NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Charles E. Snyder, of Herkimer, New York, lawyer, was born in the town of Cherry Valley, Otsego county, N.Y., Nov. 23, 1863. He was educated at Cornell University, receiving degree of B. S., 1885; admitted to the bar, 1887, and became head of the law firm of Snyder, Cristman & Earl. He was connected with the building of the Hohawk [sic?] & Malone Railway, resident-attorney for the New York Central & Hudson River Company, secretary and attorney of the Raquette Lake Railway Company, Raquette Lake Transportation Company, Fulton Chain Railway Company, Fulton Navigation Company, and the Thomas Hide & Leather Company; vice-president and general counsel of East Creek Electic Light & Power Company, director of Herkimer National Bank, Mark Manufacturing Company, Ne-ha-sa-ne Park Association, and trustee of the Adirondack forest, where he is the owner of Cascade Lake, on which he has a summer home.
He married, Nov. 28, 1888, Eva A. Smith, of West Winfield, N.Y. They have two children,
David E.., born July 12, 1890 (now at Cornell University).
Evalanna, born July 16, 1895.
Mr. Snyder is descended from the sturdy German Palatine stock of the Mohawk Valley, being the son of David W. Snyder, of the town of Minden, Montgomery county, and Mary A. Harter; grandson of Peter Snyder and Mary Miller, of Minden, Montgomery county, and of John and Ann Herter, of the town of Herkimer; great-grandson of William Snyder, who was in the battle of Plattsburgh in the war of 1812, and Maria (Yorden) Snyder, and of ____ Miller, of Minden, Montgomery county, and Laura (Robinson) Miller, of Fairfield, Herkimer county, N.Y. and of George Lawrence Harter and Catherine Weaver, and of Philip Harter and Mary Ann Bell, of the town of Herkimer, N.Y.; great-great-grandson of Peter Snyder, a lieutenant in Colonel Vrooman's regiment in the revolutionary war, who came from Columbia county to Minden, where he died, and ____ Smith, his wife; and of ____ Yorden and ____ Hoffnail, his wife, of Minden, N.Y., and of Lawrence Harter, a revolutionary solider in Colonel Peter Bellinger's militia regiment, being a prisoner from June 21, to Dec. 14, 1782, and Catharine, his wife, and of Jacob Weaver, a revolutionary soldier in Bellinger's regiment, and Eva Frank, hiks wife; a great-great-great grandson of Lawrence Harter and Appolona, his wife, both Palatine settlers and patentees of Burnettsfield patent; and of Timothy Frank, a lieutenant in Colonel Peter Bellinger's regiment in the revolutionary war, and Anna Elizabeth Bellinger, his wife, sister of Colonel Peter Bellinger; great-great-great-great-grandson of John Conrad Frank, a captain in the colonial militia, and Elizabeth, his wife, and of Peter Bellinger.
Chloda Snyder was a native of Germany. He came, when a young man, to this country and made his home at Croghan, Lewis county, N.Y. He was a soldier in the Mexican war. He had two sons and a daughter.
(II) John R., son of Chloda Snyder, was born May 3, 1842. He learned the blacksmith's trade and followed it for many years at Lowville, N.Y.
He married, May 16, 1865, Harriet L., born at Tylerville, Jefferson county, N.Y., Aug. 31, 1846, daughter of Isaac and Nancy (Bigelow) Clements. Isaac Clements was born at Baldwin, Vermont, and came to Northern New York when a young man.
Mr. Snyder died Dec. 7, 1867, leaving one son, Fay Clements, mentioned below. Mrs. Snyder married (second) May 1, 1873, Hiram C. Oatman, who died March 31, 1903. They had one son, Fred F. Oatman, born May 6, 1874.
(III) Fay Clements, son of John R. and Harriet L. (Clements) Snyder, was born in Lowville, N.Y. Jan. 18, 1867. His father died when he was eleven months old, and he was thrown upon his own resources early in life. He had a common school education and attended Lowville Academy. When he was fifteen years old he entered the employ of Horace Bush, druggist, of Lowville, continuing for thirteen years. He then engaged in business on his own account, in partnership with D. Dorrence Bronson, buying the drug store of W. H. Morrison. The business was conducted under the firm name of Bronson & Snyder until May 1, 1903, with much success. Since that time, when Mr. Snyder bought the share of his partner, he has conducted the business alone. From a humble beginning, with no advantages, Mr. Snyder has become on of the most influential and substantial business men of the town.
In politics he is a staunch Republican, but has never sought public office, but ahs served as a member of the board of education.
He is a member of the Active Hose Company of Lowville, and now holds an exempt fireman's certificate.
He married, June 15, 1892, at Lowville, Hetta M., born in Martinsburg, Nov. 9, 1868, daughter of Halsey E. and Mary (Thankful) Kellogg. (See Kellogg). They have one child, Dorothy C. K., born at Lowville, Feb. 6, 1893, now  a student in Lowville Academy.
Snyder is a variation in the spelling of the German surname Schneider. Just when the immigrant ancestor of this family came to New York has not been discovered.
(I) Hendrick Schneider was of Germantown, Columbia county, N.Y., Jan. 1, 1726 and was probably born in Germany before 1700.
(II) Conrad, son of Hendrick Schneider, lived at Germantown and died there in 1811, leaving a will. He married Susannah ____. In 1790 "Coonradt Snider," of Germantown, had a family of thirteen.
(III) Samuel, son of Conrad Schneider, was born in 1745, died in 1822. He was first lieutenant in the militia and said to have been in the war of 1812. He married Regina Conrad.
(IV) Conrad Snyder, son or nephew of Samuel Schneider, removed to Canada. He was born about 1770-80. His father also appears to have left Germantown. Henry, William, Peter and William H. Snider, however, lived in Germantown or vicinity in 1790. John Coonradt, probably a relative, was living there. The name Conrad undoubtedly comes from this surname.
Conrad Snyder, as he spelled his name, settled at Macomb, St. Lawrence county, N.Y., later if life, and died there. He was a well-to-do farmer.
He married Susanna Cook.
John Samuel (mentioned below), Robert, William, John Henry.
(V) John Samuel, son of Conrad Snyder, was born in Canada about 1808, died at Macomb, N.Y. in 1897. He came to St. Lawrence county when a boy with his parents and had the scanty schooling afforded at that time, though he was well-educated through his own efforts. He learned the wool caring trade and established a mill at Macomb. He was also a farmer.
In politics he was a Republican, and was elected to various offices of trust and responsibility, serving for several years as supervisor of the town.
He married Sally, daughter of Lodowick Snyder.
John, solider in the civil war, captain of his company.
Jacob, lives on the homestead at Macomb, N.Y.
Charles, died young.
Charles, mentioned below.
Sabrina, lives on the homestead at Macomb.
Lenora, lives in Wisconsin.
Serena, married Howard Wilson, of Ogdensburg.
(VI) Charles, son of John Samuel Snyder, was born at Macomb, May 20, 1840. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. He enlisted Aug. 13, 1682, in Company C, One Hundred and Sixth Regiment of New York Volunteers, and served three years in the civil war; was mustered out June 27, 1865. He entered as a private, was made first orderly sergeant, then second lieutenant, first lieutenant and captain. He took part in the battles of Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley, and Harper's Ferry, and all the important battles in which the Army of the Potomac engaged.
At the end of the war he returned to his home in Macomb and engaged in farming and lumbering. He owns some twelve hundred acres of land and a number of saw mills, and has conducted a large and very successful business. Since 1899 he has resided at Heuvelton.
In politics he is a Republican, and has been honored with various offices of trust and responsibility. He is a member of De Peyster Lodge, No. 573, Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Grand Army Post at Ogdensburg.
He married in 1872, Lura, born at De Peyster, daughter of Jacob and Emily (Deedy) Coffin. Her father was born in Oneida, N.Y., in 1815, died in 1891, son of Abram and Ann (Fishback) Coffin. Abrahm Coffin was born in Pennsylvania in 1789, died in 1867. Ann Fishback was born in 1789, died 1867; married, July 28, 1812, Abram Coffin.
Children of Abram and Ann Coffin: Nelson, born 1813; Jacob, 1815; Edward, 1818; Naida, 1819; Benjamin, 1822; Tompkins, 1825; Bedora, 1827; Elizabeth, 1829.
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