SNYDER. The Snyder family is well represented in Center township and one of the old settled families of Brushvalley township, being widely and favorably known in that section of Indiana county. The Snyders are of German extraction, and the branch to which William H. and Jackson K. Snyder, brothers, both farmers of Center township, belong is descended from Conrad Snyder, who was the first of the family to come to Indiana county, Pa. His early home was in
the State of New Jersey, where he married Abby Lombson. At an early period he came with his family to Indiana county, locating on a farm in White township, where he was engaged in farming during the remainder of his life. He and his
wife died on the homestead farm. They had six children: William, Daniel B., Henry, Mary, Caroline and Emily.
Daniel B. Snyder, son of Conrad, was the father of William H. and Jackson K. Snyder. He was born in New Jersey, and was in his teens when the family came to Indiana county. He learned the trade of mason in White township, and followed it for some years, doing much work on the blast furnaces of Indiana county. Later he took up farming, operating a part of the homestead in White township, but eventually sold out and moved to Brushvalley township, where he purchased a farm of 400 acres. He made extensive improvements there and
spent the rest of his life in agricultural pursuits. He was widely known and highly esteemed throughout the township, as a prosperous farmer and as a public spirited citizen whose activities assisted in the development and progress of this section. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was married Wheatfield township, Indiana county, to Mary Killin, who was born in that
township, daughter of Samuel Killin and granddaughter of Daniel Killin, a soldier in the war of the Revolution. She died on the farm at the age of seventy-nine years, in the faith of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They had the following children: Elizabeth; Tillie; David L.; William H.; Samuel, who is deceased; Abbey; Richard, who resides in Center township; Jackson K.; and Sarah. - Indiana County Pennsylvania, Her People, Past and Present, J. T. Stewart, 1913, pg. 1085.
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