Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Ephraim W. Snyder

Ephraim W. Snyder[1, 2]

Male 1858 - 1903  (45 years)

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  • Name Ephraim W. Snyder 
    Born 5 Mar 1858  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Interesting misfortune, handicap, story 
    Misfortune suffered from epilespy. 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00106-6203 
    Died 10 Mar 1903  Barton Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I4  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, 9, 10
    Family ID F3948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Eby,   b. 16 Feb 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1936  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1880  [1, 3, 7
    Children 
     1. Hannah Snyder,   b. 16 Jan 1881,   d. 17 Jan 1881  (Age 0 years)
     2. Hiram Snyder,   b. CALC 27 Jan 1882,   d. 25 Oct 1882  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Jeremiah Snyder,   b. 30 Aug 1884, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lewella Snyder,   b. 14 Dec 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1977, Hanover, Bentinck Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Lizzie U. Snyder,   b. 2 Dec 1896, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1858 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich 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 MapsOccupation - Laborer - 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 - Laborer - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Mar 1903 - Barton Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ephraim Snyder
    Ephraim Snyder
    Women's Insitute Tweedsmuir History Bridgeport Vol 2

  • Notes 
    • Ephraim W. Snyder, was born March 5th, 1858. On March 14th, 1880, he was married to Susannah daughter of Peter and Catharine (Fry) Eby. (No. 2641). they reside about a mile south-east of Bloomingdale where he is engaged in farming and gardening."

      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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      EPHRAIM W. SNYDER - was the son of Moses B. Snyder, and great grandson o f pioneer Jacob Schneider of Bloomingdale. He was born March 5, 1858 at Bloomingdale (Vernon Snyder farm). He was married to Susannah, daughter of Peter E. and Catherine (Fry) Eby, on March 14, 1880. She was born at St. Jacobs Feb. 16, 1861. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder came to Rosendale after their marriage. He was a day laborer and worked at various farm in the district . Market gardening was carried on here. Ephraim Snyder was handicapped in making a living as he was subject to fits of epilepsy. Medical science then did not know how to cope with this disease. An adopted daughter, Lewella, Mrs. John Robertson of Chesley, Ontario, says "One thing I remember, we were very poor. Dad was an epileptic so farming was out. We kept a few cows and a horse, grew berries and vegetables and attended the Berlin weekly market. We were just existing, not living" . She also remembers the school at Bloomingdale, and going to the Mennonite Sunday School with an old gentleman, Henry B. Wahl, in his horse and buggy, and reciting the Bible verses she had learned there. The years went on until one day Mr. Snyder suffered a severe epileptic fit; he became violent and went about brandishing a large butcher knife. The family was terrified but neighbors soon came to the rescue. It took five men to subdue the unfortunate victim. They secured him with heavy ropes and placed him on a democrat (carriage) and with the village constable, Tom Bedford, watching over him, he was taken to the Berlin jail where he was placed in a padded cell . From there he was moved to the Hamilton asylum. He lived for three months and died there on March 10th, 1903. (This information given by Mrs. Selina Weber, a neighbor living across the road at the time.)

      The family continued to live here until March 20, 1905when the property was sold. Mrs. Snyder then moved to Port Elgin where her relatives resided.

      Ephraim Snyder and daughter Hannah, who died in 1880, and son Hiram Oct. 25, 1882, are buried in the Mennonite cemetery, Bloomingdale.

      Susannah (Eby) Snyder died Aug. 10, 1936 age 75, and son Jeremiah died June 19, 1948- both buried in Southampton cemetery. Daughter Lizzie, Mrs. Wesley Smith, resides in Saugeen Township, Bruce County.

      Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Bridgeport Vol 2

  • 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..., 593.

    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..., 322.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-2 Page 4.

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

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

    7. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Section 1 page 38.

    8. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      [Front/West] In memory of/ Ephraim W. Snyder/ Died Mar 10./ 1903/ Aged 45 years./ & 5 days./ A faithful friend, a husband dear/ A tender parent lieth here/ Great is the loss that we sustain/ But hope in heaven to meet again.

    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..., 320.

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