Biography of Peter Snyder
Allen County, OH Biographies

PETER SNYDER, farmer, P. O. Lima. was born in Livingston County, N. Y., August 13, 1820, son of Philip and Mary Sharpsteen) Snyder, former a blacksmith by trade, and a son of Philip Snyder, a native of Germany. Our subject's maternal grandfather was John Sharpsteen, a farmer by occupation. Peter Snyder was but four years of age when his father died, and at the age of twelve years he came to Trumbull County, Ohio, with his brother. Loreuzo, with whom he lived about a year. After that he worked by the month on a farm during the summer, attending school winters, until nineteen years of age. In 1839 he came to Allen County, where he worked by the month, in Bath Township, for several years. About 1849 he bought a farm of forty acres, now known as the "Hiram Prottsman farm," a part of which he cleared and afterward added 100 acres to. Here he resided for several years, and then removed to Shawnee Township. this county, on what is now known as the "John Breese farm." In. 1862 he sold out and returned to Bath Township, and bought the farm on Section 3 (now occupied by his son George), living there until 1875, when he purchased the farm on Findlay Road where he now resides. Our subject has been twice married, his first wife being Clarinda, daughter of triah and Betsey (Doud) Edgecomb, who settled in Bath Township, this county, in 1832, and by this union there were born eleven children: Joseph (deceased). Marilla (wife of S. F. Mason), William (deceased), George, Amy (wife of M. D. Mason), Walter, Henrietta (wife of Charles Shinabery), Newton, Jasper, Cassius C. and Anna (wife of John Prottsman. His present wife was Mrs. Ellen Kollor, widow of George W. Kollor, and daughter of John and Arzilla (Minnis) Baker, of Bath, by whom he has seven children: Alta, Ida M., Della, Edward, James, Laura and Ada. Two of Mr. Snyder's sons by his first marriage, Josiah and William. died in the service of the Union during the late war of the Rebellion. Josiah was in the Ninety ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and William in the Eighty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Snyder has been trustee of Bath Township for several terms. In politics he is a Republican.

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