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Hiram Snyder
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1832
Death: Aug. 16, 1899


Their suggestion: -------------------------From the History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties, Missouri. Published 1888. Hiram Snyder, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Dauphin County, Penn., in 1832. He is the fourth of seven children of John and Elizabeth (Cortsnitz) Snyder, natives of the same county, and born in 1806. They were married about 1826, and in 1851 came to this county. They settled in Liberty Township six years later, where the father died in 1883. the mother still survives him. The father's employment was farming and shoemaking. George the grandfather, was also a native of Dauphin County, and the son of George Snyder Sr., a German. Our subject was reared in his native county until the age of nineteen, with ordinary school advantages, and then came to this county with his parents, and married Minerva, a daughter of T. Shaw, a pioneer of Putnam County. They had seven children and those living are John W., Samuel T., George B., and Eliza (the wife of Justice Perigo, of Clark County). The wife of Mr. Snyder died in 1864, and the following year he married Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, a dauther of George Burchett. Their children are Hester and Mollie, twins, Onda, Ella, Phoebe,Cornelius, Talcut R., Ida, Richard M., Henry and Emerella. After a time in Putnam County he came to Adair County, where he has since lived, excepting eighteen months in the former county. He has been on his present farm since 1866. He first bought forty acres on credit and began with two ponies and a wagon, but now owns an estate of 120 acres and two tracts of eighty acres each. He purchased the first self-raking reaper, the second mower, and now has the first and only self-binding harvester on the prairie. Besides rearing fifteen children of his own, four step-children have also received his care. He deals in shorthorn cattle, and also ships a great deal of stock. He has served as justice of the peace for one term. In 1861 he enlisted in the Home Guards, and served until the close of the war. He was reared a Democrat, but since the war has been a Republican.

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Linda, I don't know if you ever received this, but here is some information for Hiram Snyder's memorial if you wish to add a bio. Most of the information was taken from Goodspeed's History 1888.

Hiram Snyder (1932-1899) was a farmer and stock farmer in Sullivan and Adair Counties in Missouri. He was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the fourth of seven children of John and Elizabeth (Cortsnitz) Snyder, natives of Pennsylvania, who were married about 1826, and came to Missouri in 1851. Hiram's family settled in Liberty Township six years later where his father was a farmer and shoemaker. His father died in 1883. Hiram's grandfather, George Snyder, Jr. was also a native of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, as well as his father George Snyder, Sr., and they were of German descent.

Hiram Snyder was reared in his native state until the age of 19, then came to Adair County, Missouri, with his parents. On June 22, 1845, in Adair County, Missouri, Hiram married Minerva Shaw, a daughter of T. Shaw, a pioneer of Putnam County, Missouri. They had 7 children, 4 of whom were still living in 1888:

John William Snyder 1856-
Samuel T. Snyder 1858-
George B. Snyder 1860-
Eliza Snyder (married Justice Perigo of Clark County, Missouri)

Mr. Snyder's wife Minerva died in 1864. In 1875, Hiram Snyder married Mrs. Elizabeth (Burchett) Wright, a widow with 4 children, daughter of George Burchett. They had 11 children:

Hester A. Snyder (twin) 1866-
Mary Mollie Snyder (twin) 1866-
Onda O. Snyder 1868-
Ella Snyder 1870-
Phoebe C. Snyder
Cornelius Snyder 1873-
Talcut R. Snyder 1874-
Ida B. Snyder 1876-
Richard M. Snyder 1878-
Henry C. Snyder 1879-
Emerella Snyder 1880-

Besides rearing 15 children of his own, Hiram Snyder also cared for 4 step-children, Elizabeth's children by her first husband Chester C. Wright who died in 1863:

Lydia E. Wright 1856-1910
Levi Wright 1858-1884
Frank C. Wright 1859-1880
Amy Wright 1861-

After a time in Putnam County, Missouri, Hiram and his family moved to Adair County, Missouri. He first bought 40 acres on credit and began with 2 ponies and a wagon, but by 1888 owned an estate of 120 acres and two tracts of 80 acres each. He purchased the first self-raking reaper, the second mower, and had the first self-binding harvester on the prairie. He dealt in shorthorn cattle, and also shipped a great deal of stock. He served as a justice of the peace for one term. In 1861, he enlisted in the Home Guards, and served until the close of the Civil War. He died in 1899 and was buried at Ringo Point Cemetery in Adair County.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  John W. Snyder (1806 - 1883)
 
 Spouses:
  Samira Manerva Shaw Snyder (1833 - 1864)*
  Elizabeth Ann Burchett Snyder (1836 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  John William Snyder (1856 - 1951)*
  Samuel Theopholis Snyder (1858 - 1913)*
  Golson P Snyder (1859 - 1867)*
  Eliza A. Snyder Fleenor (1861 - ____)*
  George B Snyder (1863 - 1905)*
  Hiram Snyder (1864 - 1868)*
  Mary C. Snyder Duckworth (1865 - 1940)*
  Hester A Snyder Novinger (1865 - 1960)*
  Onda O Snyder Bishop (1867 - 1936)*
  Clara Ellen Snyder Graham-Herrell (1869 - 1917)*
  Phebie Snyder O'Haver (1870 - 1942)*
  Cornelius B. Snyder (1872 - 1928)*
  Talcut R Snyder (1873 - 1945)*
  RM Dick Snyder (1877 - 1963)*
  Henry C. Snyder (1878 - 1887)*
  Emma R. Snyder Eitel (1881 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Snyder Bozarth (1828 - 1870)*
  Samuel Snyder (1830 - 1895)*
  Hiram Snyder (1832 - 1899)
  John William Snyder (1838 - 1905)*
  Isaac Snyder (1842 - 1858)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ringo Point Cemetery
Novinger
Adair County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Linda Trumblee
Record added: Jul 04, 2007
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Hiram Snyder
Added by: Barb Winterfield
 
Hiram Snyder
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Hiram Snyder
Added by: Linda Trumblee
 
 
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