Robert H. Snowberger, one of the successful
farmers and landowners of Northeast Indiana, was
a veteran of the Civil war, and for over half a century has been identified with different agricultural
communities in Steuben and DeKalb counties.
He comes from a family of well known prominence in this section of Indiana, being a son of
David and Evelyn (Haughey) Snowberger.
Robert H. Snowberger was born in Ashland
County, Ohio, December 19, 1845, but grew up in
Steuben County, acquiring his education in the California district school in Steuben Township. He was
not yet eighteen years of age when on August 4,
1863, he enlisted in Company D of the Seventh Indiana Cavalry. He was in service for more than two
years, receiving his honorable discharge February
2, 1866. He participated in the campaign in Mississippi, involving the battles of Okolona and Guntown,
and saw much other active service. After his return
from the army Mr. Snowberger did some ditching
work for a year and a half, then bought a small
stretch of land in Steuben Township, a few years
later moved to DeKalb County, and remained there
a year and a half, again moved to Steuben Township and then located on the farm where he had
previously lived in DeKalb County, and remained
there nine years. His next place was a farm of 200
acres in Pleasant Township of Steuben County, and
that was his home and the scene of his activities
for the next twenty-nine years. After leaving there
Mr. Snowberger and his family lived in Angola for
a year, and in March, 1918, he moved to his present
place in Jamestown Township. His efforts have
been prospered, and at the present time he owns
about 359 acres in Pleasant and Jamestown townships.
Mr. Snowberger is a member of the Grand Army
of the Republic. He married in 1867 Maria Lacey,
daughter of Thomas Lacey. Some of the records
of the Lacey family are found on other pages.
Mrs. Snowberger, who died in 1909, was the
mother of five children, the first two dying in in-
fancy. Those living are : Gary M. a dentist at Hudson; Grace A. the wife of Homer Brown; and Fred
who also follows the profession of dentistry. Mr.
Snowberger married for his second wife Mrs. Clara
("History of Northeast Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties," Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1920)
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