Biography of John Snyder
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Snyder, John, Heuvelton, was born in Oswegatchie, July 9, 1832. His parents were of Mohawk Dutch descent, who for a time resided in Canada, and afterward at Fort Plain. John received his education in this State, and May 2, 1861, enlisted in the Sixteenth N. Y. Volunteers, and went to Albany. He was transferred shortly afterward to the Sixtieth N. Y. Volunteers, in which he served one and one half years, at the expiration of which he entered the Fourteenth N. Y. Infantiy, and served two years and eleven months, dunng which he was taken prisoner at the battle of Petersburg, June 17, 1864, and confined in Libby Prison until May 4, 1865, when he again succeeded in returning to his regiment. He participated in all the battles of the Army of the Potomac which occurred during his service, with the exception of the time he was a prisoner, and was also in numerous skirmishes, After the war he returned to Hauvelton and engaged in hotel keeping until within the past few years. since which he has conducted a general store. He married Sarah Moore, of Oswegatchie. John Snyder was a brave soldier, and is an upright, conscientious and energetic business man.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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