Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
John Bricker Snider

John Bricker Snider[1, 2]

Male 1840 - 1917  (77 years)

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  • Name John Bricker Snider 
    Born 25 Aug 1840  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Business Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John B. Snider - office, school, church and lodge furniture 
    Waterloo-JohnB.Snider-0001-Sketch-Factory-fromWaterlooBirdsEyeMapabout1892-1.jpg
    Waterloo-JohnB.Snider-0001-Sketch-Factory-fromWaterlooBirdsEyeMapabout1892-1.jpg
    John B. Snider Factory - Waterloo Bird's Eye Map about 1892
    Rsrch. Note
    • 1. John Snider was born 25 AUG 1840 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN. He married Susannah Moyer 7 AUG 1860 in Berlin, Waterloo Co, ON, daughter of William Moyer and Mary Erb. She was born 25 AUG 1842 in Berlin, Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.

      Children of John Snider and Susannah Moyer are: 2 i. Hattie Snider was born 8 MAR 1861 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
      3 ii. Martha Snider was born 5 NOV 1863 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
      4 iii. Lizzie Georgina Snider was born 11 OCT 1866 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
      5 iv. Annie Florence Snider was born 30 DEC 1869 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN.
      6 v. Vivian Snider was born 21 SEP 1872 in Waterloo Co, ON, and died UNKNOWN
    Residence 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonist 
    Residence 1860  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Clerk 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Merchant 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  [4
    store keeper 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Store Keeper 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Store Keeper 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Manufacturer 
    John B. Snider's business envelope 1902
    John B. Snider's business envelope 1902
    Residence 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00106-5893 
    Died 4 Oct 1917 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9270  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father Jacob C. Snider,   b. 12 Jan 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1857, Desjardin Canal, Near Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F1746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Ellen Moyer,   b. 25 Aug 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1931  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1860  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 12, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Harriet "Hattie" Snider,   b. 8 Mar 1861, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1948  (Age 87 years)
     2. Martha Snider,   b. 3 Nov 1863, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Georgiana "Lizzie" Snider,   b. 11 Oct 1866, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1953  (Age 86 years)
     4. Mary Snider,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Annie Florence "Florence" Snider,   b. 31 Dec 1869, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1945, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F2693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Moyer,   b. Abt 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Vivian O. Snider,   b. 22 Sep 1882, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1882, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F7795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susannah Moyer,   b. 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Aug 1860  [10
    Children 
     1. Martha Snider,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Florence Snider,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F249708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John B. Snider, "was born August 25th, 1840. On August 7th, 1860, he was married to Susannah E. Moyer. They reside in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in business. His family consists 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.].

      _______________________

      JOHN BRICKER SNIDER

      The Sniders are a numerous and important family in Waterloo County. The ancestor of many of them was Christian Schneider, who was born in Pennsylvania 1758 and died in Waterloo County 1850. He came from Pennsylvania in 1806, settled, and built the fine timber house still standing near the village of Doon. One generation further back we find the progenitor Jacob Schneider, born in the Palatinate, who came to Pennsylvania as a boy. With Christian Schneider from Pennsylvania came his son Jacob C. Snider, born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 1791, who married in 1812 and shortly after took a farm a little west of what became the town of Waterloo, later acquired the Waterloo grist mill, had also a sawmill and a distillery, and lived in the village, his house being on the site of the present Waterloo town hall. One of his younger sons, Jacob C. Snider, Jr., was born in 1822, married Nancy Bricker, resided later in St. Jacobs where he had the mill, and lost his life in the Desjardins canal disaster, near Hamilton, March 12th., 1857.

      The subject of our sketch, the second son of Jacob C. Snider, Jr., was born in Waterloo, August 22nd., 1840, and died there October 5th., 1917. At the time of his father's tragic death he was at the Rockwood Academy, then a school of wide and deserved reputation. His grandfather took charge of the mill in St. Jacobs, but young John left school and for a few years was employed in the store of Bemis and Chalmers in St. Jacobs. On removal of the family to Waterloo he became accountant in the mill, formerly owned by his grandfather but then by Moyer, Ralph and Company, where he remained for a number of years.

      About 1864 he became the partner of the late John Shuh in a general store and was in this business for over thirty years. He sold his interest in the store about twenty years ago and purchased the manufacturing plant of the Graybill Manufacturing Company, which he carried on successfully till 1916 when he disposed of his interest to the Snyder Desk Co. His retirement marked the completion of over fifty years of trading and manufacturing activity, during the latter part of which he carried on 'the manufacturing of office, school and church furniture, which business developed to large proportions under his direction.

      Mr. Snider was a member of the Methodist church in Waterloo. In politics he was a Liberal. He never took prominent part in public affairs. While of a retiring disposition he was a man of energy and enterprise, and of integrity of character.

      John B. Snider married Susannah E. Moyer, August 7th., 1860. Mrs. Snider and four daughters survive.

      Fifth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society 1917

  • 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..., 309.

    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..., 109.

    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..., 277.

    4. [S276] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1881, Census Place Waterloo, Waterloo North, Ontario Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district D Division 1 Page Number 31 Household Number 139.
      Census Place Waterloo, Waterloo North, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district D Division 1 Page Number 31 Household Number 139

    5. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John B. Snider aged 20 of Waterloo Twp. born Waterloo Twp son of Jacob Snider and Anna Bricker married 7 Aug 1860 to Susanna Moyer aged 18 of Waterloo Twp born Wilmot Twp daughter of William Moyer and Margareth Erb.

    6. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 31.

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

    8. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 42 Page 7.

    9. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 1 Page 5.

    10. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 3 Page 31.

    11. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 2 Page 1.

    12. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 17 Aug 1860.
      Snyder - Moyer: At Berlin, on Tuesday the 7th inst., Mr. John B. Snyder, of Waterloo Village, to Susannah, daughter of Wm. Moyer, Esq., of Berlin.

    13. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 17 Aug 1860.
      "Snyder - Moyer: At Berlin, on Tuesday the 7th inst., Mr. John B. Snyder, of Waterloo Village, to Susannah, daughter of Wm. Moyer, Esq. of Berlin."

    14. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John B. Snider, 20, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Jacob and Anna (Bricker), married 7 Aug 1860 Susanna Moyer, 18, res. Waterloo, b. Wilmot, daughter of William and Margaret (Erb)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Aug 1840 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - John B. Snider - office, school, church and lodge furniture - - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Aug 1860 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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