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

Rachel Snider

Female 1863 - 1940  (76 years)


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  • Name Rachel Snider 
    Born 23 Jul 1863  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Rachel Shoemaker 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical 
    Residence 1921  49 Bingeman St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1921  49 Bingeman St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number 00106-6139 
    Died 22 Jun 1940  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I21063  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father David S. Snider,   b. 7 Mar 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1900, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Leah Snyder,   b. 29 Apr 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1900  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F5145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josiah W. Shoemaker,   b. 29 Oct 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1938, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Erma Shoemaker,   b. 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1981, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Clara Shoemaker,   b. 8 Mar 1898, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F5734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Rachel Snider, "was born July 23rd, 1863. She is unmarried and resides at home with her parents."

      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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      "Judgment for the plaintiff, Washington Bricker, Waterloo, as executor of the $40,000 estate of Rachel Shoemaker, who resided on Bingeman street, in an action for the probate of the will was delivered today by County Judge E.W. Clement. The judgment finds that Rachel Shoemaker was possessed of 'testimentary capacity' at the time the will was executed and at 'all material times'.

      Evidence was given at the time of the hearing that Mrs. Shoemaker had been mentally ill previous to her death. Mrs. Shoemaker, according to evidence given for the plaintiff, made her will in Elmira, April 12,1938. She died June 22, 1940.

      Josiah Shoemaker, her husband, who predeceased her, left his estate to be divided equally between his widow and his daughter, Erma, with the result that Mrs. Shoemaker's estate was augmented by $22,000. When she made her own will, according to court finding, she was disposing of an estate of about $16,000, consisting of four mortgages, two bonds and some cash in the bank.

      Evidence for the plaintiff brought out that the peculiar actions and conduct of Mrs. Shoemaker during the time of her husband's illness was due to jealousy on her part over other people looking after and caring for her sick husband."

      Hannes Schneider book pg 336

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      "(Elmira) Mrs. Rachel Shoemaker, 76, widow of the late Josiah Shoemaker, died today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Israel Groff, Hempton St. She was a member of Zion Evangelical church, Kitchener. Her husband predeceased her two years ago.

      Surviving are a daughter, Miss Erma Shoemaker of Kitchener, Mrs. Groff of Elmira..."

      KW Record obit. of Sat., June 22, 1940

  • 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..., 314.

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 2.

    3. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      (Rachel Snider / 1863-1940 / beloved wife of / Josiah W. Shoemaker

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 35.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 62.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 26 Pg 8.

    7. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 8.

    8. [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..., 318.

    9. [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..., 312.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society Report 36.
      David Shneider and Leah Shneider, both of Waterloo. 15 Oct. 1844. Wit. Christian Shneider and Jacob Shneider.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1863 - 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 MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1940 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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