Phillip Overmyer (Overmire)

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Phillip Overmyer (Overmire)

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Union City, Union, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 20, 1888 (86)
Lindsey, Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip / John Phillip Phillip Overmyer (Obermoyer Overmire) ), Sr. and Rosanna Overmyer (Overmire)
Husband of Margaret Overmyer
Father of Israel Overmyer; William A. Overmyer; Richard Overmyer; Lucinda Overmyer Overmyer; George Overmyer and 1 other
Brother of Samuel Overmyer; William Overmyer; Jacob Obermoyer / Overmyer; Daniel Overmyer; Rosanna Overmyer and 8 others

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Phillip Overmyer (Overmire)

PHILLIP (Phillip, J. G.), 5th son of Phillip and Rosanna (Bishoff Overmyer), was born near Weirickstown, (now Centerville) in Union (now Snyder) county, Pa, August 31, 1801, learned the blacksmith trade of his brother William, married Margaret Swineford in 1824, worked at the trade several years, and in 1832, he and his brother William came to Sandusky county Ohio to see the country, walking all the way here and return, and finally decided to move here and came with his family in 1835, locating on eighty acres of dense forest being the east half of the southwest forth of section thirty-five north of Lindsey, coming in a covered wagon, which served as a place to live until he had erected a two story hewed log house. Wild game of all kinds was plentiful then, and the Indians frequently came and slept on the floor around the fire-place of the cabin. Their cooking was all done on the coals. Cranes were constructed in the open chimneys to hang the kettles on, and the baking was done in round iron pots, with 'lids of iron, so they could be covered up with live coals, to hurry the baking. He walked back to Pennsylvania several times on visits, easily averaging fifty miles a day. He worked a great deal on the old Ohio railroad that passed over the southwest corner of his land near his house, would go to mill at Lower Sandusky now (Fremont) with ox team, going one day and returning the next, hauled many nice large poplar and walnut saw-logs to Lower Sandusky and sold them for one dollar per log, starting from his home before daylight in the morning and return late at night with his ox team. Many fine logs were rolled on piles and burned so as to make room for raising potatoes, corn, rye and wheat for family use. He had a limited education in German was formerly a whig, later a republican, were both members of the Evangelical church but later he worshipped with the Reformed denomination, was an industrious well to do farmer of a pleasant and genial disposition, retaining his mental and physical faculties to the end of life, his death came May 20, 1888, and is buried beside his wife in the Lindsey cemetery. Children.

George, died in childhood.

Israel, born April 20, 1826.

Levi, died in childhood.

Wm. A., born June 5, 1831.

Richard, born 1833.

Lucinda, born December 25, 1836.




Source: One Immigrant's Legacy, The Overmyer Family in America, 1751-2009, by Laurence Overmire (Indelible Mark Publishing, 2009,* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Nov 18 2018, 4:21:33 UTC

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Phillip Overmyer (Overmire)'s Timeline

August 31, 1801
Union City, Union, Pennsylvania, United States
April 20, 1826
Age 24
Union County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 5, 1831
Age 29
Union County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 30
Union County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 34
Sandusky County, Ohio, United States
May 20, 1888
Age 86
Lindsey, Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Lindsey, Sandusky County, Ohio, United States