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Source:
Biographical Record of Wayne & Holmes Co.
Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co.
1889

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  JOHN K. SALTSMAN

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 419

  JOHN W. SANDS

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 424

  SAMUEL SAURER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 71


A. K. Schaaf
ADOLPH K. SCHAAF

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 448

  EDWARD SCHAAF

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 39

  FLORIAN SCHAFFTER is a son of Abraham L. and Sophia (Sauvain) Schaffter, natives of Switzerland, who immigrated to America in 1858.  They first rented a farm in Stark County, Ohio, remaining there seven years, and then purchased a farm in Paint Township, Wayne County, where the father still lives.  The mother died July 23, 1880.  The family consisted of six children, as follows: Zelina (deceased); Gustavus, in Mount Eaton, Ohio; Florian; Adeline, wife of August Jabas, in Dalton; Paul, in Holmes County, and Albert, at home.
     Our subject was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland, Oct. 16, 1839, and received his education in that country.  After coming to America he learned the wagon-maker's trade, which he has since followed, having conducted the business at Mount Eaton, Ohio, from 1865 to 1880, when he purchased his present farm of eighty-five acres iu Paint Township, Wayne County.  April 23, 1866, Mr. Schaffter married Miss Lena, daughter of Abraham Guerne, of Paint Township, and they have five children: Edward (a veterinary surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio), Eugene, Ally, Willie and LenoraMr. Schaffter is a stanch supporter of the Democratic party, and has filled the offices of assessor, supervisor and constable of Paint Township.  He is a prominent member of the German Reformed Church of Mount Eaton, and has been a deacon, trustee and secretary of the same.  At the present time he is one of a committee appointed to take charge of matters connected with the erection of the new church.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 99
  JACOB SCHMUCK

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 452

  SAMUEL SCHMUCK

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 55

  REV. ELIAS SCHROCK

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 462

  JOSEPH A. SCHUCH

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 37

  ADAM D. SCHULTZ

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 515

  NICHOLAS SCHULTZ

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 332

  WALTON C. SCOTT

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 34

  WILLIAM SCOTT

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 21

  SYLVESTER F. SCOVEL

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 96

  GILBERT SCARIGHT

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 456

  JAMES H. SEIBERLING

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 92


Philo M. Semple
REV. PHILO M. SEMPLE

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 192

  JACOB SHELLY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 349


Michael Shelly
MICHAEL SHELLY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 512

  JACOB B. SHERRICK

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 408

  PETER SHERRICK

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 435

  WILLIAM SHIBLEY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 379

  FRANK SHILLING, son of John Shilling, a native of Pennsylvania, and one of the early pioneers of Canaan Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, was born Jan. 12, 1852.  He lived with his father and worked on the farm until he became of age, receiving a fair common-school education.  Jan. 16, 1873, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary, daughter of William Kiser, and they are the parents of two children, William K. and Nellie L.  William Kiser was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., July 18, 1804, and came to Wayne County, Ohio, with his father, John Kiser (a native of Maryland), by wagon, in 1822, locating on a farm near Killbuck, in the eastern part of Congress Township.  He worked hard and industriously to help support his parents, and in course of time, by economy and judicious management, he was enabled to purchase the old home place, where he lived for many years and where he died.
     One Nicholas Prine entered the land which is now the home of Mr. Shilling, and many years ago offered to sell it to Mr. Kiser for $110, payable in sums not less than $10 at a time; but of even this liberal offer Mr. Kiser was then unable to avail himself.  Leaving home, however, at the time of the construction of the Pittsburgh Canal, in company with one Michael Totten, he and his friend went to work at the then considered good wages of $8 per month; and after several years hard labor he managed to save enough money to buy himself a home. In 1826 he purchased of Mr. Prine, for $320, the property spoken of above, which was then all in the woods, and he immediately commenced to cut down the timber and clear himself a farm.  By hard work, thrift and good management Mr. Kiser amassed a fortune, being at the time of his death, Mar. 16, 1886, owner of 422 acres of line farm land.
     Mr. Shilling, the subject proper of this biographical memoir, is much respected, and is recognized as one of the careful, prudent, industrious and progressive farmers of Wayne County.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 263
  JOHN SHILLING was born in Cumberland County, Penn., Feb. 14, 1814.  His father, Adam Shilling, also a native of that county, married Mary Roone, and in 1817 moved to Stark County, Ohio, where they purchased land near Massillon, and engaged in farming, being among the representative citizens of that county.  They were prominent members of the United Brethren church.  The mother died there in 1858.  The father afterward moved to Indiana, where he died in 1881, at the patriarchal age of nearly ninety years.  Their family consisted of eight children, six of whom are living, viz.: John; Polly, now Mrs. George Houke, of Indiana; Barbara Ann, wife of William Kitzermeller of Stark County, Ohio; Solomon in Indiana; Daniel, in Stark County; Eliza, wife of Daniel Gratz, of Bryan, Ohio.
     John Shilling, the subject of this memoir, was reared in Stark County, Ohio, and obtained but little education, as he had to walk three miles to school, and was in constant danger from wolves and Indians.  He remained on the homestead until twenty-two years of age.  On Oct. 30, 1834, he became united in marriage with Miss Sarah daughter of John Noftzger, of Congress Township, Wayne County, and she bore him three children, viz.: Mary wife of Ezra Smith, of Canaan Township (they have two children, Lorinda now Mrs. George Hurd, who has one child, Ezra, and Franklin Smith, in Canaan Township); Adam, in Canaan Township, married to Maria, daughter of Jesse Ritchie, of Medina County (they have one son, Jesse); Melvina, wife of John Cook, of Canaan Township (they have two children, William and Annie).  The mother of these children died in 1840, and in 1841 the father married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of George Frank, of Stark County, Ohio.  She died Mar. 9, 1878, having borne him three children, viz.:  Emma, deceased wife of William BrinkerhoffFrank, a farmer in Congress Township, Wayne County, married to Mary Keiser (they have two children.  William and Nellie); Ada, married to Daniel Stratton of Medina County (they have two children, Blanche and Ira).  Mr. Shilling is a prominent member of the Burbank United Brethren Church.  He has always voted the Republican ticket, and has filled various township offices.  He moved onto his present farm, in Canaan Township, in the year 1835, and by hard work and perseverance ahs been successful, being now one of the leading farmers of the township.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page Page
  S. S. SHILLING, one of Wooster's well-known citizens, is a native of Wayne County, born Oct. 30, 1828.  His father, Peter Shilling, was a native of Chambersburgh, Franklin Co., Penn., born in 1803.  He grew to manhood in his native county, where he learned the trade of shoemaking, and in 1824, when twenty-one years of age, was united in marriage with Nancy Ann Rodocker, a native of York County, Penn., who had been reared near Massillon, Ohio, where her parents had settled when she was but six years of age.  Of their marriage eleven sons were born, of whom there are now surviving but our subject and one brother, Isaiah B., of Sugar Creek Township, in this county.
     Peter Shilling and his family decided to make Wayne County their home, and here the father cultivated a farm, and for a number of years carried on his trade in connection therewith.  In 1879 the last summons came to the mother, who passed away at the age of seventy-eight years, having been born in 1801, and in 1881 the husband and father followed his life's partner to the grave, aged seventy-eight years also.  Mr. Shilling was one of the founders of the Reformed Lutheran Church at West Lebanon, in Sugar Creek Township, and always remained a pious and consistent member.  He and his wife enjoyed the esteem of the community, and were universally respected for their good qualities and upright lives.  The paternal ancestors of the family were of English - German origin, and on the maternal side were of Dutch extraction, and had settled in this country in Puritan times.
     S. S. Shilling, the subject of our sketch, was reared upon the farm, and received his education in the log school-house of the period.  At the age of seventeen he was hired out to a neighbor to work for seven mouths for $50 and his board.  The following June he attended school at Massillon, Ohio, and the ensuing winter he began teaching.  This occupation he followed for four winters, and in 1849 learned the new art of daguerreotyping, and opened a gallery at Massillon.  Two years later he removed to Canton, Ohio, and the following year, 1852, was united in marriage with Miss Allatha Cole, daughter of Joshua and Caroline (Armstrong) Cole, a native of Richmond, Jefferson Co., Ohio.  Her paternal ancestors were of English lineage, and her grandparents were natives of Maryland.  On her maternal side her ancestors came from Ireland, at a very early day in the history of the country.  When Mrs. Shilling was but eight years of age her parents removed to Stark County, Ohio, where the husband and father went to his last sleep in 1881, at the age of eighty-two years.  The widowed mother still lives on the home farm, and is now (1888) aged eighty-six years.  To this worthy couple had been born eight children, of whom but three now survive, and Mrs. Shilling is the only one in Wayne County.  Mr. Cole, by reason of his unfailing good nature, was familiarly known by all who knew him as " Uncle Josh," and was noted as a fine marksman, a desirable accomplishment in those times.  He was strongly attached to the Republican party from its formation; was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; was in every way highly esteemed by all who knew him, and was greatly missed.
     After his marriage our subject moved to West Lebanon, where he engaged in mercantile business, which he carried on there until 1801, when he removed to Wooster, and built the house which has since been his home.  He was engaged in McDonald's foundry at Wooster.  He was a member of the Wooster National Guards, and in 1864 was called out, and went with his company to Washington, whence they were sent to man Fort Ethan Allen, near Georgetown, on the Potomac.  The guards were discharged in September, and on his return to Wooster Mr. Shilling resumed his employment in the iron works, where he continued until 1874, when he purchased the Newman Bus Line, which he ran for twelve years, when he retired from the more arduous labors of life, and has since been engaged in business as a broker, taking life more easy.
     Of Mr. and Mrs. Shilling's union two children were born, both deceased: one, Melancthon, at the age of three years', and the other iu infancy, unnamed.  In every particular Mr. Shilling is a self-made man, and he and his wife have labored together, thereby securing the competence of which they are now in the enjoyment.  Although now past sixty years of age, he is well preserved and in good health, the result of a well-ordered and temperate life, he never having used intoxicating liquors or tobacco in any form.  In his political views he is strongly Republican, and he is a member of the I. O. O. F., belonging to the Encampment.  Himself and his esteemed wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and both are held in high regard by everyone who knows them.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 182
  EMANUEL C. SHISLER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 562

  A. R. SHIVELY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 461

  MRS. MARTHA A. SHIVELY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 461


Wm. Shoemaker
WILLIAM SHOEMAKER

 

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 430


Henry Shreve
HENRY SHREVE

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 284

  THOMAS SHREVE

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 284

  REV. ELIAS SICHLEY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 479

  HIRAM F. S. SICHLEY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 481

  WILLIAM H. H. SICHLEY

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 479

  JAMES C. SIDLE

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 229

  JOHN C. SIDLE

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 190

  GEORGE B. SIEGENTHALER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 227

  DAVID I. SLEMMONS

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 37

  HON. JOHN SLOANE

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 549

  DAVID N. SMITH is a son of James and Keziah (McCullough) Smith, natives of Washington County, Penn., who came to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1820, and entered a quarter section and a one-half section of land near Jackson, in Canaan township.  The father of James Smith, a native of Ireland, settled in Washington County, Penn., where James was born in 1791.  The latter came to Wayne County poor, and experienced all the hardships of the early pioneer.  Through perseverance and economy, however, he accumulated a large property, and was in every sense a self-made man, recognized as one of the prominent farmers of Canaan Township.  In politics he was a Democrat, in which party he always took an active interest, and was identified with the Presbyterian Church of Jackson for many years.  He died in 1875, his wife in 1863.  They  reared a family of nine children, viz: Elizabeth, William, Adam and Samuel (all deceased); Margaret, widow of William Foot; Mary Ann, wife of O. A. Frary of Canaan Township, Wayne County; David N.; Rebecca, wife of Samuel Slemmons, of Milton Township, Wayne County; Martha, a maiden lady.
     The subject of this memoir was born on the homestead in Clinton Township, Wayne County, Feb. 17, 1830, and received his education at the schools of the township.  He has always followed farming for his life's vocation.  In 1863 he married Miss Mary A., daughter of Emanuel Northrup, of Medina County, Ohio, and she died in January, 1879, leaving two children: DeForest, who lives on the homestead farm, married to Ida, daughter of George Mathes of Canaan Township, Wayne County, and Clyde, at home.  Mr. Smith has always been a Democrat in politics, and has served as school director of the township for eight years.  He is a member of Canaan Grange No. 1280, P. of H., and is a prominent member of the Jackson Presbyterian Church, of which he is a trustee.
     William Foot (deceased) was born in Connecticut, Nov. 17, 1807, and died Oct. 4, 1888.  About 1844 he came to Wayne County, and entered a store at Jackson as clerk.  He afterward purchased the business, which he conducted for many years.  He was a Republican in politics, and postmaster of Jackson for several years.  In 1863 he married Miss Margaret Smith, and by her had four children: Joseph McIntire in Missouri; Amanda, now Mrs. William Wallace, in Iowa; William, in Knox County, Ohio, and Alice, now Mrs. Harry Covert, in Nebraska.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 258
  WILLIAM H. SMITH was born in Chippewa Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, in April, 1830, and is a son of Joseph G. and Mary (Frank) Smith.  His paternal grandfather was Andrew Smith, formerly of Centre County, Penn., who settled about 1829 in Chippewa Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, where he cleared and improved a farm on which he lived and died.  His children were three in number, viz: James, Joseph G. and William, all now deceased.  Joseph G., at his father's death, succeeded to the homestead, where he resided until his death, in 1872.  His family consisted of six children, viz:  William H., Mettie  (Mrs. John B. Zimmerman), Charles P., Arthur, Howard and Alice.
     The maternal grandfather of William H. Smith was Henry Frank, a native of Germany, born Oct. 30, 1787, and who immigrated to America in 1791 with his parents, who located in Washington County, Penn.  In 1792 his parents died, and he was bound out to a farmer until twenty-one years of age, receiving for his services two suits of clothes and one pair of shoes per year.  At seventeen years of age he run away, and learned the potter's trade.  In 1822 he came to Wayne County, Ohio, locating in Canaan Township, where he worked at his trade and cleared a farm.  In 1840 he moved to Chippewa Township, settling on the farm now occupied by his children, which he also cleared and improved, and here he resided until his death, which occurred in 1861.  His wife was Jane, daughter of Charles and Mary A. Provines, of Washington County, Penn., and by her he had five children, as follows:  Margaret, Mary (Mrs. Joseph G. Smith), Elizabeth (Mrs. Almon Butler), James P., and Maria J. (Mrs. Newell Collins)Mr. Frank was a member of the Presbyterian Church; in politics he was a Republican.
     The subject proper of this memoir was reared and educated in his native township.  In early manhood he taught school, winters, working on the farm in summers.  For four years he was a clerk in the hardware store at Doylestown of which he is now one of the proprietors, having purchased an interest in the business in 1885.  Dec. 27, 1870, he married Maria J., daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Crawford) Lucas, of Chippewa Township, Wayne County, and by her has two children: Rhoda and Lucy E.  Mr. Smith is one of the representative citizen and business men of Doylestown, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Royal Arcanum; he is a Republican.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 171
  WILLIAM N. SMITH is a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born in Franklin Township, Apr. 9, 1830.  His grandfather, Philip Smith, was of German ancestry, and came to Wayne County, Ohio, in 1812.  He located on a tract of timber land and after clearing seven acres, built a cabin, and went to Steubenville for his family, returning to this county the same spring.  He improved his land and made it his home until his death, which occurred in 1840, when he was seventy years old.  His widow survived him until 1851, dying at the advanced age of eighty-four years.  They had a family of ten children, all of whom are deceased.  Nathan W. Smith, their youngest child, was born Aug. 3, 1804, and was therefore but eight years old when his parents moved to Wayne County.  His early life was spent amid the hardships and privations of a pioneer life, and he received but limited educational advantages.  He was married Nov. 15, 1825, by Rev. John Reid, to Miss Marin Waits, who was born Nov. 14, 1803, a daughter of Richard and Leah Waits.  They first located in Franklin Township, where they lived twenty-seven years, and then moved to a farm one mile south of Wooster, where the mother died Oct. 1, 1869, aged sixty-six years.  The father died Apr. 29, 1885, aged nearly eighty-one years.  They had a family of four children:  Hiram N., born Apr. 22, 1827, was a graduate of Jefferson College, and was preparing for the ministry, but died in the second year of his course, Apr. 23, 1851; William N., born Apr. 9, 1830; Matilda, born Sept. 17, 1834, died, aged five months and twenty-seven days; Ellen, born Sept. 2, 1836, died Mar. 14, 1844.  Nathan W. Smith was in his early life a Whig, and later a Republican.  He was a man of strong temperance principles, and was the third person in Wayne County to sign the total abstinence pledge.  He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 575
  GIDEON SMOKER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 186

  I. O. SMYSER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 300

  M. L. SMYSER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 59

  ELI SNELL

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 131

  ELIAS SNYDER, farmer, was born in Stark County, Ohio, in 1825, a son of John and Elizabeth (Albright) Snyder. In his boyhood his parents moved to Doylestown, Ohio, where his father bought 100 acres of land, upon which they lived until the father's death; he died in 1837, at the age of forty-four years.  Elias was bereft of the care of a mother when four years old, and was adopted by an uncle, Daniel Snyder, a respected citizen of Wayne County, with whom he lived till he was twenty-six years old.
     He was married in 1848 to Sarah Lehman daughter of David Lehan.  They have had a family of twelve children, as follows: Adaline L., born June 8, 1849; John H., born Sept. 1, 1851; Marion, born Dec.  8, 1858; Daniel J., born Mar. 24, 1856; Ida E., born July 1, 1858; Cynthia A., born July 25, 1860; D. McClellan, born Jan. 7, 1862; Willis Byron, born Apr. 16, 1865; Mary Edith, born Dec. 19, 1866; Effie Susan, born Dec. 22, 1868; Hattie J., born Nov. 30, 1871; and Delia Minerva, born Dec. 25, 1874.  Marion died Nov. 19, 1882, aged nearly tbirty years.  Seven of these children are married.  Mr. Snyder has always been an industrious and economical man, and his fine farm of 161 acres, with its pleasant residence and other improvements, are the result of his own efforts, with the assistance of his faithful wife, and together they are now enjoying the reward of a well-spent life.  They are members of the English Lutheran Church.  In politics Mr. Snyder is a Democrat.

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 -
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  FRANK SNYDER was born in Bucks County, Penn., in 1830.  His grandfather, Andrew Snyder, was a native of Zweibrucken, Germany, on the Rhine, and came to this country in 1760, and for over five years served in the Revolutionary War.  He had a family of twelve children, one of the older ones being George, the father of our subject.
     George Snyder married MAry Mickley, whose father, Philip Mickley, served seven years in the Revolutionary War.  Her grandfather also came from Zweibrucken, Germany, in 1720.  Part of the family were killed by the Indians in one of their great massacres.  Philip escaped by hiding in the underbrush, while a little brother and sister were tomahawked near by.  The family owned the grounds at Gettysburg upon which is now the National Cemetery, and their family burial grounds are still there, having been set aside and preserved by the National Government.  To George Snyder and wife were  born ten children, as follows:  Catherine, now Mrs. John King, of Bedford, Iowa; Aaron, of Osage, Iowa; Lewis M., for a long time a map publisher, of Chicago, Ill., died in 1888; Eliza, married to William Miller died in 1853; Henry died in 1848; Frank whose names heads this sketch; William, a map publisher, of Chicago, died in 1878; Mary, now Mrs. Pliilip Hine, of Spencer Centre, Ohio; Sophia, wife of Rev. Samuel Coaklin, of Rows, Ohio, and George W., pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Davenport, Iowa, who served three years in the volunteer service and one year in the regular service during the War of the Rebellion.
     George Snyder remained in Bucks County until after his father's death, when he was appointed administrator of the estate.  In 1834, with his family, consisting at that time of his wife and seven children, he moved to Wayne County, Ohio, and settled in the southern part of Chester Township, near the present town of New Pittsburgh, buying forty acres of land.  He afterward sold his first purchase and bought a larger adjoining farm.  He lived to make many valuable improvements in his township, and to realize, in a measure, at least, the consummation of his fond hopes in regard to his adopted county, dying at the advanced age of nearly eighty years.
     Frank Snyder was reared in Chester Township, being but four years of age when his parents settled here.  He was early inured to the work of the farm, receiving the educational advantages afforded in the common schools of those days.  When twenty years of age he began to learn the carpenter's trade, and when twenty-two years old, the trade of a millwright, at which he continued thirty-two years, building and remodeling a number of the mills of Wayne and adjoining counties.  In 1884 he bought the farm where he now lives of John Myers' heirs.  It contains 200 acres of choice land, and the improvements are among the best in the township.  Mr. Snyder married Miss Ella Myers, daughter of John Myers, and they have two children: Wayne and MaryMr. Snyder is a member of the Methodist Church, while his wife is a member of the Baptist Church.  In politics he affiliates with the Republican party.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 245
  J. B. SNYDER was born Oct. 8, 1833, on the old homestead on Section 1, Congress Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, and is a son of an old pioneer of Congress Township, George Snyder.  He (George) was a native of Virginia, and came from there to Wayne County, Ohio, in the spring of 1819, entering from the Government the southwest quarter of Section 1.  He died in 1865, in his seventieth year.  Mary (Bowers) Snyder, mother of the subject of this memoir, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio.  She died in 1875, in her seventy-fifth year, the mother by Mr. Snyder of ten children, nine of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.
     Of these children, J. B., the subject of this sketch, was united in marriage, Oct. 23, 1856, with Miss Mary Jane Burns, who was born July 21, 1830, in Congress Township, Wayne Co., Ohio.  Her father, Hector Burns, was born in Chester County, Penn., and in the fall of 1822 he came to Congress Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, where he entered the northeast quarter of Section 3.  Her mother, Mary (Williams) Burns, was born Oct. 31, 1791, in Lycoming County, Penn.  This couple reared a large family, and both lived to a ripe old age, Mr. Burns dying July 14, 1858, in his sixty-eighth year, and Mrs. Burns, Sept. 15, 1872, in the eighty-first year of her age.  Mr. and Mrs. Snyder have been blessed with eight children, three of whom survive.  The parents are both consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Snyder owns and lives upon the old homestead, one mile south of Burbank, where he has made many improvements, and is regarded as one of the progressive farmers of Wayne County.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 500
  JAMES Q. SNYDER, one of the well-known and progressive farmers of Wayne County, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in March, 1848.  His father, Daniel Snyder was a native of Pennsylvania, and married Catherine Miller, daughter of Henry and Savilla (Smith) Miller.  In 1837 the family came to Wayne County, but five years later returned to Holmes County, remaining there until 1866, when they again came to Wayne County, and here the father died Feb. 28, 1885, aged sixty-nine years; the mother still lives on the homestead, and is now seventy-four years of age.  The father was a successful business man, and had a large circle of friends.  He was a devoted member of the Evangelical Church.  Six of the eight children born to this family are living, four in Wayne County.  One son, Samuel, died while in the service of his country during the dark days of the Rebellion; another son, Henry, served in the war three years, and is now a resident of Holmes County; one daughter, Susan, is the wife of H. B. Rayle, of Lake County; John G. died in childhood; Elizabeth and James Q. are on the home farm; J. Robert lives in Franklin Township, and Savilla in Wooster Township.
     James Q. Snyder remained with his parents until his marriage, and then located on a farm not far from the homestead.  After the death of his father he returned to take charge of the farm for his mother, and has since made it his home.  He was married in February, 1878, to Sarah Young, a native of Wayne County, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Romich) Young, of Wooster Township.  Mr. and Mrs. Snyder are consistent and worthy members of the Lutheran Church.

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  JOHN SNYDER.    This well-known old resident of Wayne County, now living in the city of Wooster, was born in Union County, Penn, Feb. 14, 1820.  His father, Jonathan Snyder, was born in Berks County, in that State and was married to Sarah Huffman a native of the same county, a daughter of Nicholas Huffman, who was of German extraction, and served in the ranks of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, and died in Dauphin County, Penn.  Jonathan Snyder and wife settled in Union County, Penn., and there remained until 1838, when they came to Wayne County in search of a home in which to rear their children.  They settled on a farm in Franklin Township, where they spent the remainder of their lives.  The father was a shoemaker by trade, as well as a farmer, and worked at that in winter.  In those days shoemakers went from house to house of the people who wanted work done, generally staying in one house until the whole family were supplied.
     Jonathan Snyder was a poor man, and in Wayne County, as well as in Pennsylvania, had to work hard to make a living for himself and family, enduring many privations and hardships, in which his family shared.  His wife and himself, however, were blessed with rugged constitutions, and notwithstanding their arduous labors lived to an advanced age, each dying when eighty-two years old - the mother in 1875 and the father in 1877.
Both were sincere members of the Lutheran Church, and were people held in high esteem by their neighbors for their trustful, honest and industrious lives.  They were the parents of ten children, as follows: Catherine, now Mrs. Amos Herr, living in Knox County, Ohio; Rebecca, deceased wife of Samuel Miller; Sarah, wife of Anthony Stahl, of Knox County, Ohio, died in November, 1888; Mary, married to William Patton, and living in Wooster; John; Daniel J. and Joseph, now residents of Madison Hill, Ohio; Jonathan and Jacob, farmers in WayneCounty, Ohio, and George (deceased).
     The subject of this sketch passed his early years in the county where he was born, and was early made to earn his bread by the hardest kind of labor.  When but nine years of age he was put to plowing, being the oldest boy of the family.  His first plow had a wooden mold-board, and the ground being rough and stony the lad had a hard time of it, especially as he had to plow barefooted, in order to save his shoes, of which he had but one pair each year.  On cold mornings the barefooted boy used to warm his feet by standing in the place where the horses had lain over night.  Threshing at that time was done by the horses treading out the grain and clover seed, and the boy often was compelled to ride the horse in that work from daylight until dark.  This was the early life of our subject, and this was the training he received to fit him for the stern duties of life.  His educational opportunities were limited, being given the opportunity of going to school only a short time each winter, but, by improving every opportunity, he succeeded in getting a rudimentary education, and by reading and close observation in his later years has made himself a well-informed man.  He was eighteen years of age when he came to Ohio with his parents.  Here for six years he worked on his father's farm, enduring the hardships which fell to the lot of the early settlers in this region, where homes could only be made by literally hewing them out of the dense forest with which it was then covered.
     In 1844 he determined to make a home for himself, and in that year, as the first step toward that desirable object, was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Troutman, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Keim) Troutman, and a native of Berks County, Penn. On her father's side she was of German descent, and on her mother's of English.  Her mother died in Henry County, Ohio, when Mrs. Snyder was quite young, and her father later removed to Wooster Township, in this county, where he passed the last years of his life.  After this marriage Mr. Snyder settled upon a partially improved farm, which they worked on shares.  Accumulating some means in this way, by hard work and rigid economy, he was able in 1853 to purchase a farm in Franklin Township, which he sold to his brother Jacob in 1878.  He next bought a farm in East Union Township; subsequently he purchased another in Chester Township, and still later one in the southeast part of Franklin Township, which he still owns.  In 1878 he gave up farm life and removed to the city of Wooster, where he now resides in the pleasant home he owns in that place.  The family of four children, which came to our subject and his estimable wife, are all living, and are located as follows:  Reasin B., residing in the city of Wooster; Sarah Jane, wife of William Bentz, also in Wooster; Alice Alaura, wedded to Horace Boydson, in Lyons, Neb., and Curtis Hoffman, living with his parents.
     Mr. Snyder is a Republican in politics, but has been too busy a man to give much time to public matters, and the only office he has held has been that of supervisor of Franklin Township.  He and his worthy wife are esteemed members of the Lutheran Church of Wooster.  Starting in life in poverty, he has achieved a marked success, and he is to-day one of Wayne County's well-to-do citizens.  This result has been obtained by a life of unremitting industry and perseverance, united with frugal habits,
and to the estimable lady who has so long aided and counseled him in all his praiseworthy efforts, much of his success is due.  The family is well known in Wayne County, and as early settlers and as valuable members of the community are highly respected and will long be remembered.

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  LEWIS SNYDER is one of the well-known citizens of Wayne County, within whose borders he has passed more than half a century.  He was born in Union County, Penn., May 19, 1824.  His father, Jacob Snyder, was also a native of that State, born in Berks County, near Reading; he was by occupation a farmer, and, on reaching manhood, was united in marriage with Susannah Hock, who likewise was born in the Keystone State, and who became the mother of Lewis Snyder.  In the fall of 1836 this couple came to Wayne County with their family, for whom they wished to make a home iu this then new country.  Their settlement was on a farm in Franklin Township, upon which the remainder of their lives was passed.  The father was called to his eternal rest Aug. 7, 1860, at the age of sixty-nine years, after a residence here of twenty years, and the mother in 1880, at the age of eighty-seven years.  Both were faithful members of the Lutheran Church, and both had in this county, as well as in their old home, acquired the confidence and respect of the people among whom their lot was cast.  The father had been, in his younger days, married previous to the union with the mother of our subject, and by that marriage had become the parent of two children.  Of his later union there were twelve children, eight of whom  - four sons and four daughters - grew to maturity.  Jacob Snyder was, in his earlier years, an active member of the Whig party, and voted and worked for the grandfather of our present President, Gen. William H. Harrison.
     Lewis Snyder, subject of this biographical sketch, was twelve years old when his parents came to Wayne County, and has ever since been a resident here.  He stayed on the home farm, assisting his father in the toil of developing it from the wilderness, until he was twenty-five years of age, at which time he took the first step toward making a home for himself by becoming united in marriage with Miss Sarah Morr, a native of Ohio, and a daughter of Philip and Sarah Morr, pioneers of Wayne County.  Her father died when she was a little girl, but her mother survived many years, dying on their farm in Franklin Township, at the age of seventy-six years.  As pioneers, and as good and useful citizens, who had led honorable and upright lives, they were highly respected, and will be long remembered. Philip Morr, grandfather of Mrs. Snyder, was a Revolutionary soldier.  Lewis Snyder and his young wife began their married life on a farm which he had purchased in Franklin Township, and there they remained for twenty-six years, working assiduously to clear up and thoroughly develop their land, in which object they succeeded, and thus laid up a competence for their old age.  This was not accomplished without much hard work, supplemented by frugal habits, but in their declining years they can now take a rest from their toil, and look back with satisfaction upon a life well spent.  In 1876 they retired from active labor and removed to the city of Wooster, where they have since resided, in their pleasant home on Vine Street, surrounded by every material comfort.  Four children came to bless their home, three of whom are yet living, comfortably settled in homes of their own.  The eldest, Ann Maria, is the wife of Andrew C. Miller, of Franklin Township; Sylvester G. married Miss Jane Reed, of Franklin Township, and also lives in that township, on his father's farm, and Lavinia Elizabeth, with her husband, William Levers, resides in Wooster.  The one that died was an unnamed infant.
     Our subject takes much interest in public affairs, in which he keeps well posted, but always avoided holding office.  He has, since its formation, been a supporter of the Republican party.  He and his wife are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Wooster, which counts them among its active workers.  Mr. Snyder is a self-made man, as he had no assistance in making his start in life.  The financial success he has achieved is due to the inherent qualities of the man, aided by his faithful wife, who has for forty years been a wise counselor and a capable helpmate.  In addition to other property they still own 160 acres in Franklin Township, where they lived so long and where they laid the foundation
of their prosperity.  They will long be remembered as among the best class of Wayne County's honored pioneers.
Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 380
  SAMUEL SNYDER was born in Washington County, Md., Oct. 9, 1820, a son of Anthony and Rebecca (Newman) Snyder, who were natives of Franklin County, Penn.  They moved from Washington County, Md., in 1836 to Stark County, Ohio, thence in 1844 to Knox County, Ohio, where the father died Apr. 10, 1867, and the mother in March, 1875.  They reared nine children, eight of whom are still living; Samuel; Daniel, in Allen County, Ind.; Elizabeth, unmarried, residing in Champaign County, Ohio; Rebecca wife of Dr. Ayres, of Horner, Knox Co., Ohio; Jonathan, in Mount Liberty, Knox Co., Ohio; David C., in Kansas City, Mo.; and William B. and Franklin, in Knox County, Ohio.
     Of these, Samuel was reared on the farm and attended the district schools of Stark County, Ohio.  At an early ago he learned the trade of a carriage maker, which occupation he has since followed.  He has lived in West Lebanon since 1838, and in 1842 he established his present carriage manufacturing business.  In 1841 Mr. Snyder married Miss Catherine,
daughter of Robert Thompson, of Stark County, Ohio, and six children have been born to them, viz. : William H., of Sugar Creek Township, Wayne County; Mary R., deceased wife of Eli Braden; Martha Jane and Francis, at home; Sarah E., wife of Lewis Brenner, of Brookfield, Ohio; and Letitia C., wife of Jacob Eby, in Michigan.  Mr. Snyder has always voted the Democratic ticket, and has served his township as school director for several years, and as justice of the peace since 1864.

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WESLEY SPANGLER, ex-county commissioner and farmer, was born in Cumberland County, Penn., in 1825, near the county seat, Carlisle.  Yost Spangler was the name of the pioneer of this family, who, when eighteen years old, in 1769, left Germany and came to America.  He settled in Berks County, Peun., and there was engaged in surveying.  He was twice married, the names of his wives, who were sisters, being Weinholt.  Eight children were born to him, their names being John, Philip, Samuel, Peter, Mary and Barbara, by the first wife; and by the second wife, Hannah and Yost.  From Berks County this pioneer moved to Lancaster County, and then to Cumberland County, where he followed farming for a number of years previous to his death.  Peter Spangler was the fourth son born to Yost Spangler.  He was a native of Lancaster County, born in 1791, and married Susan Zinn.  Of the ten children born to this union seven are now living, whose names are George, Peter, Wesley, Mary, Rebecca, Lorinda and Elmira.  In 1829 Peter Spangler, with his wife and five children, immigrated to Wayne Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, and purchased fifty acres of land, formerly the property of A. McMonegal, and at his death owned 130 acres of laud.  He was a cooper by trade, and followed that in connection with farming for forty years.  He was a successful man, being left but a small amount of money by his father.  He died in 1863, at the age of seventy years.
     Wesley Spangler, the subject of our sketch, was educated in the common schools of the county and at an academy at Canaan Center.  Farming has been his occupation through life, at which he has been successful.  He was married in 1854 to Malinda Stair, and three children, all living, are the result of this union: Viola and Arabella, now engaged in teaching school, having been students at Smithville Academy and Normal School, and Charles W., engaged in farming.  Mr. Spangler has resided in Chester Township since the spring of 1859, when he purchased his present home farm of 115 acres of land.  He was elected county commissioner in the fall of 1881, and re-elected in 1884, a rare incident for a Republican, the county being Democratic.  For twelve years he was justice of the peace of his township.  He and his wife and daughters are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Congress.

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 -
Page 133

  LEWIS STACHER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 163


Peter Stair
PETER STAIR

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 118

  ALBERT STAMM

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 34

  JOHN C. STEINER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 50


W. Stilwell
HON. WELLINGTON STILWELL

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 594

  O. N. STODDARD, LL. D.

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 180

  JOHN E STONE

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 18

  DANIEL STROCK

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 418

  GEORGE STROCK

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 315

  CASPER L. SWART

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 151


Hiram Swartz
HON. HIRAM B. SWARTZ

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 248


Samuel Swartz
SAMUEL SWARTZ

 

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 136

  S. R. SWITZER

Source:  Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio Publ. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1889 - Page 397

 



 
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