Jacob Henry Snell

Male5 February 1829–22 June 1909

Brief Life History of Jacob Henry

When Jacob Henry Snell was born on 5 February 1829, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Snell, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Baker, was 31. He married Sarah J. Strouse about 1849. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Twin Township, Darke, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 22 June 1909, in Arcanum, Twin Township, Darke, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Abbottsville Cemetery, Abbottsville, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Jacob Henry Snell
Sarah J. Strouse
Marriage: about 1849
Isaiah Henry Snell
Perry Madison Snell
Ida J. Snell
Clark Wesley Snell
Clara A. Snell
Alma Anna Snell
Effa M. Snell
George Wilbur Snell
Cary E. Snell

Sources (28)

  • Jacob H. Snell in entry for Snell, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Jacob H Snell in household of Elsn* Wisener, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J. H. Snell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1849
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 1

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 31

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a quick, lively, or courageous person, from Middle English snel(l) ‘swift, vivacious, brisk, bold’ (Old English snel(l), Old Norse snjallr). See also Sneller , Snelling .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Snel(l) (Old English Snell, Old Norse Snjallr, with the same origins as the nickname above).

    Americanized form of German Schnell ‘quick’.

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

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