Biography of Henry E. Snyder
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Snyder, Henry E., was born in Rensselaer county, June 11, 1845, a son of Simon G. Snyder, born in 1816, who married Sarah M. Dubois, born in 1825. Their children were: Henry E., Sarah, born in 1847, who married Henry Ruger; George A., born in 1859, who married Frances Elliott, and Ida, born in 1860. who married Marcus C. Church. Our subject was educated in the public schools of Hamlin and the Albion High School, which he left for the war, enlisting in the 2d N. Y. Mounted Rifles, Company L, in February, 1864. He participated in the battles of Cold Harbor, Shady Grove, Wilderness, etc., and was honorably discharged at the close. He has served as collector for the town and deputy collector of customs at Oak Orchard Harbor. October 11, 1866, he married Caroline R. Schoonover, born at Barre, November 24, 1849. Her father was Ammon Schoonover, a native of Chili, Monroe county, born in 1812, and died January 14, 1894. He married Anna Van Ocker, born in 1810, who died in 1853. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder have had three children: Ammon G., born in Kendall, February 7, 1868, who married Gertrude F. Gentle, a native of England, and has one son, Fred H., born April 5, 1891 ; George E., born October 6, 1871, and married Luella V. Hoag, June 29, 1892; and Fred H., born September 9, 1873, who is now in the employ of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad as stenographer. at Rochester. A. G. was a teacher for some time in the Business University at Sandusky, O., and is now teaching in Sawyer. George G. taught for several terms also, filling a position at the Clinton Liberal Institute at Fort Plain, and has since taught at Terre Haute Commercial College.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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