Oberlin's Namesake: John Frederick Oberlin (1740-1826)Main MenuIntroduction to Oberlin's NamesakeDetailed Table of ContentsWhat's in a Name? Why Oberlin?Address by John W. KurtzJ. F. Oberlin in his lifetimeExplore materials made by Oberlin and his contemporariesThe Ban de la Roche, Alsace, FranceArt works and photographs of the regionEarly views of Oberlin, OhioDrawings, prints and photographs of the colony and collegeDesigning a monument to our namesake (video)Videos with the artist Paul B. ArnoldResources for further explorationAnne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16Oberlin College Archives, Oberlin, Ohio
Jérémie-Jacques Oberlin (1735-1806)
12018-01-12T22:45:05+00:00Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16114plain2018-01-16T17:29:23+00:00Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16Oberlin's older brother, Jérémie-Jacques Oberlin (1735-1806), was a respected scholar at the University of Strasbourg and a distinguished historian and philologist. The brothers had married women who were sisters, thus their relationship was especially close. Jérémie-Jacques published a book about the dialects and folkways of the Ban de la Roche in 1775, while John Frederick was teaching his parishioners the French language to mitigate their isolation.
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12018-01-16T17:22:09+00:00Portrait of Jérémie-Jacques Oberlin2Lithograph by E. Simon, fils (French, active 19th century)media/JJ_Oberlin_litho_19thc_72.jpgplain2018-02-23T14:53:24+00:00Simon, E., fils (French, active 19th century)n.d.16" h x 13.25" wOberlin College Archives20100126152941-0500John T. SeyfriedCopyright Intermuseum Conservation Association 2010lithographPaintings, Drawings, and Framed Items (RG 40), Oberlin College Archives