OHMERs in Ohio
If you are of this line you may trace your lineage back to:
Michael Ohmer, born 4 June 1839 in Herxheim, Pfalz; died 25 January 1915 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married abt 1864 in Cincinnati, Ohio Barbara Heitzman, born 20 November 1837 in Herxheim, Pfalz; died 16 December 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio.
Michael was a brewmaster, and he’s named in a record in 1862 in Cincinnati. His descendants are centered in Cincinnati and across the river in Kenton and Campbell counties near Covington, Kentucky. He is a one-half fourth cousin of both Theodor Ohmer and Appolonia Ohmer. His great great grandfather, Johann Jacob was a half brother of Johann Adam by Hans Jacob’s second wife.
Some research has shown that in 1857, The M. Ohmer’s Sons Co. had a a furniture store in Dayton on the corner of Main and Second Streets. They were involved in the construction of the Wood County courthouse, (their bid for $16, 855.15 dated September 16, 1895) whose website states “…Ohmer’s Son’s specialized in elaborate but sturdy wood furniture, and had previously supplied the interior furnishings for a number of government buildings from as far away as Massachusetts and Florida. The furniture itself was made out of “white oak of an unusually good color and figure…”
M. Ohmer’s Sons also constructed the Supreme Court Justice Bench for the Florida State Capitol. As part of the massive $75,000 expansion of the Old Capitol in 1902, new furnishings for all three branches of government were ordered from M. Ohmer’s Sons. The original furniture for the 1902 Capitol was manufactured by M. Ohmer’s Sons Company of Dayton, Ohio. The legislators’ desks were made of oak and cost $25.50 each. At that time, there were 32 members in the Florida Senate and session convened every two years instead of every year.
In 1930, the Ohio Inspectors Bureau made a list of businesses who whose sprinklers were at risk, one of which being Ohmer Fare Register Co., Bolander Ave. & Big 4 RR; Ohmer (John F.) Bldg., Miami Chapel Rd. & Big 4 RR. I am yet to see one of the taxi fare meters they manufactured.