Martin E. Oberholtzer, I

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Martin E. Oberholtzer, I

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Frankfort-On-Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
Death: November 05, 1744 (35)
Deep Run, Bucks County, PA
Place of Burial: Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Marcus "Mark" Dobler Oberholtzer and Elizabeth H Oberholtzer
Husband of Agnes Fretz Nash
Father of Barbara Kolb Fretz (Oberholtzer); Henry K. Overholtzer; Maria Oberholtzer; John Oberholtzer; Martin Kolb Overholt and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Ely Rosenberger; Maria Oberholtzer; Jacob Ely Oberholtzer; Anna Nanny Oberholtzer; Marcus Oberholtzer, Jr. and 4 others

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About Martin E. Oberholtzer, I

Martin Overholt, born in the Rhenish Palatinate in 1709, was one of the thousands who were compelled by religious persecutions and the virulence of Franco-German warfare to forsake their native land in the

early part of the 18th century. The exact date of his arrival is not known, but it must have occurred soon after his majority in 1730. That he accompanied his fellow refugees to the recognized meeting place, at Germantown, may be safely assumed. But presently he passed on to Bucks County on the Delaware, acquired a farm apparently by lease, in Bedminster Township, married in 1736, died in 1744, in his 36th year, and was buried in the Mennonite Graveyard, leaving a son, Henry, born in 1739.

682. Martin Oberholtzer, born 1709 in Germany; died April 05, 1744. He married 683. Agnes Kolb November 02, 1736.

683. Agnes Kolb, born April 18, 1713; died February 02, 1786. She was the daughter of 1366. Henry Kolb and 1367. Barbara ?Fretz.

Children of Martin Oberholtzer and Agnes Kolb are:

i. Martin Oberholtzer

ii. John Oberholtzer

iii. Maria Oberholtzer

341 iv. Barbara Oberholtzer, born November 20, 1737; died May 08, 1823 in Bedminster, Bucks Co., PA; married Christian Fretz 1757.

v. Henry Oberholtzer, born February 05, 1738/39; died December 05, 1813; married Anna Butler January 03, 1765.

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Martin E. Oberholtzer, I's Timeline

Frankfort-On-Main, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
November 10, 1737
Age 28
Bethel, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
February 5, 1739
Age 30
Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
December 19, 1740
Age 31
Bethel, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
August 8, 1742
Age 33
Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
December 20, 1743
Age 34
Bedminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
April 10, 1744
Age 35
Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
November 5, 1744
Age 35
Deep Run, Bucks County, PA