Johann Nicholas Schneider Sr.
(1749-1821)
Anna Maria Bordner
(1756-1827)
Abraham Schneider Sr.
(1788-1873)
Susanna Schweitzer
(1790-1870)
William S. Snyder
(1834-1909)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Matilda Kehler
2. Harriet Eisenhart

William S. Snyder 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

  • Born: 17 May 1834, Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA 2 4 9 13 14 15 16 17
  • Christened: 6 Jul 1834, Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 14 16 17
  • Marriage (1): Matilda Kehler about 1853 1
  • Marriage (2): Harriet Eisenhart on 13 Jan 1856 in Greenbrier, Northumberland, PA 2 3
  • Died: 11 Jun 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 75 4 6 9 13 16
  • Buried: 14 Jun 1909, Allentown: Highland Park Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 4 6 9 13 16 18 19

   Other names for William were Wilhelm S. Schneider 14 16 17 18 and William Schneider.20

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were Daniel Schneider and Rebecca.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Name Changed: He was christened as Wilhelm Schneider but changed his name to William Snyder sometime before the 1850 Census. 17 He was christened as Wilhelm Schneider but changed his name to William Snyder sometime before the 1850 Census.

2. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 16 21 The 1850 census recorded Abraham Snyder, farmer, 63, living with wife Susan, 62; son Daniel, 24; daughter Sarah, 20; and son William, 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Abraham's real estate was valued at $2,000. Next door is Abraham Snyder Jr., shoemaker, 31, with his wife Susan.

3. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 22 The 1860 census recorded William Snyder, farmer, 26, living with wife Harriet, 24; Lewis, 3; Henry, 2; and Catherine, 1. Next door is Harriet's father, Jonas Eisenhart, 56, with wife Mary, 53; Gabriel, 17; Emanuel, 15; Jonathan, 12; Lewis, 10; and Amelia, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Jonas real estate was valued at $3,500 and William's $0 indicating he is living on Jonas land. The post office is Green Briar.

4. He had a residence after 1860 in Ringtown, Schuylkill, PA. 16 18

5. He served in the military Civil War: Company I, 48th Regiment, PA Volunteer Infantry on 19 Aug 1861 in Middleport, Schuylkill, PA. 2 Mustered into service as private on the 1 Oct 1861 at Camp Hamilton, Pa. in Co. I 48th Regiment of Pa. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. I of that Regiment from Muster in to June 30, 1862 he is reported present. July & Aug 1862, absent sick in hospital Washington D.C. Same to Feby 28 1863. March & Apl 1863 reports him "Discharged for disability Dec. 31 1862."
William S. Snyder was enrolled March 8 1864 and mustered in March 9 1864 for 3 years, a recruit in Co. I 48th Pa. Vols. Roll of Co. for May & June 1864 reports him Private, present. Same to M. O. Roll dated July 14, 1865 which reports him mustered out on that date with Company.

6. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 23 The 1870 census recorded Wm. S. Snyder, laborer, 35, living with wife Harriet, 33; Lewis, 14; Henry C., 13; Kate S., 12; William, 10; Frank, 8; Mary 4, and Charles E., 3 months. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Mahanoy City.

7. He had a residence in 1870 in Lost Creek, Schuylkill, PA.

8. He had a residence in 1872-1875 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA.

9. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 7 The 1880 census recorded on Centre Street: William S. Snyder, stage courier, 42, living with wife Harriet, 41, who had rheumatism and dropsy; Frank, laborer, 16; Alice, 13; Richard, 7; and John, 4. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Next door is William's son-in-law Joseph H. Kehler, cigar marker, 24, living with wife Kate, 21; and their daughter Sarah Agnes Kehler, 3; and son Harvey J., 1.

10. He received a pension Civil War Pension: Affidavit of William S. Snyder describing his illness during Civl War on 13 Apr 1892 in , Schuylkill, PA. 24 General Affidavit
State of Penna. County of Schuykill

In claim No. 248389 of Wm S. Snyder of Co. I of the 48 Regt. of Pa. Inf. Vols. Personally appeared before the undersigned duly authorized to administer oaths within and for said County, said William S. Snyder aged 57 years, whose P.O. is Shenandoah, County of Schuylkill State of Penna., who being duly sworn, states in relation to said claim as follows to wit:

That he is the identical Wm. S. Snyder, above named solider, and that he was first treated for Liver Complaint at New Bern, N.C. Had fever, about May or June 1862, and Rheumatism at Aquia Creek, Va. in August 1862, before claimant was sent to the Hospital at Alexandria, and a short time later to Hospital in Washington from which place affiant was sent to David's Island N.Y. to the hospital. Affiant had a correspondence with Reg. Surg. Chas. J. Reber, some years ago, when he was resided in the West, and he replied he could not recollect of what he did treat affiant, but he remembered of treatment, and though he could remember, if he would see affiant and talk the matter over. Affiant states he cannot supply his evidence for the version stated, (as he could not go to see the Doct.) and the now further reason, of Surg. Reber's death, as affiant has been informed and believes, that Reg. Surgeon Wm R. D. Blackwood did also treat claimant for the Rheumatism at Petersburg, Va; that he cannot procure Doctor Blackwood's affidavit for some reason unknown to affiant who has written to him at Philadelphia, Pa. (where affiant has been informed the Doctor resides), even enclosing him stamped envelope for reply as to whether he has any record, or any recollection of treatment of the claimant, but got no reply whatever, was made by the Doctor.

(signed) William S. Snyder
(dated) 13th day of April 1892
(signed) Wm. Shoernaker (seal)
Justice of the Peace

11. Newspaper: The Evening Herald, page 1: article about shoes stolen from William S. Snyder, 20 Dec 1894, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 25 Gleanings of the Day

Clothing and Shoe Thieves Pulled Up Short.

THE GOODS RECOVERED.

Young Polish Men Prove to be the Perpetrators -- Evidence Against Theme in Two Cases.

A nest of thieves comprised of young Polish men of this town and Wm. Penn has been unearthed by the efforts of the authorities in tracing the clothing stolen from a dummy in front of a North Main street clothing store ont he night of the 13th inst.

Two days after the theft it was learned that Joe Pickaloski, alias "Smith," of Wm. Penn, and Peter Lutwi, of town, were the thieves, but they eluded arrest until yesterday, when they were placed in custody and locked up. It was then found that two other young Polish men named William Koslcski and Joseph Mehulski had an interest in the affair and on a search warrant one of the stolen coasts was found in Mehulski's house in the First ward. At the same time it was learned that Mehulski has purchased a pair of shoes for fifty centers from Pickaloski and Lutwin. A search warrant brought the shoes to light at Mehulski's house and they were identified by William S. Snyder as having been stolen from him on the same night that the clothing dummy was robbed.

To-day Pickaloski, Kutwin, Kosoloski and Mehulski were arraigned before Justice Williams and after the evidence against them was presented each was put under $500 bail for trial at court. Martin Mehulski, Joseph's father, was put under $500 bail for trial on a charge of receiving stolen goods.

12. He received a pension Questioninaire sent by Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, to William S. Snyder on 19 Sep 1897 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3 William S. Snyder
No. 541 No. 8th St., Allentown, Pa.

No. 1. Are you a married man? Answer: Yes. Harriette (nee Eisenhardt)

No 2. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: Married Jan 13th 1856 at Green Bryer, Upper Mahanoy Tp., Northumberland Co., by Rev. Zinger.

No. 3. What record of marriage exists? Answer: The minister has a Record, wife has marriage certificate.

No. 4. Were your previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer: yes. formerly married my former wife died after smallpox. Her name was Matilda Kehler.

No. 5. Have you any children living? If so please state the names and the dates of their birth. Answer:
Henry C. Snyder, born Nov 21 1857
Catharine Snyder, born Fby 12 1859
William O. Snyder, born July 15 1861
Franklin Snyder, born Oct 5 1863
Alice Snyder, born Nov 20 1866
Richard Snyder, born Sept 20 1872
John I. Snyder, born Sept 3 1875

Date of Reply: Sept 24 1897
(signed) William S. Snyder

13. He worked as a Snyder, William S (Harriet) Shoemaker, res 541 N 8th in 1899 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 26

14. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Whitehall Twp., Lehigh, PA. 27 The 1900 census recorded Richard J. Snyder, carpenter, 27, born Sep 1872, living with wife Minerva, 25, Jun 1874; Earl M., 3, Aug 1896; Roy J., 2, Apr 1898; and Meriam, 2 months, Mar 1900. Also with them is Richard's parents: William S. Snyder, shoemaker, 63, May 1837, and Harriet, 61, Mar 1839. William and Harriet were married for 44 years and she had birthed 11 children, 7 still alive in 1900. Richard and Minerva were married 4 years and she gave birth to 3 children, all alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

15. He worked as a shoemaker in 1900 in Whitehall Twp., Lehigh, PA. 27

16. He resided at Grape & 3rd Streets, Fullerton, PA on 3 Jul 1901 in Fullerton, Lehigh, PA, USA. 28

17. He worked as a shoemaker in 1902 in Fullerton, Lehigh, PA, USA. 29

18. He resided at 949 N. 5Th St. On 29 Mar 1909 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 2

19. Death Certificate: Certificate 52604, William S. Snyder, 11 Jun 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9 Place of Death: 519 Washington St., Allentown, Pa.
Name: William S. Snyder
Date of Birth: May 17 1834
Age 75 years, 0 months, 24 days.
Widower.
Birthplace: Mahantongo Valley, Pa.
Occupation: shoemaker
Father: Daniel L. Snyder
Father's Birthplace: Penna.
Mother: Harriette ___
Mother's Birthplace: Penna.
Date of Death: Jun 11 1909
Cause of Death: acute cystitis with chronic nephritis
Burial: Highland Cemetery
Date of Burial: June 14 1909
Undertaker: J L Burkholder
Informant: Richard Snyder

20. His obituary was published in The Allentown Leader: obituary of William S. Snyder on 11 Jun 1909 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 6 W. S. Snyder, a well-known Civil War veteran, died at 12.30 o'clock last night at his home, No. 519 Washington Street, aged 72 years. He had been in poor health for some months.

The deceased was born at Mahantongo Valley, Cumberland County [correction - Northumberland County], and was a son of the late Daniel Snyder. He lived at Shenandoah until 14 years ago, when he came to Allentown. He was a shoemaker by trade and conducted a shop at 945 North Fifth Street until his late illness.

Mr. Snyder was the last of his family. His wife died eight years ago. The following children survive: Henry C. Snyder, Allentown, Frank Snyder, Catahonk, Va., John Snyder, Mrs. O. S. Kehler, Mrs. Katie Kehler and William Snyder, Allentown. He was a member of Seibert E. C. Church.

The deceased enlisted Aug. 1, 1861, as a private in Co. I, 48th Regiment, Penna. Vols. He was discharged on a surgeon's certificate at Washington, Jan. 17, 1863. Mr. Snyder re-enlisted in the same regiment Feb. 27, 1864, and served until July 17, 1865, when he was honorably discharged.

He was awarded a medal of honor by the government for bravery at Petersburg. He took part in a number of important engagements, including Fort Monroe, Va., Hattress Island, Burnsides' Expedition from Newborn N. C, Acquia Creek, Davids Island, N. Y., Battle of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Petersburg, North Anna, Cold Harbor, White Oak Swamp and was in the garrison of Fort Hell.

The funeral will be held on Monday at 1.30 p. m. from his late home, with services in Seibert E. C. Church and interment in Highland Cemetery.

21. Tombstone: 11 Jun 1909, Allentown: Highland Park Cemetery, Lehigh, PA. 4 Tombstone reads:
Wm S Snyder
A member of Co I, 48 Reg. Pa. Vol.
Born May 17, 1834
Died June 11, 1909

22. His obituary was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Notable Deaths in State: William S. Snyder on 12 Jun 1909 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 30 ALLENTOWN - William S Snyder, a veteran of the Civil War, who came out of more then thirty battles without a scratch and who was awarded a medal of honor by Congress for bravery displayed in dynamiting the forts in front of Petersberg, died here yesterday, aged 73 years.

23. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Laid To Rest. William S. Snyder, 15 Jun 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 19 William S. Snyder.
The funeral of William S. Snyder, the medal of honor war veteran, who died on Friday, was held yesterday afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, O. S. Kehler, No. 519 Washington Street. Many relatives, friends, veterans of the Civil War and a squad of Company E, Sons of Veterans Reserves attended. The remains were taken to Seibert U. E. Church, where services were conducted by Rev. J. S. Heisler. Burial was made in Highland Cemetery. The pallbearers were four grandsons of the deceased, Walter and Raymond Kehler, George and William Snyder. At the graveside the Sons of Veterans fired a parting salute. The Women's Relief Corps presented a flag, which was placed on the body. The following floral tributes were received: Mound, children; palms and lilies, grandchildren; carnations, Richard Snyder and family; roses, O. S. Kehler and family; carnations, Brother and Emily Snyder; palms and carnations, Borneman, Bower and Stoudt. A slumber robe was presented by the children. In the obituary Richard Snyder's name was omitted. The deceased resided with him up to two weeks ago, when he went to his daughter's home, Mrs. O. S. Kehler, where he died.

24. Book: The Geist Relation, 1940. 13
Harriet Eisenhart-Snyder (8-4) a daughter of Mary Geist-Eisenhart (11-3) was born at Leck Kill, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1839 and died at Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1901. She is buried in the Highland cemetery at Allentown and a tombstone marks her grave. She was a housewife and had the little public school education of that time. She married William Snyder (8-4) in 1856 and they had nine children.

1- Lewis Snyder
2- Henry Snyder
3- Catherine Snyder
4- William Snyder
5- Frank Snyder
6- Alice Snyder
7- Edward Snyder
8-Richard Snyder
9- John Snyder

Williiam Snyder (8-4) the husband of Harriet Eisenhart-Snyder (8-4) was born at Leck Kill, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1834 and died at Allentown, Lehigh County on June 11, 1909. He is buried in the Highland cemetery at Allentown and a tombstone marks his grave. He was a Civil War Veteran serving in Co. I 48th. Reg. Penna. Vol. He was a tanner and a shoemaker and had a little English education. He married Harriet Eisenhart-Snyder (8-4) on 1856 and their nine children are given under her name.


William married Matilda Kehler, daughter of Heinrich Kehler and Salome "Sarah" Kimmel, about 1853.1 (Matilda Kehler was born about 1837 in , Schuylkill, PA and died about 1855 in , Northumberland, PA 18.)


William next married Harriet Eisenhart, daughter of Jonas Eisenhart and Anna Maria Geist, on 13 Jan 1856 in Greenbrier, Northumberland, PA.2 3 (Harriet Eisenhart was born on 23 Mar 1839 in Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA 13 15 18 31 32, christened on 28 Apr 1840 in Upper Mahanoy Twp.: Howerter's Church, Northumberland, PA,31 died on 1 Jul 1901 in Fullerton, Lehigh, PA, USA 11 13 18 28 32 and was buried on 5 Jul 1901 in Allentown: Highland Park Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 11 13 28 32.)


  Marriage Notes:

Married by Rev. Fritzinger.

Sources


1 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004), Bruce's notes based on information obtained from the Schneider family.

2 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions (Washington, DC), Pension application of William S. Snyder, 14 Sep 1897.

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

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20674986.

5 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.), Certificate 116150. Mrs. Samuel D. Trout. Father Peter Smith. Mother Catherine Zettlemoyer.

6 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), The Allentown Leader, page 6. Obituary of William S. Snyder.

7 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1192; Family History Film: 1255192; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 202; Image: 0339.

8 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 57852. Henry C. Snyder. Father William S. Snyder. Mother Harriet Eisenhard. Spouse Lizzie A. Snyder.

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 52604. William S. Snyder. Father Daniel J. Snyder. Mother Harrietta ____.

10 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.

11 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 23 Nov 1937, page 19.

12 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 6 Jun 1940, page 22. Obituary of Henry C. Snyder.

13 Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), page 280.

14 Himmel's Church Baptismal Records (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/church/himmbapt.txt).

15 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 17B.

16 Floyd, J.L, Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberp/floyd.html), Page 777.

17 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2JV-WHT Wilhelm Schneider, 06 Jul 1834.

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

19 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 15 Jun 1909, page 3. Funeral of William S. Snyder.

20 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 15 Nov 2013), entry for William S. Snyder, person ID KJZJ-513.

21 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4CC-HHG William Snyder in household of Abraham Snyder, Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 17, NARA microfilm publication M432.

22 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1149; Page: 362; Image: 367; Family History Library Film: 805149.

23 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ28-MD3 Wm S Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 217, family 1464, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552949.

24 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions (Washington, DC), Civil War Pension affidavit of William S. Snyder. 13 Apr 1892.

25 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA) (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania. Some issues available online http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/), 20 Dec 1894 page 1, Gleanings of the Day, Clothing and Shoe Thieves Pulled Up Short.

26 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1899 Allentown City Directory.

27 1900 United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1430; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1241430.

28 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 3 Jul 1901, page 8. Death notice for Harriett Snyder.

29 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1902 Allentown City Directory.

30 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), 12 Jun 1909, obituary of William S. Snyder.

31 Conrad, Tim, Genealogists Guide to Howerter's Church, Northumberland County (including early Himmel Church records) (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/church/howert2.txt
Mahantongo Roots #1.0, 3 Dec 1996 Copyright 1996, Tim Conrad Distribute Freely at no charge, intact.).

32 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107212826.



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