SNYDER, JOHN, dairyman and farmer, was born in Dauphin county. He is a son of John and Mary (Bright) Snyder. His parents had six children, of whom one died in infancy; William, at the age of sixteen; and Elizabeth, wife of Michael Clay, at the age of forty-nine years. The survivors are: Samuel, Benjamin, and John. The mother died, and the father married again. His second wife was Eliza Balsbach, by whom he had six children: George; Maggie; James; Mary, wife of Samuel Brinton; Harry, and Kate. Both parents are living.

John Snyder attended the district schools of his township. After his school days were ended he was employed for three years on the railroad. At the end of that time he began farming, and has made this his business up to the present time. He was married, October 13, 1874, to Elmira, daughter of Isaac and Mary A. (Shope) Schatzer. They have six children: Mary, Ralph, Cora, Mabel, Kirk, and Grace.

Mr. Snyder has efficiently served four consecutive terms as school director for his district. In political views he is a staunch Republican. He and his family are members of the United Brethren church. Mr. Snyder is highly esteemed by his neighbors. He is a reliable man and a citizen of public spirit. His life is such as to commend him to the confidence of those associated with him in business and social circles.


Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Jeff Vallender for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project
Date of Transcription: 06 Aug 2001
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