Charles Hiram Ojers

Male 1851 - 1933  (82 years)

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  • Name Charles Hiram Ojers 
    Born 15 May 1851  Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1933 
    • CHARLES H. OJERS has been a resident of Nebraska for nearly half a century and since 1889 he has been numbered among the honored citizens and representative farmers of Lincoln township, Gage county, where he has made the best of improvements on a farm of one hundred and sixty acres that constitutes the northeast quarter of Section 3, this property having been a heritage received by his wife from the estate of her father, who was an influential pioneer of Nebraska.
      Mr. Ojers was born in Steuben county, New York, on the 15th of May, 1851, and is a son of John A. and Phoebe A. (Huntley) Ojers, the former of whom was born in the city of London, England, in 1821, and the latter of whom was born in Steuben county, New York, in April, 1823, a representative of one of the well-known pioneer families of that section of the Empire state. In his native city John A. Ojers gained his youthful education and also served a thorough apprenticeship to the shoemaker’s trade. As a young man he came to the United States and, as a skilled workman, found employment at his trade. After his marriage he continued his residence in the state of New York until 1856, when he removed with his family to Illinois and established his residence in Ogle County, where he continued in the work of his trade for a number of years. In 1874 he and his wife came to Nebraska, where he passed the remainder of his long and useful life, his death having occurred at DeWitt, Saline County, in 1909, at which time he was eighty-eight years of age. His venerable widow, who celebrated in the spring of 1917 the ninety—fourth anniversary of her birth, is one of the revered women of Gage county and is passing the gentle evening of her life in the village of Wymore.

      Charles H. Ojers was five years of-age at the time of the family removal to Illinois, where he was reared to manhood and where his educational advantages were those offered by the common schools. There he gave his attention principally to farm work, being employed by the month, until he had attained to his legal majority, when, in 1872, he came to Nebraska and rented land in Johnson county. Under these conditions he there continued his operations as a farmer until 1887, when he removed to Saline county and settled on a farm of one hundred and sixty acres which his wife inherited and which they still own. In 1889 they came to Gage County and established their home on their present attractive farm, upon which he has made admirable improvements in the way of buildings and other permanent evidences of thrift and good management, and which he has made one of the fine farms of Lincoln township. He has been a vigorous and productive representative of farm industry during the many years of his residence in Nebraska and has achieved success worthy of the name. He is progressive and judicious in his business policies and in addition to his valuable farm holdings he is a substantial stockholder in the Blue Valley Mercantile Company of Beatrice. Though he has had neither time nor inclination for political activity or public office of any kind, he accords loyal support to the cause of the Republican party, and he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
      On the 20th of August, 1871, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Ojers to Miss Fannie R. Rathburn, who was bom in Ogle county, Illinois, and who is a daughter of the late Job B. Rathburn, an honored pioneer who accumulated a very extensive and valuable landed estate in southeastern Nebraska and was one of the prominent and influential citizens of Gage county at the time of his death. Of the four children of Mr. and Mrs. Ojers, Charles, who was born in 1872, died at the age of live years; George L., born in 1874, died in early childhood; Annie R., who was born in 1874, is the wife of Edward Zobel and they reside with her parents on the latter’s homestead farm, of which Mr. Zobel has much of the active management; and Addie R., who was born in 1881, is the wife of Essa A. Lash, a prosperous farmer in Saline county, where he operates a farm owned by his wife’s father. Mr. and Mrs. Lash have
      six children — Lloyd, Myrtle, George, John, Mary, and Gertrude. (History of Gage County Nebraska, 1918)
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    Father John Arent Ojers,   b. 10 Dec 1818, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1909, Dewitt, Saline Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Pheobe A. Huntley,   b. 8 Apr 1824, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1919, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Family ID F14758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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