David Fletcher DayvidA@aol.com
has kindly sent another extremely interesting photo from his
It raises a number of questions:
Where was this photo taken??
What exactly was the occasion? Members of both the
and Snyder families of Monroe Twp. are present in the
picture, and the large
number of people present
would seem to indicate a family reunion.
In order to study these
individuals in better detail, the picture has been divided into
enlarged, and shown below.
(Left side enlargement)
The following will be a
description of those people David has identified:
The lady in the back row
at the extreme left is: Mary Fletcher,
a daughter of Daniel &
Susannah Barkman / Fletcher,
Mary never married.
The lady third from the
left in the back row is Emma Mills
/ Shearer born June 1869, daughter
of Frederick Mills and wife of Walter Shearer. Emma's mother
Caroline Fletcher / Mills is also present.
(on the right side portion).
The fifth person from the
left in the back row is: Baltzer Snyder, son of John Fletcher Snyder
and Barbara Ellen Mearkle, born March 22, 1874.
The fourth person from the
left is Baltzer's brother Owen Snyder, born August 26, 1875
The small boy at the extreme
right of the front row is Cecil Orville Snyder, son of Baltzer
& Elizabeth Pee /
Snyder. Since Cecil was born August
16, 1890, the picture can be dated to about 1892-1893.
(Right side enlargement)
The tall man standing in
the back row, second from the right, is Baltzer
June 21, 1850
(Elizabeth Pee / Snyder's
The man to the right of
Baltzer is his brother John Fletcher
Snyder born September 18, 1843,
John's wife was Barbara Ellen Mearkle.
The man with the white beard,
fourth from the right in the back row is another brother, David
born July 09, 1840. David was a Civil War Veteran of Co. D., 138th
PA. Vol. Inf. and later married Jane
Does anyone know who Jane Rice's parent's are)?
The second lady from the
right in the third row from the back is Caroline Fletcher / Mills,
born June 26, 1823, wife of Frederick Mills and youngest daughter
of John Fletcher.
David Barkman, born October
12, 1844 has a beard, is wearing a dark suit jacket, and is sitting
with a group of his children in the front. David married Caroline
sister) on April 26, 1873.
As you can easily tell,
there are many people in this picture who are unidentified. This
picture may be one that has been widely distributed to family
descendants, due to the many, and diverse, people involved in
If you recognize any of
these folks, or have any information about this picture, please
contact David Fletcher -