H. F. Snider was born in Warrick County, Ind., July 18, 1843. He there married, in May, 1860, Miss Nancy Moses, who died a few years later. In 1862, he moved to Tama County, Iowa, where he married, June 22, 1866, Miss Harriet E. Watts, who died December 22, 1874, leaving four children–Lucinda S., John W., Henry F. and James C. He moved to Nebraska in 1872, and located at his present residence in Plum Creek Precinct. He married, in Boone County, Miss Mary E. Heacock, February 10, 1877. He is a Republican, and has been Postmaster at Neoma since the office was established. He has taken an active part in all public affairs in his precinct, which he had organized, as well as the different school districts therein. He also held the office of Justice of the Peace eight years.
H. F. Snider & Co. (H. F. and M. E. Snider), dealers in general merchandise, Neoma, have been engaged in business the past five years, carry a general stock of all kinds of merchandise and do an annual business of $6,000; have also a farm of 160 acres, of which 135 acres are in cultivation. It lies on both sides of Plum Creek and is well suited for farming and stock raising, in which the firm is quite extensively engaged.