91st PA--Joseph Snyder

Joseph Snyder

Before the war

He was born in 1841/44 (3 (20 in 1864), 6 (18 in 1860)). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 6).

In 1860, he may have been living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (6). If so, he was living with Esther Snyder (perhaps his mother), Eve Anna Snyder (perhaps his sister?), and Nathan Potts (6). He was a farm laborer (6).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and sandy hair (3).

During the war

He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company F (1, 12).

He was discharged near Washington DC by general order on 1 June 1865 (1, 2, 4 [20 May]). He was a private, in company F (12).

After the war

He married Hettie Croyle [?] (7, 8, 9, 10). In 1900 and 1910, she had had one child, who was still living (9, 10):

In 1870, his apparent widow, Hettie Snyder, was living in Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (7). She was living with George and Susan Croyle (perhaps her parents?), with Elmira Croyle (perhaps her daughter?), with Susan Croyle (perhaps her niece), and William Little (7).

On 19 April 1878, his widow, Hetty Snyder, successfully applied for a pension (5, 9).

In 1880, his apparent widow Hettie may have been living in Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). She was living with her brother Thomas Croyle, Elmira (presumably her daughter), and Mary (perhaps her niece) (8).

In 1890, his widow, Hettie [?] H Snyder, was living in Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (4). He had had consumption (4).

In 1900, his apparent widow Hetty Snyder was living in Oxford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). She was living with her brother Thomas Croyle, her daughter Elmira Dibert [?], her granddaughter Hester Dibert, and a great-nephew and -niece (9). She was a farmer (9).

In 1910, his apparent widow Hattie Snyder was living in Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). She was living with her brother Thomas Croyle (10).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Joseph Snyder)

2 company F, register of men discharged (Joseph Snyder)

3 company F, second descriptive roll, #41 (Joseph Snyder)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 63, page [2] (Joseph H Snyder)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Joseph Snyder)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 541 = 1 handwritten (Joseph Snyder)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 358 = 34 handwritten (Hettie Snider)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 213, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 24 = 1 A handwritten (Hettie Croyle [sic])

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T623, film 1375, page 47 = 11 B handwritten (Hetty F [?] Snyder)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T624, film 1311, page 221 = 2 A handwritten (Hattie Snyder)

11 pension index, by name (Joseph Snyder)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Snyder)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 22 Mar 11)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 22 Mar 11)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 541 = 1 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain, based only on his being the only candidate in Bedford County]
line1234
Dwelling number502   
Family number477   
NameEsther SnyderEve Anna "Joseph "Nathan Potts
Age5534184
Sexffmm
Color    
Occupation ServingFarm Lab 
Value of real estate owned1000   
Value of personal estate300   
Place of birthPenna"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 358 = 34 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since I have not found any other Hettie Snyder's in Bedford County, and the 1890 veterans' schedule makes clear she was living in Bedford County then; note also that in 1900, Hetty Snyder was living with her brother Thomas Croyle]
line181920212223
Dwelling-house number216     
Family number229     
NameCroyle George- Elmira- Susan- SusanLittle WilliamSnider Hettie
Age75367131529
SexMFFFMF
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarmer Keeping HosueAt HomeWorks on farmKeeps House
Real estate value6000     
Personal estate value700     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born      
Mother foreign born      
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year      
Can't read1 1   
Can't write1 1   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 213, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 24 = 1 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; given the 1870 and 1900 census entries, this seems likely to be her, and I haven't found any other Hettie Croyle's (the one living in Bedford Township in 1850 and 1860 seems to be this one), but note the surname and that she is listed as single, not widowed]
[Elmira could be the Elmira living with George and Susan Croyle (and Hettie Snider) in the 1870 census transcribed above]
line39404142
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #7   
family visit #7   
nameCroyle Thomas- Hettie- Elmira- Mary
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
age3840136
month born if born in year    
relationship SisterNieceNiece
single1111
married    
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt Home 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  44
can't read1   
can't write1   
birthplacePaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 63, page [2] (image 9 of 18 on Ancestry)]
[line] 14
[house] 45
[family] 47
[name] Hettie [?] H Snyder widow Joseph H Snyder
[rank] private
[company] F [?]
[unit] 91 Pa inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sept 1864
[discharge date] 20 May 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 5 months, 27 days [perhaps 29 days?]
[post office address] Bedford Pa
[disability incurred] Consumption
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Oxford Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T623, film 1375, page 47 = 11 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1890 veterans' schedule and the pension index by unit card]
line727374757677
street      
house number      
dwelling number235     
family number235     
nameSnyder Hetty F [?]Croyle ThomasDibert [?] Elmira- Hester [illegible middle name]Koontz Navin AHolderbaum [??] Mary
relationshipHeadBrotherDaughterGr DaughterGr NephewGr Niece
colorWWWWWW
sexfmffmf
birth dateNov 1842 [?]Apr 1842Mar 1867Sep 1897Jan 1882June 1874
age575833 [?]21825
married?WdSMSSS
# years married  3   
mother of how many children?1 1   
# of children living1 1   
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationfarmerfarmer  farming 
# months not employed00  0 
# months in school    9/12 [??]0
can readyesyesyes yesyes
can writeyesyesyes yesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes yesyes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedF     
farm/houseF     
# of farm schedule163     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 2, microfilm series T624, film 1311, page 221 = 2 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the 1890 veterans' schedule and the pension index by unit card]
line2122
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr25 
family nr25 
nameSnyder HattieCroyle Thomas
relationshipHeadBrother
sexFM
colorWW
age7068
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children1 
mother of # living children1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationNoneFarmer
nature of industry etc. General Farm
employer etc. Emp
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesNo
can writeYesNo
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseF 
nr on farm schedule 21
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb[illegible][illegible]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 April 2015, from Fold3]


Snyder Joseph H
     Joseph
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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