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Jonathan Schnauffer / Snouffer

Jonathan Schnauffer / Snouffer

Male 1816 - 1895  (79 years)

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  • Name Jonathan Schnauffer / Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Jonathan 
    Born 10 Feb 1816  Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 11 Feb 1816  Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Extraction - Lime producer 
    Died 31 Mar 1895  McAlisterville, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8
    Buried Hillside Cem, McAlisterville, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Person ID I11072  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2013 

    Father Johann Marx Schnaufer / Snouffer,   b. 22 Nov 1784, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Christina Barbara Kraemer,   b. 7 Mar 1789, Malmsheim, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Jun 1811  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F4029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Peoples Johnston,   b. 19 Mar 1821, Perry Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1906, McAlisterville, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1845  Centre Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Anne Snouffer,   b. 1846, Centre Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. John Abraham Snouffer,   b. 15 Dec 1849, Centre Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1897, Altoona, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +3. Caroline Snouffer,   b. Jan 1853, Centre Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1938, Susquehanna, Dauphin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    +4. William Lyon Snouffer,   b. 12 Dec 1853, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1924, Lewiston, Mifflin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +5. Mary Snouffer,   b. 1856, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Josaphine Snouffer,   b. 12 Nov 1860, McAlisterville, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1942, Lewistown, Mifflin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. David M. Snouffer,   b. 15 Aug 1862, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +8. Nancy Barbara Snouffer,   b. 18 Aug 1865, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1936, Millerstown, Perry Cnty, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +9. Margaret Snouffer,   b. Jul 1868, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F4030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dorothy Roe,   b. 25 Aug 1844, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1927, Lewistown, Mifflin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Type: Did not marry 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Allen Snouffer,   b. 18 May 1870, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1955, Mt. Union, Huntingdon Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His tombstone reads:
      "Jonathan | Snouffer | Died | Mar. 31, 1895 | Aged | 75 Y. 1 M. 2 D. | Pleasant be the silent slumber"

      If the tombstone is correct, his birth date was 1 Feb 1820. However the birth record shows 1816.
    • According to Lois Snouffer, the LDS "Germany, Births and Baptisms" index mistakenly lists Jonathan as "Jonathan Schneider," male, born 10 Feb 1816 in Malmsheim to "Johann Markus Schneider" and to "Christina Barb. Krämer." It further notes that Jonathan "moved to America."
    • In 1830 his father and 2 brothers went to the "Auswanderung" [emigration] office for Malmsheim, Leonberg Oberamt [district town], Wurttemberg to apply to travel to the U.S.

      On 19 Mar 1830, in application No. 11, "Joh. Marx Schnaufer, burger und Weber" [citizen and weaver], together with his wife "Christina Barbara Geborhen [born] Kraemer" applied for permission to travel to "Nord America." Their "kinder" [children] were listed:

      "A. Elizabetha Barbara -------- 19
      "B. Jonathan ----------------- 14
      "C. Gottlob Friederick --------- 11
      "D. Johannes --------- 9
      "E. Christina Maria -------- 5
      "F. Regina Catharina --------- 3 *** "

      The application is contained in the Leonberg Oberamt (Wurttemberg) Auswanderungsakten, 1589-1918, the original manuscripts of which are in the Staatsarchiv, Ludwigsburg. They are preserved on microfilm (LDS Film 837958).

      The records are indexed (but not arranged by family) in Trudy Schenk & Ruth Froelke, The Wuertemberg Emigration Index, vol. 4, pp. 185-186 (Ancestry Publishing; Salt Lake City, UT: 1988).

      A short while later the three Schnaufer families travelled to Rotterdam, Holland, to begin their voyage to "Nord America." They boarded the Fabius, sailed the Atlantic, and arrived in Baltimore, MD on 30 Sep 1830. The names of the new immigrants are indexed (but, again, not arranged by family) in Michael H.Tepper (ed.), Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834, pp. 634-635 (Genealogical Pub. Co.; Baltimore, MD: 1982).

  • Sources 
    1. [S924] Wurttemberg Emigr|, Leonberg Oberamt, Wurttemberg, Auswanderungsakten, 1589-1918, (Staatsarchiv, Ludwigsburg, Germany; Microfilmed by Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Film 837958).

    2. [S902] PA Snouffers - "Jonathon"|, Anonymous, "Descendants of Jonathon Snouffer/Schnaufer", (Anonymous Pennsylvania or Indiana author and computer report publisher (5 Sep 2000)), p. 1.

    3. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., pp. 8, 78, 80.

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 98869314.

    5. [S901] German Births, 1558-1898 |, Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, https://familysearch.org), Batch C91665-2; Film 1056669; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NN46-N57.

    6. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., pp. 78, 80.

    7. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 98869314 .

    8. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    9. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., p. 8.

    10. [S899] German Marriages, 1558-1929 |, Deutschland, Heiraten 1558-1929, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929, https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473009), Batch M91665-2; Film 10565669; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J4FQ-DVM.

    11. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., p. 78.