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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami 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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H. C. SNYDER, of the firm of Snyder & Brother, merchants, Potsdam; born in this place in the year 1839; is a son of Daniel and Margaret Snyder; his father entered the land on which this village stands; he was born in Pennsylvania, his mother in this State, and is yet living; his father died in March, 1879, aged 64 years; they were the parents of nine children, of whom five are living, viz., Calvin G., Mary, Frances, John P. and our subject; the deceased are Cornelius, Daniel, Ephraim and Susan. H. C. was raised on the farm, on which he labored for his father till his 18th year, at which time he began life for himself, and engaged in farming for a short time, since when he has followed various pursuits, prominent among which is the mercantile and grocery business. In 1868, he was married to Barbara Limpert, by whom he had one child, viz., Louella B.; who was born in 1869. Dec. 1, 1879, he entered a partnership with his brother Calvin and engaged in a general mercantile business; they carry a full stock, which consists of dry goods, groceries, hats, caps, boots, shoes, and, in fact, everything usually found in a first-class retail house; their long acquaintance with the people, in conjunction with their popular business habits, will command for them their full share of the public patronage; this firm is yet in its infancy, but their facilities for doing business are sure to make their competition felt by their cotemporaries. Mr. Snyder has been Postmaster of this office for three years.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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