Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mayor William Snider

Mayor William Snider[1]

Male 1845 - 1915  (69 years)

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  • Name William Snider 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 26 Oct 1845  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Business Union Mills - William Snider & Co., Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union Mills 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Laborer 
    Elected Office 1873  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Elected Office 1880  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve-Councillor - Waterloo 
    Elected Office 1881  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Miller 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office 1885  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Waterloo 
    Elected Office 1888  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Elected Office 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Waterloo 
    Rsrch. Note
    • William Snider, 1845 - 1915

      A list of Snider's business involvement suggests his influence within the community. He was president of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company, director for 10 years of the Mutual Life Assurance Company (Clarica), and vice-president of Waterloo Manufacturing Company. He was a charter member of the Waterloo Board of Trade, a member of the Waterloo Horticultural Society and sat on the Waterloo Board of Park Management from 1890-1906. Snider first served on village council beginning in 1873. He continued as alderman for another two years when the Town of Waterloo was incorporated in 1876. From 1878-1881 Snider held the position of town reeve. He was elected mayor in 1885-1886 and again in 1891-1892. During his two terms in office, Snider was instrumental in establishing a weekly market in the basement of the Town Hall, in creating a formal Town Fire Company and in securing the installation of gas lighting. Under his guidance, Council also approved a proposal by the town's first mayor Moses Springer to commission portraits of former mayors for display in the Council Chambers. From City of Waterloo's website 2005_________________________________________________________________________
    Name Wilhelm Schneider  [5
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Miller 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturer Miller 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Miller Cleaner 
    Waterloo-WilliamSnider-Miller-Advert-1912.JPG
    Waterloo-WilliamSnider-Miller-Advert-1912.JPG
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00106-5865 
    Died 6 Mar 1915 
    Person ID I21196  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Rev. Elias Snider,   b. 3 Sep 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Hannah Bingeman,   b. 1 Aug 1815, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1893  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 11
    Family ID F1844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Ann Bauman,   b. 20 Apr 1846, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Jun 1867  [4, 12
    Children 
     1. Susannah Snider,   b. 24 Feb 1874,   d. 9 Mar 1874  (Age 0 years)
     2. Alberta Snider,   b. 23 Jul 1875,   d. 26 Dec 1876  (Age 1 years)
     3. Minnie Alberta Snider,   b. 23 Jul 1875,   d. 26 Dec 1876  (Age 1 years)
     4. Elma Priscilla Snider,   b. 1 Feb 1878, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Clara May Snider,   b. 21 Jul 1880, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Frederick William Snider,   b. 18 Feb 1886, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Faith M. Gribble,   b. 31 Oct 1874, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Ralph Edward Snider,   b. Jul 1904, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Else Snider,   b. Feb 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F185822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lydia Ann Bauman,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Jan 1867  [10
    Children 
     1. Elma Snider,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Clara Snider,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frederick Snider,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F249426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Mayor William Snider
    Mayor William Snider

  • Notes 
    • William Snider, "was born October 26th, 1845. When a young man he entered his father's mills in the town of Waterloo where he served his apprenticeship as miller and has been connected with the mills ever since. In 1879 he, in company with Mr. A. Kraft, purchased the valuable mills (known as Union Mills) from his father and has since built additions to it and has made improvements in the latest and most improved machinery so as to have a daily capacity of nearly 300 barrels of flour of the most superior quality. He has served his town and county in the municipal council for a number of years, serving in the capacity as councillor for seven years, reeve for three years, warden of the county one year, and mayor for two years. On June 11th, 1867, he was married to Lydia Ann Bowman. They reside in the town of Waterloo and have had a family as follows"


      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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      WILLIAM SNIDER, Warden of the County of Waterloo, is one of the most enterprising and progressive business men of Waterloo, the town of his present residence as well of his birth, which event occurred in 1845. He is a son of Elias Snider, whose connection with the milling interests of this town have been before adverted to. William is one of a family of twelve children, eight of whom were sons. He learned the milling trade in his youth, and has ever since continued his connection therewith, being senior member of the firm of William Snider & Co., whose business is extensive and successful. Mr. Snider has been for some years an active participant in municipal affairs, as a result of which he now holds the Wardenship of the county ; and in all other matters of local or general interest, he has ever made his influence felt in promoting the material, intellectual or moral status of the community in which he resides.


      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsell & Co., Toronto, Ont. 1881

  • 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..., 268.

    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..., 272.

    3. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-8 Page 5.

    4. [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..., 123.

    5. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Elias Schneider and Hannah Bingeman Family Bible.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 17.

    7. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 37.

    8. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 47 Pg. 8.

    9. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 79.

    10. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 42.

    11. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 12 Nov 1835:12.
      last Tuesday Rev B. Eby m. Elias Schneider (son of Jacob Schneider, miller) to Hannah Bingeman, both of Waterloo.

    12. [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..., 273.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Oct 1845 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Union Mills - - Union Mills - William Snider & Co., Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1873 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve-Councillor - Waterloo - 1880 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1881 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Waterloo - 1885 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1888 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Waterloo - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer Miller - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller Cleaner - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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