Biography of Amos Snyder
Madison, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Amos Snyder, farmer, sec. 28, and School Trustee of the tp., was born in Lancaster county, Penn., in 1837, and is of German descent. His parents, Samuel and Sarah (Birch) Snyder, natives of Pennsylvania, are now living in Ohio. Mr. S. came to this county in 1862, and settled in Penn tp. in 1865, where he lived until 1870, when he came to this tp. He was married in 1865 to Catharine Kettring, who was born in Ohio in 1848; they have 6 children, all living: Sarah E., Emery, Franklin, Matilda, Norman and Cilia. In 1877 Mr. S. was appointed School Trustee; in 1878 he was elected to that office, and in 1880, as an appreciation of his services, he was reelected; he has also held the office of Assessor two terms. Politically, he is a Democrat; his education was quite limited, being confined to a few months school in the winter time. He owns 40 acres of land, and is an honest and industrious man. In 1864 he enlisted in the army at Appleton, Wisconsin, in the 40th Wis. Regt., under the command of Captain J. H. Hauser. He enlisted for one hundred days, and at the expiration of his term, was discharged. P. 0., Woodland.

From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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