Recently I was doing some research on my father’s paternal German ancestry and I stumbled across a real find – the church records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, who married, baptized and buried many of the German and Scotch-Irish settlers in Pennsylvania in the 18th century. These typically took place in the counties of Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster and York. Stoever arrived in America on Sep. 11, 1728, traveling on the same ship, the James Goodwill, as my own family. The Harrisburg Telegraph apparently ran a series in the 1890s, republishing his records for the genealogically-minded descendants of his flock.
I’ve run across online trees citing Rev. Stoever in the past, but I’ve never seen a secondary source like this before. It was fascinating to think that a newspaper would take up so much of their printing space for genealogy research, and very exciting to see my 4th great-grandparents names listed here. I got to thinking about all of the other names listed, and decided that maybe some of those descendants might like finding their ancestors names as well. So this year I’m going to publish large-scale photographs of the clippings from that newspaper and share them. I’m starting with part four purely because this is where my ancestors’ names are listed. Enjoy!
Surnames listed above: Abmeyer, Adams, Ainsworth, Albrecht, Allen, Allison, Angst, Aston, Atkinson, Bach, Backer, Balmer, Baltz, Bamberger, Barnet, Bartholomae, Bartholomaey, Bassler, Bauman, Baumgaertner, Bayer, Beamansdoerfer, Beistel, Bell, Benin, Bickel, Bigham, Bingeman, Biohl, Blackburn, Blanck, Blessing, Boebel, Boesshaer, Boeszhaar, Boger, Boggs, Bohr, Bohrmann, Bopp, Bosch, Bowman, Boyd, Braun, Brecht, Brechtbiel, Brown, Bryan, Buchman, Buck, Bueckle, Buerger, Burckhardt, Caldwell, Campell, Camron, Carnaghan, Carson, Cassen, Cavet, Clark, Cleellan, Clerck, Clunty, Cooper, Cowden, Craigh, Crain, Crow, Cunningham, Curry, Danninger, Deck, Decker, Deissinger, Derr, Dieb, Diller, Dinniss, Dixon, Dollinger, Dougless, Drumming, Duliban, Dunlap, Dunn, Eberly, Edelmann, Egis, Eisenhauer, Ellinger, Emrich, Enderes, Endress, English, Ernst, Espy, Faber, Falck, Farrell, Fauler, Federhoff, Fehler, Felleberger, Feltin, Feuerbach, Finney, Finnssler, Firnssler, Fischer, Fleming, Flohr, Frendling, Frey, Fuchs, Fuchz, Fulton, Gall, Gallmeyer, Gebhardt, George, Gerhardt, Germann, Gingrich, Gockel, Goettel, Greenlee, Greys, Grosz, Gur, Haehnlin, Haessler, Hammann, Hanna, Hauck, Hauer, Hays, Heckendorn, Heinrich, Held, Helm, Henne, Henninger, Henry, Herman, Herr, Hetzler, Heyl, Heylman, Heylmann, Hill, Hoeger, Hofman, Holderbaum, Hoellen, Hoerner, Holtz, Hornberger, Huber, Hummel, Humphreys, Hunter, Ilin, Jameson, Johnston, Jones, Jungblut, Karg, Karnoughan, Kastnitz, Kaufman, Kaufmann, Keim, Kennedy, Kessinger, Kinkead, Kintzel, Kirckwood, Kirstaetter, Kleber, Klein, Kobnar, Kober, Koch, Koellicker, Koester, Kolmar, Korr, Knemmerling, Kraemer, Kucher, Kuefer, Kueffer, Kuemmerling, Kuntz, Laber, Laedin, Lard, Laughlin, Lay, Layblin, Lentz, Leonhardt, Lock, Lohman, Long, Loresch, Loughlin, Lusk, Maag, Maennig, Mahorder, Manningham, Margar, Mattern, Mattheis, Maurer, Maxell, Mays, McCleere, McClunninghen, McClunty, McClure, McCraight, McCurry, McElhenny, McKiney, McKut, McLyntie, McManus, McMollen, McMurphey, McNees, McNutt, McQuien, Meyer, Michael, Mohr, Mollen, Moor, Morton, Mueller, Muench, Neal, Neass, Neiss, Neu, Neuschwanger, New, Nufer, Oberfeld, Oberholtzer, Oehler, Ohlinger, Ollinger, Patz, Peter, Petry, Pettigrew, Pflantz, Pflautz, Pfrang, Phaghon, Post, Praello, Raisch, Ramberger, Ramsey, Rauch, Rauh, Raup, Rea, Read, Rebmann, Reiber, Reichenbach, Reiss, Reyer, Rheinoehl, Ried, Riess, Ritter, Roeszlin, Rogers, Ross, Roth, Rudiesiehl, Ruecker, Rutherford, Sauter, Scannel, Schaaf, Schaefer, Schaeffer, Schally, Schantz, Scharf, Schauffler, Schenk, Scherertz, Schirck, Schmidt, Schnaebele, Schnaebelin, Schneider, Schnug, Schock, Schuetz, Schumacher, Schwenck, Scot, Seiler, Seydelmeyer, Sharp, Shmidt, Siechlin, Simon, Simson, Simund, Snodgrass, Soerer, Soloman, Speck, Spicker, Sprecher, Stahl, Steel, Stein, Steinmann, Stewart, Stiebich, Still, Stober, Stoehr, Stoever, Stroh, Strohfuss, Stroher, Stoltz, Stuart, Stuck, Tate, Thany, Thomas, Thome, Thompson, Thornton, Traner, Truckemueller, Tucker, Uhler, Ulher, Ulrich, Umberger, Vogel, Volck, Wagner, Walmer, Waters, Watson, Weber, Weidman, Wegman, Weiss, Wentz, Wepner, Weyhrich, Weyrich, White, Whitside, William, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Wolf, Wolfkiel, Zehrung, Zerfass, Ziegler, Zimmerman, Zoll