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Rachel Schnauffer / Snouffer

Rachel Schnauffer / Snouffer

Female 1790 - 1855  (65 years)

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  • Name Rachel Schnauffer / Snouffer  [1, 2
    Born 25 Jan 1790  Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 11 Apr 1790  Krider's (St.Benjamin's) Luth. Ch., Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Nov 1855  Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7
    Buried 19 Nov 1855  St. Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7
    Person ID I45  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2011 

    Father Johanes Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. 15 Nov 1752, Berks Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1810, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Christina Rinehart,   b. 1756, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1818, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1776  [4, 8, 9, 10
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob C. Myers,   b. 17 Apr 1784,   d. 23 Mar 1857, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 7
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca (Margaret) Myers,   b. 29 Dec 1811,   d. 28 Oct 1901, Uniontown, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Catherine Mary Myers,   b. 3 Apr 1813, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1890, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. John Myers,   b. 12 Oct 1814, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1886, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Myers,   b. Abt 1818,   d. Bef 1857, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +5. Samuel Myers,   b. 11 Feb 1819, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1861, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     6. Jacob C. Myers, Jr,   b. 10 Jan 1821, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1887, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +7. Henry Augustus Myers,   b. 10 Jun 1825, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1868, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +8. Edmond [Emanuel] Myers,   b. 3 Apr 1828, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1888, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +9. Rachel Myers,   b. 11 Jul 1823, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1870, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     10. Mary Myers,   b. Abt 1829, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Noah Myers,   b. 9 Oct 1830, Frederick (Now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1873, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Rachel Schnauffer / Snouffer Myers
    Rachel Schnauffer / Snouffer Myers
    Courtesy of www.Findagrave.com

  • Notes 
    • According to Charles Zahn's "Church Record of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of St. Benjamin's, or Krider's Church at Pipe Creek, near Westminster, Md" (see LDS Film No. 0013200), "Rachel Shnaufer" was born to "Joh. & w. Christina" on 25 Jan 1790 and was baptized 11 Apr 1790. Her "sponsors" were "Dav. Mayerle & w. Magdl." However, in vol. 9, MARYLAND GERMAN CHURCH RECORDS, p. 42 (1993), which Zahn helped to edit, Rachael's and her parents' last name is spelled as "Schraufer" and her first name is spelled as "Rahel."

      Rachel's father's will, signed 5 Dec 1809 and probated 12 Mar 1810, among other things, bequeathed property to his children, including daughter "Rachel Snouffer to have share and share alike both of my real and personal estate, except as to my daughter Rachel who is to have two cows -- two sheep[,] saddle & bridle[,] one good feather bed[,] spinning wheel & forty dollars in cash over and above her share allotted to her... at the time of her intermarrying or when she shall arrive to the age of nineteen years...." Frederick County Will Book RB #1, p. 82.
    • "Rachael [sic] Snouffer, 25 Jan. 1790-16 Nov. 1855, married Jacob Myers, 12 [sic] April 1784-23 March 1857. Their graves are in the Silver Run Cemetery, Carroll County. They had 11 children - John, Jacob Jr., Henry, Edmond, Noah, Samuel, and five daughters, names unknown." (THE SNUFFERS, p. 81) [The daughters' identities have been discovered subsequent to the 1989 publication of The Snuffers.]
    • The 1850 census lists Rachel, 54, living with her husband "Jacob C. Myers," 64, and three of their children: Emanuel, 21; Rachel, 19; and Noah, 18. All were born in Maryland. Jacob and his two sons were farmers. Surrounding them are other families of Myers and Frocks and Hahns. 1850 U.S. Census, Dist. 3, Carroll Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 289, stamped p. 261B).
    • Rachel is buried in St. Mary's Lutheran/Reformed Cemetery, Silver Run, Carroll Cnty, MD, in the "old section," stone # 3. See vol. 5, part 1, CARROLL COUNTY CEMETERIES, p. 42 (Carroll County Genealogical Soc'y; 1999)("By the 1920s the old cemetery was in such a state of disrepair that the tombstones were taken up and reset in 2 long double rows with an attempt made to group related tombstones together. ... The new cemetery (1880) is laid out in a traditional manner." Id. at 5).

      Rachel's tombstone reads: "IN | memory of | RACHEL | Wife of Jacob | MYERS | born Jan 25 | 1790 died | Nov 16 1855 | Aged 65 Years | 9 Mo -- D".

      J.T. Scharf, HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, pp.866-867 (1882), says: "St. Mary's Church is on "Silver Run," and is the joint place of worship of the German Reformed and Lutheran congregations. The present church edifice is of stone, and was erected in 1822.... It occupies the site of the first church, a rude log structure, built in 1768...."

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

    2. [S37] Ancestry Tree - Mann|, James D. Hug, "Mann_2011-12-09", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33020986/listofallpeople).

    3. [S465] Krider's|, Charles T. Zahn, Church Record of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of St. Benjamin's (Krider's) Church at Pipe Creek, near Westminster, Md, (Charles T. Zahn, Westminster, MD (1935) [Compare: LDS Film 0013200]).

    4. [S12] Ott|, Richard H. Ott, Jr., "Ott Genealogy" : Oct 2003, (Richard H. Ott, Jr., 4208 Elsa Terr, Baltimore, MD 21117; DickOtt@aol.com).

    5. [S133] German Churches-9|, Maryland German Church Records : The Pipe Creek and Jerusalem Churches, vol. 9, (Historical Society of Carroll County, Westminster, MD (C.T. Zahn & F. S. Weiser, eds) : 1993), p. 42.

    6. [S27] Pheneger, Diane|, Diane & Don Pheneger, "John Snouffer [1779-1823] Family Group" (5 Mar 1979) & Family group and lineage charts : 1979 - 2004 , (431 W. College, Granville, OH 43023; Email: dondi@windstream.net).

    7. [S39] Carroll Cemeteries 5/1|, Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 5, part 1, (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD : 1999), p. 42.

    8. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.79.

    9. [S11] Frederick Cnty, MD, Will Book GM 2 |, Frederick County, MD, "Will Book GM #2", (Frederick County, MD, Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401), pp. 437-438.

    10. [S13] Carrolltonian - Krider's|, Anonymous, "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions"; vol. 16, Carrolltonian (1996), (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Society, PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD 21158), p. 23.