John Frederick Snedaker

28 March 1831–9 January 1890 (Age 58)
Hüsede, Bad Essen, Osnabrück, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life Summary 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 7 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, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Snedaker
Elizabeth Rock
Marriage: 29 October 1859
Clara Elizabeth Snedaker
John Fredrick Snedaker II
Catherine Snedaker
Joseph Snedaker
Reuben Snedaker
Mary Snedaker
Louisa Snedaker
Rebecca Snedaker
Ellen Snedaker
David Snedaker
Parley Snedaker
Claymore Snedaker
Bathsheba Snedaker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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
    Age 5
    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.
    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German
    Age 21
    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    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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    Sources (94)

    • John E Snedaker in entry for John Fredrick Snedaker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Suedaker in household of Jedediah M Grant, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joh Friedr Schnitker, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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