Personal papers of Louis E. Schneeberger. Comprehensive correspondence, unit list, photos, maps, pamphlets and memorabilia documenting a Louisvillian’s military service in Europe during WWI; other materials include patriotic poems, programs and American Legion membership cards. Materials date from the early 1900s to 1950, but the bulk of the material was created between 1917 and 1919.
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0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Louis Edward Schneeberger was born in 1890 and died in 1960 in Louisville. He served in World War I in Europe and then was very active in the American Legion for decades. His wife Ione Brecker was a leader in the American Legion Auxilary. His career was spent at Louisville Cement Company where he started as an office boy in 1905, returning after his tour of duty. He held a variety of positions there including that of accountant and assistant treasurer; when he retired, he was the secretary-treasurer. He was also a member of the National Association of Cost Accountants and served as director of the Louisville chapter on several occasions.