Biography of William J. Snyder
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Snyder, William J., was born in North Greenbush, June 13, 1821. He was the son of John H. and Agnes (Martin) Snyder, both of Greenbush. His grandfather, Harmon Snyder, came from Dutchess county to Greenbush on the Hudson River by a sail boat, being a week on the voyage; he settled on the farm now owned by William J. Snyder, near Snyder Lake; he owned 300 acres of land ands died in 1860; Mrs. Snyder died in 1847. William J. Snyder was reared on the farm and farming has been his main occupation, though being a natural mechanic, he was engaged for a time in bridge building in the West. In 1856 he married Catherine, daughter of Samuel and Elmira Lape of Sand Lake, by whom he has had three daughters and two sons: William, a farmer of North Greenbush, who runs the home farm; Jesse, farmer; Martha, Grace and Ada. Mr. Snyder has seventy acres and does general farming.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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