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William Henry Snouffer

William Henry Snouffer

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  • Name William Henry Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 19 Jun 1827  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Christened 18 Jul 1827  Frederick, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2T6J-SBS 
    Buried Arnold Cem, Wellington, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I321  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2016 

    Father Georg (George) Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. 13 Apr 1792, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1831, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ellen Ranneberger,   b. 1799, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1857  (Age 58 years) 
    Marriage License Date 9 Apr 1822  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Married 11 Apr 1822  Evangelical Lutheran Ch, Frederick, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Frances Bear / Baer,   b. 18 Nov 1830, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1851  Carrollton Manor, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 14
    Children 
     1. Williard Snouffer,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Florence Ann Snouffer,   b. 2 Feb 1852, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1854, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Sarah Elizabeth Snouffer,   b. 16 Apr 1854, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1854, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. William Henry Snouffer, Jr.,   b. 1855, Napoleon, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1924, Greeley, Weld Cnty, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. James Alfred Snouffer,   b. 4 Feb 1859, Napoleon, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1945, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Robert Lee Snouffer,   b. 16 Feb 1860, Lexington, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1936, Greeley, Weld Cnty, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Lucy Ellen Snouffer,   b. 3 Apr 1864, Napoleon, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1940, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Mary Eleanor Snouffer,   b. 30 Apr 1866, Napoleon, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1949, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. George Snouffer,   b. 1869, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age 11 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wm.J.Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, p. 174 (1928), states: "Mr. [George] Snouffer's first wife died in 1821, and he married her sister Elizabeth Thomas [sic: Elizabeth Ranneberger]. They had four children: George W., Michael, Henry and Elizabeth."

      The 1850 Maryland census reported that "William H." was a 23-yr old farmer living with his mother Elizabeth and sister Sarah. 1850 U.S. Census, Buckeystown, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 293, stamped p. 223).

      He married in 1851: "Snouffer, William Henry m. Sarah F. Bear at Carrollton Manor 18th inst., Rev. Hauer [2 April]." M.F.Hitselberger, "Marriages & Deaths from The Examiner, Frederick Md. 1851," vol. 14, Western Maryland Genealogy, p. 187 (1998). The marriage license was obtained in Frederick Cnty on 10 Mar 1851. See Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY, 1841-1865, pp. 15, 218 (1988).

      William and Sarah Bear moved to Missouri in 1854-1855.

      The 1870 census lists "Snowffer, William," as a 42 yr old farmer, born in Maryland, living with his wife Sarah, 40, also born in Maryland, who is "keeping house," and the following children, all born in Missouri: William, 15; James, 11; Lee, 10; Lucy, 6; Mary, 4; and George 1. 1870 U.S. Census, Clay twsp, Lafayette Cnty, MO (M 593, Roll 786, stamped p. 151).

      The 1880 census lists "Snoffer, William," as a 52 year old laborer, born in Maryland, living with his wife [not named], 49, a "House Keeper," also born in Maryland, and their children, William, 24, James, 21, Robert Lee, 19, Lucy Ellen, 16, and Mary Eleanor, 14, all born in Missouri. 1880 U.S. Census, Enum. Dist. 42, Lafayette Cnty, MO (T 9, Roll 697, stamped p. 133).

      William's sister, Sarah Elizabeth Snouffer, appears to have been the creator of a unique American quilt. It is featured in Barbara Brackman, CLUES IN THE CALICO: A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND DATING ANTIQUE QUILTS, p. 8 (HPM Publications, Inc., McLean, VA: 1989). It is made in the "feathered star pattern" and has a bright chintz fabric border. As of late 2004, it is owned by Marilyn Woodin, curator of the Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum, Kalona, Iowa. She purchased it in 1986 from Donna Rae Shadden, a descendant of the Laub family which obtained it from the Snouffer family. (For a more detailed discussion of the quilt and its history, see the General Notes for William's sister, Sarah Elizabeth Snouffer.)
    • (Research):
      Grove, in CARROLLTON MANOR (Ibid, p. 261), reporting on various social events occurring in Frederick County in the late 1870's, notes that one "Henry Snouffer" was a "Manager" at a "Cotillion Party at the Hotel of Mr. Philip Haines, at Point of Rocks, on Wednesday evening the 19th of February inst." [probably 1879] This needs to be researched, because William Henry and family appear to have moved to Missouri around 1855; if so, the "Henry" referred to by Grove is somebody else. Of course it is possible that after living in Missouri for some years, William Henry returned to Maryland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S987] MD Church Docs, 1668-1995|, Various Maryland Churches, Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2385204?collectionNameFilter=false).

    2. [S30] Carrollton Manor|, William Jarboe Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, (Marken & Bielfeld, Inc., Frederick, MD : 1928), p. 174.

    3. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 81.

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 31917465.

    5. [S53] Myers, Margaret E.|, Margaret E. Myers, "Report to Wm. N. Snouffer" : 26 Feb 1986, (Margaret E. Myers, 317 East 3d St, Frederick MD 21701).

    6. [S31] Thomas, G.L.|, George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), p. 91.

    7. [S100] MO Census 1880, Lafayette, Missouri, Lafayette Cnty, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 697, p. 133).

    8. [S215] Ancestry Tree - Laub| , Sheila Simpson, Laub and Associated Families of Pennsylvania and Iowa , (Ancestry.com, Ancestry Private Member Tree, Online database, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gl=ROOT_CATEGORY&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=ms_r_f-2_s&gsfn=henry+c&gsfn_x=XO&gsln=laub&gsln_x=XO&msbdy=1824&msbdy_x=1&cpxt=1&catBucket=t&uidh=b61&cp=12 [This is a "private tree;" so one needs to contact Ms. Simpson via this link to seek permission to view the tree.]), accessed May 2009).

    9. [S718] Smith Marriages|, Dorothy H. Smith, Frederick County [MD] Marriage Licenses, 1778-1839, (Unpublished Monograph, "Publication Rights Reserved," by Dorothy H. Smith, United States : 15 Jun 1979), F187.F8 S65 1900z., p. 197.
      "SNOUFFER, George & Elizabeth Raneberger - Apl 9, 1822"

    10. [S28] Myers Marriages 2|, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1811-1840, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring, MD : 1987), pp. 228, 242.

    11. [S29] Frederick, MD, Luth Ch|, "Church Records", (Frederick, MD, Evangelical Lutheran Church [LDS Film 1205005]), p.1331.

    12. [S30] Carrollton Manor|, William Jarboe Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, (Marken & Bielfeld, Inc., Frederick, MD : 1928), p.121.

    13. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.81.

    14. [S99] Newspaper - Examiner -2 |, M. F. Hitselberger, "Marriages & Deaths from The Examiner, Frederick Md. 1851", (vol.14, Western Maryland Genealogy, p. 181 : 1998), p.187.