Benjamin Franklin Overholt

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Benjamin Franklin Overholt

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Medina, OH, USA
Death: May 16, 1904 (52)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonas Overholt and Sarah Ann Overholt
Husband of Mary A. Overholt
Father of Grace Gertrude Watson; Myrtle Eldora Smith; Olive Pearl Perry; Violet Campin and Beulah Fern Marias Pitts
Brother of Nettie McClure; Henry Overholt; Ira M. Overholt; Joseph Owen Overholt and Eli Sigel Overholt

Occupation: Stock Breeder
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About Benjamin Franklin Overholt

A Brief History of Jacob Wismer and a Complete Genealogical Family Register With Biographies of His Descendants from the Earliest Available Records to the Present Time By A J Fretz, Eli Wismer

Page xiii, 7, 8, 13, 22

I. Jacob Wismer, (...) was born in Germany about 1684, and died in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1787 in his one hundred and third year.


The children of Jacob and Nanny Wismer, as near in the order of birth as could be placed were: ---Jacob, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Henry, Mark, Daniel, John, Christian, Nanny, Abraham.

II. Jacob Wismer,* bn. in Bucks Co., Pa., about 1721. Mrd. Margaret ---. The dates of death of himself and wife are not known. He received his portion of his father's estate in 1783. Lived in Plumstead Twp. at what is known as the burnt mill, where he followed the occupation of miller. Children: Abraham, Isaac, Anna, Mary, Elizabeth, Jacob, Mary, Barbara, Hannah, Margaret.

III. Rev. Abraham Wismer, bn. in Bucks Co., Aug. 21, 1746. Mrd. ---. He was familiarly known as Abraham Wismer, the "long-beard." Children: Barbara, Margaret, Elizabeth, Hannah, Magdalena.

IV. Elizabeth Wismer, bn. —; died—. Mrd. Joseph Overholt,—. Children: Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Martin, Joseph, Margaret.

V. Joseph Overholt, bn. —; died —. Mrd. Anna Dinstman, Nov. 8, 1827. Shoemaker and farmer. Dunkards. Children: Jonas, Margaret, Fannie, Benjamin, Henry.

VI. Jonas Overholt, bn. in Medina Co., Ohio, Oct. 2, 1828; died Mar. 9, 1889. Mrd. Sarah Ann Means, in 1850. She died —. Moved to Iowa in 1854. Carpenter and farmer. Christians. Children: Benjamin, Nettie, Henry, Ira, Joseph, Eli.

VII. Benjamin F. Overholt, bn. in Medina Co., O. Dec. 3, 1851. Mrd. Mary A. Morgan, Mar 12, 1877. Stock breeder in Iowa. Children:

VIII. Grace Gertrude Overholt, bn. Apr. 30, 1878.

VIII. Eldora Myrtle Overholt, bn. July 4, 1880.

VIII. Olive Pearl Overholt, bn. June 12, 1887.

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Benjamin Franklin Overholt's Timeline

December 3, 1851
Medina, OH, USA
Age 27
July 4, 1880
Age 28
June 12, 1887
Age 35
Dakota City, Humboldt County, Iowa, United States
Age 38
Iowa, United States
July 3, 1894
Age 42
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, United States
May 16, 1904
Age 52