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George Winfield Snouffer

George Winfield Snouffer

Male 1806 - 1888  (81 years)

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  • Name George Winfield Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 21 Dec 1806  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Christened 17 May 1807  Cassville Evang. Lutheran Ch., Huntingdon Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2T6D-WSN 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died 13 Aug 1888  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 13
    Buried 21 Aug 1888  Dublin Cemetery, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 11, 14
    Person ID I264  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 27 May 2011 

    Father John Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. 16 Apr 1779, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1823, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Maria Magdalena Baumgardner,   b. 21 Apr 1784, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1868, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1805  [1, 2, 15
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria (Mary Ann) Virts / Wirtz,   b. 30 Mar 1815, Lovettsville, Loudoun Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1887, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage License Date 11 Dec 1833  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Married Aft 11 Dec 1833  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 18, 19
    Children 
     1. Lucy Ellen Snouffer,   b. 15 Dec 1834, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1918, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Somerset R. Snouffer,   b. 28 Apr 1838, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1896, Jackson Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Catherine F. Snouffer,   b. Sep 1840, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     4. Susan Rebecca Snouffer,   b. 5 Jan 1843, Worthington, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1893, Lowry City, St. Clair Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. George V. Snouffer,   b. Apr 1845, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1917, Berwick, St. Mary Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     6. Martha A. ("Mattie") Snouffer,   b. 24 Sep 1847, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1879  (Age 32 years)
     7. Joseph Winfield Snouffer,   b. 9 Jul 1853, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1933, Sharon Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. William Jerome Snouffer,   b. Abt 1858, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891  (Age ~ 33 years)
     9. Mary E. Snouffer,   b. 6 Jul 1850, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1877  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    George Winfield Snouffer
    George Winfield Snouffer
    Courtesy of John I. Snouffer

  • Notes 
    • On 11 Dec 1833 George obtained a Frederick County license to marry "Mary Wirts." See Dorothy H. Smith, Frederick County [MD] Marriage Licenses, 1778-1839, p. 197 (1979).

      From this information, Jim Wood concludes that George Snouffer "married Mary Wirtz 11 Dec. 1883 [sic - 1833] in Frederick County, Md." THE SNUFFERS, pp. 50-51, citing Dorothy A. [sic: H.] Smith (see above). That is unlikely; presumably they married a few days later.

      Wood continues: "This George Snouffer appears to have been a son of John Snouffer of Frederick County who was a grandson of Michael and Magdalena Schnauffer. George and Mary (Wirtz) Snouffer died in Franklin County, Ohio." (Ibid, p. 51, citing Diane Phenegar, Granville, OH).
    • The 1850 census lists "Geo Snoffer," 39, a farmer born in MD, living with his wife Mary 36, also born in MD, and the following children: Ellen, 15; Somerset, 13; Catherine, 9; Rebecca, 7; George, 5; Martha, 3; Mary S, 1 month, and "Louisa Duval," 90. The oldest child, Ellen, was born in MD; all the rest, in Ohio. 1850 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 432, Roll 680, stamped p. 232). [While the census-taker's handwriting clearly reads "Snoffer," the indexer for Ancestry.com strangely lists the surname as "Swoffer."]
    • In 1860 the census shows: "Snoffer, George," a 53 year old farmer born in Maryland, living with his wife "Mary A," 45, and children: "Sommersett," 22; "Catharine," 19; Rebecca, 17; George, 15; Martha, 12; Mary, 9; Joseph, 6; and "Willie," 3. 1860 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 653, Roll 962, stamped p. 294).

      The 1870 census lists George "Snoffer" as a 63-yr old "Farmer," born in "Pennsylvania" [sic], living with his wife Mary and children Martha, Mary, Joseph, and "Willie." 1870 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 593, Roll 1200, stamped p. 682).

      The 1880 census records George as 73 years old, Mary as 68, and states that "William," then 23, was living with them. 1880 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1015, stamped p. 170).

      George's obelisk tombstone in the Dublin, OH, Cemetery, although badly worn, reads: "George S. died Aug 13, 1888 aged 81 y 7 m 23 d."

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p. 80.

    2. [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).

    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. [S194] RootsWeb WC - McDonald Landaker|, Chester Landaker, "McDonald Landaker Families", (RootsWeb World Connect Project, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=:1228152&recno=0 ; Email: cll2jr@aol.com : Jan 2008).

    5. [S66] Ancestry Tree - Calvin/Jeffers...Jewett|, C. Calvin, "Calvin/Jeffers...Jewett Family Tree", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database,, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ListView.aspx?tid=1328298).

    6. [S167] Ancestry Tree - Carraway/Huntsberger|, Ryan Carraway, "Carraway/Huntsberger", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ListView.aspx?tid=2983311).

    7. [S709] Shenton-DeLauder|, Kelly J. Shenton, "DeLauder, DeLaughter, DeLawder of Md, WV, 1651-1998" (Oct 1999), (Family Tree Maker, World Family Tree; CD-ROM Database, Vol. 53, Tree 0721; Cambridge, MA; The Learning Company, Inc.: 2000).

    8. [S168] OH Census 1860, Perry Twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1860 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 147.

    9. [S137] OH Census 1870, Perry Twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 682.

    10. [S138] OH Census 1880, Perry twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 170.

    11. [S65] Cem - Dublin, OH|, Dublin Cemetery Tombstone, (Dublin, Franklin Cnty, OH).

    12. [S477] Schulte|, Doris Rex Schulte, "Baptismal Report to Don & Diana Pheneger", (Doris Rex Schulte, 164 4th St, Bonita Shores, Bonita Springs, FL 33923-7366 (26 Jun 1994)).

    13. [S63] Ed Snouffer|, Dr. Edward Stanley Snouffer, "Family History Charts", (Edward S. Snouffer : 2002 & 2003).

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

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

    16. [S718] Smith Marriages|, Dorothy H. Smith, Frederick County [MD] Marriage Licenses, 1778-1839, (Unpublished Monograph, "Publication Rights Reserved," by Dorothy H. Smith, United States : 15 Jun 1979), F187.F8 S65 1900z., p. 197.

    17. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., pp. 50-51.

    18. [S987] MD Church Docs, 1668-1995|, Various Maryland Churches, Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2385204?collectionNameFilter=false).

    19. [S64] Virts|, Gary Virts, "Virts Family Genealogy", (Gary Virts, http://web.archive.org/web/20080629211452rn_1/www.geocities.com/virts1 [website no longer viable]. Email: loudounva@msn.com for searchable database, available on CD only. ).