OLIVER H. SNOWBERGER
OLIVER H. SNOWBERGER, who successfully carries on general farming in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio, resides on the old Snowberger homestead, a valuable tract of 160 acres, which is situated on the Klinger turnpike road, one and one-half miles north of Covington. He was born on this farm, October 7, 1873, and is a son of David R. and Lydia E. (Cassel) Snowberger. The first member of the Snowberger family to come from Pennsylvania to Ohio, was Andrew Snowberger, grandfather of Oliver H. He came to Shelby and Darke Counties and after living in both, decided to return to Pennsylvania, where he subsequently died. David R. Snowberger was born in Pennsylvania and when twenty-four years of age, in 1866, he came to Darke County , where he lived for one year and then secured a farm in Miami County, situated four miles north of his present one. He married Lydia E. Cassel, who was born at Greenville Falls, where her father, Michael Cassel, then lived. Subsequently he moved to Newberry Township, Miami County, settling on the present farm of Oliver H. Snowberger, which contained 160 acres. David R. Snowberger and wife continued to reside on this farm during their active lives, retiring then to Covington where Mrs. Snowberger still lives.
David R. Snowberger died at Covington, April 13, 1907. They had four children: Oliver H.; Mary C., who is the wife of Charles Minnick, resides on a half of the homestead farm; and Andrew and Elmer, both of whom died in infancy.
Oliver H. Snowberger has spent the larger part of his life on his present farm, in fact all of it with the exception of three years when he lived in North Dakota. He obtained a district school education. For six years following his marriage lie continued on the old farm, but in 1902 moved to North Dakota. Circumstances caused him to return to the old place, in Newberry Township. This farm is well improved with excellent buildings, a set on each eighty acres, these houses and barns having been built by David R. Snowberger.
On February 27, 1896, Mr. Snowberger was married to Miss Viola Pearl Deeter, a daughter of Aaron H. and Sarah Angeline (Myers) Deeter. Her father still survives and resides in Newton Township, but her mother died when she was six years old. Mrs. Snowberger was born in Newton Township, on a farm three miles southeast of Covington. Mr. and Mrs. Snowberger have two children: Glenn H. and Joyce D. The family belongs to the Church of the Brethren.
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