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Julia A.  Keith

Julia A. Keith

Female 1831 - 1914  (83 years)

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  • Name Julia A. Keith  [1, 2, 3
    Born 4 Feb 1831  Hanover, York Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    AFN 2T5X-924; L7BC-LQ 
    Died 7 Apr 1914  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 8, 9
    Buried Oak Hill Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 10
    Person ID I19  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2010 

    Father Alexander Keith,   b. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Boose,   b. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [6
    Family ID F168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Ignatius Snouffer,   b. 6 Feb 1831, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1912, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1853  near Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Ann Elizabeth Snouffer,   b. 1853, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Thomas Snouffer,   b. 16 Apr 1855, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1913, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Mary Catherine Snouffer,   b. 1856, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Samuel Salvador Snouffer,   b. 1858, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1933, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Josephine Snouffer,   b. 13 Aug 1859, Reisterstown, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1904, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Joshua Jacob Snouffer,   b. 31 Dec 1860, Reisterstown, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1943, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Frank Keith Snouffer,   b. 22 Apr 1862, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1931, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. William Ignatius Snouffer, Jr.,   b. 24 May 1865, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1867, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Anna Matilda ("Tillie") Snouffer,   b. 15 Mar 1868, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1959, Hull, Sioux Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     10. Joseph Nathaniel Snouffer,   b. 3 Aug 1870, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1871, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2011 14:51:03 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Julia A. Keith
    Julia A. Keith
    Courtesy of Jeannie Westerfield

  • Notes 
    • 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"].
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    • (Research):
      There is a bit of confusion over Julia's first or given name. Some authorities have it as "Julian." E.g., THE SNUFFERS, p. 81. The precise origin of that scriviner's error may have been in the 1850 census from Adams County, PA. That 1850 census lists "Alexander Keese," 55, and "Elisabeth," 47, living with the following daughters: "Elisabeth," 20; "Julian," 18; and Sarah A, 16; together with son Charles, 14. All family members were born in Pennsylvania. 1850 U.S. Census, Union Twsp, Adams Cnty, PA (M 432, Roll 743, stamped p. 268-B). The Ancestry.com record of this census report suggests that the surname was "Keith," not Keese; but no authority is cited to support that assertion. The facts that neither Julia nor Jacob are mentioned, and that Elizabeth, Sarah A, and Charles are, present problems. Julia and Jacob both may have emancipated from the family home, living elsewhere. But no family records refer to the siblings Elizabeth, Sarah A, or Charles, so their presence in this census is a puzzle. Otherwise, the dates for Alexander, his wife Elizabeth, and daughter "Julian" all seem to fit.
    • Her name does appear as "Julian" on a family pedigree chart prepared by her grandson's wife Bertha Newens Snouffer, although there is no mention of the 1850 census, or any other census for that matter. The family pedigree chart was passed on to Bertha's son William Noel Snouffer, who made copies for 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 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S455] IA Census 1870, CR, 4-WD|, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 4th Ward, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M593, Roll 405, p. 53).

    2. [S456] MD Census 1860, Reisterstown|, Maryland, Baltimore Cnty, Reisterstown PO, 1860 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M653, Roll 468, p. 216).

    3. [S5] Cedar Rapids Gazette|, Cedar Rapids Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, IA), 11 Feb 1907.

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

    5. [S18] Cedar Rapids, IA, newspaper|, Article on W.I.Snouffer & Julia K.Snouffer's golden wedding anniversary, (Cedar Rapids newspaper : 1903).

    6. [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).

    7. [S73] IA Census 1880, Cedar Rapids|, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 351, p. 98C).

    8. [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. 145.

    9. [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).

    10. [S69] Cedar Rapids Lutheran|, "Church Records", (First Lutheran Church, 1000 Third Ave, SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403).

    11. [S136] Huff|, Lon Donavon Huff, "Family Chart" and Emails, (Lon D. Huff, lonhuff@frontier.com : 2000 - 2010).