The Lehighton Press, Volume 5, Number 20, Thursday, August 30, 1894
Parryville. The Macungie Progress has the following to say of our late lamented fellow citizen, Stephen Snyder:
At the ripe age of 88 years and one day there died at the home of his son A. K. Snyder, at Maple Grove, last Saturday night, Stephen Snyder, who had long been suffering from ills incident to old age.
Deceased was a native of Carbon County. He was twice married, first to a Miss Balliet who died about forty years ago. In 1848 he was married a second time to the widow of Reuben Wannemacher.
Of the first union there remain Mrs. Daniel Stroup, of Bowmansville, Mrs. Stephen Miller, of Montoursville, Lycoming county, Mrs. Rev. S. B. Brown, of Reading, Mrs. Wm. Knecht, of South Bethlehem, and Stephen Snyder, Jr., of Parryville;
and of the second, A. K. Snyder, of Maple Grove, and Dildine Snyder, of Parryville.
Mrs. Joseph B. Seidel, of Lehighton and Perry Wannemacher, Macungie, are children of the second wife by her first husband.
Mr. Snyder, in his younger years, followed farming, grist milling, lumbering and later the butchering business. He was a man of good, sound principle. One of the founders of the Evangelical Association in his native county, it is called to this day“Snyder's Church." Of all those old associates he survived but one—his brother Solomon, who is his junior by a few years. Politically, he was a staunch Republican. Mr. Snyder was a noted deer hunter and had a record of killing sixty-six in his lifetime.