Two Ober/Over Families on the Pennsylvania Frontier

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Two Ober/Over Families on the Pennsylvania Frontier

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  • ID: I0279
  • Name: John OVER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1737
  • Death: 1793 in Over Cem. Peters Twp. Franklin Co. Pa.
  • Note:
    John Over was taxed in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. from 1763 to 1780. From Lancaster Co., Pa. he moved to Franklin Co., Pa., where he purchased 272 acres in Peters Twp. Samuel Smith of Peters Twp., Franklin Co., Pa. deeded 272 acres of land in Peters Twp. to John Owver of Lancaster Co., Pa. on May 30, 1785 for 980 pounds. (Deed Book 1, p. 420. Franklin County, Pennsylvania).

    Deed Book 6, p. 176-177. Dated Feb. 20, 1798. Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

    John Over mentioned Mary Over married Michael Swaggert; Fanny Over married Henry Cryder; Christian Over, Dauphin Co., Pa.; Jacob Over; Henry Over (received estate); Barbara Over married Henry Christman; Elizabeth Over married John Flickinger; Henry Over (died intestate, being unmarried, left no issue). (Deed Book 6, p. 178. Franklin County, Pennsylvania).

    "Franklin Repository Marriages and Obituaries". Kittochtinny Historical Society Archives, Volume 1, Docket A, p. 15.

    Petition of Peter Witter in right of his wife, Catharine Over, states that John Over, late of Peters Twp., Franklin Co., Pa. died intestate was owner of a tract of land in Peters Twp. He left a widow, Cristina Over and eight children: Elizabeth Over married Michael Swigart; Catharine M. Over married Peter Witter (petitioner); Freney Over; Jacob Over (eldest son); Henry Over; Barbara Over; Christian Over. Jacob Over received his father's 370 acre farm in Peters Twp., Franklin Co., Pa. which he was to pay 151 pounds, 2 shillings, and 2 pence to John and Elizabeth Over Flickinger.

    Henry Hanshee was appointed guardian of John Over and his widow, Cristina Over's minor children: Christley Over; Barbara Over. ("Franklin County Marriages and Obituaries". Kittochtinny Historical Society Archives, Volume 1, Docket A, p. 13).

    On May 27, 1793 Judge James Maxwell and Judge George Matthew appointed James Knox of Peters Twp., Franklin Twp., Pa. guardian of the deceased John Over's minor children: Henry Over; Jacob Over, both over 14 years of age. ("Franklin Repository Marriages and Obituaries". Kittochtinny Historical Society Orphan Court Records Book A, p. 45, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Courthouse, p. 8. October 1995 newsletter of the Kittochtinney Historical Society).

    John Over served in the Revolutionary War from 1778-1783. In 1778 John Over appeared on the muster roll of Capt. Joseph Gears, Company of the 9th Battalion of the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia commanded by Col. J. Huber. He was a private in the first class. Also serving were Martin Burcholter, John Flickinger, Peter Bricker, David Bricker, John Flickinger, Henry Borgholter, Peter Shoemaker, George Bargholter, George Kissinger, John Bricker, Daniel Solleberger, Henry Henshy, Christian Flickinger. In 1779 John Over appeared on the muster roll of Capt. Geahr, Company of the 9th Battalion of the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia under the command of Col. John Huber. He was a private in the first class. Also serving were Martin Borkholter, Daniel Soleberger, Christian Flickinger, Henry Henshey, Henry Henshey, Jr., Joseph Flickinger, George Kissinger, John Bricker, Peter Shoemaker, Martin Kissinger. In 1783 John Over appeared on the muster roll of Capt. Joseph Gear, 4th Company of the 6th Battalion of the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia. He was a private in the 2nd class. Also serving were Daniel Solleberger, Christian Flickinger, Fredrick Kissinger, Henry Henshey, John Flickinger, Peter Bricker, John Flickinger, David Bricker, George Kissinger, John Bricker, Henry Borgholter, Peter Shoemaker, George Bargholter. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VII, Volume 5, p. 613-614, 877-878, 899-900.

    Christian Over and Peter Witter, administrators of the account of the late John Over settled the estate at a value of 118 pounds, 6 shillings, and 9 pence. Orphan Court Records Book A, p. 74. Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

    The petition of Peter Witter and his wife, Catharine. John Over of Peters Twp., Franklin Co., Pa. died intestate leaving 270 acres adjoining Mercher Brindle and William Montgomery. He left a widow, Christina and eight children: Elizabeth Over married John Flickinger; Mary Over married Michael Swegart; Catharine Over married Peter Witter; Freney Over; Jacob Over (eldest son); Henry Over; Barbara Over; Christian Over. November 23, 1796. Orphan Court Records Book A, p. 80. Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

    An account of the real estate sale of 270 acres in Peters Twp., Franklin Co., Pa. belonging to the late John Over, adjoining Melcher Brindle and William Montgomery. The following committee in charge of dividing the estate: James Campbell; George Clapsadler; William Campbell; Thomas Campbell; James Campbell; John Clapsaddle; John Bundle; Melcher Brindle; Joseph Dunlap; Archibald Bard; Thomas Wason; James Dunlap. Valued at 2,040 pounds. In exchange for the farm, the eldest son, Jacob Over agreed to pay his mother, Christina Over, 680 pounds annually the rest of her life. As well as paying his siblilings: Henry Over; Elizabeth Over married John Flickinger; Mary Over married Michael Swegart; Catharine Over married Peter Witter 226 pounds now, 151 pounds, 2 shillings, and 2 pence in one year, and 75 pounds, 11 shillings, and 1 pence at the time of their mother's death. Orphan Court Records Book A, p. 84-85. Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

    On May 16, 1785 John and Christiana Ober of Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. granted to Christian Eby of Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. 172 acres of land in Cocalico Twp. bounded by Jacob Sneerer, Renner's land, and Peter Whitmore for 600 pounds. Witness: George Adam Frantz. Recorded May 6, 1790. Deed Book LL, Volume 12, p. 14. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Court House.

    On December 7, 1784 John Over of Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. was appointed guardian of the estate of George Reddick, minor under the age of 14 years, son of Philip Reddick of Cocalico Twp., deceased. His previous guardian was Christian Bullman. Orphan Court Records Misc. Book (1782-1791) , p. 36.

    Jacob and Maria Ober of Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. granted to John Ober of Cocalico Twp. 172 3/4 acres of land in Cocalico Twp. bounded by Peter Wittmer and Jacob Sneerer for 460 pounds. Witnesses: Jacob Eberle and Wendel Horning. Written June 10, 1763. Recorded on July 16, 1764. Deed Book H, p. 246-247. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Court House.

    In the inventory account of Peter Bricker's estate by Christian Eby and Dietrich Caquelin of Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. a debt is due by John Ober of 7 pounds. A copy of the November 5, 1774 inventory of Peter Bricker was found in the Bricker Family File Folder in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Historical Library. Another inventory this one of Christian Bricker revealed that John Ober signed his mark “HO” which was the same way John Ober signed the land deed found in Deed Book H, p. 246-274. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    Letters of Administration for the estate of John Over, deceased, were granted to Christian Over and Peter Weter on March 28, 1793. Will Book A, p. 272. Franklin County, Pennsylvania.





    Father: Jacob OVER , Sr. b: 1703 in Uebersheimer, Germany
    Mother: Anna MARIA b: 1707

    Marriage 1 Cristina BRICKER b: 1741
      Children
      1. Has Children Anna Mary OVER b: 26 Sep 1763
      2. Has Children Elizabeth OVER b: 26 Sep 1763
      3. Has Children Catherine OVER b: 1769 in Lancaster Co., Pa.
      4. Has Children Fanny OVER b: 1771
      5. Has No Children Henry OVER b: ABT 1777
      6. Has Children Jacob OVER b: 1777
      7. Has Children Barbara OVER b: 25 Feb 1780
      8. Has Children Christian OVER b: 25 Mar 1782 in Franklin Co., Pa.

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