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Oberholtzer Early Origins



The surname Oberholtzer was first found in Austria, where the name Oberhofen and Udelhofen were synonymous with the Teutonic Order. The Barons Oberhofen became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Oberholtzer Early History


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Oberholtzer Early History



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Oberholtzer Spelling Variations


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Oberholtzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oberhofen, Udelhofen and others.

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Oberholtzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oberholtzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oberholtzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Oberholtzer, aged 28, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hans Georg Oberholtzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Oberholtzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Oberholtzer, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Oberholtzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chas. H. Oberholtzer, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Ellis P. Oberholtzer, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Sarah L. Oberholtzer, aged 69, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Gertrude Oberholtzer, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1916

Oberholtzer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Oberholtzer, who landed in Canada in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberholtzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberholtzer (post 1700)



  • Sara Louisa Oberholtzer (1841-1930), American poet and activist
  • John H. Oberholtzer (1809-1895), American Mennonite leader who helped form the General Conference Mennonite Church
  • Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer (1868-1936), American biographer and historical writer
  • Gerald "Jerry" Francis Oberholtzer (b. 1959), American politician, Mayor of Snellville, Georgia from 2003 to 2011
  • Ernest Carl "Ober" Oberholtzer (1884-1977), American explorer, author and conservationist
  • Edison Ellsworth Oberholtzer (1880-1954), American founder and first president of the University of Houston

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