SNYDER, GEORGE WILLIAM, farmer, was born November 18, 1842. He is a son of Frederick and Christiana (Speese) Snyder, natives of Germany. His father died in 1858; his mother is still living. They had eight children, three of whom are deceased. Their living children are; Louis, George William, John D., Edward S., and Rebecca, wife of Joseph Lutz.
George William Snyder received his education in the district schools of Lebanon county. At the age of sixteen his school days were ended, and he began regular work with his father in the tannery. On September 18, 1861, he volunteered his service in defense of the Nation, and was enrolled in company F, Ninety-third regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under Colonel McCarter and Lieutenant Colonel Johnson. He served in the army until February, 1863, when he was honorably discharged at Alexandria, Va. He then returned to his home, and served an apprenticeship at carpentry with William Cassel. Having learned his trade he worked for two years as journeyman carpenter. At the expiration of this time he became a farmer, and has since made this his business. He was married, August 27, 1867, to Hannah, daughter of Emanuel and Hannah Cassel, of Dauphin county. They have had two children: Jerome, who died at the age of three years and ten months; and John H., who is living.
The political preferences of Mr. Snyder are with the Republican party. He is a member of the Reformed church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Date of Transcription: 06 Aug 2001
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