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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday March 30, 1911
Her husband Was Sent to Michigan City Prison this Week,
Having Been Found Guilty of Petit Larceny
          Charging her husband,  Walter Snepp,  with being guilty of an infamous crime, that of grand larceny,  Mrs. Jessie Snepp,  through her attorneys, Hord & Adams, brought suit for a divorce in the Superior court, and she also asks the custody of their nine months’ old son.  They were united in marriage May 12th, 1909, and separated some time in November, 1909.  The defendant in the case was arrested two or three weeks ago on the charge of stealing $33 from the safe of Stewart & Fix,  Chief Manlove  and  Deputy Fagel  making the arrest.  After being in jail ten days, he was taken before Judge Blair, where he entered a plea of guilty and he was given a fine of $5 to which was attached a sentence in the penitentiary of from one to fourteen years.  He was taken to prison this week to begin serving "time."
Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
W. M. Snepp  &  Jessie Williams
May 12, 1909
Book 19   Page 495
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
February 23, 1911
Page 1
          County Attorney M. O. Sullivan  and Commissioners  Gray,  Snepp  and  Campbell  are in Rushville today holding a joint session with the Rush county commissioners in regard to a free gravel road on the Shelby-Rush county line.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
December 31, 1891
Page 3
          Mr. John Shaver,  of Jackson tp., is in the city.  Johnny is a grandson of our old and esteemed friend, "Uncle Daniel" Snepp,  and is one of the brightest young democrats in the county.  He is teaching the  Leggett  school, near Edinburg, this winter.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Wednesday, September 7, 1881
Birthday Surprise.
          Thursday, September 1st., 1881, was a day long to be remembered with pleasure by the family and many friends of  Daniel Snepp,  who met at the old homestead on the above date.  The occasion of this gathering was the anniversary of Uncle Daniel's sixty-seventh birthday, and as "Aunt Mary's" would occur in a few days, their children and friends resolved that they would compliment both at the same time with a grand surprise.  How well they succeeded in this, the end will show.  Some two weeks previous to this invitations to a large number, were issued, to relatives and friends and preparations were quietly begun for this anticipated gathering.  The morning of Thursday, the 1st of September dawned clear and beautiful, after the delightful rain on Wednesday, and it so happened that during the morning Uncle Daniel went to his west farm to engage in some agricultural pursuits.
          On his return home he discovered more carriage tracks than usual leading up the avenue towards the house, which aroused his suspicions that something was not just right, but before he had much time to consider about what was going on he was taken in charge by  Mr. Adam Rhinehart  and  David Compton,  who escorted him to the yard and house and introduced him to about one hundred persons already assembled.  "Uncle" Daniel acknowledged being beaten, and in his usual good natured manner submitted to the ordeal through which he was compelled to pass.  After the usual congratulations, etc., he was taken to the parlor, seated in a beautiful revolving office chair, a gift from his sons,  John and  George,  and his feet placed on a handsome ottoman, a present from  Mrs. Lewis Snepp.  While in this comfortable position many tokens of regard were presented him and "Aunt" Mary, which gifts were both beautiful and useful.  The exact number of presents and the names of the donors we are unable to record.
          Then came the dinner, which for abundance and quality, as the many there will testify, was seldom if ever excelled in old Jackson township.  Or, as one lady of remarkably good taste said, it was one of the finest spread table she had ever seen.  During the discussion of these viands, many pleasant reminiscences of "ye olden days" were recounted, which were very much enjoyed by both old and young.  If space permitted, I would like to mention the names of and the occurences related by the many old settlers who were together on this occasion, whose presence and revelations added so much to the enjoyment of the feast.  But for the present the above must suffice.  The subjects of the above notice, Daniel and Mary Snepp, stand in the fore front of the industrious, well-to-do, honored and esteemed citizens of Jackson township, Shelby county, Indiana.  After spending a very pleasant day I left these good people with the wish that they might live long to enjoy the results of their labor, and have many pleasant returns as they had on last Thursday, and to continue to the end of life as they have lived to the present, true to mankind and to their God.
D. A. K.        
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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