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George H Schindehette (1858-?)
Proprietor of the Republic Hotel in Bay City.

1892 biography. Added April, 2010.

History of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan, 1892.


The superior character of the accommodations afforded by the Republic House has secured the proprietor a prominent place in the favor of the citizens of Bay City and the traveling public. The hotel comprises an elegant new brick structure, three stories in height, and contains forty well furnished and neatly kept rooms for the accommodation of its guests. It is conveniently located on the corner of Fourth and Saginaw Streets, and every detail of the business is not surpassed, if indeed it is equaled, by any house in the Saginaw Valley.

Mr. Schindehette was born in Ehrsten Hessen, Germany, March 21, 1858, and is the son of Joe and A. E. Schindehette. After the death of his father our subject left his native land, when fifteen and one-half years old, and came directly to this city, where his brothers were located. He had received a good common-school education in Germany, and after coming here obtained a position in the grocery store of Henry Fenton, with whom he remained for three years. Afterward he embarked in business for himself as a grocer, his store being on the corner of Ninth and Madison Streets. He continued the same business in South Bay City for about three years, meeting with success in his enterprise.

Next we find Mr. Schindehette having sold out his business, in the employ of Gustin Merrill & Co., wholesale grocers in Bay City, and later with the same firm in West Branch for four years. October 1, 1883, he returned to Bay City and opened the Republic House, building the new office, and soon becoming quite popular with the traveling public. At first he rented the hotel, but afterward , with Martin Schindehette, his brother, bought it and in 1889 erected the present structure, 50x100 feet in dimensions and three stories height. He now conducts the hotel alone and brings all his ability and enterprise toward making it successful financially as well as first-class in all its appointments.

In public affairs of Bay City, Mr. Schindehette maintains considerable interest, and is a Democrat in his political belief. While in West Branch he served as Township Clerk for three years and has served here as Alderman of the Second Ward. He holds membership in the Arbeiter and the Knights of the Maccabees, and is one of the Directors of the St. Paul Building and Loan Association. In August, 1881, he was married to Miss Lucinda Sennatt, of West Branch, and three children have been born to them Minnie, William and Martin. Mrs. Schindehette is the daughter of Martin and Lucinda Sennatt, and remained at home until her marriage.

Additional Notes.

    1900 Census Bay City, Mich (922 Saginaw St.)

  • Schindehette, Geo. H., b. Mar 1860 Germany, proprietor hotel
  • Lulu, wife, b. June 1863 New Hampshire (Lucinda)
  • Nettie, daughter, b. Aug 1882 Michigan, at school
  • William, son, b. Aug 1883 Michigan, at school
  • Martin, son, b. Jul 1886 Michigan, at school

    1930 Census: Bay City, Mich.

  • Schindehette, George H. - b. 1858 Germany.
  • Lucinda, wife b. 1865 New Hampshire
  • William, son b. 1886 Mich.
  • Clara, dau.-inlaw, - b. 1886 Mich. - husband William.
  • Sennatt, Helen C., niece b. 1907 Mich.
Related Pages/Notes

Geo. H. Schindehette
Bros Henry & Martin.

Related pages:
Republic Hotel
Schindehette, Henry bro.
Schindehette, Martin bro.
People Referenced
Fenton, Henry
Schindehette, A.E. (mother)
Schindehette, Clara Mrs. (d-inlaw)
Schindehette, Geo. H. (subject)
Schindehette, Henry (bro)
Schindehette, Joe (father)
Schindehette, Martin (bro)
Schindehette, Martin H. (son)
Schindehette, Minnie (dau)
Schindehette, William (son)
Sennatt, Helen C. (niece)
Sennatt, Lucinda (wife)
Sennatt, Lucinda Mrs. (m-inlaw)
Sennatt, Martin (f-inlaw)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Ehrsten Hessen, Germany
Gustin & Merrill Co.
New Hampshire
Republic Hotel, Bay City
Saginaw Valley, MI
South Bay City, MI
St. Paul Bldg. & Loan
Toledo, OH
West Branch, MI
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