Dr. C. E. Overberger, an efficient and popular dentist of Barnesboro, was born in Patton, Cambria County, on
Oct. 13, 1888. His parents were John B. and Helena (Huber) Overberger.
John B. Overberger was born in Carl Township, May 17, 1856, and is a son of Michael Overberger, who was born in
the Province of Bavaria, Germany, and came to the United States and settled in Johnstown, Pa. He later moved to
Patton, where he lived until his death at the age of 73 years. He is buried in St. Benedict's Cemetery. He worked
in the mills in Johnstown until he was incapacitated for that kind of work owing to an accident, after which he
took up farming. John B. Overberger was a school teacher for many years, and also followed rafting on the Susquehanna
River. He now lives retired on a farm of 60 acres, where he has lived for the past 69 years. He is a member of
the Catholic Church, and held various township offices and has been active on the school board, and as tax collector,
and at present is assessor. Mrs. Overberger was born in Elder Township, near Hastings, on Aug. 5, 1859. Her parents
were Charles and Katherine (Noel) Hoover, natives of Germany, who lived near the River Rhine. They came to the
United States and settled on a farm near Hastings, Pa., where they spent the remainder of their lives. They are
buried in St. Bernards Cemetery, Hastings. To Mr. and Mrs. John B. Overberger seven children were born, as follows:
Benedict, a graduate of Pittsburgh University, where he was an honor man, was principal of the Carrolltown School,
and for the past 16 years has been practicing dentistry, lives in Patton; Mary, has. taught music for the past
20 years, resides in Patton; Barbara, a graduate of Indiana Normal of Indiana, Pa., a teacher in the Patton schools,
resides at home; C. E., the subject of this sketch; Edwin, principal of the Cresson schools for four years; Kaytherine,
who is housekeeper for the family; and Isidore, a banker, lives in Patton.
C. E. Overberger was reared and educated in the public and high schools of Patton. He taught school for seven years
in Patton and three years in Patton Boro. He then entered the University of Pittsburgh and was graduated with high
honors in the class of 1915, and immediately began the practice of his profession in Barnesboro, and has built
up well deserved patronage.
On June 26, 1919, Doctor Overberger was united in marriage with Miss Beatrice McAnulty, a member of one of the
well known and honored pioneer families of Cambria County. She is a graduate of Westchester College and before
her marriage was a teacher in the Barnesboro schools for three years. To this union two children have been born:
Charles, Jr., born Oct. 12, 1921; and William F., born Nov. 8, 1924.
Doctor Overberger was one of the volunteers for service in the World War. He was commissioned a first lieutenant
and served ten months, being stationed at Camp Sevier and Camp Jackson, in the Dental Corps.
The Overberger family are members of St. Edward's Catholic Church, in which church Doctor Overberger is a member
of the choir. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. of Barnesboro, the American Legion, and in politics is
an independent voter, especially in local politics. Doctor Overberger has always taken an active interest in civic
affairs, and has served as school director in Carroll Township and inspector of elections, and various other local
offices. He is a progressive and enterprising citizen and one of the public spirited young men of Cambria County.
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Cambria County Pennsylvania Biographies
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