Adolph Gustave Obenland

Adolph Gustave Obenland

Male 1882 - 1961  (78 years)

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  • Name Adolph Gustave Obenland 
    Born 9 Oct 1882  Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1925  Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    879 Oak St. 
    Died 31 Jul 1961  Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2129  obenlandGenealogy
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Mother Sophie Caroline Gottliebin Obenland,   b. 3 Mar 1863, Ohnholz, Jagstkeis, W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary M Dihle,   b. 28 Apr 1886, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1962, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1908  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Carl Adolph Obenland,   b. 23 May 1909, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1967, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     2. George Russell Obenland,   b. 4 Sep 1916, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1923, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [natural]
     3. Alma Obenland  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Adolph Gustave Obenland Columbus OH 1925
    Adolph Gustave Obenland Columbus OH 1925
    Adolph Gustave Obenland Philadelphia PA 1915
    Adolph Gustave Obenland Philadelphia PA 1915
    Mary Diehle Obenland Bexley, OH 1926
    Mary Diehle Obenland Bexley, OH 1926
    Christine wid Jacob Obenland Columbus OH 1924
    Christine wid Jacob Obenland Columbus OH 1924
    Adolph Gustave Obenland Philadelphia PA 1911(2)
    Adolph Gustave Obenland Philadelphia PA 1911(2)
    Adolph Obenland buys out partner
    Adolph Obenland buys out partner
    Adolph and Mary Dihle Obenland Car Stolen
    Adolph and Mary Dihle Obenland Car Stolen
    Adolph as broker philly inq 2 5 1910 small
    Adolph as broker philly inq 2 5 1910 small
    Adolph Obenland RE Agent Rentals
    Adolph Obenland RE Agent Rentals
    Adolph Obenland lecture
    Adolph Obenland lecture
    Adolph Obenland another lecture
    Adolph Obenland another lecture
    Adolph Obenland in ohio
    Adolph Obenland in ohio
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  • Notes 
    • Adolph was the adopted son of Carl Christian Ferdinand Obenland. On Adolph's internment record at Union Cemetery, Adolph's mother is listed as Sophia Obenland. His father's name is just "Obenland." It's possible that Adolph was the illegitmate son of Sophia Obenland, and his father's name was unknown by the family here in the U.S. Adolph was born on October 9, 1882 in Wurttemburg, Germany. More research is needed. Adolph arrived in New York in October, 1887 on the steamship Rhein. He was 5 years old. He came to the United States with his adopted father. Accompanying Adolph and his father were Adolph's grandparents, Johann Jacob and Christine Rosine Foernsler Obenland. On October 26, 1890, Adolph's father remarried. The bride's name was Christiana Katharine Goeldenboth, another German immigrant. The couple gave Adolph 5 brothers and sisters. Arthur and another infant both died as babies. The other 3 siblings were sisters Katharine, Rose and Caroline. Adolph's grandfather and father both died while the the family was living in Howard County, Maryland. Adolph married Mary M. Dihle in Philadelphia in 1908. (Certificate #231606). Adolph and Mary had three children: George Russell, Alma and Carl Adolph. George died at the age of 7 years old from tetanus. Until recently, it was thought that Alma never married. However, an obituary from 1948 mentions Alma as Alma Baker. This information need further research. Adolph and Mary's son Carl married twice. Carl and Margaret had a daughter, Kathleen and a son, Carl Thomas. Margaret passed away in 1948. A year later, Carl married Helen Neil. The 1910 Census lists Adolph and Mary as living in Philadelphia, PA. Adolph is a real estate salesman. A search of the Philadelphia Inquirer starting in 1909 shows numerous ads placed by Adolph. Sometimes he worked by himself and other times he worked with a partner, as the ads show. An advertisement in 1910 shows Adolph as the agent of George McCraken, builder and owner. In 1911, he was a partner in Mahon & Obenland, LTD., who were "owners and builders." An ad in the May 11, 1913 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer has Adolph as working as Obenland, Desmoine and Laise. The paper has many other articles that mention Adolph's wife and grandmother as participants in the buying and selling of Philadelphia real estate. In 1918, Adolph registered for the WWI draft. His address at the time was 6223 Clearview St. in Germantown, Pennsylvania. His occupation now is a traveling salesman for Carroll Dunham Smith Pharmaceuticals, based in New York City. According to the record, he was of medium height with a stout build. His eyes and hair were both brown. I recently found an FBI file for Adolph, dated in 1918, the same year he registered for the draft. Evidentally the government suspected him of being a German spy during WWI. The pages I've found are included on this memorial. Sometime bewteen 1918 and 1920, the family moved to Franklin County, Ohio. This included Adolph's grandmother, Christina. The 1920 Census lists them as renting a house at 155 W. Lakeview Ave., Columbus. Adolph was still a drug salesman. By 1930, Adolph and Mary owned their own home at 760 S. Remington Rd in Bexley, Ohio. The house was worth $9,000. When Adolph registered for the draft in WWII, he and Mary were then living in Cleveland, Ohio at 1889 E. 75th. Adolph died on July 31, 1961 and was buried on August 5, 1961. Buried Union Cemetery Columbus Franklin County Ohio, USA Plot: Old Cemetery, 1917 Addition, Lot 1048, Space 6