Joseph Ohler

23 February 1890–9 July 1955 (Age 65)
Springfield Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Ohler was born on 23 February 1890, in Springfield Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Levi Oler, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Stillwagon, was 25. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Rose Burkholder. He lived in Normalville, Springfield Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Springhill, Springhill Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 9 July 1955, in Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ohler
Rose Burkholder
Francis Ohler
Clarence Omer Ohler
Viola Ohler

Spouse and Children



    Francis Ohler


    Clarence Omer Ohler


    Viola Ohler


Parents and Siblings

    Levi Oler


    Mary Elizabeth Stillwagon




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 15

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

German:1. (also Öhler ) occupational name for an extractor or seller of culinary oil (typically from olives) or for a soap maker, from Middle High German öler, an agent derivative of öl, ol ‘oil’ (from Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’). 2. (in some western parts of Germany) occupational name for a potter, Middle High German ollære, from Latin ollarius ‘potter’, from olla ‘pot’. 3. ( Öhler ): patronymic from a short form of a personal name formed with Old Saxon ōd ‘possession’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Ohler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josiah Oler in household of Levie Oler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Ohler, "United States Census, 1940"

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