Abraham Detweiler Overholt

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Abraham Detweiler Overholt

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 18, 1834 (69)
Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Deep Run East Mennonite Church Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks, Pa
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Oberholtzer and Magdalena Oberholtzer (Detweiler)
Husband of Margaret Overholt
Father of Abraham Wismer Overholt; Henry Overholt; Isaac Overholt and Jacob Overholt
Brother of Maria Meyer; Abraham Oberholtzer; Isaac Detweiler Oberholtzer; Heinrich Henry Overholt; Jacob Oberholtzer and 1 other
Half brother of John Gingrich; Yost Gingrich; Michael Gingrich and Heinrich Henry Clemmer Overholtzer

Occupation: Joiner
Managed by: Steven Ray Henry
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About Abraham Detweiler Overholt

Many German craftsmen and tradesmen did learn to speak, read, and write in English. Abraham Overholt (1765-18 34), a Bucks County joiner, kept his records in a hybrid of Pennsylvania Dutch and Pennsylvania High German learned at a Mennonite parochial school.

[He] made "a walnut table with 1 drawer" in 1791 for one pound, ten shillings, whereas in 1796 he charged three pounds for one "with two drawers and hardware." Between 1790 and 1794, Abraham Overholt supplied seventy-one spinning wheels to his Bucks County customers, usually at a cost of fifteen shillings. A survey of Montgomery County inventories for the year 1810 revealed one spinning wheel for every third person. A major task for Pennsylvania German women until late in the nineteenth century was the countless hours of spinning yarn for household textiles. Dowries frequently included a spinning wheel.

See Alan G. Keyser, Larry M. Neff, and Frederick S. Weiser, eds. and trans.. The Accounts of Two Pennsylvania German Furniture Makers — Abraham Over holt, Bucks County, 1790-1833, and Peter Ranck, Lebanon County, 1794-18 1 7 (Breinigsville, Pa., 1978), pp. viii, xvii.


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Abraham Detweiler Overholt's Timeline

February 27, 1765
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 34
Age 36
February 8, 1804
Age 38
Bucks, Pa
January 25, 1817
Age 51
Bucks, PA, United States
May 18, 1834
Age 69
Pennsylvania, United States
Deep Run East Mennonite Church Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks, Pa