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Jacob (Yoch) Schneider[1,2]

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Birth  24 Jan 1764  Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania  [3
Sex  Male 
Eby ID  00106-6103 
Died  6 Feb 1853    [4
Person ID  I697 
Last Modified  30 Apr 2005 
 
Father  Jacob Schneider, b. 1727/1730, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany 
Mother  Maria Herschi, b. Abt 1732 
Group Sheet  F2 
 
Family 1  Mary ERB, b. 2 Mar 1766 
Married  1790    [5
Children 
 1. Christian Schneider, b. 14 Mar 1791, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 2. Nancy Snider, b. 4 Jun 1792, . Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 3. Jacob Snyder, b. 15 Jan 1794, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 4. Polly Schneider, b. 8 Jan 1796, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 5. Benjamin Snyder, b. 15 Jan 1798, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 6. John Snyder, b. 1 Mar 1800, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 7. Elizabeth Schneider, b. 5 Jun 1802, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 8. Susannah Schneider, b. 4 Jun 1804, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
 9. Magdalena Schneider, b. 6 Dec 1806, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Ontario
 10. Henry Snider, b. 11 Feb 1811, Near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Co., Ontario
Group Sheet  F286 
 
Notes  Jacob (Yoch) Schneider, "the seventh member of his father's family, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 24th, 1764. In 1790 he was married to Mary, daughter of Christian and Mary (Scherch) Erb (No. 2777). She was born March 2nd, 1766 and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, near Bloomingdale, August 27th, 1835. In 1806 he, with his wife and family, his brother Christian and family, and others, moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County. Old Yoch, as he was generally called, settled on the east bank of the Grand River, near Bloomingdale, on the farms now possessed by Benjamin S. Snyder, Josiah S. Snyder, and Rev. Menno B. Bowman where he was engaged in farming and acquiring real estate so as to be able to give a large farm to each one of his children. His family consisted of ten children and were all married save one, and resided within the same neighborhood. He died February 6th, 1853,...."
 
Sources  1. [S1]   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..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 203   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
2. [S1]   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..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 99   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
3. [S2]   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..., Ezra Eby, 308   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
4. [S2]   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..., Ezra Eby, 308   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
5. [S1]   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..., Ezra E. Eby, (Berlin, Ontario, 1895), 308   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
 
Artifacts
Mennonite cradle with heart cutouts
Handcrafted, painted pine cradle with heart cutouts in the head and footboards.
Documents
Deed
Deed 393 dated June 17, 1819 between Jacob Snyder Sr. and his son, Jacob Snyder, for Lots 6 and 7, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Canada.
Deed
Deed 206 dated August 1, 1836 between Jacob Schnider Sr. and Jacob J. Schnider for Lot 71, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Canada.
Deed
Deed 9 dated June 18, 1839 between Jacob Shantz Jr. and Jacob Snider Sr. for Lot 69, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Canada.
Deed
Deed 574 dated October 4, 1833 between Jacob Erb Sr. and Jacob J. Snyder for Lot 79, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Canada.
Newspaper Clipping
Newspaper clipping about the Schneider Family Reunion of June 23, 1909 printed in the Daily Telegraph, a daily newspaper in Berlin, Ontario.
Program
Schneider Family Reunion Program.
Receipt - Estate of Jacob Snider
A receipt dated at Berlin on April 30, 1853 regarding Probate of the Will of Jacob Snider (6103), father of Jacob J. Snyder (6180).
Will of Jacob (Yoch) Schneider
Copy of the Will of Jacob Schneider dated June 24, 1841 and presented for probate in Waterloo County March 14, 1853. It includes an Inventory of Goods and Effects dated March 5, 1853.
Photos
Schneider Family Reunion
Schneider Family Reunion held at homestead of Christian Schneider, Doon, Waterloo County, Ontario, 1909.
Reference Materials
Canadian-German Folkore
Volume 1 of the Tweedsmuir History of the community of Bloomingdale, Waterloo County, Ontario, which deals with its early settlement; reprinted as Volume 5 of Canadian-German Folkore.
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