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Johann Georg Obermayer (Obermeyer), I

Also Known As: "John Obermyer"
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Nentzlingen, Anspach, Bayern, Germany
Death: August 12, 1743 (63)
Stutensee, Baden-Württemberg, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Place of Burial: Unknown, Specifically: probably Evangelische Kirche Cemetery Blankenloch Baden Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Georg Obermayer and Maria Obermeyer
Husband of Anna Catherina Obermeyer
Father of Hans "John" Philip Obermyer; Mary Catherine Obermyer; Anna Mary Obermayer; Anna Barbara Obermayer; Elizabeth Catherine Obermayer and 1 other

Occupation: Weaver
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About Johann Georg Overmyer

"The family home was located on the east bank of the Rhine river nearthe Swiss border at Blankenloch, Baden, Germany. John George born in Bavaria became a citizen of Blankenloch sometime previous to 1718, he was a weaver by occupation and later a "copyholder" in Buechig, asuburb of Blankenloch". "In Blankenloch, of the magistry of Durlock, lying within the boundsof the highly exalteed Dominjion, the navigravate of Baden, was born and baptized the following day, October 28, 1727, John George,legitimate son of his father John George Obermayer, citizen and weaverand his wife, Anna".

The Obermayers were a deeply religious family and were members of theLutheran Church.

John George Obermayer was baptized on April 06, 1681 the day after his birth in Netzlingen, Anspach, Bavaria, Germany. He was the first sonand first child of George and Maria (?) Obermayer. (Seaside)

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bennett, Maxine Blankenhorn, The Overmeyer Family, Columbus Junction, IA:Clifford H Bennett, 1985. FHL 929.273 Ov3b

Fisher, Charles A, Central Pennsylvania Marriages 1700-1806. Selingrove, PA:author, 1946. Sutro F148.F47 1978

Overmyer, John C, and Barnhardt B, Overmyer History and Genealogy, from 1680to 1905. Fremont, OH: Chas Beelman, 1905. LDS Film#0962629#1

Slentz, Roy Shoemaker, Jacob Hoffman - Patriot of the Revolutionary War, 1986.FHL 929.273 H675s.


1. Mabel Brucker, Monterey, Indiana, Daniel Overmyer History and Genealogy 1832 to 1978 (No Information), XVI, XXV, XXVI. Typed by Jeane amd Missy Stinemetz; not documenterd; photographs but or xerox copies. -Alot of Typographical erros, an inconsistent pattern in presenting data and given names.

"Domain of John George Obermayor - JpohnGeorge Obermayor secured, by assent of the proprietors and servey costs, 303.5 acres of land or wilderness, as it was at that time, in Union county, Pennsylvania. Later the estate was divided into 4 farms and sold. The 50 acres on which the JohnGeorge homestead was located is now owned by Ernest F. Snook. Owners of the land from John George 1774 to 1978: 1) John George Obermayor 1774-1810; 2) Jacob Kline 1810-33; 3) Jacob Greenhoe 1833-9; 4) Philip Seebold 1839-43 5) Christopher Seebold III 1843-4; 6) Joseph Seebold 1844-?; 7) Scott Seebold ?-1949; 8) Clarence Seebold 1949-51; ) Oscar Noll 1951-73; 10) Ernest F. Snook 1973-8.

A weaver from Bavaria, Germany.

Lutheran church records of John George Obermayer, a weaver, were recieved from Blankenloch, Baden, Germany, January 20, 1892. The records state that John George Obermayer was born in 1680 and was married to Anna Nae. Children: John Philip; Mary Catherine, Anna Mary, Anna Barbara, Elizabeth Catherine, and John george were born to them."

2. 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 Repository:.

"Therefore, after gathering data for nearly twenty years,  we find from a reply received from Pastor G. Flecht, of Blankenlock, Baden, Europe, written January 20th, 1892, in answer to a letter written by John C. Obermyer pf New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio, that the Church records of said province, contain these facts, that a citizen named John George Obermayer was born at Nentzlingen, in Anspach,  Bavaria, in 1680, the day and month not being given, and was married to Ann Barbara Bane, date not given, became a citizen of Blankenloch, Baden, some time previous to 1718.  Said records further show the  following facts: That the said John George Obermayer was a weaver by occupation

in Blankenloch, and a copy-holder later in Buechig, a suburb of Blankenloch.

The following is the family record of said John George Obermayer, as shown by the Lutheran Church records of said Parish, the children of John George Obermayer and his wife, Anna.

  • John Philip, a petty farmer and jailer, born Aug. 29th, 1716, married Margaret Graeber, April 6th, 1741, died, Jan. 31st, 1772.
  • Mary Catherine, born February 9th, 1719.
  • Anna Mary, born Jan. 28th, 1721, died Aug. 16th, 1721.
  • Anna Barbara, born July 8th, 1722.
  • Elizabeth Catherine, born Sept. 5th 1725, die Oct. 14th, 1725
  • John George, born Oct. 27th, 1727.

The last named is the principal subject of this history and was baptized the day

following his birth, Oct. 28th, by John Christian Ebersole, pastor of  lankenloch

and Buechig, Baden. The witnesses of the baptism were John George Bane, a citizen and weaver, Henry Bane, a citizen of Buechig, Sussannah, wife of Jacob Storken, a citizen of Hagsfeld. The foregoing data has been copied from the Register of Baptisms, and the Church Records of Blankenloch, Baden. Of the following twenty-three years, no definite records could be procured, but the supposition is that the baptized baby was brought up in the customary mode of his country and his time, by his devoted Christian parents. He was educated to some extent, as the remaining fragments of his diary show, that he was able to read and write and was familiar with Bible history, and church duties, besides the signature of the list of his fellow passengers with whom he came to this country, shows he was one of the number who could write his name in signing the list, while many had to make known their assent by an X or cross.

Pastor Flecht, in his explanatory remarks says, "I find in the death records of this Parish, that John George Obermayer, The Emigrant's father died August 12th, 1743, aged sixty-three years, and there is no record of his mother's death to be found and the supposition was, that after the death of her husband, she with her youngest son, emigrated to America, but no such facts can be found in history or tradition, as her name does not appear on the list of passengers that landed with him, neither do we find any mention of her as being with him, in his adopted country, at any time."

3., One World Tree (sm), Name: Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., n.d.;, Source Medium: "Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA:, Inc."

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Source: One Immigrant's Legacy, The Overmyer Family in America, 1751-2009, by Laurence Overmire (Indelible Mark Publishing, This book updates and corrects many errors in the 1905 Overmyer History and Genealogy and tells the full story of the immigrant Capt. john George Overmire, his ancestors, his children and their descendants.

John George Obermayer, Senior, was born on Jan 20, 1680 at Nentzlingen, Anspach, Bavaria, present-day Germany and died Aug 12, 1743 in Hagsfeld, present-day Germany at the age of 63.

    He married Anna Barbara Bane about 1714.  She was born in 1682, the daughter of John George Bane.
    Sometime prior to 1718, John George Obermayer became a citizen of Blankenloch, Baden, and lived on the east bank of the Rhine River, in present day Germany.  He was a weaver and later a "copyholder" in Beuchig, a suburb of Blankenloch.  The family belonged to the Lutheran Church.
    The children of John George Obermayer and Anna Bane were:
    i     John Philip, b. Aug 29, 1716, m. Maria Margaret Graeber on Apr 6, 1741, d. Jan 31, 1772
    ii    Mary Catherine, b. Feb 9, 1719
    iii   Anna Mary, b. Jan 28, 1721, d. Aug 16, 1721
    iv   Anna Barbara, b. Jul 8, 1722
    v    Elizabeth Catharine, b. Sep 5, 1725, d. Oct 14, 1725
  • vi John George, Jr., b. Oct 27, 1727, m. 1st, Eva Maria Magdalena Rosenbaum
            (Rosenbach) on Jun 3, 1754; 2nd, Anna Barbara Vogt (Foucht) on Jun 2, 1760, d. Sep 22, 1805
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Johann Georg Overmyer's Timeline

April 5, 1680
August 29, 1716
Age 36
Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
February 9, 1719
Age 38
Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
January 28, 1721
Age 40
Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
July 8, 1722
Age 42
Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
August 12, 1723
Age 43
Unknown, Specifically: probably Evangelische Kirche Cemetery Blankenloch Baden Germany
September 5, 1725
Age 45
Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
November 27, 1727
Age 47
Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
August 12, 1743
Age 63
Stutensee, Baden-Württemberg, Bundesrepublik Deutschland