link to The Morning Journal's coverage.)
I looked up the house in the city directories to locate the earliest listing. As usual, it wasn't easy, because of the renumbering of many of Lorain's street addresses in the early 1900s. It appears that the house started out with an address of 1004 E. Erie.
The 1903 directory had the house as the home of John and Catherine Snitzler and their family. John Snitzler was a contractor and carpenter. The family also included daughters Kathlyn, Louise ("Lou") and son Jay, who was also a carpenter.
Members of the Snitzler family (spelled 'Schnitzler' in later listings) – specifically "Lou" Snitzler as well as Jay and his wife Ida – would continue to call the house home until the late 1920s.
Interestingly, in at least one listing (the 1921-22 edition), Jay Schnitzler was listed as being a writer.