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

Amos W. Snyder[1, 2]

Male 1849 - 1897  (47 years)


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  • Name Amos W. Snyder 
    Born 16 Apr 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00106-6195 
    Died 7 Mar 1897  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I22160  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Moses B. Snyder,   b. 12 Mar 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1868, East Of Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wismer,   b. 28 Mar 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1909  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1847  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 11
    Family ID F3948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Snyder,   b. CA 1823,   d. Bef 1891  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wismer,   b. 28 Mar 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1909  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F254646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia K. Shantz,   b. 17 Aug 1851, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1900  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1874  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 9
    Children 
     1. Urban S. Snyder,   b. 24 Mar 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1896  (Age 21 years)
     2. Lizzie Snyder,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elisabeth Snyder,   b. 2 Jun 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alvin Snyder,   b. 27 Feb 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1849 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1874 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1897 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Amos W. Snyder, "was born April 16th, 1849. On February 15th, 1874, he was married to Lydia, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Kolb) Shantz. She was born August 17th, 1851. They resided on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of three 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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      SNYDER - On the 7th of March, 1897, near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Ont., very suddenly and unexpectedly, of heart trouble, Amos Snyder, aged 47 years and 20 days. Deceased had been in feeble health for some time, but was able to be about. On the above date a meeting had been held at his home by Pre. Springer of the U.B. church (Old Constitution). After a hearty supper deceased went out, and upon entering the house he complained of weakness to his wife, she being alone. He lay down on the lounge and in half an hour he was dead. He leaves a wife in feeble health, a son of about seventeen, a daughter and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Buried on the 9th at the Snyder M.H. Funeral services by Moses C. Bowman in German and by Pre. Springer and A. Stoltz in English. The deceased was converted last fall.


      Herald of Truth,Vol. XXXIV, No. 7, April 1, 1897 - Page 109, 110, 111

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 439.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 661.

    3. [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..., 320.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 9658-74.
      Amos SCHNEIDER, 24, farmer, Waterloo, same, s/o Moses & Elizabeth, married Lydia SCHANTZ, 22, Waterloo, Maryborough, d/o Benjamin & Lydia, witn: Henry SCHNEIDER & John FREY, both of Waterloo, 15 Feb 1874 at Elmira

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Amos W. Snyder - April 1, 1897.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 67.

    7. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 1 Page 39.

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 7 Page 46.

    9. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Waterloo Township, Sect. 1 Page 14.

    10. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      In Memory/ of/ Lydia Shantz/ Wife of/ Amos W. Snyder/ Died/ July 16, 1900,/ Aged 48 Y's. 10 M/ & 30 Days/ Is not e'en death a gain to those/ Whose life to God was given/ Gladly to earth their eyes they close./ To open them in heaven.

      [East] In Memory/ of/ Amos W./ Snyder/ Died/ March 7, 1897,/ Aged 47 Y'rs. 10 m's./ & 19 Days./ In the silent grave we leave thee/ Till the morn when Christ appears/ Then with joy we hope to greet thee/ Far beyond this vale of tears

      [South] In Memory/ of/ Urban/ Son of/ Amos & Lydia/ Snyder/ Died Oct. 30, 1896/ Aged/ 21 Years 7 Mo's/ & 6 Days/ God in his wisdom has recalled/ The precious boon his love had given/ And though the casket moulders here/ The gem is sparkling in heaven

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Huttner, Jacob Rev. - Minister of the Lutheran Church in Preston #80.