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 David Johan Ogline

David Johan Ogline

Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Mar 1915 (aged 43)
Boswell, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Stoystown, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 34954502 · View Source
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DAVID J. OGLINE, Age 43, youngest of four (4) children, the son of George Calvin & Mary Ann MELTZER-OGLINE born in Friedens, Lincoln Township, Somerset County, PA. Raised on the OGLINE properties owned by his grandfather Phillip OGLINE.

DAVID older siblings were:

> Henry that never married
> Solomon that md Laura Caroline SAYLOR
> Savilla that md Daniel Edward WITT.

DAVID OGLINE was an unskilled hard working man that stayed away from farming. He'd work on and off as a laborer & coal miner. Marrying the former Miss Catherine KEYSER d/o widow Mary KEYSER living in Jenner township on March 20, 1894,(SCty M-Lic# 2282 as Recorded in BOOK #7 OF MARRIAGES Pg 196 BY THE SOMERSET COUNTY CLERK, SOMERSET COUNTY< PA. The couple over the next seven (7) years would bring into this world & parent FOUR (4) daughters:

+ Mary Ellen b. died @ birth
+ Matilda Mable md James SIPE
+ Laura Elizabeth md Frank GALAGHER
+ Hattie Rose md Harvey SPORY

>1880 Jun 15, Age 8 Census taken
>1894 Mar 20 Marriage David & Kate
>1895-Mar 30 Day Mary Ellen born & dies
>1897 May 29 Dau Matilda's born
>1899 Sep 01 Dau Laura's born
>1901 Apr 10-Jenners Twp, Dau Hattie's born
>1900 Jun 6 Living/w Sis SaVilla & Dan
>1908 Nov 20 Living in Kline's Mill. Jtwp
>1910 Apr 18 Age 40 Widow living alone
>1915 Mar 28 Age 43,Dies a lonely man

After moving to Kline's Mill in Boswell from Lincoln township Catherine became pregnant giving birth to Hattie Ogline on April 10, 1901. Between the period after her mother died on Nov 22, 1908 & the 1910 Census Enumerated April 18, 1910 Catherine KEYSER OGLINE would die from complications of child birth.

A widower, DAVID was unable to adequately support nor take care of his family. Matilda & Hattie were sorrowfully given up to COUNTY FOSTER CARE, Laura would live with her father and consort Alice SHAFFER until she (Laura) married Feb 05 1919 in Johnstown to Street Car Mechanic Frank J. GALLAGHER.

> Dau Mary Elizabeth Ogline had died the same day she was born. No recorsd of her death or clue where she's buried can be found.

> Dau Hattie was taken in by a loving christian couple that Hattie & now her children adore. Their names were Minerva & Jerimiah Berkey. Hattie married Harvey SPORY and had many children with him never wanting to discuss the OGLINE surname considering herself a BERKEY.

> Dau Matilda from all indications was placed with Jacob & Amanda BAKER that treated her badly making her a working unloved servant. When she reached the age of majority and had met and married a good decent man (James SIPE)they had many children together.

> Dau Laura lived with her dad until he died in 1915. She md Francis GALLAGER in 1919 and separated from him in 1923. Francis killed himself in 1948 and is buried in Grabndview Cemetery. The family has no indication what ever happened to Laura after she & Francis parted. Her whereabouts, death and circustance remains a mystery to this day.

David had lived with consort friend Alice SHAFFER working as a Coal Miner in the Boswell mines until his 1915 death. He'd caught a cold continuing to work in the damp coal mine tunnels contracting pneumonia which caused his death.

David's older brother Solomon OGLINE arranged David's funeral. No stone was placed on his grave site. An obituary was published 3/29/1915 in the Johnstown Daily Tribune, and on 3/31/1915 in the Somerset Herald News with burial to follow in Horner Mt Tabor Church Cemetery.

The official State of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Services, Bureau of Vital Statistics Death Certificate #24379 indicated cause of death from PNEUMONIA contributed by DROPSY. David was buried in Horner-Mt Tabor Church Cemetery apparently without a stone marker being placed on his grave.

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  • Created by: G. Charles Ogline Lantay (aka Gregory P. Lantay)
  • Added: 18 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34954502
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Johan Ogline (23 May 1871–28 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34954502, citing Horner-Mount Tabor Church Cemetery, Stoystown, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by G. Charles Ogline Lantay (aka Gregory P. Lantay) (contributor 39265068) .