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Daniel Oberholtzer Hunsberger

Birthplace: Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Place of Burial: Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Christian H Hunsberger and ESTER Schlichter Hunsberger (Oberholtzer)
Husband of Nancy Slupe Hunsberger
Father of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Metzler Barkey (Hunsberger); Noah Metzler Hunsberger; Clara Metzler Berkey; Martin Metzler Hunsberger; Elmer Metzler Hunsberger and 1 other
Brother of Samuel Oberholtzer Hunsberger; Isaac Oberholtzer Hunsberger; Peter Oberholtzer Hunsberger; Elizabeth Oberholtzer Hunsberger; Christian Oberholtzer Hunsberger and 6 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Daniel Oberholtzer Hunsberger

Birth: Sep. 24, 1841 Perth Ontario, Canada Death: Nov. 3, 1913 Wakarusa Elkhart County Indiana, USA

The Wakarusa Tribune


Daniel Hunsberger Instantly Killed Tuesday Morning

Working as a Carpenter When Joist Gives Away –Skull Fractured in Twelve Foot Drop.

Daniel Hunsberger, aged about 70, who lived on the Burket farm, near Wakarusa, was instantly killed Tuesday morning in a twelve foot fall on the Jacob Zehner farm, where he was working. The Zahner farm is about two miles from the Burket place.

Hunsberger was standing in the hay mow of the Zahner barn, pushing out upon a perpendicular joist, when the joist gave away and he pitched downward, stalking on the roof of a chicken coop, six feet below, from where he fell six feet more to the ground. His head struck on a sill and the skull was fractured.

Otto Zahner, who had been working nearby on a ladder, and who was the first to reach the prostrate man, discovered that Hunsberger was dead. A physician was called from Wakarusa and he summoned Coroner Mast of Elkhart. The coroner's verdict was that death was due to a fracture of the skull.

The deceased is survived by three sons, two of whom live near Wakarusa, while the third lives in Michigan. Mr. Hunsberger was a widower and had been living with the Burket's for about twelve years.

Family links:

 Christian Hunsberger Hunsberger (1793 - 1877)
 Ester Schlichter Oberholtzer Hunsberger (1802 - 1876)

 Nancy Slupe Metzler Hunsberger (1849 - 1899)*

 Elizabeth W. Hunsberger Barkey (1869 - 1953)*
 Noah Metzler Hunsberger (1871 - 1946)*
 Clara Metzler Hunsberger Berkey (1874 - 1944)*
 Dora A. M. Hunsberger (1880 - 1898)*
 Elmer Hunsberger (1884 - 1947)*
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Burial: Olive Cemetery Wakarusa Elkhart County Indiana, USA

Created by: Karen Hunsberger Crist Record added: Nov 08, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 44080782

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Daniel Oberholtzer Hunsberger's Timeline

September 24, 1841
Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
September 1868
Age 26
October 18, 1869
Age 28
Olive, Elkhart, Indiana, USA
January 1, 1871
Age 29
Olive Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States
November 8, 1874
Age 33
Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
July 18, 1879
Age 37
Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
December 16, 1880
Age 39
Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
June 17, 1884
Age 42
Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, United States
November 3, 1913
Age 72
Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Age 71
Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, United States