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39. Peter5 Snowberger (Evaline4 Haughey, Robert3, Robert2, Robert1) (#3793) was born Ashland Co., Ohio 12 Feb 1848. Peter died 1927 at 79 years of age. His body was interred 1927 Hudson, Steuben Co., Indiana, O-Hudson Cemetery.

He married Martha Jane Teeters Steuben Co., Indiana, 06 Dec 1874. (Martha Jane Teeters is #3857.) Martha was born Steuben twp., Steuben Co., Indiana 01 Feb 1856. Martha was the daughter of Samuel Teeters and Mary Kogan. Martha died 1941 at 85 years of age. Her body was interred 1941 Hudson, Steuben Co., Indiana, O-Hudson Cemetery.

He served in the military during war time 1865. From HISTORY OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, page 341 & 342

Peter Snowberger. While for nearly 40 years Mr. Snowberger has been quietly engaged in farming and other community activities in Steuben Township, his life on the whole has been presented a great variety, beginning with a boyhood service in the Union Army, following which he made a number of different ventures in different places. He has always been a man of independent spirt, and willing to wrk out his problems and destiny with the resources and means at hand.

He was born in Ashland County, Ohio, February 12, 1848, a son of David and Evaline (Haughey) Snowberger. His father was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in 1820, and his mother in Jefferson County, Ohio in 1822. They were married in Ohio, February 21, 1845, and four years later, in October 1840, arrived in Steuben County, settling on land in Steuben Township which David had entered from the Government the preceding year. On his 80 acres he cleared a space and erected a log house, and eventually had much of the land in cultivation. His wife died there June 12, 1888, and he spent his last days with his son Peter, and passed away March 7, 1900. His children were: Robert, Peter, Henry D., Timothy, Alva, besides two that died in infancy and a daughter, Alice, who died at the age of 3 years. David Snowberger was a democrat until the was and then became a loyal republican, and all his sons followed his example in politics. For some time he and his wife were members of the Church of God and later were Dunkards.

Peter Snowberger grew up on the home farm in Steuben Township, attended the public schools and for one term was in school at Angola under Professor Carlin. He was not yet eighteen years old when he enlisted in March 1865, in Company D of the 155th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was with his regiment until mustered out and given his honorable discharge in August of the same year. Upon his release from military duty he returned to Steuben County, and did some work in contracting and also for his father until he reached his majority. Then near Pleasant Lake, he and his brother, Robert, bought fifty acres, included in the present Willis Dale farm. Later he sold his interest to his brother and then became associated with John Crampton, operating a threshing outfit. They threshed many fields of grain in Steuben County 50 years ago. Next, joining with his brother, Henry, he bought forty acres in Dekalb County, increased the area of their holdings by another forty acres, and again sold out to his brother. Mr. Snowberger then left Indiana and went to Kansas, where he bought 160 acres in Sumner County. He had all the experiences of a Kansas pioneer and for 10 years owned a farm there, but sold it in 1880. He began with a small tract of land in Steuben Township which now has become a well proportioned farm of 143 3/4 acres. Much of it has been cleared under his ownership and it has been improved with excellent buildings and is a fine place both for crops and for livestock. Mr. Snowberger is a republican, and for some time was affiliated with the progressive wind of that party. For two terms he was township supervisor. He is a member of the Grand Army Post. December 6, 1874, he married Miss Martha Jane Teeters. She was born in Steuben Township, February 1, 1856 a daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann (Kogan) Teeters, who were early day settlers in Steuben County, first locating near Hudson in Salem Township and afterward moving to Steuben Township, where her father died February 18, 1879, at the age of 53 years. Her mother died at the age of 70. Mr and Mrs. Snowberger had at 4 children: Frank, who died at the age of 3 1/2 years; Edward, who is unmarried and still at home; Blache, also at home; and Bessie, who is the wife of Jesse McClughen, living at Helmer, and they have one child, Maxine.

Mrs. Snowberger's father was a stock buyer and also operated a cheese factory and a chair factory north of Hudson. He was a prosperous business man and at one time owned 420 acres in Steuben County. Mrs. Snowberger's mother, was a member of the United Brethren Church, while she is affiliated with the Christian denomination. Mr. Snowberger in a member of Ashley Lodge No. 614, Free and Accepted Masons, and Ashley Chapter Royal Arch Masons.

Peter Snowberger and Martha Jane Teeters had the following children:

child 90 i. Frank6 Snowberger (#3860) was born on (birth date unknown). Age at Death 3 1/2. Burial: county line cemetery. Death date November 16, 18??

child 91 ii. Edward Snowberger (#3861) was born on (birth date unknown).

child 92 iii. Blanche Snowberger (#3862) was born on (birth date unknown).

child + 93 iv. Bessie Snowberger was born on (birth date unknown).

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