Adam Oesterling


July 12, 1837 – December 28, 1912 Note: I found the following posted publicly on which is why I’m putting quote marks around it. I think it may have been taken originally from the Oesterling family history book that my Aunt Sara wrote. I’m not sure. You will also see the Oesterling numbers associated…
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Elizabeth Forcht Oesterling


April 18, 1842 – May 6, 1895 For awhile I thought that Elizabeth Forcht might be a brick wall in our tree as the Oesterlings seemed to focus on connecting to their namesakes and not so much on the people that married into the family. I couldn’t find much information on her other than that…
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Leonard Oesterling Farm c.1883


Leonard Oesterling April 18, 1831 – September 22, 1916 How I and my cousins are related to Leonard Oesterling: Leonard Oesterling (1831 – 1916) is my 3rd great grand uncle Johannes/John Oesterling (1796 – 1865) Father of Leonard Adam Oesterling (1837 – 1912) Son of Johannes/John, Brother to Leonard Albert Oesterling (1869 – 1959) Son…
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The John Oesterling Homestead


John Oesterling Homestead :: Image Credit: The house stood on a hillside and the barn was built above it. These buildings were built of logs hewn on the home farm. The outside walls were of conventional log and mud construction with clapboards partially covering the logs. The house, which was built on a hillside,…
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Johannes Oesterling: 1796 – 1865


March 8, 1796 – February 28, 1865 For the Oesterling family of Butler County, Pennsylvania, Johannes “John” Oesterling is considered to be the beginning of Oesterling line, but that line extends back to Hesse-Darmstadt where he was born on March 8, 1796. Johannes emigrated sometime after April 18 in 1831 to the United States with…
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