Barbara Oberholtzer

1787–Female
Manor Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Barbara

Barbara Oberholtzer was born in 1787, in Manor Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Peter Witmer Musselman about 1808, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Peter Witmer Musselman
1788–1828
Barbara Oberholtzer
1787–
Marriage: about 1808

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1808
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

World Events (3)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 0

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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 (0)

    Sources

    There are no historical documents attached to Barbara.

    Find more of your family story

    As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a free account
    Share this with your family and friends.