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Jacob Schnauffer / Snouffer

Jacob Schnauffer / Snouffer

Male Abt 1781 - 1852  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Jacob Schnauffer / Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1781  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2T5Z-O5B 
    Occupation Laborer 
    Died 10 Apr 1852  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Buried St. Elias Lutheran Cem, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 10, 11
    Person ID I29  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2014 

    Father Johanes Schnauffer / Snouffer,   b. 15 Nov 1752, Berks Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1810, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Christina Rinehart,   b. 1756, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1818, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1776  [8, 12, 13, 14
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Arter / Arthur,   b. 16 Dec 1786, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1862, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1808  [1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 15, 16
    Children 
     1. William Snouffer,   b. 2 Aug 1809,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Snouffer,   b. 6 Oct 1811, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph David Snouffer,   b. 28 Nov 1817, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1891, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Lydia Ann Snouffer,   b. 14 Feb 1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anna Elizabeth Snouffer,   b. 29 Sep 1822,   d. Bef 1907  (Age 84 years)
    +6. 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)
     7. 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)
     8. Mary Catherine Snouffer,   b. 4 Dec 1838, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1883, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Jacob Schnauffer/Snouffer
    Jacob Schnauffer/Snouffer
    Courtesy of Pat Callahan & www.Findagrave.com

  • Notes 
    • The third child of John & Christina was "Jacob Snouffer, born about 1782. He married Elizabeth Arthur, a Catholic, 16 Dec. 1786 - 20 Aug. 1862. Jacob died 10 April 1852 and is buried in the Lutheran cemetery at Emmitsburg, Frederick County. His wife is interred in the Catholic cemetery nearby." (THE SNUFFERS, p. 80)

      Jacob's wife Elizabeth Arthur was his first cousin -- her mother Barbara Rinehart was a sister of Christina Rinehart, Jacob's mother.

      On 25 May 1806, while still single, "Jac. Shnaufer" was a sponsor at the baptism of a daughter of "Friedr. and Cathr. Hoppe" at the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Vol. 9, MARYLAND GERMAN CHURCH RECORDS, p. 88 (C.T. Zahn & F.S. Weiser, eds; 1993). Catharine Snouffer Hoppe was his sister.

      Jacob's father's will, signed 5 Dec 1809 and probated 12 Mar 1810, among other things, bequeathed property to his children, including "my sons Jacob Snouffer, George Snouffer [and daughters] ... to have share and share alike both of my real and personal estate [with exceptions]." Frederick County Will Book RB #1, p. 82.

      The 1820 census (recorded on 6 Nov 1820) lists "Jacob Snouffer" and his family by age: 2 males under 10 [John and Joseph David ?], 1 at 10-16 [William ?], and 1 at 26-45 [Jacob ?]; 1 female under 10 [Lydia Ann ?], 1 at 16-26 [??] and 1 at 26-45 [Elizabeth Arter]. The family also had one male slave, aged 14-26. 1820 U.S. Census, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 33, Roll 43, stamped p. 159).

      The 1850 census lists Jacob Snouffer as 66 yrs old, living with his wife Elizabeth, 61. Also in the household were their children: Joseph, 33; Mary, 22; and William, 19. The census states that Jacob was a "Laborer" and that his real estate was worth "900." 1850 U.S. Census, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 292, stamped p. 167); M.F. Hitselberger & J.P. Dern, BRIDGE IN TIME, THE COMPLETE 1850 CENSUS OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND, p. 167 (Monocacy Book Co., Redwood City, CA: 1978).

      In J.A.Helman, HISTORY OF EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND, p. 63 (1906), Jacob is listed as a member of the Emmitsburg fire company in 1840. Helman states, ibid at 61: "The corporation required every man to become a member of the fire company; all were enrolled one Saturday ... during the summer. The engine was brought out; the street pump was the place of meeting; the clerk would mount the engine and call the names of the fire company, each man answering to his name. If any were absent there was a fine imposed. The engine was inspected and tried by pumping water from the well, then returned to the engine house. This meeting was at 2 o'clock; all was over in an hour."

      There is an ambiguous note in Helman's HISTORY, ibid, pp. 36-37, about a log house in Emmitsburg occupied by a Snouffer, probably Jacob. In writing about St. Joseph's Catholic Church, he says: "The lot upon which the church is built was given by James and Joseph Hughs. Prior to 1850, the church lot was not so extensive as at present [1906].... The Hughs family lived in a house on the east corner.... A log house, still earlier, stood on the north corner, occupied by Snouffer [sic]. It was torn down and this parcel added to church property."
    • (Research):
      There is a discrepency about the birth year. The 1850 Census for Frederick County, Borough of Emmitsburg, lists: "Jacob Snouffer, 66, Male, Labourer, born in Md." Thus, according to the Census, his birth year was about 1784. Jim Wood gives a birth year "about 1782" but cites no specific source. THE SNUFFERS, p. 80. Mary Spangler, in her letter of 7 Jan 1980 to its author Jim Wood, refers to "Jacob (c1781-1852)," and says she found this at the Maryland Genealogical Society in a report submitted by Elizabeth T. Haley Hess.

  • 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. [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. [S19] Arters of Fountain Valley - 1|, M.Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] , (X Press Print, Lisbon, OH : 1979 [LDS fiche # 6046535]), p. 13.

    4. [S656] Arters of Fountain Valley - 2|, M. Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] (2d ed 1989), (published by Richard P. Arter to CD-ROM : 2003 [copy available from Sue Mullins, 19614 Eagle Ridge Ln, Porter Ranch, CA 91326-4021, and at Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Portland, OR]), ch. 00, p. 29.

    5. [S56] Names in Stone|, Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, NAMES IN STONE, (Ann Arbor, MI : 1966), p.1070.

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

    7. [S85] Spangler, Mary Snouffer|, Mary Snouffer Spangler, "Ancestor Chart", (Report to James Wood, Jr. : 7 Jan 1980).

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

    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. [S33] Hess, Robert M. Hess, "Snouffer Notes", (Robert M. Hess, Houston, TX; Reference # 7501 (29 Apr 1975); Pedigree Charts (10 Sep 1966 & 18 Nov 1970); letter (30 Apr 1975); Chart 7101 (25 Feb 1971); other reports).

    11. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 31593603.

    12. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.79.

    13. [S11] Frederick Cnty, MD, Will Book GM 2 |, Frederick County, MD, "Will Book GM #2", (Frederick County, MD, Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401), pp. 437-438.

    14. [S13] Carrolltonian - Krider's|, Anonymous, "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions"; vol. 16, Carrolltonian (1996), (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Society, PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD 21158), p. 23.

    15. [S20] DAR - Horn, Daughters of the American Revolution, "DAR Membership Application of Mabelle Petree Horn, Nat'l # 528923 (18 Oct 1967)", (National Society, 1776 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006).

    16. [S21] Arthur/Oerther|, Powell, Laurel S., "Arthur / Oerther Family", (Vol. 16, The Carrolltonian, p. 6; Carroll County Genealogical Society, Westminster, MD : 1996-1997), p. 30.