Lorenzo Snow's Birth Home, Mantua, Ohio

This home in Mantua, Ohio was once the home of Oliver and Rosetta Snow. Two of their children were Eliza R. and Lorenzo Snow. Eliza was born in Becket, Massachusetts on January 21, 1804. Lorenzo was born in the Mantua, Ohio home on April 3, 1814. Lorenzo’s parents and several of his siblings joined the LDS Church before he did. His baptism occurred in Kirtland, Ohio in 1836. He later became the fifth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving from 1898-1901.

The lower portion of the home seen at the right is the original Snow home.
The lower portion of the home (seen at the right) is the original Snow home. The two-story portion at the left is a later addition.

Lorenzo’s sister, Eliza Roxcy Snow, was the first secretary of the Relief Society when it was organized in Nauvoo. Years later, she served as the general president of that organization in Utah. As one of the great women of the Restoration, Eliza’s leadership and literary skills are well known among Latter-day Saints. She was often referred to as the “Prophetess” or the “Poetess.”

Map & Directions

The former home of Oliver Snow is located in Mantua, Ohio, about thirty miles south of Kirtland. Drive to the intersection of Mantua Center Road and Pioneer Trail Road. The home is at 11077 Mantua Center Road just north of Pioneer Trail on the east side of the street.

Ownership Status

The Oliver and Rosetta Snow home where Lorenzo Snow was born is a private residence. It is expected that visitors will stop and view the home and historical marker from the outside. It is requested that all who stop to view the home respect the privacy of the owners and not disturb them with requests of any nature.

Photos

Birth home of Lorenzo Snow; childhood home of Eliza R. Snow, Mantua, OH.
Birth home of Lorenzo Snow; childhood home of Eliza R. Snow, Mantua, OH.
Sign noting the birth home of Lorenzo Snow.
Sign noting the birth home of Lorenzo Snow.
This view shows the Lorenzo Snow birth home in 1989, before some extensive remodeling by a new owner. Photo by Kenneth Mays.
This view shows the Lorenzo Snow birth home in 1989, before some extensive remodeling by a new owner. Photo by Kenneth Mays.

Articles & Resources

Articles & Resources

See LaMar C. Berrett, ed., Keith W. Perkins, Donald Q. Cannon, Sacred Places, Vol. 3, Ohio and Illinois, 54-56.

Smith, Eliza R. Snow, Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow, 1-3.