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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  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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GEORGE V. SNYDER is the efficient manager of the store of the Chapman Supply Company at Chapman Quarries, Northampton County, and is Postmaster at that point. He is a native of this county, where his life has been passed, and with its welfare he is thoroughly identified. His birth occurred December 12, 1839, his parents being Peter and Susan Snyder, natives of Lehigh County. Our subject’s paternal ancestors were among the early settlers of the Lehigh Valley, and some of the pioneers of his name were killed in one of the early Indian massacres.

The years of Mr. Snyder’s boyhood passed uneventfully in the acquirement of an education while living under the parental roof. In 1853 he entered the mercantile business as a clerk in Kreidersville, this county, with Samuel Seem, by whom he was employed for a short time. For eight years succeeding this he was in the employ of D. O. Saylor at Shoenersville, as clerk, after which he went to Bethlehem. At that point he spent twenty-nine years as a clerk in the general mercantile business, working for various firms. His many years of experience in this line of business, and his faithfulness to the interests of his employers, made him a very fitting person to take charge of a similar business, and April 1, 1893, he was made manager of the Chapman Supply Company Store, which position he continues to fill.

In June, 1893, Mr. Snyder was appointed Postmaster at Chapman Quarries, and is discharging the duties pertaining to that office with fidelity and zeal. He is interested in secret societies, being identified with the Knights of the Golden Eagle, of Packer Castle No. 116 at South Bethlehem; also with Cyprus Commandery No. 54, K. of M., at Bethlehem; and Lehigh Council No. 356, R. A., of Bethlehem. He is a member of the Reformed Church and has been Superintendent of the Sunday-school for a number of years. Of a genial disposition, he wins many friends and commands the confidence of the community. In business he makes use of correct and honorable methods, and is winning success in his enterprises.

The marriage of Mr. Snyder was celebrated in 1860 to Miss Sarah, daughter of the late Adam Solt, of Northampton County. Nine children have been born to them, as follows: Titus H., who is in Dover, N. J.; George F., a resident of Philadelphia; Mary M., wife of M. J. Snyder, of Nazareth; Lizzie M., Mrs. W. H. Mitinan, of South Bethlehem; Cora S., wife of Daniel Nelis, also living in South Bethlehem; Nerin H., whose home is in Philadelphia; Frank P., of Bethlehem; and Clara and Elsie, who are at home. The children have been given good school privileges, and are esteemed citizens of the various communities in which they dwell.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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