Jacob Ely Oberholtzer

Jacob Ely Oberholtzer

Male 1698 - 1760  (61 years)
Person ID: I29896 


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  • Name Jacob Ely Oberholtzer 
    Name Overholt 
    Born 19 Dec 1698  Pfalz, Warburg, Hoxter, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Nov 1760  Plumstead, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Deep Run, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Family

    Family ID: F22037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Barbara Killhefer (ID:I29899),   b. 7 Jun 1706, Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
      1. Elizabeth Oberholtzer (ID:I30010),   b. Abt 1726,   d. DECEASED
      2. Samuel Oberholtzer (ID:I30009),   b. Abt 1729,   d. DECEASED
      3. Magdalena Oberholtzer (ID:I24255),   b. 1748, Brecknock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, (Before 17 Apr 1795 Somerset County, Pennsylvania was part of Bedford County), Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)

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    LifeSketch History of Berks County - Historical and biographical annals of Berks County Jacob Oberholtzer arrived in 1732 at which time he was twenty-eight years old and had a dughter Elizabeth aged six years and a son Samuel aged three years to come with him to the NEW world. Jacob Oberholtzer was a pioneer settler of Bucks County, PA, having emigrated from Germany in the early part of the 18th century. His land consisting of 185 acres in Bedminster and Plumstead townships that he purchased from Rebecca and Thomas Leech, the deed bearing the date of May 17, 1749. After the death of Jacob Oberholtzer the homestead passed into the hands of his son Abraham, by deed from the heirs bearing the date of May 4, 1763. The homestead was later divided into two equal parts and continued in the Overholt name until the death of the late Abraham Overholt who died in August 1899 at the advanced age of over 95 years old. After his death the homestead was sold to Amos Fretz, who again sold it to Urias Smell. The other part was divided to Isaac Overholt, who erected the buildings and was occupied by his son Abraham S. Overholt. Richard Warren Davis states, in \"Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners, Vol 1, 1995 (An Aid to Mennonite Family Research)\", \"He died in 1760 and was buried at Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co. He was married to Barbara. He probably had more than one child. He took over 100 acres of his father\'s land in Coventry by 31 Jan 1734 when he was granted a warrant for that land. Jacob sold his Coventry land to Christian Brewer by 1743.\" Niether the Deep Run cemetery records or the MHEP cemetery records indicate where he was buried, and a walk through of the cemetery does not locate any headstone. Find A Grave contributor sheryl lovy tarler suggestion: ------------------------- Wife was Barbara Fretz or fritz b 06-07-1706 germany d 1806 they had 11 children The below information is not correct as This Jacob Ely Oberholtzer did not live in Lancaster. There is another Jacob Frey Oberholtzer that married a Barbara Killhefer that lived in lancaster and born around the same time. Not sure if this information below pertains to him or not. .Brought to America as a child by father Martin. Resided at Millersville, Lancaster Co, PA; moved to Lebanon Co, after death of father in 1733. Named firstborn Martin and deeded to him a plot of land near Fredericksburg, by Bethel, in what was then northern Lancaster County along a Little Swatama Creek. 
    FSID LL4G-GXS 
    Immigration 11 Aug 1732  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrived on the Ship Samuel. Wife, Barbara Killhefer, name does not appear in the "Women's Names" column. Elizabeth and Samuel's names do appear. 
    Naturalization 12 Apr 1743  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1698 - Pfalz, Warburg, Hoxter, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 11 Aug 1732 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 12 Apr 1743 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Nov 1760 - Plumstead, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Deep Run, Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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