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Laura Ober Stead
1842-1905
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Laura Ober was born 5 July 1842, Macomb, MI. Her parents were Peter and Jane Millar Ober.

Laura married Charles Stead about 1863 and moved to Canada where her first son, Irvin, was born in 1864.  They returned to MI, settling in Gratiot County in 1865.  They had 7 more children.  Only three were alive by 1880. Egbert was born in 1866 and died in infancy,
Irvin Henry (1 Oct 1864, Derrin, Oxford, CN - 23 Mar 1921 Ithaca, Gratiot, MI),  Arthur (3 Mar 1867 Macomb, MI - 26 Dec 1913 Gratiot, MI). Elmer (July 1869 Maple Rapids, MI - 1943Maple Rapids, MI).

Her husband, Charles Stead, died of brain congestion 11 Aug 1870 when they were living in Maple Rapids, Gratiot Co.  The family returned to Sterling, Macomb Co, MI to live near Stead relatives.  Charles was buried in the family cemetery in Utica, MI.

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Charles Stead
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When the Stead boys became of age, they returned to the Maple Rapids area, living out the rest of their lives there. Laura died after breaking her hip from falling through Elmer's second story floor, June 4th, 1905.

 

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    Jane Millar Ober                Peter O. Ober

Peter Osborn Ober ( 12 Feb 1811 NY - 4 Sep 1892, Macomb, MI) and Jane Millar (28 Jul 1818, Monroe, NY - 11 Sep 1861, Macomb, MI)  married 3 June 1838 in Macomb, MI .  Their children were:

  • Laura M. (5 July 1842 Utica, Macomb, MI - 4 June 1905 Perrinton, Gratiot, MI) m: Charles Stead
  • Mary (1846 - ) never married
  • Jefferson M (1850 Utica, Macomb, MI- 24 Apr 1907 Utica, Macomb, MI) m: Matilda Sturges 26 Dec 1870, Macomb, MI  Children: Burton Ober (18 Aug 1873 Sterling, Macomb, MI - 20 July 1896 Sterling, Macomb, MI),  Jennie (24 May 1878 Sterling, Macomb, MI - )

Peter's parents were Eliakim (ca 1780, VT - 19 Oct 1853, Sterling, MI) and Desire Ober (1783, VT - 10 May 1851, Sterling, MI)  Eliakim's family is listed in the 1810 census for Manlius, Onondaga, NY, 1820 census for Junius, Seneca, NY, 1840 Macomb, MI.  Their children were:

  •  Hilan (1807 Waterloo, Seneca, NY - 1876 Macomb, MI) married Sarah Tripp Children diseased before parents
  •  Lucy (1808 NY - ?) married Joseph Hetchler 
  • Peter Osborn (1811 NY - 1892 MI) married Jane Millar
  • Chloe (1815 NY - ?) married 1. Horace W Kitteredge  
    Children: Lucy (1841) Salmon (1842) Perces (1844)
    2. Cordello Curtis  Children: Eva (1853)
  • Linus E (1821 NY - ? ) married Mary
    Children: Hilen (1858) Emma (1862) Lizie (1868)
  • Clarissa (1822 NY - 1891) married 1. Charles T Stevers
    2. Lyman Lee
  • Adaline (? - 1843) married Edmund Stevers  
    Children: Laura Ellen (1841), Horace Wesley (1843)

Peter and Jane (Millar) Ober are buried in the Millar Cady Corners Cemetery in Clinton township, Macomb Co, MI. 

Please email me if you have any additional information on the Ober family.

Joyce Phillips
Madison, WI