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The SNYDER Family

This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on SNYDER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Snyder family. They are Grace Curtis' Fahl-Fall and Allied Families: Abernathy, Barbee, Barlow, Byerley, Carle, Cassity, Christman, Eby, Frantz, Hornaday, Judy, Leedy, Leslie, Luke, Markey, Ozias, Powell, Ross, Snivley, Snyder, Taylor, Trotter, Weikel, Witt, and Others and Vaneta Horlacher's Family of John and Anna Margaret Lowald Snyder of Northampton and Centre Counties Pennsylvania.

There are 48 different first-name entries for Snyder in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' SNYDER neighbors in 1890:


Austin B., retired--115 W. Bishop
	Mary S.
	George P. 17
Daniel N., 30, laborer--430 N. Allegheny
	Mary A.
	Gilbert 5
	Donald 10 mos.

In BOGGS Township:

B.F., 63, tanner--Wingate
	Mary A.
	James H.
	George C. 22
	Eugene 20
	William 18
David, 68, laborer--Milesburg
Jacob C., 31, operator--Milesburg
	Clarence 6

In COLLEGE Township:

Abraham, 75, retired--Houserville
	Barbara M.
Mifflin, 42, merchant--State College
	Sarah J.
	Ira 13
	John 12
	Carl 7

In CURTIN Township:

Samuel, farmer--Romola

In FERGUSON Township:

Charles, 66, farmer--Pine Grove Mills
	Nancy M.
Henry M. 57, farmer--Pine Grove Mills
	Maria B.
John, 35, farmer--Pine Grove Mills
	Valeria R.
	Charles 12
	Mary M.
	James 8
	Francis G. 6
	Grover C. 5
	Maud E.
	Blanche V.	

In GREGG Township:

F.W.E., 30, farmer--Spring Mills*
	Barbara E.
	Charles 6
	Lottie E.
	John 1
(This family listed twice; in 2nd listing he is called Frank W. E., and age is given as 31)
Jesse, 51, laborer--Penn Hall
	Mary A.
	William 8
	Calvin R. 15
	John A. 19
Solomon G., 57, blacksmith--Spring Mills
	Sarah J.
	Aninum H. 19
	Warren V. 10
	Elsie R.
Ulysses, 47, laborer--Spring Mills
	Dora C.
	Harry C. 6
	Melone J. 4

In HAINES Township:

Henry W., 51, farmer--Woodward
Ira E., 50, farmer--Coburn
	Samuel 15
	Thomas 13
	Charlie 10
	Daniel 7
	Eddie 4
John D., 33, laborer--Woodward
	Calvin 10
	Clayton 8
	George 6
	Cleveland 4
	Robert 2
Mary M.--Woodward
William J., 23, farmer--Woodward
	Reno 11 mos.

In HARRIS Township:

David E., 25, blacksmith--Linden Hall
	Blanche I.
Robert W., 3--Linden Hall

In LIBERTY Township:

Henry A., 57, postmaster--Blanchard
	Susan E.
	Cora B.
	Maud E.
	Mabel G.
Jacob E., 58, dentist--Blanchard
	Susan M.
Thompson A., 46, farmer--Blanchard
	Mary E.
	John E.
	George B. 14
William, 82, retired--Blanchard
	Sarah E.
William H. 49, civil engineer--Blanchard
	Laura E.
	William B. 5
	Helen V.
	John 1 mo.

In MILES Township:

John W., 39, farmer--Rebersburg
	Sophia E.
	Annie E.
	Charles H. 14
	Mary E.
	John W. 11
	Benjamin F. 10
	Darsen L. 8
	Florence E.


Effie A.

In MILLHEIM Borough:

Eva G.
	Charles W. 19
	George S. 17


Eliza--3rd St.

In POTTER Township:

Elizabeth--Centre Hall
John H., 49, farmer--Centre Hall
	Mary A.
	Milton B. 21
	Lizzie M.
	Esther M.
William E., 57, farmer--Centre Hall
	Sarah A.
	Martha J.
	Mabel A.

In SPRING Township:

Samuel F., 20, shoemaker--Bellefonte
	Mary A.

In WALKER Township:

Lillie C.--Spring Mills