Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 655 transcribed by Lyndona Anderson, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on December 1, 2000.

Samuel H. Snyder

SAMUEL H. SNYDER, Bethel, Wyandotte county, Kansas, conducts a thrifty farm on which he raises a variety of fruits, and chickens, and where he is proving the high value of a comparatively small acreage well utilized.

Mr. Snyder is a native of the "Keystone State." He was born August 25, 1864, son of Killian and Sarah (Hoch) Synder, both likewise natives of Pennsylvania, and in their family of thirteen children he was the fourth in order of birth and is one of the nine now living. In 1891 his father and family moved from Pennsylvania to Kansas and made settlement at Stony Point, Wyandotte county, where he was engaged in fruit raising and farming. He died in 1909 and his wife in 1906.

Samuel H. Snyder received his education in the district schools near his Pennsylvania home, and with his father was engaged in farming there until the removal of the family to Kansas, as above indicated. He now owns fifty acres of fine land in Prairie township, Wyandotte county, where he raises fruit and chickens, berries of various kinds being a specialty with him. To the improvement and cultivation of this place Mr. Snyder has given his best efforts, with the result that no farmer in the community produces choicer fruits than are grown on his land.

In 1893 Mr. Snyder and Miss Anna Lohr of Illinois, were united in marriage, and to them have been given five children: Frank, Clara, Annie, Eddie and Nellie.

Mr. Snyder has membership in the Loyal Mystic League of America, and, politically, is a Republican, always giving this party his vote in national affairs. In local elections, however, he votes for the man rather than the party. Both he and his wife affiliate with the Lutheran church.

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