I think you just hit a jackpot!
There's an extensive genealogy over on geneanet.org by E. Tostini (email@example.com
) which looks like it has your John Snavely:
John Snavely, born about 1755 and died 18 July 1833 in Montgomery, VA
Father: Johann Schnebli, born about 1726 in Alsace, France and died 1790 in Montgomery, VA
Mother: Mary Brandstetter, born about 1719
Married: 1st wife unknown; 2nd wife Elizabeth Martin married 28 Dec. 1816 in Montgomery
Peter Snavely 1757-1846
John Adam Snavely 1759-1826
Catherine Barbard Snavely 1760-1820, married John Reusch, 10 daughters
Jacob Snavely 1763-1824
Mary B. Snavely 1764-1850. she married Johann Michael Brandstetter; two children, Michael and Mary, both of who married Snavelys
Johann Schnebli was the son of Hans Kaspar Schneibli born 1702 in Affoltern am Albis, Zürich Switzerland and died 1788 in Lancaster, PA and Verena Blickenstorfer 1700-1726.
Hans Kaspar Schneibli was the sone of Hans Heinrich Schnebli of Affoltern am Albis, Zürich Switzerland 1670-1743 and Anna Schnebli 1676-1764.
Hans Heinrich Schnebli was the son of Othmar Schnebli born 1630, Affoltern am Albis and died 1694in Truttenhausen, Bas_rhin, Alsace, France and Elizabeths Kuntzlin 1634-1711.
The rest of the genealogy goes:
Othmar was the son of Hans Jakob Schnebli 1588-1649 and Verena Steiner 1859-1664.
Hans Jacob was the son of Heinrich Schneble, born ca 1540, wife name not known.
Henrich was the son of Heinrich Schnebli, 1510-1582 of Affoltern am Albis.
That Heinrich was the son of Heinrich Schnebli 1479-1540 and Elsa Aberlin.
Heinrich was the son of Johannes Schnely born ca 1445 and Verena Hedinger.
Johannes was the sony of Johannes Schnely 1420-1498
That Johannes was the son of Steffen Snewli 1378-1435, still in Zurich.
Steffen was the son of Ulrich Snewli,born 1351
Ulrich was the son of Ulrich Snewli 1320-1395 and Katharina Munch, born 1324.
That Ulrich was the son of Johannes Snewli Von Lunkhofen, 1277-1346 and Agnes.
(Let me just list the rest)
Henricus Snewli Von Lunkhofen 1248-1306 and Judenta Snewli 1250-1312
Rudolfus Von Lunkhofen 1219 and Margarita Snewli 1223-1283
Henricus Von Lunkhofen 1192-1257 and Anna Von Hottingen 1196-1261
Johannes Von Lunkhofen 1161-1238 and unknown
Burchard Von Hottingen 1170-1242 and unknown
Rudolfus Von Lunkhofen 1132-1207 and unknown
She has all the children for each ancestor.
There's a note on your John's father's page: "John "Jacob" Snavely was born about 1717 and died around 1790 in Montgomery County., VA at the age of 73. John died in testate about 1790 and Peter Snavely was executor of John's Estate. One of John "Jacob" Snavely's sons was also named John and he was born between 1750 and 1760 in Montgomery Co., VA. For John's second marriage he married Elizabeth Martin on 28 Dec 1816 within the same county. John died about 1833 in Montgomery Co., VA. Of the several children that John and his first wife (unknown to this writer at this time), William Snavely with other associated families, came to La Porte County, Indiana."
The person putting up the genealogy, E. Tostini-Schneebell is Italian, but she seems to have some english.