Minerva Wetzel
(1862-1938)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Oscar Snyder

Minerva Wetzel 1 2

  • Born: 2 Oct 1862, Shamokin, Northumberland, PA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): William Oscar Snyder on 7 Apr 1884 in , , PA 1
  • Died: 31 Oct 1938, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 76 1 3
  • Buried: 5 Nov 1938, Allentown: Greenwood Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 1 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Walnutport, Northampton, PA. 4 The 1900 census recorded William O. Snyder, baker, 38, born Jul 1861, married for 17 years to wife Minerva, 37, Oct 1862. She had birthed 7 children and 5 were alive in 1900. Children living with them: George, baker, 15, Jan 1884; Howard, 8, Feb 1892; Beatrice M., 6, Feb 1894; Roland E., 6, Feb 1894; and Louzile, 1, Jul 1898. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Cause of Death: coronary occlusion., 31 Oct 1938, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3

3. She resided at 1037 S. 10Th St., Allentown, Pa. On 31 Oct 1938 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3

4. Book: The Geist Relation, 1940. 5
William Snyder (4-5) a grandson of Mary Geist-Eisenhart (11-3) was born at Ringtown, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on July 15, 1862. He is a baker and has the public school education. He married Minerva Wetzel-Snyder (4-5) on April 7, 1884 and they had seven children.
1- George Snyder
2- Beatrice Snyder
3- Howard Snyder
4- William Snyder
5- Eugene Snyder
6- Lucille Snyder
7- Alveda Snyder
Minerva Wetzel-Snyder (4-5) the wife of William Snyder (4-5) was born at Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on October 20. 1862 and died ot Allentown, Lehigh County on October 31, 1938. She is buried in the Greenwood cemetery at Allentown and a tombstone marks her grave. She was a housewife and had the public school education. She married William Snyder (4-5) on April 7, 1884 and their seven children
are given under his name.


Minerva married William Oscar Snyder, son of William S. Snyder and Harriet Eisenhart, on 7 Apr 1884 in , , PA.1 (William Oscar Snyder was born on 15 Jul 1861 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA,6 7 8 died on 2 Jul 1947 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 9 and was buried on 7 Jul 1947 in Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA.)


Sources


1 Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), Page 428.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFWS-NBJ William O. Snyder in entry for Harold H. Miller and Lucille G. Snyder, 08 Apr 1922; citing Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, 39612; FHL microfilm 2080238.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 89933. Minerva Snyder. Father Daniel Wetzel. Mother Harriet Kahler. Spouse William O Snyder.

4 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3QT-4YS William Snyder, Lehigh Township, Central District, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 247, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241446.

5 Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), Page 427.

6 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township, Visit 1464.

7 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

8 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions (Washington, DC), Civil War Pension questionnaire of William S. Snyder. 14 Sep 1897.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 63364. William O. Snyder. Father William O. Snyder. Mother Harriett. Spouse Minerva Snyder. Informant Mrs. Lucille Ford.



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