William Snyder

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WILLIAM SNYDER lives on the old Snyder homestead in Kittanning township, Armstrong county, having a fine farm of sixty-six acres, and he is one of the most esteemed citizens of his neighborhood. He is a native of the city of Allegheny, Pa., born Oct. 31, 1842, son of John and Rose (Mulligan) Snyder, both also of Pennsylvania. John Snyder lived in Pittsburgh when a young man, and married there. He was a hatter by trade. He moved to Freeport, Armstrong county, Pa., and later to Saltsburg, Indiana county, subsequently, in about 1849, settling in Kittanning township, Armstrong county. He followed farming in his later years, owning eighty-two acres of land. His first wife, Rose, dying in 1849, he subsequently married (second) Elizabeth Joy, who survived him, after his death becoming the wife of William Graham. By his first wife Mr. Snyder had two children: Albert and William, the former of whom died June 23, 1884, at the Soldier's Home in Ohio; he served three years during the Civil war, being a member of Company B, 78th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. By his second marriage John Snyder had children as follows: Caroline, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.; John, a printer, of Pittsburgh; Walter, M. D., of Pittsburgh; and Osmond, also a printer, of Pittsburgh. The father of this family, now deceased, was a member of the Methodist Church. His first wife, Rose (Mulligan), was a Catholic in religious faith.

William Snyder was not sent to school during his boyhood and had no advantages of education to help him in his battle with life. Nevertheless he has made his way, has progressed steadily, and has been a good citizen and most desirable member of his community. He lived at home, working on the farm, and for three years was engaged in pine woods in Pennsylvania. In 1863 he enlisted in Company M, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, was sent to Allegheny City to be fitted out, and from there on to Martinsburg to join the regiment. They were with the 6th Army Corps under General Sheridan. He served until the fall of 1865, taking part in the battles of Winchester, Bunker Hill (Va.), Fisher's Hill, Martinsburg, Front Royal, Newmarket, Ashby Gap, Middleton, and various skirmishes. Since the year of his marriage, 1883, Mr. Snyder has owned and lived upon his present place of sixty-six acres, the old Snyder homestead in Kittanning township, and has been successfully engaged in general farming. He has always been a stanch Republican in politics. His religious connection is with the Lutheran Church.

On April 12, 1883, Mr. Snyder married Rebecca Yount, of Kittanning township, this county, daughter of George and Christina (Stivenson) Yount, both of Armstrong county. Mr. Yount served during the Civil War in Company M, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry, for three years, and died in September, 1865. His wife died Jan. 23, 1875. They were members of the Lutheran Church. They had three children: Samuel C., a mason, carpenter and wagonmaker, of Pennsylvania; George W.; and Rebecca, Mrs. Snyder.

Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder: George Richard, now deceased; Rose B., of Kittanning township; Lucile, of Kittanning township; and Carrie E., at home.

Source: Page 814, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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