Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Susannah Oberholtzer

Female 1819 - Bef 1861  (< 41 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Susannah Oberholtzer 
    Born 1819  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Rsrch. Note
    • From : Margaret Bobertz / Wm F. Tooley
      Reply-To :
      Sent : December 20, 2004 1:35:29 PM
      To : ,
      Subject : Bear Family Family Group Sheet for Family F4159


      I just wanted to be able to thank you for the wonderful site and
      information. I also wanted to be able to give you some followup information
      on George & Susannah Bear, at least in part. Your website has provided the
      solution to a huge family mystery, because of some of the kids of George and
      Susan being adopted out of the family, presumably after the death of their
      mother. Their daughter Catherine Bear's 2nd marriage certificate lists her
      father as Georgia Bear, otherwise we wouldn't have had a clue that she
      connected to this family. The site mentioned that Susan died near Fisher's
      Mills. Is there a cemetery record or what is the source of the information?

      In 1850, the Bear family and Susan's parent's have moved to Wisconsin.
      1850 WI Sheboygan
      George Bare32Lower CanadaFisherman
      Susan30Lower Canada
      Elizabeth5Lower Canada
      Ann3Lower Canada
      Martha1Wisconsin
      Henry Oberholzen70?PALock maker
      Elizabeth57PA
      Joseph38CanadaFisherman

      By 1860, Susan has died (your site says in Canada),.
      1860 WI
      George Bear Omro, Winnebago, WI 41 1818 Canada Male
      Elisabeth Bear Omro, Winnebago, WI 14 1845 Canada Female
      Martha Bear Omro, Winnebago, WI 10 1849 Wisconsin Female
      Henry Bear Omro, Winnebago, WI 4 1855 Wisconsin Male
      Henry Oberholtzer Omro, Winnebago, WI 75 1784 Pennsylvania Male
      Elisabeth Oberholtzer Omro, Winnebago, WI 67 1792 Pennsylvania Female

      Two younger children are farmed out to a neighbor.
      1860 WI
      Joseph Starr Omro, Winnebago, WI 37 1822 England Male
      Rebecca Starr Omro, Winnebago, WI 37 1822 England Female
      Joel Bair Omro, Winnebago, WI 8 1851 Wisconsin Male
      Catharine Bair Omro, Winnebago, WI 6 1853 Wisconsin Female
      George Simpson Omro, Winnebago, WI 21 1838 England Male

      By 1870, the two childen are still part of the Starr household.
      1870 WI Omro
      Starr, Joseph48England
      Rebecca48England
      Joel18WI
      Catherine16WI

      By 1880, Catherine (Kate) has been married and is now widowed with a young
      daughter. Her first husband was Alexandar Allen b 1852 d 1877. Her
      daughter Mabel b 1876 d 22 Feb 1964 in Omro WI, never married.
      1880Census Place:Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin
      Source:FHL Film 1255453 National Archives Film T9-1453 Page 171D
      RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      Kate ALLENOtherFWW22WI
      Occ:HousekeeperFa: PAMo: PA
      Mabel ALLENOtherFSW4WI
      Fa: WIMo: WI

      Catherine marries a 2nd time 15 Jan 1882 in Waukau WI, Hiram Tenant, b 2 Apr
      1850 St Lawrence NY d 31 Mar 1927 Antigo WI. They are parents of 6
      children. Their daughter Minnie is my husband's grandmother.

      George Bear moved to MN between 1860 & 1870. And remarried.

      1870 MN LaSeur Ottawa
      Bear, George50 m wCanadafarmer(both parents foreign birth)
      Bear, Mary J44 f wLA
      Gadwa, Moses15 m wMN
      Gadwa, Mary E14 f wMN
      Gadwa, Nessor?9 m wMN
      Gadwa, Exvaion?9 m w MN
      Gadwa, Oleson21 m wIAlawyer

      He is still there in 1880, with a daughter born to his 2nd marriage.

      1880 Census Place:E. D. 120-122, Le Sueur, Minnesota
      Source:FHL Film 1254625 National Archives Film T9-0625 Page 285D
      RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      George BEARSelfMMW59PA
      Occ:FarmerFa: PAMo: PA
      Mary BearWifeFMW56LA
      Occ:Keeping HouseFa: WALESMo: FRANCE
      Cora A. BEARDauFSW9MINN
      Fa: PAMo: LA
      Fazer GADERAStepSonMSW19MINN
      Fa: LAMo: LA

      George's Brother Martin(ID I9901), we've also located in 2 US censuses:

      1870 Eden Fond du Lac Wisconsin
      Martin BAIR W Male W 53 CAN Carpenter
      Mary Bair W Female 46 NY keep house
      John M. BAIR M Male W 14 WI Laborer
      George R. BAIR Son S Male W 12 WI at school
      Ida M. BAIR Dau S Female W 8 WI school
      Clara A. BAIR Dau S Female W 4 WI

      1880 Eden, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
      Martin BAIR Self W Male W 63 CAN Farming Penn Penn
      John M. BAIR Son M Male W 24 WI Carpenter CAN NY
      Catherine B. BAIR DauL M Female W 23 WI CAN NY
      George R. BAIR Son S Male W 22 WI Farm Labored CAN NY
      Ida M. BAIR Dau S Female W 18 WI Keeping House CAN NY
      Clara A. BAIR Dau S Female W 14 WI At School CAN NY

      Census of 1850 for Sheboygan, Wisconsin indicates that she lived there and most likely died in Wisconsin.
    Name Susannah Bear 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number 00003-629.1 
    Died Bef 1861  [3
    Person ID I5971  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 

    Father Henry Oberholtzer,   b. 1784, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Fischer,   b. 1791, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Apr 1811  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Bear,   b. 10 Jun 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Mar 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bear,   b. 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anne Bear,   b. 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Martha Bear,   b. 1848, , , Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joel Bear,   b. 1851, , Sheyborgan, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Catherine Bear,   b. 21 Jul 1852, Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     6. Henry Bear,   b. 1855, , Sheyborgan, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] Census - Wisconsin , Sherboygan- 1850.

    2. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      George Bear, to Susanna Oberholzer, both of Waterloo. 18 Mar. 1845

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 190.

    4. [S23] Basinger, Donna Null - email.

    5. [S826] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Preston - Saint Peter's Lutheran - index.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1819 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth