Isaac Oberholtzer

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

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 September 1863
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
children

(6)

    Oberholtzer

    Female1864–1864Female

    Male1865–1955Male

    Female1867–1926Female

    Joseph Albert Oberholtzer

    Male1869–1940Male

    Mary Ann Oberholtzer

    Female1871–1942Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

    Catharine Oberholtzer

    Female1831–1831Female

    Julia Ann Oberholtzer

    Female1832–1832Female

    Male1833–1895Male

    Abraham Oberholtzer

    Male1834–1917Male

    Susanna Oberholtzer

    Female1836–1840Female

+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.
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

German: from Middle High German ober ‘above’ (or German ober- ‘upper’) + 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’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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