Biography of Sylvester C. Oberlin
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

Among the leading and influential farmers of Jefferson township, Williams county, who thoroughly understand their chosen calling, and are meeting with good success in their undertakings, is the gentleman whose name introduces this sketch. He owns and operates a fine farm of eighty six acres in Section 26, on which he has made many excellent improvements, adding not a little to its value and attractive appearance.

Mr. Oberlin was born in Jefferson township, July 6, 1866, and is the elder son of Hiram B. and Melissa (Snear) Oberlin, the other being Festus A. The public schools of Williams county afforded our subject his educational privileges, while his training at farm work was obtained upon the old homestead in Jefferson county. He remained with his parents until his marriage. when he located upon his present farm, to the cultivation and improvement of which he has since devoted his energies with most gratifying results.

On June 5, 1890, in Brady township, Williams county, Mr. Oberlin wedded Miss Eva Kunkle, a daughter of George Kunkle, of that township. One child has been born to them: Earl K. Mr. and Mrs. Oberlin are both active and prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, while politically he is identified with the Republican party. He takes a deep and commendable interest in public affairs, and is highly esteemed by all who know him.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
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