Civil War, Dishonesty, and Beer

Sometimes when I’m stuck, I research by skimming through old newspapers online. Using a search field really helps unless you are looking for Peter Beer! I felt drunk after the millionth article was about alcohol instead of a man! This frustration, in part, was the reason for a trip to Kittanning and Leechburg, Pennsylvania in 2004. Towamensing… Continue reading Civil War, Dishonesty, and Beer

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