Two Ober/Over Families on the Pennsylvania Frontier

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  • ID: I0009
  • Name: Jacob Hunsberger OVER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 Aug 1786 in West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
  • Death: 19 Jul 1837 in Mt. Ober Cem., West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co. Pa.
  • Note:
    Benjamin Ober of West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. represented that his father, Jacob Ober, died intestate in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pal leaving among others four minor children under the age of 14: Fanny Ober, Anne Ober, Jacob Ober, and John Over having no guardian. Benjamin Ober asks that Jacob Hoffer of Londonderry Twp. be appointed guardian. Dated Nov. 1837. Misc. Book 1836-1838, p. 241. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    On the petition of Sally Ober, over the age of 14, of West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. a daughter of Jacob Ober of Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa. who died intestate, requested Henry Coble of West Donegal Twp. be appointed her guardian. Misc. Book1836-1838, p. 241.

    On the petition of Barbara Ober of West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. respectfully stated that her husband, Jacob Ober, died intestate in Dauphin County in June 1837 leaving eight children: Benjamin Ober; Isabella Ober, widow of Jacob Weaver; Sarah Ober,19 years old; Fanney Ober,12 years old; Anna Over, 9 years old; Jacob Ober, 5 years old; John Ober, 4 years old. That petioner and her husband separated in April 1836. Barbara Ober purchased 15 acres of land about a mile from her father, David Coble and about 3 miles from Bainbridge, Pa. and 2 miles from Elizabethtown, Pa. where she currently resided with three of their minor children; Fanney, Jacob, Anna, and John. On November 1837, their son, Benjamin Ober appeared before the court and asked that Jacob Hoffer of Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa. be appointed guardian of Fanney, Anna, John, and Jacob without the knowlege of their mother and petitioner, Barbara Ober. She asked the court to dismiss Hoffer as guardian and to appoint another guardian, one who resided in Lancaster Co., Pa. On Sept. 19, 1838 the court ordered a citation for Jacob Hoffer to appear before the court to discuss the case. On Oct. 3, 1838, Jacob Hoffer is dismissed as guardian and Adam Campbell was appointed in his place. Misc. Book 1836-1838, p. 462-464. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    Adam Campbell appointed guardian of Fanney Ober, Anna Ober, John Ober, and Jacob Ober all under 14 years recently died. Barbara Ober of West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. wife of the late Jacob Ober of Dauphin Co., Pa. requested that the court appoint John Lynch of Elizabethtown, Pa. guardian of said children. Dated June 17, 1840. Misc. Book 1838-1841, p. 430. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    Fanny Ober, daughter of the late Jacob Ober of Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa. who resided for the last 6 years with her mother in East Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. requested that the court appoint Christian Lentz of Maytown, Pa. her guardian instead of John Gith, her former guardian. Christian Lentz bound $1200. John B. Lentz bound $1200. Dated Aug. 16, 1841. Misc. Book 1841-1844. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    Petition of Benjamin Ober; Isabella Weaver (nee Isabella Ober); Elizabeth Ober; Henry Coble (guardian of Sally Ober); Jacob Hoffer (guardian of Fanny Ober); Ann Ober; Jacob Ober; John Ober (all children of the late Jacob Ober of Londonderry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa.) concerning a public sale of the estate on January 6, 1838 at Henry Fisher's Tavern in Gainsburg. Bond Book B, p. 40. Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.











    Father: Christian OVER b: 29 Sep 1762
    Mother: Elizabeth HUNSBERGER b: 19 Nov 1764

    Marriage 1 Barbara COBLE b: 25 Oct 1791 in Elizabethtown, Pa.
    • Married: 16 Oct 1810 in First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Pa. 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Benjamin OVER b: 17 Jul 1811
    2. Has Children Isabella Coble OVER b: 28 Nov 1813 in Lancaster Co., Pa.
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth OVER b: 25 Apr 1815 in Dauphin Co., Pa.
    4. Has No Children Joshua (Josiah) OVER b: 1817 in Dauphin Co., Pa.
    5. Has No Children Sarah (Sally) OVER b: 17 Aug 1819
    6. Has No Children David OVER b: 1823 in Lancaster Co., Pa.
    7. Has Children Fannie OVER b: 26 Feb 1827
    8. Has No Children Mary OVER b: 1828
    9. Has Children Annie Christina OVER b: 20 Dec 1829 in Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa.
    10. Has No Children Lydia OVER b: 1831
    11. Has No Children Jacob OVER b: 1833
    12. Has Children John OBER b: 1834 in Pennsylvania

    Sources:
    1. Barbara Kobel married on October 16, 1810 to Jacob Over at the First Reformed Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. First Reformed Church in Lancaster Marriage Records 1801-1851, p. 5 in possession of the Lancaster County Historical Society.
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