I am not a family member but have obtained the manuscript weaving draft book of Abraham S. Oberholtzer (1779-1868).In it there is the most intriguing note by E. S Loomis that states that he gives this book to Mrs. Clarabyrde (Loomis) Kitchin "as she is anxious to have it and she is interested in its patterns. December, 27, 1938." I obtained this draft book from a dealer who purchased it at the estate sale of Mrs. Kitchin in the late 1990s or early 2000s.
The note by E.S. Loomis futher states " Also, I have said Abrahm Oberholtzer's Account Book, showing for whom he did weaing; also his German Bible dated 1787 edition."
I have had the manuscript weaving book conserved and would dearly love to locate the account book to complete the picture of Abraham Oberholtzer as a weaver. Very, very few account books exist to compliment the draft books of the 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania German weavers. The account book did not go to The Western Reserve Historical Society with the papers of E.S. Loomis or, if it did, they do not know of it. The account book will be in Pennsylvania German script.