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Ann Jemima White

Ann Jemima White

Female 1830 - 1916  (85 years)

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  • Name Ann Jemima White  [1, 2, 3
    Born 17 Aug 1830  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 2 Oct 1830  Baltimore Episcopal Ch., Christ Church Parish, Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    AFN 2T6W-MZD 
    Died 24 Apr 1916  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Buried Oak Hill Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I538  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 22 May 2012 

    Father David White 
    Mother Ann Unknown 
    Married Y  [4
    Family ID F3668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Capt. Joshua Jacob Snouffer,   b. 24 Feb 1825, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1906, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1849  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Marriage License Date 17 Apr 1849  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. John R. Snouffer,   b. Abt 1849, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Elizabeth ("Annie") Snouffer,   b. 23 Mar 1850, Frederick, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1919, Portsmouth, Scioto Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Clara Regina Snouffer,   b. 26 Jun 1851, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Unknown Snouffer,   d. Bef 1910
     5. Unknown Snouffer,   d. Bef 1910
     6. Unknown Snouffer,   d. Bef 1910
     7. Mary Ellen Snouffer,   b. 10 Oct 1856, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1898, Chicago, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     8. Frances ("Fanny") Arthur Snouffer,   b. Aug 1857, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1941, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     9. Joshua J. Snouffer,   b. Abt 1859, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1864  (Age ~ 5 years)
     10. Uknown Snouffer,   d. Bef 1910
     11. Unknown Snouffer,   d. Bef 1910
     12. Joshua Jacob ("Bud") Snouffer, Jr.,   b. 16 Apr 1864, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1917, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     13. Unknown Snouffer,   d. Bef 1910
     14. Lucy Virginia ("Puss") Snouffer,   b. Apr 1868, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1954, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     15. Sarah Snouffer,   b. Mar 1870, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age ~ 9 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ann Jemima White
    Ann Jemima White
    Photo from J. J. Snouffer Scrapbook, p. 3
    (edited by Wm. C. Snouffer)
    Ann Jemima White
    Ann Jemima White
    Photo from J. J. Snouffer Scrapbook, p. 4
    (edited by Wm. C. Snouffer)
    Ann Jemima White
    Ann Jemima White
    Photo from J. J. Snouffer Scrapbook, p. 6
    (edited by Wm. C. Snouffer)
    Ann Jemima White
    Ann Jemima White
    Photo from J. J. Snouffer Scrapbook, p. 9
    (edited by Wm. C. Snouffer)

    Headstones
    Ann Jemima White Snouffer
    Ann Jemima White Snouffer
    Courtesy of Gervaise Dynes-Wolak

  • Notes 
    • The marriage date of 10 April 1849 was reported in The Examiner of 16 May 1849:
      "Snouffer, Joshua J. L. m. Ann Jemima White, both of Frederick, 10 April, Rev. Mr. Stonestreet." See M. F. Hitselberger, "Marriages and Deaths from The Examiner, 1849," vol. 11 Western Maryland Genealogy, p. 123 (Jul 1995). Confusingly, however, the marriage license date was 17 April 1849, according to Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY, 1841-1865, pp. 218, 251 (1988).

      In 1860 the census listed her husband "Joshua J. Snouffer," 34, a farmer, born in Pennsylvania [sic], living with "Angelina," 31, born in Maryland; and children: "John R," 11, born in Illinois [sic]; Ann E, 10, b. in Maryland; Mary C, 6, and Fanny A, 3, both b. in Iowa; and son Joshua J, 1, born in Iowa. Also living with them was Ann White, 50, born in Maryland (presumably Ann's mother), and two young men, perhaps hired hands. 1860 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (M 653, Roll 332, stamped p. 446, written p. 114).

      "Ann J," 40, is listed in the 1870 census living with her husband "Johsua" J Snouffer, 45, and children: Anna E, John R, "May E," Fanny A, Joshua J, "Lucy D" [Virginia], and baby Sarah. Daughter Frances was not at home the day of the census, but their cousin Samuel was. 1870 U.S. Census, 1st Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (M 593, Roll 405, stamped p. 127).

      The 1880 census lists "Snouffer, J. J." as a 54 year old "Miller," born in Pennsylvania [sic], living with his wife "Ann J.," 51, and children Mary E., 24; "Fanne" A, 22; Joshua J. Jr, 16; and "Lucy V," 12. 1880 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 351, stamped p. 73B).

      According to J. Brigham, IOWA: ITS HISTORY AND ITS FOREMOST CITIZENS, pp. 1209-1212 (1915) [which borrowed heavily from L. A. Brewer & B. L. Wick, HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY, pp. 694-697 (1911)] :
      "The [Snouffer] family is of German lineage.... *** Following his return from Mexico and his recovery in health Captain Snouffer was united in marriage to Miss Anna [sic] White, a native of Maryland, and to them were born fifteen children.... The family came to Iowa in 1852. *** "

      The 1900 census lists "Ann J," 69, born Aug, 1830, married 51 years to her husband Joshua J, living with him and daughter Virginia, 32, grandson Archie Harris, 14, and a servant. 1900 U.S. Census, 1st Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 10).

      The 1905 Iowa State Census lists "Josh J.," "Anna J.," and Virginia Snouffer living at 112 S. 5th Street. Grandson "Archibald" Harris lived next door at 108 S. 5th Street. 1905 Iowa State Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (Roll IA-96; lines 114-227).

      The 1910 census lists Ann as "Snoffer, Enn J," an 80 year old widow, living without family members but apparently operating a rooming house, married 61 years, mother of 15 children, only 4 of whom are still living. 1910 U.S. Census, 1st Precinct, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 624, Roll 411, stamped p. 95).

      Ann and her children J.J., Jr., and Virginia became embroiled in litigation over property in Texas; see: Snouffer v. Heisig, vol. 62, Texas Civil Appeals Reports, p. 81, vol. 130 Southwestern Reporter, p. 912 (1910). The three of them sued to set aside a foreclosure and sheriff's sale of a number of lots in the "Iowa Colony" subdivision in Jefferson County. They lost in the trial court, but on appeal they prevailed because they were never informed of the pending sale and the jury was not permitted to decide the issue of Ann and J.J.'s equitable title in the land.

      Regarding the family of Joshua Jacob and Ann (White) Snouffer, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer -- wife of JJ's grand-nephew William D. Snouffer -- wrote:
      "I don't know too much about the family of Joshua Jacob Snouffer, born 2-24-1826. His wife was Ann, and their children were:
      "Annie -- it must have been Harris (her son Archie Harris) and then Stevens [here she is confusing Annie and her sister Mary Ellen].
      "Sis -- Frances Benjamin (one son, died young: Park Benjamin).
      "Puss - Virginia McClelland - no children.
      "Bud - Joshua Jacob Jr. - 4 children.
      "There may have been others; I don't know.... Annie ... lived and died in Chicago.
      "Arthur Stevens (a... son of Annie's) - was here for Puss's funeral.
      "Bud's son John Stanley Snouffer jr -- was also known as "young Bud" - who was married to Mayme Fransen. Mayme and Stanley had one daughter, Mary Ann -- Stanley drank so much that Mayme divorced him early in their marriage.
      "His father, the original Bud, was the one ... who owned and operated the quarry down by the packing house. His children were Helen, John Stanley (Young Bud), Phyllis, Gervaise...." (Undated letter from Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer to her son Robert Snouffer, probably in the early 1970s; punctuation added for clarity.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] IA Foremost Citizens|, Johnson Brigham, IOWA: ITS HISTORY AND ITS FOREMOST CITIZENS, (Chicago, IL; S.J. Clarke Pub. Co.: 1915), p.1210.

    2. [S83] Cem - Oak Hill, Cedar Rapids, IA|, Genealogical Soc'y of Linn Cnty, IA, "Linn County, Iowa Cemeteries, Oak Hill", (Genealogical Society of Linn Cnty, IA, PO Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 (2001)), p. 170.

    3. [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).

    4. [S845] MD Births & Christenings, 1650-1995|, Anonymous, "Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995", (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674912?collectionNameFilter=false), (LDS Film 13703; Batch # C50765-1).

    5. [S461] IA Census 1870, CR, 1-WD | , Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 1st Ward, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), M593, Roll 405, p. 127.

    6. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com).

    7. [S725] Newspaper - Examiner - 1 |, M. F. Hitselberger, "Marriages and Deaths from The Examiner, 1849", (vol. 11, Western Maryland Genealogy, p. 123 (Jul 1995)).

    8. [S52] Myers Marriages 3|, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1841-1865, (Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD : 1988), pp.218, 251.