John Frederick Snedaker

Brief Life History of John Frederick

When John Frederick Snedaker was born on 28 March 1831, in Hüsede, Bad Essen, Osnabrück, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, his father, Johann Friedrich Schnitker, was 22 and his mother, Maria Clara Clamor, was 31. He married Elizabeth Rock on 29 October 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 9 January 1890, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Snedaker
1831–1890
Elizabeth Rock
1836–1911
Marriage: 29 October 1859
Clara Elizabeth Snedaker
1860–1904
John Frederick Snedaker II
1861–1938
Catherine Snedaker
1863–1922
Joseph Snedaker
1864–1867
Reuben Snedaker
1865–1936
Mary Snedaker
1867–1885
Louisa Snedaker
1868–1958
Rebecca Snedaker
1870–1870
Ellen Snedaker
1871–1934
David Snedaker
1872–1885
Clarina Snedaker
1872–
Parley Snedaker
1874–1885
Claymore Snedaker
1875–1885
Bathsheba Snedaker
1877–1885

Sources (131)

  • John Suedaker in household of Jedediah M Grant, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joh Friedr Schnitker, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • John F Snedeker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1848

Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

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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