Isaac Oberholtzer

24 May 1838–24 February 1887 (Age 48)
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Isaac

When Isaac Oberholtzer was born on 24 May 1838, in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Jacob Moyer Oberholtzer, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Erb, was 25. He married Mary Ann Wismer on 30 September 1863, in Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Howick, Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 24 February 1887, in Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 48, and was buried in Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Oberholtzer
1838–1887
Mary Ann Wismer
1844–1926
Marriage: 30 September 1863
Oberholtzer
1864–1864
David Schlichter Oberholtzer
1865–1955
Lydia Ann Oberholtzer
1867–1926
Joseph Albert Oberholtzer
1869–1940
Mary Ann Oberholtzer
1871–1942
Isaac Henry Oberholtzer
1875–1947

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World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded
Age 29
On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869
Age 31
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1883 · Mining Boom
Age 45
In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

(1997: 751;2007: 1370; 2010: 2289)Swiss German and German: from Middle High German ober ‘above’ + holz ‘wood’ + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant, a topographic name for someone who lived above a wood or on the far side of it, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived in a place known as Oberholtz (‘upper wood’). This surname is almost extinct in Germany; in Switzerland it is common in the spelling Oberholzer . Compare Overholser , Overholt and Overholtzer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Oberholzer
Overholser
Overholtzer
Overholt

Sources (25)

  • Isaac Obelholtzer in entry for Joseph Obelholtzer, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Isaac Oberholzer, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Isaac Oberholzer, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

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