I am attempting to trace my wife's 2nd great-grandmother. Family tradition gave her name as Margaret Smediker, or Smitaker. Recent discoveries have determined her name to be Margarette Snedeker. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, abt 4-1846. It is unclear what exactly happened, but again, family tradition says that she was left with an aunt and uncle in New Orleans, LA. (too many conflicting stories as to why she was left with family.) Perhaps, Margaret's family relocated from Brooklyn, and never returned for her, or maybe one or both parents died. There is only one Snedeker family found in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes in LA of that era. That of a Caleb Snedeker / Schnedecker and first wife Laura Craig. Caleb married a second time to Cordelia Boggs.I am assuming at this point that Caleb is the "Uncle" connection. Caleb and his family moved to Merced, CA by 1880.
On 2-27-1866 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, Margaret Snedeker married a German immigrant, by the name of George P. Albrecht. (He was later naturalized about 1870.) Margaret and George, had one son in LA, George H. Albrecht. Shortly there after, they removed to Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. They had six more children there, and died sometime aft 1900. Some of Margaret's children moved to Terre Haute, IN. Coincedence or Connection? The 1900 census lists Margaret and her mother to have been born in NY, and father in Ireland. However, I think that this must have been in error, because Snedeker is most obviously German/Holland, in 19th century origin at least.
Caleb Snedeker was born in 1819 NY, Caleb's first wife was Laura Craig b. abt 1820 LA, d. abt 1862, they had children; Mary Elisabeth b. 4-15-1851, d.3-7-1868, New Orleans, Louisa b. 5-28-1856, New Orleans, and Laura C., b 1861 New Orleans, LA. Calebs second wife Cordelia Boggs was born in 1829 MA., Children were; Louisiana Berthia Snedeker b. 2-21-1866 LA, Cora C. b.1868 LA, and Claudia V. b. 1873 LA. 1880 Merced, Merced Co., CA. (All children born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA) Laura and Cora are living with sister Louisa Snedeker Roes and her husband Henry C. Roes b. 1838 Hanover., in the Fresno, CA 1880 census. Caleb worked in a Dairy in Lafayette, LA and lived on Bacchus and N. Wash., New Orleans in 1851. He was also a Confederate Soldier in Capt. Hutton's Louisiana Artillery Co., he was a "Artificer" (Cres. Arty. Co. A)
Would anyone know of any Snedeker branch that Margaret and/or Caleb Snedeker would be from and how they would connect to their immigrating ancestors? Any information would be greatly useful and appreciated. Thank you, Rob firstname.lastname@example.org