Classification scheme: 

Title: Jacob C. Snider family

Dates of creation: 2008

Physical description: 2 pages of textual records

Biographical sketch:  Jacob C. Snider (1791-1865) was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. In 1812, he was married to Elizabeth (1791-1879), daughter of John and Anna (Schowalter) Cressman. She was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Soon after marriage, they moved to a farm on Lot 22 of the German Company Tract; a 448 acre plot defined approximately by Erb and Glasgow streets in Waterloo, Ont. The couple had nine children.

Not many years after his arrival in Waterloo County, Jacob purchased the mill property belonging to the estate of Abraham Erb. Here he was engaged, besides farming, in the milling and saw-mill business and later erected the distillery.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by Marion Roes in 2012.

Scope and content: Manuscript outlining the history of the "Snider - Forsyth - Helwig Home" built by Jacob C. Snider in 1845.

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Original archival description created 2012 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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