Abraham Schneider Sr.
Susanna Schweitzer
Jonas Eisenhart
Anna Maria Geist
William S. Snyder
Harriet Eisenhart
Lewis Snyder


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1. Alice Reeser

Lewis Snyder 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 27 Jul 1856, Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA 1 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Alice Reeser on 3 Feb 1876 in , Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 23 Mar 1891, Frackville, Schuylkill, PA at age 34 4 5
  • Buried: 26 Mar 1891, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 4 5 7

   FamilySearch ID: KDMG-61W.

  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads: Snyder, Lewis, b. July 27, 1856, d. Mar. 23, 1891 - 34.8.27 - father
Arthur, b.1879. d. 1884 - brother

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 6 The 1860 census recorded William Snyder, farmer, 26, living with wife Harriet, 24; Lewis, 3; Henry, 2; and Catherine, 1. Next door is Harriet's father, Jonas Eisenhart, 56, with wife Mary, 53; Gabriel, 17; Emanuel, 15; Jonathan, 12; Lewis, 10; and Amelia, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Jonas real estate was valued at $3,500 and William's $0 indicating he is living on Jonas land. The post office is Green Briar.

2. Census in 1870 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 8 The 1870 census recorded Wm. S. Snyder, laborer, 35, living with wife Harriet, 33; Lewis, 14; Henry C., 13; Kate S., 12; William, 10; Frank, 8; Mary 4, and Charles E., 3 months. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Mahanoy City.

3. Census in 1880 in West Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 9 The 1880 census recorded Lewis Snider, engineer, 24, living with wife Alice, 21; son John, 4; and son Willie, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Book: History of Schuylkill County, Pa.: Lewis Snyder, engineer, West Mahanoy, was born July 27th, 1856 and was married to Alice Reeser, February 3d, 1876. He was severly injured by a fall at a colliery., 1881. 1

5. Newspaper: Carlisle Evening Herald: A Brakeman Run Over., 24 Mar 1891, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 10 Mahanoy Plane, Pa., March 24. -- Lewis Snyder, a married man with four small children, met with an accident which caused his death. He was employed as a brakeman on a coal train at this place, and while attempting to step on the tank of a moving engine his foot slipped, causing him to fall on the track, where the wheels passed over him, crushing his two legs very badly.

6. Newspaper: Miners Journal: Both Legs Cut Off, 24 Mar 1891, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 11 Lewis Snyder aged about thirty-five years, slipped while attempting to board a moving freight train at Mahanoy Plane, and had both legs run over. The right leg was severed below the knee and the left was so badly curshed that it had to be amputated at the thigh. Snyder was employed by the Reading Railroad Company at Mahanoy Plane. It is feared that he cannot recover.

7. Newspaper: Pottsville Republican: funeral of Lewis Snyder, 26 Mar 1891, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 7 Frackville.
The Evangelical church was crowded this morning, the funeral services of Lewis Snyder, who met a horrible fate at Mahanoy Plane on Sunday, being held there. The P. O. S. of A. Camp turned out a large delegation and the sermon was by Rev. E. H. Romig, the Chaplain of the Camp, Rev. S. C. Carter, of the M. E. church, assisted.

8. Book: The Geist Relation, 1940. 5
Lewis Snyder (1-5) a grandson of Mary Geist-Eisenhart (11-3) was born at Leck Kill, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on July 27, 1856 and died at Frackville, Schuylkill County on March 1891. He is buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Shenandoah, Schuylkill County and a tombstone marks his grave. He was a railroader and had the public school education. He married Alice Reeser-Snyder (1-5) on and they had four children.
1- Oscar Snyder
2- Margaret Snyder
3- Howard Snyder
4- Lewis Snyder
Alice Reeser-Snyder (1-5) the wife of Lewis Snyder (1-5) was born at Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania on 1859 and died at Allentown, Lehigh County on 1919. She is buried in the Union cemetery at Allentown and a tombstone marks her grave. She was a dressmaker and a housewife and had the public school education. She married Lewis Snyder (1-5) on and their four children are given under his name.

Lewis married Alice Reeser on 3 Feb 1876 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 (Alice Reeser was born on 11 Apr 1858 in Bloomsburg, Columbia, PA,5 12 died on 10 Feb 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 5 12 and was buried on 13 Feb 1920 in Allentown: Greenwood Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 5 12.)


1 W. W. Munsell, History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (New York: W. W. Munsell & Co., 36 Vesey Street, 1881), Page R-24.

2 http://www.familysearch.org.

3 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 1, 2003).

4 Rice, Phillip A., Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (Apollo, PA : Closson Press, c1993.
135 p. : map ; 28 cm. Includes index.), Page 93.

5 Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), Page 426.

6 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1149; Page: 362; Image: 367; Family History Library Film: 805149.

7 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 26 Mar 1891, page 1.

8 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ28-MD3 Wm S Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 217, family 1464, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552949.

9 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWVZ-D4W Lewis Snider, West Mahanoy, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 288A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

10 The Carlisle Herald (Carlisle, PA), 24 Mar 1891, page 1.

11 The Miners Journal (Pottsville, PA), 24 Mar 1891, page 1. Both Legs Cut Off.

12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 22250. Alice Lindenmuth. Father John Reeser. Mother Margaret ___. Informant Howard Snyder.

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