Two Ober/Over Families on the Pennsylvania Frontier

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  • ID: I0146
  • Name: Jacob OVER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Feb 1798 in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. 1
  • Death: 26 Jan 1875 in Penryn Cem., Penn Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. 2
  • Note:
    The will of Jacob Over of Penn Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. who died on Jan. 27, 1875 at 7 o'clock pm was probated on Feb. 15, 1875. He mentioned the following children: David Over; Elizabeth Over, Sarah Over married Edward Kopp; Benjamin Over. He also mentioned the following grandchildren: Mary Ulrick married Elias McGlassley; Lizzie Young. Executors: David Over; Benjamin Over. Witnesses: S. J. Beard; David Over. (Will Book B, Volume 2, p. 339. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).

    The 1870 Census lists Jacob Over, 72, farmer; Susan Over, 71; David Over, 34. (1870 Pennsylvania Census, Lancaster County, Penn Township, p. 130:191/201).

    The 1850 Pennsylvania Census listed Jacob Ober, 52; Susanna Ober, 51; David Ober, 22; Mary Ober, 20; Elizbeth Ober, 17; Sarah Ober, 15; Benjamin Ober, 9; Mary Ulrich, 8 (1850 Pennsylvania Census, Lancaster County, Penn Township, p. 314).




    Father: David S. OVER b: 1774
    Mother: Mary LONGENECKER

    Marriage 1 Susanna SAHM b: 8 Feb 1799
    • Married: 25 Sep 1821 in Trinity Reformed Church, Lancaster, Pa. 3
    Children
    1. Has No Children Catherine OVER b: 30 Sep 1823
    2. Has No Children David S. OVER b: 31 Dec 1825
    3. Has No Children Mary OVER b: 16 Jun 1827
    4. Has No Children Anna OVER b: 4 Jan 1828
    5. Has Children Elizabeth OVER b: 23 Mar 1834
    6. Has No Children Sarah OVER b: ABT 1835
    7. Has Children Benjamin OVER b: 7 Aug 1841

    Sources:
    1. Dutchman, p. 6. Jacob Ober b. Feb. 24, 1798 in "Rafo" Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. son of David Ober and Maria Longenecker.
    2. Death Affidavits Book A, Volume 1, p. 74; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.
    3. Trinity Luthern Church Records Book 4, p. 95. Jacob Ober married Susanna Zahm on Sept. 25, 1821.
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