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.
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’.
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