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Jacob Obermoyer / Overmyer (Overmyer)

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: February 03, 1863 (65)
Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Place of Burial: Lindsey Cemetery, Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Phillip Overmyer (Obermoyer Overmire) ), Sr. and Rosanna Overmyer (Overmire)
Husband of Catherine Overmyer
Father of Philip Abraham Obermoyer / Overmyer; William Overmyer; George Overmyer; Sarah Ann Waggoner; Lucas Overmyer and 7 others
Brother of Samuel Overmyer; William Overmyer; Daniel Overmyer; Phillip Twin Overmyer; Rosanna Overmyer and 7 others

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

http://www.archive.org/stream/overmyerhistoryg00over#page/166/mode/2up

JACOB (Phillip; J. G.), the son of Phillip and grandson of John George, the emigrant, was born July 4th, 1797, in Union county, Pa. He was therefore, born on our nation's 21st birthday. He resided with his parents attending the country school as it existed in those days, until he had acquired a limited education in the German language. August 5th, 1821, he was united in marriage to Catherine Anderson by Rev. Geo. Heim, of the Lutheran church in Union county, Pa. She was born December 3rd, 1802, in the same vicinity, and for about six years they engaged in farming in Pennsylvania, then went from there to New York state, as stated in the sketch of his father in this volume, and in 1834 they came with his parents and other relatives to Sandusky county, going by canal to Buffalo, thence by boat to Sandusky, thence via Lower Sandusky and the Maumee and Western Reserve Pike to the old Bauman farm, at Hessville, O.. where he and his family resided until they had erected a house on the 160 acres of land in Washington township, north of Lindsey; O., which he had bought from the government at $1.25 per acre, to which he removed his family. After the erection of the house, which was built of logs and afterwards hewn flat on the inner sides, giving the walls a flat surface, it was a two story dwelling in the sense that the children slept in the upper story crowded immediately beneath the clap-board roof, which was by no means snow proof, and very often they would find their covering and clothes covered with snow, when awakening in the morning.

Here he settled down to pioneer life, clearing and fencing his farm. He had worked at the wagon and plow makers trade and was a splendid workman with carpenter tools. When the old Ohio Railroad was started it ran across a part of his farm and he earned considerable money working for the company, his work being to fasten the wooden ties and rails on top of the post or spiles with cedar pins.

He was one of the founders of the Evangelical church at Lindsey and continued as one of its best supporters until he died. He was a Republican in politics and a thrifty and prosperous man in his community, having acquired considerable real estate, which is still nearly all in the hands of his children. His son Amos owns the old homestead and resides thereJacob never enjoyed many educational advantages and what education he had was mostly in the German language, but in mental work he was quite skilled and could calculate anything pertaining to his business without the aid of a pencil. In personal appearance he is described as having been quite a tall man, broad shouldered, rather raw-boned, always had a smooth ruddy complexiond face, was of a quiet and peaceable disposition and seemed to enjoy the best of health, when he was afflicted with a carbuncle on the back of his neck, from the effects of which he died, February 3rd, 1863, aged 65 years, 6 months and 29 days. His widow continued to reside on the old homestead until she died, October 14th, 1874. Their remains are interred in the Lindsey cemetery.

They had:

John, born March 18th, 1822; died August 5th, 1824.

Phillip A., born December 19th, 1823.

William, born August 30th, 1825.

George, born August 29th, 1827.

Sally Ann, born January 19th,

Luke, born December 14th, 1831.

Agnes, born January 17th, 1834.

Susannah, born February 14th, 1836.

Mary, born April 23rd, 1838.

Catharine, born March 17th, 1841.

Amos, born May 23rd ,1843.

Amanda, born September 26th, 1845.

GRANDSON OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR CAPTAIN JOHN GEORGE OVERMIRE

PIONEER OF SANDUSKY CO., OHIO

ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH AT LINDSEY, OH


A BIOGRAPHY OF JACOB OBERMOYER, by Larry Overmire, Sept. 2008:

Jacob Obermoyer (aka Overmire, Overmyer) was born on Independence Day, July 4, 1797, in Union County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Philip and Rosanna (Bischoff) Obermoyer.

On Aug. 5, 1821, Jacob married Catherine Anderson. They had twelve children.

Jacob farmed in Pennsylvania, then in New York and finally moved to Sandusky County, Ohio, in 1834 with his wife, parents and other relatives. They travelled by canal to Buffalo and then by boat to Sandusky.

Barnhart B. and John C. Overmyer described Jacob and told of his death in their "Overmyer History and Genealogy 1680 - 1905":

"In personal appearance he is described as having been quite a tall man, broad shouldered, rather raw-boned, always had a smooth ruddy complexioned face, was of a quiet and peaceable disposition and seemed to enjoy the best of health, when he was afflicted with a carbuncle on the back of his neck, from the effects of which he died, February 3rd, 1863, aged 65 years, 6 month and 29 days."

He was buried in Lindsey Cemetery. His name is spelled "Obermoyer" on his tombstone.

Source: One Immigrant's Legacy, The Overmyer Family in America, 1751-2009, by Laurence Overmire, Indelible Mark Publishing, www.imarkbooks.com

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Jacob Obermoyer / Overmyer's Timeline

1797
July 4, 1797
Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
1822
March 18, 1822
Age 24
Washington Township, Henry County, Ohio, United States
1823
December 19, 1823
Age 26
Union County, Pennsylvania, United States
1825
August 30, 1825
Age 28
Near Cayuga Bridge, , New York
1827
August 29, 1827
Age 30
New York, USA
1829
January 19, 1829
Age 31
Washington Township, Henry County, Ohio, United States
1831
December 14, 1831
Age 34
New York, United States
1834
January 17, 1834
Age 36
Sandusky County, Ohio, United States
1836
February 14, 1836
Age 38
Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, United States