Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Henry Gable Oberdorf 1829-1913

Henry Gable Oberdorf
Birth Nov 3 1829 
Death Dec 3 1913 
Sarah A. Rudy
Birth Mar. 27, 1833
Death Mar. 16, 1904


George Oberdorf
Charles E. Oberdorf 1857 – 1894
Emma S. Oberdorf 1860 –
Carrie May Oberdorf 1862 –
Sarah Ann Oberdorf 1864 –
Elmer Curtain Oberdorf 1866 – 1912
Catherine Jane Oberdorf 1867 –
Blanch I. Oberdorf 1873 –

Obit For Henry Gable Oberdorf
Note that John is listed as his brother, with a note that they served in the civil war together.

Mr. Henry G. Oberdorf died at his home in this place on wednesday Dec 3, at the great age of 84 years and 1 month.

"Mr. Oberdorf was born in this place - a son ofthe late Jacob and catherine gable Oberdor.  he was married to Sarah A. Rady, by whom he had nine children of whom the following survive him: Catherine Jane, wide of Lees Amelung of Pittsburg: Emma S. wife of Geo. W. Notmur of Philagelphia: Misses Mae C., Blanche I and Sara A wife of Rev. J. W. Yeisley all of Mifflinburg.  his wife died about ten years ago.

Mr Oberdorf was a carpenter by trade, which he followed for many years.  Also dealt in buggies and other vehicles, with more or less success, until unable to travel by reason of lengthened years.

During the Civil war, Mr. Oberdorf served faithfully in Co. G. 210th Regt. Pa. Vol. from Aug 27, 1864 until May 30, 1865 when he was honorably discharged by reason of the expiration of the war.  He took part in five severe batttles.  For over thirty years he was a loyal member of Foster Post No. 247 G.A.R. of this place, always present at hte meetings of the post when able, and likewise yearly an interested participant in the observance of Memorial Day in the town and country.  He filled various offices in the Post with the utmost fidelity and his comrades will surely miss him in the great degree.  His brothers John & George, long since deceased, were also in the Union Army.

The funeral service was helf at the late home on Saturday last, conducted by his pastor, Rev. S. Fox of the M.E. Church, who spoke very appropriately of his soldier life in behalf of his country as being very praiseworthy: also paid tribute to his church membershop as being a good citizen.

The casket was adorned with a choice collection of very beautiful flowers - emblems of love and affection for Father.

The pall bearers were Messrs P. B. Miller, Emanual Crouse, Wm. H. Hurch, Jno. t. Hassenplug, S.W. Johnton and Chas. S. Edleman.  Interment in Woodlawn cemetery. Funeral director I. W. Strunk.

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