Amelia Mayer

31 August 1852–5 August 1922 (Age 69)
Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Mayer was born on 31 August 1852, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Christopher Mayer, was 28 and her mother, Margaretia BOECHER  , was 28. She married Adrian Snyder about 1875, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lancaster Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States for about 40 years and Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1922. She died on 5 August 1922, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Adrian Snyder
Amelia Mayer
Marriage: about 1875
Frank E Snyder
Louella Snyder
Walter Leroy Snyder
Raymond Harrison Snyder
Etta Blanche Snyder
Mabel M Snyder
Floyd G Snyder
Clarence Benjamin Snyder

Spouse and Children

    Adrian Snyder



about 1875
Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 7

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name for a mayor, Middle English, Old French mair(e) (from Latin maior ‘greater’, ‘superior’; compare Mayor ). In France the title denoted various minor local officials, and the same is true of Scotland ( see Mair 1). In England, however, the term was normally restricted to the chief officer of a borough, and the surname may have been given not only to a citizen of some standing who had held this office, but also as a nickname to a pompous or officious person.2 German and Dutch: variant of Meyer 1.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emeline Meyers in household of Christian Meyers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amelia Snyder, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amelia Snyder in household of Frank Snyder, "United States Census, 1920"

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