OUR SNADER, SCHNADER, SCHNEDER, SCHNEIDER
I've posted this for reference for those of us researching the
Schnader, Schneder, Schneider, Snyder
related families in Lancaster and Berks County, Pennsylvania 1700-Present
The family tree shown from here down to (but not including) John Schnader b.bet.1795-1805 below is based on old and possibly inaccurate online and other sources and should be considered my "best guess." References should always be considered with care.****************************************************III.
(Johan) Christian Schnadter (Schnader or Schneider or even Snyder) (1) (References) b.abt.1707 in Kirchdorf, Argau, Switzerland(?) in the "Palatine" area on the Swiss/German border. Settled in the "Weaverland" area of Lancaster County, Pa. He died in 2/1793.m.
Susanna Margaretha Ranck b.1707 in Germany d.2/1767 (death recorded at Seltenreich Reformed Church) in New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa. Johan may have been her second husband.Children:
Per reference (1) (Records of the below (except Johann Michael) births/baptisms recorded at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Holland, Pa.):
b.2/2/1729 in Europe Baptized 6/8/1735 d.1801 m.Frederick Sparr (b.1725-Germany d.1787) on 4/16/1750.
b.7/15/1732 Baptized 6/8/1735 m.Henry Weber(?).
Jacob b.3/25/1735 Baptized 6/8/1735 d.1829 m.Anna Maria <Unknown> Reference (1) follows this branch many more generations, the Dale Beavans family tree even farther.
Christian b.3/8/1738 Baptized 4/3/1738 d.1824 m.Elizabeth <Unknown> See IV-A below.
Philipp b.2/15/1741 Baptized 4/17/1741 d.1799 m.Dorothy Miller or Meuller (sister of Eleanor below).
Michael 5/9/1745 Baptised <Unknown> d.9/2/1831 (buried at the New Holland Cemetary) m.Eleanor Miller or Meuller (sister of Dorothy above). See IV-B Below!!
Christian (and many others) were part of the "Palatine" migration from the area defined by the German/Swiss border in Europe in the early 1700s. He died in 1793 (per a filed Will) in New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa. Johan Christian and Susanna are buried at the New Holland Cemetary.
emigrated on the ship "Allen" (2) (3) and arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam (via Cowes on the Isle of Wright, England) in September, 1729 with Jacob (Discussion1); "Matheis" (Mathias); "Magdelin"; and Susanna Schneider (Snyder) and many others.
is some conflicting data in references (1) and (2) versus (3) (4) (5) and (6) with repect to which Schneiders/Snyders emigrated when. This can be clarified by reviewing the transcripts of the ship lists (3) and (7).
confuse the issue even further, another "Christian Schneider" had already arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 on the ship "William and Sarah" (7) (He settled in New Jersey?) and is sometimes confused with the Christian noted above.
"Jacob Schneider" arrived on ship "Phoenix" in 1749.
reference (15) lists a "Johannes Schneder" arriving on ship "Anderson" in Philadelphia (from Rotterdam via Portsmouth) on September 27, 1752.
There is much confusion about the arrival and subsequent fate of the five above listed Schneiders. It is not known if the three men were brothers (or related at all) but Susanna (Ranck) Christian's wife. Magdelin was probably Mathias' wife. In any case, there is almost no factual information on the fate of Jacob or Mathias. See Discussion1.
(Johan) Christian Schnader (Schneder or Schnader) (1) b.3/8/1738 (8) d.10/22/1824
"Elizabeth" <Unknown (Long or Garman?)> b.1746 d.1826
There is also conflicting data between (1) and (2) with repect to this Christian's father: Jacob or Christian (Discussion1).========================
b.1/18/1777 d.1846 m. Elizabeth <Unknown> (see below)
to four more female children? ("Son-in laws" listed in his Will (8) are: John Beam, Christian Good, George Davis, John Keefer). The executors of his Will were son Daniel and "trusty friend" John Wallace.
Christian Schnader b.1777 d.1846 in Lancaster County, Pa.
"Elizabeth" <Unknown> b.???? d.???? in Lancaster County, Pa.
b.2/19/1798 (9) (10) d. 1871 m.(Mary) Catherine Burkholder (Discussion2)
b.2/9/1800 d.bef.1859 in Ohio m:William C. G. Dargitz
b.1802 d.???? m1:Mary ???? m2:Margaret ?????
b.1804 d.???? m.Mary Wise (one of their children was a Samuel Snader b.1836 d.1914)
b.????? d. ???? m. <Unknown> Miller
of many of the above children's baptisms at the Seltenreich (Zeltenreich) Reformed Church near New Holland.
and Catherine are buried at the Voganville Union Cemetary.
Michael Schnader b.5/9/1745 d.9/2/1831 in New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa.
Miller b.1742 d.1821 on <date> <location>
Christian b.11/30/1768 d.abt.1851 m. Margreta Diller
b.7/27/1771 d.bef.1831 m.<Unknown> (See below)
and Eleanor & Christian and Margreta are all buried at the New Holland Cemetary.
and Eleanor's marriage and all baptisms recorded at the Seltenreich Church.
Michael Schnader b.abt.1771 d.bef.1831 in Lancaster County, Pa.
Salome <Unknown> b.???? d.???? on <date> <location>
b.abt.1801 d.bet.1842-50(?) m.Catherine Killian (b.9/3/1802 d.4/4/1874) in 1823.
The family tree shown from here up is based on old and possibly inaccurate online and other sources and should be considered my "best guess." References should always be considered with care. The data that follows below can be considered reliable and accurate:
John Schnader b.bet.1795-1805 in Lebanon, Pa.??? d.bet.1842-50 place unknown. See (Discussion2)
Catherine Killian b.10/3/1802 Lebanon, Pa.??? d.4/4/1874 Ephrata, Pa. in 1823.
b.abt.1826 m.Elias Beck
b.abt.1832 m.John Acker
b.abt.1834 m.Charles Killian
b.10/16/1838 (see below)
and Catherine were married on either 9/30/1823 or 11/20/1823 by a Reverend Daniel Hertz at the Reiher's (Royer's or Zion) Reformed Church in Brickerville, Pa.
Killian is buried at Bergstrasse Lutheran Church Cemetary Ephrata.
Daniel Schnader b.10/16/1838 "near New Holland" d.12/20/1934 in Ephrata, Pa. (11)
had an illegitimate son "Daniel H. Snader" (see below) with a Lucetta Hoffman before the below marriage. Lucetta later married a Henry Ecenrode and had a daughter Amelia Ecenrode.
Sarah Good b.11/2/1846 d.8/29/1908 on March 8, 1868 and had these children:
Ira Wilson *
Alvin Harrison *
Cora Ann *
Daniel Arthur *
Lillian Agnes *
served with honor in the Union Army on the US Civil War with Company "C" of the 79th PA Volunteers.
Daniel and Sarah are buried in the Voganville Union Cemetary along with these (* above) children.
Daniel H. Snader b.4/4/1866 d.6/2/1899
Mary Risler b.10/19/1868 d.7/19/1939
Raymond b.5/29/1890 d.10/22/1974 Reference (12) diverges here -->>
Robert b.1/8/1893 d.11/3/1975 (see below)
Richard b.12/18/1894 d.9/7/1972
Rhine b.5/24/1897 d. 1/17/1914
Mae b.4/30/1899 d.5/30/1973
Charles Robert Snader b. 1/8/1893 d. 11/3/1975
Bertha Weidman b. 5/10/1992 d. 10/24/1989
Charles Robert, James Jay, Wesley Mark.
Wesley Mark Snader born in Ephrata Twp., PA
Barbara Ann Wonder in Lancaster, PA
Janis, Jean, Caryll, Wesley, Paul, David
Lancaster County History & Church Pages Many of the below links come from the PA Dutch History website:
County Historical Society (Special thanks to researcher Marianne Heckles!)
by Spotts (mentions Schneder)
Township by Klein (Schneder)
Township(s) by Klein (Schneder)
Holland by Weaver (Schneider)
by Weaver (Map at this site shows Christian Schnader's land)
Family Page ("Weaverland")
Creasy's Family Pages Lots of great PA links!
Church Genealogy Page
and Reformed Church Historical Society (Special thanks to researcher Dianne Russell!)
Publishing Before you print this webpage-it's sixty(!) pages of Local PA History reference books!
County History Pages:
County Historical Society
Schnader/Schneder/Schneider/Snider Pages of Interest (many also linked above):
Dargitz Family Homepage (Rebecca Schnader born 1800)
Book by Harold Marks
of Jacob Schnader/Schneder by Dale Beavens
Family Pages (Snider/Schneider)
Kraybill's Family Tree (Schneider)
of Joseph Snider II by Fisher Did the original Christian's son Jacob go to Maryland and Virginia?
Jacob Schneider of Back Creek Virginia" A caution to watch out for those that do sloppy genealogy-and fraud Gustav Anjou!
Ship Passenger Lists
on the graphic below and listen to some "smooth jazz" while you read!
visit my Stotzer-Stotser Family Page
Email me at: