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SNYDER FAMILY PHOTOS
The founder of "Snyder's Hotel" locally known for many years as the "Jonas Hotel" was Jonas Snyder who purchased 400 acres land including a small Inn in 1858. He was an entrepreneur by nature and had a hand in many business ventures. He farmed, was a Miller, Blacksmith, Cooper, sold Lumber and farm implements, foods and liquors. He was also involved in local and county politics and was on various commissions including the commission for the construction of the Monroe County Court House in Stroudsburg in 1890.
The following are photos of him and his family through the years. The Tom Held Collection has hundreds more Snyder family photos, these are just a few.
Jonas Snyder, holding dog, in his later years, on the porch of the original Sterner’s Inn. C-1895
Mr. Jonas Snyder and wife Suzanne C-1880
Jonas Snyder was on the Commission which built the stone Monroe County Courthouse in 1890. Also on the plaque is the name Chas. D. Brodhead, the man for which the village of Brodheadsville was named after he became the Post Master. The village name was changed later from "Shafers" to Brodheadsville. SEE BRODHEADSVILLE HERE
Jonas was appointed Post Master of "Sterners" in 1899.
VARIOUS FAMILY MEMBERS
John Snyder’s children, at this time seven. From right- Beulah-B-1890, Emma B-1891, Mabel B-1892, Lillian-B-1896, Susan B-1899, William and Jonas.
John is one of Jonas Snyder's five sons. C-1915
A note to Santa from William (Willie) Snyder. This letter dates from before Arlington (shown below as baby) was born.
John Snyder’s children, at this time ten! From right-Beulah, Emma, Mabel, Lillian, Susan, William (boy who wrote above letter to Santa), Jonas, Roland, Ralph, and Arlington.
John Snyder’s children about two years later.
Beulah Snyder, John Snyder’s eldest daughter. C-1910
Family Friends? Note chains on rear tires. C-1910. This auto looks like a “Stanley Steamer”, an early steam powered car.
Image on right-1910 Stanley Model 60
Charles Snyder after a hunt on Hotel porch-1908
Same photo from which the above card was made.
Charles and John (Holding cigar) Snyder ran the Hotel after Jonas Snyder died in 1905. John like his father Jonas, was involved in many different businesses, and was know to cater to the hotel clients form New York. Both John and Charles created the hospitality the Hotel was known for. C-1910
John Snyder family C-1940
John Snyder and Anna. C-1942
John and Anna Snyder C-1945
John Snyder & Horace Saxe C-1946
John Snyder, B-1867, D-1946. Anna Snyder, John Snyder’s wife. B-1869, D-1956
Sally Anna Snyder’s Death Certificate
Charles Snyder, he and his brother John Snyder ran the Hotel and family businesses after the death of their father Jonas Snyder in 1905.
Charles Snyder 1950, on porch of Hotel, in his favorite spot in his favorite chair. Radiator on porch was likely there temporarily during renovations.
Charlie’s Chair after the sale of the Hotel, 1950.
Funeral Bill for Jonas Snyder-1905
John, Anna, and Charles Snyder's Obituaries
Ralph Snyder, one of John Snyder’s sons, owned a farm opposite the Hotel for many years. Photo left 1929, center C-1980
A note about John Snyder by one of his grandson’s.
John Snyder’s sons with their wives. C-1965