Thursday, August 27, 2015

Olga Reichling, 1863-1906


Jackson, April 22, 1884
Dear Lizzie:
Be earnest! And if life brings not to you
the measure you have set your standard to
attain, be not discouraged, but work on and
in the end, be your advancement what it
may, be sure that He, who reads the in-
most motive of the heart will say: “Well done.”
From, very sincerely,
Your friend and fellow teacher,
-          Olga Reichling –

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The time is here, we must part. I hope when you are settled in your new home, surrounded by different scenes and new friends you will not forget to let your thoughts wander back to Amador County and your old friends.

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I wish you a very pleasant journey, many new friends and success in your great undertaking in that of imparting knowledge to the rising generation.


Lizzie noted at a later time about this person: “School teacher lived in Jackson”



Olga Reichling was located in the 1870 census in her father Peter Reichling’s household.[1] The family was still in Amador County in 1880. In 1900, Olga Reichling was listed as “niece” of Anton Obert in San Francisco, California.[2] This 1900 census tells us that Olga was born in Nov 1864, California, and she was age 35. It appears that Olga Reichling married Anton Obert. Olga Obert died 13 Feb 1906 in San Francisco.[3] They have a double headstone in the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California.[4]  


[1] 1870 U.S. census, Amador County, California, population schedule, Township 1, page 323 (stamped),  sheet 11, dwelling 86, family 86, Peter Reichling household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Aug 2015); National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll 69; citing Family History Library (FHL) film no. 545,568.

[2] 1900 US census, Amador County, California, population schedule, San Francisco, Enumeration District (ED) #70, page 36 
(stamped), sheet 13B, dwelling #278, family #295, Auton Obert household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com :
 accessed 27 Aug 2015); National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm #T623, roll #101; citing Family 
History Library (FHL) film no. 1,240,101.

[3] “California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Aug 2015), entry for Olga Obert, 13 Feb 1906, San Francisco County; citing original death records, California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Sacramento.

[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 Aug  2015), entry  for Olga Reichling Obert (18 Nov 1863- 13 Feb 1906), Memorial No. 64871336, Records of the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Colma, California; page created by Larry White, 30 Jan 2011.