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    ANDERSON SNYDER, whose well improved farm of seventy acres is situated in Newberry Township, at the northeast corner of the Range Line turnpike and the Piqua-Versailles road, about five miles northwest of Covington, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, February 5, 1857, and is a son of Emanuel Nelson and Huldah (Wysong) Snyder. When Anderson Snyder was one year old his parents moved to a farm situated in Miami County, one-half mile north of his present farm, and they still reside there. On that farm Anderson Snyder was reared. He went to school during boyhood, in Newberry Township, after which he helped his father and later engaged in farming for himself. His life has been entirely given up to agricultural pursuits and he continued to cultivate his land himself until 1908, when he retired from active work and rented out his farm. For four years after his first marriage, he lived in Shelby County but in 1886 he came to Miami County and settled on this place. Two comfortable dwellings, one of brick and the other of frame construction, were standing when he bought the place.

    Mr. Snyder was married (first) to Miss Harriet Rhoades, a daughter of John Rhoades. Mrs. Snyder died September 11, 1890, the mother of three children, namely: Clarence Cleveland, who resides on a farm in Shelby County, one and one-quarter miles north of his father's farm, married Izora Fesler and they have, one child, Mabel Marie; Marion Monroe, who died when aged fifteen years; and Dora Dell who is the wife of Franklin Gish. Mr. Snyder was, married (second) February 25, 1893, to Mrs. Mina (Stiver) Gangwer, widow of Samuel Gangwer, and daughter of Jonathan and Eliza Ann (Method) Stiver. Mrs. Snyder was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, and her father died on the old farm there in 1899. Her mother still lives. Mrs. Snyder has two sons born to her first marriage: James Edward, who married Orpha Cooper, and Harvey C. To Mr. and Mrs. Snyder one son has been born, Forest Franklin. Mr. Snyder takes no very active part in polities, but votes with the Democratic party. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder are well known people in this section and they always have a hospitable welcome for their friends.

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