First, where are your Overmyers from?Besides Germany, of course.
Here's who I have.Maybe you have info that will help me fill in blanks.I don't have dates yet as I have been working my grandmother's family for awhile and am just starting my grandfather's.
My mother is Julia Overmyer.She was born 1923 in Hartford City, Indiana, to Ella Townsend and Edwin Jerome Overmyer.
Edwin, b 9-30-1890 d 12/1964, is the son of Thomas J. Overmyer, b 2-8-1864, and Sophia Staly.His siblings were:Tom, Ralph, Harry, Chauncey, Rosey, Gertrude, Ervin, George nd Samuel.
Thomas J was the son of Jerome Overmyer and Maria Overmyer.Yes, the two married.I don't know the cousin relationship yet. Thomas J.'s siblings were:
Martin L. b 5-21-1859 d 12-31-1860 Rosa A. b 9-8-1861 Harry J. b 10-8-1862 Orrin M. b 11-18-1895(I think 1865?) Charles G. b 8-16-1867 Mazy May b 10-10-1869 Jerome C. b 7-12-1874 Claude Vincent b 3-17-1876 Ira W. b 9-16-1878 Merle D. b 5-24-1881
Jerome was the son of Daniel Overmyer and Susannah Leipkiechier (sp?).
Daniel was the son of John Phillip Overmyer. Mother is unknown to me at this time.
Now, Mariah's parents were Peter Overmyer and Mary P. Shively.
Peter was the son of John G. Overmyer.
John G. was the son of John G. Jr.
John G. Jr. was the son of John G. Overmyer who came to America from Baden, Germany.
Are you in Chicago by any chance?
My Overmyers were pretty much all glassworkers.
I have a 1952 family reunion picture taken in Marion, Indiana.TONS of Overmyers in that.