Notes for Emma OBERHEIDE

Emma Oberheide
Born: 18 MAY 1878 in: Beecher, Will Co., IL 6
Baptized: 27 MAY 1878 in: Eagle Lake St. Johns, Beecher Will Co IL 7
Died: AFT 1891 in:
Buried: in:
Baptism sponsor: Not readable.

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Notes for Ernestine OBERHEIDE

The sister Ernestine married a Christopher Starke and is on the Milwaulkee
census in 1860 and still in Milwaulkee in 1910. She died in 1913.
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Notes for Ferdinand OBERHEIDE Jr

Ferdinand Oberheide Jr.
Born: 25 MAR 1873 in: Beecher, Will Co., IL 6
Baptized: 13 APR 1875 in: Eagle Lake St. Johns, Beecher Will Co IL 7
Baptised Ferdinand Hermann Wilhelm Heinrich Oberheide.
Baptism sponsor: Heinrich Turnau, Wilhelm Katz, W. Meier, W. Oldenberg,
Heinrich ___.
Died: __ ___ 1948 in:
Buried: in: Eagle Lake St. Johns, Beecher Will Co IL
Spouse: Maria Hahn (1875 - 1946)
Married: 28 MAY 1899 in: Eagle Lake St. Johns, Beecher Will Co IL 3

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Notes for Ferdinand OBERHEIDE Sr

1. He was born in Wicksbolsen, Germany.
2. Obit says He came in 1864, Castle Garden shows 1869. Family story is that
he was a stowaway, because he did not wish to fight in the German wars at the
time. One possible explanation is that he stowed away in 1964 and was
therefore not on passenger list, and made a return trip in 1869, legally. The
family story also says he was caught as a stowaway and had to work to pay for
his passage. I am looking for further evidence in this matter.
3. In 1870 He married a widow that had either 4 or 5 children, still working
on that too. Even though they (the oldest 4) are listed as Oberheides in the
1880 census, their surname is really Steege, which they generally used. You
will see reference to this in the obituary also.
4. Though in the census' he is listed as a farmer, the family profession
(skill) he brought with him and passed to his children was "butcher". I
beleive this is exciting as I have found several Oberheides in MO in the
census records listed their profession as butcher.
Source - Bonnie Giese

1932 Obituary:
Ferdinand Oberheide, Sr., died on Sunday evening, May 8, at the home of his
son, Ferdinand, on Chicago road.   He succumbed to an attack of arthritis at
the age of 97 years, 6 months and 13 days.  The funeral was held on Wed-nesday
afternoon, May 11, at Zion Ev. Lutheran church and it was very large-ly
attended.  His Pastor, Rev. Wm. H. L. Schuetz, spoke words of comfort in both
the German and English language.  Interment was had at the Eagle Lake Lutheran
The deceased was born at Wickbolsen, Germany on October 25, 1834, and was
Baptized and confirmed at the same place.  At the age of thirty, in 1864 he
came to America and settled in the neighborhood of Beecher, where he continued
to live until the end of his days.  On December 21, 1870, he en-tered upon the
state of holy matrimony with Mrs. Dorothea Steege, nee Thuer-nau, who preceded
him in death twenty nine years ago almost to the day.    She died on May 9,
1903.  Soon after their marriage the worthy couple took up farming in the
Eagle Lake territory.  They joined the Eagle Lake Lutheran church and for 39
years the deceased worshiped there.  In 1909, he came to Beecher with the
family of his son, Ferdinand. Here he became affiliated with Zion Ev. Lutheran
church and continued to be a member in good standing for 23 year, up to his
Mr. and Mrs. Oberheide were the parents of two sons and three daugh-ters.  The
oldest child, Louise, died in early infancy.   A son, August died at the age
of 13 years.  Three of his step children, Sophie, May and Christine Steege
also have died.   Besides the large circle of friends, the deceased leaves the
following children and step-children to mourn his demise: Ferdinand Oberheide,
Jr., and wife, of  Beecher; Louise and husband, Wm Harste, of Appleton, Minn.;
Emma and husband, Chas. Powell, of Chicago Heights; Christopher Steege and
wife and Henry Steege and wife of McFarland, Kan.   He leaves three
grandchildren, Henry Oberheide, Carl Harste and Wm. Harste, Jr., and two
great-grand-children, Ramona and Eileen Harste.
The deceased was a man of robust health throughout his many years.  On
February 23 last, he slipped on the ice and injured his left arm and since
that time he began to fail.      On Monday, the 2nd of May, he took to his bed
and from then on until his death he suffered more or less intense pains. 
Finally, on Sunday evening, May 8, at 8:30 o’clock, the Lard answered his
frequent prayer and graciously delivered him from all evil.

Bonnie Giese
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Notes for George Wilhelm OBERHEIDE

Georg OBERHEID married Carolina MEIER/MEYER, date unknown, and they had one
daughter, Caroline, born 22 Dec 1876 in the Prov. of Hanover. Another
daughter, Louisa, was born 4 Dec 1879.
This OBERHEID/Oberheide family emigrated 1881, arrived June 11, 1881 in
Baltimore from Bremen on the Ship Hannover. They resided in Chicago, IL and
had 3 more children, George, Justina and William Christian.
Carolina's parents were listed on her death record as father, Christian Maier
and mother, Kalmaier (?)

There is a Georg Wilhelm Oberheid listed in the IGI Record as born 19 Feb 1855
Civil record, Duesseldorf, Rheinland, Preussen. His parents are listed as
Father: Wilhelm Oberheid, Mother: Christina Haack. Source Information is from
LDS - Call No. 0937461. This could be the correct George as his birth date on
the IL Census 1900 is Feb. 1855.

Karen Weiss
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Notes for Heinrich OBERHEIDE

For example there is a Heinr Oberheide also born 1939, but he came on a 1866
ship at the age of 27, along with siblings Hyrum Oberheide, b. 1843, 23 yrs,
Sister Meta Oberheide, b. 1845, 21 yrs. Cristel Oberheide, b.1851, 15 yrs.

My Great Grandfather was Henry Oberheide.
He was born 07/04/1842. He immigrated in 1866 from Odelun, Hannover to St.
Louis. He ran a butcher business in St.Louis. It was located at 4119 Lee
Avenue. His children were Gus, Bertha, Mary, William, Louis, Louise, Minnie,
Emma, Anna, and Arthur. My grandmother was Anna Oberheide-Buechler.
He died 9/12/1905 in St. Louis.

Dan Buechler
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Notes for Heinrich OBERHEIDE

Living with wife Ann, age 18, and Henry Tebert, age 61, in 1860 granville
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