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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Travel Tuesday: The Schneiders' Visits to the Nagels in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico was the regular vacation spot of my 2nd-great-grandparents Carl Joseph and Christina (Nagel) Schneider. Christina's brother Mathias Joseph Nagel had moved from Jefferson City, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1891, a year before the Schneiders emigrated from Germany and settled in St. Louis, Missouri. They would bring gifts with them, and would return with gifts from Mathias and his family.

Christina (Nagel) Schneider with Mathias Nagel and his family

The Schneiders would have traveled to Santa Fe by train. They would take a train from St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri. They would then take the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to Lamy, New Mexico. Finally, they would take a branch line from Lamy to Santa Fe. The trip would probably take a couple of days.

The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe railroad system, 1899. 

Photo labeled "Christina Schneider, Grandpa Schneider's mother, in Santa Fe, New Mexico"

Photo labeled "Grandma Schneider & Aunt Anne." Although my great-grandmother Paulina (Gersbacher) Schneider had a sister, Anna (Gersbacher) Taschner, "Aunt Anne" is probably Anna (Schneider) Wegman, Christina (Nagel) Schneider's daughter and the sister of Paulina's husband John Schneider. Christina (Nagel) Schneider) may also be in this photo. It looks like it was taken on a visit to Santa Fe.

Image labeled "Grandma Schneider's brother Matt Nagel scenery"

Information on Santa Fe, probably brought back by the family on one of their visits

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe railroad system, 1899.
Conant, Michael. Railroad Mergers and Abandonments. University of California Press, 1964.
Missouri Pacific Railway. Rand McNally, 1886.
Railroads and the Making of Modern America. Santa Fe.

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