Abraham O Overholt

12 July 1811–24 April 1893 (Age 81)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Abraham O

When Abraham O Overholt was born on 12 July 1811, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Martin Beidler Overholt, was 38 and his mother, Catharine Overholt, was 29. He married Mary Stoner on 25 March 1847. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 24 April 1893, in West Overton, East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Alverton, East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham O Overholt
Mary Stoner
Marriage: 25 March 1847
Susan Overholt
Annie S Overholt
Sara Anna Overholt
Jacob John S Overholt

Spouse and Children

25 March 1847


    Susan Overholt


    Annie S Overholt


    Sara Anna Overholt


    Jacob John S Overholt


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 1

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 25

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: Americanized spelling of Overhoud, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘across the woods’.2 Americanized spelling of German Oberholz, a topographic name from from Middle High German ober ‘above’ (or German ober- ‘upper’) + holz ‘wood’ ( see Oberholtzer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • A Overholt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abraham O Overholt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham Overholt in household of Catharine Overholt, "United States Census, 1860"

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