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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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DANIEL SNYDER, harness-maker and farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Rose Hill. The subject of this sketch was born Jan. 20, 1842, in this township; he is the son of John K. and Amy (Hidley) Snyder; John K. Snyder was born in New Jersey, and died in this township in July, 1849; Amy Snyder was born in New Jersey, and is now married a second time; Daniel Snyder’s parents settled in this township in 1839. Mr. Snyder was married Oct. 31, 1869, to Miss Lydia I. Winterrowd; she was born in this township; the fruits of this union have been five children, viz.; Rolla W., James H., Amy J., Sallie and Clifford. He owns 40 acres of land in this township, which is under a good state of cultivation. He enlisted in the 187th O. V. I. February, 1865, and was mustered out at Macon, Ga., Jan. 20, 1866; is a good strong Democrat, and is serving his third term as Township Treasurer.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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