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PETER C. SNYDER,

 farmer, P. O. Tohickon, is a great-grandson of Michael Snyder, a former resident of Nockamixon township. His son, also was the grandfather of Peter C. He removed to this township, at his trade of blacksmith, also farming a small place. He died in 1865.  He was twice married, and had three children by each wife. A son of the first wife named Peter, was the father of our subject. He was born in this township and lived here all his life, and died October 20, 1865, when he was 66 years old. His wife was Christiana, daughter of John Crouthamel. She died in March, 1874. Their children were: Elizabeth, wife' of Eli Miller; Catherine, wife of George Hockman widow of Cornelius Frantz; and Mary, widow of Isaac Steeley, all living in this township; Sarah, wife of .John Weimer, in Northampton county; Lewis who died young; and Peter C., who was born March 21, 1842, on the place where he now lives. He followed carpentering for twelve years, then for five years worked as butchering.  . He then went into cattle-droving, which he still carries on in connection with farming. December 23, 1860, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John,) Magdalena (Trauger) Romig. Her father now lives in Springtown, and is in this 75th year. Her mother died April 7, 1887. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder have had children: William Henry, Mary Ann, Sylvester and Horace, who died young ; Isaac, living in Perkasie; Elsworth, in this township; Agnes, who is the Wilson H. Beish, also in this township; and John Solomon, Amanda, Alice (twin sister of Agnes), Peter, Emma Elizabeth, Franklin, Harvey, Anna Minerva and Sabilla, who live with their parents. Mr. Snyder and his wife are members of Keller Lutheran church, and he bears the reputation of an honest man and a good citizen.

Battle’s History of Bucks County 1887. Page 749

 

 
 
   
   

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