Mary Jane Snider

9 September 1837–8 June 1897 (Age 59)
Snake Spring Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Snider was born on 9 September 1837, in Snake Spring Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George N. Snider, was 37 and her mother, Rhoda Schofield, was 34. She married William Peter Lentz on 19 October 1865. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Hopewell Township, Perry, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Jackson Township, Allen, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 8 June 1897, in Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Harrod Cemetery, Harrod, Allen, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Peter Lentz
Mary Jane Snider
Marriage: 19 October 1865
John Frederick Lentz
Mary Jone Lentz
Ada Alice Lentz
Anna Blanche Lentz
George Thomas Lentz
Harriet E. Hattie Lentz
William Schofield Lentz
M. A. Lentz
Jesse Olivere Lentz

Spouse and Children

    William Peter Lentz



19 October 1865


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 26

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: variant of Sneider ‘tailor’.2 Americanized form of German Schneider .3 Respelling of Slovenian Žnider, from žnidar, an occupational name for a tailor of German origin ( see Schneider ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Snider in household of George N Snider, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Snider in household of George Snider, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Lantz in household of Wm Lantz, "United States Census, 1880"

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