Friday, June 22, 2018

George Oyler, hop planter

This clipping from the London Morning Post mentions my 4th-great-grandfather George Oyler, who had moved to Ohio from Staplehurst, Kent, England in 1828. The article is from a meeting of hop planters from Kent in 1853.
London Morning Post, 18 May 1853.

The clipping shows that George had built a hop oast (a building designed for drying hops as part of the brewing process) after arriving in America. According to the account of a Mr. Bonnick, George found that hops did not pay as much as wheat, so he switched his crop. This also shows George maintained his connections with business interests in England after moving to America. The census records from 1850-1870 indicate George was well-off. Perhaps George sold his hops to early brewers in Cincinnati.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Milestone Anniversary

Cincinnati Enquirer, 11 May 1908.
This is another news clipping from Cincinnati, Ohio, recalling the 50th marriage anniversary of George Washington Oyler and Caroline "Carrie" Pruden Oyler. The article mentions George came to Cincinnati in 1834. They were married in nearby Dearborn County, Indiana on 10 May 1858, although it looks like they may have received the license on 10 April 1858.
Source: Ancestry. Indiana Marriages 1810-2001.
Several Oyler siblings were married in Dearborn County although they lived in Hamilton County, Ohio, including my 3rd-great-grandfather Samuel Oyler (brother of George W. Oyler).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Rye, England

Source: British Museum. Print by Sir Muirhead Bone of Ypres Tower, Rye.
I have covered this before, last in November 2016. The Oyler family departed England from Rye in 1828 on the Schooner Fame. The drawing above provides another view of this departure point.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Nearly 100

Lincoln Journal Star (NE), 23 Sep 1927
The clipping above on Harriet Wickersham Oyler includes some references to the family of husband Daniel Oyler, a son of George Oyler (my 4th-great-grandfather). At the time, Harriet had 144 living descendants in Nebraska. The article says Daniel came to Cincinnati my steamer and later made his way to Indiana. He likely went to Tippecanoe County, Indiana due to others in the Oyler family who had moved there after immigrating from England. There he met Harriet and they were married in 1847.

Here's another article showing a five generation photo, published in the Lincoln Star on 31 July 1927.
Lincoln Star, 31 Jul 1927.
Harriet passed away on 23 January 1928 in Wilber, Nebraska.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Meeting of the Hamilton County Teachers Association, 1875

The clipping below is taken from the Cincinnati Daily Star on 13 March 1875, mentioning a son of my 4th-great-grandfather George Oyler. George and his family immigrated to the US in 1828 and his son George Washington Oyler founded a school in Hamilton County, Ohio. The clipping provides some insight into George's views on education, showing that he supported music and learning a foreign language. He taught at the school for over 40 years.
Cincinnati Daily Star, 13 Mar 1875.