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Robert Newens  Snouffer

Robert Newens Snouffer

Male 1911 - 1988  (77 years)

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  • Name Robert Newens Snouffer  [1, 2
    Born 30 Jul 1911  Merino, Logan Cnty, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Navy - WW II 
    Occupation Business - Manager, Sears & Roebuck 
    Died 12 Dec 1988  Sun City, Maricopa Cnty, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Lakewood Cem., Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I11  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2015 

    Father William Dietrich Snouffer,   b. 5 Apr 1884, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1935, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Bertha Ina Newens,   b. 30 Dec 1884, Tipton, Cedar Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1981, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1907  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Roberta Scharfenberg,   b. 18 Jul 1914,   d. 12 Dec 2002, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1937  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Children 
     1. Carol Jean Snouffer,   b. 6 Jun 1939, New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2015, Remlap, Blount Cnty, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Phyllis Ann Snouffer,   b. 8 Jun 1942, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Stephen Paul Snouffer,   b. 2 Dec 1943, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1943, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Robert Clyde Snouffer,   b. 14 Oct 1946, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 2002, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Jeffrey William Snouffer,   b. 7 Sep 1948, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1969  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2011 20:01:22 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • On 4 Mar 1946 Robert's mother Bertha (Newens) Snouffer wrote a letter to her granddaughter Barbara Nelson, Robert's niece, about homesteading days in Colorado:
      "It was Christmas 1909 (your mother [Blanche] was just a baby) when my Uncle Isaiah Newens came to Cedar Rapids to visit us.... Uncle Isaiah was my fathers brother, and another brother Uncle Dick [Richard Newens] and his wife came from southern Iowa.... Uncle Dick got all of us interested in going to Colorado to 'take up homestead land.' He told of land that the government was opening up to homesteaders. So Grandpa Newens, Aunt Lessie [Newens] (who was not married), Uncle Art [Snouffer] and your Grandpa Snouffer all decided they would go out [to Colorado] and investigate.
      "They left here [Cedar Rapids, IA] in Jan. 1910 and were quite enthused about the prospects, ***.
      "We lived on the farm for three years, then proved up and got a Government Deed signed by Woodrow Wilson.... The land is still ours and has been farmed every year although we only lived there the three years. ***
      "*** When we moved away [back to Iowa] we sold all the buildings and they were moved off the land. Uncle Bob [Snouffer] was born while we lived out there."

      The 1920 Iowa census reports that the family had returned to Iowa, living in Anamosa, Jones County. Robert, 8, lives with his father William, 35, mother Bertha, 35, and sister Blanche, 11, and brother William, 6. 1920 U.S. Census, 4th Wd, Anamosa, Jones Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 495, stamped p. 277).

      The 1930 census lists "Robert M" [sic] as an 18 year old man living with his parents and grandmother in Cedar Rapids. 1930 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 626, Roll 665, stamped p. 106B).

      Obituary, Daily News-Sun [Sun City, AZ] (14 Dec 1988):
      "Robert Newens Snouffer, 77, of Sun City, died Dec. 12, 1988, at Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital.
      "Born in Colorado, Mr. Snouffer was a graduate of Luther College in Iowa. He was a merchandise manager for Sears and Roebuck in Minneapolis for 30 years. In 1973, he moved to Sun City from Minneapolis.
      "Mr. Snouffer was a member of Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, the Bell Silvercraft Club, the Bell Lapidary Club, the Sundial, and he was a World War II Navy veteran.
      "He is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters, Carol Jewell of Alabama and Phyllis Cox of Idaho; son, Robert C. of Minnesota; brother, William Snouffer; sister, Blanch [sic] Nelson; three grand-children; and on great-grandchild....
      "The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assocation...."

      According to church records, Robert was elected as a Deacon of the First Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, IA, and served from 8 Jan 1937 to 31 Dec 1938.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    2. [S42] Jewell - Snouffers|, Carol Snouffer Jewell, "Snouffer, Schnauffer, Newens of Germany, IA, 1523-1997" (Nov 1999), (Family Tree Maker, "World Family Tree," CD-ROM database (vol. 54, tree 2400), Cambridge, MA; The Learning Company, Inc. : 2000).

    3. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    4. [S6] IA Census 1930, Cedar Rapids|, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 665, ED 47, p. 2B) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend.

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 37726099.

    7. [S5] Cedar Rapids Gazette|, Cedar Rapids Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, IA), 28 Oct 1981.

    8. [S6] IA Census 1930, Cedar Rapids|, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 665, ED 47, p. 2B).

    9. [S7] Cem - Linwood, Cedar Rapids, IA|, Genealogical Soc'y of Linn Cnty, IA, "Linn County, Iowa Cemeteries, Linwood, Cedar Rapids", (Genealogical Society of Linn Cnty, IA, PO Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 : 2001), p. 52.

    10. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Jean Scharfenberg; 17 Dec 2002).