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

Jacob C. Snider[1]

Male 1822 - 1857  (35 years)


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  • Name Jacob C. Snider 
    Born 12 Jan 1822  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Misfortune 1857  near, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in train accident 
    Eby ID Number 00106-5891 
    Died 12 Mar 1857  Desjardin Canal, Near Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    Cause: accident 
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I8978  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father Jacob C. Snider,   b. 19 Feb 1791, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cressman,   b. 10 Jun 1791, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1879, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1812  [7
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna "Nancy" Bricker,   b. 29 Jul 1820, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1909  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob B. Snider,   b. 21 Jan 1839, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1916  (Age 77 years)
     2. John Bricker Snider,   b. 25 Aug 1840, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1917  (Age 77 years)
     3. Norman B. Snider,   b. 1 Jan 1843, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1884, Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Sydney B. Snyder,   b. 2 Feb 1845, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1938  (Age 92 years)
     5. Elizabeth Snider,   b. 2 May 1850, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1913, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F1746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob C. Snider, "was born January 12th, 1822. He was married to Nancy Bricker who was born July 29th, 1820. They resided in St. Jacobs where he was proprietor of the mills now in possession of E. W. B. Snider. He died March 12th, 1857, (* He was a passenger on board the illfated train that broke through the bridge crossing the Desjardine Canal near Hamilton. He was one of the number who was instantly killed. Date of the accident March 12th, 1857.) leaving a family of five 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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      We have lost no one from Berlin, but St. Jacobs mourns for one manly heart which has ceased its pulsations. Poor Jacob C. Snyder, jr., we parted with him in Toronto on Wednesday morning, in the enjoyment of health and in the hope of a long and useful life. Thursday evening he was a corpse! Mr. Snyder had gone to Toronto to place himself under the care of Dr. Cadwell, the Oculist. He had left Toronto to see a party in Hamilton, intending to return on the morrow. Unfortunate man -- he hurried himself into eternity. He was a generous-hearted and upright man, and we feel certain left not an enemy in the world. His remains were brought to St. Jacobs on Saturday and were laid in their last restingplace on Monday, attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. The evidence on the Coroner's Jury, taken thus far, we are unable to print this week, Until the verdict is rendered we withhold our opinion of the cause of the accident -- an opinion formed after the closet examination of surrounding appearances.


      Berlin Chronicle 18 Mar 1857

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      A-1-132 Jacob C. Snyder Letters of Administration of the estate of Jacob C. Snyder the younger, late of the Township of Woolwich, Gentleman, deceased, to Nancy Snyder, Woolwich, aforesaid widow of the said deceased upon her giving proof that the said deceased died intestate on or about the twelfth day of March 1857 and on her giving a bond with security for the due administration of such estate herself and two sureties in the persons of Elias Snyder, of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, [note added over text] "in the sum of twelve thousand pounds", and Jacob Bricker of the Village of Waterloo, Mechanish[sic] each in the sum of two thousand pounds, the inventory delivered being to the amount of six thousand two hundred and ninety five pounds 2/6.

      Letters granted 7th April 1857
      Died 12th March 1857
      Inventory £6295/2/6

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 477.

    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..., 277.

    3. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 5.

    5. [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..., 309.

    6. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), News account train wreck 18 Mar 1857.

    7. [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..., 267.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1822 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in train accident - 1857 - near, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 12 Mar 1857 - Desjardin Canal, Near Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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