Biography of John W. Snyder
Pitt Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JOHN W. SNYDER, born December 17, 1837, is a native of Richland County, Ohio. His parents were Vatchel and Mary A. (Hull) Snyder, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish and German nativity. His greatgrandfather came from Ireland, and was a soldier in the Revolution. His parents came to Ohio when his father was but a lad of ten or twelve years. They settled in Mansfield, and reared a family of five children, Nancy, Drusilla, Mary A., John W. and Rebecca M. The father died, aged seventy five years; the mother passed away in 1869. Mr. John Snyder, our subject, remained at home with his parents till twenty four years of age, farming and learning the carpenter's trade. His marriage to Eliza A. Snyder occurred April 24, 1862, she being a daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Willhelem) Snyder, natives of Pennsylvania. The children by this marriage are Mary E., born June 4, 1863; John W., Jr., September 20, 1864; Edward V., March 1, 1866; Jonas V., April 25, 1867; Ida M., Octobor 20, 1868; William H., November 19, 1882. Mrs. Snyder was born February 3, 1844. After marriage, Mr. Snyder worked at his trade a few years; engaged in saw milling four years; farmed rented land afterward till purchasing his present farm in 1875. During the past six years he has paid some attention to grapes and other small fruits, doing a very profitable business. In politics, Mr. Snyder is a Democrat.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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