Esther

about 1747–23 November 1823 (Age 76)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Esther

Esther was born about 1747. She married Abraham Oberholtzer about 1762, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 November 1823, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Oberholtzer
1747–1824
Esther
1747–1823
Marriage: about 1762
Jacob Overholt
1769–1823
Hannah Overholt
1771–1839
Elizabeth Overholt
1774–1861
Susannah Overholt
1768–1837
John Oberholtzer
1771–1847
Catharine Overholt
1781–1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1762
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

    Jacob Overholt

    Male1769–1823Male

    Hannah Overholt

    Female1771–1839Female

    John Oberholtzer

    Male1771–1847Male

    Female1774–1861Female

    Female1781–1866Female

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 29

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 39

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, borne by a Jewish captive who became the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus. Her Hebrew name was Hadassah ‘myrtle’, and the form Esther is said to be a Persian translation of this, although others derive it from Persian stara ‘star’. It may also be a Hebrew form of the name of the Persian goddess Ishtar. According to the book of the Bible that bears her name, Esther managed, by her perception and persuasion, to save large numbers of the Jews from the evil machinations of the royal counsellor Haman. See also Hester .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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