Need help figuring out a Reimer/Oyster puzzle. William Oyster, a former Bakersfield police officer and Kern County (CA) deputy sheriff, was born 5/7/1854 in KY and died 11/22/1930 in Bakersfield. According to William's death certificate from Kern County, California, his parents were William Oyster and Nancy Ellen Reimer. The certificate claims both the parents were born in Germany. However, it appears that William (the son) had also been a police officer in Colfax City, Whitman County, WA during the 1880 census (and prior to arriving in California). The census records indicate William's parents were both born in KY, not Germany. Would love any additional information and/or assistance on this family group!
As additional information, William (the son) married Margaret Ellen "Madge" Burres (3/6/1862-3/16/1943), daughter of Noah and Lucy Burres of Stockton. Madge and William had two daughters, Lucy (Oyster) McGregor and Ellen (Oyster) Hamilton. William (the son) was a prominent Mason, having been in the organization for over 50 years at the time of his death. Madge was a member of Caledonia Chapter 391, Order of Eastern Star, and had been a member for 62 years, holding the longest membership in that order of any member then living in Kern county. She received her 50-year pin in the 1930's.
Would appreciate any and all assistance!
P.S.I have the text of all obituaries for William (the son) and Madge, and William's death certificate.