About Silas G. Overholtzer
A Brief History of Jacob Wismer and a Complete Genealogical Family Register With Biographies of His Descendants from the Earliest Available Records to the Present Time By A J Fretz, Eli Wismer
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I. Jacob Wismer, (...) was born in Germany about 1684, and died in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1787 in his one hundred and third year.
The children of Jacob and Nanny Wismer, as near in the order of birth as could be placed were: ---Jacob, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Henry, Mark, Daniel, John, Christian, Nanny, Abraham.
II. Joseph Wismer, bn. in Bucks Co., ---; died before his father made his will. His portion of his father's estate, was paid to his two sons in 1791. Mrd. ---. Children: Jacob, Joseph.
III. Joseph Wismer, bn. in Bucks Co., Pa., July 23, 1753; died in Chester Co., Pa., Aug. 30, 1820, aged 67 yrs., 1m., 7d. Married Barbara Wismer, daughter of Henry Wismer of Hilltown, Pa. ---. Farmer in Bedminster Twp. Children: Elizabeth, Barbara, Catharine, Esther, Henry, Henry, Joseph, Jacob, Mary, Anna.
IV. Mary Wismer, bn. in Towamencin Twp., Montg. Co., Pa., Dec. 25, 1801; died Dec. 31, 1889. Mrd. George Knipe. Children: Amos, Mary, Joseph, Anna. --- Mary mrd. second husband Jacob Overholtzer, --- He was bn. 1781; died 1856. Miller. Ger. Ref. Children: Barbara, David, Emma, Henry, Lavina.
V. Henry W. Overholtzer, bn. in Tomensin, Pa., in 1841. Mrd. Catharine Hagey in 1869. 429 Berks St., Philadelphia, Pa. Insurance agent. Presby. Children:
VI. Silas G. Overholtzer, bn. in 1877.