Biography of Peter Oberly
Greene, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Peter Oberly, son of Peter and Juliet (Sofer) Oberly, of New Ohatel, Switzerland, was born March 17, 1831. In 1838 he came to Pennsylvania, and in the year 1839, to Canton, Ohio, where he married Catharine Walder, who was born in 1832, daughter of George Walder, of Wurtemburg, Germany. They have 3 children, Peter, born Nov. 17, 1855, married Mary Stein; Louisa B., born March 12, 1857, married John D. Hummer, and lives in Walkerton; and Annie B., born Nov. 5, 1859, married James Skiles. Mr. Oberly came to this county in November, 1854, and settled in South Bend, and lived there till he came to his farm in Green tp. When the war broke out in 1861 he was among the first to go, and remained until it closed in 1865; was in 48th Beg., Co. H; h& took part in a great many battles, among which are Corinth, Black River, Champion Hill, the siege at Yicksburg and Huntsville, Alabama, was with Sherman on his march to the sea; from there he went to Washington, and from there to Louisville, Ky. He is now cultivating his farm of 42 acres in this tp. He received his education in Switzerland, but afterward attended the English schools in Canton, Ohio. P. 0., South Bend.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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