- The 1860 Maryland census shows "Julia" as a 30-yr old woman, born in "Penn," living with her husband William "Snoffer" and 4 children, in the home of farmer Samuel Gingrich and his wife Susan. 1860 U.S. Census, Reisterstown P.O., 4th Dist., Baltimore Cnty, MD (M 653, Roll 468, stamped p. 216).
The 1870 Iowa census lists "Julia A." Snouffer as a 39-yr old woman, born in "Penn," living with her husband and children in Cedar Rapids, where, for her occupation, she "Keeps House." 1870 U.S. Census, 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (M 593, Roll 405, stamped p. 53).
The 1880 census listed "Julia A" Snouffer as a 49 year old wife, "keeping house," living with her husband "Wm. I," and children John T, Josephine, Joshua B, Frank, and Anna, and a nephew, Samuel S. 1880 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 351, stamped p. 98) [LDS Film 1254351].
Cedar Rapids, IA, Evening Gazette, p. 8 (11 Feb 1907):
"Honored Pioneers of Cedar Rapids
"One of the happiest events of the past week was the assembling Thursday evening [7 Feb] at the William Snouffer home, 438 Fourth avenue west, of a number of old friends and the children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. William I. Snouffer, to join in a celebration of the birthday aniversary of this worthy couple. Mrs. Snouffer was 76 years of age last Monday [4 Feb], while Mr. Snouffer reached the same age Thursday. All the children were present with the exception of John T. Snouffer, of What Cheer, who was prevented from coming by the illness of his wife.
"Mr. and Mrs. Snouffer came to Cedar Rapids forty-two years ago, arriving in Cedar Rapids, December 17, 1864. Four years ago last January they celebrated their golden wedding, having been married in Maryland several years before coming west. They and their children have taken an active part in the progress and upbuilding of Cedar Rapids, and their host of friends will hope that they will enjoy many more birthday celebrations, which seems probably at this time as both are enjoying good health."
In 1900 the census shows that William I. and Julia A. Snouffer lived just 5 houses away from their daughter Josephine, her husband James Baker, and granddaughter Maude. 1900 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 91).
The 1910 census records William I. Snouffer living with his wife Julia A., both born in Feb. 1831 and both 69 years old, and daughter "Matilda" born Mar 1868, 32 years old and single. 1910 U.S. Census, 3d Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 91)[although the census reads "Snouffer," an indexer classified the name as "Snauffer"].
There is a bit of confusion over Julia's first name. Some authorities have it as "Julian." E.g., THE SNUFFERS, p. 81. The precise origin of that scriviner's error is unknown. However, the name "Julian" appears on a family pedigree chart prepared by her grandson's wife Bertha Newens Snouffer. The name was passed on to Bertha's son William Noel Snouffer, who passed it on to Jim Wood, author of THE SNUFFERS. From there numerous people have copied the name Julian from Mr. Wood's book and added it to internet data, so the name Julian now infests the internet. But the name Julian is incorrect.
The 1860 Maryland census lists her name as "Julia." 1860 U.S. Census, Reisterstown P.O., 4th Dist., Baltimore Cnty, MD (M 653, Roll 468, stamped p. 216). In both the 1870 and 1880 Iowa censuses her name is given as "Julia A." 1870 U.S. Census, 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (M 593, Roll 405, stamped p. 53); 1880 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 351; stamped p. 98) [LDS Film 1254351]. The 1900 and 1910 censuses record her name as Julia. Finally, the Cedar Rapids newspaper articles clearly have her name as Julia.