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SNYDER, JOHN BEIGH, was born in Buffalo Valley, Perry county, Pa., May 14, 1862; son of Emanuel and Margaret (Beigh) Snyder. Jacob Snyder, his great-grandfather, was a farmer, born in, Northumberland county. His wife Catherine was a native of Germany. They were the parents of thirteen children: John, Jacob, Jonathan, Samuel, Peter, David, Joseph, Geiger, Andrew, Henry, Lydia, Kate, and Sarah. David Snyder, grandfather of Juliet B. Snyder, was born in Northumberland county,, Pa., December 20, 1808. He was a carpenter; for about fifteen years he followed that occupation, and afterwards engaged in farming. He was married to Miss Sarah Campbell. Of their ten children, four are living: Emanuel, Edward, Charles, and David. Their deceased children are: Harriet; Helena, died in September, 1876, aged forty-nine years, wife of William Weaver; William, died in 1848, aged twenty-two; Louisa, died in 1890, wife of John Grubb; George, died in September, 1892, aged fifty-five; one died in infancy. David Snyder died in November, 1886, aged eighty-one years and eleven months. Hs wife died in 1847, aged thirty-nine.

Emanuel Snyder, father of John B. Snyder, was born in Northumberland county, Pa., September 27, 1832, and was reared in -Perry county. He was a tailor and worked at that trade for twelve years, after which he was engaged for about five years in boating on the Pennsylvania canal, having in December, 1869, accepted a position on the canal between Rockville and Losch Run. He was married, in Buffalo, Perry county, Pa., September 27, 1854, to Miss Margaret, daughter of John and Catherine (Raugh) Beigh. Seven of their nine children are living: Emma, wife of Samuel Crook, resides at 928 South Ninth street, Harrisburg; Ida, wife of John Bidge, Susquehanna township; John Beigh; Margaret, wife of John Carpman, of near Niles, Mich.; Edward A., South Thirteenth street, Harrisburg, Pa.; Serna, wife of William Klaiss, Lincoln street, Steelton, Pat.; Alice, wife of Benjamin Bomgardner, Twenty-first street, Harrisburg. Their deceased children are: Charles, died in August, 1877, aged twenty-two; David, died in June, 1874, aged nine years. Mr. Snyder came to Harrisburg in 1876, where he was employed in day labor until 1890; he then retired from active work, and since that time has had his home with his eldest son.

John Beigh Snyder received his education in the public schools of Perry and Dauphin counties. He was engaged for six years in boating on the canal, after which he was employed in the iron works at Harrisburg for about thirteen years. He served on the police force under- Mayor Wilson for two years. In the spring of 1896 he removed to his farm, and is now engaged in agricultural pursuits. Mr. Snyder was married, at Liverpool, Pa., March 13, 1884, to Miss Kate, daughter of David D. and Annie (Grubb) Ritter. Their children are: Earl, born in December, 1884; Harry, February 28, 1886; and Charles, November 24, 1887. Mr. Snyder is a member of Lodge No. 160, I. O. O. F., and has for ten years belonged to the Central Beneficial Society. He is a Republican. Mrs. Snyder is a member of the United Brethren church. David Ritter, father of Mrs. Snyder, was born in Perry county. His occupation is boating, and resides at Marysville. He married Miss Annie Grubb. Four of their children are living: Katie, Mrs. Snyder; Ella, wife of Elmer Fulton; Allen, and Harvey; Ord is deceased. Rev. Dr. Ritter, grandfather of Mrs. Snyder, resides in Liverpool. The maternal grandparents of Mrs. Snyder were farmers, at Millerstown.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Robert Demy for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001

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