The Oberle Family


Some families related to the Andres and the Vorsts

There are several families in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, which are related to the Vorst and André families through marriages. One family, the Oberle family, is related to both the Vorst and the André families. Damian André married Julia Hauck whose sister Rosina married Louis Naumann.

Some Vorst relations from Germany came to settle in Missouri – the Langhardts and Joseph Paul Vorst, the artist. The Zieglers and the Moores are included in the Vorst Family book.

Through Anna Marie Scherer, who married Joseph Johannes Vorst, the family is related to the many Scherers and also the Fitzkams in Sainte Genevieve.

Here is a list of the families in this edition:

The color-coding throughout these reports begins with the generation of my grandparents, Louise André and Léon Vorst, being pink and working back through brown, green and blue. Hopefully this will make it easier to follow the generations.


William, the eldest son of Joseph and Bernardine Oberle, married Mary André. A younger son, Fred, married Viola Vorst. Many of the Oberles were butchers, famous for their Oberle Dog sausage. These great photos of the Oberle men are from an old Drummer’s Association publication.

Color Key: Generation 1 | Generation 2 | Generation 3 | Generation 4

Descendants of Joseph Oberle & Bernardine Geiser

  • Joseph OBERLE
    b. 10 Dec 1844, Obersasbach, Baden, Germany
    d. 31 Oct 1908
    & Bernardine GEISER
    b. 20 May 1850, Sasbachwalden, Baden, Germany
    d. 27 Apr 1922, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    m. abt 1871

    • William OBERLE
      b. 24 Apr 1872, Sainte Genevieve Co., MO
      d. 5 Jul 1941, Sainte Genevieve Co., MO
      & Mary Louise Euphemia ANDRÉ
      b. 14 Apr 1876, Sainte Genevieve, MO
      d. 26 Feb 1974, Ste. Genevieve, MO
      m. 8 Nov 1894, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    • August OBERLE
      b. 21 Dec 1876, MO
      d. 12 Oct 1942
      & Elizabeth “Lizzie” RUDLOFF
      b. 1877
      d. 1947
      m. 25 Oct 1899, Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church
    • Mary Catherine OBERLE
      b. 30 Mar 1879, MO
      d. 1959
    • George Charles OBERLE
      b. 22 Oct 1882, Sainte Genevieve Co., MO
      d. 18 Jan 1956, Alameda, CA        
      & Mary LALUMONDIERE
      b. 31 Dec 1888, Sainte Genevieve Co., MO
      d. 28 Oct 1944, Sacramento, CA
      m. 8 Nov 1906, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    • Mary Magdalena OBERLE
      b. 21 Jul 1884, Sainte Genevieve Co., MO
      d. 22 Jun 1948, Sainte Genevieve Co., MO
      & William CALLIER
      b. 3 Jan 1879, Perryville, MO
      d. 11 Sep 1956, St. Louis, MO
      m. 19 Apr 1908, Sainte Genevieve, MO
    • Anthony OBERLE
      b. 25 May 1886
    • Unnamed OBERLE
      b. 6 Jan 1888
      d. 6 Jan 1888
    • Frederick Stephen OBERLE
      b. 3 Sep 1889, Ste. Genevieve, MO
      d. 25 Apr 1966
      & Viola Caroline VORST
      b. 30 Jul 1890, Sainte Genevieve, Mo
      d. 26 Jun 1978, Sainte Genevieve, Mo
      m. 19 Sep 1910, Sainte Genevieve, Mo
    • John Joseph OBERLE
      b. 27 Dec 1891
      d. 3 March 1987
      & Maude DACEY
      b. 8 Jan 1894, St. Louis County, MO
      d. 6 May 1975, Ste. Genevieve, MO