West Overton Circa 1867
Written & Compiled by K. R. Overholt Critchfield
Photographs Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2016, 2017, 2018
~~ Published January 18, 2018 ~~


 


1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas - Maps & Drawings
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania;
John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 

About The 1867 Atlas

Reference data about the 1867 Atlas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylania, does not tell us much more than: a) it contained maps and drawings of townships and boroughs from actual surveys, b) done under the direction of S. N. Beers and D. G. Beers, c) engraved by Worley and Bracher, and d) originally published in Philadelphia by A. Pomeroy. The drawing of West Overton, seen above, was included in the 1867 atlas, and was reprinted in subsequent years. You can obtain your own copy of the West Overton drawing at the web site of John Pritiskutch Productions (www.anthracitemaps.com), in various sizes on paper or heavier stock, like a work of art. The site offers other reproductions of late 19th century and early 20th century maps, and drawings of towns, counties and states throughout the United States. The Pennsylvania offerings have quite a few other pictures that refer to members of our family.

Several years ago, I purchase my own poster-sized copy of the West Overton drawing, and the notation, All Rights Reserved John Pritiskutch Productions was printed on the bottom right corner. More than a year ago, upon contacting John Pritiskutch, I secured his permission to manipulate my copy of the drawing, scan it, and create photographs for this web page -- many thanks, John! I wanted to show how really special this work of art is, by creating closeups to reveal some of the interesting details of the daily lives of our Overholt ancestors, following the Civil War years. However, before you begin looking at my jpg creations, we must discuss the big problem regarding the title of the drawing.

Above all, we should not accept the notion that the title, Property of A. S. R. Overholt & Co., West Overton, is accurate, not when it was dated 1867. In the year the atlas was published, given as 1867, West Overton and Abraham Overholt's Homestead House was NOT the property of Aaron Stauffer R. Overholt, because Abraham Overholt (1784-1870) was alive until January 15, 1870. In 1867, Abraham was tearing down the Broad Ford distillery building erected by son Jacob S. Overholt (1814-1859). He and his partner at A. Overholt and Company, nephew Henry O. Overholt (1830-1880), were replacing the original distillery with a new facility.

The descriptive title for the West Overton drawing should be questioned, as to whether it was added when the atlas was reprinted in later years. Do we know how many times the drawing of West Overton was reprinted? F. A. Davis published the New Illustrated Atlas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1876, with 1971 Supplementary Section, in Rimersburg, PA, by the Pennsylvania Record Press (1971), originally published by Reading Publishing Company (1876).

 
  Sources of Information from the HABS/HAER Survey of West Overton (see page 24)  
  Beers, S. N. and D. G. Atlas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. A. Pomeroy, 1867.  
    Page 23: map of West Overton  
  Davis, F. A. New Illustrated Atlas of Westmoreland County. Pennsylvania, 1876 with 1971  
    Supplementary Section. Rimersburg, PA: Pennsylvania Record Press, 1971; originally published by Reading Publishing Company, 1876.
Page 51: map of West Overton. Buildings identical to 1867 map, names different.
Page 53: full-page, perspective view of West Overton. Detailed and informative.
Copy included on page 42 below.*
Page 80: map of West Overton, with slightly different buildings than page 51, also railway and coke ovens.

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* Karen's Note: Page 42 is a B&W photocopy of the full drawing of West Overton, severely reduced in size, titled Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton. The only expression of West Overton I found in an online copy of this atlas gave the following diagram in the top left corner of a large map of East Huntingdon Township. Of course, I may have been searching the document incorrectly, but if I could not find it, where did this amazing drawing of West Overton (shown above in a vastly reduced size) come from?

 
 


Cover ~ Atlas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania:
from actual surveys and under the direction
of S.N. & D.G. Beers
; A. Pomeroy, Publisher;
Fred Bourquin, Printer; 1867

 


Diagram of West Overton;
Portion of East Huntingdon Township Map;
Atlas of Westmoreland County; 1867

 
Returning to my argument, Aaron S. R. Overholt (1837-1905) did not own the property or the businesses of West Overton in the year 1867, because Abraham Overholt (1784-1870) was still alive, and this fact did not change until January 15, 1870.
 
 

On Saturday morning January 15th, at his residence in East Huntingdon township, Westmoreland county, Pa., ABRAHAM OVERHOLT, in the 86th year of his age. He arose in the morning in usual health and took the lantern and went out, and not returning, the family went to look for him and found him in an out-house and the lamp of life almost extinguished. He was buried on the 18th in the Mennonite burying ground in said township, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The occasion was improved by _____Woodbury of the Baptist church in the English language, and by Bro. Blough in German. Bro. Overholt was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and the church has great reason to mourn for him. His seat was seldom vacant at public worship, and he was one of the most benevolent men the church had. When any benevolent purpose demanded it he was always willing and ready to give of his abundance. C.S.

Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1870
Herald Of Truth - Volume VII, Number 3 - March, 1870, page 46-47


V. Aaron S. R. Overholt, b at West Overton, Pa., Dec 13, 1837; (twin to John) m Sarah Ann Overholt Jan 6, 1869. P O West Overton, Pa. Retired.

He was for many years book-keeper for the firm of A. & H. S. Overholt. After their death he became a partner in building and operating a large Coke plant of the firm of A. S. R. Overholt & Co., afterwards A. C. Overholt & Co. He is at present [c. 1903] a stock holder in the United States Cast Iron & Pipe Foundry Co., one plant being at Scottdale, Pa. He also has interests in Silver mines in Colorado. He is an accurate business man, there are few better. In some business matter, a lawyer was heard to say, "If A. S. R. Overholt has counted it, we need not look it over." He was universally liked by his employees, one of whom remarked that he would rather work for him than any one he had ever known, as he always knows what he wants to do before he gives his orders to his men. He is kind hearted and generous to all.

He [Aaron] with his twin brother John served for three years in the Civil War, enlisted Aug 1862, in Co. A. 15th, P. V. C. mustered out at Nashiville, Tenn., as first Sergeant June 1865. He is the present occupant [c. 1903] of the old Homestead, where his great grandfather Henry Overholt lived. C: Ralph, Clyde.

A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Martin Oberholtzer;
Descendants of Henry Oberholtzer
, by A. J. Fretz (1903); pp. 69-70

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Karen's Note: A. C. Overholt was Abraham Carpenter Overholt (1858-1923), a son of Henry Stauffer Overholt (1810-1870) and Abigail Carpenter (1824-1898). Henry was the first child of Abraham Overholt and Maria Stauffer Overholt (1791-1874). A. C. Overholt went by the name "Abram," which may have been the name used by his grandmother, Maria, to address his grandfather. Abram and his grandfather shared the same birthday, and the cemetery markers for each man give "Abram" as the first name.


 
 
In later years, Aaron S. R. Overholt and his wife, Sarah Ann Carpenter Overholt (1846-1921), did live in the Homestead House, with their two sons, Ralph and Clyde, but Aaron's brother John lived there first.

Aaron S. R. Overholt and John S. R. Overholt were twins, sons of the Rev. John D. Overholt (1795-1878). The Reverend was a son of Jacob Overholt (1768-1847), who was a son of Henrich Oberholtzer (1739-1813). Jacob was one of Abraham's older brothers. John S. R. Overholt and Maria Overholt Frick (1848-1939) were married on April 17, 1872, two years after Abraham died. Maria had been raised in the Homestead House by her grandparents, Abraham and Maria Overholt, and was the first child of their younger daughter, Elizabeth S. Overholt (1819-1905). Maria was the older sister of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919).

The young couple lived with Abraham's widow, Maria, who had inherited the Homestead House. The first child of John and Maria, Grace, may have been born there, but when John and his family moved to Ohio, circa 1874, Aaron and his family moved into the Homestead House. As a daughter of Henry S. Overholt (1810-1870), Sarah Ann was also a granddaughter of Abraham and Maria Overholt. She had grown up in her father's very large home, then raised her two sons in her grandfather's Homestead House.

 

 

~ Presenting the West Overton Landscape ~

 


Legend - #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas
; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Spring House, Mill & Registered Distillery of A. & H. S. Overholt, Abraham Overholt Homestead House
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Coal & Coke Works, Railroad Track & Train, Large Barn & Stable (1)
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas
; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Coal & Coke Works, Railroad Track & Train, Large Barn & Stable (2)
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Carriage House & Warehouse, Railroad Train, Spring House,
Mill & Distillery Building, Homestead House

#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Carriage House & Warehouse, Railroad Train, Spring House, Mill & Distillery Building
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Tenament Building, Mill & Distillery Building, Hog Pens, Homestead House, Summer House
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas
; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Mill & Distillery Building, Hog Pens, Spring House, Homestead House, Summer House
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Carriage House & Warehouse, Railroad Train, Felgars Run, Private & Worker Homes, Large Tenement Building
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 

(8) Residence of B. F. Overholt

The Legend identifies this building as the residence of B. F. Overholt. Doing the math, we find that in 1867, Benjamin Franklin Overholt (1848-1916) celebrated his 19th birthday. In fact, this is the home built for his parents, Henry S. Overholt (1810-1870) and Abigail Carpenter (1824-1898), and their seven children (Sarah Ann, Benjamin, Maria, Abigail, Abraham, Henry, Jennie), built c. 1846, according to the HABS survey. Note the orchard between the house and the railroad tracks. Plainly seen are several people playing croquet, with wickets and mallets -- the gentleman is about to swing. It looks like there is an additional structure mostly hidden by the trees -- see the roof?

Benjamin F. Overholt was the second child and oldest son of Henry S. Overholt, who as mentioned, was the first child and oldest son of Abraham Overholt. Before Abraham died, Henry owned half of the whole village of West Overton. Upon Abraham's death, Henry pretty much inherited everything, except Abraham's Homestead House, which was passed on to his widow, Maria.

Upon Henry's death on June 18, 1870, Benjamin may have inherited his father's house. At that time, Benjamin was 21 years old and only one month away from his 22nd birthday. As for his siblings, Maria was 17, Abigail was 14, Abraham was 12, Henry was 9, and Jennie was 7. Fourteen years would go by, before Benjamin married Florence M. Osterhout (1859-1900), and then the house built for his parents became the residence of Benjamin, his wife, and their four children (William Henry, Helen Abigail, Raymond Dean, Mildred Jasamine).

We should note that Sarah Ann Overholt married Aaron S. R. Overholt on January 6, 1869, and their first child, Ralph, was born on June 23, 1870, five days after her father, Henry, died. Henry's house was big enough to accommodate Sarah Ann and Aaron, and even the addition of their baby, Ralph. Alternatively, the couple may have lived in the small house located on the grounds, until they moved into Abraham Overholt's house, circa 1874.

Abraham "Abram" C. Overholt (1858-1923) was a younger brother of Sarah Ann Overholt and Benjamin F. Overholt. In the future, he would become President of the United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry Company.

 

 

Maybe, the Church

In 1889, the Mt. Pleasant Baptists purchased a lot at West Overton to build a church. Perhaps the church is the house that looks white and has no number on it. It may have been the "Overton School," but this is just an unknown. The house at the horizon is also shown as white, perhaps to indicate that one of the Overholt families lived there.
 


Private Homes, Worker Houses, Large Tenement Building, Mill & Distillery Building
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas
; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Railroad Train, Private Homes, Worker Houses, Large Tenement Building
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 

(9) Store

The Legend identifies this building as "Store." It is the Christian S. Overholt Store and Residence, built before 1854, according to the HABS survey. It is interesting to note that on February 8, 1867, the sixth child of Christian S. Overholt (1824-1911) and wife Katharine/Catherine L. Newmyer (1831-1894) was born.
 
 

IV. Christian S. Overholt, b at West Overton, Westm'd Co, Pa, Oct 18, 1824; m Katharine L. Newmyer June 28, 1853. Res. 4008 Pine St, Phila, Pa. A business man of long and wide experience, his prominent connection with financial and industrial affairs make Christian S. Overholt an admirable and valuable member of the Pennsylvania Board of Commissioners. He is a retired banker, merchant and manufacturer. For many years he was the manager of the firm of Overholt & Co. of Broad Ford, Pa, a well known firm of distillers. Nearly a third of a century ago he retired from the firm and became president of the First National Bank of Mt. Pleasant, Pa. After ably performing the functions of this responsible post for a long time, he retired from active business life, and has been a resident of Philadelphia for some years. C: Alice, Charles, Mary, Elmer, Anna, William.

A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Martin Oberholtzer;
Descendants of Henry Oberholtzer
, by A. J. Fretz (1903); pp. 120-121

 
 

 


Private Homes, Worker Houses, Large Tenement Building
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Worker Houses, Large Tenement Building, Small Tenement Building
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Henry S. Overholt Home, Barn & Stables; Christian S. Overholt Store & Home; Private Homes
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Large Barn & Stable, Carriage House, Warehouse, Railroad Train, Orchard, H. S. Overholt Home
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Inset Above: Overholt Coal & Coke Company Works - Below: Coke Ovens & Rail Cars
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Coke Ovens & Rail Cars, Railroad Tracks & Train
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 


Inset of the Overholt Coal Mine, Coke Ovens & Rail Cars
#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017


 
 

By 1874, Aaron S. R. Overholt -- the next generation -- began to diversify the company's operations, as well as integrate them. Coal had been discovered on the land, and in that year, a line of sixty-four coke ovens was built along Felgars Run. Foreign immigrants soon joined the native Pennsyrvanians in West Overton, creating a larger and more diverse community. The coking operation closed in the early twentieth century, and the distillery was shut down during prohibition.

HABS Survey No. PA-5654; page 1

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Karen's Note: Lest we forget, Abraham Overholt was the first person to discover coal on his property, in the early days of farming.


Abraham Overholt was the first discoverer of coal in that portion of Westmoreland Co., and was the first to use it. Prior to its discovery, coal was brought from the other side of hte mountain to the blacksmith shops, and which [where] it was found, stood on the finest strata of coal. Mr. Overholt used to exhibit his coal mines in an early day as a curiosity to visiting strangers from the east.

The Genealogical Records of the Descendants of Martin Oberholtzer;
A. J. Fretz; Press of The Evergreen News, Milton, NJ (1903)
 
 

 

John Pritiskutch Reproductions


John Pritiskutch Reproductions (http://www.anthracitemaps.com/)

 


#53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton
1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions
Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
(http://www.anthracitemaps.com/wsite.nsf/html/wmmap53)


 

~ References ~

 
1 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas - Maps & Drawings; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
2 HABS Survey on West Overton, page 24; Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record - West Overton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Survey Number: HABS PA-5654; West Overton 43-page report, Call Number: HABS, PA, 65-OVTW,11-
3 Cover ~ Atlas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: from actual surveys and under the direction
of S.N. & D.G. Beers
; A. Pomeroy, Publisher; Fred Bourquin, Printer; 1867
4 Diagram of West Overton; Portion of East Huntingdon Township Map; Atlas of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: from actual surveys and under the direction of S.N. & D.G. Beers; A. Pomeroy, Publisher; Fred Bourquin, Printer; 1867
5 Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1870; Herald Of Truth - Volume VII, Number 3 - March, 1870, page 46-47
6 A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Martin Oberholtzer; Descendants of Henry Oberholtzer, by A. J. Fretz (1903); pp. 69-70
7 Legend - #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
8 Spring House, Mill & Registered Distillery of A. & H. S. Overholt, Abraham Overholt Homestead House; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton;1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
9 Coal & Coke Works, Railroad Track & Train, Large Barn & Stable (1); #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
10 Coal & Coke Works, Railroad Track & Train, Large Barn & Stable (2); #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
11 Carriage House & Warehouse, Railroad Train, Spring House, Mill & Distillery Building, Homestead House; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
12 Carriage House & Warehouse, Railroad Train, Spring House, Mill & Distillery Building; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
13 Tenement Building, Mill & Distillery Building, Hog Pens, Homestead House, Summer House; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
14 Mill & Distillery Building, Hog Pens, Spring House, Homestead House, Summer House; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
15 Carriage House & Warehouse, Railroad Train, Felgars Run, Private & Worker Homes, Large Tenement Building; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
16 Private Homes, Worker Houses, Tenement Building, Mill & Distillery Building; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
17 Railroad Train, Private Homes, Worker Houses, Tenement Building; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
18 A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Martin Oberholtzer; Descendants of Henry Oberholtzer, by A. J. Fretz (1903); pp. 120-121
19 Private Homes, Worker Houses, Large Tenement Building; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
20 Worker Houses, Large Tenement Building, Small Tenement Building; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
21 Henry S. Overholt Home, Barn & Stables; Christian S. Overholt Store & Home; Private Homes; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
22 Large Barn & Stable, Carriage House, Warehouse, Railroad Train, Orchard, H. S. Overholt Home; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
23 Inset Above: Overholt Coal & Coke Company Works - Below: Coke Ovens & Rail Cars; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
24 Coke Ovens & Rail Cars, Railroad Tracks & Train; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
25 Inset of the Overholt Coal Mine, Coke Ovens & Rail Cars; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton;1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
26 HABS Survey of West Overton, No. PA-5654; page 1
27 The Genealogical Records of the Descendants of Martin Oberholtzer, which includes Descendants of Martin Overholt, Son of Martin Oberholtzer (pp. 132-198), and The Genealogical Records of the Descendants of William Nash; A. J. Fretz; reprinted in one book by Westmoreland-Fayette Historical Society, West Overton, Scottdale, PA (1985); original publisher of Oberholtzer genealogical records, Press of The Evergreen News, Milton, NJ (1903); original publisher of Nash genealogical records, Press of Pequannock Valley Argus, Butler, NJ (1903)
28 John Pritiskutch Reproductions (http://www.anthracitemaps.com/)

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http://www.anthracitemaps.com/wsite.nsf/html/wmmap53; #53 Property of A.S.R. Overholt & Co., West Overton; 1867 Westmoreland County Historic Atlas; John Pritiskutch Productions; Photograph Created & Edited by K. R. Overholt Critchfield 2017
 

 

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