Name: Peter SNYDER
RELA: Spouse of 12th cousin 4x removed
Birth: 30 AUG 1832 in Washington Co., PA
Death: 12 MAR 1915 1 in Van Wert Co., OH
Burial: King's Cem., Van Wert Co., OH
Census: 1880 Page 39/299C, ED 147, Jackson, Van Wert Co., OH
Census: 1850 Page 105, Madison, Richland Co., OH
Census: 1870 Page 277, Jackson, Van Wert Co., OH
Census: 1900 Page 6A, ED 82, Jackson, Van Wert Co., OH
Census: 1910 Page 8/284B, ED 66, Washington, Paulding Co., OH
Military service 3 JAN 1862 Co. K, 81st Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf.
Peter Snyder, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Van Wert County, has resided continuously on his present farm in section 8, Jackson township, ever since he first located in the county shortly after the close of the Civil war. He is not only the owner of 190 acres in Jackson Township, but of forty acres in Morrow County, Ohio, as well. Mr. Snyder was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, August 30, 1832, and is a son of John M. and Anna (Heiste) Snyder, both of whom were natives of Germany. He was a child of perhaps three years when his parents removed with their family to Richland County, Ohio, where he spent the intervening years before coming to Van Wert County.
On January 3, 1862, Mr. Snyder enlisted in Company K, 81st Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf., and served until the close of the Civil war. He took part in many fierce battles and was one of Sherman?s ?bummers? during the march to the Sea.
Peter Snyder was twice married. His first wife was Matilda Iiams, a native of Morrow County, Ohio, who left him with two children - Clarilda Ann, wife of W. L. Thomas, prosperous merchant of Hardin County, and John M., a farmer of Jackson township. Mrs. Mary Hardesty Iiams, the mother of our subject?s first wife, is still living in Morrow County, Ohio, at the advanced age of 100 years, her birth having occurred December 27, 1805, in Belmont County, Ohio. Mr. Snyder?s second union was with Mrs. Amelia Snyder, of Galion, Ohio, and daughter of George Spraw of that place. Three children have been born to this union, two of whom are living, viz,: George F., of Jackson township; and Lola A., wife of Alva Ashbaugh, of Paulding County. Mr. Snyder has been a lifelong Republican. For a number of years he served as trustee of the township, and, both in public and private life, is a gentleman of the highest integrity who has won the friendship of all who have had any dealings with him.
Father: John Michael SNYDER b: BET 1808 AND 1809 in Germany
Mother: Anna HEISTE b: BET 1811 AND 1812 in Germany
Matilda IAMS b: 1828 in Morrow Co., OH
- Clarilda Ann SNYDER
- John M. SNYDER b: 1858 in Ohio
Amelia E. SPRAW b: 1835 in Pennsylvania or Ohio
28 FEB 1869
in Crawford Co., OH
- Louisa SNYDER b: JAN 1870 in Ohio
- George Franklin SNYDER b: 7 OCT 1871 in Van Wert Co., OH
- Lola Alberda SNYDER b: 8 JAN 1874 in Van Wert Co., OH
- Title: Ohio Death Index
Text: Volume Number: 1612 Certificate Number: 19097