Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Reeve John B. Snyder[1]

Male 1832 - 1885  (52 years)


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  • Name John B. Snyder 
    Prefix Reeve 
    Born 24 Oct 1832  Near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve of Woolwich Township 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    school teacher 
    Residence 1859  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Residence 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Merchant 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Merchant 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office 1879  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden of the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Merchant 
    Eby ID Number 00106-6206 
    Died 9 Sep 1885  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Cause: Blood Poisoning 10 days 
    Buried Calvary United Brethern Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I101  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2021 

    Father Jacob J. Snider,   b. 15 Jan 1794, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1862, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Magdalena W. Bauman,   b. 20 Apr 1798, , Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1850  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F2039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Snider,   b. 2 Oct 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1894  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1859  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. William Henry Snyder,   b. 7 Apr 1860, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1921  (Age 61 years)
     2. Clara S. Snyder,   b. 24 Oct 1861, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1912, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Alfred Snyder,   b. 25 Nov 1864, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1929  (Age 64 years)
     4. Noah Snyder,   b. 31 Dec 1867, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1924, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Alice Snyder,   b. 29 Nov 1870, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Israel David Snyder,   b. 4 Jul 1874, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Charles Andrew Snyder,   b. 13 Jul 1876, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1878  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John B. Snyder, "the eldest son of Jacob Snyder, Jr., and his second wife, Magdalena, Bowman, was born near Bloomingdale, October 24th, 1832. His boyhood days were spent on the farm during the summer, and during the winter he attended the public school of the neighborhood, receiving such an education as the schools then furnished. Being of a studious nature, he improved his time so well that he soon surpassed all the other members of his class. Having an idea of the advantages of a good education, his father had him placed in the Rockwood Acadamy where he remained for several terms. By the time he attained the age of seventeen years he was qualified to teach in our public schools. he taught for a short time then commenced life as a clerk. About the year 1855 he and his brother, Joseph, entered into partnership and opened a large store in Winterbourne where they did a successful business. In 1862 Mr. Snyder sold out his interest in the business and went to Conestogo where he, in partnership with Mr. Noah S. Bowman, opened a large and well stocked store. The partnership existed until 1872 when it was dissolved and Mr. Snyder retired from business for some time. In 1874 he moved to St. Jacobs where he again entered into the mercantile business, following it until he death which took place September 9th, 1885. Mr. Snyder's experience in the municipal council for Woolwich Township extended over a number of year, many of which he served as reeve, and was also warden of the county of Waterloo. In 1859 he was united in matrimony with Sarah, daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Snider) Snider. She was born October 12nd, 1840, and died October 14th, 1894. To them were born seven children"

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Death of Mr. J. B. Snyder, Reeve of Woolwich

      We deeply regret to announce the death of this well-known resident of the County of Waterloo, which took place at his residence, St. Jacobs, on Tuesday evening last. The circumstances attending Mr. Snyder's death are very peculiar. Some week ago his wife had what was apparently a felon on her finger, and while it was discharging Mr. Snyder was in the habit of dressing it for her. At this time he had a scratch on one of his fingers, and the virus from the discharging wound on his wife's hand must have entered this scratch, for about Wednesday of last week his finger commenced to swell. This swelling rapidly extended up his arm, and toward the close of the week all the symptoms of blood poisoning were present. The best available medical aid was secured, but the poison had obtained too firm a held on his system, and he succumbed as we have stated on Tuesday evening.

      Mr. Snyder was one of the most prominent men in the township of Woolwich, and was widely known throughout the entire North Riding. He had occupied the position of Reeve of the Township for a great many years, and could apparently have retained it as long as he wished. He always took a leading part in the discussions at the County Council, and was universally respected by the members of that body. His death will remove a central figure from Woolwich Township, and it will be hard indeed to fill his place. Mr. Snyder was engaged in the mercantile business in St. Jacobs, and was n the 53rd year of his age at the time of his death.

      Galt Reporter Sep 11 1885 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 133.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 322.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 87.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 51.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 9.

    6. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 1 Page 4.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Snyder, 27, res. Woolwich, b. Waterloo, son of Jacob and Magdalena (Bowman), married 9 Oct 1859 Sarah Snyder, 18, res. Waterloo, b, Waterloo, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth

    8. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, C., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, C. (1832). John B Snyder (1832-1885) - Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 15 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18516745/john-b-snyder.

    9. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Snyder, aged 27 of Woolwich Twp. born Waterloo Twp. son of Jacob Snyder and Magdalena Bowmann married 9 Oct 1859 to Sarah Snyder aged 18 of Waterloo Twp born Waterloo Twp daughter of Henry Snyder and Elsbth Snyder.

    10. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 323.

    11. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 18 Oct 1859.
      6 Oct 1859 By the Rev. F. W. Bindeman, at Berlin on the 6th inst. John Snyder, to Sarah Snyder of Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve of Woolwich Township - - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - school teacher - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1859 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Merchant - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden of the County of Waterloo - 1879 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Blood Poisoning 10 days - 9 Sep 1885 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Calvary United Brethern Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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