Leopold Frederick Theodore Schuler

Railway Clerk

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1895 1901
Alderman Erskineville 1911 1916
Mayor Erskineville 1911 1913
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

Leopold Frederick Theodore Schuler was born in about 1860 to Leopold Schuler and his wife Adelaide. On 2 February 1887, Schuler married Annie Murray of Redfern at St Paul’s Church, Redfern. In 1891, they was living at St Peters. He later lived at ‘Glen Ayr’, Warren Road, Marrickville. Schuler died at a private hospital in Marrickville on 14 May 1923. He was buried on the Anglican cemetery, Rookwood.

Occupation & interests

In 1897, Schuler was a clerk in the Existing Lines Branch of NSW Railways at a salary of £220 per annum.

Community activity

Leopold Schuler was a justice of the peace (JP). He was the Worshipful Master of the St David, No 55, P A F S of Australia.

Local government service

Schuler was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1895-1901 and 1911-16, representing South Ward. He was mayor in 1911-13.


‘Advertising’, Sydney Morning Herald,  23 January 1911, p. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15246724

‘Silver Weddings’, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 1912, p. 8, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15307048

‘Deaths’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 May 1923 p. 12, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16058680

NSW Government Gazette, 28 June 1897, p. 4523

Certificate of Title, Volume 780 folio 69


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