Monday, June 4, 2012

Jacob Oberdorf 1793/1801-aft 1880

Jacob Oberdorf 
Born: 1801 or 1793?  Records conflict
Died: aft 1880
Lived In Union County PA
Married
Catherine Gable 
daughter of Jacob & Suzanna (Mann) Gable
Birth: Nov. 12, 1803
Death: Sep. 11, 1865

Children:
John Christian Oberdorf 1826-
Henry Gable Oberdorf 1829-
Susanna Oberdorf  1833-
Rebecca Oberdorf 1834-
Sarah Ann Oberdorf  1836-
George F.Oberdorf   1841-
Catherine E. Oberdorf  1840-

Time Line:

1793 or 1801 - Jacob is born
In 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 his birthdate is 1801/1802
In 1880, 1793.  I need to find his tombstone.

1803 - Suzanna is born

1840 Census
Name: Jacob Oberdorf
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10 

Sorted out - 
Males-
 1 under 5  - born after 1835 (   George 1842 )
2 between 10 and 15 - born 1825-1830 (Henry G. b 1829 & _John Christian b. 1826_)
1 bet 30 and 40 - that would be Jacob himself, born 1801 he'd be 39
Females - 
 1 under 5 - born after 1835 (Sarah Ann 1836)
2  between 5&10 - born 1830-1835 (Rebecca 1834, Susanna 1833)
1 between 20 & 30 - born 1810 - 1820 (_____________)
1 between 30 & 40 - wife Catherine would have been abt 38, born in 1802

1850 Census
Name: Jacob Overdorf
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1801
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 1606
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Overdorf 49
Catharine Overdorf 48
Henry Overdorf 20
Susannah Overdorf 17
Rebecca Overdorf 16
Sarahan Overdorf 14
George F Overdorf 8
Catharine E Overdorf 6

1860 census
Name: Jacob Oberderf
Age in 1860: 58
Birth Year: abt 1802
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mifflinburg
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Oberderf 58
Catherine Oberderf 56
George F Oberderf 18
Catherine E Oberderf 16
Anna R Rauch 7  (Grandaughter, daughter of Susanna)
Emma C Rauch (Grandaughter, daughter of Susanna)

I'm not sure why two of Susanna's children are with them in 1860 - in 1870 Emma is back with her parents.

1863 - son George Died
Of Consumption.  He returned from the war in January, and died in September.

1870 census
Name: Jacob Overdorf
Age in 1870: 68
Birth Year: abt 1802
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mifflinburg
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Overdorf 68
Catharine Overdorf 64


1880 Census
Name: Jacob Oberdorf
Age: 87
Birth Year: abt 1793
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Cathrine Oberdorf
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Carpet Weaver
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Oberdorf 87
Cathrine Oberdorf 70


Research Notes:
One researcher believes Jacob is from this line:

Johann Georg Oberdorf 1729 – 1777
married
Catherina Lucretia Ozias 1740 – 1800


Jacob Oberdorf 1769 – 1829
married
Magdalene Dietrich  1784 – 1830

Others show the Jacob Born in 1802 to this Jacob born in 1768, as having died at age 1.



I was able to spend some time with the book by Karl Oberdorf, Oberdorfs in America, yesterday.

Our Jacob is not in there.  :-(  He does list a Jabob born around the right time, but states that he only had one son, a Simon.  So not our Jacob, unless I can prove Henry & John Christian had a brother named Simon.

He does not list all of Andreas' children, which is why I suppose so many people attribute Jacob to Andreas.

I need to spend some time in Northumberland county, does Andreas have a will?  Where was Jacob married?  Where did Andreas go to church-  can I find Jacob's birth record/baptism?

That's next for that line, no new leads this weekend.  I did copy the article on the ships trip here, not because I know it is our line, but because the story was fascinating.  I will see if I can put it online soon.






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