Isaac Oberholtzer

Male24 May 1838–24 February 1887

Brief Life History 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 Township, 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
Mary Ann Wismer
Marriage: 30 September 1863
David Schlichter Oberholtzer
Lydia Ann Oberholtzer
Joseph Albert Oberholtzer
Mary Ann Oberholtzer
Isaac Henry Oberholtzer

Sources (26)

  • Isaac Oberholzer, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Isaac Oberholzer, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Isaac Oberholtzer, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 September 1863Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    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.


    Age 31


    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

    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.

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