Hi Joyce, Perhaps Revolutionary War soldiers, either Asa OBER [see below] or Ebenezer OBER, were related to your Eliakim OBER, b. 1780. Happy searching, Jan
 A payroll of Capt. Josiah Boyden's Company of Militia in the service of the United States, on a expediton to Bennington, etc. in 1777.
Asa Ober, Private Entereed Sept. 24, 1777 Discharged Oct. 8, 1777 Days 11 per day 1.8 total 0.18.4 [my note: 18 shillings, 4 pence].
Putney, Vt. 3d Sept. 1778...Josiah Boyden and made solem oath... Jonas Fay, Asst.
Putney, Vt. Sept. 3, 1778.Recd. of Ira Allen, Esqu., Treasurer of The State of Vermont, ..., the contents of this pay roll.Per Josiah Boyden, Capt."
ROLLS OF VERMONT SOLIDERS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1783, prepared and published under the direction of Major General Martha T. Rainville, The Adjutant General, Vermont, Camp Johnson, Colchester, Vermont, 1998, Volume 1, page 39. Transcribed by Jan