The Snyder family:
Abraham Snyder, born 1827.
Married to Alta Greenspan. She was also known as Zeesy or Zisel. Born 1824, died 1910.
their children were:
Sarah 1857 - 1937. Sarah came to America as a widow and I believe her first husband's surname was Friedman. Then she married Morris Menkowsky at Cotopaxi. And then she died before 1890 and is buried in Denver.
Sarah had a daughter, Lena Friedman, by her first marriage. Lena was age 7 at Cotopaxi. She married JJ Barnett and their son, Kallman S. Barnett married Helen Gumbiner. At some point, Lena was "adopted" by Abraham and Alta (her grandparents) and was living with them as their adopted daughter.
Fanny 1865 - 1953 married to Max Shuteran. They had Sarah and Solomon (Sam). They quickly divorced and Fanny remarried Sam Friedman who adopted Sarah and Solomon. They had 3 more children. Fanny was also known as Hannah.
Reina. She was married to Samuel Newman before coming to America. The surname was also spelled Nieman and Namen.
Samuel 1867 - 1929. He married Hattie Frieden about 1895. Their children were Libbie, Reina, Arthur, Sara Reeve and Cecilia.
When I started, I did not know this! So now, let's go back to the beginning and I'll share my research hints on finding Leah.
Flora Satt wrote in her thesis in a footnote
Samuel Schneider, 48, with his wife Alta.Elizabeth Roberts wrote this about the family (which came from the 1925 Spivak Interview):
Abrahan Newman, son-in-law of Schneider, with his wife Nechama.
Berel Morris, son-in-law of Schneider, with his wife Sarah and daughter Helen.
Schneider, a tailor, his wife, Alta, and his two daughters,Nechama, age 20, and Sarah, age 30. The latter was a widow and had a daughter, Helen, who is the wife of K. S. Barnett, residing in Denver.Newman, son-in-law to Schneider, and his wife.A brother-in-law of Newman and his wife. Morris, a son-in-law to Schneider.
Abraham Snyders age 50
Zisel Snyders, age 50
Solomon Snyders, age 14
Sarah Snyders, age 25
Leah Snyders, age 7
Hannah Snyders, age 17
Solomon Nyman, age 24
Reina Nyman, age 20
Moses Mankonsky, age 28
I contacted the descendants of this family (above image) and they can prove to me that this Sarah was not Sarah Snyder, but rather Sarah Epstein. So I removed this family from my Snyder tree.
Sarah Menkowsky died before Fairmount Cemetery was formed (which was about 1890) and was buried in the Hebrew Cemetery Association (which was the Capitol Hill Cemetery that was later disbanded). She was moved to Fairmount with the other Jewish burials when they closed Capitol Hill which was in 1923. Problem is there was no gravestone for her so there is no record.