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ROWLAND C. OVERMIER, Biography / Henry Co, OH

File contributed for use by Ohio Biographies Project
by Janet Wilkinson Schwartz (
January 2003

History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio. Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888.

OVERMIER, ROWLAND C., Washington, Colton p.o., is a farmer. He settled in Henry county with his parents, in 1863. JOEL and JULIA ANN (GEESEMAN) OVERMIER, were his parents. JULIA was born in Perry county, in 1826, and her husband in the same county, in 1822. They were married in Henry county, in 1845. They have six children living: ROWLAND C., WILBERT C., LEROY E., SARAH E., EDVINA S., and EDWIN F. Three of the children died at an early age. JOEL was a son of GEORGE and CATHARINE (HOFFMAN) OVERMIER. CATHARINE was born in Virginia in 1784, and her husband, GEORGE, was born September 24, 1784. They were married in Perry county, O., and died in Sandusky county. GEORGE served in the War of 1812. He was associate judge for seven years; a justice for many years, and an influential citizen. He was a son of PETER and EVE (HENNICK) OVERMIER, and PETER was a son of GEORGE OVERMIER, who emigrated from Baden, Germany, and settled in Pennsylvania, in 1751. He was one of the pioneers of Pennsylvania. ROWLAND C. is of the fifth generation.

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