Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) – Land and Possible Burial in Pennsylvania

Jacob Oberholtzer is the first known immigrant to America in the JL Line of Oberholtzer’s. He came to America as a widower with his two children, Elizabeth (age 6) and Samuel (age 3). They arrived in Philadelphia on the Ship Samuel on 11 August 1732. He was able to pay his own way. This information… Continue reading Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) – Land and Possible Burial in Pennsylvania

Samuel Overholtzer (1729-1783) ~ Land and burial in Virginia

View of the land from behind St. Mary's Pine Lutheran Church looking Northwest.

My first visit to Virginia took me to Shenandoah County near Mount Jackson. I spent the day there with my Dad on 04 August 2014. We were looking for the location of the land and burial of Samuel Overholtzer (1729-1783), my 6th Great Grandfather, among others. Samuel Overholtzer came to America with his father, Jacob, a… Continue reading Samuel Overholtzer (1729-1783) ~ Land and burial in Virginia