I wrote a post about my ancestor Rachel Jones, wife of Jacob Witmer, back in 2014. I did not have information regarding her parents. At the time I postulated that Henry Jones was Rachel’s father, but I did not know the name of his wife. I’m still looking for evidence of who she was.
As part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, this week I’ve written about my great grandmother—Lillian Witmer (Snyder) Greulich, the daughter of my ancestors Henry D. Snyder and Saraphine Kline Witmer of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Amongst my grandfather Greulich’s things, I found the following newspaper clipping I believe it’s from the the Town and Country. It reads: Another Four-Generation Group Of This Section Witmer-Kline-Snyder-Greulich Freundschaft The above illustration represents another four-generation group of a widely-known family — the Witmer-Kline-Snyder-Greulich freundschaft, of which the oldest, Edward J. Witmer, has died since […]
A photo of Henry D. and Saraphine K. (Witmer) Snyder, possibly taken in front of the Greulich home in Landsdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, circa 1912. The Snyders owned and lived on a farm on School House Road just outside East Greenville, Pennsylvania near the New Goshenhoppen Church.
It’s Saturday again and this week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Henry D. Snyder of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Horace Witmer, son of Edward J. and Lydia (Kline) Witmer, was born 21 Dec 1864 and died 5 Dec 1926. His wife, Mary A. C. (Breish) Witmer, was born 8 Jan 1870 and died 31 Mar 1944. They are buried in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Red Hill, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Edward J. Witmer, son of John and Rachel (Jones?) Witmer, was born in Quakertown 13 Oct 1833 and died near Finland 24 Jan 1912. His wife, Lydia Amanda (Kline) Witmer, daughter of Philip and Lydia (Markly) Kline, was born 26 Mar 1836 near Pennsburg and died 30 Mar 1926 in Red Hill.
A portrait of the Henry D. Snyder family of East Greenville, Pennsylvania
It’s amazing what you find when you go looking. I was rescanning some photos that are already on the site and came across this photo and several others that were obviously taken on the same day.
157 years ago Edward J. Witmer, son of John and Rachael (Jones) Witmer, married Lydia Amanda Kline, daughter of Philip and Lydia (Markly) Kline.