to North Dakota
from Schlesien, Germany which is now in southern Poland. Anton married Marie Magdalena Schnoor
who was from Schleswig-Holstein which is in northwestern Germany. I have followed both of these
German lines as far back as possible.
My mother was Hilda Florentine Ghylin. Her father, David Ephraim Ghylin, was born in Wisconsin
to a Swedish emigrant family. His wife, Hulda Marie Backman, was born in North Dakota to
another Swedish family. I have followed both of these Swedish lines back as far as possible.
Sweden has quite extensive vital records dating back hundreds of years.
My wife's father was Mathias John Schneider. His father, John Albinus Schneider, was born in
Emmons County, North Dakota to a German-Russian emigrant family. John married Barbara Fischer
who also was German-Russian and grew up near her future husband. I have followed both of these
lines back through Russia and into the states that later on became Germany.
My wife's mother was Agatha Hilzendeger. Her father, Joseph Hilzendeger, was born in what was
Russia but is now Ukraine. He emigrated to North Dakota. His wife, Anna Kuntz, was also born in
Russia and emigrated to North Dakota. I have only limited data entered for these two German-
Russian lines and hope to continue to find additional information.
There are a few ancillary lines on this website:
ENID ELAINE ERICKSON - my first cousin. Enid has entered data about her father's lines and her
husband's lines into this site. See a link to her own website on this page.
DANIEL JOHN GETZ - our brother-in-law. I did some research on Dan's paternal ancestors in 2011.
The data appears in this website.
MATHILDA EMILIA STENHOLM - second wife to my great-grandfather Erik Olsson (Erick Ghylin). I
extracted many ancestors and their siblings. In most cases I did not pursue the marriage and
death information for the siblings. I did however do that for the direct ancestors.
LEAH KAYE WAHL - our daughter-in-law. I worked on this project in 2015 and have gotten quite a
bit of material. Leah's father is Fredrick John Wahl who is a son of Lawrence "Shorty" Wahl and
his wife Ruby Lauer. Leah's mother is Colleen Marie Zottnick who is a daughter of Ernest E.
Zottnick and his wife Irene K. Mock.
I continue to slowly accumulate additional data about all of the above lines and have been
using original records to a large extent. These supporting documents are mainly entered as
pictures when you get to a particular person. I am actively trying to find an obituary, a
portrait, and a tombstone photo for each deceased person. This will never be finished but I am
somewhat lessening the volume of "unsourced" material that I have found online. It would have
been very unwieldy to acknowledge each and every minor resource that I used although that would
This website primarily explores my ancestors and my wife's ancestors. All known direct
ancestors and their spouses are included in this website plus their known siblings and their
spouses. Recently I have been entering first cousins and their spouses for both my wife and
myself. Descendants of our first cousins are not generally on this website.
I also dabble in various other history related projects. Please visit the following website
about Menoken, North Dakota History: