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Judge Samuel Snyder
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1834
Brothersvalley Township
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1895
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

BIO: "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania - 1884

Judge Snyder was born January 29,1834, in Brother's Valley township. His great-grandfather, Dewalt Snyder, was of German birth, and settled in Turkey-Foot township about the close of the revolutionary war. But little is known of his history further than that he was of sturdy habits and a thrifty and successful farmer. His eldest son Michael, was born in Turkey-Foot in 1787. He removed to Brothers Valley where he died in 1871. He married Catherine Hay; two sons were born to them, Peter and George. Peter was born in Brothers Valley, in 1811, where he died in 1836, at the age of twenty-five years. His wife was Elizabeth Meyers. They reared a family of four children, the eldest of whom was Samuel, the subject of this sketch. At the time of his fathers decease Samuel was a lad of five years. He was reared by his paternal grandfather, Michael Snyder, with whom he remained until he was seventeen years of age, when he was apprenticed to the trade of a blacksmith. In 1853 he removed to Friends, where he now resides, and established himself in business. Four years later, he was married to Miss Sarah, daughter of Valentine Shaffer, one of the prominent farmers of the township. Since coming to Friends Judge Snyder has lead a quiet, uneventful life, devoting himself wholly to his business and the cares of his family. While he has taken proper interest in political matters, he has never been an office seeker, although he has been called upon to fill several positions of trust and responsibility. For ten years he served his fellow townsmen as magistrate, and in 1881 he received the republican nomination for associate judge, and was elected by a handsome majority. In this position as in others he has discharged the duties of his office with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of all. Deprived of an education in books, he has nevertheless proved an apt pupil in that other school in which the teachers are observations and experience, and in every way well qualified for the position he holds. Social, genial and courteous, he is highly esteemed as a man and citizen. He is an exemplary member of the Lutheran church.
Family links: 
  Peter J. Snyder (1813 - 1838)
  Sarah Shaffer Snyder (1829 - 1919)
  Lizzie Snyder Zimmerman (1860 - 1942)*
  Emma M. Snyder (1863 - 1924)*
  Minnie B. Snyder (1868 - 1924)*
  William Peter Snyder (____ - 1866)*
  Samuel Snyder (1834 - 1895)
*Calculated relationship
IOOF Cemetery
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Les Snyder
Record added: Sep 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116729616
Judge Samuel Snyder
Added by: Les Snyder
Judge Samuel Snyder
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Judge Samuel Snyder
Added by: Les Snyder
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