PENNSYLVANIA SOURCE BOOK -- SNODGRASS FAMILY
[Note: The research for this source book was done by Charlou Dolan, Rena Mills, and Charlotte Baker.Many of the census records were provided by F. W. McIntosh.The organizing and typing was done by Charlou Dolan.]
*Beaver Co., PA, Cemetery Records, vols. 1-4 (Closson Press) NS
*Camp Run U. P. Church Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Beaver Co., PA, & Camp Run Covenanter Cemetery, Perry Twp., Lawrence Co., PA (Copper) NS
*Green Twp. Cemetery Inscriptions, Beaver Co., PA (Archives & Chronicles) NS
*Index of the Camp Run Cemetery, Camp Run Presbyterian Church, Franklin Twp., Beaver Co., PA (Clark & Smith) NS
*Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Darlington Twp., Beaver Co., PA (Welchley & Welchley--1991) NS
*Old Mill Creek Church Cemetery Record (Faulk--1962) NS
*Rocky Spring Cemetery, New Galilee, PA (Copper) NS
*Service Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Raccoon Twp., Beaver Co., PA (Beaver Co. Gen. Soc.--1987) NS
*1860 census - yes
*1870 census - yes
*1880 census - yes
*1910 census - yes
*1920 census - yes
*1930 census - yes
*Concord Methodist Episcopal Church, North Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA, 1835-1926 - [unindexed]
*Congregational Records of the Free Presbyterian Church of Darlington, PA (Welsh) [unindexed]
*Excerpts from the Diary of the Rev. Robert Dilworth & His Cousin, Blacksmith Dilworth, 1789-1864 [Beaver Co.] (Closson Press) NS
*Mt. Carmel United Presbyterian Church, a History, 1793-1976 - NS
*Complete Index of Will Books & Register's Docket, Beaver Co., PA, 1800-1900 (Clear, Schmidt, & Winne) NS
*Everyname Abstract of Volume 1 Orphans' Court Records, Beaver Co., PA, Feb 1804-Jan 1830 (Clear & Winne) NS
*Index to Beaver Co., PA, Wills, 1800-1900 (Closson & Closson) NS
*Index to the Orphan's Court Records, Beaver Co., PA, 1804-1897 (Clear, Schmidt, & Winne) NS
*Naturalizations of Beaver Co., PA, 1804-1840:Abstracted from Original Documents (Clear, Schmidt, & Winne) NS
HISTORY & GENEALOGY
*The Beaver Countian:The History & Lore of Beaver Co., 3 vols. (Resource & Research Center) [unindexed, didn't do]
*A Bicentennial History of Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, Aliquippa, Beaver Co., PA:200 Years of Ministry & Mission, 1793-1993 (McIntosh, Mohr, & Welchley--1993) [unindexed, didn't do]
*Biographical Sketches, Beaver Co., PA (Beaver Co. Gen. Soc.--1977) yes
*Economy of Old, and Ambridge of Today:Historical Outlines, Embracing the Settlement and Life of Economy of Old, Together with the Vast Development in Recent Years of Ambridge & Surroundings on This Historic Spot (Wagner--1924) [unindexed, didn't do]
*Genealogical & Personal History of Beaver Co., PA (Jordan--1914) yes
*Gleanings:Beaver, PA (Beaver Co. Gen. Soc.) [unindexed, didn't do]
*The History of Beaver Co., PA (Warner--1888) yes
*History of Beaver Co., PA, & Its Centennial Celebration (Bausman--1904) yes
*History of the Newspapers of Beaver Co., PA (Reeder--1905) NS
*History of the Northeastern District of the County of Beaver (McMillan, Demersky, Alberth, & McMillan--1976) [unindexed, didn't do]
*Milestones, the Journal of Beaver Co. History (Beaver Co. Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation) [unindexed, didn't do]
*Silent School Bells, vol. 1, Frankfort Spriings and Hanover Twp. (Brodmerkel--1997) [unindexed, didn't do]
*Film #863,654 = Deed Index, grantors, 1800-1918 - yes
*They Served with Honor:A Listing of Over 10,000 Deceased Veterans of Beaver Co. from the French & Indian War to Viet Nam (Hays & Hays) NS
*Veterans Records, Beaver Co., PA (Clear, Schmidt, & Winne) NS
*World War I Draft Registration (Ancestry.com) yes
*Beaver, PA, Argus Genealogical Gleanings, 1830-1858 (Welchley) NS
*Every-Name Index to History of the Newspapers of Beaver Co., PA (Foster) NS
*Complete Index of Remaining Tax Records, Beaver Co., PA, 1802-1840 (Clear, Schmidt, & Winne) NS
*Complete Index of Existing Tax records, Beaver Co., PA, 1802-1840 (Schmidt & Brown) NS
*Beaver Co. Deaths (Abstracted from Warner's History) (Clear) NS
*Beaver Co., PA, Marriages, 1830-1873, from Beaver Co.Newspapers (Welchley) NS
*Marriage Records Kept by Justices of the Peace, Beaver Co., Pa, 1850-1869 (no author given) [unindexed, didn't do]
*19th Century Marriage Registrations, Beaver Co., PA, 1852-1900 (Clear, Schmidt, & Winne) NS
1860 census, Moon Twp., Beaver Co., PA, page 437, #1216/1130:
Aaron Snodgrass, 54-M-VA basket maker, 0/$200
Sarah Snodgrass, 50-F-PA
Catharine Snodgrass, 18-F-OH
Sarah Snodgrass, 16-F-OH
<1850 Columbiana Co., OH; 1870 Beaver Co., PA>
26 Jun 1861 -- The 38th Regt., 9th Reserve, PA Vol. Inf. (3 years) was organized at Camp Wright, near Pittsburgh, under the direction of Gen. McCall.Eight of the companies composing it were recruited in Allegheny Co.; one in Crawford Co.; and one--Co. H--in Beaver Co.The election for field officers resulted in the choice of Conrad F. Jackson, Col.; Robert Anderson, Lieut. Co.; and James McKinley Snodgrass, major (History of Beaver Co.--1904).
Aug 1863 -- History of Beaver Co. & Its Centennial Celebration (Bausman--1904) page 589:Washington Snodgrass was mustered into the service of the U.S. at the headquarters of the Provost Marshall, 24th Congregational Dist. of PA (Beaver, Lawrence, Washington, & Greene Cos.), New Brighton.
(22 Nov 1865) -- Beaver Co., PA, Artl. 5-35Wm. J. Snodgrass et al by Atty to R. Calhoon, agreement.
Recorded 22 Nov 1865.
(19 Jul 1866) -- Beaver Co., PA, Artl. 5-283 W. J. Snodgrass et al by Atty to John C. Cogley, lease.
Recorded 19 Jul 1866.
1 May 1869 -- Beaver Co., PA, Deed Book 59, page 85: John Snodgrass & Eliza M. his wife, of Brighton Twp., Beaver Co., PA, to John Woolslair of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA... $19,600... tract of land situate in Brighton Twp... containing 144 acres & 71 1/2 perches... being the same tract of land which Adolphuss Miersch Curt Hugo Miersch & Charles Roedel & their wives by their deed bearing date 4 Feb 1869 & recorded... Deed Book 57, page 181 granted to the said John Snodgrass...
Recorded 8 Dec 1869.
<1860 census Ross Twp., Allegheny Co., PA>
1870 census, Phillipsburg Borough, Beaver Co., PA, page 101, #83:
Aron Snodgrass, 64-M-PA laborer, 0/$250
Sarah Snodgrass, 60-F-PA keeping house
Sarah Snodgrass, 25-F-PA at home
<1860 Beaver Co., PA; 1880 Columbiana Co., OH>
[Note:Beaver Co., PA, Deeds after Deed Book 107 have not been microfilmed.]
28 Oct 1874 -- The History of Beaver Co., PA (Warner--1888):The First Baptist Church of Rochester, PA:Rev. J. A. Snodgrass was called as the first pastor of the church, and continued his pastorate until 30 Sep 1877, when he resigned from his charge.
1902 -- History of Beaver Co., PA, & Its Centennial Celebration (Bausman--1904):Boyd B. Snodgrass became a member of the Beaver Co. Medical Society.Later he was on the Board of Directors of the Beaver Co. General Hospital.
1910 census, Conway Borough, Beaver Co., PA, 44-3-19, page 262, #16/19:
Hugh G. Snodgrass, 31-M-PA/PA/PA married once, married 2 years, minister, church, rents house
Ella R. Snodgrass, 30-F-PA/PA/PA wife, married once, 1 child, 1 living
Robert B. Snodgrass, 1y4m-M-PA/PA/PA son
1910 census, Beaver Borough, Beaver Co., PA, 45-5-420, page 30, #390/420:
Charles O. Snodgrass, 26-M-OH/OH/OH married once, married 2 years, night superintendent, steel mills, rents house
Mary Snodgrass, 21-F-OH/WV/OH wife, married once, 2 children, 2 living
Charles Snodgrass Jr., 1y7m-M-PA/OH/OH son
George N. Snodgrass, 4m-M-PA/OH/OH son
George Halpenny, 17-M-OH/WV/OH brother-in-law, brakeman, steel mills
1910 census, Beaver Pong Borough, Beaver Co., PA, 45-11-138, page 100, #137/138:
Bruce Snodgrass, 36-M-PA/PA/PA married once, married 13 years, physician, rents house
Eva M. Snodgrass, 33-F-PA/PA/SCT wife, married once, 3 children, 3 living
Catharine S. Snodgrass, 10-F-OH/PA/PA daughter
Bruce D. Snodgrass, 8-M-OH/PA/PA son
Stewart Snodgrass, 0[sic]-M-PA/PA/PA son
<1900 Putnam Co., OH; 1920 Beaver Co., PA>
1910 census, New Brighton Borough, Beaver Co., PA, 47-41-253, page 33, #229/253:
(Robert J. Hier family)
Effie T. Snodgrass, 31-F-OH/VA/OH domestic, private family
1910 census, Rochester Borough, Beaver Co., PA, 47-51-31, page 106, #30/31:
Boyd B. Snodgrass, 39-M-PA/PA/PA married once, married 10 years, physician, own office, owns mortgaged house
Maude J. Snodgrass, 38-F-PA/PA/PA wife, married once, 1 children, 1 living
Emma V. Snodgrass, 4-F-PA/PA/PA daughter
<1900, 1920 Beaver Co., PA>
(22 Nov 1910) -- Beaver Co., PA, Deed Book 223, page 432: Bertha W. Snodgrass, Edward Snodgrass Jr., et al to Granite Imp. Co.
Recorded 22 Nov 1910.
(27 Aug 1912) -- Beaver Co., PA, Deed Book 232, page 410: Boyd B. Snodgrass & Maude J. Snodgrass to Pasquale Jacobelli, Roch Twp.
Recorded 27 Aug 1912.
(24 Jan 1916) -- Beaver Co., PA, Deed Book 252, page 409: Boyd B. Snodgrass & Maude J. Snodgrass to Desire Hulet et ux, Ambridge.
Recorded 24 Jan 1916.
(29 Mar 1916) -- Beaver Co., PA, Deed Book 253, page 339: Boyd B. Snodgrass et ux to Wm. J. Lear, Ambridge.
Recorded 29 Mar 1916.
(26 Mar 1914) -- Beaver Co., PA, Artl 23-412 E. J. Snodgrass et al to Wm. M. Nickle et al.
Recorded 26 Mar 1914.
(26 Mar 1914) -- Beaver Co., PA, Artl 23-414 E. J. Snodgrass et al to R. F. Heckthorn.
Recorded 26 Mar 1914.
(2 Apr 1914) -- Beaver Co., PA, Artl 23-418 E. J. Snodgrass to Henry Gulick Jr., agreement.
Recorded 2 Apr 1914.
1914 -- Genealogical & Peronal History of Beaver Co., Pa. (Jordan--1914)
vol. 2, page 881:
Dr. Bruce Snodgrass, of Beaver Falls, is the fourth generation of the old Scotch-Irish family in this country, whither the emigrant, William Snodgrass, came from county Donegal, Ireland, locating in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, where he followed the occupation of farmer.Here he married and here his son, James M., grandfather of Dr. Bruce Snodgrass was born.
(II) James M. Snodgrass was likewise an agriculturalist and spent his entire life in the place of his birth.He married Mary A. Gamble, of Crawford county, Pennsylvania. Children of James M. and Mary A. (Gamble) Snodgrass:Robert A.; William J., of further mention; Elizabeth, married John McFeeters; Hugh H.; David; Emeline, married Robert Royer.
(III) Rev. William J. Snodgrass, eldest son of James M. and Mary A. (Gamble) Snodgrass, was born in Crawford county, Pennsylvania.He was educated for the ministry at Westminster, Monmouth, and Allegheny Theological seminaries, and was duly ordained as a minister of the United Presbyterian Church.He occupied the pastorate of the West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, Church, for more than forty years, which immediately shows the place he held in the affection of his parishioners.He entered into his final rest, of which he was so amply assured, in 1911. He married Martha, daughter of Albert B. Herrick.Albert B. Herrick came to Pennsylvania from Connecticut, following the occupation of a farmer.He married Mary Ford, of Western Reserve, Ohio.Children of Albert and Mary (Ford) Herrick: Ette, married R. S. Artmon; Flora, married Madison Ferguson; Joseph; William; Albert.All of his sons were engaged in the Civil War as soldiers of the Union Army. Children of Rev. William J. and Martha (Herrick) Snodgrass:Boyd B.; Bruce, of whom further; Mary, married Rolla Herrick; Hugh G.; J. Parr; Ruth, married Rev. Robert Yourd, a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, of Erie, Pennsylvania.
(IV) Dr. Bruce Snodgrass, son of Rev. William J. and Martha (Herrick) Snodgrass, was born in West Middlesex, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, July 16, 1873.He was educated for the profession he now follows, attending the public schools of West Middlesex, Westminster College, at New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, Starling Medical College, of Columbus, Ohio, and finally the medical department of the University of St. Louis, whence he was graduated M.D. in 1896.His first six years of active practice were spent in Ohio, his first appearance in Beaver county being in 1904.His office is situated in Beaver Falls and during the nine years of his residence he has both built up a large practice and established himself firmly as one of the leading physicians of the county.He is modern and progressive in methods and yet possesses that touch of conservativeness that distinguishes the progressive from the fanatic.In all that pertains to his profession he is intensely interested and is prominently connected with the County, State and American Medical societies.He holds membership and is an elder of the United Presbyterian Church.Dr. Snodgrass married, in 1897, Eva May, daughter of George and Anna Fogle, of Sharon, Pennsylvania.Children:Catherine, Bruce De Witte, Stewart R.
12 Sep 1918 -- World War I Draft Registration:Bruce Herrick Snodgrass, age 45; res. 1421 7th Ave., Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA; born 16 Jul 1873; white; native born citizen; physician, self-employed (same address); nearest relative, Eva May Snodgrass (same address); medium height, medium build, gray eyes, light hair; registered 12 Sep 1918, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania.
1920 census, Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA, 50-19-11-85:
Bruce Snodgrass, 46-M-PA/PA/PA medical doctor, general practice
Ethel M. Snodgrass, 44-F-PA/PA/Scotland wife
Catherine S. Snodgrass, 20-F-OH/PA/PA daughter
Bruce Snodgrass, 18-M-OH/PA/PA son
Stewart R. Snodgrass, 9-M-PA/PA/PA son
<1910 Beaver Co., PA>
1920 census, Rochester, Beaver Co., PA, 52-65-9-30:
Boyd B. Snodgrass, 49-M-PA/PA/PA physician, general practice
Maud Snodgrass, 48-F-PA/PA/PA wife
Emma V. Snodgrass, 14-F-PA/PA/PA daughter
Jacob M. Johnston, 77-M-PA/PA/PA father-in-law, widowed
<1910 Beaver Co., PA>
1930 census, Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA:
Dr. B. Snodgrass, 57-M-PA/PA/PA married first age 23, doctor, medicine
Eva May Snodgrass, 55-F-PA/PA/PA wife, married first age 21
Stewart R. Snodgrass, 19-M-PA/PA/PA son
+ 1 lodger
1930 census, Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA:
B. D. Snodgrass, 28-M-OH/PA/PA married first age 22, accountant, accounting firm
Helen Snodgrass, 28-F-IA/IL/IL wife, married first age 22
William D. Snodgrass, 4-M-PA/OH/IL[sic] son
Barbara H. Snodgrass, 2-F-PA/OH/IL[sic] daughter
1930 census, Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., PA:
David M. Snodgrass, 68-M-PA/PA/PA married first age 40, farmer, general farm
Edna W. Snodgrass, 62-F-IN/OH/OH wife, married first age 34
1930 census, Rochester, Beaver Co., PA:
Boyd B. Snodgrass, 59-M-PA/PA/PA married first age 29, medical doctor, general practice
Maude J. Snodgrass, 58-F-PA/PA/PA wife, married first age 28
Emma V. Snodgrass, 24-F-PA/PA/PA daughter, school teacher, public school
1977 -- Biographical Sketches, Beaver Co., PA (Beaver Co. Gen. Soc.--1977)
Helen Murchie Snodgrass (Mrs. B. D) of 3121 Fourth Ave., Beaver Falls, PA, was born 1 May 1901 in Allerton, IA, but when she was two, the family moved to Red Oak, IA, where she attended grade and high school.Four years at Tarkio College, Tarkio, MO, was followed by a year as principal of a high school in Burchard, NE.Her father, the Rev. William Murchie, D.D., was a minister of the United Presbyterian Church who continued in the ministry until the age of eighty-nine.Born 23 Apr 1870 near Monmouth, IL, he died 17 Nov 1959 at Pawnee City, NE, and was buried in the family plot in Tarkio, MO.Mrs. Snodgrass' mother, Jessie Angeline Balmer, was also born near Monmouth, IL, but in another community, on 2 Nov 1867.She died 21 Jul 1909 at Red Oak, IA, and was buried in Tarkio, MO.One of the pioneer ancestors of Mrs. Snodgrass, John Wing, came from England with his wife, Deborah, and his father-in-law, the Rev. Stephen Batchelder, arriving 5 Jun 1632 at Plymouth.During her life in Beaver Falls, Mrs. Snodgrass has been a member of Calvary U.P. Church, has served as the second president of the first P.T.A. organized in Beaver Falls, served two terms on the Recreation Board, been Chairman of the Women's Division of the Civilian Defense Organization at the time of the Second World War, president of the College Hill Woman's club, and is a Fifty-year member of the Ft. McIntosh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as program chairman for three years, regent for nine years, treasurer for six years, and registrar for ten years.
Bruce DeWitt Snodgrass, husband of Helen, was born 1 Jun 1901 at Gilboa, OH, and died 21 Nov 1967 in Beaver Falls, PA.He had attended grade and high school in Beaver Falls and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, in Business Administration, May 1925.Mr. Snodgrass' life work was in public accounting.He received his C.P.A. degree in Dec 1930 and a few years later he established his firm in the Park Building, Pittsburgh where he continued until his death.He was a member of various organizations--the Duquesne Club, Pitt Century Club, Dapper Dan Club, Inc., National Association of Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants, American Society of Cost Accountants, Pittsburgh YMCA, Pittsburgh Chess Club and Pittsburgh Athletic Association.He was enrolled to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio and as an agent before the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., and before the Supreme Court.As well as his Pittsburgh Office, he also maintained an auxiliary office in Ambridge, PA.Bruce DeWitt Snodgrass was the son of Bruce Snodgrass, M.D., who was born in West Middlesex, PA, 15 Jul 1873, and died in Beaver Falls on 2 Nov 1938.He was married to Eva Mae Fogle, born 5 May 1875 in West Middlesex and died 25 Jun 1950 in Beaver Falls, where Dr. Snodgrass had served as a family physician and they had raised three children:Catherine (Mrs. John Davis), DeWitt, and Steward.DeWitt and Helen Snodgrass had four children.
(1)William DeWitt Snodgrass, "W.D.," born 5 Jan 1926 in Wilkinsburg, PA, from where the family moved to Beaver Falls in the summer of 1927.He attended grade and high school in Beaver Falls, and after graduation, attended Geneva College until Mar 1944 when he entered the United States Navy.After basic training he was sent to Saipan in the Pacific and was there until the war's end.After his discharge in 1946 he again enrolled at Geneva for a year, then transferred to the State University of Iowa at Iowa City, Iowa.He received his B. A. degree in 1949, M.A. in 1951, and M.F.A. in 1953.His teaching experience includes Morehead Writer's Conference, Morehead, KY; in the English Departments of Cornell University, University of Rochester, Wayne State University, Syracuse University, and the Antioch Writers' Conference, Yellow Springs, OH.His poems, translations, and essays have appeared in many of the leading literary magazines here and abroad.His book publications include:Heart's Needle; Gallows' Songs; After Experience:In Radical Pursuit; and at the present time in the hand of the publishers, "Fuhrer Bunker"--a cycle of poems about the last days in Hitler's bunker in Berlin.Mr. Snodgrass has given lectures throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.In recent years he has devoted much time to translating early songs and ballads to be performed in English to the original music.He has also been involved in performance of these songs with such early music groups as the Columbia Collegium in New York and the Antiqua Players in Pittsburgh.His awards include:Ingram Merrill Award; Hudson Review Fellowship in poetry; Longview Literary Award; Poetry Society of America, Special Citation; National Institute of Art and Letters, Grant; Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Guiness Poetry Award; Ford Foundation Grant for Study in the theater; Miles Modern Poetry Award; National Council on Arts; National Institute of Arts and Letters; Guggenheim Fellowship; Academy of American Poets; Bicentennial Medal, William and Mary College; Order of Cultural Merit awarded him by the Government of Romania in 1976.With his first wife, Lila Hank, he has one daughter, Cynthia, born 15 Jul 1950 and just graduated from Syracuse University.With his second wife, Janice Wilson, he has a step-daughter Kathy Wilson, born 25 Apr 1949, who received her master's degree from Merrill Palmer Institute and is married to Allan Lewis.By this second marriage he has a son, Russell, now attending the University of Delaware.Mr. Snodgrass is now married to Camille Rykowski and lives in Erieville, NY.
(2)Barbara Helen Snodgrass, born in Beaver Falls, 8 Jan 1928, attended grade and high school in Beaver Falls, then one year in Thiel College, Greenville, PA, three years in Geneva College and one year postgraduate work in Business Administration at Geneva College.In the summer of 1950 she was employed in charge of her father's Ambridge Accounting Office and continued there until her death on 4 Jul 1955.
(3)Shirley Anne Snodgrass (Mrs. Richard Russell Schiemer), whose resume is included in this publication.
(4)Richard Bruce Snodgrass, born 22 Apr 1940 in Beaver Falls, and like his older brother and sisters he attended the local schools.Then after one year at home he went to St. Vincent's College at Latrobe, PA, and spent one year at Detroit University in Detroit, MI.Then he matriculated at Berkeley in San Fransisco, where he graduated in Jun 1963.Undecided as to his future plans, he took work in a construction company in the Inspection Department and has become Chief Inspector.Along with this he has continued his early interest in photography and at night school he has earned the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Photography and has won recognition for the quality of his work.He also has spent much time in short story writing in which he is greatly interested and his work is well received.
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Richard Russell Schiemer, born 29 Jul 1931 in Erie, PA, attended grade and high schools in Erie and upon graduation matriculated at Thiel College, Greenville, PA.shortly after graduation he entered the U.S. Army and was sent to Germany where he served until his return to the United States in Jun 1955.In September he entered the employ of Snodgrass & Company, Pittsburgh, PA.On 26 Nov 1955 he married Shirley Anne Snodgrass at her family home in Beaver Falls.She is the daughter of Bruce DeWitt and Helen (Murchie) Snodgrass, whose resume also appears in this publican.Both Richard and Shirley belong to the Calvary United Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls, and are active in all departments of the Church.Shirley also belongs to the College Hill Woman's Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution besides working with both Boys' and Girl Scouts.Richard belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is president of the Beaver County Y's MEN, treasurer of the Volunteer Firemen of Patterson Heights, and is a member of Session of Calvary United Presbyterian Church.Richard's father, Harry Franklin Schiemer, born 5 Mar 1909 at Franklin, PA, is now living in North East, PA.Richard's mother, Edith Wilma Schwartz, was born 3 Jan 1913 and died 30 Sep 1966.At the time of the death of his father-in-law, B. D. Snodgrass, Richard and another man from the office bought the firm and have since operated it, retaining the name Snodgrass & Company.The Schiemer children are:Hope Ann, born 1 Oct 1956; William Matthew, born 4 May 1958, died 18 Apr 1949; Barbara Jean, born 7 Apr 1961; Margaret Ellen, born 10 Mar 1964; Richard Russell Jr., born 28 Sep 1966; and Eric Michael, born 28 May 1970.The family resides at 590 Fourth Ave., Patterson Heights.