Jacob Schneder
Anna Maria Kitzmiller
(-Abt 1803)
Baltzer Schnader
Barbara Kitzmiller
Amos Schneder


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1. Catherine Kessler

Amos Schneder 1

  • Born: 1 Jan 1807, Terre Hill, Lancaster, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Kessler
  • Died: 9 Jan 1898, , Lancaster, PA at age 91 1
  • Buried: East Earl: Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lancaster, PA, USA 1

   FamilySearch ID: LB9P-38H.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 The 1850 census recorded Baltzer Schneder, 84, no occupation, living with his daughter Sarah, 50. His real estate was valued at $2000. They were born in Pennsylvania.
On the same census page is Baltzer's son, Amos Schneder, farmer, 42, living with wife Catherine, 42; son Baltzer, laborer, 18; Rebecca, 21; Elizabeth, 14; Mary, 11; and Catherine, 3 months when the census was recorded in August, 1850.

2. Book: The Schnader Family Reunion, 1929. 3
The Schneder Family Reunion, 15 Sep 1929

Of these the one who is of chief importance for our sketch is Amos. Amos was born on New Year's Day, 1807, at the old Baltzer homestead. His life companion became Catherine Kessler, a sister of the wife of James Schneder, and one of the daughters of the large and interesting Kessler family. She was an excellent housewife, a good mother, a woman of sound sense and sunny disposition, and a great favorite with her grandchildren. The couple had five children, Rebecca, Baltzer, Elizabeth, Mary and Catherine. They built their own home on the land given them by the father - first, a one-story log-house, then repeated enlargements, until a large dwelling house, partly stone, was evolved. First, a small stable, then a good-sized barn, were also built. Additional land was also purchased until the farm became about twice its original size of about 25 acres. Amos learned the shoemaking trade in his youth, so that in addition to farming he also made shoes, and also made his own harness and wagons and agricultural implements, and did his own blacksmithing. He was a man of energy and of high spirit. He took an interest in public affairs, and in politics was an ardent Democrat. For his time he acquired an unusual knowledge of the English language. He was naturally gifted in speech, and had he had the advantages of a good education, might have made his mark in political life.
In appearance, he had a slightly stooped form, like his father before him, a high forehead, sharp eye and a prominent aquiline nose. The beloved grandmother passed away in 1888, at the age of 80 years. The grandfather lingered ten years longer and brought his age to 91 years and 8 days. He died on January 9th, 1898, and both he and the mother are buried at Center Church.

Amos married Catherine Kessler. (Catherine Kessler was born calculated 1808 in , Lancaster, PA 4 and died in 1888 in , Lancaster, PA 4.)


1 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10283444.

2 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4HP-KKH Baltzer Schneder, Brecknock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 109.

3 Unknown, The Schader Family Reunion, 1929 (Printed booklet given to attendees of the 1929 Schnader Family Reunion.).

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 28 Oct 2018), entry for Amos Schnader, person ID LB9P-38H.

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