Two Ober/Over Families on the Pennsylvania Frontier

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  • ID: I1613
  • Name: John H. OVER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Feb 1852
  • Death: 1919 in Irwin, Westmoreland Co., Pa.
  • Note:
    John H. Over was born in Bedford Co., Pa. At the age of 16, he left Bedford and came to Irwin, Westmoreland Co., Pa. and entered his brotherŐs boot and shoe store. Nine years later, he started a foundry business called Cunningham and Over. Later, he started a milling company called Cort, Over, and Richey. He was a member of the Reformed Church. Greshan, John M. Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1890, Philadelphia and Co. Publ., p. 403.

    The 1870 Census listed William Over, 44, shoemaker; Ann Over, 41; Mary Over, 12; William Over, 11; Ann Over, 10; John Over, 7; Malissa Over, 6; Frank Over, 1; John H. Over, 19, shoemaker (1870 Pennsylvania Census, Westmoreland Co., Irwin Boro, p. 495:147/147).

    The 1880 Census listed John H. Over, 28, runs foundry, born in Pa., father and mother both born in Pa.; Sadie Jane Over, 23, born in Pa., father and mother both born in Pa.; Lucy R. Over, 1 month, born in Pa.; Mary T. Biter, 15, servant, born in Pa., father born in Lorraine, mother born in France (1880 Pennsylvania Census, Westmoreland County, Irwin Township, p. 112B).




    Father: Jacob OVER b: 8 Oct 1795
    Mother: Elizabeth CLAAR b: 1806

    Marriage 1 Sarah Jane EISAMAN b: Mar 1858
    • Married: Sep 1879
    Children
    1. Has No Children Lucy Reamer OVER b: 21 May 1880
    2. Has No Children Hester Minerva OVER b: 16 Oct 1885
    3. Has No Children John James OVER b: Nov 1893
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