JOHN G. SNYDER

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JOHN G. SNYDER, a farmer of Wayne township, son of Conrad Snyder, was born in 1848 in Boggs township, on the farm bought from General Orr. He was reared upon this property, and from 1877 to 1882 was in business with his father, under the style of C. Snyder & Son. After the store was sold Mr. Snyder began farming on 129 acres of land, a portion of the old homestead. Outside of his agricultural interests, he is engaged in wagonmaking at Snyderville. He is fortunate enough to have three gas wells upon his farm, which is underlaid with a valuable vein of soft coal. This farm is recognized as one of the best in the entire township, and Mr. Snyder takes a pride in keeping it up in every respect, for he recognizes the need of constant supervision.

John G. Snyder was married to Man' A. Rupp, a daughter of Adam and Rosanna (Hartzel) Rupp, and they are the parents of the following named children: Edwin C., who is living in Virginia; Annie M., who died when three years old; Alice A., who married Marion Skinner; George H., who lives in Armstrong county; Miles L., who is the blacksmith at Snyderville; Clara C., who died in January, 1907; John S., who is at home, as are Mary 0. and Cora C., while Ethel M. and Hazel L. are at school.

Mr. Snyder is a Democrat, and for nine years served very acceptably as township auditor, and in 1911 was elected for a sixyear term as school director of his township. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, of which he has been trustee for the last fifteen years, and he is one of the most reliable and highly respected men of his community, where his name carries much weight.

Source: Pages 604, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 2001 by Laural Black Morris for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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