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[NI0002] He died the last day of his vacation from The Ford Motor Company August 20, 1978

[NI0012] He died at 10:00 pm on death date Doctor says Arterial sclerosis He had High Blood pressure, And Mitral Insufficency, Cardiac Asthemia The Doctor was John E. Talbott MD.

He lived at 809 N. Charles Street in Lima
His Tombstone Spells his Name Sylvanus and all Legal Documentation says Sylvenus

[NI0015] Death Certificate for Sarah J.(Henderson) Green:
Place of death: 338 Summit St. Fostoria, Ohio, Seneca County
Date of birth: Sept 1, 1849
Age 63 years, 5 months, 25 days
Birthplace: Biglick Twp, Ohio
Occupation: Housewife
Name of father: Wm Henderson
Birthplace of father: Ohio
Maiden name of mother: Catherine Wible
Birthplace of mother: Ohio
Informant: C.L. Green
Address: 338 Summit St, Fostoria, Ohio
Date of death: Feb. 26, 1913
Cause of death: Diabetes (duration-10 years)
Contributory: Accidental trauma to head
Signed: R.A. Palmer
Place of burial or removal: West Independence
Date of burial: 2/28/1913

[NI0018] Peter Stemen was a noble-hearted man, honest in his dealings, kindly and compassionate, and was withal a man of great physical power. For many years, he was a deacon in the Mennonite Church. He is buried in the grave-yard where the bones of his father lie.

He moved to Fayette, PA. and then in 1807. moved to Fairfield County, OH.

Taken from the book "History of the Stemen Family"
Written: May 28, 1881Peter Stemen was a noble-hearted man, honest in his dealings, kindly and compassionate, and wwas withal a man of great physical power. For many years he was deacon in the Mennonite church. He is buried in the grave-yard where the bones of his father lie.

He moved to Fayette, PA and then in 1807 moved to Fairfield county Ohio.



History of the Stemen Family
May 28th, 1881

[NI0025] Grandma Marcele said that her mother Elizabeth died at home. The cause was because her husband beat her and killed the baby. Elizabeth was afraid of going to the hospital she feared she'd never come home again. Because she was afraid of going gangrene set in and she died because of it. If she had gone she might've lived longer. Marcele said that Benjamin Wallen was a bootlegger and that he had a still in the closet and the mash in the basement. When Elizabeth died they ran the mash out back and dumped it so that the coroner wouldn't smell it when he came to pick up the body. She said that her mother had red almost dark hair like an auburn color. She said she couldn't remember the color of her eyes. Grandma said she remembers her mother always asking the kids to listen to her heart and the funny things it did. Grandma has arythmia and she says that what her mother was describing is exactly what she experiences with her arythmia. She also said that Benjamin Wallen's mother sold the liquor from the front door by the jug. Granma says she got her hips from her mother so they aren't Kimmey hips after all. From a telephone conversation May 03, 1998. Doctor wanted her to go to the Hospital because he needed to see better than he could with the coal oil lamps that they used in the house where they lived.

[NI0312] Grandma said that he wasn't full term but that as far as she was concerned he was a life. He was named so I think he should be included.

[NI0415] Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881

Moved with his parents to Fayette, PA and in 1807 to Fairfield county, Ohio where he resided until the Dec. 13, 1821. After his marriage he moved to Perry Cty, Ohio, remaining there only a short time. He moved back to Fairfield Cty and remained there until 1834, when they moved to Sugar Creek Township, Ohio. Here he bought a farm, or rather a tract of land which was all in the woods on the banks of the Ottawa river. He was twice elected County Commissioner for Allen County, filling the office with honor to himself and satisfaction to his constitutients. He lived on the farm until his death.




Source: Christian Stemen Bible on record in Early Vital Records, Allen Co., Ohio, Bible and Cemetery Records, Volume 2, 1953 P 137-138.

Front Page Inscribed:
Christian Stemen bought his bible April 10, 1830. S.P. Stemen became heir to this bible after his father's death. After my death Son John E. Stemen falls heir to this Book. transfered to C.S. Ireland Dec.4, 1924 - J.E. Stemen.
Lists maariages and births of many Stemens.
Christian moved with his parents to Fayette, PA. and in 1807 to Fairfield County, OH. where he resided until Dec. 13, 1821. After his marriage, he moved to Perry County, Oh., remaining there only a short time. He moved back to Fairfield County, and remained there until 1834, when they moved to Sugar Creek Township, Oh. Here, he bought a farm, or rather a tract of land which was all in the woods on the banks of the Ottawa River. he was twice elected County commissioner for Allen county, filling the office with honor to himself and satisfaction to his constitutients. He lived on a farm until his death.

[NI0634] John Stemen helped to build the first school house in the western part of Allen County, Oh. near the place where the Lutheran Church now stands in Elida, OHio. John stemen was the son of Deacon peter Stemen who was ordained with his brother Henry Stemen at the Mennonite Church in Fairfield County, Oh. in 1809. In 1937 Peter moved to Allen County, Ohio, where he purchased the land for the Salem Mennonite Church and helped to organize a new congregation. Peter & Henry were sons of Christian Stemen (Stehman).He was the first of the Stemens to come to Fairfield Cty, then known as the western wilds. He moved from Fairfield Cty to Allen Cty in 1831. On his way he stopped at Wapakoneta, and in the absence of hotels ate his supper with the Indians. When he first came to Ohio, he offered a tavern-keeper 12 1/2 cents per quart for oats, and they refused him. His horse and oxen had to feed on swail grass. He had to cut out a tract for thier teams, from Round Head to the place where they lived. They were compelled to go to Sidney, Ohio for their milling, taking them five days to go and return.

His wife died in 1836 leaving him with five motherless children, the oldest about 10.

He married again and had nine more children.

Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881


In 1831, the same year in which Sugar Creek Township was formed, John Stemen
of Fairfeild County, Ohio, came prospecting through the dense hardwood forests
to look for suitable site for a home. He lodged and ate his meals with the
Indians. He scouted in the southern part of "The Great Black Swamp" that
covered 14 northwestern Ohio counties including Allen. Poor drainage and dense
forests characterized much of the area. The felling of trees splashed mud and
water to great heights. Mosquitoes swarmed. Malaria lurked constantly,
awaiting the unsuspecting colonist. But the soil was unbelievably fertile and
easily cultivated after it was drained. Here the government had set aside
"canal lands" and prospects looked bright for the farmer willing to work hard.
John Stemen helped to build the first school house in the western part of Allen County, Oh. near the place where the Lutheran Church now stands in Elida, OHio. John stemen was the son of Deacon Peter Stemen who was ordained with his brother Henry Stemen at the Mennonite Church in Fairfield County, Oh. in 1809. In 1937 Peter moved to Allen County, Ohio, where he purchased the land for the Salem Mennonite Church and helped to organize a new congregation. Peter & Henry were sons of Christian Stemen (Stehman). he was the first of the Stemens to come to Fairfield County, then known as the western wilds. He moved from Fairfield County, Oh. to Allen County, Oh. in 1831. On his way, he stopped at Wapakoneta, and in the absence of hotels, ate his supper with the Indians. When he first came to Ohio, he offered a tavern-keeper 12 1/12 cents per quart for oats, and they refused him. His horse and oxen had to feed on swail grass. He had to cut out a tract for their teams, from Round Head to the place where they lived. They were compelled to go to Sidney, Ohio for their milling, taking them five days to go and return.

His wife died in 1836, leaving him with five motherless children, the oldest about 10.

He married again, and had nine more children.
Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28, 1881

In 1831, the same year in which Sugar Creek Township was formed, John Stemen of Fairfield County, Ohio, came prospecting through the dense hardwood forest to look for suitable site for a home. He lodged and ate meals with the Indians. He scouted in the southern part of "The Great Black Swamp" that covered 14 northwestern Ohio counties, including Allen. Poor drainage and dense forests characterized much of the area. The falling of trees splashed mud and water to great heights. Mosquitoes swarmed. Malaria lurked constantly, awaiting the unsuspecting colonist. But the soil was unbelievably fertile and easily cultivated after it was drained. Here the government had set aside "canal lands" and prospects looked bright for the farmer willing to work hard

[NI0635] Lydia E. Myers, daughter of Levi and Rachel Myers was born September 14, 1839. Died August 11, 1915. John and Lydia Stemen moved to Van Wert county Ohio, September 11, 1856 where they resided all their lives. His death came October 9, 1875. John M. Stemen is the grandfather of Irvin T. Stemen and Irvin is the father of Doyl B. Stemen.

[NI0636] Obituary
Review Times, Fostoria, Ohio
September 30, 1950

Clyde L. Green
Clyde L. Green, 73, 824 Vine Street, died Friday, 5:30 PM in Fostoria City Hospital a few hours after he had suffered a cerebral hemorage.
Mr. Green had been employed at Fountain Cemetary more than 20 years before he accepted employment at Sackett greenhouse.
The son of William and Sarah (Henderson) Green, he was born a West Independence June 28, 1877. He was married to Edith V. Jameson, September 17, 1902.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, O. Mildred Green, at home; a son, Charles J. Green, 501 Lynn street; four grandchildren, Marlene, David, William and Sue Ann Green, Fostoria; a sister, Coila Miller, Lima; and two brothers, Roy R. Green, Fostoria, and Ross Green, Harpster.
Mr. Green studied for the ministry at Findlay College in 1906 and 1907.He was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethern church.
Services will be held Monday, 2 PM in the Harold Funeral Home with the Rev. D. D. Coral officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain cemetery.

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[NI0642] Ohio Death Certificate for William's son, Isaiah, shows William's birthplace as Ohio.

Ohio Death Certificate for William's daughter, Sara Jane, shows William's birthplace as US.

[NI0643] Sarah Jane Henderson's Death Certificate spells her mother's name WIBLE.
Isaiah R, Henerson's (Sarah's brother) Death Certificate spells his mother's name WEIBLE.

Ohio Death Certificate for Catherine,s son, Isaiah shows Catherine's birthplace as Germany.

Ohio Death Certificate for Catherines's daughter, Sara Jane, shows Catherines's birthplace as Ohio.

[NI0648] OBITUARY
Review Times, Fostoria, Ohio
Charles Jameson Greene, 71, of 501 Lynn St., Fostoria, died at 6:45 AM Wednesday in Fostoria City Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 3, 1912 in Fostoria to Clyde Lemoyne and Edith (Jameson) Greene. He married Sylvia F. Brandeberry in Richmond, Indiana on January 24, 1934, abd she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David C. of Vestal, NY and William I. of Bennington, VT; two daughters, Marlene K. Greene and Sue A. Wolfe, both of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mr. Greene had retired from Atlas Crankshaft Corp. Fostoria. He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday at the church, the Rev. James T. Mussman officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 PM Friday at Harold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.
Memorials may be made to the church building fund or a charity of the donors choice.
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EMPLOYMENT

Bishop Cleaners, Fostoria, OH
Operated rug cleaning plant. The plant was located in a garage like building on N. Main St. Fostoria.
Operated Bishop's dry cleaning plant. The plant was located in an alley that ran between North and Center Streets in Fostoria.

National Carbon (Carbon Works)
Factory laborer during WWII.

Farm Bureau Insurance (State Farm) Agent
Sold life, accident, health, auto insurance first from his home at 501 Lynn St and then later shared an office on North St. next to the Rose Barber Shop.

Atlas Crankshaft Corp.
Took a part-time, grave-yard-shift job to suppliment income while working as an insurance agent. This temporary job became a full-time job. Eventually Charles gave up his position as a State Farm agent and eventually retired from the Atlas Crankshaft.

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KNOWN PLACES OF RESIDENCE
824 Vine St., Fostoria
McDougal St., Fostoria
501 Lynn St., Fostoria

[NI0695] When he married he bought a piece of land in MArion Twshp, Allen Cty, OH which he improved. He is a industrious, hardworking man, a good citizen, known far and wide for his probity and honest dealings. He has been a member of the U.B. church When he married, he bought a piece of land in Marion Township, Allen County, OH., which he improved. He is a industrious, hardworking man, a good citizen, known far and wide for his probity and honest dealings. He has ben a member of the U. B. Church.

[NI0743] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #3268, Date of Import: May 21, 1998]

REFERENCE EVENT: 219.00 WE CALLED HER BRAMMY, AS I UNDERSTAND IT ONE OF THE GRAND CHILDREN COULDN'T SAY GRANDMA AND SAID BRAMMY AND IT STUCK. I REMEMBER HER AS A VERY KIND GRANDMOTHER, VERY INTERESTED IN US. BRAMMY' S HOUSE WAS JUST WHERE NEELY RD DEAD ENDS INTO EASTOWN RD. OUR HOUSE (IRENE & LEO'S MY MOTHER AND FATHERS) WAS THE HOUSE NORTH OF HERS. THE HOUSE HAD A BARN OUT BACK AND I THINK ABOUT 50 ACRES. OF COURSE I NEVER KNEW CLARENCE MILLER BRAMMY'S HUSBAND AS HE WAS AN ENGINEER AND KILLED ON THE RAILROAD ON CHRISTMAS EVE. 1910 AROUND NAVADA, OH. (SEE COMMENTS ON CLARENCE C. MILLER ALONG WITH NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS)

I RECALL BEING OVER AT BRAMMY'S MANY TIMES AND AT ONE TIME AUNT KATHYRN AND UNCLE JIM ALSO LIVED THERE. ONE INCIDENT I RECALL VIVIDLY WAS PLAYING BASKET BALL UPSTAIRS IN THE BARN. THE BARN ROOF WAS SO LOW WE HAD TO SHOOT A VERY LOW SHOT OR HIT THE CEILING--TO THIS DAY I STILL SHOOT A LOW SHOT AT THE BASKET. THERE WERE TWO SWINGING DOORS AT THE ONE END AND QUITE OFTEN SOMEONE WOULD SHOOT A LAYUP AND GO OUT THE BARN DOORS FOR A FIFTEEN FOOT DROP. WHEN WE WOULD GET GOING I KNOW THE OLD BARN SWAYED BACK AND FORTH AND I CAN RECALL BRAMMY COMING OUT AND SAYING, " NOW YOU BOYS BETTER TAKE IT EASY OR THE BARN IS GOING TO FALL OVER". SHE WAS OF COURSE RIGHT BUT THE BARN IS STILL STANDING TODAY.

I RECALL BRAMMY TELLING ABOUT WHEN SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL THE INDIANS WOULD COME TO THE DOOR (AT ELIAS SHOOKS FARM) AND WANT CLABBER. THIS AS I UNDERSTOOD IT WAS JUST SUPER SOURED MILK. SHE SAID THEY WOULD PULL OUT THEIR KNIVES AND EAT IT WITH A KNIFE. THEN SHE SAID, WE WOULD ALL GO YUK.-J.S.BECKMAN 4/13/94

[NI0758] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #3268, Date of Import: May 21, 1998]

ISAAC AND SUSANNA CAME TO ALLEN COUNTY FROM "THE LAKE" IN 1841 TO BE NEAR TO SUSANNA'S BROTHER JOHNNIE EAST. THEY WERE MARRIED IN PICKAWAY COUNTY, OH BUT MOVED TO "THE LAKE" BEFORE THE BIRTH OF THEIR FIRST CHILD, ABRAHAM, WHO WAS BORN 1825. ALL THEIR CHILDREN WERE BORN AT "THE LAKE", EXCEPT THE YOUNGEST BOY, LYMAN, WHO WAS BORN IN ALLEN COUNTY 1842. THIS EXTRACTED FROM NAVADA SHOOKS "EARLY HISTORY THE ALLEN COUNTY SHOOKS". J.S. BECKMAN03/1994

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BECKMAN, WILLIAM LEE EVENT 3: 103.00

SON OF ANDREW BECKMAN AND CAROLINE ELIZABETH JOHNSON FATHER OF VIRGIL LEO BECKMAN. MARRIED HANNA HUNT DAUGHTER OF MARY ANN CARR AND ALBERT HUNT. BOTH CAME FROM WOOD CO. OH. TO ADA OHIO WHERE LEE ATTENDED OHIO NORTHERN COLLEGE, AND WE BELEIVE HANNA ATTENDED NORMAL SCHOOL IN BOWLING GREEN, PROBABLY NOW UNIVERSITY OF BOWLINGREEN.
THEY THEN MOVED TO ELIDA WHERE HE TAUGHT SCHOOL BUT APPARENTLY ENTERED BUSINESS. OBIT. MENTIONS HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRM OF CRITES & BECKMAN ON EAST ELM ST. LIMA, OH. DEALERS IN AGRICULTURAL IMPLIMENTS. THIS EXPLAINS THE REFERENCE IN THE ALLEN COUNTY HISTORY OF LEO VIRGIL BECKMAN THAT HIS FATHER WAS A BUSINESSMAN IN LIMA, OH.

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WE THINK BOTH HANNA AND W.L. CAME FROM WOOD COUNTY-NOT YET CONFIRMED-1994 NO RECORD OF BIRTH. APPARENTLY SHE ATTENDED NORMAL SCHOOL IN BOWLING GREEN--PROBABLY UNIV OF BOWLING GREEN NOW.(CANDICE VAN HORN) ALSO 1920 CENSUS SHOW HER MOTHER COMING FROM ENGLAND(JS.BECKMAN) DONT HAVE NAME OF MOTHER YET. BOTH W.L. AND HANNA WENT TO ADA WHERE W.L. ATTENDED OHIO NORTHERN AND LATER TAUGHT AT ELIDA OH. HELEN WAS BORN IN ADA, OH.(C.VAN HORN)(SEE VIRGIL LEO FOR MORE INFO.)

[NI0840] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #3268, Date of Import: May 21, 1998]

REF. EVENT: 0173.00--- WE CALLED NAVADA, AUNT VADE. SHE WAS ALWAYS A VERY ACTIVE PERSON AS I RECALL. I REMEMBER HER COMING TO SEE MY MOTHER,IRENE SHOOK BECKMAN, AND AS FAR AS I KNOW SHE ALWAYS WALKED EVERYWHERE. SHE WAS VERY INTELLIGENT AND INTERESTING PERSON. SHE WAS A SCHOOL TEACHER AND HAD MANY HOBBYS. I PARTICULARLY REMEMBER HER CHINA PLATES THAT SHE PAINTED AND THEN FIRED. SOME OF THESE ARE STILL IN THE FAMILY AND THEY ARE A WORK OF ART. I ALSO RECALL THAT SHE WAS ALWAYS WELL DRESSED, LIKE SHE WAS READY TO GO TO CHURCH.

KATHRYN MILLER PALMER, GAVE ME AN ARTICLE SHE WROTE ABOUT THE EARLY SHOOK FAMILY. AUNT VADE GAVE IT TO MY MOTHER IRENE SHOOK MILLER AND MY MOTHER SENT IT TO ALMEDA SHOOK MILLER(HER MOTHER), THEN WHEN SHE DIED, KATHRYN KEPT IT AND SHE MADE ME AWARE OF IT. THE FARM HOUSE SHE REFERS TO IS STILL STANDING 3/1994 AND HAS BEEN REMODELED. IT STANDS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF NEELY RD. JUST WEST (ABOUT 600FT) OF EASTOWN RD. THE ORCHARD WAS ON THE CORNER OF EASTOWN AND NEELY RD. AS I REMEMBER IT WHEN I WAS SMALL. THE TRAINS SHE REFERS TO WAS THE PENN. RAILROAD NORTH ON EASTOWN RD. I AM COPYING THE WRITING UNCHANGED AS SHE WROTE IT EXCEPT IN A FEW PLACES I HAVE ADDED PARENTHESES WITH NAMES AND EXPLANATION TO HELP RELATE TO THE REFERENCES SHE HAS MADE.

EARLY HISTORY OF THE ALLEN COUNTY SHOOKS
NAVADA SHOOK (DAUGHTER OF GEORGE CHRISTOPHER SHOOK SON OF ISAAC)

THE BRANCH OF THE SHOOK FAMILY LIVING IN ALLEN COUNTY, OHIO ARE DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC SHOOK AND SUSANNA (EAST) SHOOK WHO CAME TO ALLEN COUNTY FROM "THE LAKE" IN 1841, TO BE NEAR TO GRANDMOTHER'S(SUSAN EAST) BROTHER "UNCLE JOHNNIE EAST".

THEY WERE MARRIED ON SEPT. 9, 1824, IN PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO, BUT MOVED TO "THE LAKE" BEFORE THE BIRTH OF THEIR FIRST CHILD, ABRAHAM, WHO WAS BORN SEPT. 8, 1825. ALL THEIR CHILDREN WERE BORN AT "THE LAKE", EXCEPT THE YOUNGEST BOY, LYMAN, WHO WAS BORN IN ALLEN COUNTY IN 1842.

GRANDMOTHER SHOOK, (SUSAN EAST SHOOK)"GRANNY" WE CALLED HER, TOLD US THINGS ABOUT HER FAMILY, BUT NOT VERY MUCH ABOUT THE SHOOKS. GRANDPA (ISAAC) DIED IN NOV. 1843, SO I NEVER HAD ANY CHANCE TO GET ANY INFORMATION FROM HIM.

I ALWAYS LIKED TO HEAR ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS AND AT ONE OF OUR FAMILY REUNIONS I TOLD SOME OF THE FACTS I HAD GLEANED. THE FOLKS WERE INTERESTED AND AUTHORIZED ME TO GET A SUITABLE BOOK AND WRITE DOWN THE HISTORY AND GENEOLOGY, AND TO ME IT HAS BEEN A LABOR OF LOVE.(WHERE WOULD THIS BOOK BE??)

MY EARLIEST RECOLLECTIONS OF THE SHOOK HOMESTEAD WERE THESE: ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON MY FATHER CAME HOME FROM "DOWN TOWN" AND SAID TO MY MOTHER THAT SOMEBODY OR OTHER WAS IN TOWN AND SHE SHOULD GET READY, AND WE WOULD GO "DOWN YONDER", OR OUT YONDER". WHOEVER IT WAS STOPPED FOR US WITH A "BIG WAGON", AND TOOK US OUT TO THE HOMESTEAD, OR NEARLY THERE. THE HOME WAS A TWO-STORY WHITE HOUSE, RATHER IMPOSING COMPARED WITH OTHERS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THERE WERE TWO ROOMS DOWNSTAIRS FRONTING ON THE ROAD, AND TWO ABOVE, THE EAVES FACING THE ROAD, AND THE GABLES FACING EAST AND WEST. A LEAN-TO EXTENSION FURNISHED A KITCHEN BEHIND EACH ROOM, (SOUTH OF THE MAIN PART OF THE HOUSE) AND A WIDE PORCH RAN THE FULL LENGTH OF THE TWO KITCHENS. A LITTLE WAY FROM THE BACK PORCH WAS A BUILDING WHICH THEY CALLED THE SPRING-HOUSE, THO' I DON'T KNOW OF ANY SPRING IN OR NEAR IT. THE CELLAR WAS EXCAVATED UNDER IT, AND A "LOFT" WAS ABOVE THE CELLAR, WHERE FARMING UTENSILS WERE KEPT, THE SMALLER ONES. THE WELL WAS CLOSE TO THE STEPS LEADING DOWN TO THE CELLAR, AND THERE WAS A LARGE TROUGH, WITH A SMALLER ONE HEWED OUT OF SMALL TREES LEADING TO THE "HORSE-TROUGH" JUST OUTSIDE THE HOUSE YARD, IN THE WOOD AND BARN LOT.

THERE WAS A SMALL YARD IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE WITH BUNCHES OF "OLD MAN" AND "LIVE-FOR-EVER".

GRANDMOTHER AND UNCLE ABE AND DAVE LIVED IN THE WEST SIDE OF THE HOUSE AND UNCLE ELIAS AND HIS FAMILY HAD THE EAST SIDE. GRANDMOTHERS LIVING ROOM HAD THE FRONT DOOR OPENING OUT OF IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE FRONT. THERE WAS A BIG BRICK FIREPLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROOM WITH ITS BRICK HEARTH. ONE OF THE SIGHTS I LOVED TO SEE WAS UNCLE ABE AND DAVE DRAGGING IN THE HUGE "BACK-LOG" (THIS WAS THE HUGE LOG THEY PUT ON TO HOLD THE FIRE OVERNIGHT) FOR THE FIRE, AND THE LARGE STICKS OF CORD WOOD.

IN THE CORNER FORMED BY THE FIREPLACE AND THE DOOR INTO THE KITCHEN, STOOD "GRANNYS" BED, A FOUR POSTER WITH ROPES TO SUPPORT THE "CHAFF TICK", WHICH WAS TOPPED WITH A DOWNY FEATHER-BED. THERE WAS JUST ROOM FOR IT.

IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE STAIRWAY WENT UP WITH A TURN, LEAVING A STEP OR TWO OUTSIDE OF THE STAIR DOOR. IT MADE SUCH A CONVENIENT PLACE FOR US YOUNGSTERS TO SIT. BETWEEN THE STAIRWAY AND THE FIREPLACE WAS A CLOSET, WHERE THE "SMOOTHING IRONS" REPOSED, AND THERE WERE HICKORY NUTS AND WALNUTS AND PERHAPS POP-CORN AND APPLES(I AM SURE FROM THE ORCHARD). COUSIN DAVE WAS THE OFFICIAL CORN POPPER AND THE WOOD IN THE FIREPLACE HAD BURNED ENOUGH TO MAKE COALS.

IN THE EVENING MOTHER TOOK ME OUT INTO THE FRONT YARD, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I NOTICED THE STARS, AND ASKED WHAT THEY WERE. THERE IS MORE ROOM TO SEE THE STARS OUT IN THE COUNTRY.

THEN THE FREIGHT TRAINS GRINDING ALONG OVER THE PENN. TRACKS OVER THE FILL(?) (I THINK THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PART OF THE TILE FACTORY SEE NOTES ON ELIAS) NORTH OF THE HOUSE AND THE BRIDGE OVER DUG RUN (WEST ON NEELY RD. NOT MORE THAN 900 FEET FROM THE HOUSE, THE CREEK WAS CALLED "DUG RUN"), MADE A SOUND I NEVER HEAR ANYWHERE ELSE, AND I STILL REMEMBER IT AFTER ALL THE YEARS THAT HAVE PASSED.

THEN IN THE MORNING AT DAWN THERE WAS THE "QUACK, QUACK" OF THE DUCKS IN THEIR PEN, AND THERE WERE EGGS TO GET WHEN THE DOOR OF THE PEN WAS OPENED AND AS A TREAT WE SOMTIMES HAD SOME OF THEM FRIED FOR OUR BREAKFAST.

THERE WERE THE TURKEYS, AND THE OLD GOBBLER THAT GOT SO EXCITED OVER A LITTLE GIRL'S RED DRESS, AND THERE WERE EGGS TO GATHER FROM THE NESTS IN THE BARN, AND THE COWS AND HORSES TO PAT.
THERE WERE APPLES IN THE ORCHARD, RED HAWS IN THE FIELD NEAREST THE BARN, AND BLACK HAWS AND PAPAWS (A TREE THAT BEARS FRUIT LIKE A BANNANA, WHEN I WAS SIX YRS OLD SOME WERE STILL THERE- NURSERYS NOW CARRYING THEM) IN THE WOODS AT THE END OF THE LONG LANE, AND WHAT A JOY WHEN UNCLE ABE AND FATHER TOOK US TO HUNT HICKORY NUTS, AND RIGGED UP A "BUMPER" TO BRING THEM DOWN FROM THE TREES.

OUR GRANDMOTHER ( SUSAN EAST SHOOK) WAS A CHEERY LITTLE BODY NOT MUCH IF ANY OVER FIVE FEET TALL, AND RATHER SPARE, WHO LIKED TO HELP US YOUNGSTERS HAVE FUN(WHAT A COMPLIMENT!). UNCLE ABE LIKED TO SING HYMNS AND WE SANG A GREAT DEAL - ROCKED IN THE CRADLE OF THE DEEP, ROCK OF AGES, JESUS, LOVE OF MY SOUL, THE SWEET BYE AND BYE, OVER THERE, ETC.
THERE CAME A TIME WHEN UNCLE ABE MADE A VISIT TO "THE LAKE", AND I LEARNED THAT THE SHOOKS HAD LIVED THERE A GOOD MANY YEARS BEFORE COMING TO ALLEN COUNTY. "THE LAKE" MEANT THE REGION NEAR LAKE ERIE, AND GYPSUM AND PORT CLINTON. AT LEAST TWO OF GRANDPA SHOOK'S BROTHERS,JOHN, THE ELDEST AND JOSEPH, HAD ALSO MOVED FROM PICKAWAY COUNTY TO "THE LAKE", AND THEIR DESCENDANTS WERE AND ARE STILL LIVING THERE.

(THIS TAKEN FROM WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE THE ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT WHICH WAS TYPE WRITTEN, I BELIEVE SHE HAD AND EARLY TYPEWRITER AND KNOWING AUNT VADE I AM SURE SHE COULD OPERATE IT. JOE S. BECKMAN 4/1994)









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BRITT, MARY ELIZABETH OCT. 3, 1911

GRADUATE OF ERSKINE COLLEGE-1933
TEACHER 2ND GRADE LEESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MEMBER PHI CHAPTER OF ALPHA DELTA KAPPA
PRES. OF UNITED METHODIST WOMEN.
LEADER OF JULIA WRIGHT CIRCLE

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REF. EVENT: 0218--- HENRY RESIDED IN SUGAR CREEK TWP ALLEN CO.OH. AND WAS A VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR. HE JOINED THE 81ST REGEMENT CO. B O.V.I. IN AUG. 31, 1861. THIS UNIT WAS FORMED AT LIMA, OH. HE IS LISTED IN A SEPERATE BOOK LISTING MUSICIANS IN THE CIVIL WAR. I FOUND THIS BOOK IN THE ALLEN COUNTY MUSEUM. HE WAS DISCHARGED AUG 1864 IN ROME, GA. ALSO HE IS LISTED ON REFERENCE CARD IN THE ALLEN CO. MUESEUM AS ALSO BEING IN COMPANY B 198TH OVI DRUM MAJOR. ONE INCIDENT RELATES TO HIM DURING THE GREAT AND BLOODY BATTLE OF SHILOH, THAT ON SEEING HIS COMRADS BEING SHOT DOWN ALL AROUND HIM, HE THREW DOWN HIS DRUM, GRASPED A RIFLE FROM A DYING MAN AND MOVED FORWARD FIRING ON THE ENEMY. A BRAVE SOLDIER AND A GOOD MUSICIAN. HE WAS IN NUMEROUS BATTLES WITH SHERMAN ON THE MARCH TO THE SEA YET WAS NEVER WOUNDED.
IF WE WRITE TO: U.S. ARMY MILITARY HISTORY INSTITUTE, CARLISLE BARRICKS, PENN. 17013-5008 WE CAN OBTAIN A HISTORY OF THE 81ST INFANTRY REGT.
AFTER SERVING APPARENTLY HE BECAME A WEALTHY FARMER AS MENTIONED IN THE NEWSPAPER CLIPPING OF HIS TRAGIC DEATH IN 1914.
HE AND HIS WIFE BOARDED THE TROLLEY TO RIDE TO PEARSON CROSSING TO SEE SOME PEOPLE ABOUT PURCHASING CATTLE. SOMEHOW HE CROSSED FROM THE CAR AND WAS STRUCK BY AN ONCOMING PENN. TRAIN. THE ARTICLE MENTIONS THAT HIS WIFE WITNESSED THE TRAGEDY BUT THEY NEVER MENTIONED HER NAME, I LATER FOUND HER NAME AND ALL THE OTHER INFORMATION. THIS CERTAINLY AN IRONIC SITUATION SINCE HIS SON CLARENCE WAS ALSO KILLED ON THE PENN. RAILROAD A FEW YEARS PRIOR, OF COURSE COMPLETELY UNRELATED.- J.S.BECKMAN 3/94







REF. EVENT: 0218

[NI0958] Moved with her parents to Fairfield Cty, Ohio in 1811.

Lived with her husband on a farm owned by the late Abraham Beery of Dutch Hollow.

[NI0977] Mary Stemen parents came from Greene, County, PA to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1803. In October of 1841, they settled in Allen County, Ohio, and there died.

Source: History of Allen County (Jacob Hunsaker Bio)



Came from Virginia and settled on Raccoon Creek 5 miles east of Lancaster in 1803. After he married, moved back to Redstone, PA and in 1803 went to Fairfield County where he was one of the original settlers. In 1820 he was ordained to the office of Bishop in the Church of Christ.

Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881

[NI0983] Notes from Emigrants,

Christian Steman was a minor in 1755

[NI0992] Moved with his parents from Rochingham County, Virginia to Fayette County, PA. in 1803, then came with his parents to Fairfield County, OH. in 1807.

Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28, 1881


Peter, Jr., son of Mennonite deacon, Peter Stemen, (1771-1856), purchased on August 8, 1831, about 54 acres of land for $69.19, at a rate of $1.25 per acre. He situated one mile west and one-half mile south of the present Salem Church. Being one of the earliest settlers in the western part of the county forced him to cut his own path through the trees. He found treachery and questionable means the white man had by this time spirited away the Indian claims to their hunting grounds in Allen County. Hundreds of the Senecas left in 1831 as did most of the Shawnees the following year. One group, the Hog Creek tribe, did not leave Allen County till 1833.Moved with his parents from Rockingham Cty, Virgina to Fayette Cty, PA. in 1803, and then came with his parents to Fairfield Cty, OH in 1807.


Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881

Stemen, son of Mennonite deacon, Peter Stemen, (1771-1856),
purchased on August 8, 1831, about 54 acres of land for $69.19, at a rate if
$1.25 per acre. He situated one mile west and one-half mile south of the
present Salem Church. Being one of the earliest settlers in the western part
of the county forced him to cut his own path through the trees. He found
treachery and questionable means the white man had by this time spirited away
the Indian claims to their hunting grounds in Allen County. Hundreds of
Senecas left in 1831 as did most of the Shawnees the following year. One
group, the Hog Creek tribe, did not leave Allen County till 1833.

They lived on a farm owned by the late Abraham Beery of Dutch Hollow.

[NI1010] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #3268, Date of Import: May 21, 1998]

ANDREW BECKMAN-(BAKEMAN) 1842


ANDREW WAS PROBABLY ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN HE CAME TO AMERICA.
WE KNOW JOHN (HIS FATHER) WAS HERE ABOUT 1850. JOHN FIRST CAME TO CUYAHOGA COUNTY (AS LISTED IN THE 1850 CENSUS) THEN PROBABLY TO MEDINA(AS LISTED IN THE 1860 CENSUS). NATURALIZATION PAPERS MAY BE IN ONE OF THESE COUNTIES. ANDREW WAS NOT LISTED IN MEDINA WITH HIS FATHER JOHN IN THE 1860 CENSUS, ANDREW IS LISTED IN THE 1870 CENSUS AS BEING IN WOOD COUNTY MILTON TWP.P-406. HANNA HIS SISTER MARRIED JOHN FREEMAN AND THEY ARE LISTED AS WOOD COUNTY CENTER TWP. CENSUS OF 1880, AS WELL AS JOHN. SO APPARENTLY THEY ALL MOVED TO WOOD COUNTY AROUND 1865, MAYBE WHEN ANDREW WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY.

ANDREW WAS IN THE THE CIVIL WAR ENLISTED ABOUT 7-26-1862, 103 O.I.V. CO. K, DISCHARGED CLEVELAND, OH. 6-20-1865. PENSION JAN. 15, 1898. PAPERS AVAILABLE. FURTHER RESEARCH SHOULD BE DONE ON SERVICE RECORD.
WE SEE THE NAME SPELLED BAKEMAN, BACHMAN, AND BECKMAN--VERY CONFUSING, HOWEVER DEFINATELY THE SAME PERSON. SO ANYONE DOING RESEARCH LOOK FOR ALL SPELLINGS. THERE IS NO DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR ANDREW BAKEMAN/BECKMAN IN WOOD CO.

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BECKMAN, ANDREW -1842-NOTES

ANDREW BAKEMAN'S SECOND MARRAGE RECORD FULTON CO. OH
(COMPUTER RECORD RESIDES UNDER PERTHENA J. ANGEL)

MARRIED BERTHA J. ANGEL -3-17-1901 FULTON CO. OH BK 8:212
BORN: 04-15-1843 WAYNE CO OH (RE SWAN CR. TWP FULTON CO OH
FATHER: BEJAMIN SIMPKINS
MOTHER: LIZA FREMAN
PERTHENA/BERTHA TWICE MARRIED

WOOD CO HEALTH DEPT.
DEATH CERTIFICATE: PERTHENA J. ANGEL
DIED: 02-04-1938 LIBERTY TWP WIDOW
BORN: SAME
FATHER: SAME
MOTHER: SAME
INFORMANT: JAY L. ANGEL OF BOWLING GREEN R#3
BURIED: SARGENT CEMETERY

DIVORCE CERT FEB 18, 1921 COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF WOOD CO OH

[NI1019] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #3268, Date of Import: May 21, 1998]

BECKMAN, JOHN 1812 NOTES


JOHN CAME TO CUYAHOGA COUNTY, EAST CLEVELAND, OH, SOMETIME AROUND 1850, (AS LISTED IN THE 1850 CENSUS), THEN TO MEDINA, LIVERPOOL TOWNSHIP,( AS LISTED THE IN THE 1860 CENSUS). THE 1850 CENSUS LISTS JOHN AT 40, PROBABLY SHOULD BE 38. IT LISTS JOHN AS BORN IN HOLLAND, MARY (HIS WIFE) AGE 30 BORN IN GERMANY, JOSEPHINE AGE 11 BORN IN GERMANY, ANDREW AGE 8 BORN IN GERMANY, ELIZA AGE 5 BORN IN GERMANY, AND HANNAH AGE 8 MONTHS BORN IN OHIO. THE 1880 CENSUS SAYS ANDREW EMIGRATED IN 1855, HOWEVER WE DO KNOW THE 1850 CENSUS SHOWS ANDREW AS BEING HERE. NATURALIZATION PAPERS MAY BE IN MEDINA COURTHOUSE.

APPARENTLY THE WHOLE FAMILY WENT TO WOOD COUNTY ABOUT 1865, MAYBE AFTER ANDREW WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY.

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CARR SAMUEL- EVENT: -
SAMUEL CARR WAS A DAY LABORER AND A LOCAL PREACHER IN THE PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH IN ENGLAND AND OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN AMERICA.
THE FAMILY LANDED IN AMERICA IN MAY 1851 AND ARRIVED IN MONROEVELLE, HURON CO., OH ON 6 JUNE 1851 HAVING COME BY CANAL FROM ALBANY
TO BUFFALO AND THENCE BY STEAMER TO SANDUSKY CITY. THE REMAINDER OF THE TRIP WAS MADE BY RAIL.

SAMUEL IS THE FATHER OF MARY ANN CARR THE MOTHER OF HANNA HUNT WHO MARRIED WILLIAM LEE BECKMAN, THE FATHER OF VIRGIL LEO BECKMAN.

[NI1103] She and her shild died. Her husband then married her sister.

[NI1104] From History of Allen County:

Mr. and Mrs. Sherrick are the only survivors of the eighteen pioneers who organized the society of Mennonites, in Sugar Creek Township, this county. This demonination first worshiped from house to house, then built a log church, and a few years later erected a small frame one in in 1883 a fine large frame church.

[NI1122] Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881

He moved with his parents on the old farm until after the death of his father in August of 1855. In 1856 he moved on the farm he resides now. He has been a very active man and has held several positions of trust, and has the respect and confidence of his neighbors. He was the president of the reunion in 1881.

SAMUEL STEMEN, farmer, P. 0. Elida, was born in Fairfield County,
Ohio, September 21, 1821; son of Henry and Mary Beery Stemen, natives
of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively, and who came to Allen County,
Ohio, in 1841, where they both died. Our subject was married, October 3,
1841, to Magdalena Hilyard, of Fairfield County, Ohio, a native of Fayette
County, Penn., born May 3, 1820, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth A.
(Haught) Hilyard, who were natives of Fayette County, Penn., where they
married; they moved to Fairfield County, Ohio, in an early day and there
died. To our subject and wife have been born twelve children: Elizabeth,
Isaac B., Mary, Henry S., Anna, George W., Magdalena, Samuel H.,
Jane, Catharine, Jessie J., and Charles A., all now living except
Elizabeth, Anna and George. Mr. Stemen has served in some of the
township offices. In politics he is a Democrat. Mrs. Stemen is a member
of the Mennonite Church.

[NI1151] Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881


She was married near Red Stone, and moved to Washington county, Ohio, where they lived seven years, and then moved to Fairfield county, where they lived until 1851 when they moved to Allen Cty, Ohio, where they lived until November 3, 1859.

They were members of the German Reformed church. They had 10 children.

[NI1159] Chuck Garrett
CAGarrett@aol.comm
10/6/1997
Entered by Dave Koester



My GGF was Zachariah Taylor Garrett. He was married to Sarah Francis
Stevick, twin sister of John L. Stevick. Both born 7/30/1848 in Scotland,
Franklin Co., Pa. Zach and Sarah were married in 7/19/1866 in Cedarville,
Allen Co., In.

John L. was married to Mary M.Stemen 1850- 4/16/1891. They were married in
Allen County, Oh ( Records of Marriages No. B, P342 according to John's
civil war pension file.) John was in the 207th Rgt, Penn Inf in 1864, and
mustered out 5/31/1865. Their children included John L. Jr. 1879-1902,
.Clara A. 1870-1893 and Garrie S, 1886-?? There is an affidavit in John L's
CWP file by William T Stemen, aged 37-1/2 as of 4/17/1902, attesting to the
marriage of John L and Mary.

John and Sarah were two of John Stevick and Fannie Lesher Stevick's children.
Both parents, and both children were born in Pa, and died in Allen County,
In. For some reason which I have not yet researched yet, Fannie is buried
next to Joseph Stevick rather than John. Joseph appears to be one of her
brothers-in-law.
Chuck Garrett
CAGarrett@aol.comm
10/6/1997
Entered by Dave Koester

My GGF was Zachariah Taylor Garrett. He was married to Sarah Frances Stevick, twin sister of John L. Stevick. Both born 7/30/1848 in Scotland, Franklin co., PA. Zach and Sarah were married in 7/19/1866 in Cedarville, Allen Co. IN.

John L. was married to Mary M. Stemen, August 14, 1868 in Allen County, OH. (records of Marriages No. B, P342 according to John's Civil War Pension File.) John was in the 207th Rgt. Penn Inf in 1864, and mustered out 5/31/1865. Their children included John L. Jr. 1879-1902, Clara A. 1870-1893 and Gary S. 1886-?? There is an affidavit in John L. CWP file by William T. Stemen, aged 37 1/2 as of 4/17/1902, attesting to the marriage of John L. and Mary.

John and Sarah were two of John Stevick and Fannie Lesher Stevick's children. Both parents, and both children were born in Pa. and died in Allen County, IN. For some reason which I have not yet research. Fannie is buried next to Joesph Stevick rather than John. Joseph appears to be one of her brother-in-laws.

[NI1166] Have one child.

Sorce of data beginning with Dvid B. Stemen and Mary E. Bressler, was Aunt Grace (Stemen) Snyder, eighth child of David B. Stemen.

[NI1284] Moved to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1816.

[NI1285] In 1803, emigrated to Fairfield Cty, Ohio with family.





Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881

[NI1674] Moved with her parents to Allen County , Ohio in 1834. After she married, they bought eighty acres of land in Ridge township, Van Wert county, Ohio. They labored hard and nobly to redeem the land from wild state in which they found it, stuggling with poverty and that other insiduous enemy of early settlers, malaria.
Her husband died in 18__, leaving her a widow with seven children.Moved with her parents to Allen County, Ohio in 1834. After she married, they bought eighty acres of land from the wild state in which they found it, struggling with poverty and that other insiduous enemy of early settlers, malaria. Her husband died in 18__, leaving her a widow with seven children.

[NI1789] In 1846, went with her husband to a cabin in the woods on a piece of land bought by him in Marion township, Allen Cty. They had 11 children.In 1846, went with her husband to a cabin in the woods on a piece of land bought by him in Marion township, Allen County, OH. They had 11 children.

[NI1790] Adam was a Civil War veteran. He served in Company A, 33 Regiment, Ohio Infantry.

[NI1821] Pennsylvania Mennonite Hertiage, January 1987:

Born in Redstone, Fayette Co., PA; in 1780 lived in Rockingham County, VA, moved back to Fayette Co. In 1803 moved to Fairfield Co., Ohio

[NI1839] The surname Laman is also spelled Lehman.

[NI1858] Moved to SugarCreek township and lived on a farm.

[NI1872] Lived in Jackson township 35 years. Farmer, stock buyer, raised show Hogs.

[NI1875] Noah was concerted and united with the M.E. church. In 1858, was licensed to exhort in 1865 and 3 years later licensed to preach. He thenjoined the U.B. Church and does valliant srevice that branch of the Lord's army. He enlisted in the union army .

[NI1917] An article from the HERALD of TRUTH Nov. 9, 1905 Possibly a Mennonite Newpaper.

In this article it said:

He had made no profession (but in his life he was upright, honest and strictly moral) until five days before he died, when he became deeply concerned aboout his salvation and began to call upon God for mercy, and thought he had a wonderful struggle until peace came to his soul, we now have reason to believe that he was truly converted and in accordance with his request and confession of a living faith in Christ, he was baptized and received into fellowship which caused joy in many hearts.

Then he began to admonish his children, that they, too, shoulc become Christians, which made such an impression on his oldest son (Peter), that he gave the promise to his father that he would spend the remainder of his days in the service of God and meet him in heaven.An article from the HERALD of TRUTH November 9, 1905
Possibly a Mennonite newspaper.

In this article it said:

He had made no profession (but in his life he was upright, honest and strictly moral) until five days before he died, when he became deeply concerned about his salvation and began to call upon God for mercy, and though he had a wonderful struggle until peace came to his soul, we now have reason to believe that he was truly converted and in accordance with his request and confession of a living faith in Christ he was baptized and received into fellowship, which caused joy in many hearts.

Then he bagan to admonish his children that they, too, should becaome Christians, which made such an impression on his oldest son( Peter) that he gave the promise to his father that he would spend the remainder of his days in the service of God and meet him in heaven.

[NI1961] He had 5 children - 4 sons and 1 daughter




Source: History of the Stemen Family, May 28th, 1881

[NI1963] Moved to a farm in Marion Township, Hocking County, Ohio.

[NI1969] Graduate of Ohio Weslyan University and was a teacher

[NI1999] Christian Steinman/Stoneman, b. c 1696. He was taxed at Conestoga in 1718 to 1727. He married Elizabeth Kaufman, daughter of Michael Kaufman. He died by 9 Jan 1755. (554) He bought 150 acres on the little Conestoga on 13 May 1729 from Hans and Anna Brubaker. He bought 200 acres in Conestoga from Michael Baughman on 27 Dec 1740 .(555) He was married to Elizabeth first and had John, Elizabeth, Susanna and Maria by her. Christian married second another Elizabeth and had Christian and Jacob Stoneman, both under age 21 in 1755. He died intestate at Hempfield twp. (556) He was a Mennonite.

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Source:
Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners Volume II
by Richard Warren Davis Copyright 1997

STEINMAN/STONEMAN/STEYMAN/STEMAN

Family "A"

Hans Steinman, b. c 1647. He was married to Barbli Kunzi. He was called an Anabaptist at the baptism of his daughter Christina. He was probably exiled 1667.

1. Christina Steinman, b. 15 Sep 1670, Oberdiessbach.


Family "B"

Mr. Steinman, b. c 1670. He is probably the father of Joseph and Christian Stoneman both late of Germany who took up lands on the Conestoga prior to 1719 (550). Joseph and Christian may be the grandsons of Hans Steinman in Family "A".

1. Joseph Stoneman/Stehman/Steinman, b. c 1692. His will was in the name of Joseph Stoneman. He as also naturalized with the name Joseph Stoneman. He died in 1756 at Manheim Twp., Lancaster County. (551) He does not mention his wife in his will. He left money to the poor of the Mennonite congregation with the Elders Joseph Shirk and Jacob Martin in charge.

The executors of his will were Henry Neave and John Kagi. Witnesses to the will were Abraham Meyer, Nicholas Haugendobler and Jacob Thomas. He arrived in Lancaster County in 1717. He was taxed therein 1718 and took out a warrant on land there in 1718.

11. Mary Stoneman, b. 1 Sep 1714. She was married to Peter Ruffner by 1739 and moved to Virginia.
12. Anna Stehman, b. c 1716. She married Benedict Eshleman (1711-1777) in about 1734. They lived at Conestoqa Twp., Lancaster County.
13. John Stoneman, b. c 1718. He received his father’s plantation of 400 acres in Manheim Twp., by will in 1756. He was probably the John Stayman who died in Lancaster County in 1766.(552) He married Barbara Kagy. The executors of his will in 1766 were his wife Barbara, brother-in-law Abraham Kagy and John Burkholder Jr.

131. Henry Stayman, b. 17 May 1748. He died 16 Apr 1793 in Conestoga Twp. He married Veronica Neff, daughter of Henry Neff.
132. Peter Stayman, b. c 1752. He was under age 21 in 1766.
133. Anna Stayman, b. c 1750. She married Henry Neff (b. 1748), son of Henry Neff of Manor Twp.
134. Barbara Stayman, b. c 1754
135. Margretta Stayman, b. c 1756. She died in 1822. She married John Neff (1750-1788) son of Henry Neff.
136. Susanna Stayman, b. c 1758
137. Fronica Stayman, b. c 1760

14. Joseph Stoneman, b. c 1720.
15. Elizabeth Stoneman, b. c 1722. She married John Barr by 1756. Her son Martin Bare was mentioned in his uncle Tobias Stoneman’s will in 1771.
16. Fronica Stoneman, b. c 1725. She married Jacob Kagy by 1756.
17. Tobias Steman, b. c 1730. He was not mentioned in his father’s will in 1756. He died at Conestoga Twp., in 1771. (553) He mentions his siblings in his will. He was married to Anna. According to his will he owned a slave named Joe Cowan who was to get his freedom when he arrived at the age of 31 years.

171. Tobias Steman, b. c 1758. He was called by his father as his only son and child in his will in 1771. His guardian was Martin Bare in 1771.
18. Peter Steman.

2. Christian Steinman/Stoneman, b. c 1696. He was taxed at Conestoga in 1718 to 1727. He married Elizabeth Kaufman, daughter of Michael Kaufman. He died by 9 Jan 1755. (554) He bought 150 acres on the little Conestoga on 13 May 1729 from Hans and Anna Brubaker. He bought 200 acres in Conestoga from Michael Baughman on 27 Dec 1740 .(555) He was married to Elizabeth first and had John, Elizabeth, Susanna and Maria by her. Christian married second another Elizabeth and had Christian and Jacob Stoneman, both under age 21 in 1755. He died intestate at Hempfield twp. (556) He was a Mennonite.

21. Elizabeth Stoneman, b. c 1727. She married John Newcomer by 1755.
22. Susanna Stoneman, b. c 1729. She married Jacob Brubacher, son of Hans Brubaker on 30 May 1749.
23. Maria Stoneman, b. c 1732. She married Christian Hershey by 1755. He was the son of Andrew and Susanna Hershey. Christian and Mary lived in Manor Twp., Lancaster County.
24. John Stoneman, b. c 1736. He was called the oldest son. He died by 9 Jan 1755, unmarried in his minority.
25. Christian Steman, b. 28 May 1747. He was a minor in 1755. According to his Bible record he was born 28 May 1747 and he died 28 Aug 1844 Allen County, Ohio. He was buried in the Mennonite cemetery. He married Hannah Bar (18 Apr 1750-15 Jul 1834), daughter of Henry Bar on 1 Apr 1770.

251. Peter Steman, b. 2 Jan 1771. He married Magdalena Swick. He moved from Rockingham County, Va., in 1803 to Fayette County, Pa. and then to Fairfield County Ohio in 1807.

2511. Christian Steman, b. 23 Apr 1799, Rockingham County, Va.
2512. John Steman, b. 12 Sep 1800, Rockingham County, Va.
2513. Peter Steman, b. 15 Sep 1802, Rockingham County, Va.

252. Christian Steman, b. 18 Apr 1773.
253. Henry Steman, b. 26 May 1775. He married Mary Beery, daughter of Nicholas Beery at Rockingham County, Va. They moved to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1803. He was a Mennonite Bishop.
254. Anna Steman, b. 5 Oct 1777.
255. John Steman, b. 17 Apr 1780.
256. Samuel Steman, b. 12 Nov 1782.
257. Francis Steman, b. 5 Jan 1786.
258. Johannes Steman, b. 10 May 1788.
259. Elizabeth Steman, b. 24 Jun 1791.
250. Michael Steman, b. 21 Jan 1794.
251. Maria Steman, b. 9 Feb 1796.

26. Jacob Steman, b. c 1754. He was a deaf mute. He was under age 7 in 1760.

3. Johannes Steinmann, b. c 1703. He was listed as a Mennonite when he lived at Flomersheim, Germany in 1738 with his wife and two children. He lived there in 1743 with his wife, 1 son and 1 daughter. His widow lived there in 1753 with her single son.
31. Daughter, b. c 1725. She left Flomersheim between 1743 and 1753.
32. Son, b. c 1729. He was single and living with his mother in 1753.

4. [?] Jacob Steinmann, b. c 1705. He was listed as a Mennonite when he lived at Kohlhof, Germany in 1738. He was living at Elsheim in 1753 with his wife, four children and brother-in-law.

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550 I. Daniel Rupp, History of Lancaster County, p. 119.
551 Will B-130, Lancaster.
552 Will C-61, Lancaster.
553 Will C-251, Lancaster.
554 Deed D-240, Lancaster.
555 Deed D-236, Lancaster.
556 Deed F-112, Lancaster

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An Act For the Better Enabling Divers Inhabitants Of The Province of Pennsylvania to Hold Lands, And to Invest Them With The Privileges Of Natural-Born Subjects Of the Said Province.

Whereas by the encouragement given by the Honorable William Penn Esquire, late proprietary and governor of the province of Pennsylvania, and by the permission of his late Majesty, King George the First, of blessed memory and his predecessor, Kings and Queens of England, etc., divers Protestants who were subjects to the Emperor of Germany, a prince in amity with the Crown of Great Britain, transported themselves and estates in the province of Pennsylvania between the years one thousand seven hundred and one thousand seven hundred and eighteen, and since they came hither have contributed very much to the enlargement of the British Empire and to raising and improving sundry commodites fit for the markets of Europe, and always behaved themselves religiously and peaceably, and have paid a due regard and obedience to laws and government of this province....

Section I - Be it enacted by the Honorable Patrick Gordon Esquire, Governor of the province of Pennsylvania, etc., by and with the advice of the freeman of the said Province, in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That ....

Martin Mylin, Hans Graaf, ****Christian Stoneman****, Jacob Funk, Francis Neiff, Francis Neiff, Junior; George Kindick, John Burkholder, John Burkholder, Junior; Abraham Burkholder, Michael Bohman, John Hess, John Frederick, Christopher Preniman, Martin Harnist, Joseph Buckwalter, Felix Landas, Junior, Adam Preniman, John Funk, John Bohman, John Taylor, Henry Neiff, Michael Mire, Henry Bare, Peter Bumgarner, Melcor Hufford, Mercor Erisnman, John Brubaker, Jacob Nisley, Jacob Snevely, Jacob Goot, John Woolslegle, Jacob Mire, Christopher Sowers, **Joseph Stoneman**, Daniel Ashleman, Christian Peelman, John Henry Neiff, John Henry Neiff, Junior; Abraham Hare, John Ferie, Jacob Biere, Peter Yordea, Peter Leamon, John Jacob Snevely, Isaac Coffman, Andrew Coffman, Woolrick Rodte, Henry Funk, Roody Mire, John Mylin, Jacob Bheme, John Coffman, Michael Doneder, Charles Christopher, Andres Shults, John Howser, Christian Preniman, Jacob Miller, black; Henry Carpenter, Emanuel Carpenter, Gabriel Carpenter, Daniel Herman, Christian Herman, Philip Fiere, Mathias Slaremaker, big John Shank, Jacob Churts, Jacob Snevely, Junior; John Woolrick Houver, John Croyder, John Leeghte, John Hampher, Martyn Graaf, Peter Smith, Peter Newcomat, Jacob Bare, Junior; John Henry Bare, Jacob Weaver, Henry Weaver, John Weaver, David Longanickar, George Weaver, Abraham Mire, Woolrick Houser, John Mire, Henry Musselman, Michael Shank, Jacob Miller, Jacob Miller, Junior; Martin Miller, Peter Aybe, Hans Goot, Christian Staner, John Jacob Light, Adam Brand, Christopher Franciscus, Caspar Loughman, Frederick Stay, John Line, John Shwope, Bastian Royer, Jonas Leroy, Simeon King, John Aybe, Everard Ream, [all of Lancaster County] and John Negley, Bernard Reesor, John Wistar, John Frederick Ax, John Philip Bohm, Anthony Yerkhas and Herman Yerkhas [of Philadelphia County],

****be and shall be to all intents and purposes deemed, taken and esteemed His Majesty's natural-born subjects of this province of Pennsylvania as if they and each of them had born within the said province, and shall and may and every one of them shall and may within this province, and shall and may and every one of them shall and may within this province take, receive, enjoy and be entitled to all rights, privileges and advantages of natural born subjects of this province as fully to all intents, constructions and purposes whatsoever as any of His majesty's natural born subjects of this province can, do or ought to enjoy by virtues of their being His Majesty's natural born subjects of His Majesty's said province of Pennsylvania.

[Passed February 14, 1729. Apparently never considered by the Crown but allowed to become law by lapse of time, in accordance with the Proprietary Charter.]

[NI2008] John Stoneman, b. c 1718. He received his father’s plantation of 400 acres in Manheim Twp., by will in 1756. He was probably the John Stayman who died in Lancaster County in 1766.(552) He married Barbara Kagy. The executors of his will in 1766 were his wife Barbara, brother-in-law Abraham Kagy and John Burkholder Jr.

[NI2025] Source: History of Allen County p823

Received a common school education, began the carpenter trade at the age of fourteen.

He served from the fall of 1862 to close of war of the Rebellion in the Company G., Eighty-first Regiment O.V.I.. He is a member of the U.B. Church.Received a common school education, began the carpenter trade at the age of fourteen.

He served from the fall of 1862 to close of war of the Rebellion in the Company G, Eighty-first Rigiment O.V.I.
He is a member of the U.B. Church.

Source: History of Allen County, page 823Received a common school education, began the carpenter trade at the age of fourteen.

He served from the fall of 1862 to close of war of the Rebellion in the Company G, Eighty-first Rigiment O.V.I.
He is a member of the U.B. Church.

Source: History of Allen County, page 823

[NI2042] My mother, Hulda V. Sherrick was a avid seamstress, especially for her children and grandchildren. She had the will and determation of living no matter how sick she had been.. When she went to Dr. Bush, the first thing she would ask if she would be able to plant a garden. She planted a garden every year until she died. Bless her soul. She made quilts for everyone of her grandchildren and even a few extra. She was quite a lady.

[NI2053] He was called " Barron John" because of large land holdings

[NI2324] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2605, Date of Import: Jun 4, 1998]

WORKED ON CHIGAGO & ERIE RAILROAD

[NI2325] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2605, Date of Import: Jun 4, 1998]

DIVORCED FROM BATES -- NOV. 1893

[NI2327] He was a little past four years of age when he came with his parents to Fairfield Cty, Ohio. He received his deed fro the governement, signed by President Monroe, and has never been transferred. He has accumulated considerable fortune.


Reference: History of the Stemen Family, May 28, 1881.

[NI2329] After marriage, moved to Perry County and in 1852 to near Delphos, Allen County, Ohio.

[NI2415] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2605, Date of Import: Jun 4, 1998]

VAN WERT CO. OHIO MARRIGE BOOK #13 PAGE 491
PETER WEIDMAN & ELIZA ROYER MARRIED 17 AUG. 1911
HE -- 36 YEARS ON MARCH 25, 1911
SHE - 17 YEARS ON APRIL 19, 1911
COURT HOUSE RECORDS SHOW PETER BORN MARCH 22,1872---
1900 CENSUS SHOWS PETER BORN JULY 1972

[NI2434] [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2605, Date of Import: Jun 4, 1998]

RETIRED REGISTERED NURSE FROM FLINT, MICH.
LIVED IN MIDDLE POINT, OHIO

[NI3052] Information provided by:
Judy Jones Arnold
jjarnold@intcomm.nett
10/6/1997
Entered by Dave Koester


James Edward Gibson
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James William Gibson
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| Robert Adair
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Evelyn Diana Adair
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| From Ireland
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| John Ervan Robert Waters (1877-? Williamsburg Ky. Whitt Count)
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| | From Ireland
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Goldie Waters
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| Christian Stemen (Stehmen)
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| Peter Stemen 1st
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| Peter Stemen 2nd
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| Benjamin Stemen
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| Christian Stemen
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Lucinda Elizabeth Stemen (1900-? Elida, Ohio, Allen Co.)
\
Barbara Ann Nolan

[NI3291] Sabrina & Ryan moved to Minot Airforce Base, Minot, North Dakota when their mother, Rhonda was tranferred there in Dec. 1986. Then in Aug. 1993, Rhonda's Airforce duty ended, Sabrina, Ryan & Tabitha moved with their mother to Clovis, California. In March 1995, the family moved to Saginaw, MI., stayed there till October 1996, then they moved back to Clovis, California. Rhonda's mother lives in Ca. & her sister, Jeanne, lives in Michigan.

[NI4005] Source: Allen County History p. 651

Came to Allen County in fall of 1845.

He cleared about 80 acres of land, and has nicely improved farm of 120 acres with pleasant surroundings.

Although not desiring office, Mr. Poling has been urged to acfcept positions of trust, and has taken an active interest in all things conduciveto the advancement and general welfare of the people of his communty. The ancestry of our subject have been remarkable for longevity of life, all having died at greatly advanced ages.

[NI4308] M. E. Minister; Chaplan, 1st Lt. U. S. Army, Fort Eustis, Virginia.

[NI4312] Farmer

[NI4394] Served four years in the Navy on the USS Constelation in San Dieago, California.

[NI4405]
Girl 13, Strangled in freak accident. Middle Point, Ohio. A thirteen year old girl, out
of school Friday due to weather conditions, strangled while gathering limbs which
had fallen from the icecoated trees at her home.

Diane Stemen was pronounced dead on arrival at 2pm at the Van Wert County
Hospital.

According to the Van Wert County sheriff's department, the girl was using a garden
tractor to pick up the limbs when her scarf became entangled in the fly wheel of
the vehicle.

[NI4417] On March 6, 1991 all three; Patricia L. Stemen, her daughter, Tiffiney L. DeWitt and Tiffiney's unborn child were all killed in a traffic accident. The child was delivered after the wreck but was still-born. Another child Jesse L. Stemen, age 2, survived the wreck.

[NI4441] Farmer, Cecil, Ohio

[NI4477] Ezra Hilliard died in infancy.

[NI4644] Barbara Lyall (daughter) memories:

My Dad was quite ill and living in Florida with my mother. It was decided that we should move my Mom and Dad to Connecticut to live with my brother, Jim. They came to my house in Maryland first so we could get the furniture moved in. They arrived the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. My Dad was very sick and although we got through Thanksgiving day watching the parade together, we had to take him to the hospital the next day. He was admitted and had to have an operation on his leg as gang green was setting in. After the operation his heart gave out and he died early in the morning.

My mother had him cremated and a service for him with only immediate family attending was held at our local church.

His ashes stayed in my closet in Maryland for 7 years until my mother passed away. I had her cremated and both my mother and father are buried in Lancaster, PA at Millinger's Mennonite Cemetery, Row 31N, Lot 24, Grave 1.

I choose this spot because of the names I saw in the cemetery. There seemed to be other family names I recognized. Since our ancestors started from here I felt it was right to bury them there. My niece Jackie came with me to the cemetery and I will always be grateful to her for that. I visit their grave site often and it brings me great comfort.

[NI4659] They had 11 children - 5 boys and 6 girls.

[NI4690] 2/1/97

We have nothing on a William Knox, but do have an Emma Stemen married
to Isaac F. Stewart,fifth son of Catharine Ridenour and Nicholas H.
Stewart. Isaac was born 9 Aug 1868 in Allen CO., OH. They had 7 children:
Clarence.Theo,Blanche,Winifred,Dallas,GLadys C., and Rachel.

Our earliest Lehman is Amelia Ridenour married to Christian B. Lehman
12 Sept 1867. They had three children.

Let us know if we can help with anyone else.

Good searching,

Jack and Michelle
jnmride@gte.nett

[NI4779] Tobias Steman, b. c 1758. He was called by his father as his only son and child in his will in 1771. His guardian was Martin Bare in 1771.

[NI4783] They had 3 children - one son, and 2 daughters. The son WIlliam died in infancy. She was a member of the U.B. Church.

[NI4798] Brought to Allen County as a baby.
Bought to Allen County, Oh. as a baby.

[NI4802] MOved to Jackson, Van Wert county, Ohio.Moved to Van Wert County, Jackson Township, OH.

[NI4821] Was almost 7 years old when his mother died. He went to live with his grandfather Kesler, where he was living in 1880. He listed his occupation as "works on farm."
He and Mary had three children.
Elmer and Mary are buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Elida, OH.

[NI4867] They lived on his father's farm known as the Old Hunsaker Farm.

[NI4912] Tobias Steman, b. c 1730. He was not mentioned in his father’s will in 1756. He died at Conestoga Twp., in 1771. (553) He mentions his siblings in his will. He was married to Anna. According to his will he owned a slave named Joe Cowan who was to get his freedom when he arrived at the age of 31 years.

[NI4917] [?] Jacob Steinmann, b. c 1705. He was listed as a Mennonite when he lived at Kohlhof, Germany in 1738. He was living at Elsheim in 1753 with his wife, four children and brother-in-law.

[NI5029] Was called Kate. Raised by her aunt Lydia "Polly" Delong, wife of John Miller

[NI5237] Told by Velva (Sherrick) Bruce
Esther was single, and came upon hard times, she gave her son, Howard up for adoption when he was approximately 4 years old. We have never heard or seen him since.

[NI5264]



Joseph Stoneman/Stehman/Steinman, b. c 1692. His will was in the name of Joseph Stoneman. He as also naturalized with the name Joseph Stoneman. He died in 1756 at Manheim Twp., Lancaster County. (551) He does not mention his wife in his will. He left money to the poor of the Mennonite congregation with the Elders Joseph Shirk and Jacob Martin in charge.

The executors of his will were Henry Neave and John Kagi. Witnesses to the will were Abraham Meyer, Nicholas Haugendobler and Jacob Thomas. He arrived in Lancaster County in 1717. He was taxed therein 1718 and took out a warrant on land there in 1718.
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[Joseph Steinman (Stoneman) is listed by Daniel Rupp (Appendix 3) to be living
in Lancaster County in 1712. Lancaster's previous listing in 1709 did NOT
list his name.
Therefore, he arrived Lancaster County after 1709 and before 1712.]

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Source:
Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners Volume II
by Richard Warren Davis Copyright 1997

STEINMAN/STONEMAN/STEYMAN/STEMAN

Family "A"

Hans Steinman, b. c 1647. He was married to Barbli Kunzi. He was called an Anabaptist at the baptism of his daughter Christina. He was probably exiled 1667.

1. Christina Steinman, b. 15 Sep 1670, Oberdiessbach.


Family "B"

Mr. Steinman, b. c 1670. He is probably the father of Joseph and Christian Stoneman both late of Germany who took up lands on the Conestoga prior to 1719 (550). Joseph and Christian may be the grandsons of Hans Steinman in Family "A".

1. Joseph Stoneman/Stehman/Steinman, b. c 1692. His will was in the name of Joseph Stoneman. He as also naturalized with the name Joseph Stoneman. He died in 1756 at Manheim Twp., Lancaster County. (551) He does not mention his wife in his will. He left money to the poor of the Mennonite congregation with the Elders Joseph Shirk and Jacob Martin in charge.

The executors of his will were Henry Neave and John Kagi. Witnesses to the will were Abraham Meyer, Nicholas Haugendobler and Jacob Thomas. He arrived in Lancaster County in 1717. He was taxed therein 1718 and took out a warrant on land there in 1718.

11. Mary Stoneman, b. 1 Sep 1714. She was married to Peter Ruffner by 1739 and moved to Virginia.
12. Anna Stehman, b. c 1716. She married Benedict Eshleman (1711-1777) in about 1734. They lived at Conestoqa Twp., Lancaster County.
13. John Stoneman, b. c 1718. He received his father’s plantation of 400 acres in Manheim Twp., by will in 1756. He was probably the John Stayman who died in Lancaster County in 1766.(552) He married Barbara Kagy. The executors of his will in 1766 were his wife Barbara, brother-in-law Abraham Kagy and John Burkholder Jr.

131. Henry Stayman, b. 17 May 1748. He died 16 Apr 1793 in Conestoga Twp. He married Veronica Neff, daughter of Henry Neff.
132. Peter Stayman, b. c 1752. He was under age 21 in 1766.
133. Anna Stayman, b. c 1750. She married Henry Neff (b. 1748), son of Henry Neff of Manor Twp.
134. Barbara Stayman, b. c 1754
135. Margretta Stayman, b. c 1756. She died in 1822. She married John Neff (1750-1788) son of Henry Neff.
136. Susanna Stayman, b. c 1758
137. Fronica Stayman, b. c 1760

14. Joseph Stoneman, b. c 1720.
15. Elizabeth Stoneman, b. c 1722. She married John Barr by 1756. Her son Martin Bare was mentioned in his uncle Tobias Stoneman’s will in 1771.
16. Fronica Stoneman, b. c 1725. She married Jacob Kagy by 1756.
17. Tobias Steman, b. c 1730. He was not mentioned in his father’s will in 1756. He died at Conestoga Twp., in 1771. (553) He mentions his siblings in his will. He was married to Anna. According to his will he owned a slave named Joe Cowan who was to get his freedom when he arrived at the age of 31 years.

171. Tobias Steman, b. c 1758. He was called by his father as his only son and child in his will in 1771. His guardian was Martin Bare in 1771.
18. Peter Steman.

2. Christian Steinman/Stoneman, b. c 1696. He was taxed at Conestoga in 1718 to 1727. He married Elizabeth Kaufman, daughter of Michael Kaufman. He died by 9 Jan 1755. (554) He bought 150 acres on the little Conestoga on 13 May 1729 from Hans and Anna Brubaker. He bought 200 acres in Conestoga from Michael Baughman on 27 Dec 1740 .(555) He was married to Elizabeth first and had John, Elizabeth, Susanna and Maria by her. Christian married second another Elizabeth and had Christian and Jacob Stoneman, both under age 21 in 1755. He died intestate at Hempfield twp. (556) He was a Mennonite.

21. Elizabeth Stoneman, b. c 1727. She married John Newcomer by 1755.
22. Susanna Stoneman, b. c 1729. She married Jacob Brubacher, son of Hans Brubaker on 30 May 1749.
23. Maria Stoneman, b. c 1732. She married Christian Hershey by 1755. He was the son of Andrew and Susanna Hershey. Christian and Mary lived in Manor Twp., Lancaster County.
24. John Stoneman, b. c 1736. He was called the oldest son. He died by 9 Jan 1755, unmarried in his minority.
25. Christian Steman, b. 28 May 1747. He was a minor in 1755. According to his Bible record he was born 28 May 1747 and he died 28 Aug 1844 Allen County, Ohio. He was buried in the Mennonite cemetery. He married Hannah Bar (18 Apr 1750-15 Jul 1834), daughter of Henry Bar on 1 Apr 1770.

251. Peter Steman, b. 2 Jan 1771. He married Magdalena Swick. He moved from Rockingham County, Va., in 1803 to Fayette County, Pa. and then to Fairfield County Ohio in 1807.

2511. Christian Steman, b. 23 Apr 1799, Rockingham County, Va.
2512. John Steman, b. 12 Sep 1800, Rockingham County, Va.
2513. Peter Steman, b. 15 Sep 1802, Rockingham County, Va.

252. Christian Steman, b. 18 Apr 1773.
253. Henry Steman, b. 26 May 1775. He married Mary Beery, daughter of Nicholas Beery at Rockingham County, Va. They moved to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1803. He was a Mennonite Bishop.
254. Anna Steman, b. 5 Oct 1777.
255. John Steman, b. 17 Apr 1780.
256. Samuel Steman, b. 12 Nov 1782.
257. Francis Steman, b. 5 Jan 1786.
258. Johannes Steman, b. 10 May 1788.
259. Elizabeth Steman, b. 24 Jun 1791.
250. Michael Steman, b. 21 Jan 1794.
251. Maria Steman, b. 9 Feb 1796.

26. Jacob Steman, b. c 1754. He was a deaf mute. He was under age 7 in 1760.

3. Johannes Steinmann, b. c 1703. He was listed as a Mennonite when he lived at Flomersheim, Germany in 1738 with his wife and two children. He lived there in 1743 with his wife, 1 son and 1 daughter. His widow lived there in 1753 with her single son.
31. Daughter, b. c 1725. She left Flomersheim between 1743 and 1753.
32. Son, b. c 1729. He was single and living with his mother in 1753.

4. [?] Jacob Steinmann, b. c 1705. He was listed as a Mennonite when he lived at Kohlhof, Germany in 1738. He was living at Elsheim in 1753 with his wife, four children and brother-in-law.

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550 I. Daniel Rupp, History of Lancaster County, p. 119.
551 Will B-130, Lancaster.
552 Will C-61, Lancaster.
553 Will C-251, Lancaster.
554 Deed D-240, Lancaster.
555 Deed D-236, Lancaster.
556 Deed F-112, Lancaster

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The following list includes those who became citizens in 1729.

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An Act For the Better Enabling Divers Inhabitants Of The Province of Pennsylvania to Hold Lands, And to Invest Them With The Privileges Of Natural-Born Subjects Of the Said Province.

Whereas by the encouragement given by the Honorable William Penn Esquire, late proprietary and governor of the province of Pennsylvania, and by the permission of his late Majesty, King George the First, of blessed memory and his predecessor, Kings and Queens of England, etc., divers Protestants who were subjects to the Emperor of Germany, a prince in amity with the Crown of Great Britain, transported themselves and estates in the province of Pennsylvania between the years one thousand seven hundred and one thousand seven hundred and eighteen, and since they came hither have contributed very much to the enlargement of the British Empire and to raising and improving sundry commodites fit for the markets of Europe, and always behaved themselves religiously and peaceably, and have paid a due regard and obedience to laws and government of this province....

Section I - Be it enacted by the Honorable Patrick Gordon Esquire, Governor of the province of Pennsylvania, etc., by and with the advice of the freeman of the said Province, in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That ....

Martin Mylin, Hans Graaf, **Christian Stoneman**, Jacob Funk, Francis Neiff, Francis Neiff, Junior; George Kindick, John Burkholder, John Burkholder, Junior; Abraham Burkholder, Michael Bohman, John Hess, John Frederick, Christopher Preniman, Martin Harnist, Joseph Buckwalter, Felix Landas, Junior, Adam Preniman, John Funk, John Bohman, John Taylor, Henry Neiff, Michael Mire, Henry Bare, Peter Bumgarner, Melcor Hufford, Mercor Erisnman, John Brubaker, Jacob Nisley, Jacob Snevely, Jacob Goot, John Woolslegle, Jacob Mire, Christopher Sowers, ****Joseph Stoneman****, Daniel Ashleman, Christian Peelman, John Henry Neiff, John Henry Neiff, Junior; Abraham Hare, John Ferie, Jacob Biere, Peter Yordea, Peter Leamon, John Jacob Snevely, Isaac Coffman, Andrew Coffman, Woolrick Rodte, Henry Funk, Roody Mire, John Mylin, Jacob Bheme, John Coffman, Michael Doneder, Charles Christopher, Andres Shults, John Howser, Christian Preniman, Jacob Miller, black; Henry Carpenter, Emanuel Carpenter, Gabriel Carpenter, Daniel Herman, Christian Herman, Philip Fiere, Mathias Slaremaker, big John Shank, Jacob Churts, Jacob Snevely, Junior; John Woolrick Houver, John Croyder, John Leeghte, John Hampher, Martyn Graaf, Peter Smith, Peter Newcomat, Jacob Bare, Junior; John Henry Bare, Jacob Weaver, Henry Weaver, John Weaver, David Longanickar, George Weaver, Abraham Mire, Woolrick Houser, John Mire, Henry Musselman, Michael Shank, Jacob Miller, Jacob Miller, Junior; Martin Miller, Peter Aybe, Hans Goot, Christian Staner, John Jacob Light, Adam Brand, Christopher Franciscus, Caspar Loughman, Frederick Stay, John Line, John Shwope, Bastian Royer, Jonas Leroy, Simeon King, John Aybe, Everard Ream, [all of Lancaster County] and John Negley, Bernard Reesor, John Wistar, John Frederick Ax, John Philip Bohm, Anthony Yerkhas and Herman Yerkhas [of Philadelphia County],

****be and shall be to all intents and purposes deemed, taken and esteemed His Majesty's natural-born subjects of this province of Pennsylvania as if they and each of them had born within the said province, and shall and may and every one of them shall and may within this province, and shall and may and every one of them shall and may within this province take, receive, enjoy and be entitled to all rights, privileges and advantages of natural born subjects of this province as fully to all intents, constructions and purposes whatsoever as any of His majesty's natural born subjects of this province can, do or ought to enjoy by virtues of their being His Majesty's natural born subjects of His Majesty's said province of Pennsylvania.

[Passed February 14, 1729. Apparently never considered by the Crown but allowed to become law by lapse of time, in accordance with the Proprietary Charter.]

[NI5297] Johannes Steinmann, b. c 1703. He was listed as a Mennonite when he lived at Flomersheim, Germany in 1738 with his wife and two children. He lived there in 1743 with his wife, 1 son and 1 daughter. His widow lived there in 1753 with her single son.
31. Daughter, b. c 1725. She left Flomersheim between 1743 and 1753.
32. Son, b. c 1729. He was single and living with his mother in 1753.

[NI5577] She moved to Clyde, Ohio, Sandusky County, Oh. and lived there until 1864, when her husband died.She moved to Clyde, Ohio, Allen County and lived their until 1864 when her husband died.

[NI6327] Most of the family history for George Stemen came from archive record prepared by Mary (Miller) Gordon, 301 No. Orchard, Farmington, New Mexico. Velva Bruce has a copy of these papers.

[NI6349] Mary or Mildred E. & her husband lived @Van Wert, OH..

[NI6369] Source of data from Catharine Stemen forward:

This data was entered by DWK on 9/24/97 and sent to Barb for integration with the master database.

David: Thanks for your response. I pulled up your homepage and was
impressed. There is so much information. You don't have my husband's
side branch, so I have included it below. The information I have on the
Stemen family is from LDS records. I am still entering it into my family
tree program (Family Tree Maker), and I am a slow typist. Is there any
way I can get a gedcom copy of your information. Then I wouldn't have to
type everything (I tend to be lazy)?

Patty Kreider

Descendants of Christian Stemen

1 Christian Stemen 1745 - 1844 b: May 28, 1745 in Rockingham Co.,
Virginia d: August 28, 1844 in Alln
.... +Hannah Barin 1750 - b: April 18, 1750 in Germany
......... 2 Peter Stemen 1771 - 1856 b: January 02, 1771 in Rockingham
Co., Virginia d: May 05, 1856 in Allen Co., Ohio
............... +Mary Magdalena Swick 1775 - 1852 b: September 15, 1775
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania d: January 27, 1852 in Allen Co., Ohio

.................... 3 Christian Stemen 1799 - 1865 b: April 23, 1799
in Rockingham Co., Virginia d: April 16, 1865 in Allen Co., Ohio
.......................... +Margaret Moyer 1802 - 1864 b: March 20,
1802 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania d: December 01, 1864 in Allen
Co., Ohio
............................... 4 Samuel P. Stemen 1822 - 1899 b:
October 26, 1822 in Rush Creek Twp., Fairfield County, Ohio d: January
29, 1899 in Allen Co., Ohio
...................................... +Isabella Spangler 1831 - b:
January 25, 1831 in Pennsylvania
........................................... 5 Catherine Salina Stemen
1848 - b: June 26, 1848 in German, Ohio
................................................. +Henry Clapper 1844 -
b: 1844 in Wetsel
...................................................... 6 Boy Clapper
1870 - b: 1870
...................................................... 6 Boy Clapper
1872 - b: 1872
...................................................... 6 Boy Clapper
1874 - b: 1874
...................................................... 6 Boy Clapper
1876 - b: 1876
...................................................... 6 Girl Clapper
1878 - b: 1878
...................................................... 6 Girl Clapper
1880 - b: 1880
...................................................... 6 Mary Matilda
Clapper 1882 - 1935 b: February 28, 1882 d: February 15, 1935
............................................................ +Marcius
Edward Bell 1882 - b: December 18, 1882 in Lancaster, Ohio
................................................................. 7
Marcille Bell 1904 - b: April 01, 1904
................................................................. 7
Pauline Bell 1905 - b: 1905
................................................................. 7
Cletora Bell 1906 - b: 1906
................................................................. 7
Mildred Viola Bell 1910 - b: April 24, 1910
.......................................................................
+O. P. Myers
................................................................. *2nd
Husband of Mildred Viola Bell:
.......................................................................
+Harry Snyder
................................................................. *3rd
Husband of Mildred Viola Bell:
.......................................................................
+Harold A. Schumacher
............................................................................
8 Betty Bonita Schumacher 1930 - b: March 09, 1930 in Van Wert, Ohio
...................................................................................
+Charles Edwin Kreider 1927 - b: November 03, 1927
........................................................................................
9 Harold Phillip Kreider 1949 - b: April 19, 1949 in Van Wert, Ohio
..............................................................................................
+Patricia Joy Older 1952 - b: May 04, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
...................................................................................................
10 Linda Catherine Kreider 1981 - b: October 28, 1981 in Ventura,
California
...................................................................................................
10 Michael David Kreider 1987 - b: May 25, 1987 in Ventura, California

........................................................................................
9 Charles William Kreider 1954 - b: February 28, 1954
..............................................................................................
+Cindi Gould
...................................................................................................
10 Dana Noelle Kreider 1974 - b: October 16, 1974
.........................................................................................................
+David Shartzer
..............................................................................................................
11 Korey Lee Shartzer 1993 - b: September 02, 1993
................................................................. *4th
Husband of Mildred Viola Bell:
.......................................................................
+E. L. Baker
............................................................................
8 Ronald Baker
........................................................................................
9 Krysta Baker
................................................................. 7
Still-born infant Bell 1912 - b: 1912
................................................................. 7
Virginia Bell 1915 - 1987 b: August 09, 1915 d: July 04, 1987
.......................................................................
+Milton Roberts
............................................................................
8 Donald E. Roberts
............................................................................
8 Gale Roberts
............................................................................
8 Jacqueline Roberts

[NI6681] Biographical Sketches from History of Allen County:

George Hunsaker and Mary Stemen were married June 16, 1831 and settled in Fairfield Cty, Ohio and Samuel was born May 20, 1832.

In 1834 they moved to Perry County, Ohio, and there the rest of the family was born.

On October 20,1852 the entire family went to Allen Cyt, Ohio, and settled in the then forest, and now the farm where their son Samuel now resides, three miles east of Delphos. George Hunsaker stayed on the farm until their death. They are interred in the Mennonite cemetery in Sugar Creek Township, Allen County. They were members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Other Notes:

In his youth he taught school and was for years a justice of the peace. He held other important positions and also a minister in the Missionary Baptist church.

[NI6685] Cross reference in "Beery" book, p56.


Dr. Stemen is quite a factor in professonal circles - teacher, minister (M.E.) physician and surgeon. He has traveled extensively in foreign countries, whence his ancestors, Joseph and Christian Stehman (German) came, in 1717.

[NI6733] No children

[NI7221] Told by Velva (Sherrick) Bruce
As being a double first cousin, neighbor to Bertha, and my mother, Hulda Sherrick, delivered her first child, a boy, Robert. Bertha was older than me, but I knew that she had gave her baby boy for adoption. But after time, the thought dimished and she never talked about it. After her death, I got a phone call in Jan. 1992, from Fred Troyer, my neighbor, said he had someone at his house that wanted to see me. Boy! not a clue that it would be my first cousin, Robert Sherrick, now, Jerrold Welker. When he showed me his adopted papers, his face and actions, there wasn't any doubt that he was her son. Right away, he wanted to know if his mother was still living, the answer was no, but he had 2 sisters, that I knew would be delighted on meeting him. His sister, Linda, had asked me before to help her look for him. So we decided to surprise her, and introduce Jerry to her as her brother. It was an event that I'll never forget.
How Jerry found Fred Troyer, is the church he went too, the preacher announced it in church about Jerry finding his mother. Fred, also, was a neighbor of Bertha, and attended the same school.

[NI7238] Moved with his parents from Fairfield County, Ohio to Allen County, Oh. in 1834. After he married, he moved to Washington township, Van Wert County, Ohio, where t\he bought land in the woods, and built a log cabin. He created a fine farm and comfortable home.Moved with his parents from Fairfield Cty, Ohio to Allen County in 1834. After he was married he moved to Washington township, Van Wert county, Ohio, where he bought land in the woods, and built a log cabin. He created a fine farm and comfortable home.

John M. Stemen, son of Christian Stemen, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio and came with his parents to Allen County in 1834. He was married to Lydia E. Myers, November 13th, 1855, and moved to Washington Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, where he bought land in the woods, and like many of the name, at once built a log cabin, and proceeded to clear up the property. He succeeded in creating a fine farm and a comfortabe home, when God called him to the spirit world at the age of 50 years. Himself and wife had born to them eight children, six sons and two daughters, two of the children dying in infancy.

[NI7283] Andrew Stemen, farmer, P.O. Elida, OH. , is a native of Fairfield County, Ohio, born in 1825, son of Peter & Mary Blosser) Stemen, who were natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania respectively, they were married in Fairfield County, Ohio, and came to Marion Township, this county, in 1838, where they lived and died. Our subject, who is the eldest in their family, was married, January 27, 1848, to Miss Jane Sakemiller of Sugar Creek Township, born in 1827 in Fairfield County, Ohio, daughter of Jacob & Rachael (Fry) Sakemiller (both now deceased), natives of PA., and of German Descent, and who came to this county in 1831. to our subject and wife, have been born twelve children: Isaac, Mary, Rachel, Jacob, Peter (deceased), Andrew, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Anna, Samson, Simeon and Noah. Mr. & Mrs. Stemen are members of the Mennonite Church. He was a deacon.

These notes received from Vonda Lee Heverly - vheverly@indiana.eduu
Date: 10/21/1996ANDREW STEMEN, farmer, P. 0. Elida, is a native of Fairfield County,
Ohio, born in 1825, son of Peter and Mary (Blosser) Stemen, who were
natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania respectively; they were married in
Fairfield County, Ohio, and came to Marion Township, this county, in 1838,
where they lived and died. Our subject, who is the eldest in their family,
was married, January 27, 1848, to Miss Jane Sakemiller of Sugar Creek
Township, born in 1827 in Fairfield County, Ohio, daughter
of Jacob and Rachael (Fry) Sakemiller (both now deceased), natives of
Pennsylvania, and of German descent, and who came to this county in 1831.
To our subject and wife have been born twelve children: Isaac, Mary,
Rachel, Jacob, Peter (deceased), Andrew, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Anna, Samson,
Simeon and Noah. Mr. and Mrs. Stemen are members of the Mennonite Church.
He was a deacon.

These notes received from Vonda Lee Heverly - vheverly@indiana.eduu
Date: 10/21/96

[NI7284] They had 9 children-6 boys and 3 girlsThey had 9 children - 6 boys and 3 girls.

[NI7285] Margaret Davidson Koester's recollection of Mary Madeline Stemen:

I remember when Mary Magdelene died. I know my grandfather, William arron Lehman inherited some money when she died. She was buried from our house (680 W. Spring St. Lima, OH.) In those days, people were 'layed out' in the home - then taken to a church for services and then to the cemetery. She had on the traditional black dress and white cap and apron of the Mennonites and only a sheaf of wheat on the coffin. No flowers. The wheat was traditional. She was very old and I guess and become senile and unmanageable. They had put her in the insane asylum. She had a big bruise on the face and I can remember being scared to death when I looked at the corspe. I can remember insisting on sleeping with my mother and hanging on her all night, I was scared. My grandmother, Mary Waters, was very incensed. She said the old woman had been beaten (probably) because one arm was broken. She had either fallen or was beaten - who knows. However, I can also remember her - Mary Magdelene staying with us for awhile. I think they shifted her around amongst the children. When it rained and the street was wet in front of our hoouse, she would say - Will, the creek's a' coming up. Will, was my grandfather. Poor old soul, not easy to get old. I was about 4 or 5 when we moved to 680 - my grandparents bought the house then. So, I might have been 6 or 7 - maybe 8, when she died. It was imressed on my memory quite vividly.

My mother was born in 1911, so she was 11, when her great grandmother died.
Margaret Davidson Koester's recollection of Mary Magdeline Stemen:

I remeber when Mary Magdelene died. I know my grandfather William Arron Lehman inherited some money when she died. She was buried from our house (680 W. Spring St. Lima, OH) In those days people were 'layed out' in the home - then taken to a church for services and then to the cemetery. She had on the traditional black dress and white cap and apron of the Mennonites and only a sheaf of wheat on the coffin. No flowers. The wheat was traditional. She was very old and I guess had become senile and unmanageable. They had put her in the insane asylum. She had a big bruise on her face and I can remember being scared to death when I looked at the corspe. I can remember insisting on sleeping with my mother and hanging on her all night I was so scared. My grandmother, Mary Waters, was very incensed. She said the old women had been beaten (probably) because one arm was broken. She had either fallen or was beaten - who knows. However, I can also remember her - Mary Magdeline staying with us for awhile. I think they shifted her around amongst the children. When it rained and the street was wet in front of our house she would say - Will, the creek's a' coming up. Will was my grandfather. Poor old soul - not easy to get old. I was about 4 or 5 when we moved to 680 - my grandparents bought the house then. So, I might have been 6 or 7 - maybe 8 when she died. It was impressed on my memory quite vividly.

My mother was born in 1911 so she was 11 when her great grandmother died.

[NI7422] He owned a bank, a grain elevator, and grocery store/dairy in Middlepoint, OH.

[NI7423] He was a furniture maker in Kalamagoo, MI.

[NI7424] Anna & her husband lived in Lorain, OH.

[NI7426] They lived @Mishawaka, IN..

[NI7427] Hattie & her husband live @Middlepoint, OH..

[NI7446] Charles was a steel worker, quarry man in Lorain, Oh.

[NI7584] Martin was almost 4 when his mother died. After her death he went to live with his Aunt Elizabeth Kesler Huffer and Uncle Simon Huffer. This Aunt died in 1879 when Martin was 11 but we find him living with his Uncle Simon in Sugar Creek twp., Allen Co. in 1880. He worked as a farm laborer. He married Harriet Emily Robinson in 1892. Through his hard work, Martin was able to buy a farm in Jennings twp., Putnam Co., OH. The farm is still in the Stemen family owned by Martin's son Elmer.(And now by Elmer's family) Martin and Harriet had five children. One of them David Aaron Stemen was a soldier with the 4th Division in France during World War I. He was in France seven months and during that time received no pay or word from home. His Christian faith helped him tremendously. He was gassed during the war which eventually caused his death at age 37 in 1930.
Martin and Harriet Stemen are buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Allen Co., OH.

[NI7585] Had 4 children but only Martin and Elmer were living in 1881
Amelia and Aaron are buried in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Elida, OH.

[NI7616] David was a soldier with the 4th Division in France during WWI. He was gassed during the war shich eventually caused his death.

[NI7639] Still living, resides in Franklin, N.C.(1997)

[NI8144] Dylan Wolfe is a step-son not addopted by Robin.

[NS37981] Customer pedigree.

[NS17281] Customer pedigree.

[NS58061] Customer pedigree.

[NS175831] Customer pedigree.

[NS25253] Allen County Public Library


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