Two Ober/Over Families on the Pennsylvania Frontier

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  • ID: I0003
  • Name: Jacob OVER , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1729
  • Death: 1804
  • Note:
    Jacob Over, Jr. lived in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    Jacob Over, Jr. eventually settled in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

    His wife was Elizabeth Stauffer, daughter of John Stauffer and Katrina Schenck. Some sources list her birth dates as August others say March.

    1. Stauffer, Amos K. Stauffer. Genealogy, volume 1, p. 34. In the possession of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
    2. Jean Woods correspondence.

    On April 2, 1773, Jacob and Elizabeth Ober of Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. granted land to Henry Ober of Rapho Twp. 150-153 acres of land in Rapho Twp. bounded by Rudy Beam, John Sherer, and Philip Baum for 1800 pounds. Released February 29, 1792. Recored May 15, 1773. Witnesses: John Philip Beck, P. Marseller. Land Deed P, p. 497. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Court House.

    Father: Jacob OVER , Sr. b: 1703 in Uebersheimer, Germany
    Mother: Anna MARIA b: 1707

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth STAUFFER b: 9 Aug 1741 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
      1. Has No Children John OVER
      2. Has No Children Magdalena OVER
      3. Has No Children Michael OVER
      4. Has Children Jacob OVER III b: 15 Aug 1761
      5. Has Children Christian OVER b: 29 Sep 1762
      6. Has Children David S. OVER b: 1774
      7. Has Children Henry Stauffer OVER b: 1781
      8. Has Children Elizabeth OVER b: 1804-1806 in Halifax Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa.
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