In the 1920's, Eda (Fridinger) and Edward Snyder II began frying potato chips in a kettle at their home on Centennial Avenue during the summer months and peddling the home cooked snack door-to-door and to fairs and farmers' markets. They used a miniature Pennsylvania Dutch slaw cutter called a "little shave," which was just the right size to slice potatoes into a black iron kettle of lard over a fire in their home.
Their son, William V. Snyder, and his wife Helen, made angel food cakes in their basement for local stores. In 1923 - 1924, the families combined their home businesses and Snyder's Bakery took up residence at the rear of 238 Centennial Avenue., opened their first pretzel bakery with sons, Edward and Bill.
Edward and Bill Snyder helped change the bakery into making potato chips. In a unique product combination, the bakery produced noodles to use the egg yolks left over from the angel food cakes. This efficient process continued into the 1960s, when the automated process for snack production took over. William V. Snyder started modernizing the company in 1940 with the construction of a new plant on Lafayette and Granger Streets. By 1948, the Hanover location had doubled in size and the Snyder's opened a second plant in Berlin, Pennsylvania. The company was sold in 1961 to the Hanover Canning.
He married Eda J Fridinger about 1895. Edward passed away in 1952. 
Year: 1900; Census Place: Hanover Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania
↑ Year: 1900; Census Place: Hanover Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0151; FHL microfilm: 1241501; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. 
↑ Year: 1910; Census Place: Hanover Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1433; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0062; FHL microfilm: 1375446; Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. 
↑ Year: 1920; Census Place: Hanover Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1668; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 61; Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
↑ Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967 ; Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
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