SNYDER, JOSIAH, implement dealer and partner of John G. Killinger, was born in Jackson township, Dauphin county, Pa., October 29, 1848. He is a son of John Christian and Susan (Miller) Snyder, a sketch of whom appears with that of Joseph Snyder in this volume. Josiah Snyder attended the Miller's district school, Jackson township. His life, until he was twenty-one, was passed on his father's farm. After reaching his majority he spent nine months in Washington township learning the blacksmith trade. He was then employed as a journeyman by Mr. Migley, of Fisherville. In 1875 he opened a shop of his own, and carried on the business for fourteen years in Fisherville. His health at last demanding outdoor employment, he bought a farm of eighty-two acres, which he improved and cultivated for some time, but subsequently rented it. Previous to this farm enterprise he had been agent for the sale of C. H. McCormick's farming machinery; and now, in connection with Mr. Killinger, his partner, Mr. Snyder deals in the machinery and implements of this and other firms. He also owns property in Fisherville besides his farm. He is a Republican; has been treasurer of the township and collector of State and county taxes; he was also inspector of elections. Mr. Snyder is a member of the Lutheran church, is not married and is a genial, whole souled, social man, fond of good company and is himself good company.
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