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Daniel Charles Snyder
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Birth: May 10, 1793
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1838
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Died on the Steam Boat "Moselle", when it exploded.



The Moselle was a riverboat constructed in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was built between December 1, 1837 and March 31, 1838. The Moselle was considered one of the fastest river boats in operation at the time, having completed a record setting two day, sixteen hour trip between Cincinnati and St. Louis. On April 25, 1838, the Moselle, piloted by Captain Isaac Perin, suffered a boiler explosion just east of Cincinnati, killing 160 of the estimated 280-300 passengers. The boat had just pulled away from a dock near the neighborhood of Fulton, when all four boilers simultaneously suffered a catastrophic failure resulting in the total destruction of the ship from the paddlewheels to the bow. The ship drifted approximately 100 yards before sinking to the bottom of the Ohio river. Negligence may have been a factor in the explosion: many eyewitness reports claimed that Captain Perin had intended to race another riverboat at the time of the explosion, and therefore the pressure in the boilers was excessively high. Source: Wikipedia 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth McMahan Zornes (1795 - 1861)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Snyder (1816 - 1888)*
  Kane Charles Snyder (1817 - 1883)*
  Abner Snyder (1822 - 1887)*
  Sarah E Snyder Parker (1830 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Steam Boat "Moselle" Explosion
 
Created by: Odette
Record added: Aug 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28877961
 


- Richard & Deborah Snyder
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015

- Stoneseeker23
 Added: Jun. 24, 2012

- Odette
 Added: Sep. 20, 2011
 
 
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