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John B. Overmyer
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1835
New Reading
Perry County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1906
New Reading
Perry County
Ohio, USA

GREAT GRANDSON OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR CAPTAIN JOHN GEORGE OVERMIRE

COUNTY TREASURER

INVENTOR

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A BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN B. OVERMYER, by Larry Overmire, Aug. 2008:

John B. Overmyer was born in New Reading, Perry County, Ohio, on June 16, 1835, the son of Peter and Rosannah (Bueb) Overmyer.

A farmer, he married Amanda Baker, daughter of James and Nancy Baker, on Christmas in 1856. They had a son who died in infancy about 1858 and a son Lewis Albert born in 1859. Amanda died at the age of 26 on Oct. 10, 1862.

On Oct. 21, 1868, John married a second time to Sarah Rebecca Snyder, daughter of Simon and Nancy Ann (Jackson) Snyder. They had 6 children: Mary Genevieve, Eudora R., Clara J., John Jackson, Nancy A. and Robert Edward.

Known for his honesty and quiet demeanor, John was a trustee of his township and in 1873 was elected to the office of County Treasurer. He served for two terms. He was also an inventor. He invented a time lock for the safes in the treasurer's office.

John lived in the family mansion "where the Overmeyer name and ancestry has been known and honored for more than three quarters of a century."

He died in New Reading on Nov. 29, 1906, at the age of 71, and was buried in the New Reading Cemetery.

For sources see: "One Immigrant's Legacy, The Overmyer Family in America, 1751-2009," by Laurence Overmire, [Indelible Mark Publishing, www.imarkbooks.com, 2009] 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Overmyer (1799 - 1887)
  Rosannah H. Bueb Overmyer (1808 - 1897)
 
 Spouses:
  Amanda Baker Overmyer (1835 - 1862)
  Sarah Rebecca Snider Overmyer (1845 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Infant Son Overmyer (____ - 1858)*
  Lewis Albert Overmyer (1859 - 1890)*
  Homer O. Overmyer (1862 - 1862)*
  Mary Genevieve Overmyer (1869 - ____)*
  Eudora R. Overmyer Bennett (1871 - 1964)*
  Clara Gertrude Overmyer Kullman (1872 - 1966)*
  John Jackson Overmyer (1875 - ____)*
  Nancy H. Overmyer Hollingsworth (1876 - 1962)*
  Robert Edward Overmyer (1878 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Eva Overmyer Wiseman Spohn (1826 - 1892)*
  Benjamin Franklin Overmier (1832 - 1834)*
  John B. Overmyer (1835 - 1906)
  Susannah Overmyer (1838 - 1838)*
  David Marion Overmier (1840 - 1841)*
  Mary Ann Overmyer (1842 - 1864)*
  Catharine Overmyer Paden (1846 - ____)*
  Lorretto Overmier (1848 - 1848)*
  Huldah Overmyer Snyder (1859 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Reading Cemetery
Somerset
Perry County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Laurence Overmire
Record added: Aug 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29225737
John B. Overmyer
Added by: Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
 
John B. Overmyer
Added by: Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
 
John B. Overmyer
Added by: Laurence Overmire
 
 
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- Laurence Overmire
 Added: Aug. 23, 2008
 
 
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