1 German Schnells 1700 -
....... 2 Johann Adam Schnell 1720 - 1782
............ +Anna Margaretha 1720 - 1782
................. 3 Johannes Schnell 1740 - 1782
....... 2 John adjutant Schnell 1724 - 1789
................. 3 Jacob Phila Snell 1744 - 1805
....... 2 Jacob Lanc Schnell 1725 -
....... 2 Joseph Spalding Schnell 1725 -
............ +Frenchy 1725 -
....... 2 Abraham Schnell 1727 - 1774
................. 3 Jacob Snell 1754 - 1790
...................... +Anna Margaret Oziah(s) 1755 - 1820
........................... 4 George Snell 1774 -
........................... 4 Joseph Snell 1775 - 1784
........................... 4 Henry S Snell 1777 - 1852
................................ +Catharine Beidelman 1778 - 1862
..................................... 5 Jacob Snell 1801 - 1861
.......................................... +Amelia Taylor 1802 - 1885
............................................... 6 Elijah Snell 1825 -
..................................... 5 Elizabeth Snell 1803 -
..................................... 5 Mary Snell 1805 -
..................................... 5 Samuel B Snell 1808 - 1857
.......................................... +Margaret 1815 - 1874
............................................... 6 Girl Snell 1836 -
............................................... 6 Elizabeth Snell 1837 -
............................................... 6 Seth J Snell 1839 - 1920
.................................................... +Susan K Inscho 1840 - 1917
............................................... 6 Henry Clay Snell 1844 - 1915
.................................................... +Alice Walker 1846 - 1926
......................................................... 7 Jennie G Snell 1873 - 1874
......................................................... 7 Leah Maud Snell 1876 - 1968
.............................................................. +Frederick E Mingos 1869 - 1936
................................................................... 8 Henry Edward Mingos 1900 - 1972
........................................................................ +Margaret Delphine Hart 1902 - 1976
............................................................................ 9 John Frederick Mingos 1933 -
................................................................................. +Jeanine Lee Keener 1936 -
................................................................... 8 Francis Carl Mingos 1918 - 2000
........................................................................ +Vera Ruth Schrag 1920 -
............................................................................ 9 Vera Ann Mingos 1945 -
................................................................................. +Charles Pattison Graham 1940 -
...................................................................................... 10 Vera Michelle Graham 1969 -
...................................................................................... 10 Katie McKoy Graham 1972 -
...................................................................................... 10 Caroline Pattison Graham 1976 -
...................................................................................... 10 Morey McLean Graham 1976 -
............................................................................ 9 Steven C Mingos 1950 -
................................................................................. +Maria DeArmond 1954 -
...................................................................................... 10 Steven C Taylor Mingos 1985 -
...................................................................................... 10 Peter Jacob Mingos 1987 -
...................................................................................... 10 Stephanie Maria Mingos 1988 -
...................................................................................... 10 Kristina Jean Mingos 1990 -
..................................... 5 Gordon Snell 1812 -
.......................................... +Rhode Greatsinger 1822 -
............................................... 6 Fletcher Wayne Snell 1851 -
......................................................... 7 Jessie I Snell 1876 -
.............................................................. +Gertrude Vesty 1882 - 1919
................................................................... 8 Belle Vesty Snell 1900 -
..................................... 5 Harriet Snell 1820 -
..................................... 5 George Baldwin Snell 1820 - 1902
.......................................... +Lemira Parshall 1826 - 1916
............................................... 6 George B Snell 1863 - 1957
.................................................... +Elizabeth DeWitt 1865 - 1936
........................... 4 Jacob Snell 1779 - 1854
........................... 4 Daniel Snell 1780 - 1851
................................ +Rachel Spaulding 1779 - 1868
........................... 4 John Jacob Snell 1782 - 1866
................................ +Nancy 1788 - 1848
........................... 4 Abraham Snell 1784 - 1868
................................ +Mary Middaugh 1789 -
........................... 4 Samuel Snell 1785 -
........................... 4 Boy(A) Snell 1786 -
................. 3 Abraham Snell 1759 - 1830
....... 2 Johannis Schnell 1730 -
............ +Margaret Bickler 1730 -
................. 3 Jacob StMich Schnell 1755 -
...................... +Eliz Schumacher 1755 -
....... 2 Jacob Sally Schnell 1745 -
Generation No. 1
1. GERMAN1 SCHNELLS was born Abt. 1700 in their children came to Pa & NY.
Notes for GERMAN SCHNELLS:
1710-11 summer Livingston Manor, NY Jacob Schnell, Pg 447 Rupp 30,000
1735 18th Century Emigrants Prof Hacker Publ 1994 Pg 407 Henrich Schnell Insweiler 1735 to America book X
Not in Rupp, but could be other ports New York, Baltimore, Charleston, Annapolis.
1738, Sept 11 Rupp's Pg 119, ship Robert & Oliver - Palatines Johan ADAM Schnell *(marked)
1739, Jan 13 Church records of Palatine Stone Church of Stone Arabia Congregation, Palatine Bridge, Montgomery
Co, NY. Elisabet Schnell, Catharina Lisabet Schnell, Johannes Schnell,j.(Jr). Also Lisabet in 1744. Source: The
Palatine Immigrant Journal, vol 1V,No 3 Winter 1779.
1739 Hacker Pg 407 nine Schnells to ?(likely not America) from Sprendlingen 1739,1794,1796,1768,1784,1787,1778
1740, Oct 14 Johannes son of Johann Adam Schnell & wf Anna Margaretha. Pg 194 Pa Births by Humpheys.
Records of the Williams Twsp Congregation, Bucks Co, Pa. Pa German Soc Vol 18. Johannes is used in
German for the eldest male child.
1742,May 28 ship Snow Catharine Johann Leonhart Schnell S2 vol 17 pg 227
1743,Sept 4 Philla Oaths Johan Nikel Schnell & Johann Philip Schnell Pa Arch S2 Vol17 Pg 239 . In 1765 Philip is in
Warrick Twsp, Lancaster Co. In 1783 Dr Nickcolas Schnell is an Army surgeon from Berks Co. Just noticed that I
am missing pages 151-166 in Rupps 30,000 that shows these guys.
1745 Leonhard Schnell is at Moravian Church in Bethlehem. Michel is there in 1747
1749, Sept 28 Jacob Schnell arrived in Phila on ship Ann, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes. Passengers from Basil,
Wurttemburg, Zweibrucken and Darmstadt. Rupp 30000 Pg 214. Also Hinke pg 417. This is one of several Jacob's
in SE Pa. Two b in Phila Co-1744 &1755, and one Bethal Twsp Lancaster Co 1770 taxes that could be this guy.
1751,Sept 16 ship Nancy Two- Hans Georg Schnell's, & a Sebastian Schnell Pg 256 Rupp 30,000
1751,Sept 16 ship Edinburgh ABRAHAM SCHNELL S2 V7 Pg 336
1755,Jan 15th Jacob Schnell born of Johannis & Margaret - St Michaels Lutheran,Phila. Humphrey Phila Co births
1766,July 28 Peter Snell paid cash for Michael Rope(Roupe) pg 78 Abstracts Vol One Anderson.
1768,Oct 26 ship Betsy Franz Schnell S2 V17 pg 487
1770, Oct 29 ship Sally Jacob Schnell . Rupp 30,000 Pg 392. This is the 2nd Jacob Snell immigrant & the 4th in SE Pa.
Pa Arch S2 V17 pg 493 I don't have anything further on him.
1770-71 Lancaster Co 1770 Taxes, pub 1989 Wm. Snell 1771 ST (Strasburg- SE of Lanc. City-1759) Freeman Pg 171
Pg 165 Christian Shnell 71 HB By his father Leonhard 70 HB (Heidleberg)
Pg 165 Jacob Shnell 1770 BE Bethal, comment Snell 1771. 1st list available in Bethal is 1770
Pg 165 Leonard Shnell 1770 HB weaver 1771 Shell is not our Snell
1771 Jacob Shnell Hdlbg 40 acres Pa Arch S3 Vol 17 Pg 158 Lancaster Co Publ 1990 by Closson. 1st tax list
in HB is 1759. This becomes Jacob Snell in 1772 Penny Tax 40 acres 1 H 1 C 2.6 tax S3, Vol 17, 239
And in 1773 its 30 acres 2.6 tax. Also Wm. Snell, Lenr'd Snell, and in 1779 Christian Snell. So the Schnell's in the
1989 pub by Hawbaker are Snells in the Pa Archives!. And in Lancaster Jan 1777 is Mr Ozeas, Also George Ozeas
and Peter Ozeas. S6, V 6, 359 and S2 V 1 687
1771,Oct 31 Johannes George Snell, b Germany 1746, indentured in Phila 1771 . WFT V15,tree 2745 appears the Snells
of Montgomery Co, Pa. Rupp 30,000 pg 396 Johannes Schnell Oct 31, 1771 Brigantine Recovery from Rotterdam.
These two Schnells a year apart may be related. I have little on Montgonery Co Snells.
1772,Nov 3 ship Sally again Johannes Theis Schnell Pa Arch S2 Vol17 Pg 503 this is the last of the early 1700's Oaths
1776, Mar 11 deed to George Mineger Hamilton Twsp,NA Co adjoining land of PETER SNELL.
1777, b Joseph Snell NY , Wyalusing 1850 census Brad Co,Pa .
1778,Sept 22 John Snell Upper Milford Twsp is liquor and tavern keeper.Pg 195 Abstracts Anderson.
(?Johannes above b 1740). In May 12, 1780 JOHN SCHNELL is witness for deed to Jacob Miller, Upper Milford
Twsp. pg 140, NA deed bk. Also mentioned on Pg 173 & 212. Deed Dec 6, 1784, Upper Milford Twsp. Deed
June 10, 1779 Salisbury twsp and part in Saucon Tsp. Upper Milford is 20 miles SW of Easton, and not likely
connected to Smithfield Twsp Schnells.
1778 b. Daniel Snell NY, 1850 Smithfield Twsp, Brad Co Pa Census
1776-1781 NY in the Rev. On Pg 190 Tryon Co Militia( this Co isn't around today) there are 14 Snells listed and two
Schnells. A Hanyost Snell became a pensioner. Ref the Pa Snell files, no Abraham Snell is listed in NY on these
pages which only include 41,000 NY soldiers & Militia.
1780,Aug George Snell was activated Hiester's Battalion, Berks Co Pg 131 Berks in Rev. On pg 165 he was a
petitioner for pay of the period 1781-83.
1781,Jan 8 John George Schnell d Nazareth weaver Wills-Eyerman Ch John,Eliz,Christian-Fredk (minors)
1782,Dec 15 died John Georg Schnell Spouse below at 1794 b Eyb,Farkenland Source Northampton gravestones,
by Humphrey. Moravian cemetery Bethlehem.Pa.
1783 Army surgeons from Berks Co Dr Nicholas Snell Pg 144 Montgomery's book pub 1894
1783,Dec 18 Peter Snell is dead.Louisa minor dau is appointed a guardian. Pg 126 Anderson A-E
1783/4/5 4 Schnell families to Galicia & Hungary from 4 different towns. Again no Joseph - Hacker's book
1789 John Snell, minutes of Phila This guy is all around in the Rev. Pa Arch Colonial Series V16 192
1792 Pa Archives S3, George Schnell V15 444, John v21 125,373,500 Leonard Vol 26 178 Thomas
S9,Vol 1 Pg 6101 John Schnall 400 April 3,1792 Thomas Schnell 400 acres 1792 Warrantees S3,Vol26
1794,Jul 30 died Anna Helen Schnell wf John George Schnell maiden name. Haensche, b 1722 Walldorf, Upper
Lausatia source Northampton gravestones, by Humphey. Moravian cemetery Nazareth, Pa
1795 Index of Rev War Pension at Nat'l Archives 1976 80,000 S14535 Snell Abraham Pa = survivor
George Schnell R 9261 Pa Rejected. service pension - specific periods of time.
1810, Port of Phila. family of William I Snell b abt 1755 m 19 Dec 1779 in England. Settled Hillsgrove, Elkland Twsp
Sullivan Co, Pa. 10 children including John Snell d 31 Mar 1855 in Hillsgrove cemetery. Other boys to Pa
are Henry, William II, Richard, Anthony & Henry. source is Pat Mott Goebea of Canton, Pa
1823 George Snell, a suvivor of the Revolution is living in Reading, Pa. source: Berks Co in Rev. Pg 207 Publ 1894
1840 Wyalusing twsp, Pa Brad Co a Joseph Snell , Wf Eliz & 6 ch. 1850 census age 73, Eliz age 66 both b NY.
An unnamed ? male 26 b NY, and Olive b 1824, prob his wife and their children 3 or 4 b Pa
1849 Brad Co. A whole family of Snells came to Pike Twsp, Brad Co from Devenshire, Exter,England
Father John b 1796: Sophia b1829, Mary Ann b. 1822, Ebenezer b 1832, Robert and John
49 days on the ocean, including going off course 500 miles
2004,Nov There are hundreds of Snell,Schnell.Shnell references in the Pa Archives, on line as iarchives.com. And there
are 66 Jacob Snells in the 1870 US census! ancestry .com
Children of GERMAN SCHNELLS are:
2. i. JOHANN ADAM2 SCHNELL, b. Abt. 1720, Germ; d. Bef. 6 August 1782, Lower Smithfield Twsp, North of Easton.
3. ii. JOHN ADJUTANT SCHNELL, b. Abt. 1724, unknown; d. Aft. 1789, Phila Co, Pa.
iii. JACOB LANC SCHNELL, b. Abt. 1725, Basil,Wurtemburg,Zweibrucken & Darmstadt; d. Hdlbg / Bethal Twsp,
Lancaster Co Pa.
Notes for JACOB LANC SCHNELL:
1745,May 11/22 Moravian Ch,Bethlehem S2 V 9 Pg 124 Leonhard Schnell m Eliz Brawn
1747,Jul 2 same church Michel Schnall m Catharine Gemehl
1749, Sept 28 This Phila immigrant, ship Ann,Rupp's 30,000 is likely the Lancaster Jacob, who by 1770 is in the
taxes with a 40 acre farm.
1765 Lancaster Patent next to Philip Schnell Warwick Twsp S3 V9 Pg 576
1770 taxes Pg 165 Index to 1770 tax records by Hawbaker Jacob Schnell 70 Bethal Twsp comment is 'Snell'
The village of Bethal is 10 miles north of Myerstown
1771 Hawbaker book Christian is son of Leonard, both Heidleburg Twp. Leonard is a weaver, Christian is a Freeman
1771 S3 V17 Pg 158 Pa Arch , by Dix pub 1990 Jacob Shnell Hdlbg 40 0 0 0 acres horses cattle serv/slaves
Lenard Shenell pg 154 Hdlbg 0 0 2 0 . Heidleburg Twsp is SE of Myerstown. Note no acres.
1772 Penny Tax Jacob Snell 40 1 1 2.6 S3 V17 Pg 239
Lenard Snell ... 1 1 2.0 Pg 311 & a Wm Snell 15.0 Pg 182 who is a Freeman
1773 Lancaster Co taxes, Penny tax Pa Arch S3 V17 pg 388 Jacob Snell 30 acres 1 1 2.6 tax
Wm Snell Freeman 15.0 Pg 329 &469
1777, Jan 11 Mr Ozeas, overseer of woodcutters S2,V1 pg 687 Lancaster Co
1778, Mar 12 Peter Ozeas City of Phila S1 V6 pg359. Also no date George Ozeas,Peter Ozeas S6 V6 pg 303
1779 Jacob is not in this tax. I rechecked the 1779 tax. S3 vol 17 Pg 669 Peter Shell 140 acres
Christian Snell 40 1 1 2.6 Pg 669 Leonard Snell Mayerstown supply Tax S3 V17 670. Note Christian now has
the same amount of 40 acres that Jacob had.
iv. JOSEPH SPALDING SCHNELL (Source: Louise Murray book, pub 1908
Old Tioga, 240.), b. Abt. 1725, Germany;
d. unknown, No reference at all; m. FRENCHY; b. Abt. 1725, m Lancaster Co,Pa.
Notes for JOSEPH SPALDING SCHNELL:
1908 Murray's book,Pg 240 This is the Only reference to a Joseph, from Jennie F Snell's published sketches of family
history: Joseph (Snell,Schnell or Cornell) emigrated from Germany to Lancaster Pa where he married a French
wife, and removed to Easton or vicinity.
2004,Sept LDS web site. International Genealogical Index/Germany There are 10 Josephus Schnell's and 4 Josef
Schnell's b before 1730. In the ancestral file there is one Joseph Schnell b 1776 in Leitenheim,Elsass
2004 The Pa Archives are on-line. I have spent hours searching SE Pa, Lancaster & Northampton Co's. There is NO
Joseph Schnell, Snell,Shnell. It would be interesting if someone has Jennie Snell's articles or drafts to check the
original source of 'Joseph'. My thought is that Jennie heard the story of Joseph because of Joseph Spalding,
second husband of Anna Margaret Ozias. The Snell boys are all very young when Jacob died. Joseph Spalding,
step father, could have been in their stories.
2005, Feb. There are several mysteries on Pg 240. As Jennie lists Cornell in her article, it seems she is not clear at all
on the SE Pa history of Jacob, but there is some hidden truth to most family stories. Maybe the Lancaster reference
came form Jennies knowledge of the 1723 Palatine migration from NY to Lancaster Co down the Susquehanna
River. It is not a likely migration from Lancaster to Easton, and several Schnell's are in Smithfield Twsp by 1757.
Also Jennie's husband is a grandson, and his father John b 1782 was only 8 yrs old when Jacob died in 1790. It
appears he was raised by Henry Snell (1800 census). So there is a good chance that the history of Jacob in SE Pa
is sketchy. In my own Mingos line, my father knew nothing of his g-grandfather. I now have discounteed the two
Jacob's b 1744 &1753 because of the marriage records. No peice of data indicates he immigrated. There is no deed
in Smithfield Twsp for Jacob - only taxes.Adam sold all 240 acres by 1782. This may be why Jacob went up river to
find land in Bradford Co. His first child George, is 16 or over in the 1790 census - indicating that his parents married
in the early 1770's. The second known child Henry was b 1777.
4. v. ABRAHAM SCHNELL, b. Abt. 1727, 1761 1st taxes of Lower Smithfield;
d. Abt. 1774, Smithfield Twsp, NA Co.
5. vi. JOHANNIS SCHNELL, b. Abt. 1730, St Michaels Lutheran Church,Phila.
vii. JACOB SALLY SCHNELL, b. Abt. 1745, Arr Phila 1770 where settled?; d. maybe Montgomery Co Snells?.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHANN ADAM2 SCHNELL (GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born Abt. 1720
in Germ, and died Bef. 6 August 1782 in Lower
Smithfield Twsp, North of Easton. He married ANNA MARGARETHA. She was born Abt. 1720, and died Bef. 1782 in not
in Adam's will.
Notes for JOHANN ADAM SCHNELL:
1739, Jan 10 Co of Bucks S3 V24 162 Warrantees in Lancaster Adam Snell 100 acres
1740, Oct 14 Johannes son of Johann Adam Schnell & wf Anna Margaretha. Pg 194 Pa Births by Humpheys.
Records of the Williams Twsp Congregation, Bucks Co, Pa. Pa German Soc Vol 18. Johannes is used in
German for the eldest male child.
1748,Jun 3 s3 V24 Pg 165 Co of Bucks Warrantee in Lancaster Adam Snell 100 acres
1761, Sept 1 1st assessment of Northampton Adam Schnell paid 4 pounds. Anderson Vol One Lower Smithfield
1781, July 2 Northampton Co deeds Pg 93 ADAM SNELL is surveyer of land in Lower Smithfield, Grantee Jacob Strowd.
1782, May 5 execution of will probate July 8, 1788. Children: Mathias, Modelane, Catharine, Susanna & step dau
Margaret Murry. Note, No Jacob. Pg 67 Eyerman, publ 1782 wills of Northampton Co, Pa. Michael Slye was an
executor. No wife mentioned.
1782, Aug 6 deed Poll Grantor ADAM SNELL, Lower Smithfield Twsp, yeoman 240 acres where Adam Snell lived"
Grantee is Michael Sly, not Jacob Snell. Pg 105 vol 2 Deeds 2001Abstracts by Anderson
Deed Poll sold for 505 pounds Adam Snell, Lower Smithfield all interest in 240 acres to Michael Sly.
Child of JOHANN SCHNELL and ANNA MARGARETHA is:
i. JOHANNES3 SCHNELL, b. 14 October 1740, Williams Twsp Congregation, Bucks Co Pa; d. Bef. 1782, Not in Adams will.
3. JOHN ADJUTANT2 SCHNELL (GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born Abt. 1724 in unknown, and died Aft. 1789 in Phila Co, Pa.
Notes for JOHN ADJUTANT SCHNELL:
17xx I am attaching Jacob b 1744 to this John arbitrarily. due to Phila references.
1769 John Snell 1st data Phila Co Pa Arch
1774 John Snell Pg 145 from index 3 3 2 1(tax) Pa Arch S3 V16 626 Phila Co,
1779 George Snell 6 tax V14 S3 pg 632
1779 supply Tax Henry Snell 18150 6th class, State of accts Vol7 S3, Pg 114
1781 John Snell 54 acres 14 0 Phila Fed Supply Pa Arch S3,Vol 16, Pg 690.
1776-1783 This guy has an extensive Rev War record. As Adjutant he must have been above the cut . 1st Batt NA Co.
178x Soldiers of Rev who received pay S5 Vol 4 Pg 667 Abraham-priv, Jacob-priv, John-adjutant, Tyre-priv
S2 Vol 8 Pg 213 & 218 1781-2 Jacob, James Snell
1789,Oct 17 Colonial Series V16 pg 192 John Snell minutes of Phila
Child of JOHN ADJUTANT SCHNELL is:
i. JACOB PHILA3 SNELL, b. 1744, Phila Co, Pa; d. 1805, Pension record.
Notes for JACOB PHILA SNELL:
1774 County of Phila. Jacob Snell 5.25 acres 1.11.6 tax Pa Arch S3,vol 14,,Pg 344 . There are also George and Henry.
The Athens, Pa Snells are in Smithfield Twsp, North of Easton. So this is a different Jacob Snell.
1774,Aug 14 German Ref church of Phila, Married Jacob Schnell and Maria Ziegler !. Whoa this is the second m of
a Jacob in Phila. and rules out our Athens Jacob. Also in this church are the m of Anna Maria Schnell - 1776 and
Maria Schnell 1792 S2 V8 Pg 727
1777,March 27 Jacob Snell musician Pa Arch S2, Vol 15, Pg 405
1779,Mar 19 Private Snell Continental Line,4th Reg Col Thomas Procter,Capt Procter,Jr Pa Archives S2,Vol 2 199
Private Snell Pa Artillery Capt Procter also Dec 31,1778 S5 Vol 3 963
1780 Col Procter is released from his arrest for a list of misdoings.
1783 Jacob Snell same Pa Arch as above ........... no numbers. there could be a relationship with John Snell .
1778-1783 Rangers of the Frontier Pa Arch S3,vol 23,Pg 301 Jacob Snell, Tyre Snell, John Snell,adjutant. This shows
that there are two of Jacob's. On page 300, is the two together Jacob & Abraham.
178x Soldiers Rev who received pay Abraham, Jacob,John-adj,Trye Pa Arch S5,vol 4,Pg 667. Also James Snell S2,
vol 8,Pg 213
179x Pensioners Pa Arch S3,Vol23,Pg 496 Jacob Snell,musician R.A. unknown. Also Abraham Snell P.M
(Athens, Pa ) & John Snell. The RA is likely ' regular army ' and the PM ' Pa Militia'.
1797 A Mrs. Elmer Snell Storelii says"Jacob was b in Stroudsburg and enlisted under Gen John Sullivan at
Philadelphia" , but there was another Jacob Snell in the Rev - a musician in the 4th Regt Continental Troops
of Col Thos Proctor, paid until 1797, who d in 1805.
2004 the LDS ancestor file incorrectly assigns this b1744 date & musician reference to the Athens Jacob Snell.
4. ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL (GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born Abt. 1727 in 1761
1st taxes of Lower Smithfield, and
died Abt. 1774 in Smithfield Twsp, NA Co.
Notes for ABRAHAM SCHNELL:
1751 immigrated into Phila ship Edinburgh. Thus b about 1727. But if there is any candidate for Jacob Snell of Athens,
it might be the child of this Abraham who is in the 1761 taxes of Smithfield Twsp with Adam. The name repeats in
Athens several generations, and in the Rev militia from Northampton. He would have had two children, Jacob mid
1750's & Abraham abt 1759.
1757,Jun 20 Adam Snell's dau is Indian prisoner and killed because of a wounded leg. Men came in wagons about last
May 2 from Plainfield Twsp to assist inhabitants of Lower Smithfield who were burned out by Indians. This is 19
years after Adam's immigration. Pg 47, Abstracts Vol One Anderson.
These Schnells (Abraham & Adam) are together in Lower Smithfield Twsp. This is 20 miles N of Easton, so not
settled much before this. Became part of Monroe Co in 1836. It is in the area of Portland to Stroudsburg. Conrad
Menges b 1777 was in Lower/Upper Mt Bethal from 1798-1817. Candace Anderson
1761, Lower Smithfield Twp, Northampton Co,Pa ABRAHAM & Adam Shnell taxed - 4 # ea Pg 131&113 Anderson.
Adam ultimately had 240 acres at his death. They must be sharing the land. It seems that the Athens Jacob & his
brother Abraham could be children of this Abraham? The name Abraham is in 3 generations in Athens.
1764, Mar 20 Abram Snell is one of the 12 men to examine the estate, 280 acres, of Abraham Miller of Hamilton Twsp.
Pg 32, Candace Anderson Vol A-E Northampton Co . Guardians of minor children of Abraham(Abram) Miller Sr,
Lower Smithfield Twsp is Abraham Miller, Jr.
1772 Northampton taxes. Abraham Shnall 1.12.0 The line above Abe says: "For the land lives on" 18.0.0 . I have seen
this phrase on other tax screens. We know that Adam sold 240 acres 10 years later, and Adam isn't yet to be found
in the 1772 taxes? S3 V19 Pg 68 Lower Smithfield Twsp. Michael Shlye 3.0.0 is a grantee in Adams will of 1782!
1774 No further reference to Abraham Schnell
Children of ABRAHAM SCHNELL are:
6. i. JACOB3 SNELL, b. Abt. 1754, unknown, SE Pa; d. 29 September 1790, Athens Twsp, Luzerne Co, Pa.
ii. ABRAHAM SNELL (Source: Abstracts of Public Records, N'ampton Co pg 202,203.), b. Abt. 1759, unknown;
d. Aft. 1830 census, Athens, Pa.
Notes for ABRAHAM SNELL:
1777,Aug 7 N'ampton Oaths Jacob Snell Abraham (likely his brother) Snell - Sept 29, Smithfield Twsp.
Candace Anderson Vol One N'ampton Co. In Heverly's 1924 Hist of Brad Co, Pg 170 " Jacob Snell served in the
Northampton Militia during the Revolutionary War". 1777, Jun 23 certified Northampton Co,Pa. Jacob signs the
Oath Aug 7th, and Abraham Snel signs Sept 29.. So this likely is his brother. It is Smithfield Twsp,not Lower
Smithfield Pg 202-3 Abstracts by Candace Anderson. No Joseph Schnell in any of my SE Pa indexes.
178x soldiers Rev who received pay Abraham Snell, Jacob Snell, John Snell-adjutant, Tyre Snell-privates.
Only one Jacob Snell listed! Pa Arch S5,Vol 4,Pg 667 & S2 Vol 8, Pg 213 also James Snell.
1778-1783 Rangers of the Frontier Jacob Snell, Abraham Snell Pa Arch S3,Vol 23,Pg 300 . I have another reference on
page 301 to the other Jacob Snell.
1780-1784 Associators & Militia , Northampton Co. Pa Archives S5,Vol 8, Pg 396,418,568 and 803. Jacob Snell and
Abraham Snell are always listed together in 6th class, 2nd Company, 5th or 6th Battalion. Capt Ben Schonover,
Ensign Richard Tilberry. The last muster roll was May 26, 1784...so Jacob hadn't left yet!
1788 Pa Arch S3,V19,Pg395 Abraham Snell $10. Single Freeman Northampton. This is Jacob's farm of 100 acres
taxed in 1785 at $13.6, Pg 173
1790 census In Tioga, Luzerne Co is Jacob Snell with 2 other males 16yrs & up. One is George, the other could be Abe.
If he is not in the Northampton census, then this is a good piece of logic.
1795 Index of Rev War Pension at Nat'l Archives 1976 80,000 S14535 Snell Abraham Pa = survivor 1/2 pay =$80.
George Schnell R 9261 Pa Rejected. Service pension - specific periods of time.
Pa Arch Series 3,vol 23,Pg 473 NEW YORK Abraham Snell, private P.M. April 8,1833; 73; d April 16,1833 Rev
War Pennsylvania Pensioner. Apparently served from State of NY . So there is no logic that Abraham went from
the Northampton Militia to NY to enlist. There are NY Snells, so this Abe is likely one of them. By the 1830/40 s
there were NY Snells coming down into the Wyalusing area.
1808 Abraham Snell & Abraham Snell Jr listed. Pg 635 Murray Old Tioga. This is to distinquish age, not relationship.
1810 census of Lycoming Co Only the younger Abraham, 16-26 ( 2 males). The older Abe could be in Luz.Co census
1812 Taxables, creation of Brad Co 21yrs age and up, & female owners. Abraham Snell, Abraham Snell, Jr. I now
understand this. Abraham is Jacob's brother. The Jr. is Jacob's son, b 1784. Heverly Vol 2, 1915 Pg 197
Brad Co Annual 5 , publ 1911 only Abram Snell Pg 31 is listed as voting. Also John Snell.
1830 Athens census 000000001 1 total pg 144 He is shown in 1830 census to be b between 1760-1770. If he was
b 1759 he is the same as the guy who signed the Northampton Oaths of Allegience.
5. JOHANNIS2 SCHNELL (GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born Abt. 1730 in
St Michaels Lutheran Church,Phila. He married
MARGARET BICKLER. She was born Abt. 1730 in m St. Mich & Zion Ch, S2,V9,pg 297 Pa Arch.
Child of JOHANNIS SCHNELL and MARGARET BICKLER is:
i. JACOB STMICH3 SCHNELL, b. 15 January 1755, St Michaels Lutheran church,Phila; m. ELIZ SCHUMACHER;
b. Abt. 1755, m Oct 22 1778 St Michaels & Zion Ch.
Notes for JACOB STMICH SCHNELL:
1755 Surprise source is Humphrey, Phila Co births. The Pa Arch research shows this Jacob in the same church as
these parents. S2,V9,pg 297 & 368 His m to Eliz Schumacher on Oct 22, 1778. He would be 23 years old.
2005 The troublesome date is Jan 19 1774 1st data in Easton that a Jacob Snell is one of three witness for probate.
This Jacob would have been 19 yrs, and could not have been a land holder at this age. The 1st date of record of
Jacob Snell in Smithfield Twsp is Aug 7, 1777 Oaths.
Generation No. 3
6. JACOB3 SNELL (ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) (Source:
(1) Heverly 1924 Pg 171 & 178., (2) Heverly PPF 1913
vol 1, 120, Jacob Snell Northampton Co, Pa Militia, Continental Line., (3) Abstracts of Public Records,Northampton Co, Pa,
Pg 113, 1761 taxes., (4) A History of OLD TIOGA POINT and Early Athens, Pa, Publ 1908 Louise Murray.) was born Abt.
1754 in unknown, SE Pa, and died 29 September 1790 in Athens Twsp, Luzerne Co, Pa (Source: Heverly PPF Vol 11 1915, 437,
Died away from home.). He married ANNA MARGARET OZIAH(S) (Source: (1) Strouse FTM file by Ellingsberg., (2) Snell file
of Nancy Griffith firstname.lastname@example.org.) in Anna remarried to Joseph Spalding, 2 more ch:. She was born Abt. 1755 in SE
Pa. Phila, and died Aft. 1820 in Athens Twsp, Bradford Co, Pa.
Notes for JACOB SNELL:
1744 The only source for his b is the DAR Patriot Index. Alice Ellingsberg sent them to me.
In reviewing Athens twsp records I never found his b&d. An LDS Ancestor File V4.19 by Arnold Reed of
Englewood ,Fla has the same dates. He misspelled Phila, and claimed Jacob b there. A newspaper article by
Chet Lunner(Twin Tier-Athens) in the 1970's says b in the Stoudsburg area. LDS IGI- North Amer file is the same
b 11 Aug 1744 entry as by Arnold Reed - this is the Phila Jacob Snell shown elsewhere in this file.
1757 Adam Snell's dau is Indian prisoner and killed because of a wounded leg. Men came in wagons from
Plainfield Twsp to assist inhabitants of Lower Smithfield who were burned out by Indians.
1761, Lower Smithfield Twp, Northampton Co,Pa ABRAHAM & Adam Shnell taxed 4 # each.Pg 131/113 Anderson.
Snells (Abraham & Adam) are together in Lower Smithfield Twsp. This is 20 miles N of Easton, so not settled much
before this. Became part of Monroe Co in 1836. It is in the area of Portland to Stroudsburg. Conrad Menges b 1777
was in Lower/Upper Mt Bethal from 1798-1817. Candace Anderson's volumes.
1774 Mt Bethal Lutheran & Reformed baptisms begin! Note that in 1779 &1780 the two boys are SCHNELL and why are
there not other of the family. Maybe no minister available?
1774, Jan 19 Jacob Snell is one of three witness for probate in Northampton Co Wills of the widow Anna Margaret
Frederick,date of 1st execution Dec 17,1772. source: Wills... by John Eyerman 1st edition 1897.
This is significant data, as it shows there are several Jacob Snells in SE Pa. John George Frederick was a weaver
in SMITHFIELD Twsp. This is the 1st data on Jacob Snell of Athens.
1777,Aug 7 N'ampton Oaths Jacob and Abraham (likely his brother) Snell - Sept 29, Smithfield Twsp.
Candace Anderson Vol One N'ampton Co. In Heverly's 1924 Hist of Brad Co, Pg 170 " Jacob Snell served in the
Northampton Militia during the Revolutionary War".
1778 Jacob served in the Rev War. Pg 178, Heverly 1924 . And Northampton Co,Pa Militia, Continental Line,
pg 120, 1913 Pioneer & Patriot families by Heverly. This militia reference is all there is.
A Mrs. Elmer Snell Storelii says"Jacob was b in Stroudsburg and enlisted under Gen John Sullivan at Phila",
but there was another Jacob Snell in the Rev - a musician in the 4th Regt Continental Troops of Col Thos Proctor,
paid until 1797, who d in 1805. His record is elsewhere in this file.
1778-1783 Rangers of the Frontier Jacob Snell, Abraham Snell Pa Arch S3,Vol 23,Pg 300
1779 Jacob SCHNELL b Mt Bethal Lutheran & Reformed Church, north of Easton,Pa
1780 Daniel SCHNELL b to Jacob and Anna Margaret. Why no more baptisms?
1780-1782 Northampton militia Jacob and Abrahm Snell always together Class 6 5th & 6th Battalion. Pa Arch S5 vol8
1781-82 Soldiers in the Rev Jacob Snell, James Snell. S5 vol 8 218, 47 Adj't John Snell 1st Batt Northampton 1781-2 .
1782 Murray pg 246 Daniel McDowell whoose home was in Stroudsburg, was taken prisoneer by the Indians and
was impressed with the beauty of the Chemung Valley. " It is quite possible that the Snells were friends of the
McDowells, and by them directed to their new home".
1784 Jacob came from Stroudsburg in the spring."The journey was made in a canoe, containing the family and
their belongings, which included a sheep or two and some poultry". A homestead was selected on the West
side of the Chemung River, opposite Tioga Point . He built a log cabin, being the 1st settler in Athens Twsp.
This sentence is copied in most of the Brad Co histories. After May 26, 1784 Militia muster roll of Northampton
Co. One Athens article states came up the river with with four children. If so not with George & Joseph. Chet
Lunner's 1976 article says "one of four sons was the first white child". another bi Centenial article says " In
1784 with his wife Anna and four small boys". These articles are based on later history of 5 boys remaining in
1784 Oliver Bigelow was the original proprietor of the Snell location, No. 18, in third division. He sold No 18 to
Abraham Minier . Transfer to the Snells occured later. Pg 306 Murray.
1785 Jacob Snell tax in Northampton! 100 acres 3C 13.6 Pa Arch S3, Vol 19, 173. This raises the question, did his
brother Abraham pay the tax, or as Bradsby said maybe Jacob did not come up river until 1785. See next tax entry.
1788 Northampton tax Abraham Snell pg 395 10. single Freeman. All the freemen pay the same tax. But is he on
Jacob's farm?. and no deed. This is the son of Abraham of the 1761 taxes.
1788 Murray book, Pg 437 There was an "Upper Battalion" Pa Militia, 8 companies of males 18-45. Jacob was abt age
33 so he should be in this outfit. Members had to equip themselves and drills were held once a month.
1793 Chemung ,NY a biography of George Baldwin Snell written abt 1888 says " Jacob was twice married and reached a
venerable age". This is likely Anna Margaret Oziah Snell Spalding, who remarried in abt 1793
1795 The map of Old Tioga Point , Murray book pg 303, shows a John Snell at N'18 across the road from Jacob Snell
1784. This map was made by NF Walker about 1900. It is likely one of the properties that Anna Margaret Snell
Spalding acquired. By 1891 Bradsby History this property was in the name of John Snell b 1782 .
1908 Murray's book, Pg 240 from sketches of Mrs Jennie F Snell;
"Jacob Snell was the son of Joseph (Snell Schnell or Cornell) who emigrated from Germany to Lancaster ,Pa
where he married a French wife, and removed to Easton or vicinity. (No date). Jacob came up the river in a
boat with his wife and 5 children....'. ( These boys likely were George,Henry,Jacob,Daniel and John).
I looked at Lancaster Co index's and did not find a Joseph Schnell. Also I went thru Rupp's 30,000 immigrants
again and did not find Joseph, in fact the given name of Joseph is uncommon in the German names. I recently
found the Pa Archives on-line, and guess what? NO Joseph Schnell,Snell, or Shnell at all? see the family file
on Joseph Spaulding Schnell for my opinion.
Jacob Snell came that year from
Stroudsburg, on the Delaware river,(Murray pg 239 says"poled up the river")
and on the 5th of July his son Abraham was born, believed to have been the first white child born within the limits of
the present township. It was in the fall of this year that the conference was held with the Indians by William Maclay,
and the consideration for the purchase of land, made the previous year at Fort Stanwix, was paid. About this time, or
early in 1785, William Miller, Daniel Moore, Christopher Hurlburt, Mason Carey, and Eldad Kellogg settled near Patterson,
on the east side, and commenced to cultivate the soil. They had no title whatever, but hoped to acquire one by possession.
Capt. John Snell (militia or war?) once said that the first house built between the rivers was of logs, and built by
a Dutchman named Andreas Budd. It is probable that Budd was brought here for that purpose by Mr. Hollenback, and
built for him buildings necessary for his trading establishment. In 1789 he purchased a ten-acre lot on the point, and in
1793, Col. Franklin conveyed to him village lot No. 40. In 1795, Budd conveyed both these tracts to Elisha Mathewson,
and left the country. In the year 1784, John Shepard was also here as a clerk for Mr. Hollenback, but did not remain
permanently until the year 1786. Copied from Craft History on Tri-Co web site.
1788, Nov 5 Lot 139 Chemung Co,NY area of Baldwin, 7,680 acres! Lockwood Smith,Timothy Farring, Thomas
Bennet, Tobias Wynkoop, Thomas Foster, Sam'l Gore Aaron Dean and Jacob Snell. In 1820 Henry Samuel
Snell is on a farm in Baldwin.
1790 census Snell Jacob 3 7 1 Tri Co Web Site ! family 10 males , 1 female = 9 children, all male Heverly PPF Vol 1
Pg 120. The 1790 census separates males 16 & over - so two other males at least 16. These could be Jacob, son
George, and brother Abraham if he is not in Northampton 1790 census. History doesn't ever mention
Abraham, Jacob's brother, but he is in the 1808 tax of Athens. Maybe he is one of the 16 and up males?
And now I find John Snell a property owner on the Old Tioga Point map in 1795. = b ca or bef 1774?
1790, Sept "Jacob Snell died away from his home". From the Chemung land actions he was likely in NY,
abt 10 miles from Athens via Chemung river.
1790 Murray's book - Pg 241 On the arrival of the Connecticut people Jacob Snell knew his title was in danger, and
was about to go to Harrisburg to confirm it, when he died. The location is lot 18 in Connecticut twsp, allotted to
Oliver Bigelow, whose claim was sold or transferred to Jacob Snell's heirs".
1791, Oct 10 Deed from Jacob Snell to Thomas Nicolson for a right of land in lot 139, Chemung
1792, Feb 8 Affidavit of Daniel Delavan respecting the death & c (what is this) of Jacob Snell (Baldwin area)
1791 Capt. Joseph Spalding came also about 1791. He was born in Plainfield, Conn., June 7, 1745, and was a
descendant, in the fifth Generation, from Edward Spalding, who settled in Braintree, in 1633. He was one of the
original proprietors of old Ulster township,Aug. 28, 1775. He was living in Sheshequin in 1786. He married first,
at Plainfield, Eunice Shepard, who died at Sheshequin, Dec. 6, 1790, and second, Mrs. Anna Margaret Snell. His
children were, Welthia, born Oct. 20, 1771, married Benediet Satterlee; John, born Oct. 22, 1773; Howard, born
Oct. 24, 1775: Jared born Oct. 20, 1778; Rachel b 1779 m Daniel Snell ; Sarah moved to Ohio;
Simon m Eliza Murray; and Celestia, b Aug. 10, 1795, married Isaac Morley,3rd. Captain Spalding died Aug. 31,
1832. Copied from Craft's Hist of Brad Co, Athens Twsp Tri-Co Web site. Simon & Celesta are from Anna
Margaret Oziah Snell - Heverly 1913 pg 137.(He is buried in Riverside Cem, Athens. Sgt under Col Douglas,Conn.)
1793,Feb 19 Murray,Pg 431 - his widow purchased lot #18 and also a 4th division "lot north & adjoining" of Noah Murray
1795 Murray's book Old Tioga shows a lot at N'18 - John Snell 1795. Source pg 303. N F Walker did this map about
1900 from original property records. Only George Snell is in taxes of 1796. This 1795 deed must be one of the
ones that Margaret Ozias Snell Spalding acquired and gave to her sons. By 1891 Bradsby's History lists
land owner John Snell.
1796 George Snell son of Jacob Pg 280 PPF 1913 Vol 1 Tioga District, strip 12 miles wide from Breadkneck
Run to the NY State line. Across northern what is now Brad Co. Taxable inhabitants from assessment rolls.
Jacob Snell is dead. Brad Co Annual 35, 1911 A George Snell in 1796 taxes, fully 2/3 of Brad Co was
within this township, with an East West line at Standing Stone. George is not in 1800 Luzerne census, Tioga.
Murray's book shows Pg 634 $800. Valuation. This must be Jacob's orginal cabin & lot?
1800 Murray's book Pg 302 N'38 Henry Snell 1800. N'18 Abraham Snell 1808 on Jacob Snell's 1784 lot.
Then John Snell 1795 next lot to the south William Slocum. These are in the Connecticut "Old Ulster Twp.
1808 1891 Bradsby Pg 397 the tract list in Athens is after 1808, because it lists the boys including Daniel & Jacob.
Jacob is not listed in the Tioga Point 1808 Tax list.
1810, July 6 the work of commissioners in granting certificates to settlers in Ulster was completed. Eventually, what
was left of the original Snell property passed into the possession of John Spaldiing, partially by purchase, and
partially by means of a State patent. source pg 431 Murray.
1827 Nathaniel Walker's map, pg 302 - Murray. shows in Old Ulster Twp from North; Henry Snell-1800, Abraham
Snell-1808, Jacob Snell-1784, John Snell 1795, William Slocum.
1870 census index shows 13 Jacob Snell's in Pa.
1880 census of Athens Boro & Twsp: Isacc Snell age 50, Joseph Snell age 64, Hannah Snell age 65, Christof Snell
age 45, and Anthony Snell age 64.
Notes for ANNA MARGARET OZIAH(S):
1748 An LDS Ancestor File estimates b 1748 in Phila. but he misspelled Phila?
submitted by Arnold J Reed of Englewood, Fla as Ozias.
1751-1760 Rupps 30,000 into Pa. I did not find any Oziah's. Maybe NY. IGI says last name can also be Ozias,
Osiah. A scan of my Northampton Co books and indexes did not turn up any Oziah's. The Wuerttemberg
Emigration Index shows their applications in 1752 & 1753 Duerrmenz,district of Maulbronn #14756623 .Males
include Pierre b 1738 and Christoph b 1750. The Pa Archives now on - line has a lot of OZEAS and some Ozias, but
no hits showing Jacob's marriage.
1786 Joseph Spalding was one of the original proprietors of the final grant of Ulster pg 319 Murray.
1791 Capt Joseph Spalding came in 1791, and made his improvement on lot 12, succeeded by his son John. Pg 399,
Bradsby pub 1891. Murray: he purchased lots 10,11,12 and 13, 2nd division of Athens west of Chemung river.
1794/5 Simon & Celesta Spalding are her children.
1800 census Luzerne Joseph Spalding 10201 1010100 Over 45 2 males 16-26 could be Snells. Plus the 2 new
children U10. So Anna Margaret Snell Spalding is b abt 1755 and her boys are with Henry.
1808 Tioga Point Tax List Mrs Margaret Snell so she still holds deed to the original property. source:Murray book
1812/13 At formation of Co. Margaret Spalding paid taxes. Heverly Pg 197, vol 2 1915. Includes females owning
property. As an aside there is listed a Dr Ozias Spring from Conn. Also Joseph Spalding is in the Old Burying
Ground (apparently this is Riverside cem.- source was Tri Co cemeteries).
1820 census both Robert & John Spalding have an older female 45 & up
1830 Census of Athens No older females with Spauldings
1832 Riverside /Old Athens cem. Spalding, Joseph Capt. Continental Line, Rev War
June 7,1745 Plainfield Ct. - August 31, 1832
#1 Eunice Shepard,dau of Capt Simon Shepard #2 Anna, widow of Abraham Snell (Murray)
According to a sketch published by Mrs. Jennie F. Snell, they were across
the river from the cabin of Andreas Budd.
"The Snells found a few Indian families on the Point and scattered along the river bank above them, probably Sapoonies
or Tuteloes. They were friendly, however, especially the squaws, who were frankly curious as to the belongings of the
family, even the clothing. They were very covetous of the cooking utensils, whose use they understood. One squaw in
particular frequently borrowed an iron pot, which, with other cumbersome utensils, was kept on a bench outside the cabin.
One day she was told it could not be spared, but when a little later Mrs. Snell wished to use it, the kettle was
missing. The squaw was rapidly paddling her canoe across the river, but when she saw Mrs. Snell she stood up, with
the kettle in her hand, and called gleefully, 'Me pottie, me pottie.' This clever trick so amused the owner, that, for
harmony's sake, the coveted pot was left in the squaw's possession." (Murray, Louise Wells. "A History of Old Tioga
Point and Early Athens, Pennsylvania," p. 241)
Luzerne County Register of Wills, Will Books 1787-1906, in the Old Registers
Index, v. 1-2, Jacob Snell, Administrator Anna
Margaret Snell. Sureties Jesse Fell and Putnam Catlin. Date of bond May 2, 1792, penalty and inventory 800 - July 18, 1792.
Under accounts was listed Oct. 10, 1794. No will found. It is assumed from this that Jacob died in Luzerne County,(I believe
d Chemung) not in Philadelphia as stated elsewhere, and he was dead at least by May 1792.
Notes for ANNA MARGARET OZIAH:
Index to Luzerne County Deeds, 1780-1907, vol. 2, p. 400 indicates that Anna Margaret Snell bought land from Noah Murray
in the township of Athens - date of deed Feb. 19, 1793; recorded Oct. 1, 1793 in Athens Township. She paid
25 pounds. The land was described as being in the township of Athens, "lot number eighteen formerly laid out to Oliver
Bigelow. on the West side of Tioga Branch where the heirs of the said Jacob Snell now live"
Same, p. 401 indicates jointure between Joseph Spalding and Anna Margaret
Snell, signed Sept. 12, 1793 and recorded Oct. 1,
1793. "Whereas the aforesaid Joseph Spalding and Anna Margaret Snell have covenanted together and agreed
to enter into a State of Matrimony with each other as Husband and Wife, and being both desirous of securing to ourselves
and our present heirs or children our Estates and property respectively, we the said parties do therefore
covenant and agree Mutually with each other...and do...relinquish, release, and forever cease to Claim or Demand or to have
any ? of right whatsoever for ourselves, our children, or any other person or persons who in or from our present situation
might be deemed or considered our Lawfull heirs or assigns in, of and unto the whole, any, and every part,
each of the others estate, property, Interest, claim and ? of interest whatsoever."
More About ANNA MARGARET OZIAH(S):
Burial: Riverside/Old Athens cem, 2nd wf Joseph Spalding
More About JACOB SNELL and ANNA OZIAH(S):
Marriage: Anna remarried to Joseph Spalding, 2 more ch:
Children of JACOB SNELL and ANNA OZIAH(S) are:
i. GEORGE4 SNELL, b. Abt. 1774, Northampton Co, Pa.
Notes for GEORGE SNELL:
1774,abt Anna Margaret Oziah (b1755) would be abt 19 yrs based on the 1800 census. IGI estimate for her was 1756.
birth. It is curious that George appears first in the 1796 taxes. German naming conventions called for naming
the eldest child Johannis or John Middlename Surname. Other than the Heverly comment, there is no proof that
George Snell is son of Jacob.
1790 census George must be one of the males over 16 yrs, 3 males 16 & over, 7 under 16 - Tri Co web site.
1796 Taxes Tioga District, Luzerne Co George Snell Pg 280 PPF 1913 Vol 1 Heverly. This was a strip 12 miles wide
extending across the county from Breakneck run to the New York state line. Also listed was Joseph Spalding.
Pg 391 Additions & Corrections:" to Pg 120 add George to children of Jacob Snell". He is the only child listed
in the 1796 taxes, so he is likely the eldest. Across northern what is now Brad Co. Taxable inhabitants from
assessment rolls. Jacob Snell is dead. Brad Co Annual 35, 1911 A George Snell in 1796 taxes, fully 2/3 of Brad
Co was within this township, with an E-W line at Standing Stone. A check of 1800 census,Luzerne Co might help.
This must be Jacob's original lot/cabin.
1796 Property taxes Tioga ( Luzerne Co) valuation $800. Pg 7 1910 Annual 4 BCHS Nancy Griffith thinks she
is a descendant of a George Snell ngriffit@mail. presby.edu
1798 US Direct (Glass) Tax George should be listed , including vitals, roll 19 is Lycoming Co. He is not in 1800
1800 census of Luzerne, Tioga Township lists only Henry Snell. Tri Co web site.
1802 Tioga Point Pg 434 Murray Continued epidemics of fever swept over the county from Sheshequin to Newtown,
evidently malaria. As in my Hart line, this could account for the disappearance of George, Samuel and the
2004 In Nancy Giffiths report there is some data on several George Snells - including George Smell in the 1800 census
of Upper Mt Bethal Twsp.
ii. JOSEPH SNELL, b. Abt. 1775, Griffith report, not mentioned
in Athens histories; d. 1784, Scarlet fever WFT CD 22.
7. iii. HENRY S SNELL, b. 12 April 1777, Northampton Co, Pa; d. 11 June 1852, Chemung, NY.
iv. JACOB SNELL (Source: Pa Births Northampton Co by Humphey Pub 1991.), b. 15 February 1779, Upper Mt
Bethal Tsp, Northampton Co, Pa; d. 5 March 1854, Chemung ,NY source Griffith report.
Notes for JACOB SNELL:
1774 Mt Bethal baptisms start. Why only two of Jacob's children?
1779, Feb 15 b Jacob, son of Jacob Schnell & Anna Margaret. source Pg 194 Pa Births by Humphreys
Church Records of the Mt Bethal Lutheran & Reformed Congregations in Upper Mt Bethal Twsp
1812/13 At formation of Bradford Co. Paid taxes Pg 197, Heverly Vol 2 1915
1820 He may be the older male in this Chemung, NY census of Henry b 1777
1833 A Jacob Snell is Town Clerk in Chemung, NY a cemetery marker here or in Athens would be helpful
1854 d LDS Ancestral File, provided by Alice Nelson, descendant of Catherina Elis Sontag. I found
an LDS File V4.19 by Arnold J Reed which has this date.
v. DANIEL SNELL, b. 16 July 1780, Upper Mt Bethal Tsp, Northampton
Co,Pa; d. Aft. 1851, Athens, Pa; m. RACHEL
SPAULDING; b. 1779, Plainfield, Conn migrated to Athens in 1791; d. 1868.
Notes for DANIEL SNELL:
1774 Mt Bethal baptisms started. Why only two of Jacob's children?
1780, July 16 b Daniel son of Jacob Schnell & wife, source Mt Bethal Lutheran & Reformed Congregation, Upper Mt
Bethal Twsp, Northampton Co, Pa pg 194 Pa Births by Humphreys. It is curious why the use of SCHNELL as most
of the Smithfield Twsp references in Candace Anderson's books are SNELL.
1808 Daniel Snell Paid taxes in Tioga Point. Pg 635 Murray
1812 not on Athens tax list.
1820 Census Athens Twsp Daniel Snell(26-45) 110010 11010 x.
1830 Census Athens (50-60) 0001100101 0200001 total 7 who male 70-80?
1840 census 000011001 00002001 tot 6 pg 380
1850 listed as carpenter
1860 census of Athens Twsp Rachel is 74 yrs, son Joseph is 33 yrs.
vi. JOHN JACOB SNELL (Source: Tioga Point cemetery at Historical
Society.), b. 1782, his grandson is in Ulster, Pa.;
d. 31 August 1866, Tioga Point cem,age 84; m. NANCY; b. 1788; d. 26 November 1848, Tioga Point cem,age 60.
Notes for JOHN JACOB SNELL:
1782,abt John Schnell does not show in the Upper Mt Bethal Lutheran records? Maybe a Stroudsburg church?
1800 census Henry Snell 02300 0010000 John & Abraham are in the 10-26 . The boys are being raised in Henry's
family! Anna Marg is m with Joseph Spaulding.
1808 Tioga Point Tax List Pg 635 of Louise Murray's 1908 book John Snell
1809 Murray's book - David Paine laid claim to some of this property. The widow ,now Mrs Spalding,sold her share
to David Paine for $200; and John Snell his share for $200. Two days later Paine resold to John for $100. On
the deed is written by Paine, "assigned back" altogether a curious complication.Pg 431.
1810 census John shows as same age as Henry, 26-45. thus b after 1775. Genealogy .com Family Archive Image
shows this as LYCOMING, roll 52 book 1 Page 47. Part of Brad Co came from Lycoming Co and some of
Athens was in Tioga Twsp of Luzerne Co - incorp. in 1786. On this page is John, Abraham,Henry & Samuel.
Note George is not present. This is the first indication of a Samuel 16-26.
1812-13 property taxes in Athens. Pg 197 Heverly vol 2 1915
1812 First general election voting in Brad Co Part 2 Pg 30, annual 5 1911 BCHIST Soc Only John Snell &
Abram Snell. So Henry could be in Chemung, maybe Jacob also. Daniel,George & Samuel missing.
1820 Census 300010(26-45) 20010 x Athens Twsp, Brad Co John is 26-45
1830 census no John
1840 census 0000211 0001002 7 tot pg 376
1849 may have m Mary Snavely after Nancy d 1848 Tioga Point cem shown as wife
1866 Tioga Point cem source Athens Hist Soc.
We were received in a hospitable manner by A. A. Snell and family at
their pleasant Milan home, on the banks of the
gentle Susquehanna, and were entertained in a most edifying manner. Mr. Snell is extensively engaged in farming, and
conducts his fruitful acres in a skillful manner. He has supplied himself with all of the improved appliances and has large
and conveniently arranged barns. He carries a choice dairy of blooded stock, together with young stock. Fine young
horses of the Hambletonian stock are found upon the place. For some years Mr. Snell engaged in the mercantile business
at Athens. He is a son of John Snell, late of Athens township, and a grandson of Jacob Snell, claimed to be the first settler
at Tioga Point. John Snell is a Captain in Craft's History. This paragraph is repeated in the April 2,1885 REPORTER
-JOURNAL under Ulster township.
Mr. Snell married Miss Jennie F. Davies, a daughter of T. R. Davies,
of Athens, in 1851. She has attained considerable
eminence as literary character, and is known in her writings as "Jennie F. Snell." Mrs. Snell, fortunately, began laying
up a fund of knowledge early in life that has proved of great value to her. Being of a quick and retentive memory, an early
lover of history and poetry, she stored her mind with the things indispensable to an entertaining and successful writer.
Mrs. Snell has a very free entertaining style, that is beautified by the proper use of adjectives, being almost flowery.
At the age of fifteen years, Mrs. Snell began teaching, and continued to do so for a number of years. In the meantime she
instructed in vocal and instrumental music. When young, Mrs. Snell began writing for the local papers, and after maturer
years wrote an occasional article for a more important journal. The readers of the Towanda Journal and Republican will
remember her articles. She has contributed much to the Elmira Advertiser, Sunday Tidings, and Phrenological Journal,
the Weekly Ithacan, the Illustrated Christian Weekly, the Golden Censer and others. For some of her contributions she is
well paid. Mrs. Snell has a natural taste for historical writings, and has given more especial attention to history and
science since 1876.
Mrs. Snell is also a poetess, and has an interesting collection of poems,
which would make a valuable volume. Some of
the hymns found in "Great Joy," are from Mrs. Snell’s pen. Mrs. Snell inherits her abilities from her mother, who was a
lady of fine natural abilities, and of literary attainments. She wrote ably and well, and contributed to various journals. Just
prior to her death she contributed to "Great Joy." Mr. Davies was also a man of learning, and gave much attention to
scientific subjects. At present Mrs. Snell is unable to give the people the fruit of her pen, being unable to use her hand,
suffering with inflamatory rheumatism.
The above is copied from the Bradford Reporter, Oct 18, 1883 Ulster
Twsp Page 2 on the Tri Co web site.
vii. ABRAHAM SNELL (Source: Athens,Sayre, and Waverly, by Bonnie
Stacy 1996, 13 Pictures.), b. 5 July 1784, 1st
white ch in Athens Twsp; d. 9 April 1868, Tioga Point cem, Athens,source email@example.com; m. MARY
MIDDAUGH; b. 1789, Sheshequin, m 1806; d. Age 71 in 1860 census.
Notes for ABRAHAM SNELL:
1784 First white child b in Athens Twsp Heverly said twice 1784, Murray says 1784, but Bradsby has 1785, Pg 397
1808 Paid taxes in Tioga Point, Pg 635 Murray. Two Abraham Snell's listed - one as Jr. To be taxed, must be 21 yrs
old. I have no data showing anything but Abraham b 1784. The older Abraham is not there in 1790 or 1800 census.
He must have come from Northampton Co Pa, b abt 1760 - the younger brother of Jacob. But they are listed as
Abraham & Jr in both 1808 & 1812? Implies father & son, but no - just to distinguish them. Sr was never used.
1810 shows as Athens Twsp, Lycoming Co. Part of Brad Co was taken from Lycoming, and part from LUZERNE Co.
Only one Abraham Snell 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 the two boys are 16 -26. No older Abraham?
1812/13 Paid taxes Athens Twsp, Abraham Snell and Abraham Snell,Jr. Heverly Vol 2 Pg 197 1915. Two of them!
1820 census Athens, Brad Co Abram 310010 30010 x age 26-45. So where is the older Abraham?
1824, ? 8 Abram Oscar is b, son of Capt John Snell. Source Tioga Point cem.
1830 Athens census lists both Abraham's Abraham 000000001(60-70) no females total 1- Jacob's brother
b abt 1759. Abraham (Jr) 2102001(40-50, act 46 yrs) 111201 tot 12. This guy is the one pictured in Murray.
1838 Athens commisioner Abram Snell,(Jr) pg 183 Heverly 1924
1840 census 01113001 00021001 11 tot pg380 Abraham Snell
1850 census Athens Twsp Abram age 65 farmer $1000 valuation b NY? Maria(Mary) age 60 b NY Jack 31b Pa,
Almira 28 b Pa, Betsy 25 b Pa. Frequently it is the wife who is being interviewed. Maybe she was b NY.
1850 census Abram Snell 26 $1000 farmer Wf Almira 17 dau of Ira Elsbree pg 580 Murray
1860 census Abram (Oscar) is 36
1908 Murray's book,Pg 241 - Abraham Snell(Jr), generally known as Major Snell. The accompanying portrait, taken
very late in life, seems to be the only one in existence.
1996 Bk Athens, Sayre, & Waverly pg 13 same picture of Abraham Snell plus his wife Margaret - daguerrotypes
HISTORY OF ULSTER-Tri Co Web site
This place was next above the Narrows, towards Milan.
On the places next above were Joseph and Lockwood Smith, brothers, from Westchester county, N. Y., who are
mentioned in connection with the history of the Baptist church Of Ulster and Athens. The Anthony estate is the farm of
Joseph, and Abraham Snell lives on the Lockwood Smith property. Ezekiel Curry lived on the farm which belonged to
the late Col. C. F. Welles' estate, his log house standing near where a brown house afterwards stood on this farm. He had a
son, Ezekiel, Jr. Mr. Minier, who has been mentioned in connection with Athens, a German by birth, lived on the place
now owned by Myron Warner, Esq.
viii. SAMUEL SNELL, b. Abt. 1785, 16-26 in 1810 census, Athens, Pa; d. unknown.
Notes for SAMUEL SNELL:
1784 Samuel is likely not one of the 5 children in the canoe.
1810 census shows a Samuel as 16-26 , which would be born abt 1785 or later. The census page says LYCOMING Co,
and part of Brad Co was taken from there, the rest from LUZERNE Co. He has 1 female 10-16. This could be a
16 yr old wife. Also is shown a female 45 yrs & up.
1812 He doesn't vote. But Taxables over 21 yrs - Samuel Snell Heverly Vo2 Pg 197 1915. Daniel doesn't show .
These names could look similar in hand writing? Also listed on Tri Co web site.
1869 The Griffith report has a Samuel Snell(Schmell) died in Franklin Twsp, Luz Co church records from Northampton
Co reveal a confusing set of births to a Samuel and Elizabeth Snell.
1913 Heverly none of the Brad Co histories say anything about Samuel, only that 5 of Jacob's sons survived,
plus the 1796 reference to George.
SNELL - I would like to submit the following query concerning the SNELL,
VAN LOON, and AUSTIN families of
Bradford County. This Tri Co Web site query does not fit logically with the Athens boys.
George SNELL settled near Athens, Pa - I have conflicting information about where he was born, Holland or
Germany. I need to know when and where he was born, who his parents were, information on his wife, death date.
George's son, Samuel SNELL (1782-1869) married Susannah VAN LOON in Plymouth PA. She was born in 1794.
I need her parents, where she was born, death date. Merintha AUSTIN, born c. 1849 in Wallsville, married Winfield
D. SNELL around 1871. I need more specific information about their marriage. Also, who were her parents, what were
her exact birth and death dates? firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy Griffith) 12 APR 1997
ix. BOY(A) SNELL, b. Abt. 1786, 1790 census , 7 boys under 16.
Generation No. 4
7. HENRY S4 SNELL (JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS)
(Source: (1) 1850 Chemung, NY census.,
(2) Heverly PPF Vol 11 1915, 197, 1812 Taxables Athens Twsp.) was born 12 April 1777 in Northampton Co, Pa, and died
11 June 1852 in Chemung, NY. He married CATHARINE BEIDELMAN. She was born 14 September 1778 in
Wilawana,Athens Twsp, Pa family cemetery, and died 30 September 1862 in Riverside Cem, Chemung, NY.
Notes for HENRY S SNELL:
1777, b source is LDS Ancestral file, provided by Alice Nelson, descendant of Catherina Elisabeth Sontag.
1793 Louise Murray's book - Upon Anna's marriage to Joseph Spalding, she released her right of dower to one son,
on promised payemnt of #21 per annum, and from the two other sons she took a certain number of acres in full
satisfaction. Pg 431. 1796 George Snell Tioga Taxables rootsweb.com/~pabradfo. Pg 7, Pt 2 #5 Bradford Co
Hist Soc annual 1911.
1797 abt Bradsby publ 1891 Pg 397 " the next 5 tracts were John(lot 16), Abram, Jacob( son),and Henry Snell.
On lot #18 Jacob Snell's son was born, Abram Snell July 5,1784/5, the first white child born here.
1799, abt married Catharine Beidelman
1800 census Tioga Twsp, LUZERNE Co Whoa - Henry Snell only one shown!! 02300 0010000 2 boys 10-16,
3 men 16-26, fem 16-26. So Henry is married & the other 4 Snell boys are with him.
Joseph Spalding 10201 1010100 Over 45 is Margaret Oziah. Her two new children show. The two males 16-26
could be Snells or Spaldings
1802 winter Tioga Point new industries were started. The Snells were expert weavers and hat makers, their fine
beaver hats often selling for $5 apiece. Pg 434 Murray
1808 Paid taxes Tioga Point, pg 635 Murray
1810 census Athens, Luzerne Co , Pa Henry Snell 20010 20011 is listed in Athens,Lycoming Co in 1810 census
Part of Bradford Co was in early Luzerne Co, Tioga Twsp and part was in Lycoming Co. roll 52, Pg 47
Also John Snell, Abraham & Samuel are listed with Abraham and John 2 boys 16-26. Samuel has 1 fem 10-16.
Heverly 1924 Pg 171 says five of nine children grew to manhood, John, Abraham,Jacob,Daniel and Henry;
and that the 1790 census is all male children! Also shown is a female 45 yrs & up.
1812 Taxables of Athens Abraham Snell, & Jr., Jacob Snell (son), John, Samuel , but not Daniel or
George? Henry must be in Chemung already? source pg 197, Heverly Vol 2 1915. Chemung biograph says Henry
removed from Athens as a young man and purchased land in the valley. (Implies diffeent than the later homestead).
1813 The Snell biography from Chemung says "Later he purchased the farm,homestead, becoming owner of that tract
in abt 1813".
Henry Snell removed from Athens to Chemung when a young man and purchased land in the valley. Later he
purchased the farm upon which our subject now resides, becoming the owner of that tract about 1813. There he
carried on general farming and was a most industrious and energetic man. His political support was given the
the Whig party, and he was an attendant on the services of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died June 11, 1852,
and his wife passed September 30, 1862. In their faimly were seven children, all of whom reached mature years:
Jacob, who was born in Athens April 26,1801, died November 26, 1861; Elizabeth, born in Athens June 27, 1803,
has also departed this life; Mary, born September 13, 1805, is deceased; Samuel B. born in Athens November 14,
1808, died January 3, 1857; Gordon, born in Chemung November 16, 1812, is also deceased; Harriet, born in
Chemung June 26, 1816, died December 27, 1854; and George B. completes the family. Source; Chemung Co
History abt 1888
1820 census Tioga Co, Chemung Henry Snell
Pg 472 130111 1101003 in Agric. Jacob b 1775 in Pa is prob here. He is not in Athens,Pa
but Chemung Village cemetery records show " Henry Samuel Snell" (not to be confused with Samuel Snell).
This farm was in Baldwin Twsp - he named a son Baldwin Snell.
1833 Jacob Snell Town Clerk of Chemung could be Jacob b 1801
1840 census of Town of Chemung Henry Snell 1,15-20; 1, 20-30; 1, 50-60 is Henry. Females I didn't record
1850 census $15,000 property BIG b.Pa
Notes for CATHARINE BEIDELMAN:
1750 There is a 3 page article on Tri Co web site "Samuel Beidelman,Indian Fighter, & Elizabeth Hess of
Chemung,NY. His father Elias was from the Palatinate. Passage to America was 3 #, 2 for the ride and 1 for
provisions. This couple was from Springfield Twsp, Bucks Co, Pa. Near village of Springtown. Samuel
Beidelman was with General Sullivan and got to see the Chemung valley.
2004 There is a Pedigree chart on LDS Ancestor File on Beidelman's. Vol 4.19
Children of HENRY SNELL and CATHARINE BEIDELMAN are:
8. i. JACOB5 SNELL, b. 26 April 1801, Athens, Pa; d. 26 November 1861, Mich or Chemung source Griffith.
ii. ELIZABETH SNELL, b. 27 June 1803.
iii. MARY SNELL, b. 13 September 1805.
9. iv. SAMUEL B SNELL, b. 14 November 1808, Athens Twsp, Pa; d. 3 January 1857, Riverside cem, Chemung NY farmer.
10. v. GORDON SNELL, b. 16 November 1812, farmer, Chemung, NY 2nd m Alida J Snell?.
vi. HARRIET SNELL, b. 26 June 1820.
11. vii. GEORGE BALDWIN SNELL, b. 16 November 1820, Baldwin Twsp, Chemung Co, NY; d. 20 March 1902, Chemung,
Generation No. 5
8. JACOB5 SNELL (HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS)
was born 26 April 1801 in Athens, Pa,
and died 26 November 1861 in Mich or Chemung source Griffith. He married AMELIA TAYLOR. She was born 6 July 1802
in Canajoharie,Montgomery Co, NY, and died 27 March 1885 in Livingston Co. MI.
Notes for JACOB SNELL:
1861 An LDS Ancestor File says the same date, but d Oceola Twsp, Livingston Co, MI.
Child of JACOB SNELL and AMELIA TAYLOR is:
i. ELIJAH6 SNELL, b. 1825, Laborer in Chemung,NY his father?.
9. SAMUEL B5 SNELL (HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL, GERMAN1
SCHNELLS) was born 14 November 1808
in Athens Twsp, Pa, and died 3 January 1857 in Riverside cem, Chemung NY farmer. He married MARGARET.
She was born 1815 in Pa, and died 1874 in Riverside Cem, Chemung, NY.
Notes for SAMUEL B SNELL:
1840 census of Town of Chemung. Samuel Snell 1,U5; 1,30-40 is Samuel females 2,U5 rest didn't get.
Children of SAMUEL SNELL and MARGARET are:
i. GIRL6 SNELL, b. 1836.
ii. ELIZABETH SNELL, b. 1837.
iii. SETH J SNELL, b. 1839; d. 26 September 1920, Bur. 29 Sept 1920 Chemung Village cem.; m. SUSAN K INSCHO;
b. Abt. 1840; d. 24 August 1917, Bur. 27 Aug 1917, Chemung Village cem..
12. iv. HENRY CLAY SNELL, b. 1844, Chemung,NY; d. 1915, Chemung Village Cemetery, NY.
10. GORDON5 SNELL (HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL, GERMAN1
SCHNELLS) was born 16 November 1812
in farmer, Chemung, NY 2nd m Alida J Snell?. He married RHODE GREATSINGER. She was born 1822 in NY.
Notes for GORDON SNELL:
Towner Hist of Chemung Pg 466 Town Clerk Gordon Snell 1856,58,62
Child of GORDON SNELL and RHODE GREATSINGER is:
13. i. FLETCHER WAYNE6 SNELL, b. 17 February 1851, he is Junior Warden of 350 Lodge F&AM.
11. GEORGE BALDWIN5 SNELL (HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL,
GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born 16 November 1820
in Baldwin Twsp, Chemung Co, NY, and died 20 March 1902 in Chemung, NY. He married LEMIRA PARSHALL. She was
born 27 August 1826 in m 24 Dec 1851, and died 1 November 1916 in 90 yr.
Notes for GEORGE BALDWIN SNELL:
1888,abt - the History of Chemung Co indicates that George grew small grains. "has 8 acres planted to tobacco, and
keeps a number of fine cows for dairy purposes, having about 80 qts of milk /day. He has grown from 12 to 15
hundred pounds of tobacco /acre". The Baldwin area is on the NW edge of Chemung. The below Chemung article
misstates about Jacob Snell, paternal grandfather. Likely it is Anna Margaret Oziah Snell Spalding who
remarried Joseph Spalding abt 1793 and lived a long life. From: "Ronda" <rsavey2000@y...> Date: Thu Dec 9,
2004 8:08 pm Subject: George B. Snell Bio:o).
George B. Snell, who is numbered among the leading agriculturists and
stockraisers of Chemung County, was born on
the farm where he now resides, his natal day being November 16, 1820, his parents being Henry and Catherine
(Beidelman) Snell. His father was born in Pennyslvania, April 12, 1777, and his mother was a native of this
county, born September 14, 1778. Both passed away at an advanced age. The paternal grandfather of our subject spent
the greater part of his active business life in Athens, Pennsylvania. He was twice married and reached a venerable age.
Henry Snell removed from Athens to Chemung when a young man and purchased land in the valley. Later he purchased
the farm upon which our subject now resides, becoming the owner of that tract about 1813. There he carried on general
farming and was a most industrious and energetic man. His political support was given the Whig party, and he was an
attendant on the services of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died June 11, 1852, and his wife passed September 30,
1862. In their faimly were seven children, all of whom reached mature years: Jacob, who was born in Athens April 26,
1801, died November 26, 1861; Elizabeth, born in Athens June 27, 1803, has also departed this life; Mary, born
September 13, 1805, is deceased; Samuel B. born in Athens November 14, 1808, died January 3, 1857; Gordon, born in
Chemung November 16, 1812, is also deceased; Harriet, born in Chemung June 26, 1816, died December 27, 1854; and
George B. completes the family.
George Baldwin Snell was reared to manhood on the old home farm and
pursued his education in the district schools.
Throughout his entire life he has followed general farming, and to-day he owns and occupied a part of the old homestead.
He has one hundred and sixty acres of land, the greater part of which is under a high state of cultivation, bringing to the
owner a golden tribute in return for his labor. He raises small grains, has eight acres planted to tobacco and keeps a
number of fine cows for dairy purposes, having about eighty quarts of milk per day. He has grown from twelve to
fifteen hundred pounds of tobacco per acre.
On the 24th of December, 1851, Mr. Snell married Lemira Parshall, who
was born in Chemung township August 27, 1826
a daughter of Asa and Susanna (Keeney) Parshall. Her father was born on Long Island March 26 1770 and his wife was
born in Hartford Connecticut, March 5, 1781. The former was a son of Israel and Ruth (Howell) Parshall, the former born
in New York in 1736, and the latter in 1733. He died February 18,1827, in Chemung, and her death occurred January
10,1840. During his boyhood the father of Mrs. Snell came to Chemung county and spent his remaining days here. He
was one of the early settlers an bore his part in the develepment and advancement of the county at an early epoch in its
history. Unto Mr. and Mrs Snell have been born five children: Lydia Jane born August 11,1854;Mrs. Kate A. Wynkopp,
who was born June 12, 1857, and has three children, Roy, Fletcher and Catherine; Mrs. Nora L. Gere; George B,born
October 8, 1863; and John H who was born April 24, 1867. He is married and has one son, Charles B. George is also
married. on the 18th of September 1889, he wedded Elizabeth De Witt, who was born in Chemung, a daughter of Daniel
D. and Margaret De Witt. Since 1888 he has carried on the home farm for his father. In his political views he is a
Democrat, and he attends the Baptist church.
The father, George B. Snell, Sr, also gives his support to the Democracy,
and both he and his wife attend the Baptist
church. Socially he is connected with Chemung Valley lodge, F.&A. M. He and his estimable wife are numbered among
the old settlers of the town and through long residence here they have become widely known, and their many
excellencies of character have gained to them the higest regard of all.
Child of GEORGE SNELL and LEMIRA PARSHALL is:
i. GEORGE B6 SNELL, b. 8 October 1863, CR states bur Jan 18 1956; d. 1957, Chemung Village Cemetery, NY; Stepchild;
m.ELIZABETH DEWITT; b. 7 October 1865, b Chemung, m 18 sept 1889; d. 11 May 1936, Chemung Village
Generation No. 6
12. HENRY CLAY6 SNELL (SAMUEL B5, HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL,
GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born 1844
in Chemung,NY, and died 1915 in Chemung Village Cemetery, NY. He married ALICE WALKER. She was born 1846
in NY, and died 22 July 1926 in Monroeton, Pa.
Notes for HENRY CLAY SNELL:
1844 born NY
1850 census Chemung ,NY Henry Clay Snell 6 yrs old
1870 Census NYC 26yr old Henry Snell living with another Henry Snell , age 28, and his family?
1870 Only a Henry C Snell, age 41 in Athens, not the one- he's too old
1880 Census 36 yrs old. , b. in NY. Alice 34 Lena 3 (Leah)
1892 Henry was Junior Warden, Lodge 350 F&AM Towner Hist. of Chemung Pg 463
1910 NY Census Henry C Snell, age 66 mother b Pa! carpenter. I have a picture of Henry and Alice in
front of their house in Chemung.
1915 buried in Chemung Village Cemetery
Notes for ALICE WALKER:
1820 census of Chemung, Tioga Co George Walker 1001101010002
1864 A Francis M Walker is Sgt in Civil War. Another possible source for naming Carl Francis Mingos b 1918.
1926 she was with Leah Mingos in Monroeton
More About ALICE WALKER:
Burial: 24 July 1926, Chemung Village Cemetery, NY
Children of HENRY SNELL and ALICE WALKER are:
i. JENNIE G7 SNELL, b. 3 August 1873, No tombstone; d. 11 May 1874, 323 Water St, Elmira, NY Death Register
age 9 mo,8 da.
14. ii. LEAH MAUD SNELL, b. 22 December 1876, Chemung Co. NY; d. 5 April 1968, Burlington, Pa, but Monroeton cem.
13. FLETCHER WAYNE6 SNELL (GORDON5, HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2
SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born
17 February 1851 in he is Junior Warden of 350 Lodge F&AM.
Child of FLETCHER WAYNE SNELL is:
15. i. JESSIE I7 SNELL, b. 1876, Chemung,NY 2nd wf Elsie Vesty; d. Chemung Village cem.
Generation No. 7
14. LEAH MAUD7 SNELL (HENRY CLAY6, SAMUEL B5, HENRY S4, JACOB3,
ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was
born 22 December 1876 in Chemung Co. NY, and died 5 April 1968 in Burlington, Pa, but Monroeton cem. She married
FREDERICK E MINGOS (Source: Story of the Susquehanna & New York, 3rd Edition 1979, 1905 Picture of Monroeton
Station.), son of EDWARD MINGOS and FRANCIS BOWMAN. He was born August 1869 in Monroeton, and died
25 October 1936 in Tioga Gen Hosp, Waverly,NY & Monroeton cem.
Notes for LEAH MAUD SNELL:
Family Knowledge : quite a bit, my paternal grandmother
1876 b. Chemung Co, NY 1880 Census says 3 yrs old. Included in this e-file/booklet is a Snell history back to
Jacob Snell of Northampton Co, Pa and a reference to a possible father Joseph Schnell.
1898,Sept 1 m.to Fred Mingos Bradford Reporter 9/8/1898 in Chemung, by Rev S B Kieney
1898,Oct 5 Mrs. Fred Mingos spent a few days at her home in Chemung, NY - Bradford Republican
1905 Built and moved into what is now 310 Main St. Monroeton numbered the houses after Margaret's
fire in 1976. The fire dept went to 310 Main St first, before going to the apartment on North Main.
1920 Census Leah's mother, Alice W Snell - a widow, is in Monroeton.This 3 bedroom house is crowded.
1920's According to Vera , Leah would tie up Carl in a high chair and go over to the railway station to
help Fred . Henry was living at home and working as cashier at the Towanda station. I have a copy of a
postcard at the railway station with Fred,Leah and Henry in behind large stacks of egg crates.
1933 Monroeton Bank closed. I presume Fred and Leah also lost some money
1936 Leah broke her arm, and was banged up in the accident that happened on the way to see Fred at the
1936 After Fred died , there was a requirement that Leah co-sign Henry & Margaret's mortgage on the
3rd house from the feed mill. According to Vera, Leah wouldn't co-sign, and the house was lost.
They moved, with John, into 310 Main St . 1939 Leah was the executor of Fred's estate.
1940's Leah occupied the front bedroom - she went away for years at a time, being a personal, practical
nurse . I do remember playing casino cards in the front room, and sometimes she was in the swing on
the front porch , as we cared for MARGARET'S CARD SHOP after school. The SHOP was sold in late
summer of 1949 to Jake Housenick. In that front room I acquired a shaped tobacco pipe of Fred's.
1949,Aug On the front porch, Leah gave me for my birthday (Carl bought it), a King cornet. In Sept in a
horn competition with Jamie McPherson I won 1st seat in the Towanda HS band. In 1968 in
Washington,DC I sold the horn for $50. to Dick Wilson for his son.
1949,Aug John was sick with that Phila disease later called Legioneers. Leah was accused of something,
and we moved to Towanda - for 16 years.
1950's Leah did a 6 month stay in Lawrence,Ka that didn't work out well. By the 1950's she had a private
room on the top floor of the Jennings Nursing home. She was able to work in the home, and
entertained in a rocking chair . I remember her giving me several little items in an act of good will.
1963 Leah's will left everything to Henry!
1964 Jeanine took her for a ride to an antique shop in Burlington. Apparently she was in good mental
condition , and she bought Jeanine a small piece . I have no idea if she had any income like a
railroad pension. Probably not even SSI, or social security.
1965 There was a fire at 310 Main, which was occupied by renters. It was bad enough that the kitchen,
which was an addition to the original house, and sat 6" lower than the original building, was
completely rebuilt. The exit to the southside yard was done away with. After the rebuilding Margaret
and Henry moved back to Monroeton!
1967,Aug 7 Admission to Brad Co Home
1968,April 5 Monroeton Woman Dies at 91 Towanda Daily Review " Mrs Leah S Mingos died Friday following a
lingering illness. She was b Dec 22,1876 at Chemung ,NY, the dau of Henry and Alice Snell. Her husband d.in
1936.She worked at Jennings Nursing Home until 1962.She was a member of the Monroeton Presbyterian
Church. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 o'clock at the Maryott Funeral Home. Rev Harry Porter Farr
will officiate and the burial will be Monday".
1968,April 7 Henry and Margaret came from Daytona Beach, Fla and stopped in Potomac, Md
with son John and Jeanine. They encouraged me not to come up to Monroeton for the funeral!
Apparently there was a written document asking no one to be in the cemetery for the burial?
Carl ,Vera Margaret and Henry stood on the front porch of 310 Main and watched from a distance.
1968,April 8 Certificate of Death natural causes 91 yrs Bradford Co Home, Burlington.There were no assets.
Notes for FREDERICK E MINGOS:
Fred Edward Mingos Family Knowledge: some
1869 born He must have gone to Monroeton grade school. The 1st HS class didn't start until 1888.
1870 Census Fred 1 yr, 1880 Census Fred 10 yr
1891,May 5 Hugo Scrapebook BCHS F.E.Mingos is proving himself a good hand at taxidermy. He recently
mounted in fine shape a loon for D Bullock which the latter shot on the Towanda Creek.
1895 Fred was clerk of council, his father Edward was Burgess!
1897 Towanda Directories Frederick E telegrapher 1st time I've see Frederick spelled out
1898, Mar 15 Fred was working as an asst. agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, just South of Dushore at
Satterfield, Pa, when he was offered the job of Agent in Monroeton!
1898,Sept 1 m in Chemung by Rev S B Kieney
1900 Census Fred b.Pa and Leah, station agent, Rented house.
dwelling 71 Edward was dwelling 59
1900 Brad Co Dir Fred E Mingos station agent LVRR and Barclay RR manager
W U telegraph, agent US Express Co, h main ( before he built 310 Main)
1905,July 25 the deed on the house, now 310 Main Street $500. to Rockwell. The original house had yellow-beige
wood shingles. Pg 333 Heverly 1924. Making pine shingles became an important industry in Monroeton.
Settlers brought them in with their teams for miles around, receiving goods in exchange. The banks of the creek
at Monroeton was literally lined with lumber and shingles.
1907 Past Master Evergreen Lodge # 163
1910 Census Frederick E Station Agent railroad Owned Free of Mortgage!. Dwelling # 153
1914 Hoagland papers Fred and wife were residents of Monroeton
1917 I have 3 neat pictures of the Monroeton Railroad Station with egg crates and Fred,Leah and Henry
The picture was published in the Aug 18, 2003 Antique Week Newspaper
1920 Census telegraph operator railway station Alice Snell widow age 73 is with them.
1925 Added indoor bathroom to back of house! On the property was a chicken coup, garage and an
outhouse. In a 1931 picture, there is a white trellis near the 2nd apple tree.
1927 F. E.Mingos Monroe Hose Co elects to Fire Police
1936 I was 3 years old, but faintly remember a dinner setting in the dinning room of 310 Main St.
My parents lived and owned (mortgage) the 3rd house from the feed store.
1936,Oct 26 Towanda Daily Review F.E.Mingos of Monroeton Dies Veteran Station Agent Passes Away at
Hospital in Waverly Fred E Mingos resident of Monroeton, passed away last evening at the Tioga General
Hospital in Waverly,NY. He had been a patient there for the past two weeks and was thought to be recovering
nicely from the operation. Most of yesterday members of his family were with him and were encouraged by
the progress he appeared to be making. Late in the evening, however, Mr Mingos suffered a relapse, the end
coming quickly. ( He had an operation for ulcers.He was flat on his back,medical practice at the time, and died
of a blood clot).
" Fred Mingos was born in Monroeton and was considered one of the highly respected residents of that
community. For the past 30(38) years he was Lehigh Station Agent at Monroeton, also serving the New Albany
station of late.The survivors are his wife, who was injured in an auto accident in-route to the hospital to see
her husband soon after his admission ( Margaret hit a narrow bridge on the way North) : two sons, Henry E,
who is employed at the Humphrey Lumber Yards here, and Carl, who is a student at Mansfield State Teachers
College.The funeral arrangements will be announced later".
My pencil notes from Vera -" Leah was placed in hospital all banged up, broken arm.Margaret had a broken
finger. John had a bruise across his stomach. Margaret got some insurance money."
1936-9 Leah was Exec & Admin for Fred Fred was
a life member of the Presbyterian Church in Monroeton.
As a result, Henry took Margaret there, and John went to Sunday school there for a short while.
1936 Cemetery plot , the marker faces the Main Street, which was the old direction of the cemetery.
The burials are behind the markers
1939,April 8 will probated "He left his entire estate to his wife Leah M, after which it was to go to his sons
Henry E and Francis Carl equally". But Leah lived until 1968 and wrote a new will in 1963.
1975 Margaret Mingos donated Fred's and Henry's masonic jewels to Evergreen Lodge . In turn they were
on display at the Brad Co Hist Soc exhibit.
2003 Fred broke the chain of family history. At age 15 he was at Alonzo's funeral and knew where he was buried.
He also knew all the Mingos deaths in the early 1900's. He did NOT pass this along to Henry?
Children of LEAH SNELL and FREDERICK MINGOS are:
16. i. HENRY EDWARD8 MINGOS, b. 17 May 1900, Monroeton, Pa; d. 11 September 1972, Towanda Hospital,
and Monroeton cemetery.
17. ii. FRANCIS CARL MINGOS, b. 14 February 1918, Sayre Hosp, Bradford Co, PA; d. 6 November 2000,
Topeka,Ka Hospital, but Lawrence, Ka cemetery.
15. JESSIE I7 SNELL (FLETCHER WAYNE6, GORDON5, HENRY S4, JACOB3,
ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS)
was born 1876 in Chemung,NY 2nd wf Elsie Vesty, and died in Chemung Village cem. He married GERTRUDE VESTY.
She was born 1882, and died 16 February 1919 in Chemung Village Cemetery, NY.
Child of JESSIE SNELL and GERTRUDE VESTY is:
i. BELLE VESTY8 SNELL, b. 1900.
Generation No. 8
16. HENRY EDWARD8 MINGOS (LEAH MAUD7 SNELL, HENRY CLAY6, SAMUEL
B5, HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL,
GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born 17 May 1900 in Monroeton, Pa, and died 11 September 1972 in Towanda Hospital, and
Monroeton cemetery. He married MARGARET DELPHINE HART, daughter of JOHN HART and LOVEDA CRAVER. She
was born 23 March 1902 in Pleasant Mount, Wayne Co., PA, and died 1 December 1976 in Monroeton apartment & cem.
Notes for HENRY EDWARD MINGOS:
"My dad is gone now and I hope he is at peace for he worked long and hard for his family"
" Your dad had a host of friends.We did not go around socially, because I didn't belong to the
clubs. But I enjoyed talking to him. He always had a story - talked loudly. I enjoyed him!"
David Gamzon 7/11/1984 age 69 working at Memorial Park
was so impressed with him - how would you like to come down here
with me and learn the lumber
business?. I do not recall ever any unpleasant words passing between us. He meant a great deal to
me in so many ways - so many happy years with one of the finest persons I have ever known".
Edward Overton Sept 15,1972
1914, April 12 joined the Monroeton Presbyterian Church
1916 Finished 11 grades at Monroeton red brick school house. One of his teachers was Flora Woodruff
who lived three houses South of 310 Main St
1917 Hurt his ankle while playing football at Towanda HS for his 12th grade. The ankle gave him some
trouble all his life. One of his teachers was Jean Holcombe, who I also had for Senior English!
1918,Jun Grad Towanda HS. Started a life of work on May 1, 1918 for the S&NY railroad (before grad).
WW1 ended Nov 11, 1918 Armistice. Towanda Consolidated Lehigh Valley Railroad & S&NY were merged
on Nov 1,1918. Lehigh Valley had Gov't control of S&NY until 1920. I have a history book of the
Susquehanna & NY Railroad. 3rd Edition Publ 1939. Henry ended up working for LVRR.
1920 - 1928 clerk and cashier at Washington St. Station,Towanda LVRR - he is no longer with S&NY
1920 I heard he played drums at a local watering hole. He was catcher for Monroeton baseball team.
He was proud that he caught for Jake Northrop, a Pro pitcher who later in life hired out for $50.game.
1923 Mr. & Mrs L C Marcy entertain at dinner party for the 24th birthday of Prof.Walter Marcy. Guests
include (could be Monroeton baseball team) Jake Northrop,Waldo Moulthrop,Richard Rice,Henry
Rockwell,Grover Wheeler, Henry Mingos,Eugene Minier, Ralph Dunfee, Fred Smith, John Madden and
Leo Marcy (played some pro ball for the NY Yankees).
1925, Dec There is a picture of a dinner-dance at Shores Inn, Rt 6 from the collection of J E Meredith in the January 11, 2005
Towanda paper that says that Mr & Mrs Mingos are in the picture. An email from Steve Moore, Moores Auto, says
on the back of the picture - standing from left to right, 2nd & 3rd persons Henry & Margaret Mingos.
Margaret must have been visiting Monroeton for the holidays - they weren't m until August 1926.
1926,Mar 2 H E Mingos of Monroeton purchases a new car.
1926,Aug 17 m. Margaret Delphine Hart in Wilkes-Barre. Best man was Harold Williams. Henry rode the
train to Wilkes-Barre. He also visited with Peg in the summers at Lake George,NY and Atlantic City.
On their honeymoon they took a train trip to Buffalo and Chicago!
1927,April 30 Monroeton Dramatic Club is presenting "Married Life". Members of the cast are Henry E
Mingos, Mrs. Henry Mingos, plus eight others. To be presented in the new Wesly Hall.
1929 Sayre, Westbound yard of Lehigh Valley RR - billclerk
1929 Towanda , baggage master. Master of Evergreen Lodge No 163
1929 " Henry came into Ed Overton's office to collect the Lehigh Valley RR freight bills. In a moment or so
he accepted ( the job), and thus began a long business association". This was very hard work. He opened the
yard at 7:00 am and worked a 6 day week until after WW2. This may have been before the stock market crash
of Oct 1929. In 1945 I would leave my bicycle at the yard while going to 10 cent Saturday western movies.
1936,Oct 25 Fred dies - this is upsetting. Leah would not co-sign the mortgage on the 3rd house from the feed mill.
Henry, Margaret & John move into 310 Main St prob by xmas 1936. Carl coming home from Mansfield would
have disrupted sleeping arrangements. John was occupying his bedroom.
1940's Every summer he would take us to the Wheelerville camp, and we
would pick baskets of
huckleberries , some for resale (.15 cents /qt) at the grocery store. By the late 1940's I don't remember
Henry going hunting at all, but he did take me trout fishing and bass fishing. When I was about 14 yrs
old we went to Canada for a week fishing. Later in the summer of 1952 Rueben Cronshee invited me
to go with Tom Kohn on the same trip to Canada. He worked the Sunday newspapers at Margaret's
Card Shop. Once on a windy day, he had to come save the day - I had papers blowing everywhere.
He was always squeezing out $ by projects, ie blueberries, Sun. papers, tax loss on Margaret's Card
Shop, club Secretaries which he got paid a minimal amount.
1944 WW2 He was an airplane spotter on Sundays, his only day off. And of course,he had a Victory Garden
On the Aircraft Warning Observer Card he is listed as 6' 2" and 205 pds
1940's Reluctantly he drove us to a lot of Hart family gatherings, North Lake, Dallas, and Wilkes-Barre.
1945 Summer Somehow Henry arranged for me to attend Camp Brule as a Lone Scout. I had been doing
some scout work in Presbyterian Hall, Monroeton. Maybe it folded? Anyway I was treated special!
1946,Nov Henry acquired 4 tickets for the Army-Navy football game in Veterans Stadium , Phila. He invited
my cousin Paul Beers to join us, and WOW!, what a game. 21-18 Blanchard and Davis for Army and
Pistol Pete Williams for Navy. It is listed now as one of the greatest college games ever! Navy ran
out of time on the one foot line? As I write this on Jan 19,2003 the last game ever was played
today in that stadium-Tampa Bay wins over Phila Eagles.
1948, summer Henry coached (managed) our junior Monroeton baseball team. We were very good. One year
our record was 22-4. John pitched- won 11 games. He drove Chuck Rubert and I to Bloomsburg for a major
league tryout with the Phil. Athletics.
1948,Dec He took the first vacation I remember and drove us all the way to Key West,Fla. I think it was a
1946 Chevrolet, and we got back in time for me to start as center on the JV basketball team.
I never remember my Dad letting my mother drive.
1949, sum He co--managed with Earl Brown and we entered a baseball team in the Tri-County league.
Halfway to Powell they leveled a woods area and made a ballfield where my Dad said there used
to be one years before. Whatever happened, I played again for the Browns the summer of 1953 on
Browns Hill -my last baseball game in August versus Towanda.The game was forfeited - Earl
Brown gave the umpire a concusion. I hitchhiked to Wallingford, Vt afterward to work as a
lifeguard at Shawnee Leadership Institute
1949,Sept They moved to York Ave ,Towanda then to Chestnut St second floor apt. by 1950. As late as 1956
they were still there. After that they moved to a house on River St.
1950,Feb Humphrey Lumber Yards sold to Valley Lumber Company. (Ed Flynn, William Fitzgerald and Henry
had two shares (tiebreaker). Ed Overton, owner, retired to Cal. I worked as a hand there in summer of 1951.
It just about did me in. He hired my classmates. Ruth Remsnyder was a bookkeeper, Jim Ross did a
summer tour in 1952, and later Chuck Rubert worked there full time! What a guy my dad was!
1950, April 18 William Fitzgerald ,Sr is killed in an auto accident at a bridge in Waverly . Dorothy continued as co-
owner of the Lumber Yards. As an aside Billy told me he and his mother joined the Presbyterian church.
1953, Dec 11 he became a Shriner.
1951-1955 He and Margaret paid for my college education, which was about $1000/yr! I worked summers
and got paid for ROTC in addition to occaisional jobs at State College. On May 8th, 1955 they came to
Beaver House for mother's day. Little did they know what would happen next.
1955,May 10 Henry left Valley Lumber. In a vote Dorothy & Henry elected Henry as Director of Valley Lumber.
Apparently Ed Flynn was livid, but did not offer Dorothy the full value her share of the yards, so she took him
to Towanda Court. Jerry Fox (a partner of Flynn) must have then operated the Towanda Yard for a while. Clyde
Bennett in Waverly did not get his $Bonus & ask Henry to be a witness in court for him. During the next few
months Henry was looking for a business to buy, and Dorothy was willing to back him for $20,000
to buy the Ulster Yard, since my Dad's shares were tied up in the legal action.
1955, July 2 Sat.night. As an aside, I was home for the long weekend from Phila, and Billy Fitz & I hooked up
somehow and went to the Keystone Inn & Thompsons in Waverly. Neither one of us seemed to know much
about what was going on. On Monday Henry drove us to Reading for a Hart gathering, and then took me to
Phila. They had breakfast with me on Tues & I went into work at the Frankfort Arsenal at 2:00 pm.
1955, Aug 15 He joins with Robert E Lee, the son-in law of a contractor, to form Wysox Lumber Co. I have a letter
from my mother describing the opening, including flowers from Dorothy Fitzgerald and the 1st Nat'l Bank. It is
very possible that Dorothy Fitzgerald backed my father or co-signed a note for the Wysox Lumber Yard.
1950's Both Henry and Margaret went bowling once a week at the Towanda alleys and later at the top
of the hill in North Towanda. They both played a lot of cards. 500 parties, Hi Lo Jack in the game,
pinochle, pitch, hearts , etc.
1956,Jan They came to State College & stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn for my graduation. Johanna Pomeroy
said they were so proud.
1956, March He arranged with Dorothy Fitzgerald for a loan of $400. so I could buy my first car.
They were still in a legal battle over the sellout price of the Valley Lumber Yards.
1956,Dec He got someone on New Years day to replace an engine gasket in my 1952 Plymouth so I could
go back to USAF flying school at Marianna , Fla. Wow, again he was there for me when needed.
1958 In an unfortunate incident involving Robert Lee, my Dad left (sold out?) the partnership in Wysox Lumber.
1958-1966 Bookkeeper,clerk at Meredith Bottling Works. Margaret did the same job during WW2 while
Jimmy Meredith was away.
1960's He drove to Dayton & Kettering 3 times- sum 1961, Aug 1962 and 1965. They loaned me $3500 to buy
the Skyline Mobile home, which we brought in through Indiana at night. It exceeded the Ohio cab/trailer
length of 60'. I used their picture from my 1962 wedding for an article in the Bradford Co History, publ 1995
1965,April They moved back to Monroeton to his childhood home - now numbered 310 Main.
1967 - 1972 He was part-time bookkeeper at Gulf Oil Co, East Towanda, Treasurer of Towanda Elks,
Secretary of Monroeton Masonic Lodge, Secretary/Treasurer of Monroeton Borough Council and
Secretary for a long time of the Naiad-Linta Fire Co of Towanda.
1968,April Leah, his mother, passed away. It's odd, but I never heard him mention Leah or Fred? In several mid
1950 's letters from Leah to me , she said he called her on the phone
1972,April He cleaned up the basement after Hurricane Agnes. It must have physically done him in. As
Secretary for the Monroe Council he applied for all the Federal aid - lots of paperwork.
1972,April 29 Henry was on the building committee for renovating the closed Pres.Church into a Lodge Hall.
He served as purchasing agent to secure needed materials, labored long and hard insuring the
proper completion of all the planned renovation. At the Pa Grand Lodge for the dedication he
received his 50 year Masonic service emblem. His masonic career included York and Scottish Rites in
Towanda, Williamsport Consistory, Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre, and its Bradford Co
Shrine Club. He was very helpful with Instruction, and served 25 years as Blue Lodge Secretary!
1972 He was a lifetime member and maybe charter member of the Monroeton Gun Club at the top of
the hill near Wheelerville,Pa, He was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 56 years most of
the time belonging to Monroeton, although he must have sent his letter to Towanda after John &
Margaret joined there in 1951. He was active in the Towanda Gun club at Homet's Ferry and the
Monroeton Fire Co.
1972,Jun 11 Dr Tama said he was like a walking dead man. It must have been extremely hard to keep
going. Yet in a letter he just planted his garden,which he did all his life. Yellow corn,cucumbers,
salsify, asters, marygold, and zennias. Margaret and he were just out to a bowling banquet at
Laceyville, and they danced once. When I joined them in late August in Atlantic City, he could
barely walk. How lucky I was to spend a few days with him just before the end.
1972,Sept 8 Henry was burning cornstalkes on the back of the lot and a gasoline can exploded. He was
burned in the face and upper body, but would have recovered in the Towanda Hospital. Dr. Tama
said his case was reviewed by a board. He had 100% blockage of the arteries - arteriosclerocus,
He died Sept 11,1972 of myocardial infarction, and is buried in Monroeton cemetery with two
generations of his family.There were a record number of masons, over 70, at the funeral service
at the Maryott Funeral Home. Over 200 people signed the attendance book!
1980's The irony is that Henry, Margaret, Meredith Bottling Works and Humphreys all ended by fire.
2003 I am reminded of dad every night on TV with Paul Kangas, Business Report at 6:30 pm. He combed
his white hair straight backwards. I'll always remember them. They'll always be in my heart.
More About HENRY EDWARD MINGOS:
Cause of Death: blocked arteries
Medical Information: bifocals all his life;wore white socks to prevent color leakage to his bad ankle; got winter head colds;
had severe headaches after parties (Cluster headaches?) He was very strong.
Notes for MARGARET DELPHINE HART:
" I really liked Margaret. She was so much fun, and she always had a story" - Vera Mingos 2000
" always have an all time consuming indoor hobby , and an all time consuming outdoor hobby". Margaret's files
1902 Raised in a family of 6 children. John Hart was a school
teacher, and part time minister in the
Firewood Methodist church.
1921 A letter from Ruth Maury says that both Margaret and Lea worked a (3) year, then went to school .
That they worked summers to pay for their college. At age 18 she taught in1920-21 in Wilkes-Barre.
1921-3 Taught school in rural Terrytown,Pa. She attended a teachers institute in Towanda. Through Bill Sullivan
( a fellow teacher) she had a blind date with Henry. Later she introduced Lydia Pauly to Bill.There were
train trips from Terrytown to Wysox for weekends.She taught 5 years in this time period. Only a HS
diploma and 1 summer session at college were required to teach on a (partial) elementary certificate.
She taught 1920-21/1924-26 in Luz.Co, and 1921-23 in Brad Co. There are pictures of her in Monroeton-1923.
1924,Feb 23 became engaged. Graduated from Bloomsburg State Normal School in 1924 - two yr certificate
Atlantic City in the summer, so Lake George,NY maybe was summer 1925?
1926,Aug 17 Miss Margaret D Hart of Wilkes-Barre and Henry E Mingos of Monroeton are married at the
brides home. Officiating is the Rev Carl Councilman, pastor of the Firewood Methodist Church .
The bride is attended by her sister ,Lenore Hart, and by Miss Dorothy Deatrick. Best man is Harold
Williams of Monroeton. The new Mrs. Mingos has been teaching the past two years in the Wilkes -Barre
city schools. Her husband is employed in the LVRR office at Towanda. They will live in Monroeton.
1927,Mar 3 Union Masonic Club of Towanda. In Progressive "500" consolation prize for women
is taken by Mrs. Henry Mingos.
1929 Towanda Directory bookkeeper at White- Bustin Chevolet Co, in Monroeton! She continued when
the company moved to Towanda. 1932 same
1930's Past National Grand Master of Monroeton Rebekah Lodge. Member of Order of Eastern Star,
1933 b John They lived in the 3rd house from the feed mill. I have a picture in the back yard of the Morris
chair and the two yellow tabby cats. Some day I might check the deed in the court house .
1933 The Monroeton bank closed. Henry & Margaret lost whatever they had at the bank
1936 Fred died. Leah would not co-sign their mortgage, so they gave up their home and moved into 310
Main St. Margaret was the outsider in Monroeton. Somehow they made this work until 1949.
1940 She started MARGARET's CARD SHOP in the front room. A white sign( 3'x4') hangs outside off the
porch. They sold magazines,cold drinks, candies, dry goods, and packaged groceries.Sometimes after
grade school I would open the store about 4:00pm.
1943 WW11 Employed by the Eclipse in Elmira and then Sylvania Electric Co. This was really hard - she
worked nights at Elmira, and slept during the day . At Sylvania she had a very dirty job in a powder
area. My mother worked very hard all her life, and the income allowed them to have a good life.
1944 When Jimmy Meredith went to war, she became bookkeeper at Meredith Bottling Works.
1940's She was always a real trouper. Picking berries at the hunting camp, going sunfish fishing at
Mountain Lake, ice skating on Dr Cooks pond - she broke her arm, etc
1945-48 In the summers we always went to NYC and Atlantic City with Lea & Paul Beers. We saw a lot of
stage shows in NYC, and I remember riding the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island with Mom.
In Atlantic City we always did Steel Pier and Capt Starn's restaurant.
1949 They sold the Shop to Jake House, who had bought Carl Summers grocery store in the town center.
1949-51 She was teaching at Towanda HS and drove our baseball team to all the away games
1950's In spite of having to prepare for school, she was an avid bidge
player and bowler during the week.
Past President of Towanda Gun Club auxillary, Past President of Towanda Area Education Asso.
1951,Mar 22 I went through class to join the Towanda Pres. Church. Margaret stayed loyal to my father
and joined by letter. She had been raised a Methodist..
1951 It was through my mothers encouragement that I went to college. Being in the high school building
as a teacher allowed her to follow my activities. In the fall of 1951 I brought Richard Mercer to Chestnut St &
Mom hosted him . I arranged a date for him with Shirley Page.
1955, May Mother wrote me often while I was in college. Her letter after Henry left the Lumber Yard was a shocker.
She did say she was happy I was almost finished with school, as they had enough money to allow me to
finish regardless of what happens next.
1962 She entertained Jeanine and I at River St, even though she was still working. She knew this was
finally the one.She went to Bermuda the summer of 1960 on a cruise, and that is how Jeanine and I came
to take our honeymoon in Bermuda.
1964 Margaret taught special education in the Towanda Schools at the First/ Third Wards and the High
School from 1944 -1964. She retired in 1964 according to the obit, so that makes 20 years in Towanda.
She was entitled to teachers retirement. She had high blood pressure most of her life.
1972,April Suffered Hurricane Agnes .The basement of 310 Main
flooded - solid mud. I did not see how bad
my dad was - I went to Kingston to help Aunt Arline Hart Brown.
1972,Aug We spent three wonderful days in Atlantic City, even eating at Capt Starns. Henry brought the
Monroeton History book - I had never seen it? There was Coonrad Mingos
1972,Sept 11 Henry dies. Margaret sells the house full of memories to Greg McCloud and moves to an
apartment on Main St towards Towanda.
1974,Sept 19 Meals -On -Wheels worker $2.15 Towanda Hospital. She went on a Caribbean cruise with
3 lady friends. They had so much fun that she offered to send Jeanine and I on the same cruise.
1972-75 Lived alone in N Monroeton apt. Spent her winters at Daytona Beach,Fla. Went to the Daytona 500
and played bridge at the Mather Bridge Club at Beach Restaurant. She almost attained a master ACBL
title without a regular partner! In 1975, stopping in Potomac, Md , she went to Fla on the autotrain.
1976,Jun Lea and Margaret went on a 30 day trip to Alaska . Included being evacuated from the Georgia
Hotel, Vancouver, Canada on a fire alarm. Lincoln bus Lines,Hanover Pa .Returned July 29.
1976,Nov She had just returned from Las Vegas with Lea Beers over Thanksgiving.There were coins
all over the place, and the police had picked them up and saved them. I can just imagine her in Las
Vegas playing the slots and having a grand old time
1976,Nov 29 She had just bought a new red Dodge Aspen. I returned it to Athens, Joe Maddox, sales mgr.
1976,Dec 1 Headline in Towanda Daily Review MONROETON WOMAN
DIES IN HOUSE FIRE
Mrs. Mingos died Wednesday evening of smoke inhalation when her home caught fire .
The body was removed to the Robert Packer Hospital, but I did not request on autopsy.
Clayton & Jane Maryott handled the funeral. I gave a special hutch which Margaret had
made to them for their dau. I ask for the Eastern Star to perform services, but I should have had
the Rebekah's. It was a closed casket. We had a family dinner at Jack McGuire's in Towanda after
the burial on Saturday. Lea Beers was with us for the whole time.
"Some 6200 Americans die in home fires each year, and at least two - thirds of the deaths stem
from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases."
1976,Dec 6 We spent six days in Towanda, three of which Jeanine sifted through the ashes. The living room
was gutted and the rest of the apt. was smoke and heat damaged. There were no utilities and
the temperature was 14 degrees? Needless to say, this was an ordeal. We stored some pieces of
furniture that we choose to keep in James VanNess's barn ( alsoClass of 1951). Marshall Dawsey,
Polly Moore's ( also class of 1951) husband , was hired to do the probate.
2003 My mother had an immense influence on my life. She and I got along really well, and we had a lot
of laughs. May she find happyness and joy in her eternal life.
More About MARGARET DELPHINE HART:
Cause of Death: smoke inhalation
Medical Information: high blood pressure, reading glasses, maybe a bleeding problem near the end, cancer in her sibblings.
Child of HENRY MINGOS and MARGARET HART is:
i. JOHN FREDERICK9 MINGOS, b. 30 August 1933, Mills Hospital ,S Towanda, Bradford Co , Pa; m. JEANINE LEE
KEENER; b. 2 July 1936, St. Anns Hosp, Dayton , Ohio.
Notes for JOHN FREDERICK MINGOS:
WHAT IS PAST IS PROLOGUE
In order to move into the future one needs to examine the past. "Honor thy father and mother that it may be well
with thee and that thou mayest live long upon the earth". 'People shouldn't be forgotten' TV 9/28/03 Cold Case
Nov 1972, Pg 484 Genealogy Helper Magazine "synamic search - reports what is known, solicits correction ,
explanation and announces results when informed. Preferable to long delays awaiting perfection". A synthesizing work
in process. The one thing that makes my family history special is that it's mine.
I am starting Family Tree Maker in Jan 2003. I plan to build a file on the immigrant J Conrad Menges,
arrived Phila. Oct 1754, prob from the Erbach area of Germany. It will include Bowmans, Bois(Boice), Snells(Schnell),
Harts/Craver, Foxs and Rockwells. Also all of the Mingos cousins from Coonrad(F3).
1945 1st class from Monroeton grade school to be bussed to Towanda. 9/1945 took up trumpet with Leonard Smith.
1948 sum I was the primary pitcher for the Championship Monroeton Jr Legion baseball team. We went 22 -4 to beat
East Smithfield. I won 11, lost 2. Junior Brown won 7 lost 1. Then in the fall I played 2nd string varsity football
right end at 140 #s, on the Championship RTL Towanda team.
1948/9 Jr. Varsity basketball, Towanda won the Roosevelt Trail League Championship. I was high scorer for the
year with 147 points, 9 points in the championship game v Troy at Mansfield College - 25 -21. We were 16-5.
1949,May As a sophmore pitcher, I was called into the Troy game with bases loaded, two outs, count 2 balls. I lofted
a slow pitch and it was poped up to Jimmy Lenox at 1st base.
1949, sum I played right field for Monroeton, at the field towards Powell. They may have played there for a few years
after that. On Aug 18th I was sick in bed (we had been to Phila for a baseball game - later called Legioneer's
desease), and I have a diary note that the Dr. advised me not to go out for football. I don't remember Henry
encouraging me later to go back out for football my Senior year. He had broke an ankle in his senior year at
Towanda. This 1948 -49 stretch may have been the highlight of my athletics.
1950 sum This summer I played for Alex Eddy in East Towanda, not Monroeton .
1951,March 22 I went through class & joined the Towanda Pres. Church. In Monroeton I had gone to the Methodist
Sunday school and many away activities,a softball league and Forksville Camp. Mother joined by letter .
Both Sally Putnam and Sue Ruggles were members.
1951,Mar 31 I had a Sr Play "open house" at 205 1/2 Chestnut St apt, over 65 kids came . I have some pictures in
my high school album.
1951 Graduated with honors, TVJHS 6 letters in athletics 4 baseball, 1 basketball & 1 football, plus 4 band, 2
orchestra, 2 choir. I have a complete box of memories from these years - includes several picture albums,
oriole newspapers, letters, dance programs, a sports scrapbook , any & all memorabilia. I doubt anyone in
the class of 1951 has more . At age 70 I seem to spend a lot of time reliving the past and updating this history.
1952, Jan I switched from the College of Business to Engineering, & moved from Nittany Dorm to Hamilton Hall.
1952/3 summers Head life guard and swimming teacher for Towanda at the SCI pool. Both summers I went
to Vermont in late August as Waterfront Director at Shawnee Leadership Institute for two weeks. In Aug
of 1953 I played my last baseball game for Monroeton. It was forfeted when Earl Brown gave the umpire
a concussion over our catcher, Lloyd Kiefer from Canton, touching (or not) first base.
1954, Feb 10 Initiated into Beaver House Fraternity, which became Delta Phi Fraternity in 1959.
1954,June I went to Greenville, Miss for AFROTC. Got a crew cut which I wore for 18 years. Then worked as an
Industrial Eng for John Docky, shirt mfg plant, Benton,Pa
1955,Xmas I became pinned with Johanna Sue Pomeroy. Beaver House sent her red roses.
1956, Jan 28th Sat. CJ Roeger & Stan Kolodjeski came to 205 Chestnut St for a graduation party at my parents
apartment. Nurses from RPHos. I don't have his picture, but Jimmy Ross must have been at the party.
1956,Jan 30 Monday graduated from Penn State Univ , BS in Industrial Engineering. Mom ,Dad & Sue Pomeroy
stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn for the Rec hall graduation & the AF Comissioning. I have a solid box of
memories from these years - including all letters I received, newspaper articles, a picture album and so on.
I can almost relive all of these times. I don't know anyone else who has such a collection.
1956, Feb 4 I ended up in New Castle,Pa at Stan's. Must
have gone with CJ? We did Son's of Italy?
1956,Feb 13 - Monday joined IBM at Endicott, NY. I have a calendar note that says I finished my 1st week on
Feb 17 th. Somehow I thought my aniversary date at IBM was Feb 1st. Rented a room from Diane Martin's
parents for $8 a week on Roosevelt Ave, one block from the plant.
1956, Mar 10 Sat Bill Romania and I went to Allentown, Pa to visit Diane Martin and Sue Pomeroy (nurses at Robert
Packard Hos). Hotel Americus & dinner at Walps. About here I tried out for the IBM play Dulcy at the country
club and had a solid part in the play - lot's of pictures in my AF album
1956, Mar 24 Sat I bought my 1st car, a blue 1952 Plymouth 4dr for $800 at Wysox. Then I took off for Beaver
House & an unexplained pajama party with a jam session at BH on Sunday. Why I did this after Sue Pomeroy
had just spent several days with me in Endicott I'll probably never know.
1956, June I was called up by the Air Force and drove all the way to San Antonio, Tex. Car caravaned with another
2nd Lt. Choose Marianna Air Station in Fla panhandle and in Feb 1957 Webb AFB Big Spring Tex.
1956-59 Pilot training ,USAF. I flew T-34, T-28 and T-33 single engine jet. June 1, 1957 became an Industrial
Engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB. Ohio and traveled on inspection teams all over the US to Air Force bases. It
was my first trip West - my gosh those Rockies! I traded cars in Fairborn for a 1954 Dodge 4dr, white & blue.
1958,Oct I went to Wiesbaden, Germ and a 3 week trip around Europe - USAF MATS and trains to Wiesbaden,
Germ, Frankfurt, Lucerne,Switz, Rome,Italy, Isle of Capri - Pompeii, train to Monte Carlo & Paris, where I spent
six days waiting for a MATS flight back. I did not have enough $ to buy a comercial ticket.
1959,April Lt Charles Lear & I flew a T-34 to FT Lauderdale & then to Havana,Cuba. I have 8 mm film showing
Castro's soldiers with machine guns standing at my side. 3 people killed outside our hotel as they tried to shoot
down Major Diaz Lanz flying B-25's and dropping anti Castro leaflets.
1959,May joined IBM marketing in Dayton, Ohio. Sent to a 2 month school in Cincinnati. Learned to play craps at
Beverly Hills, Kty. Mafia operated. I took Margaret & Henry there in about 1961- Mel Torme show.
1958/9 Championship bowling team, Fairborn,Ohio I averaged 170 for full season, several 600 series. Cliff Brady
& I had an apartment across the street from the bowling alley at 368 Morris Drive, Fairborn, Ohio.
1960 Sum I bought a new 55' x 10' Skyline Mobile home, and located it at Sunny Acres, off Needmore Rd.
1960/61 Assigned to install an IBM 7070 at GM datacenter. A number of trips to Chicago and Cleveland for testing
1960/61,Feb Went on two wonderfull ski trips with the Dayton Ski Club. 1st to Mount Tremblant, Canada and
then a week in Aspen, Colorado-Feb 1961.
1960-63 Seven Wins/Places Miami Valley Touring Club, Ohio, Rallyes & Gymkhana. 1960 Hillman Minx convertable
- pilot or navigator mostly with Cliff Brady - my military roomate who had a Jaquar 120
1962,May drove to State College,Pa to be initiated into Delta Phi, proposed to Jeanine.
1962, Aug 25 m Jeanine Keener Westminister Presbyterian Church, Dayton Ohio - to Bermuda on honeymoon & we
stayed at the Bermudiana Hotel which is no longer there in 2001. Jeanine had a 1956 Olds 88, white & green.
Her father was the Olds dealer in Brookville, Ohio which was why we drove Olds for 42 years.
1963-66 Attended the Kentucky Derby and 4 Indianapolis 500's. We had a 1959 black Olds 98 & a 1966 Cutlass.
The black Olds was like an airplane, hugh tail wings - one of the nicest cars we ever owned. I joined the Dayton
Chess club in 1963 and played my 1st rated game in the fall of 1965. I was instrumental in the founding of the
Wright Patterson AFB Chess Club at the Civilian Club.
1967 Promoted to IBM Nat'l Fed Marketing Mgr, marketing to 4 of the US Cabinet Agencies, Com, Labor, Hud
and Justice. We moved to Potomac, Md on April 27, 1967
1968 We bought a really neat 1968 Olds Cutlass Supreme, white with black interior
1969 Sept promoted to IBM Corporate Presentation Center - three years, 157 presentations.
1971 Started 6 years of serious genealogy research
1972 First President and Club Champion of Rockville JCC Chess Club. Founder of the club on March 20th.
We had a blue Olds 4dr, 1972 which I sold out of our garage. I was playing chess when my Dad died, 9-11-1972.
1973, Jun Awarded title Intermediate (later changed to Senior) Tournament Director of US Chess Fed.
1973-74 President Md Chess Asso., V-Pres US Chess Federation Region 3, and in 1975 I incorporated the
MCA in the State of Md - MCA,I and obtained 501c3 approval from the IRS.
1975, Feb 26 joined the SAR - Sons of the American Revolution- based on Conrad Menges Sr & Jr
1976, Feb Captained a 4 man chess team at US Amateur Team in Atlantic City to 1st Place, Class B.
Mother d Dec 1, 1976.
1977 Two more Olds, a 1974 Cutlass Sup.HT Coupe, Colonial Cream Vinyl Roof, and a 1977 green 88 4dr
1973-1982 Eight Team 1st Places in DC Chess League 6 man teams as Potomac A & B
1979 An electronic basketball scoreboard has been installed in the gym of Orchard Road School, Montgomery Township,
N.J., in memory of Stephen J. Jurnack Jr., who died Jan. 27, 1979. He was a former resident of Towanda and
married Miss Sally Putnam of Towanda in 1958. He was employed by Mathematica Inc., of Princeton, N.J., and
was involved with the Montgomery Basketball League. ©Daily and Sunday Review 2005, Feb 25
1980 I became a Master Mason, AF&AM of Maryland. Bob Custer,an
IBMer, spoke at my initiation.
1982 Two Man Team Champion, Falls Road Golf Course with Jerry Smagala. My best golf score of 76.
1982 Assigned to Strategic Air Cmd account and traveled to Omaha about twice a year thru 1990. Also traveled to
Eglin AFB in FLa and to California on a proposal.
1983 1st Place Overall, Castle Chess Camp, City of Bradford, Pa . After that I attended three more
camps - 1984, 1985 and 1990.
1985 Two more Olds, a 1980 88 blue 4dr and a 1985 light tan Cutlass Supreme 4 dr.
1987 Achieved US Chess Federation rating of 2024, Expert Title for Over the Board chess.
1990 Life Member, Bradford Co, Pa Historical Society.
1991, Feb Had my 35 year Luncheon on IBM at the 4 Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. My 30th was there also and my
25th was at Jur de New in Georgetown.
1991 In March I went to New Orleans for my last Federal Club. Todd Morris & Nora Burrows were on my team.
Omaha credited the TRI-Coms 3090 in 1990 business register and it sat at the truckers house for 6 months.
1991,July 31 Retired from IBM, 35.5 years, 15 of which were marketing to the US Air Force plus 3 years in the AF.
23 Marketing Recognition events, Two Golden Circles. Bought a Gen. Schwarzkoph parade car after 1st
Iraq war, a 1991 grey Olds 98 4dr. It goes with the 1988 blue Olds 88.
1991,August Played in my 2nd World Amatuer Golf tour. at Myrtle Beach. Stayed at Holiday Inn West.
Later I played in 1992,93,94 and 1998 when I rented a condo at the Lupus silent auction.
1992, August 20 My first hole-in one at No 2, Redgate golf course. Harry Keener, Bob Torgler and Bill Williams.
1993 4 of us(Doug Hall) spent a week in Aiken,SC and Augusta,Ga at the Masters Golf Tour., Bernhardt Langer won.
1994 Champion of Senior Division, Rockville Open, Redgate Golf Course
1991-1996 Won three Senior Chess Team Titles at the US Amateur Team East in Parsippany,NJ. 1992,1994,1995.
In 1993 we were awarded the Top Md Team, being second place seniors on tiebreakers. Art Bisguier IM played
1st Bd 1995 and in 1996 Anatoly Lein IM played 1st Bd
1995,early Don Grey started the "Rusty Blues" an IBM Nat Fed Mktg alumni luncheon group at the US Naval
Hospital Officers Club. I attend about 6 times/ year. It moved to Kenwood CC and then to Bethesda CC in 2003.
1996 colon cancer surgery - Georgetown Medical Ctr. pre-cancerous polp.Sold the 1988 Olds for a 1995 Beige Olds98
1993 - 2000 Won three Maryland Correspondence Championships 1993-94, 1995-7, 1998-2000
1995-2000 Played top board for a ten man Maryland Team in CCLA National Chess Team tournament.
Maryland won three Team Championships, lX starting 1995, X - 1997 and Xl - 1999
1998 Senior Club Champion, low net Montgomery Village Golf Club
1998,August I had bid on a condo at last years Lupus tourn. Played in my sixth World Amatuer Golf Tour. at Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina. 1985,1991-4 and 1998.
1998 Co Champion of Correspondence Chess League of America. Awarded Senior Master title, rating 2370.
2000, Jan. Olds stop making big cars. Bought a white diamond Cadillac Deville from Jim Coleman. My 15th car
2000/2001 Two years in a row, Best Correspondence Chess Game Award from CCLA. Both games were
published in The Chess Correspondent.
2001,Aug 4 Returned to my 50th high school reunion. 40 of 81 graduates attended. I shared my memories collection
with Ruth Remsnyder Harrington and saw Joyce Brown Richlin. Sunday morning I hosted breakfast at the
Williamston Inn in East Towanda for 12 of us. This is the 6th reunion of 10 that I have attended. Sally Putnam
Jurnack is living with her mother at 236 Popular Street. I stopped at the Country Club when I arrived and had a
beer with Joe Lenox and Marshal Dawsey. The 5 Monroeton grade school gang had our picture taken again.
Sandy Dunfey Ross's 1956 class arranged a walk thru of the high school. Jimmy Ross and I joined them and
shared a lot of memories and a picture in the auditorium.
2002,May 9 Second hole-in-one, Montgomery Village Golf Club with Dick Patterson - hole 13 with a 5 metal.
2002 I played 4 draws in email correspondence chess team matches versus Portugal & Denmark masters.
2003 March, Published 7 booklets of the Decendants of J Conrad Menges - Brad Co Hist Soc, Monroeton Public Lib,
Sons Amer Rev, PalatinesTo Amer, Dau Amer Rev, Easton Pa Lib. (Marx room) and Allegany Co.NY Historian
2003,Dec Published the 2004 Revised Edition of Mingos history - Brad Co Hist Soc, Monroeton Lib. & State Library
of Pa. Harrisburg. With more edits I am working on a next Revised Edition.
2004,Feb Purchased a Cadillac Seville SLS with OnStar, XM satelite, Bose radio/CD changer and a sunroof.
2004,Feb Received an IBM PC model A50p, 2.8Ghz and will add a HP 2410 All in One PSC& Fax
2004, April 18 5mm tear in right leg calf, peroneus brevis muscle. MRI Ruptured while working out at YMCA
2004, May 30 3rd time to Emergency Hospital for uninary retention - an enlarged prostrate. Scheduled June 18th
for heat microwave therapy on the prostrate, an office proceedure that destroys some of the extra tissue.
2004, summer I have done extensive updating of my Snell ancestors.
2004,Sept 27 I volunteered at the 26th Lupus Golf fund raiser. Starting in 1979 I played in the first 14 events.
Then once each at Springfield, Lakewood & Belmont CC's. I attended the others for the banquet and live auctions.
2004, Nov Jeanine & I were invited by Penn State President Spanier to come to State College for a 2 day PSU Today
Program. We stayed at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center.
2005.Jan 7 4:30 am. I passed out after taking a Hytrin pill that lowered my blood pressure. I fell and fractured
4 ribs. It is very painful, and over a month before I can swim or swing a golf club.
2005,Jan. I am assembling a booklet on the Snell family of Athens, Pa and Northampton Co, Pa. The booklet
will be contributed to the Tioga Point Museum, Athens, Pa. The content of this booklet will be updated into the
2005 REVISED EDITION of the booklet "Descendants of Conrad Menges". This revision has 623 individuals,
148 pages and 216 Menges/Minges/Mingus/Mingos entries. I have sent the 1st booklet to Steven Mingos
of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. I have sent a booklet to the Bradford Co Historical Society.
2005,Mar I have updated the Snell booklet,10 new pages, mostly from Penna Archives research - online iarchives.com
and the Schnell Outline is on the Tri Co web site. The new Menges/Mingos Outline is still not on the Tri Co site.
2005,March I won 2 email chess games from my British Corr. Chess Association opponent, Board 2 for CCLA
2005,April Finally after one year I have upgraded my internet provider to MSN 9!
More About JOHN FREDERICK MINGOS:
Medical Information: Wears reading glasses, colon cancer surgery in 1996, enlarged prostrate, works out at YMCA,
Notes for JEANINE LEE KEENER:
1954 graduated Brookville HS .
1958 grad Bowling Green University, BS in Education teaching degree
59-62 taught 6th grade in Brookville
1961-63 passed first ice dance tests at Troy, Ohio Skating Club
1962, Aug 25 m, John Mingos Westminister Presbyterian Church, Dayton ,Ohio. The Keeners held a reception
in Brookville, Ohio and Jeanine & I drove 1st to Columbus, Ohio then to NYC for an airplane to Bermuda -
a week at the Bermudiana Hotel and Resort.
1963,Jun 1962, Oct 10 Maxie, our West Highland Terrior was b. We bought him at 8 mos old from Mrs. Seagraves
kennel just around the corner from Sunny Acres. The first night he was starving, and kept waking us up.
He liked to sleep on the marble at the ends of my Danish modern couch. He became diabetic, and for six
years Jeanine had to feed him on schedule and inject insulin every day - without fail.
1963 moved to Kettering ,Ohio - 1019 Sharewood Court. Water heating in the floors. We went on a short vacation to
French Lick , Ind
1964/5 Worlds Fair, NYC Did 2 IBM Federal Conferences. A trip to Williamsburg, Vir and another trip to Boston,
Plymouth Rock and Cape Cod.
1967 Jeanine flew to Wash, DC and we did 3 days house hunting. and then she moved us to Potomac, Md on April 27,
1967 . We became active members in the Capitol Hill Club, the National Republican social club on the hill in
DC. We met the Nixon family, Sen Dirksen kissed her, and we had dinner with Jerry Ford.
1970,Aug We rented a cottage at Boothbay Harbor,Maine from our neighbors- the Gen.Bill Evans. Harrry & Dorothy
drove from Ohio & met us there for a week. The cottage was so cold, 33 degrees at night, that we burned wood in
the kitchen stove. The water temperature was 50 degrees . We bought fish in the late afternoon from the fleet.
1971 Jeanine joined me and we did 3 weeks on the West Coast - Las Vegas, San Fran, Hurst Castle, La & San Diego.
This was a perk from the Presentation Center to go to the Fall Jt Computer Conf. Drove down Rt 1 in the fog.
Stopped at the 18th hole, Pebble Beach.
1972 Charter member, founder of Woman's Club of Potomac
1973 Jeanine met me in San Jose and we did an 8 day trip to four of the Hawaiian Islands. Pig roast on the big
island. Picking pinapple in Kauai and the Indian Center on Oahu.
1974 We did a number of days house hunting in the White Plains, NY area - Conn, & NJ
1975 IBM 5th Club Trip to San Francisco.We did a 2 day trip to Yosemite, and drove out in a fire. Stayed at the
prominent Hotel, and had dinner with Jeanine's college friend.
1977 Jeanine helped her parents buy a condo in Largo, Fla. Thereafter we drove or flew to Fla once or twice a year
for 25 years.
1979, Sept 24 Maxie had major organ failure, and Jeanine had to put him away - 17 years old. We bought a
lot, marker and funeral service at Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery
1980, Jun 21 We bought Tedi - a puppy, our second West Highland Terrior. Jeanine went into a tough section
of the District and got him from an Air Force couple I found out about at Defense Com. Agency.
Tedi loved to go for his evening walk around Churchill High School. Near the end he had to be carried home.
1980 We went on our first cruise to the Caribbean - out of Puerto Rico to St Martin, Tortola, Martinique,Quadeloupe,
St Thomas etc. Harry & Dorothy Keener were with us.
1980-87 Seven years President of the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington
1980 Jeanine had gall bladder surgery. Latter I won a trip to NYC for the DCA 4331 win. We stayed at the Plaza
Hotel, did two shows - Chorus Line & The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sardies, Tavern in Central Park,
the Village,Tiffanies and Rodney Dangerfield's Comedy Club.
1981 10th IBM club San Francisco again. Alcatraz, Napa valley. Stopped in Lawrence Kansas to visit Carl Mingos.
Breakfast in Sausalito at the madams and to Santa Rosa ice rink to see Peanut's artist Charles Schultz.
We stayed at the SanFran Fairmont and had drinks at the Mark Hopkins on Nob Hill.
1983 Organized and Directed the National Lupus Convention here in Northern Vir.
1883 First Golden Circle - we were at the Breakers, Palm Beach and to Largo, Fla. Roy & Arlene Marsan also.
1985 We met her parents at Myrtle Beach for the 2nd World Amatuer Golf tour. Jeanine rented a mobile home from
our mailman. We took Harry & Dorothy on a week cruise to the Caribbean for their 50th anniversary. We got
to Caracas, Venezuela for drinks at the Officers club. Also Grenada & Curacao. Dot Lightner joined us.
1986 15th IBM Club Flew to SanDiego, zoo, water show and to Tijuana,Mexico for 2nd time.
1987 4 day trip to Tarrytown, NY . I won a guest slot on Sr PGA tour. Arnold Palmer was dinner guest. I was flying
back & forth to Omaha, Neb and guessed Lee Elder would be -11 in a golf tour.
1990 2nd golden Circle . We did the Lupus Gala in LA then to Maui & Honolulu. Dinner at Kapalua & the big flea
at the Hawaii football stadium. This was the IDHS win. Todd Morris & wife joined us for the Napkin dinner.
1994,Oct 10 Tedi also had major organ failure, and was put away after many tests at the Rt 28 Rockville Animal
Hospital. He was cremated and still is with us, although we put a marker for him at Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery.
1996 We did a 4 day trip to New Orleans - Pete Fountain, Preservation Hall - hotels were bought at two Lupus golf
1998-2003 President of Woman's Club of Potomac
2001 Bid on and won 3 trips to New Zealand - Sydney, Australia , Monaco and Bermuda. Flew business class from
LA to Auckland. Jeanine was still in foot pain from a crushed nerve in her right foot, auto accident.
2002, May 3 Offered the eulogy for her father, Harry Keener, in Palm Harbor, Fla. He was the 3rd longest life in this
FTM file - 97 yrs 13 days. In June we went to Las Vegas for 5 days. 4 evening shows, and Hoover Dam.
2003, Feb passed Foxtrot ice dance certification- pre-silver level. 25 year award from Avon Corp.
She ice skates- dance. President of Woman's Club of Potomac and on the advisory board of the Lupus
Foundation of Greater Washington. Active at Mont. Co Thrift Shop and WCP wine club. She has
Systemic Lupus Erythematous and is an avid collector of antiques.
2004,Mar 24 Jeanine went into Shady Grove hospital for surgery, 2 ruptured tendons in her outside lower right foot.
4 weeks in a fiberglass cast with no use of right foot at all, then 16 more weeks in a removable cast/elastic
bandage. It is now 6 months and she is still under the specialized care of the Wound Care Center at Shady Grove
Hospital. The surgery hole under her ankle is closing way too slowly - maybe the Lupus.
2004,Aug 12 returns to Brookville, Ohio for her 50th HS reunion
2004, Dec 20 We drove to Largo,Fla for an eleven day trip. Stopped at Walterboro,SC on the 940 mile trip south,
and stopped at Florence,SC on the way back. We hauled the IBM Aptiva 1997 233MHz computer system to
Dorothy Keener's condo, but could not get Win 95 connected to MSN 7. Donated it to Methodist Church school
and bought a new 2.93 Ghz Emachine computer with Win XP .
2005,Jan 1 Had dinner for New Years at the Johnsons.
2205,April Jeanine is flying to Largo, Fla - her mother fell and has a concussion.
17. FRANCIS CARL8 MINGOS (LEAH MAUD7 SNELL, HENRY CLAY6, SAMUEL
B5, HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2 SCHNELL,
GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born 14 February 1918 in Sayre Hosp, Bradford Co, PA, and died 6 November 2000 in Topeka,
Ka Hospital, but Lawrence, Ka cemetery. He married VERA RUTH SCHRAG, daughter of PETER SCHRAG and KATIE
STUCKY. She was born 23 May 1920 in Kingman, Kansas.
Notes for FRANCIS CARL MINGOS:
Family Knowledge: a lot always went by Carl
1918 b - probably an unplanned child. An awkward age spread between these male Mingos. 15 - 18 yrs difference
between us - down to cousins John and Steven. Leah named her 1st son after her father, Henry Clay Snell.
Where the name Carl came from is a mystery. Francis was his grandmothers name.
1923,Aug I have a picture from Henry/Leah's scrapebook showing Carl , a dog and the antique wooden wagon in
front of the Main St house on a cement sidewalk. The back of a car is in the driveway. The wagon survived until
the 1940's when I was a child. The sides folded up to form a flat top? My guess is this was a luggage wagon
Fred got for Henry from the railroad station.
1930,Dec 25th Doris White of Monroeton gave Carl a book - Catamount Camp publ 1910 by Edward Ellis. I, John F
Mingos, have this childs book, a story of boys on a trip to the mountains
1931,Sept Monroeton HS is still open. I have a 1931 picture of Fred, Carl and Henry in the Monroeton back yard.
Carl is the same height as Fred, ca 5'11". He later became 6' 4". He played tennis at Rice's court in N Monroeton,
and apparently played basketball, although not for Towanda HS. Once he and John Haines set off the Monroeton
fire alarm. Henry was really mad. Frank Rice bought the Mingos farm in 1912 .
1934 It is possible that Carl went 11 grades to Monroeton School and went to Towanda for a 12th grade, as did Henry.
Check Towanda newspaper in late May/June for Monroeton HS graduates.
1935,Jun 7 Towanda HS graduation. 52nd annual commencement. While the 2nd episode of a presentation was
prepared, Carl Mingos played two trumpet solos. There is a long article on microfilm at the BCHS from the
Towanda Daily Review. College Prep graduates did not include Carl. Other grad's Helene Rice (Monroeton) ,
Herbert (Bud) Yanofsky and David Turner.
1936,Oct 26 Fred dies. Carl was a Sophomore at Mansfield. So Leah with no pension from Fred had to pay for Carl's
college. That was a good enough reason for having Henry,Margaret & John move into 310 Main St. But as Vera
said, Leah would not co-sign Henry's mortgage after Fred died. Citizens Bk in Towanda assumed the Monroeton
assets & presumably the mortgage on the third house from the feed mill. The 1910 census says the 1905 house
was mortagage free. At 19 yrs old, Fred's passing must have been upsetting for Carl. Also with Henry's family in
the house, Carl would have been an extra guest when he was home from Mansfield - somehow they would have
had to shift sleeping arrangements. Thus Carl's saying " he did not have a home".
1938,June 27 Monroeton High School closed (9,10 & 11th grades). Students now bussed to Towanda by Russell
White. Source: 1995 Brad Co History, Pg 156
1939 Graduated 4 yr college with a BA degree in music . A search of Penn State Alumni index - Carl did not show up.
His marriage article refers to Mansfield State Teachers college and Pennsylvania State Teachers college.
The marriage article more correctly should say " a Pa State Teachers college" rather than "and". Mansfield Univ
is still noted for its music education!
1939/40-40/41-41/? Taught music in Tunkhannock - stayed at the Wells. It was prob not required that he have a
teaching degree. Enlisted in Army Air corp ( likely after Pearl Harbor- during school year?). He flew for a short
while, became Lt, then downgraded to Sgt. and was a band leader for the rest of the war - 5 yrs.
1944,Nov 12 Schrag - Mingos Vows Exchanged Sunday
" In the Zion Mennonite Church, Kingman, Ka Sgt. F Carl Mingos and Vera Ruth Schrag. Sgt Mingos, a music
major, is a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College & Penn. State Teachers College. He was a member of
Phi Mu Alpha Sino Fonia and was a music instructor before entering the army". No one attended from Monroeton.
1948 Vera / Carl on the front porch of Monroeton. He bought a King cornet for me as a birthday gift from Leah.
1950's Earned Masters degree at Kansas University. At some time here, Leah stayed with Carl and Vera
when they lived at Tennessee Ave. I have 2 min. of 8 mm film taken in 1957 on my way to WPAFB.
1955 Carl and family returned to Towanda. Steven.age 5, remembers going to the mountain camp.
1960 - 1967 Investment broker, a partner, in Barrett,Fitch and North Investments
1960's He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran ch.& was choir director 10 years. He was an avid golfer (8 hdcp).
He was a President of the Lawrence Country Club & President of the KU Football Quaterback Club.
1968,April Carl and Vera came back for Leah's funeral .They stood on the porch of the homestead and looked over to
the graveyard for the burial. Something to do with a request of Leah?
1972,Sept 14 Vera and Carl come to Towanda/Monroeton for Henry's funeral . They had been in the
Carolina's visiting Vickie and Charles.
1980's Parkinson's Disease began to affect his life.
1968-1998 Became Vice President and Manager of Paine Webber, Topeka, Ka
2000,Nov 6 passed through death to life with Christ at Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka, age 82 9 mos.
He was the 7th longest life male Mingos in this file, and the longest in Alonzo's line.
2000,Nov 10 A one hour service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Vera hosted family and friends at home afterward.
Children of FRANCIS MINGOS and VERA SCHRAG are:
18. i. VERA ANN9 MINGOS, b. 2 October 1945, Kingman, Kansas.
19. ii. STEVEN C MINGOS, b. 19 April 1950, Lawrence, Ka.
Generation No. 9
18. VERA ANN9 MINGOS (FRANCIS CARL8, LEAH MAUD7 SNELL, HENRY CLAY6,
SAMUEL B5, HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2
SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born 2 October 1945 in Kingman, Kansas. She married CHARLES PATTISON
GRAHAM. He was born 24 June 1940 in Wilmington, NC.
Notes for VERA ANN MINGOS:
1965 attended Stephens College, Mo., and also Kansas Univ - Gamma Phi Beta social sorority
1967 senior in School of Nursing at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City
1967,Dec 30 married Dr Charles Graham in Lawrence, Kansas
1980's worked for medical Dr.Charles in his office. Moved into a new house in Topeka and a house on Hilton Head
1994 Arranged for John & Jeanine to come to Kansas for her parents 50th anniversary
1995 Submitted a DAR application. Later also a Colonial Dames application
1998 Occaisonally communicates by email
2001 Brought the twins to D.C. for their job with a construction company
2002 moved to a new house in Topeka
2003 Moved from Topeka to Gastonia, NC
Children of VERA MINGOS and CHARLES GRAHAM are:
i. VERA MICHELLE10 GRAHAM, b. 11 July 1969, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee.
ii. KATIE MCKOY GRAHAM, b. 12 February 1972, Fort Rucker, Dale, Alabama.
iii. CAROLINE PATTISON GRAHAM, b. 18 December 1976, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.
iv. MOREY MCLEAN GRAHAM, b. 18 December 1976, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.
19. STEVEN C9 MINGOS (FRANCIS CARL8, LEAH MAUD7 SNELL, HENRY CLAY6,
SAMUEL B5, HENRY S4, JACOB3, ABRAHAM2
SCHNELL, GERMAN1 SCHNELLS) was born 19 April 1950 in Lawrence, Ka. He married MARIA DEARMOND.
She was born 12 January 1954 in St Louis, Mo.
Notes for STEVEN C MINGOS:
1968 graduated Lawrence HS, Played #1 on golf team. Lost by one stroke to now PGA pro Tom Watson!
He played HS basketball
1972 grad Kansas University, and in 1976 got Dr. of Dentistry.
1978,Jan 7 m Maria DeArmond. Maria does his payroll for 27 employees.
2003 Belongs to Indian Hills Country Club, and has 3 dogs. The Alonzo Mingos name goes on through
Steven's two boys. They live in Shawnee Mission,Kansas
2005 Maria Mingos is on the prayer list for Trinity Lutheran Church - Shawnee Mission, Ka
2005 Dr. Steven C Mingos has a web site for his dental practice.
Children of STEVEN MINGOS and MARIA DEARMOND are:
i. STEVEN C TAYLOR10 MINGOS, b. 14 January 1985.
Notes for STEVEN C TAYLOR MINGOS:
2003 attending Duke Univ. 1st in nation prize in chemistry. His brother is attending Penbrook Private School
His sisters are very athletic
ii. PETER JACOB MINGOS, b. 9 January 1987.
iii. STEPHANIE MARIA MINGOS, b. 9 November 1988.
iv. KRISTINA JEAN MINGOS, b. 2 March 1990.