Owner : Jacob C. Snider
Early: 1849 - Late: 1849
Deed 1102 dated April 4, 1849 between Ephraim Cress, Woolwich Township, yeoman; Susanna Cress, his wife; and, Jacob C. Snider Jr., Waterloo Township, yeoman. Jacob purchased 4 acres, part of Lot 7 German Company Tract ,Woolwich Township. The deed talks about a proposed sawmill and overflow of water from a dam. The document was witnessed by Moses Springer and Jacob Cress. It was printed by Henry Eby, Printer, Berlin, C.W. (Canada West). The deed was recorded in the Register Office of the County of Waterloo, the seventh day of May, 1849 in Liber F Folio 113 No. of Memorial 1102.
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Marvin C. Smith in "St. Jacobs - It's Early History," Waterloo Historical Society, 56 (1968), 33-49, notes on page 33: On April 10, 1848 Jacob C. Snider bought a farm on the south side of the Conestogo River and in 1850 and 1851 built flour mill, sawmill, woolen mill, and dam. He sold out to his son Jacob on February 20, 1855. Other owners were H.F.J. Jackson 1856, George W. Eby 1857, and Jacob, Daniel, Peter and Martin Eby in 1860. Benjamin D. Snider became owner in 1863. He sold to E.W.B. Snider on December 31, 1870 and he operated it until 1917 when he sold to his son William Snider."
Region of Waterloo
Fraktur design based on Family Register by Jacob Shoemacher in Joseph Schneider Bible, 1821.