JEFF SNIDER, farmer; P. 0. Pleasant Hill; one of the prominent farmers of Newton Township; was born in 1842.
near Dayton; he is the son of Simeon Snyder, a native of Maryland, born in 1811, about twenty four miles from Baltimore;
when 4 or 5 years old. he immigra, ed to Ohio with hips parents, who located near Dayton; he resided on a farm
till he was 18 years old, when he was apprenticed to the carpenter's trade, and, after being variously employed
for several years, in distilling, quarrying. etc. he finally engaged in the coopering business, which he followed
as an occupation till 1856, when he purchased the farm he now resides on, one and a half miles east of West Milton.
He was married to Harriet Mast. oldest daughter of Capt. Absalom Mast. whose Miller, David, was one of the first
settlers in the northern part of Montgomery Co.; she was born in 1818, and died April 28, 1879; Simeon Snyder reared
a family of two children, a son and daughter; the latter died Aug. 8, 1878. The subject of this sketch was brought
up on a farm, and has made farming his life occupation; the thrifty appearance of his large farms bears testimony
to his skill and success in this direction. He married. in January, 1867, Amanda, daughter of Joseph Coppock: she
was born Jan. 22, 1845; they have three sons Albert E., born Nov. 28, 1868; Omer C., Nov. 14, 1872; Frank A., Dec.
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