Hiram Snyder

9 September 1842–8 May 1910 (Age 67)
Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Snyder was born on 9 September 1842, in Ulster, New York, United States, his father, William Henry Snyder Jr, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Snyder, was 21. He married Gertrude Olivia Tompkins on 8 May 1867. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Rosendale, Rosendale, Ulster, New York, United States for about 10 years and Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 35 years. He died on 8 May 1910, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Ridgewood, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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Hiram Snyder
Gertrude Olivia Tompkins
Marriage: 8 May 1867
Gertrude Tomkins "Gertie" Snyder
Bertha L Snyder

Spouse and Children

8 May 1867


    Gertrude Tomkins "Gertie" Snyder



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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages

Age 6

"""A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 19

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name for a tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sniden ‘to cut’.2 Americanized form of German Schneider .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hiram Snyder in household of Wm H Snyder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hyman Snyder, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiram Snyder, "United States Census, 1910"

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