Johann Abraham Schneider
Anna Catharina Simon
(1692-Aft 1750)
Martin Stupp
Anna Catherine Schultheis
Georg Daniel Schneider
Magdalena Stupp
Johann Nicholas Schneider Sr.


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1. Anna Maria Bordner

Johann Nicholas Schneider Sr. 2 3 4

  • Born: 10 Sep 1749, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks, PA 4 5 6
  • Christened: 17 Sep 1749, Rehrersburg: Altalaha Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 6
  • Marriage (1): Anna Maria Bordner on 29 Jun 1773 in Stouchsburg: Christ Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 28 Oct 1821, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA at age 72 4 5
  • Buried: Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 4

   Other names for Johann were Johann Nicholaus Schneider,1 7 Johann Nicolaus Schneider,8 John Nicholas Schneider,9 John Nicolaus Schneider 6 and Nicholas Schneider.5

   FamilySearch ID: LDMY-XC8.

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were John Nicolaus Kintzer and wife.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He was naturalized on 22 Mar 1761 in , Berks, PA. 10

2. Military in 1776: during the Revolutionary War and is listed in the DAR Patriot's Index as a Private - Pennsylvania 1776 in Captain Thomas Koppenhaver's Company., Colonel Timothy Green's Battalion of men from Bethel area of Berks and Lebanon Counties, Pennsylvania.

3. Communion at Himmel Chuch on 8 Jul 1787 in Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA. 11

4. Census in 1790 in , Northumberland, PA. 12 The 1790 Census recorded Nicholas Snyder in Northumberland County with a household of 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 7 women.

5. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 1 May 1791 at Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA. 13

6. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 25 Jul 1791 at Upper Mahanoy Twp.: Howerter's Church, Northumberland, PA. 13

7. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 20 May 1798 at Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA.

8. Census in 1800 in Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 14 The 1800 Census shows Nicholas Snyder living in Mahanoy Township in Northumberland County (today's Schuylkill County.) In his household are:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 3 sons
10-15 (1785-1790) = 3 sons
16-25 (1775-1784) = 1 son
45 & over (<=1755) = 1 father Nicholaus
Females (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1755) = 1 wife

9. Census in 1820 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. The 1820 census recorded Nicholas Snyder with this household:
Males (born)
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 father Nicholas
Females (born)
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 wife.

10. Book: Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County by J. L. Floyd, 1911. 5
The Snyders or Schneiders are a numerous and respected family of the southeastern section of Northumberland County, with which region they have been identified for several successive generations. Their first ancestor of whom we have record was one
(I) Peter Schneider, who settled in Berks County Pa, in 1719, coming from New York with the first colony under the leadership of Conrad Weiser.
(II) Abraham Schneider, son of Peter, had a son
(III) Daniel Schneider, who was born in Bethel Township, Lancaster (later Berks) County, and who was the father of
(IV) Johann Nicholas Schneider, the first of the family in Northumberland County. He settled in what is now Upper Mahanoy Township, being one of the very early settlers of the valley. He was a farmer by occupation, and lived on the farm now owned by Andrew Geist, the original place comprising a large acreage. He was born Sept. 10, 1749, and died Oct. 28, 1821; his wife Anna Maria (Bordner), born Nov. 25, 1756, died Dec. 23, 1827. They are buried at Himmel's Church, in which vicinity the family is numerously represented.

Johann Nicholas Schneider and his family were Lutherans, and in 1778 helped to organize Himmel's Church, and in 1818 he assisted in the building of the new church, the old log structure being replaced by one of stone. Many of his descendants are buried there also. The early members of the family were all good singers, and they were not only active in the church and in the choir but also in the singing schools held at that day.

To Johann Nicholas and Anna Maria Schneider were born six children: Johan Jacob, Johan Peter, Abraham, George, Maria Christina (1779-1859, married Andraes Geist) and Anna Catharine (born July 6, 1792, married Johan Georg Erdman, 1787-1858; she died Aug. 20, 1842, and is buried at Herb Church).

11. Religion: in , Northumberland, PA Nicholas christened his first 5 children at Altalaha Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, Berks County. In 1788-90 his sons were christened at Klinger's Church, in Dauphin County just south of his Upper Mahanoy farm in Northumberland County. Once Himmel's Church was founded closer to his home, his remaining children were christened there, where he is buried.

12. Map: See map for this ancestor's farm, grave, and churches. Https://,, in , Northumberland, PA.

Johann married Anna Maria Bordner, daughter of Johann Jacob Bordner and Sarah Balt, on 29 Jun 1773 in Stouchsburg: Christ Lutheran Church, Berks, PA.1 (Anna Maria Bordner was born on 25 Nov 1756 in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks, PA 5 15, christened on 27 Dec 1756 in Tulpehocken Twp.: Host Church, Berks, PA,2 died on 23 Dec 1827 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA 5 15 and was buried in Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA 2 15.)

  Marriage Notes:

The records of the Christ Lutheran Church record the following for the marriage: "1773, p. 577, June 29, Joh. Nicolaus Schneider, legitimate son of Daniel Schneider, and Anne Marie Bordtner, legitimate daughter of Jacob Bordtner, both single in Bethel township, Berks county after proclamation."


1 Weiser, Frederick S. (translated and edited by), Records of Pastoral Acts at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Part II (Birdsboro, PA: The Pennsylvania German Society, 1990
Note: Part II: Baptisms 1820-1835; Marriages 1744-45, 1748-52, 1771-1851; Burials 1748-54, 1771-73, 1811-1851; Confirmations and Communicants, 1743-1789, Other records, 1743-1758), Page 44.


3 Hostetter, Richard, Fidler Family Tree, Gedcom 570555 (
Updated: Sun Aug 26 01:03:00 2001

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5 Floyd, J.L., Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at, Page 776.

6 Reverend John Casper Stoever, Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: n.p., 1896. and also at

7 Himmel's Church Baptismal Records (

8 Pennsylvania Archives, First Series, Vol II. (PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES, later to be known as the First Series: These twelve volumes reproduce papers selected chiefly from the files at the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of the State of Pennsylvania, printed in chronological order to parallel and supplement Colonial Records. The earliest materials are dated 1664-and the latest 1790. Well edited by Samuel Hazard and issued 1852-1856. Arranged chronologically, these lists were published in Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 2 and have been reprinted as Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania, 1740-1773 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967), with an index.), Page 458.

9 Bordner, Howard W., The Bordner and Burtner families and their Bortner ancestors in America (Washington D.C. 1967 368pp. Online at Heritage Quest database available through most library websites and also at, Online at Heritage Quest database available through most library websites.

10 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 Apr 2013), entry for Johann Nicholaus Schneider, person ID LHYY-JZ9.

11, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1846: Schwaben Creek.

12 1790 United States Census, Nicholas Snyder, Not Stated, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; citing p. 88, NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 9.

13 Conrad, Tim, Genealogists Guide to Howerter's Church, Northumberland County (including early Himmel Church records) (
Mahantongo Roots #1.0, 3 Dec 1996 Copyright 1996, Tim Conrad Distribute Freely at no charge, intact.).

14 1800 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Mahanoy Twp, Roll 37 Book 1, Page 712.

15 Find A Grave,

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