Born: 1818-XX-XX Maryland
Flourished: 1839-1854 Springfield, Illinois
A member of the Springfield Mechanics' Union and a supporter of Henry Clay, Oswald lived in Springfield, Illinois, by 1839. In 1842, he married Hannah Lindsey. In 1843, Oswald opened a clothing and tailoring business in Springfield. By 1850, he gave his occupation as farmer.
Petition of Simeon Francis and Others to the Illinois General Assembly; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 480; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 20 October 1842, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 1 June 1843, 3:5; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 106; Illinois State Register (Springfield), 2 February 1854, 2:5.