Joshua Martin Snyder [RG1419.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1419.AM:  Joshua Martin Snyder, 1825-1904

Writings:  1851-1902
Sherman County, Nebraska:  Methodist minister
Size:  One folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Joshua Martin Snyder was born in Virginia in 1825.  He moved to Illinois when he was a young man.  He was ordained in the Methodist Church at twenty-two years of age.  He married Harriet Frazier on April 3, 1848, in Mercer County, Illinois.  The Snyders moved to Sherman County, Nebraska, in 1878.  Joshua spent the rest of his life serving as a Methodist minister in Sherman County.  Harriet died in 1900.  Rev. Joshua Martin Snyder died on May 20, 1904.  Both are buried in Verdurette Cemetery in Sherman County, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consist of one folder containing a photocopy of a handwritten manuscript entitled, “Genealogy, Life, Labor and Writings of Joshua Martin Snyder.”  Snyder apparently started writing the manuscript in 1851 while living in Illinois.  He continued adding to it throughout his life.  The manuscript contains background information about his family, his work, and other philosophical and religious writings.  Also included are photocopies of some of his writings that were published in newspapers and church conference publications.

Note:  This collection consists of photocopies only.  Some pages are very faded and difficult to read.

INVENTORY

Manuscript – “Genealogy, Life, Labor and Writings of Joshua Martin Snyder.”


Subject headings:

Clergy — Nebraska
Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska
Religion — Nebraska
Reminiscences
Snyder family
Snyder, Joshua Martin, 1825-1904


Revised TMM      11-25-2019

 

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