Johannes Schneider (1534, Berne Switzerland)
and Jacob H Schneider
(1764-1853 Waterloo County Ontario)
I. Hannes Schneider was born in the canton of
Berne Switzerland in 1534, and in 1557 married Cathrine Haus of Berne. They had
2 children, Peter (1559) and Jacob (1561). Peter died of an accident at
age 19, in 1578.
II. Jacob Schneider married Anna Marie Brech
in 1586, and had 9 children. Jacob (1587 – 1647), Peter (1590-1663)
married to Susan Reisz, Susanna (1592) married to Conrad Mensch, Daniel
(1594-1598*), Mary (1596-1598*),Samuel (1598-1598 six months*), John (1600-),
Christian (1603), and Elizabeth (1606) married to John Herschi.
[According to the Froschauer Family Bible, 1598 was a plague year when the 3
children died. Source: The Snyder e-book, Jim Snyder, Waco Texas, 2003]
III. Peter Schneider was born to Jacob and
Anna Marie (Bresch) Schneider in 1590 and married Susan Reisz. They had 3
children, Anna and Hannes who died in infancy, and Jacob, born June 13,
1624 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He married Anna Maria Muller (born Sept 13, 1626)
Sept 16, 1646. Anna Maria died July 4, 1679, and Jacob died Dec 12, 1695.
[In 1653 Peter and Susan moved to Spiers, about 12 miles from Heidelberg,
Germany, where they lived for 18 years. In January 1672, they moved to
Zweibruken, Germany, about 48 miles from Strausberg. Source: the Snyder e-book,
Jim Snyder, Waco Texas]
IV. Jacob Schneider, born to Peter and Susan
(Reisz) Schneider June 13, 1634 in Lucerne, Switzerland, Married Anna Maria
Muller Feb 10, 1946 and had 9 children.
Daniel (April 16, 1651), Catharine (Jan 20,1654 died as an
infant), Michael (Feb 11, 1656), Anna Maria (Oct 27, 1658), Samuel (Jan 20,1661
twin – died in infancy), David (Jan 20, 1661 twin), Jacob (June
18,1663-Feb 17,1727) married Jan 1, 1691 to Veronica Schmidt, Susanna (Jan
28,1665), and Elizabeth (Nov 29,1667)
[ All seven children who lived to adulthood were married. After their father
Jacob’s death in 1695, Daniel, Michael, and Jacob moved to Kennerland, Holland,
about 12 miles from Amsterdam. Source: The Snyder e-book, Jim Snyder, Waco
V. Jacob Schneider, born June 18, 1663 to
Jacob and Anna Maria (Muller) Schneider in Spiers, Germany, married Veronica
Schmidt (Feb 3, 1662) of Heidelberg, Germany Jan 1, 1691. They had 3 children,
Veronica (Oct 12, 1693), Anna (Feb 22, 1695) and Johannes (June 13, 1697
– Oct 13, 1763) who married Susanna Baumann of Holland (Dec 13, 1700-Dec
13,1745) on Oct 12, 1721.)
VI. Johannes Schneider, born to Jacob and
Veronica (Schmidt) Schneider June 13,1697 in Kennerland, Holland, married
Susanna Bauman (Dec 13,1700) Oct 12, 1721, and had 5 children
The "Colonial Records" of Philadelphia was the source for information on
Schneiders who settled in Pennsylvania. In those records, it was found that
quite a number of Schneiders came from various parts of central Europe and
settled. Vol. 4, p. 59, had an entry of 150 Emigrants from the Palatinate (Pflatz)
and other places in Europe in the ship "Harle" of London. Among those was
Those together with "Hannes" were qualified for citizenship, and became
"citizens of Pennsylvania and subject to the Crown, His Majesty King George II,
in Sept. 1736.
Owing to his strict adherence to Anabaptist faith, he was subjected to the same
tests and fiery persecutions as his fellow believers were.- so early in 1736 he
left his home and set sail , with others, for London England, and from there to
America where they landed in August of the same year and were naturalized a few
days later. In September, He and his wife and family moved to Lancaster Co.,
Pennsylvania where they settled on a large tract of land.
(Eby, "Waterloo Twp")
Thanks to information from Colin Snyder of Lucknow, and his grandfather
Edward Stanley Snyder, we now know Johannes was born June 13, 1697 in
Kennerland, Holland, and married Susanna Baumann of Holland Oct 12, 1721. They
had 5 children, Susanna, Christian, Jacob, David, and Andrew. David died at age
15, and Andrew at age 8. Christian married Barbara Reist, and later Elisabeth
(unknown ). Susanna married Martin Nissley and died at age 25.
- VII. JACOB B. SCHNEIDER,
was born in the Palatinate April 2 1727, and came to America with his parents
in 1736. He was raised in Lancaster County PA, and was married April 1, 1755
to Maria Herschi (born Aug 31,1730 – died April 9,1798)(Now Hershey) a
descendent of Andrew Herschi, who had settled in Lancaster Co., PA in 1719.
They had 15 children; Barbara, 1756-1821, married to Christian Ehrhart; Annie,
1757-1757; Mary, 1759-1760; Christian, 1758-1850, married Elizabeth Erb; Mary
, 1762-1843, Married Jacob Risser; Jacob, 1764-1853, married
Mary Erb; Peter, 1765-1823, married Mary Longnecker;
Elizabeth, 1766-1824, married Christian Ehrisman; Veronica, 1767-1856, married
Benjamen Herschi (Hershey); John, 1770-1841, married Anna Hostetler;
Joseph, 1772-1843, married Barbary Eby; Henry, 1773-1773;
Anna, 1775-1855, married Peter Ruth; Catherine, 1777-1855, married Christian
Hernley; Henry, 1778-1864, married Mary Witmer.
Jacob died in April 9, 1803 in Lancaster County
- VIII. JOSEPH SCHNEIDER,
Third son (tenth child) of Jacob and Maria (Herschi) Snyder, was born in the
Hammer Creek area of Lancaster County, PA May 24, 1772, and married Barbara
Eby, born April 29, 1774 in Lancaster Co., PA , the daughter of Christian and
Catherine (Bricker) Eby, on Feb 1, 1798. On May 8, 1807, Joseph and Barbara
and family, along with a large company of others, moved to Canada, near Berlin
(now Kitchener). There he farmed and his first buildings were located near
what was later to be known as west of the Walper Block, Berlin His wife,
Barbara, died Marb 13, 1843, and he died Oct. 27 of the same year, leaving
behind a family of 7 children: Catherine, 1799-1881, married Joseph Shantz;
Jacob, 1800-1884' married Elizabeth Clemens;
Elizabeth, 1802-1875, married Jacob Shoemaker; Veronica, 1803-1856, married
Daniel Martin; Mary, 1808-1886, married Christopher Nahrgang; Joseph,
1810-1880, married Sarah Shantz; Moses (twin to Joseph) 1810-1896, married
- IX. JACOB E. SCHNEIDER,
born Sept. 2, 1800, was the eldest son (second child) of Joseph and Barbara (Eby)
Schneider's 7 children, and was born in Lancaster Co., PA, but moved to
Ontario with his parents at age 7. On Nov.18, 1827, he married Elizabeth
Clemens, daughter of Abram and Molly (Miller) Clemens, born Feb 8, 1810. Soon
after his marriage they moved a little east of Berlin to the farm where his
son, Joseph, would later live. Elizabeth died May 20, 1870, and Jacob died
Oct. 2, 1884. They had 11 children: Mary, 1828-1828; Moses,
married to Hannah Shantz; Magdelena, 1832-1871, married to
Isaac Baumann; Barbara, 1834-1864, married to Isaac Cressman; Leah, 1836-1836;
Joseph, 1837-1909, married to Elizabeth Betzner; Elizabeth, 1840-1910, married
to Isaac Cressman; Lydia, 1842-1894, married to Jacob Betzner; Sarah,
1845-1917, married to Isaac Moyer; Jacob, 1848-1852; Franklin, 1851.
- X. MOSES C. SCHNEIDER,
Second of Jacob and Elizabeth (Clemens) Schneider's family, was born Sept. 27,
1829. On October 28, 1851, he married Hannah Shantz, the daughter of Jacob and
Susanna (Schneider) Shantz, born June 12, 1829. Soon after their marriage,
they moved a little northeast of Bloomingdale, onto his father-in-law's farm
where they lived until his death Aug. 30, 1871, at the age of 43 years. Hanna
died Aug.24, 1924. They had 6 children The change in spelling of the family
name from Schneider to Snyder apparently took place in his children's
generation. It is said there was strong opposition to the change before that,
with threats to cut off the inheritance if done!! Moses and Hanna's children
were Albert, Enos, Joel, Elizabeth, Abram, and Jacob
- XI ALBERT S. SNYDER, born Oct 27, 1853 was married in
April 1974 to Hettie Detweiler, daughter of Rudolph and Susanna (Bingeman)
Detweiler. They lived about 1 1/2 miles northeast of Bloomingdale on part of
his father's old place, where he farmed. They had 4 children, only one of
which, Addison, lived to adulthood. The 3 girls died very young of Diptheria
before Addison was born. Dettie died in 1936. Albert died Dec. 4, 1940.
- XI. ENOS S. SNYDER, born Aug. 26, 1855, was married to
Elizabeth Detweiler Feb. 25, 1859. She was born Aug. 5, 1855, the daughter of
Rudolph and Susanna (Bingeman) Dettweiler. They lived several miles North East
of Bloomingdale where he farmed 'till his death Dec. 21, 1881, of
Tuberculosis. They had 2 children, Abbie Selina, June 6,1880, and Norman, Sept
1881. Norman died 7 days after his father's death, Dec. 28, 1881. (Abbie)
Selina was raised by her aunt and uncle, Albert and Hettie Snyder.
- XI. JOEL SNYDER, born June 28, 1858; Died Oct 16, 1866
- XI ELIZABETH SNYDER, born May 28, 1861, remained
single until her death Mar. 24, 1921.
- XI. ABRAM S. SNYDER, born Aug. 19, 1862, married
Elizabeth Detweiler (born Mar. 14, 1864) Oct 11, 1887. They resided in Huron
County, Ont., then moved to Midland Va., and later Michigan. They had 7
children; Matilda, Hannah, Susanna, Allen, Abram, Leroy, and Lydia. Abram Sr.
died April 23, 1945, and Elizabeth died Jan. 9,
- XI. JACOB S. SNYDER, was
born Dec. 5, 1868. On Jan. 10, 1893 he married Hettie Stoeckle, daughter of
Henry and Lydia (Shantz) Stoeckle. They lived on his fathers old homestead,
several miles northeast of Bloomingdale, which he farmed. They had 4 sons, Elo,
Austin, Roy, and Orlan. Hettie died July 25, 1942, and Jacob died Dec 15,
- XII ELO SNYDER, born Sept. 2, 1895, was married to
Susanna Martin, born June 12, 1899, on Nov. 25, 1919. They farmed the family
homestead near Bloomingdale until Elo's death Feb. 15, 1965. Susanna died Dec.
19, 1961. They had 6 children; Amos, Feb.23, 1921, married to Naomi Markby
Dec. 17, 1945; Salome, Feb. 12, 1923, married Oct. 9, 1965 to Leslie Harrison;
Ina, Sept. 23, 1626, married Oct. 9, 1976 to Eldon Martin; Edith, June 23,
1930, married Oct. 22, 1966 to Harry Pekarek; Paul, Oct. 18, 1934, married
Sept. 14, 1957 to Martha Martin; Floyd, Jan. 1, 1939, married May 31, 1969, to
- XII. AUSTIN SNYDER, born April 22, 1897, was married
Feb. 10, 1925 to Lucinda Martin. They farmed at RR#3 Waterloo (near Erbsville).
Austin died Aug. 27, 1975. Lucinda died Jan 1, 1979. They raised 4 foster
children; Elam Martin, Nov. 18, 1933; Enos Martin, Aug. 21, 1932; Barbara
Martin ; Reuben Bauman
- XII ROY SNYDER, born Dec. 8, 1898, was married Nov.
21, 1922 to Magdelene Weber. Magdelene died July 7, 1928 after having 3
children; Adeline, Sept. 9, 1923, married April 1959 to Ivan Schiedel; Lorne,
April 6, 1925, married Oct. 8, 1949 to Mabel Schwartzentruber; Lucinda, June
4, 1928, married Apr. 21, 1951 to Robert A. Wyse. He then married Lila Shantz,
and after her death, Nettie Bechtel. Roy died Aug. 28, 1971
- XII. (Jacob)ORLAN SNYDER,
born Aug. 2, 1900, was married Dec. 10, 1922 to Veronica Brubacher. They
farmed near (Weisenberg) West Montrose, Ont. They raised 8 children; Aden,
Sept. 8, 1923, married Aug. 31, 1946 to Verna Bender; Hettie, Oct. 11, 1924,
married Sept. 21, 1957, to Carl Sleeper; Melinda, June 25, 1927, married to
Mike Utz; Mervin, Dec. 14, 1928, married Sept 3, 1949 to Eileen Bauman who
died June 17, 1991. He married Beulah (Brubacher) Robinson May 1, 1993., who
died Nov. 16, 1999. He married Irene Bauman April 21, 2001; Vera, Dec. 5, 1932,
married Dec. 10, 1954 to Stanley Cressman; Cleason, April 22, 1934, married
April 10, 1954 to Beatrice Cressman -Cleason died Nov. 11, 1999; Laverne
Snyder, Oct. 25, 1935, Married in 1960 to Joan Dakin - later divorced; Verna,
Feb 14, 1941, married Dec. 31, 1964 to Wlliam White. Verna died Aug. 12, 1978.
Veronica Died in 1977 at 76. Orlan Died in 1986 at 85
- XIII. ADEN SNYDER, born Sept. 8, 1923, married Aug. 31,
1946 to Verna Bender (from Crosshill Ont.). Operated A. B. Snyder Electric and
Quality Lighting in Kitchener until retirement. 4 children: Ruth, June 17,
1948, married to Jim Reist; John Mark, July 14, 1949,married to Ella Jesperson;
Millard, Feb. 20, 1951, married to Catherine Russel; Rachel, Sept 7, 1952,
married to Robert Morouney.
- XIV. RUTH SNYDER, eldest daughter of Aden and Verna
(Bender) Snyder, born June 18, 1948, married Dec. 21, 1968 to (Rev) Jim Reist.
1 daughter, Rachel Rebecca (Becky), Nov. 9, 1975, married Russell Carroll.
Ruth and Jim are Christian Family Counsellors in Waterloo
- XIV. RACHEL REBECCA (Becky) REIST, only daughter of Jim
and Ruth (Snyder) Reist, born Nov. 9, 1975, married July 10, 1999 to Russell
Carroll. 1 child: Isabella Ruth, Feb 5, 2001
- XIV. JOHN MARK SNYDER, (Mark), son of Aden and Verna
(Bender) Snyder, born July 8, 1949, married April 15, 1972 to Ella Jesperson -
Divorced - 1 child: Stephannie, Sept 30, 1972, married Dec. 1994 to Rami
Schapiro. Mark remarried Aug. 12, 2000 to Lorraine Dagg , born April 23, 1952-
Living in St.Albert Alberta.
- XV . STEPHANNIE Schapiro, daughter of Mark and Ella (Jesperson)
Snyder, born Sept. 29, 1972, married to Rami Schapiro. Living in Pretoria
South Africa, 2 children: Ori (April 1995) and Tomer (Tomi) (Aug. 1999)
- XIV. MILLARD SNYDER, son of Aden and Verna (Bender)
Snyder, born Feb. 20, 1951, married Dec. 11, 1971 to Catherine (Cathy)
Russell. 2 children: Matthew Snyder, March 7, 1976; Elisabeth Snyder, July 21,
- XIV. RACHEL SNYDER, daughter of Aden and Verna (Bender)
Snyder, born Sept 7, 1952, married May 20, 1979 to Robert Morouney, they live
in Port Elgin NB where Rachel is a potter. 1 child: Alana Morouney, Aug. 26,
- XIV. TIMOTHY SNYDER, youngest son of Aden and Verna
(Bender) Snyder, born April 17, 1958.
- XIII. HETTIE SNYDER, born Oct. 11, 1924, married Sept.
21, 1957 to Carl Sleeper of Elkhart Indiana. Hettie died July 2000. 2
children: Carl Robert (Bob) Sleeper, June 22, 1959, married Aug. 25, 1979 to
Rebecca Sue Good; (Carol )Susan Sleeper, March 24, 1963, married July 23, 1983
to Robert West.
- XIV. (CARL) ROBERT SLEEPER, (Bob), son of Carl and Hettie
(Snyder) Sleeper, born June 22, 1957, married Aug. 25, 1979 to Rebecca Sue (
Becky) Good. 3 children: Mandy; Robert (BJ);, ?
- XIV. (Carol) SUSAN SLEEPER, daughter of Carl and Hettie
(Snyder) Sleeper, born Mar. 24, 1963, married July 23, 1983 to Robert West. 2
- XIII. MELINDA SNYDER, born June 25, 1927, married to
Mitchell R. (Mike) Utz, itinerant preacher from South Cooking Lake ( Now
Sherwood Park) Alta. Melinda died Dec. 19, 1991. Mike died in Aug.1995. 10
children: Norman , Jan 20, 1956, Married Corina Straus, 1 child, divorced;
Veronica Mary, Dec. 19, 1957, died May 19, 1958; Vern Everett, Mar. 19, 1959,
married Angelica Schmerbauch; George, May 3, 1960, married Debbie ?; Ruby,
Aug. 31, 1961, married to Jim Mitchell; Daniel, Jan 5, 1963, Married April 7,
1984 to Fern Schwartz; John, April 9, 1964, married Edith ?; Ruth, Oct. 29,
1965, married to Jim Price; Ivy Jean, June 29, 1967, married to ?; Rhoda, May
14, 1969, married to Howard ?.
- XIII. MERVIN SNYDER, Born
Dec. 14, 1928, was married Sept. 3, 1949 to Eileen Bauman, born Oct. 4, 1928,
daughter of Eli and Vera (Habermehl) Bauman. He worked as a farm hand, then as
a construction worker before becoming an Electrician. He ran his own business
in Waterloo and Elmira, where he has lived since 1957. They had 8 children;
Eldon, Dec 6, 1950, married to Kathy Oldford; Clarence, June 5,
1952, married to Judith (Evans) Stewart; Marlene, Nov. 16,
1954, married to Donald Goerz; Delford, July 12, 1957, married to LeaAnn
Sutherland; Maurice, Sept. 12, 1958, married to Jenni Loewen, divorced,
married to April Day; Carolyn Snyder, Sept. 26, 1959, married to Alfred
Griffin; Gordon, June 19, 1962, married to Elly Pidgeon; Rhonda, July 26,
- XIV. ELDON SNYDER,Son of Mervin and Eileen (Bauman)
Snyder, Born in Kitchener, Dec. 6, 1950, married to Kathy Oldford. Survey
draftsman, living in Kitchener. Kathy is a Lab Tech at Grand River Hospital. 1
- XIV. CLARENCE SNYDER,
Second son of Mervin and Eileen (Bauman) Snyder, born June 5, 1952, Married
May 9, 1981 to Judith (Evans) Stewart, born July 2, 1948, daughter of John and
(Greta) Marjorie Evans (and Wm Stewart). He was a mechanic for many years, and
now runs a computer business in Waterloo. 2 children; Laura, Mar. 24, 1982,
and Melissa, April 6, 1983.
- XIV. MARLENE GOERZ, daughter of Mervin and Eileen
(Bauman) Snyder, born Nov. 16, 1954, Married to Donald Goerz. Marlene is an
RN, living in Elmira. 4 children; Jonathan, Vanessa, Matthew, and Micheal.
- XIV. DELFORD SNYDER, Son of Mervin and Eileen (Bauman)
Snyder, born in Kitchener, July 12, 1957, married to LeaAnn Sutherland,
daughter of Jack and Joan Sutherland. Del is a mechanic with a garage in
Waterloo, and lives in Kitchener. 3 children; Jeremy, Amy, and Julie.
- XIV. MAURICE SNYDER, Son of Mervin and Eileen (Bauman)
Snyder, born in Kitchener, Sept. 12, 1958, Married to Jennie Loewen - 2
children: Fiona and Kyla. After divorcing Jennie he married April Day, 1 son:
Jayme. Maurice and April were involved in the auto body business in the KW and
Elmira area. Maurice now drives truck and lives in Waterloo.
- XIV. CAROLYN GRIFFIN, Daughter of Mervin and Eileen
(Bauman) Snyder, born Sept. 26,1959.Married to Alfred Griffin. Carolyn is an
office manager and lives in Elmira. 2 children: David and Luke
- XIV. GORDON SNYDER, Son of Mervin and Eileen (Bauman)
Snyder, born June 19, 1962. Married to Elly Pidgeon. Truck Driver . Living in
Sakatchewan. 1 child, Crystal.
- XIV. RHONDA SNYDER, Daughter of Mervin and Eileen
(Bauman) Snyder, born July 26, 1964. Resident of Chateau Gardens, Elmira
- XIII. VERA SNYDER, Dec. 5, 1932, married Dec. 10, 1954 to
Stanley Cressman, Farmer and businessman in Lanigan Sk. 5 children: Ray
Cressman, Oct. 7, 1955, married July 23, 1977 to Maxine Dibben; Joyce Cressman,
Sept. 30, 1956, married Dec. 10, 1977 to Keith Wasmuth; Duane Cressman, June
29, 1960, married Oct. 20, 1979, to Lori Ediger; Murray Cressman, Mar. 27,
1963, married to Nadine Fellwock; Janice Cressman (adopted) June 30, 1970.
- XIII. CLEASON SNYDER, born April 22, 1934, married April
10, 1954, to Beatrice Cressman (Oct 26, 1935). Cleason was a welder, but was
injured in a car crash and spent the last half of his life in a wheelchair.
Cleason died Oct. 11, 1999. 7 children: Donald, Dec 26, 1964, married June 14,
1996 toVicki Schaus; Dennis, Jan. 9, 1956, married Aug. 31, 1980 to Eleanor
Dietz; Douglas, Jan 29, 1957 ; Gloria, Oct. 25, 1959, married April 7, 1984 to
Lee George; Glen, May 27, 1961, married April 21, 1984 to Gloria Wiens;
Gilbert, April 24, 1962, married & divorced - Married Oct 18, 1996 to Betty
Perrin; Sharon, Sept. 6, 1965, married July 23, 1993 to Jack Etherington.
Beatrice is now living in Belleville, close to Gloria and Lee.
- XIII LAVERNE SNYDER, born Oct. 25, 1935, married 1960 to
Joan Dakin. 2 children; Tammy and Kenneth. Divorced - Married Sept 8, 1979 to
Alicia Blabagno of the Philippines. He has worked in sales. He lives in
- XIII. VERNA SNYDER, Feb 14, 1941, married Dec. 31, 1964,
to William White. Verna died Aug. 12, 1978. Bill was injured in an accident
and was unable to care for his family. 4 children were raised by Verna's
sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Stan Cressman: David White, Oct. 13, 1965,
married to Karen Weber; Stephen White, Oct. 8, 1966, married to Trish
________; Sharon White, Oct. 30, 1968, married to Claude __________; Andrew
White, April 19, 1971.