I am seeking any other descendants of this Swiss born Revolutionary War veteran who lived an died in and around Intercourse, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was born in August 1732 in Switzerland and died Nov 1845 in Intercourse, PA. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution states: "Andrew Snyder (1733-1845) served as private in the 2nd Pennsylvania Continental Line under Col. John Philip de Haas. He was born in Switzerland; died near Intercourse, Pa."
I am a descendant of his daughter Catherine Snyder (1802-1891) who married Daniel L Zook (1796-1836). I'm in the process of getting the DAR and SAR material together and was looking for any descendants who have gone through this process. I have recently received copies of his pension application records from the NARA, which provide many stories, and moderately readable handwriting/copies of vellum paper.
Someone has also put together a web site about him with a lot of the conflicting info out there:
More info: Andrew Snyder, who was born in Germany. He was taken from board of vessel by a family named Rhine, who lived in Lancaster Co., PA., he then married to a young German lady by name of Metzger. He was a shoemaker by trade and could not be excelled in preparing salves, medicines and horse and cattle powders. After his death neighbors called to borrow his books, containing hundreds of recipes, consequently there were very few that were restored again to the family library. He lived to the age of one hundred and fifteen years, his hair finally changed from gray to yellow. He was always remarkably vigorous, and in his last years, he still wandered to the woods in company with his grand-children to gather herbs. While being over one hundred years of age he traveled on foot from Gordonville, Lancaster Co., PA., to Gettysburg, PA.; selling cattle powders. He died Nov. 3, 1845, was a member of the Lutheran church, buried at Roland's church in the vicinity of Gordonville. --Source: A Brief History of Bishop Jacob Mast and Other Mast Pioneers, C. Z. Mast, (Mennonite Family History Elverson, Pa.).