Tag Archives: Brethren

Samuel Ashton Overholtzer 1837-1900

Samuel Ashton Overholtzer 1837-1900

Samuel Overholtzer

This is my great grandfather, Samuel Ashton Overholtzer, the son of Jacob A Overholtzer and Catherine Anglemire, both of German descent.  He was born March 3, 1837 in Lancaster, PA and died on April 14, 1900 in Covina, CA.  The Overholtzers/Oberholters were a multi-generational family that practiced the Church of the Brethren faith that was a derivative of the Mennonites.  Many Overholtzers were deeply involved in the church and in education.  My great grandfather’s family were mostly farmers.