Henry K. Overholtzer

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Henry K. Overholtzer (Oberholtzer)

Also Known As: "Henry Overholt"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: December 05, 1813 (74)
E Huntington Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA
Place of Burial: Alverton Cemetery, Westmoreland Co, PA
Immediate Family:

Son of Martin E. Oberholtzer, I and Agnes Fretz Nash
Husband of Anna M. Overholtzer
Father of Agnes Overholt; Anna B. Loucks; Barbara Durstine; Elizabeth Stauffer; Abraham Overholt and 5 others
Brother of Barbara Kolb Fretz (Oberholtzer); Maria Oberholtzer; John Oberholtzer; Martin Kolb Overholt and Mavice Overholt
Half brother of Abraham Nash; Elizabeth Fretz Oberholtzer; Deacon Joseph Nash and Benjamin Nash

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Richard Alan Welch
Last Updated:

About Henry K. Overholtzer

  • OVERHOLTZER, HENRY Ancestor #: A085012
  • Service Source: PA ARCH, 5TH SER, VOL 5, PP 374, 379
  • Service Description: 1) CAPT WILLIAM MCHENRY

Henry Overholt, son of Martin and Agnes (Kolb) Oberholtzer; born in Bucks County, PA died in Westmoreland County, PA; married Anna Beidler January 3, 1765. Migrated west in 1800 and established the Overholt Homestead in West Overton, East Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, PA. ........

In 1800, Henry Overholtzer (1739-1813), his family, and many of his friends migrated west from Bucks county, on the eastern edge of the state, and settled in Westmoreland county, near the western edge. Henry's branch of the Oberholtzer family were called Oberhold

They lived (and many of their descendants still do) in Bedminster, Plumsteadville, Deep Run, Blooming Glen, Perkasie, Dublin, and all around our old Hilltown neighborhood. Several had mills and distilleries

Jacob Beidler, who lived with his wife Annie (Lederach) in Hilltown and who died in 1781 named Henry Oberholtzer and Henry Rickert executors of his estate. Rickert Road, about a mile from Linda's family home near Dublin, probably led to Henry Rickert's farm. The Lederachs lived only a few miles west, in Montgomery county.

Henry or Oberholtzer.Moved to Westmoreland Co., PA, where he founded West Overton.He did not want to serve in the Revolutionary War as he was a Mennonite, and was often fined for not attending militia drill.Nevertheless, his descendants are accepted by the DAR. There were 12 children. Served in the Rev. War in Capt. McHenry's Co.of Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA. Was one of the first to join the Bucks County militia upon the outbreak of the revolution?Tombstone Reads: "Hier Ruhen die Gubene von Henrich Oberholtzerward gebohrendedn 5th Feb 1739 Old Stile Er ist gestorben Den 5 ter Maritus 1813 Sein alter war 74 jahr 1 m. und 7 tag".Henry led a group of German Mennonites in covered wagon from Bucks Co., PA to the East Huntingdon Twp., West Overton,Westmoreland Co., PA, where they established a farming community in the year 1800, taking about 30 members of his family. Charles J. Peterson, ancestry.com, Selvage and Peterson Families and More.

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Henry K. Overholtzer's Timeline

February 5, 1739
Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
October 15, 1765
Age 26
Bucks Co, Pa
December 22, 1766
Age 27
Bucks Co, Pa
October 15, 1768
Age 29
Bucks Co, Pa
November 25, 1770
Age 31
Bedminster Township, Bucks Co, PA
November 1772
Age 33
Bucks Co, Pa
April 25, 1775
Age 36
Bucks Co, Pa
June 12, 1777
Age 38
Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
July 10, 1779
Age 40
Bucks Co, Pa