Snyder, Albert G.

Born: 1807-07-31 Virginia

Died: 1894-01-16 Kansas

Albert G. Snyder was a merchant and pioneer settler of Macon and Moultrie counties, Illinois. Snyder moved to Macon County in either 1831 or 1832. In April 1833, he married Elizabeth Keller. In August 1833, Snyder began purchasing public land in the area that would become part of Moultrie County, eventually amassing over 500 acres. When the Illinois General Assembly established Moultrie County in 1843, Snyder sat on the first grand jury in May 1843 and the second in October 1843. In 1850, Snyder was a merchant living in Moultrie County, and owned real estate worth $1,000. He later moved to Elk County, Kansas.

H. W. Beckwith, History of Iroquois County (Chicago: H. H. Hill, 1880), 2:258; Combined History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink & McDonough, 1881), 65-66, 71, 223; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Macon County, 26 April 1833, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Moultrie County, IL, 400; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Macon County, 145:53, 54; Moultrie County, 145:36, 106, 125, 155:60, 818:105, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Longton Cemetery, Longton, KS.