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SNYDER, CALISTA WEEKS
Calista Weeks, wife of Dr. F. Snyder, was born in Livingston Co., N.Y., Dec. 14, 1838 , and died Aug. 3, 1895, aged 56 yrs., 7 mos. and 20 das. With her parents she removed to Cuyahoga Co., O., when but a mere child.  After the death of her mother, she returned to the state of New York.  She was united in marriage with Dr. F. Snyder in the city of Buffalo, on the 29th day of December, 1871.  With her husband she removed to Coruuna, Ind., in November, 1872, where with the exception of a short period, she has since resided.  In early life she united with the Presbyterian church.  About sixteen years since she became identified with the church of the United Bretheren in Christ at Corunna, of which she remained a faithful and honored honored member until her demise.  She had great reverence for the Word of the Lord and the services of the Sanctuary, and her christian life was unusually even.  She was a devoted wife and highly esteemed by all who knew her, living not so much for herself as for others, ever ready to assist the needy and relieve the suffering.  She leaves a husband, two brothers, with a large circle of friends, who mourn their loss.  The funeral services occurred Monday, Aug. 5th, from the U. B. church at Orunna, conducted by Rev. J. W. Lilly, assisted by Rev. Sumwalt, of the M. E. church.  Services were largely attended. [The Waterloo Press, Waterloo, Indiana, August 8, 1895. ]

FISHER, SOLOMON
Solomon Fisher Jr., a well known citizen of Waterloo, was instantly killed Saturday morning at 7:30, in an unusual manner. Mr. Fisher, who has been employed by the American Express Co., at Waterloo for many years, was standing on one of the company's trucks unloading express into an express car when he fell over backwards striking his head either on the platform or the rail of the track. It cannot be determined whether or not Mr. Fisher slipped or became overbalanced, as he was alone at the time. Another man helping was inside the car and he did not see him when he fell. Mr. Fisher's neck was broken. The express was being loaded into a car on the New York Central train due at 7:20 at Waterloo, eastbound, but the train was about ten minutes late. Mr. Fisher, forty-seven years of age, was born in Waterloo where he had been a life long resident. He lived on Center street. He was the youngest son of Solomon Fisher, Sr., a pioneer resident of Waterloo. His widow was formerly Cora Keplar, a member of another well known Waterloo family. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were the parents of three children, Miss Aileen Fisher, instructor in music and art in the Salina, Mich., public schools, Helen, a student at Madame Blaker's school at Indianapolis and a son Alfred who is critically sick at his parents home with pneumonia. The young man is a student in the senior class of Waterloo high school. The deceased is survived by a brother, W. H. Fisher of Seattle, Wash., and by four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Bowman of Waterloo, Mrs. Jennie Gonser of Ashley, Mrs. George Ush? of Detroit and Mrs. Blanche Wilkins, of Kalamazoo, Mich. The deceased was a member of the Waterloo Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges and attended the United Brethren church. Acting Coroner H. D. Ettinger of Waterloo will return a verdict of the accidental death.

Funeral Notice:
Funeral services for the Solomon Fisher of Waterloo were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the U. B. church, with the pastor, Rev. D. B. Kissinger officiating. Burial was made in the Waterloo Cemetery. Mr. Fisher, for many years the agent for the American Railway Express company of Waterloo died instantly Saturday morning from a broken neck when he struck his head on the station platform of the New York Central railroad after falling from an express truck he was unloading. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 6, page 110)Solomon Fisher Jr., a well known citizen of Waterloo, was instantly killed Saturday morning at 7:30, in an unusual manner. Mr. Fisher, who has been employed by the American Express Co., at Waterloo for many years, was standing on one of the company's trucks unloading express into an express car when he fell over backwards striking his head either on the platform or the rail of the track. It cannot be determined whether or not Mr. Fisher slipped or became overbalanced, as he was alone at the time. Another man helping was inside the car and he did not see him when he fell. Mr. Fisher's neck was broken. The express was being loaded into a car on the New York Central train due at 7:20 at Waterloo, eastbound, but the train was about ten minutes late. Mr. Fisher, forty-seven years of age, was born in Waterloo where he had been a life long resident. He lived on Center street. He was the youngest son of Solomon Fisher, Sr., a pioneer resident of Waterloo. His widow was formerly Cora Keplar, a member of another well known Waterloo family. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were the parents of three children, Miss Aileen Fisher, instructor in music and art in the Salina, Mich., public schools, Helen, a student at Madame Blaker's school at Indianapolis and a son Alfred who is critically sick at his parents home with pneumonia. The young man is a student in the senior class of Waterloo high school. The deceased is survived by a brother, W. H. Fisher of Seattle, Wash., and by four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Bowman of Waterloo, Mrs. Jennie Gonser of Ashley, Mrs. George Ush? of Detroit and Mrs. Blanche Wilkins, of Kalamazoo, Mich. The deceased was a member of the Waterloo Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges and attended the United Brethren church. Acting Coroner H. D. Ettinger of Waterloo will return a verdict of the accidental death. Funeral Notice: Funeral services for the Solomon Fisher of Waterloo were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the U. B. church, with the pastor, Rev. D. B. Kissinger officiating. Burial was made in the Waterloo Cemetery. Mr. Fisher, for many years the agent for the American Railway Express company of Waterloo died instantly Saturday morning from a broken neck when he struck his head on the station platform of the New York Central railroad after falling from an express truck he was unloading. {(Re: Obituary Book, vol 6, page 110) Newspaper Unknown, Feb 1929]

SNYDER, HATTIE
Mrs. Hattie Helmer Snyder was born at Geneva, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1860, and died at Corunna, Nov. 9, 1899, aged 39 years, 8 months and 11 days. When a girl of five years she united with the Presbyterian church, of which she remained a member until she united with the Church of Christ at Corunna. She obeyed her Savior in baptism, in 1892, and remained faithful until her departure from this life. She was united in marriage to George A. Lipsett, Nov. 14, 1882. To this union were born two children, Jay K. and Bertha E. Lipsett. On Jan. 22, 1896, she was united in holy matrimony to Dr. F. Snyder. To this union was born one son, little Herbert Lester Snyder. She leaves to mourn her death a father and mother, John and Ann Helmer, a brother, a husband and three children, besides a host of friends. For years she earnestly endeavored to live a consistent, Christian life. As a wife she was dutiful and as a mother loving and tender. Her career was a triumph religiously, and her memory is a bright monument of the sweetest virtues and most enduring accomplishments. Her bright, cheerful disposition won the affection of all who knew her. The whole community will mourn her death, the church loses a faithful member by her death, but we believe heaven is the richer. She will be missed in the church, in society, but most seriously by her aged parents, her husband and children. A light has gone out of the home once lightened by her presence, to illuminate the palace of her God. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. The funeral was held from the Christian church in Corunna and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and sympathizing neighbors. The discourse was delivered by Rev. John J. Higgs. The interment was at the cemetery one mile south of the village. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 2, page 11)Mrs. Hattie Helmer Snyder was born at Geneva, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1860, and died at Corunna, Nov. 9, 1899, aged 39 years, 8 months and 11 days. When a girl of five years she united with the Presbyterian church, of which she remained a member until she united with the Church of Christ at Corunna. She obeyed her Savior in baptism, in 1892, and remained faithful until her departure from this life. She was united in marriage to George A. Lipsett, Nov. 14, 1882. To this union were born two children, Jay K. and Bertha E. Lipsett. On Jan. 22, 1896, she was united in holy matrimony to Dr. F. Snyder. To this union was born one son, little Herbert Lester Snyder. She leaves to mourn her death a father and mother, John and Ann Helmer, a brother, a husband and three children, besides a host of friends. For years she earnestly endeavored to live a consistent, Christian life. As a wife she was dutiful and as a mother loving and tender. Her career was a triumph religiously, and her memory is a bright monument of the sweetest virtues and most enduring accomplishments. Her bright, cheerful disposition won the affection of all who knew her. The whole community will mourn her death, the church loses a faithful member by her death, but we believe heaven is the richer. She will be missed in the church, in society, but most seriously by her aged parents, her husband and children. A light has gone out of the home once lightened by her presence, to illuminate the palace of her God. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. The funeral was held from the Christian church in Corunna and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and sympathizing neighbors. The discourse was delivered by Rev. John J. Higgs. The interment was at the cemetery one mile south of the village. [(Re: Obituary Book, vol 2, page 11) Unknown newspaper. Nov 1899 Submitted by BBFT]

SNYDER, ELLA
Ella May (Fisher) Snyder Ella May (Fisher) Snyder, daughter of Solomon and Harriet Fisher was born in Waterloo, Ind., Aug. 14, 1868. Early in life she was made to know sorrow. At the age of 14 she met with an accident while roller skating and injured her hip. A diseased condition developed and she was a sufferer from that time till death came. She was united in marriage to Dr. Snyder, of Corunna, Ind., in Nov. 1908. The Dr. departed this life Nov. 9, 1911. Three years ago the greatest sorrow of her life came when her aged mother with whom she was living died, and there began a marked decline in her health. She was one of a family of eleven children, 8 of whom survive. William H., of Seattle, Wash., John D., of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jennie Gonser, of Ashley, Ind., Cora Bowman, of Waterloo, Ind., Emma Bell McFarren, of Montgomery, Ala., Elizabeth Ulph of Detroit, Mich., Blanche Wilkens, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Solomon of Waterloo, Ind. She was a member of the United Brethren in Christ and was a faithful christian, and her faith was true to the end. With all of her affliction she was full of good cheer and her life was helpful to all who knew her. She died at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Feb. 10, 1919, at the age of 50 yrs. 10 mo. and 26 days. (Re: Waterloo Press - Feb. 20, 1919) MRS. ELLA SNYDER DIVIDES ESTATE AMONG RELATIVES (Special to the News.) The Fort Wayne Sentinel, 25 Feb 1919, Tuesday, Page 13 Waterloo, Ind., Feb. 25 (1919) -- the will of the late Mrs. Ella Fisher Snyder has been filed for probate in the office of W. W. Mountz, county clerk. Mrs. Snyder first provides for the payment of her debts and funeral expenses. To her step-son, Herbert F. Snyder, she bequeaths her gold watch and chain, her clock and all articles of furniture which she brought from the home of his father and her husband, the late Dr. F. Snyder. To her sister, Jennie Bouser, she gives an amethyst ring. To her brothers and sisters, William H. Fisher, John D. Fisher, Jennie Gonser, Cora Bowman, Emma McFerrine, Lizie Ulph, Blance Wilkins and Solmon Fisher, she bequeathed all her household furniture, dishes, pictures, clothes, jewelry and other articles in her residence, share and share alike. To her sister, Cora Bowman, she bequeaths the sum of $100. To her brother, Solomon Fisher she left the remainder of her estate, both real and personal property. She then nominated Solomon Fisher as executor of the will, which she signed on Jan. 26, 1919, with Henry J. Spackey and Mrs. Aura Frick as witnesses. Mr. Fisher qualified as executor by filing bond with Alfred Keplar as security. The real estate coverd by the will is the Fisher homestead on South Center street, and several unplatted parcels of land. The heirs are these brothers and sisters. William H. Fisher of Seattle, Wash.; John D. Fisher, of Fort Wayne; Jennie Gonser , of Ashley; Cora Bowman, of Waterloo; Lizzie Uulph , of Detroit Blance Wilkins , of Kalamazo, Mich.; and Solomon Fisher of Waterloo, and Emma McFerrin, of Birmingham, Ala. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette March 1, 1919 -- WATERLOO NEWS page 14 The will of the late Mrs. Ella Fisher-Snyder has been filed for probate in the office of the county clerk at Auburn, same was signed on January 24, 1919 in the presence of Henry J. Speckey and Mrs. Aura Frick, and is as follows: To her stepson, Herbert F. Snyder, she bequeaths her gold watch and chain, her clock and all articles of furniture which she brought from the home of his father and her husband, the late Dr. F. Snyder. To her sister, Jennie Gouser, she gave an amethyst ring. To her sister Cora Bowman, she bequests $100; To her brothers and sisters, William H. Fisher of Seattle Wash; John D. Fisher of Fort Wayne; Jennie Gouser of Ashley; Cora Howman of Waterloo; Emma McFerrin of Birmingham Ala' Lizzie Ulph of Detriot Mich' Blanche Wilkins of Kalamazoo, Mich, and Solomon Fisher of Waterloo, she bequeathed all her household furiture, dishes, pictures, clothes, jewelry and other articles in her home, share and share alike. to her brother, Solomon fisher she left the entire remainder of her estate both real estate and personal property. She then nominated Solomon fisher as executer of the will. Mr. Fisher qualified as executor by giving bond with Alfred Kepler as security. The real estate covered by the will is the Fisher homestead on South Center street and several parcels of unplatted land also in the incorporate town of Waterloo.Ella May (Fisher) Snyder Ella May (Fisher) Snyder, daughter of Solomon and Harriet Fisher was born in Waterloo, Ind., Aug. 14, 1868. Early in life she was made to know sorrow. At the age of 14 she met with an accident while roller skating and injured her hip. A diseased condition developed and she was a sufferer from that time till death came. She was united in marriage to Dr. Snyder, of Corunna, Ind., in Nov. 1908. The Dr. departed this life Nov. 9, 1911. Three years ago the greatest sorrow of her life came when her aged mother with whom she was living died, and there began a marked decline in her health. She was one of a family of eleven children, 8 of whom survive. William H., of Seattle, Wash., John D., of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jennie Gonser, of Ashley, Ind., Cora Bowman, of Waterloo, Ind., Emma Bell McFarren, of Montgomery, Ala., Elizabeth Ulph of Detroit, Mich., Blanche Wilkens, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Solomon of Waterloo, Ind. She was a member of the United Brethren in Christ and was a faithful christian, and her faith was true to the end. With all of her affliction she was full of good cheer and her life was helpful to all who knew her. She died at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Feb. 10, 1919, at the age of 50 yrs. 10 mo. and 26 days. (Re: Waterloo Press - Feb. 20, 1919)

MRS. ELLA SNYDER DIVIDES ESTATE AMONG RELATIVES (Special to the News.) The Fort Wayne Sentinel, 25 Feb 1919, Tuesday, Page 13 Waterloo, Ind., Feb. 25 (1919) -- the will of the late Mrs. Ella Fisher Snyder has been filed for probate in the office of W. W. Mountz, county clerk. Mrs. Snyder first provides for the payment of her debts and funeral expenses. To her step-son, Herbert F. Snyder, she bequeaths her gold watch and chain, her clock and all articles of furniture which she brought from the home of his father and her husband, the late Dr. F. Snyder. To her sister, Jennie Bouser, she gives an amethyst ring. To her brothers and sisters, William H. Fisher, John D. Fisher, Jennie Gonser, Cora Bowman, Emma McFerrine, Lizie Ulph, Blance Wilkins and Solmon Fisher, she bequeathed all her household furniture, dishes, pictures, clothes, jewelry and other articles in her residence, share and share alike. To her sister, Cora Bowman, she bequeaths the sum of $100. To her brother, Solomon Fisher she left the remainder of her estate, both real and personal property. She then nominated Solomon Fisher as executor of the will, which she signed on Jan. 26, 1919, with Henry J. Spackey and Mrs. Aura Frick as witnesses. Mr. Fisher qualified as executor by filing bond with Alfred Keplar as security. The real estate coverd by the will is the Fisher homestead on South Center street, and several unplatted parcels of land. The heirs are these brothers and sisters. William H. Fisher of Seattle, Wash.; John D. Fisher, of Fort Wayne; Jennie Gonser , of Ashley; Cora Bowman, of Waterloo; Lizzie Uulph , of Detroit Blance Wilkins , of Kalamazo, Mich.; and Solomon Fisher of Waterloo, and Emma McFerrin, of Birmingham, Ala. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette March 1, 1919 --

WATERLOO NEWS page 14 The will of the late Mrs. Ella Fisher-Snyder has been filed for probate in the office of the county clerk at Auburn, same was signed on January 24, 1919 in the presence of Henry J. Speckey and Mrs. Aura Frick, and is as follows: To her stepson, Herbert F. Snyder, she bequeaths her gold watch and chain, her clock and all articles of furniture which she brought from the home of his father and her husband, the late Dr. F. Snyder. To her sister, Jennie Gouser, she gave an amethyst ring. To her sister Cora Bowman, she bequests $100; To her brothers and sisters, William H. Fisher of Seattle Wash; John D. Fisher of Fort Wayne; Jennie Gouser of Ashley; Cora Howman of Waterloo; Emma McFerrin of Birmingham Ala' Lizzie Ulph of Detriot Mich' Blanche Wilkins of Kalamazoo, Mich, and Solomon Fisher of Waterloo, she bequeathed all her household furiture, dishes, pictures, clothes, jewelry and other articles in her home, share and share alike. to her brother, Solomon fisher she left the entire remainder of her estate both real estate and personal property. She then nominated Solomon fisher as executer of the will. Mr. Fisher qualified as executor by giving bond with Alfred Kepler as security. The real estate covered by the will is the Fisher homestead on South Center street and several parcels of unplatted land also in the incorporate town of Waterloo. [Ft Wayne Sentinel & Waterloo Press Date: 25 Feb 1919
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