We 'think' that our Schneiders are from Hessen-Kassel because we 'think' that they knew the Sperlings who were also from Hessen-Kassel. Both families were in the shoe business and Philomena Schneider married John Sperling in Pittsburgh. She was born in Pittsburgh but her two older siblings and her parents were born in Germany. The arrived in the US about 1836. John Sperling was from came to the US in 1864. I've attached Philomena's headstone from Woodlawn Cemetery in Wilkinsburg, PA.