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

Owen Oberholtzer

Male 1834 - 1893  (59 years)


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  • Name Owen Oberholtzer 
    Born 2 May 1834  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1854  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    United Bretheren 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    United Brethren 
    Eby ID Number 00086-5074 
    Died 26 Jul 1893  Mossboro, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 11
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I6854  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Abraham Oberholtzer,   b. 17 Jan 1802, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1855  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Rachel Bauman,   b. 21 Apr 1801, Alleghany Valley, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1851  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F2238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Alvira Cook,   b. 2 Nov 1834, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1907, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1854  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Abraham C. "Abram" Oberholtzer,   b. 12 Mar 1855, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1930, South River, Parry Sound District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Angeline C. "Lina" Oberholtzer,   b. 26 Apr 1856, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1947  (Age 91 years)
     3. Elizabeth"Lillie" Oberholtzer,   b. 25 Feb 1858, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1925  (Age 67 years)
     4. Lillie Oberholtzer,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rachel Oberholtzer,   b. 19 Mar 1865, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Owen Oberholtzer, "was born May 2nd, 1834. On January 24th, 1854, he was married to Alice Cook. They resided in Bloomingdale where he was engaged in business. He died July 26th, 1893, leaving a family of four children" Owen Oberholtzer, "was born May 2nd, 1834. He was married to Alice Cook."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Death of Owen Oberholtzer

      Yesterday we announced the serious illness of Mr. Owen Oberholtzer of Mossboro and today it is our sad duty to record his death. He passed away at 11 o'clock, Wednesday. The immediate cause of his death being heart failure. He was in his 59th year and was a man greatly respected for his upright character and neighbourly qualities.

      Besides carrying on a successful farming business he was at times engaged in several manufacturing concerns and died wealthy, being worth, it is estimated, about $75,000. He leaves a wife and four children, a son , Abram, and three married daughters, Mrs J. H. Sheppard, Mrs. H. Ward and Mrs. J. Bingeman, to mourn his death. The funeral will take place on Saturday next (29th) from his late residence to the Bloomingdale Burying Ground. In him passed away one of the early settlers of Waterloo County.


      The Berlin Daily Record - 27 July 1893

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 147.

    2. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div 2, Page 52.

    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..., 172.

    4. [S56] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Daily Record (Feb 1893-Jun 1895), Obituary of Owen Oberholtzer - 27 July 1893.

    5. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      Owen Oberholtzer 1834-1893/ His wife/ Alice Cook/ 1834-1907/ (Right) - Abram Oberholtzer 1855-1930/

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 71.

    7. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 1 Page 18.

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 7 Page 45.

    9. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Waterloo Township, Sect. 1 Page 16.

    10. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 1 Feb 1854.
      COOK, Alice Alvira married 24 Jan 1854 to Owen OBELHOLGER At Wesleyan Parsonage, Galt, by Rev Francis Berry. Both of Waterloo.

    11. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 18379 (1893), Owen Obertholtzer.
      Owen Obertholzer, d. 26 Jul 1893 Guelph Twp., aged 59y 3m, farmer, b. Canada, cause: heart failure, religion United Brethren in Christ

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1834 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1854 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1854 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretheren - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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