John Snedaker

Brief Life History of John

When John Snedaker was born on 9 September 1824, in New York, United States, his father, James Garret Snedaker, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth White, was 29. He married Louisa Stringham on 10 December 1848. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Windsor, Windsor, Broome, New York, United States for about 30 years and Great Bend Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 18 April 1905, in Great Bend, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Great Bend, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Snedaker
Louisa Stringham
Marriage: 10 December 1848
James Walter Snedaker
Ellen Mariah Snedaker
Ida Jane Snedaker
Ada Snedaker
Frank Clark Snedaker
Albert Lee Snedaker
Arthur Merritt Snedaker
Jessie M Snedaker

Sources (10)

  • John Snedaker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Snedaker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Snedaker in entry for Frank C. Snedaker and Harriet Barnes Mittar, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Otto.

Variant of Snedeker , a surname of German origin.

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

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