Snitchler Family Records

First Generation

Henry Snitzler was born in Holland in 1781. He was on board "his Britannic Majesty Brig of war called "Peacock" under command of captain William Peake when it was attacked by the United States Sloop of War, the "Hornet". The Hornet was under the command of Captain James Lawrence*, when on February 24, 1813 off the Demarara River near British Guyana in South America, encountered the Peacock. The two ships sailed toward each other, exchanged a broadside of cannon fire, reversed direction and then fired a second broadside of cannon fire. The Peacock's captain and several men were killed or mortally wounded. The Peacock surrendered at 5.39 p.m., anchored, was boarded by Lieutenant John T. Shubrick and was found to be sinking. Within a few minutes, she sank. The Hornet then sailed north and arrived at Holmes' Hole in Martha's Vineyard on March 19, 1813, and then went on to New York where Henry was set at liberty and came to live in Hempstead in Rockland County, New York. Henry married Jannetje Meyer, daughter of Daniel Meyer and Jannetje Van Houten on September 15, 1814 in Kakiat, Rockland County, New York. Jane, the daughter of Gerrit Van Houten and Jannetje Blauvelt, was born January 27, 1782 at Kakiat, New York. and baptized Feb 24, 1782 at Clarkstown, New York..Gerrit Van Houten was the son of Klaus Tenisse Van Houten and Margritje Pieters Haringh. Jannetje Blauvelt was the daughter of Isaac Johannes Blauvelt and Elizabeth Meyer.

Please reference: Van Houten genealogy and the Richard L. Caldwell Family genealogy and the Dutch Reformed Church Records dating back to 1604 in Holland.

In 1817 Daniel Meyer died. The county commisioners met at Rockland County Clerks Office in New City, New York on November 4, to partition the land and estate of Daniel Meyers to his children. By the 1820 census Henry was listed as a farmer, along with one male (Daniel born February 18, 1818) under ten years of age, one female under 10 years of age (Margaret born February 20, 1820), and his wife (Jane Meyer Snitchler). On March 5, 1821, Hendrick Snetchler, yeoman, and wife Jane sold 15-50/100 acres of land to Abraham Iseman for $515.00. Henry petitioned April 15, 1823 for citizenship. In 1825, a son William was born to Henry and Jane. On February 8, 1828, Henry and Jane Snitsler sold land containing 13 acres and 21 poles to Sally Bogert. Later, on the 1850 census of Silver Lake, Pennsylvania; we again find Henry at age sixty-nine, his wife Jane at age seventy, sons Daniel age thirty-two and William ( born November 1825) age twenty-five. No Mention is made of the female sibling, Margaret, at this time; leaving questions about her demise and/or marriage. In the next pages I will tell, to the best of my knowledge , the history of the descendants of Henry and Jannetje Meyer Snitchler.

Note* Lawrence, James (1781-1813), American naval officer, born in Burlington, New Jersey. He joined the U.S. Navy as a midshipman at the age of 17 and in 1802 was commissioned lieutenant. He participated in the war against Tripoli in 1804. He was promoted to master commandant in 1811 and to captain two years later. During the War of 1812, Lawrence commanded the Hornet, which defeated the British vessel Peacock. On May 6, 1813, he was given command of the frigate Chesapeake, which on June 1, 1813, engaged the British frigate Shannon in a 15-minute battle off the Massachusetts coast. The Chesapeake was heavily damaged and captured. Lawrence, although fatally wounded, issued a final command: "Tell the men to fire faster and not to give up the ship; fight her till she sinks.

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Second Generation

REGARDING THE CHILDREN OF HENRY AND JANE MEYER SNITCHLER

Daniel Snitchler, the first son of Henry and Jane Meyer Snitchler, was born February 18, 1818 at Hempstead, New York. By 1850 he was with his parents and brother William at Silver Lake, Pennsylvania. He married Helen Huntley, daughter of Alvin and Eliza Huntley, on July 19, 1851 at Bridgewater, Pa. The ceremony was presided over by Gilbert Warner Esquire. Their children are as follows:

1. William Henry Snitchler was born August 15, 1852 probably in Susquehanna County, Pa.

2. Eliza J. Snitchler was born July 22, 1854 probably in Steuben County, New York.

3. Joseph H. Snitchler was born March 7, 1856 in New York.

4. Silas Snitchler was born January 4, 1861 at Vestal, New York.

5. George Snitchler was born February 22, 1863 at Vestal, New York.

6. Sarah Snitchler was born October 10, 1867 in Broome County, New York.

7. Daniel Snitchler was born April 3, 1870 at Sanford, New York and died October 7, 1872 at Sanford, New York.

8. Alice M. Snitchler was born January 9, 1873 at Sanford, New York.

By 1870 the family had moved to Sanford, New York. They attended the Harpursville Methodist Church at Doraville, New York and are listed on several church meetings.Helen Huntley Snitchler died December 10, 1881.

By 1896, Daniel was living with his son Joseph at Centerville, New York. This could have been Daniel and Helen's home. Twenty acres was purchased for $200.00 on May 16, 1876. The land bordered that of William Snitchler on the South. Daniel Snitchler died January 2, 1899 in the town of Colesville, New York of LaGrippe. He is buried next to his wife and sons George, William , Daniel and Joseph at Plains Cemetery in Ninevah, New York.

Margaret Snitchler, the only daughter of Henry and Jane Snitchler, was born 1820 at Hempstead, New York in Rockland County. Nothing else is known about her at this writing.

William Snitchler, the second son of Henry and Jane Snitchler, was born 1825 in New York. He probably married Alice Margaret McIntyre, the daughter of John and Mary Phiness McIntyre, c1871 in New York. Their children are as follows: Eveline Snitchler was born May 1971 in New York. Eveline married Charles W. Bowen C1891 quite possibly in Virginia. Their children are as follows: Alpha D Bowen was born March 1892 in Virginia. Henrietta E. Bowen was born April 1894 in Virginia. Alice E. Bowen was born 1896 in Virginia. John M. Bowen was born June 1898 also in Virginia. It is not known when William Snitchler died, but Alice Snitchler never remarried and lived beyond 1933 in Binghamton, New York.

Third Generation

REGARDING THE CHILDREN OF DANIEL AND HELEN HUNTLEY SNITCHLER:

William Henry Snitchler, the first son of Daniel and Helen Snitchler, was born Aug. 15, 1852 in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary C. Ferguson, daughter of Heman and Delia Carrol Ferguson in New York; date unknown at this writing. Their children are as follows:

1. Elsie M. Snitchler was born in Broome County, New York c1875.

2. Edgar J. Snitchler was born October 28, 1877 at Harpursville, New York

3. Burton Raymond Snitchler was born September 28, 1879 at Harpursville, N.Y.

Mary Ferguson Snitchler was born October 14,1854 in Broome County, New York, and died January 23, 1922 in New York. William married Ella Whitford on August 22, 1925 at Madison, New York. She was the daughter of Ward Akerly and Mary McAuley. Ella Whitford was born in St. John, New Brunswick. Her age at the time of the marriage was sixty-eight. William Snitchler died October 11, 1928 and is buried at Plains Cemetery in Ninevah, New York.

ELIZA J. SNITCHLER, the first daughter of Daniel and Helen Huntley Snitchler, was born July 22, 1854 at Vestal, New York. She grew up in Vestal and married John Henry Seeley, the son of William and Rebecca Cronk Seeley, on September 19, 1868 at Port Crane, New York. The service was presided over by E.J.. Hickox J.P. Their children are as follows:

1. William Seeley born January 1870 at Vestal, New York. He died in 1907 and is buried at Riverside Cemetery at Union, New York. Next of kin was listed as Pricilla Anne.

2. Edward Seeley born December 1872 at Broome County, New York and died April 1, 1878 in Binghamton, NewYork.

3. Lillian B. Seeley born July 1878 in Binghamton, New York. She married James E. Coleman, son of (father unknown) and her mother May Rochford, on March 12, 1898 in Binghamton, New York. James E. Coleman was 29 years old and a teamster at the time of the marriage. The service was presided over by Rev. F. J. Salmon.

John Seeley was born June 27, 1848 at Vestal, New York. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He mustered in January 1, 1864 at Richmond, Va. He was wounded on the left side of his head by a bayonet on June 10, 1864 in the battle of Cold Harbor. He mustered out with his company (Co. H. 89th Infantry, New York, Volunteers) on August 3, 1865 at Richmond, Va.

John Seeley was a teamster, and by the 1875 census he had three boarders living with his family. John and Eliza applied for, and received John"s civil war pension at a rate of $12.00 per month commencing July 2 1907. John Seeley died December 3, 1909 of pneumonia at his home at 4 Rush Ave,, Binghamton, New York.

Eliza married Jonathon D. French, the son of John and Fanny Morse French, on January 10, 1911 at Binghamton City Hall by Rev. George H. Thompson. Jonathon was the widower of Mary L. Simpkins whom he married on July 10, 1864 at Union, New York by Reverend Dwight Walker. Their children are as follows

1. George W. French born August 27, 1870.

2. John French born March 19, 1878

Brother Franklin Arthur French and granddaughter Mabel Frances Seeley witnessed the ceremony. It is not known when Jonathon French died, but Eliza died November 13, 1926 as a widow from a cerebral hemorrhage. Sarah Male, her sister and neighbor at 1 Rush Ave. signed her death certificate. Eliza is buried at Jensen Hill Road Cemetery near John Seeley, his parents, and his brothers Edward and Peter.

Joseph H. Snitchler, the second son of Daniel and Helen Snitchler, was born March 7,1856 in New York. He was raised in Vestal, New York. He married Ella J. Fowler, the daughter of Hiram Alfonzo and Lydia A. Packard Fowler, on March 31, 1877 at Coventry, New York. She was born February 24, 1857 at Chenango County, New York. Ella was crippled by a fall at age 5. Their children are as follows:

1. Lewis Clyde Snitchler born January 13, 1881 at Sanford, New York.

2. Lena May Snitchler born May 7, 1883 at Sanford, New York.

3. Lloyd Earl Snitchler born January 31, 1885 in New York and died at age 13 on March 13, 1898. He is buried at Plains Cemetery in Ninevah, New York.

4. Earnest Clair Snitchler born September 27, 1886 in New York and died on February 10, 1898 and is also buried at Plains Cemetery at Ninevah, N.Y.

5. Ina Pearl Snitchler born April 21, 1890 in New York.

6. George Alvin Snitchler born June 20. 1894 at Doraville, New York.

Ella Fowler Snitchler died Sunday morning, October 16, 1910, at her home on Thornhill in Colesville, New York. She is buried at Plains Cemetery in Ninevah, New York. Joseph H. Snitchler married Charlotte Eldridge, daughter of Tyler and Louise Hine. Further information can be acquired from the Ambrose Hine Genealogy (1975). Joseph Snitchler died on July 29, 1912 at his home in Colesville, New York. He is buried at Plains Cemetery in Ninevah, New York. Due to the lack of a last will and testament, Charlotte Eldridge Snitchler applied for the letter of Administration at the Surrogate Court in Broome County, New York. Further information of her is unknown at this writing.

Silas Snitchler, the third son of Daniel and Helen Snitchler , was born January 5,1861 in Vestal , New York. He attended school in Sanford, New York. By 1880, he was working as a farm hand for the Philo Howe family in Sanford. He later moved to Marshfield in Tioga County, Pennsylvania where he met Estella Fearby the daughter of John and Polly Anne Whipple* Fearby*. They were married at Redeemer Church in Addison, New York on September 23, 1890. Their children are as follows:

1. Wilbur Thomas Snitchler was born on May 20,1892 in Marshfield, Pa.

2. Reo Arthur Snitchler was born April 29, 1896 in Marshfield, Pa.

3. Viola Snitchler was born March 24, 1899 in Marshfield, Pa/

4. Clarence Eugene was born August 9, 1903 in Marshfield, Pa.

The family moved to Oakfield, New York about 1907 where Silas had a farm. In 1909, Silas was working at a gypsum mill. In the early 1920's the family moved to Southfield, Michigan where Wilbur had preceded them and prepared a home. Silas was a farmer and carpenter. He died July 16, 1936 as the result of a fall suffered while roofing a two story home in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Estella was born on October 2, 1872 in Medina, New York. She died on March 19, 1950 in Southfield, Michigan and is buried near Silas at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan.

George H. Snitchler, the fourth son of Daniel and Helen Snitchler was born February 22, 1863 in Vestal, New York. By 1880, he was living with the James W. Weeks family in Sanford, New York. He married Lucetta (last name Unknown). They had a child.

1. Randy Snitchler born August 1886 and died September 16, 1887 of convulsions at the age of one year, fifteen days.

George Snitchler died August 6, 1887 in Masonville, New York as the result of kick from a horse. His home was in Afton, New York at the time of his death. He is buried at Plains Cemetery in Ninevah, New York. Lucetta was born in Sanford, New York according to the death certificate of her son Randy.

Sarah Amelia Snitchler, the second daughter of Daniel and Helen Snitchler, was born October 10, 1867 in Broome County, New York. By age 14, she was a servant for Mr. Monroe Ricard, the town blacksmith; along with his wife Libbie and son Burt in Colesville, New York. . She married Frank Simeon Male, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Male, on August 28, 1883 at Deposit, New York. Their children are as follows:

1. Claude Rexford Male born May 1, 1885 at Deposit, New York.

2. Charles Edgar Male was born September 2, 1886 at Deposit, New York.

3 Edwin Lee Male was born February 18, 1891 at Deposit, New York.

4. Ethel Agnes Male born December 11, 1895 at Deposit, New York

Frank Simeon Male died 1921 at Deposit, New York. He is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery near his parents. Sarah Male never remarried and died August 22, 1951 and is buried at Vestal Hills Cemetery in Vestal, New York.

Daniel Snitchler, the fifth son of Daniel and Helen Snitchler, was born April 3, 1870 at Sanford, New York and died October 7, 1872 at Sanford, New York. He is buried at Plains Cemetery in Ninevah, New York.

Alice M. Snitchler, the third daughter of Daniel and Helen Snitchler, was born January 9, 1873 at Colesville, New York. She married David Haight, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Haight, on February 5, 1892 at Ninevah, New York. Their children are as follows:

1. Jenny Ruth Haight was born January 25, 1893 at Great Bend, Pennsylvania. She married Frank Edson Atwell on February 2, 1910. Their children are as follows Gladys Emma Atwell born March 25, 1913 in Windsor, New York: Francia J. Atwell born July 5, 1917 in Windsor, New York and died May 11, 1958; Ada Dorothy Atwell was born January 22, 1919 in Windsor, New York. She married Marvin L. Russell on September 12, 1946. Joyce Marjorie Atwell was born December 5, 1925 and married Whitney Reud Titus on March 1, 1914.

2. Eva Bessie Haight was born April 18, 1895 at Great Bend, Pennsylvania. She married Arthur Ives on October 13, 1913 probably in New York. Their children are as follows: Clayton W. Ives was born August 20, 1915 and married Grace Vining June 1, 1946. Alice Evelyn Ives was born July 1, 1917 and married Arthur George Burnhart on March 16, 1935. A. Roger Ives was born March 7, 1919 and died October 13, 1979. Louis Otis Ives was born February 20, 1921. Jeanne Rachel Ives was born February 16, 1929. And Richard Darwin Ives was born January 14, 1932. Arthur Ives was born January 16, 1887 and died March 25, 1956. Eva Bessie Haight Ives died in March of 1973.

David Haight was born June 20, 1838 in Delaware County, New York and died June 15, 1896 in Great Bend, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Great Bend, Pa.

Alice Snitchler Haight married Charles Youngs in 1897 in Great Bend, Pa. He was the son of John Youngs and his mother's maiden name was Silliman. Their children are as follows:

1. Earl Youngs was born July 28, 1898 in Windsor, New York. He married Florence Flint who was born February 8, 1900. Their children are as follows: Lavern Youngs was born January 13, 1918 and who died July 23, 1963 in Great Bend, Pa.; Albert Youngs was born February 13, 1920 and married Sarah Janet Philley May 15, 1945; and Louis Youngs was born September 16, 1925. Earl Youngs died in 1954.

2. Helen Etta Youngs born February 25, 1904 in Windsor, New York. She married Morris Sokolinsky on June 7, 1938 at City Hall, New York City. He was born November 17, 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Benjamin and Debra Shabalski Sokolinsky. Their children are as follows: Robert Youngs Sokolinsky born September 22, 1940 in New York City, who married Shirley Lake on April 4, 1964; and Ruth Alice Sokolinsky was born April 21, 1945 in Binghamton, New York who married Richard Jackson on July 29, 1969 at Peekskill, New York. Their children are as follows: Tara Helene Jackson was born October 16, 1970 at Peekskill, New York and Alice McKenzie Jackson was born February 14, 1973 also at Peekskill, New York.

Charles Youngs was born December 17, 1857 in Fenton, New York and died December 29, 1943 in Great Bend, Pa. He is buried at Newan Cemetery in Great Bend, Pa. Alice Snitchler Youngs died March 5, 1965 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Great Bend, Pa.

Note: In the 1900 census, a son Lyman Youngs age 11, born Aug 1888 was shown in the family as adopted.

Below is a small picture of a family reunion taken in 1925 in the Binghamton, New York area. Click on the thumbnail to see a full-sized version of the image.
family reunion

This thumbnail leads to a picture of Helen (Huntley) Snitchler, wife of Daniel Snitchler, taken in 1879. Clicking on it will bring up a full-sized version of the photo.
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Submitted by Chuck Snitchler
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