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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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SNYDER, JACOB S., wagon and general repairer, and horse-shoeing shop, Main St., near Thirteenth Mr. Snyder was born in Hartford, Conn., in 1832; in 1842, removed, with his parents, to Mercer Co., Penn., where he remained until he was 17 years of age; he then went to Wheeling, Va., where he learned the blacksmithing trade; came to this city in 1855; at the breaking-out of the war he entered the service as black smith. In 1857, he married Miss L. H. Hamilton, a native of Ripley Co., Ind.; they have two children — Ida Elizabeth and John Albert. Mr. Snyder and wife are members of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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