My name is Mark Finlay and I am a descendant of one Louise Oberholtzer, daughter of John Henry and Mary (Weeks) Oberholtzer.I have been trying to locate information going further back on my genealogy, and I am stuck - hoping you might be able to help.
Louise Oberholtzer was born in Gilson, Illinois in 1901, the oldest of 9 children of John H. and Mary Oberholtzer.The family emigrated to Canada in 1905.
I know my Great Uncle Jack (John Ernest) Oberholtzer had been in touch with a Reuben S. Oberholtzer from Ontario, Canada inquiring about possible relations.Both are now deceased, but I have attempted to "pick up the torch" so to speak...
I have a few names further back in the family line beyond John Henry Oberholtzer, and I am hoping one or more may be familiar or ring a bell.They are as follows:
John Henry (born 1877 or 1878) had a sister BELLE Oberholtzer, and a brother OLEN Oberholtzer - unsure if siblings were older or younger.
Parents were JAMES ZELOTE (ZELOTES?) Oberholtzer and Loretta (Steele) Oberholtzer.James Z. born around 1857.
Father of James Z. was one JACOB Oberholtzer (middle name unknown) - born around 1835.
I have seen a great number of John, Jacob and James Oberholtzers in my brief searching, but none with the right middle names or approximate dates of birth.
Any light you may be able to shed on these names would be greatly appreciated.If you are unable to help, my apologies for the disturbance.
Thank you for your time,
Mark G. Finlay Fort McMurray, Alberta email@example.com