Bernard Oberdorfer

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Bernard Oberdorfer (1826 – 1905) was a native of Wurtemburg, German, and came to Charlottesville and settled in 1857, where he was engaged in business.

He served in the Civil War. Four eight years (1870 to 1878) he was a member town council. He was a successful business man and accumulated considerable wealth in valuable city property, including Oberdorfer's on East Main Street.

He was married twice. His first was Miss Rachael Baum, and their children were: Mrs. Bettie Eiseman; Mrs. Pauline Leterman; Mayer B. Oberdorfer. His second wife was Miss Matilda Baum, of New York, and the children were: Mrs. Lena Foote of New York; H. B. Oberdorfer, Mrs. Ray Wise, of Birmingham, Ala.; Julius Oberdorfer, Dr. Archie L. Oberdorfer, of New York and A. Leo Oberdorfer of Birmingham, Ala. [1]

Burial at Hebrew Cemetery, Charlottesville.

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