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George Overmyer (Obermoyer )

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Near Weiricktown (Now Centerville), Union, Pennsylvania
Death: April 25, 1857 (53)
Lindsey, Sandusky, Ohio
Place of Burial: Lindsey Cemetery, Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA, Plot: 67 A3
Immediate Family:

Son of John Phillip Overmyer (Obermoyer Overmire) ), Sr. and Rosanna Overmyer (Overmire)
Husband of Catherine Overmyer and Barbara Overmyer
Father of Philip Henry Overmyer; Franklin Overmyer and Agnes BURKETT
Brother of Samuel Overmyer; William Overmyer; Jacob Obermoyer / Overmyer; Daniel Overmyer; Phillip twin Overmyer and 7 others

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About George Overmyer (Obermoyer )

From Overmyer history and genealogy, from 1680 to 1905 By Barnhart B. Overmyer, John C. Overmyer

GEORGE (Phillip; J. G.), sixth son of Phillip and Rosanna (Bishoff) Overmyer, was born near Weiricktown, now Centerville, Snyder county, Pa. 1804 grew to manhood as other young men of his time and first married Barbara Anderson, a sister of his brother Jacob's wife, who died leaving one child Agnes.

He again married to Catherine Herbest, daughter of Henry Herbest some time during 1832, at that time residing in the state of New York, was a general laborer in his community. In 1834 when his father and brothers decided to come to Ohio he came with them and with his brother Daniel located in section 34 of Washington township, northwest of Lindsey, erecting a cabin in the unbroken forest and proceeded to make it a home. The land was covered with heavy timber and facilities for drainage were poor, so that the most courageous at times nearly faltered, while many of his neighbors became discouraged and returned from whence they came. He with others held out and finally made it a success. While he died young in comparison to many others, yet he lived to see the country around his home begin to blossom as the rose and the granaries nil with bounteous harvests. He was nearly six feet tall, straight and erect, muscular, well proportioned, very active and inured to hard labor. Hungry wolves would often attack young pigs and calves so they had to be secured for the night in stables where they could not enter. His farming operations were for many years carried on with an ox team, but later he procured horses and he and his sons and grandsons were later owners of some of the finest horses of the community. His wife died September 30, 1856, and on April 25, 1857, he also closed his earthly career, both having been members of the Evangelical church, and he in politics an old line Whig. Both buried at Lindsey cemetery.

The daughter born of his first wife, named Agnes, born October 27, 1830.

Phillip H., born December 8, 1833.

Franklin, born September 21, 1835.

Joseph, born August 8, 1839.

Edward, born May 8, 1843.


RECORD:

1. Barnhaet B. and John C. Overmyer, Overmyer History and Genealogy 1680 to 1905 (1905, Fremont, Ohio, Cahs. S. Bellman Printer, reprint 1972 Light & Life Press). Light & Life Press, Winona Lake, Indiana


"GEORGE (Phillip J. G.), sixth son of Phillip and Rosanna (Bishoff) Overmyer, was born near Weiricktown, now Centerville, Snyder county, Pa., ------------ 1804; grew to manhood as other young men of his time and first married Barbara Anderson, a sister of his brother Jacob's wife, who died leaving one child, Agnes. He again married to Catharine Herbest, daughter of Henry Herbest some time during 1832, at that time residing in the state of New York, was a general laborer in his community. In 1834 when his father and brothers decided to come to Ohio he came with them and with his brother Daniel located in section 34 of Washington township, northwest of Lindsey, erecting a cabin in the unbroken forest and proceeded to make it a home. The land was covered with heavy timber and facilities for drainage were poor, so that the most courageous at times nearly faltered, while many of his neighbors became so discouraged and returned from whence they came, he with others held out and finally made it a success. While he died young in comparison to many others, yet he lived to see the country around his home begin to blossom as the rose and the granaries fill with bounteous harvests. He was nearly six feet tall, straight and erect, muscular, well proportioned, very active and inured to hard labor. Hungry wolves would often attack young pigs and calves so they had to be secured for the night in stables where they could not enter. His farming operations were for many years carried on with an ox team, but later he procured horses and he and his sons and grandsons were later owners of some of the finest horses of the community. His wife died September 30, 1856, and on April 25, 1857, he also closed his earthly career, both having been members of the Evangelical church, and he in politics an old line Whig. Both buried at Lindsey cemetery. The daughter born of his first wife named, Agnes, born October 27, 1830.

*   Phillip H., born December 8, 1833.
  • Franklin, born September 21, 1835.
  • Joseph, born August 8, 1839.
  • Edward, born May 8, 1843."

2. Edwin R. Corwin, One Townships Yesteryear's, May 3, 1931.

"George was born in 1804 near Weiricktown, now Centerville, Pennsylvania,a nd married Catharine Herbest in 1832. In 1834, George came with his father and brothers to Ohio. With his brother Daniel, he located nea rLindsey, erecting a cabin in the unbroken forest," He was nearly six feet tall ," says the historian," and straight and erect, muscular, well proportioned, very active and inured to hard labor. Hungry wolves would often attack young pigs and calves so they had to be secured for thenight in stabl es where they could not enter. His farming operations were for many Yea rs carried on with an ox team, but later he procured horses and he and h is sons and grandsons were later owners of some of the finest horses of t he community." His wife died in 1856, and he passed away in '57."
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George Overmyer (Obermoyer )'s Timeline

1804
1804
Near Weiricktown (Now Centerville), Union, Pennsylvania
1830
October 27, 1830
Age 26
Near Seneca Falls, , New York
1833
December 8, 1833
Age 29
1835
September 21, 1835
Age 31
21 Sep 1835/1836 Near Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
1857
April 25, 1857
Age 53
Lindsey, Sandusky, Ohio
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Lindsey Cemetery, Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA, Plot: 67 A3