Thursday, December 08, 2005

Ohlegschlagers In The Portland City Directories

I visited the Genealogical Forum of Oregon in Portland today in search of Winnie’s Ohlegschlager ancestors.

First I searched the Portland City Directories from before the turn of the century.

I found several listings that were a match or possibilities.

(NOTE: Published spelling preserved)
1887 Portland City Directory - page 362
Oelschlager, Jacob, teamster, Wm W Newhouse, bds n w cor Hooker and Meade.
(boarder – northwest corner Hooker and Meade)
Even though the spelling is different I believe this is the immigrant Jacob Ohlegschlager.

1890 Portland City Directory – page 400
Ohleschlager, John, teamster Moore & Star, res. 116 Hood(res = residence)

1893 Portland City Directory – page 692
Ohlegschlager, John, lab, res 186 Jefferson lab = Laborer)

Wetles in the City Directories

note: Jacob and Eliz Ohlegschlager’s daughter Appolonia married Jacob Wetle in 1878. They removed to The Dalles about 1883 so these Wetles are possibly close relatives

1893 Portland City Directory – page 916
Wetle, Jacob, lab, Bissinger & Co, res 1332 Macadam

1897 Portland City Directory – page 637
Wetle, Jacob, res near Carson Heights
Note: other Wetles – James, John G, Mary (widow of Clement), and Matthew are also listed.

These are the listings I was able to find in the directories that were available at GFO.

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