Sarah Obermeyer

4 January 1797–1856 (Age 58)
West Beaver Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Obermeyer was born on 4 January 1797, in West Beaver Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John David Obermeyer, was 22 and her mother, Barbara Hochlander, was 30. She married Johann Philip Rudy on 12 August 1814, in Beaver Springs, Spring Township, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1856, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in New Berlin Cemetery, New Berlin, Union, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Johann Philip Rudy
Sarah Obermeyer
Marriage: 12 August 1814
Elizabeth Rudy
John Rudy
Mary ( Polly) Rudy
Harriet E Rudy
Sarah Elizabeth Rudy
Noah Rudy
Jacob Rudy
Harrriet Rudy
Josiah Henry Rudy
Juliann ( Julie Ann) Rudy

Spouse and Children

12 August 1814
Beaver Springs, Spring Township, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 15

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Age 16

Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,947.[1] Its county seat is Lewisburg.[2] The county was created on March 22, 1813, from part of Northumberland County. Its name is an allusion to the federal Union.

Name Meaning

German: distinguishing name for the tenant farmer ( see Meyer ) of the upper farm in a settlement ( see Ober ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Findagrave for Sarah Obermeyer Spangler
  • Philip Rudy's Last Will
  • Last will of J Philip Rudy

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