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Edmund SnellAge: 5018451895

Name
Edmund Snell
Surname
Snell
Given names
Edmund
Birth 1845
Curraghmore, Cork, Ireland

Death of a fatherJohn Snell
1847 (Age 2)
Curraghmore, Cork, Ireland

MarriageMary CrawfordView family
May 3, 1868 (Age 23)
, , New York

Birth of a daughter
#1
Margaret Snell
1869 (Age 24)
Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin

Birth of a daughter
#2
Hannah Snell
December 13, 1871 (Age 26)
Prairie de Cheine, Crawford, Wisconsin

Birth of a son
#3
Dennis Snell
May 1874 (Age 29)
Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin

Birth of a son
#4
William R. Snell
June 7, 1876 (Age 31)
Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin

Birth of a son
#5
Michael Snell
May 9, 1878 (Age 33)
Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin

Birth of a son
#6
Edmund Snell
about 1881 (Age 36)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Catherine Gertrude "Kate" Snell
June 10, 1883 (Age 38)
Greeley, Greeley, Nebraska

Birth of a daughter
#8
Mary Bernadette Snell
October 26, 1884 (Age 39)
Spalding, Greeley, Nebraska

Birth of a daughter
#9
Frances Snell
1886 (Age 41)

Birth of a daughter
#10
Ella E. Snell
August 6, 1889 (Age 44)
Spalding, Greeley, Nebraska

Birth of a son
#11
Stephen Snell
1891 (Age 46)

Death about 1895 (Age 50)
Spalding, Nebraska

Burial
Calvary Cemetery, Spalding, Nebraska

Family with parents - View family
father
John Snell
Death: 1847Curraghmore, Cork, Ireland
elder brother
Michael ""Red" Mike" Snell
Birth: February 1843Curraghmore, Cork, Ireland
Death: March 22, 1905Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
3 years
Edmund Snell
Birth: 1845Curraghmore, Cork, Ireland
Death: about 1895Spalding, Nebraska
Family with Mary Crawford - View family
Edmund Snell
Birth: 1845Curraghmore, Cork, Ireland
Death: about 1895Spalding, Nebraska
wife
Mary Crawford
Birth: March 3, 1849 29Ballyryan, Tipperary, Ireland
Death: December 18, 1915Spalding, , Nebraska
 
Marriage: May 3, 1868, , New York
20 months
daughter
Margaret Snell
Birth: 1869 24 19Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin
Death: 1952
3 years
daughter
Hannah Snell Hannah Snell
Birth: December 13, 1871 26 22Prairie de Cheine, Crawford, Wisconsin
Death: May 20, 1951Spalding, , Nebraska
3 years
son
Dennis Snell
Birth: May 1874 29 25Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin
2 years
son
William R. Snell
Birth: June 7, 1876 31 27Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin
Death: December 24, 1963, , Nebraska
23 months
son
Michael Snell
Birth: May 9, 1878 33 29Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin
Death: February 2, 1956Grand Isle, Nebraska
4 years
son
Edmund Snell
Birth: about 1881 36 31
2 years
daughter
Catherine Gertrude "Kate" Snell
Birth: June 10, 1883 38 34Greeley, Greeley, Nebraska
Death: September 7, 1967Joplin, , Missourie
17 months
daughter
Mary Bernadette Snell
Birth: October 26, 1884 39 35Spalding, Greeley, Nebraska
Death: 1973Phoenix, , Arizona
2 years
daughter
Frances Snell
Birth: 1886 41 36
4 years
daughter
Ella E. Snell
Birth: August 6, 1889 44 40Spalding, Greeley, Nebraska
Death: July 27, 1964Grand Isle, Nebraska
2 years
son
Stephen Snell
Birth: 1891 46 41
son
John Snell
Death:   —

 
Note

About the Snell Ancestry: Family lore produced by a descendant of William Snell (b.1790) says that Edmund (b.1845) and Michael (b.1843) Snell are brothers, and that William Snell b. 1790 is related to some UNKNOWN way to the brothers. The death certificate of Michael Snell (q1843-1905) says that his father was John Snell and mother's name was unknown. Family lore says that Ed Snell's father died when Ed was 2 years old, hence placing the date of the death of John Snell at 1847. It is only conjecture that William Snell MAY be the brother of John Snell, and that their father's name was Michael Snell. Michael's name is the only Snell found in available records of the area who could be the father of Joh, but it is far from proven fact. --Source: Delores McDonald 5975-B Harrell Place, Ft. Polk, LA 71459 on 12 Jan 1985.

Edmund was an orphan when he came to America with his brother, Michael. At the bidding of his uncle William Snell, he came to Seneca, Wisconsin about 1862. It wasn't long until he met and married Mary Crawford on May 3, 1868.

Edmund Snell and several of his older sons left Wisconsin for Nebraska in 1878. It is believed that the postmaster in Columbus, Cornelius Snell, was instrumental in getting Ed Snell to make the move. Cornelius was the grandson of William Snell of Seneca, Wisconsin. With the help of Michael Sullivan the Ed Snell family located a homestead six miles southwest of the Cedar River in the Freeman Valley precinct of Greeley County, Nebraska. They built a sod house, and six months later, Mary and the younger children from Wisconsin arrived by train in Columbus. It was a 70 mile trip on horseback from Columbus to their new home in the Cedar Valley. Homestead papers were filed at the land office in Grand Island, Nebraska on May 30, 1879, for 160 acres of land. On May 5, 1884, Edmund Snell became a U.S. citizen in Albion, Nebraska. Edmund Snell died in 1895. In 1902, his widow, Mary, and the family moved to the Belfast area, about eight miles northwest of Greeley. She and her son Michael Snell filed on adjoining 640 acre homesteads. Mary Crawford Snell died while working in her yard on December 18, 1915. Edmund and Mary Snell are buried in st. Michael's Cemetery in Spalding, Nebraska.

Written by a great-granddaughter Joan Glaser: The Edmund Snell Family " Edmund Snell and several sons arrived in Halifax, now Spalding, in 1878. From Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, they herded livestock and drove hose and ox drawn wagons containing farming equipment and furniture. Their first home was dug-out. Mrs. Snell, girls and younger sons arrived in Columbus by train a few months later. Mr. Snell met them for the 70 mile trip to their new home in the Cedar Valley.

Pioneer hardship of the Snells included hauling water from a neighbor's farm for several months by ox team and fording the river every time they went to the postoffice in Halifax or Mass in the Sullivan home. A trip for supplies to Columbus took a week.

Edmund Snell was born in Curraghmore,County Cork, Ireland in 1845. His parents died when he was 2, and older members of the family went to America. They sent for him when he was 17 years old. He arrived in New York in 1862.

Edmund Snell died in 1885. His wife and their son, Mike, Filed for homesteads when the Kincaid Act went into effect wherein a secion of land could be homesteaded in the Sandhills. Her homestead was a mile west of Highway 281 and the Spalding turn. She died while working in her yard in 1915. They are buried in Calvary Cemetery at Spalding."

Two children were born in New York and nine more in Sisconsin. In 1878, Edmond preceded his wife and children to Nebraska, settling about fifteen miles northeast of Greeley-to-be.

Of the children, Margaret, Dennis, Michael, Frances, Ella and Stephen were members of Sacred Heart parish for some part of their adult lives. Will was a newspaper publisher in Columbus. Ed left on horseback for the west in 1898, and was never again heard from. Steve was injured in World War I. The last mamber of this family died in 1973. Mike's wife, Ruby, died April 7, 1978.

Note

Alternate marriage date: 3 May 1868, Wisconson.