m. Abt. 1816
Facts and Events
1870 US Census of Slatington, Lehigh, PA
1880 US Census, Slatington, Lehigh, PA
Daniel died just before the 1900 US Census was taken, and his wife and two daughters are listed by themselves. His death notice describes him of Lynnville and he is buried at St. Peter's Church Cemetery there.
Even though the gravestone gives the precise birthdate of Daniel, the only hint of who the parents of Daniel Snyder are come from notes made by his grandson-in-law (husband of his granddaughter), who was a genealogy hobbyist, which notes list his parents as John Snyder (Johannes Schneider in some documents) and Barbara Hausmann (Maria Barbara Hausmann in some documents). This appears to be the Snyder family of Heidelberg (there is also a New Tripoli family of Johannes Snyder and Maria Barbara Kistler):
1850 US Census Heidelberg, Lehigh, PA
The discrepancies in the following census household make it a questionable match, but, in particular, the descriptions of Owen in the two suggest they refer to the same family.
1860 US Census Heidelberg, Lehigh, PA
It appears that Daniel is living at home at least until 1860. From his gravestone, we know he served in the Civil War. His mother appears to have died before 1860, his father (according to "The Schneider-Snyder Families of Heidelberg" by Raymond E. Hollenbach) died in 1864. That one family ended before the next one began, makes it difficult to establish a concrete connection between the Daniel Synder who married Sarah Ettinger in Lynnville and the Daniel Snyder who was son of John Snyder of Heidelberg, other than the grandson's hand-written note referred to above.
To complicate matters, there are, in the small town of Lynnville in the late 1800's, three or four other Daniel Snyders of the same approximate age. In addition to this confusion, the records of St. Peter's Church, to which he belonged, and where he is buried, apparently were not kept, as the book is nearly void of baptisms, etc., though listing members Daniel E. Snyder and Daniel F. Snyder, and at other times Daniel Snyder which may or may not refer to either of the previous two. Daniel's mother-in-law, Julia Ann/Julian Ettinger, was included in several membership lists.
The Daniel Synder of this page was referred to as Daniel F. Snyder in his mother-in-law's obituary. However, census records show that one Daniel F. Snyder b. 1831 of Lynnville married an Elizabeth, and that Daniel E. Snyder of Lynnville b. 1836 was widowed in 1900. Both of these are clearly different people. It will be difficult to prove that any records mentioning Daniel Snyder pertain to this person unless it also mentions a family member to establish identity unambiguously. Furthermore, in Hollenbach's manuscript cited above, there appear to be even more Daniel Snyders to be found in Lynnville, that differ in significant enough details to suggest they are distinct from any of the Daniel Snyders so far mentioned. Sigh.