I am seeking additional information concerning Mary Wagoner (b1809), wife of Adam
Oberlin (b1801). It's widely believed she was the sister of Phillip (c1795),
Christian (c1805), and John J. (b1795). Her father was possibly John Wagoner of
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Another elusive individual is Mary's mother-in-law, also named Mary (Maria),
wife of Frederick Oberlin (1775). Mary was born in Maryland in 1779 and died 15
May 1871, in Steuben County, Indiana. Frederick was born in Lancaster County, moved
to Cumberland County about 1790 where he likely met Mary. They relocated to Stark
County, Ohio in 1810, where he died in 1828. Frederick is often confused with
Frederick Oberly (Oberlin) who lived in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania.
Over the years, I have discovered several ancestors and distant cousins who have
attained a degree of fame or notoriety. Granted, most
are very distant relatives and are probably related to large numbers of the populace.
It is however worth noting these people as members of our family.
Oberlin Coat of Arms (Top Left)
St. Andrew's Cross
Source: Rietstap Armorial General