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From: dave rinsem <>
Subject: Re: [NYRENSSE] Adam Snyder (1802-1879)
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 20:34:30 -0400
I saw your inquiry and may be able to help you. My name is Jane Rinsem
and my mother was a Bonesteel. The Bonesteels/Bonenstiehls and the
Snyders/Schneiders all came over here in 1710 with the Palatine Exodus
from Germany. I have 12,600 names on my Family Tree so far and Adam
Snyder is one of them. I do not have his parents yet, but I have his
wife's name as Mary Heydorn and her family connects to my Bonesteels. I
have 7 children, your 6 plus Orlinda. I have the spouses for all the
children but never went any father as that is too far away from my
What major surnames are you working on? We probably overlap many times
on our family tree and if your family is German and from Rensselaer
county, we are sure to be related.
I am located in Rochester, NY but was brought up in North Greenbush,
near Troy, in Rensselaer County, NY. My ggg grandfather had a farm in
Grafton, NY. His name was Petrus Bonesteel 1805 - 1890 married to
Abigail Richer. The name Richer has been a big wall for us. We can't
seem to figure out where the family came from. I'm sure there are other
spelling of this name. Do you have any thing on this surname?
Get back to me if you want my information.
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> Author: clownperson
> Surnames: Snyder, Schneider
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> I am looking for family connections for Adam Snyder, born 15 July, 1802 in NY and died 18 April, 1879 in Rnsselaer Co., NY. His wife's name appears to have been Mary and I believe she is the one who was born in 1806 and who died 13 February, 1881. (Both are buried in the Snyder Cemetery #1, Town of Grafton.) The children that I currently have listed for them are Morgan, Aaron, Catherine, Edward, Angelina and Harrison. (I suspect there may be several more.)
> Not only am I from out-of-state, but this is not my family...although several members of the Schneider/Snyder clan did marry into it. The change from the German Schneider to the English Snyder also came along either in this generation or just before, which has served to make it rather difficult for me to figure this out. Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated!