TRUSSTEN BRUCE SNYDER, who resides on his fine farm of 120 acres located in Section 18, is one of Union township's
most progressive and representative citizens. He was born August 23, 1876, and is a son of George and Mary Ann
George Snyder was born in Union township, Mercer County, Ohio, about 60 years ago, and lives about a mile and a
half from the subject of this sketch. George Snyder's father was born in Hocking County, Ohio, and was one of the
pioneers of Mercer County; he first located in Van Wert County and afterwards moved to Mercer County, settling
in Union township, where he still resides. The mother of our subject was born in Wayne County, Ohio, and is still
living. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. George Snyder; Clarence Fideles, who married Cora Groupe and resides
one a farm west of his father's place; Etta, who married John Yeoman and lives in Indiana seven miles south of
Decatur; Winnie, who married O. H. Krugh, of Union township; and Trussten Bruce.
Trussten B. Snyder was reared on his father's farm in Union township and received his education in the township
schools, attending during the winter months and working on the farm during the summer. For the past 10 years Mr.
Snyder has been located on his present farm, where he has been engaged in general farming. He is also interested
to a considerable extent in raising stock. He has so acres of his land in corn, 30 acres in wheat and the remainder
in hay and pasture; the farm, is one of the best improved in the township.
On May 20, 1895, Mr. Snyder was married to Effie Hays, a daughter of L. P. and Cleopatra (Webb) Hays, both of whom
were natives of Mercer County. Mr. Hays died in 1904 at the age of 64 years. Mrs. Hays is still living at the age
of 66 years. They were the parents of the following children: Dora, deceased; Effie, wife of our subject; Icy,
deceased; and Oscar, deceased. Mrs. Hays and her daughter are the only members of the family living. Three children
have been born to our subject and wife, namely: Leland, born January 20, 1897; Bernice, born September 21, 1899;
and Victor, born November 12, 1902. Mr. Snyder is a Democrat in politics and is a member of the Knights of Pythias.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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