Hans Stauffer

M, b. 5 November 1592
     Hans Stauffer was born on 5 November 1592 at Signau, Canton Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Nicklaus Stauffer and Cathrina Lehman.

Hans Stauffer

M, b. circa 1534
     Hans Stauffer was born circa 1534 at Rothenbach, Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Hans Stauffer.

Children of Hans Stauffer

Hans Stauffer

M, b. circa 1500
     Hans Stauffer was born circa 1500 at Rothenbach, Bern, Switzerland.

Children of Hans Stauffer

Hans Stauffer

M, b. circa 1568
     Hans Stauffer was born circa 1568 at Rothenbach, Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Hans Stauffer. Hans Stauffer married Catherina Liechti on 21 January 1592/93 at Signau, Canton Bern, Switzerland.

Hans Stauffer

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     Hans Stauffer was the son of Benedict Stauffer and Barbara Lehman.

Hans Stauffer

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     Hans Stauffer was the son of Hans Stauffer and Catherina Liechti.

Hans Stauffer

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     Hans Stauffer was the son of Ulrich Stauffer and Barbara Rytz.

Hans Stauffer

M, b. circa 1582
     Hans Stauffer was born circa 1582 at Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Wolfgang Stauffer and Elsi Burger.

Hans Stauffer

M, b. circa 1709, d. 1747
     Hans Stauffer was also known as Johannes. He married Mary (?). Hans Stauffer was born circa 1709 at Muckenhauserhof, Palatinate. He was the son of Johannes Stauffer and (?) (?) Hans Stauffer died in 1747 at Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

Child of Hans Stauffer and Mary (?)

Hans Stauffer

M, b. circa 1665
     Hans Stauffer married Adelheid Schneider. Hans Stauffer was born circa 1665.

Child of Hans Stauffer and Adelheid Schneider

Hans (Johannes) Stauffer

M, b. April 1613, d. after 1695
     Note: (DAVIS, p.26) Hans was born at Luchsmatt, Eggiwil, Switzerland. He probably took over the farms at Luchsmatt and Glashutte after his father left in 1671. He was still living in Switzerland in 1685 when he sent money to his son Hans of Ibersheim at the time of his marriage. He is probably the Hans Stauffer who married Madlena Neuenschwander of Eggiwil. Hans (Johannes) Stauffer married Madlena Neuenschwander at Eggiwil, Canton Bern, Switzerland. Hans (Johannes) Stauffer was born in April 1613 at Luchsmatt, Eggiwil, Canton Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Christian Stauffer and Adelheid Opplinger. Hans (Johannes) Stauffer was christened on 18 April 1613 at Rothenbach, Bern, Switzerland. He died after 1695 at Bern, Switzerland.

Children of Hans (Johannes) Stauffer and Madlena Neuenschwander

Hans (Johannes) Stauffer

M, b. 1644
     Note: (from GENEALOGIES OF PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES; p.44) . . . They were Mennonites, and, because of the persecution of that faith, fled (Switzerland, 1668) to Alsheim in the neighborhood of Strassburg, Germany, where he engaged in viniculture, renting an old estate and castle. (p. 46; lease with the Lord Fieldmarshal General, Van Kaunter, for the citadel of the castle and the castle goods 1697 for three years 1700.) He inherited from his father 350 guldens and from his sister, Anneli, 23 guldens. (from Carol Scott Info) Hans was a prosperous farmer until the War of the Spanish Succession brought ruin and desolation to that part of Europe. Through the influence of his step son-in-law, Gerhart Clemens, Hans Stauffer migrated to America. He and his family and his daughter's family, left their home on November 5, 1709, and after a three days' journey embarked at Weissenau on the Rhine. After ten weeks' intermittent travel they reached London on January 26, 1710. From London, after a stormy and perilous voyage of sixty-seven days on the ship, "Maria Hope", they reached Philadelphia in the spring of 1710. They settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania, near Valley Forge. Hans and Kinget Hiestand Stauffer are buried in a Mennonite graveyard near that place. No tombstone, or record of their deaths has been discovered. ANABAPTISTS (from Guide to Genealogical records by Suess; Everton Pub.) The peaceful group of Anabaptists appeared with Ulrich Zwingli's own circle in most German-speaking areas of Switzerland in the decade of the 1520s. They referred to themselves at first as "brethren." They were also known as "Taufgesinnte" (baptismal minded), "Taufer" (baptists), "Wiedertaufer" and Mennonites. The Anabaptists wanted to restore Christianity to its earlier, more primitive, purer form. They felt that the early Christian was a heartfelt believer, a minority in a pagan state, rejected and persecuted. If this was the case with the early Christian Church it must also be the case for Christians at all times. For the Anabaptist the implication was that the state, even though its rulers might be Christian, must by necessity be un-Christian. They opposed any union of church and state. The Anabaptist felt he must be distinguished from the rest of the population by a strict morality, including abstinence from alcohol, and also further by a visible token of his inward regeneration. Since Lutherans, Zwinglians, and Catholics accepted infant baptism, the Anabaptists appeared as rebaptizers, and therefore that name was applied to them. The Anabaptist were immediately persecuted, first by the Catholic Church, and then by the Protestants. Some Anabaptists were executed, some returned to the Protestant Church, others tried to exist in obscure places, but many left their homes for other countries. The three areas where they appeared very early and existed for a long time are the old states of Bern, Zurich, and Basel. Some Protestant parish registers recorded children of Anabaptist parents who were christened in their church. The Anabaptists in the canton of Bern have existed there through the centuries until the present time despite extreme difficulties in the past. The majority of Mennonites in America of Swiss background can trace their beginnings to Bernese territory. Most of the Bernese Mennonites who stayed in Switzerland fled to the Jura Mountains during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. This was the area of the Bishopric of Basel which was partly under the German empire and partly under Swiss Jurisdiction. Others settled in the southern part of the Jura which was the Principality of Neuchatel, a possession of Prussia. After the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, the Bishopric of Basel was given to Canton Bern, and the Neuchatel became a canton in the Swiss Confederacy. Typical Bernese Anabaptist names included the following: Althaus, Amstutz, Augsburger, Brubacher, Bertschi, Bichsel, Baumgartner, Bösiger, Bieri, Burkhalter, Bucher, Brechbuhl, Badertscher, Duller, Eicher, Aeschlimann, Fluckiger, Aebersold, Frey, Geumann, Gerber, Gut, Grader, Geiger, Gungerich, Gunten, Gehrig, Haldemann, Habegger, Hochstettler, Hilti, Hirschi, Joder, Imhof, Krahenbuhl, Kannel, Kaufmann, Ledermann, Lehmann, Luginbuhl, Leichti, Moser, Mosimann, Neuenschwander, Nussbaum, Neuhauser, Oberli, Reusser, Rich, Rohrer, Reist, Rothlisberger, Reichenbach, Rupp, Roth, Ramseier, Schenk, Schrag, Schnegg, Steiner, Stutzmann, Stucki, Sommer, Tschanz, Suter, Stauffer, Schmucker, Dreier, Thut, Wurgler, Walti, Wenger, Wuthrich, and Zurcher. Special family records of Anabaptists kept by Protestant ministers during the latter 18th and 19th century in several parishes, especially in Trub and Langnau, are kept in the civil registrar's office. Already in 1526 there were Anabaptists in the canton of Aargau. They existed with great difficultly in this area until the early part of the 18th century. Some surnames include: Datwyler, Burger, Muller, Bachmann, Stahlin, Kunzli, Meier, Suter, Schuhmacher and Widmer. The beginnings of the Anabaptist movement in 1525 in the old republic of Zurich have been carefully recorded. A circle of well-educated persons broke with Zwingli's reform program, feeling it was not complete and failed to follow scriptural patterns. Extreme persecution started quickly and these people were either executed or fled. Wherever they went they started congregations. While the congregation in the city of Zurich soon became extinct, concentrations of Anabaptists were started in the southeastern part of the canton of Zurich in Gruningen, around Horgen, Wadenswil, and Knonau. Family names of Anabaptists in the canton of Zurich area were: Muller, Landis, Hess, Brubacher, Weber, Bachmann, Gut, Schneider, Hegli, Huber, Strickler, Graf, Frick, Schnebeli, Peter, Eberli, Kagi, Pfister, Hofmann, Tanner, Bar, Frey, Nageli, Studer, Wyss, Meyer, Ringg, Egli, Oberholzer, Bosshard, and many others. Hans (Johannes) Stauffer died at Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, probably. He was born in 1644 at Eggiwil, Canton Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Hans (Johannes) Stauffer and Madlena Neuenschwander. Hans (Johannes) Stauffer married Kungold (Kinget) Heistand, daughter of Hans Heistand and Regul Aeschmann, in 1685. Hans (Johannes) Stauffer immigrated in 1710 to Near Schuylkill River, Valley Forge, Chester Co., PA.

Children of Hans (Johannes) Stauffer and Kungold (Kinget) Heistand

Heinrich Stauffer

M, b. 1700, d. after 1762
     Note: (DAVIS) Henry was age 9 when he left Alsheim in 1709. He bought land 18 Mar 1720 with Gerhart Clemens, his brother-in-law in Perkiomen, Montgomery County. He paid Gerhart Clemens money on 3 Jan 1725 and Gerhart was called his brother. He received 150 acres adjoining his brother Jacob's land in Berks county on Perkiomen Creek in 1733. He received a warrant for 100 acres of land in Cocalico township, Lancaster county Feb 1734. In March he received another warrant for 50 acres in Cocalico. A survey was made for this 50 acres 20 Sep 1742 and referred to the warrant and stated that Henry was then of Lancaster county. The warrant was later declared void because Henry refused to take the oath of allegiance, a good sign that he was still a Mennonite. He conveyed the Cocalico land to his son Abraham, of Cumru township, Berks county in 1762. He warranted 225 acres on 28 May 1734 near Oley, Berks county, and patented it that same year. He warranted 100 acres in Hempfield township in Lancaster county 15 Sep 1742 and patented it 27 Oct 1744. Henry's son Abraham later sold this land in 1756. He warranted 50 acres, 17 Jul 1751 in Upper Hanover, Philadelphia County (now Montgomery County), which was patented by his son Jacob. He bought land in Springfield township, Bucks county on 17 Dec 1759 from William Bryan, 51 acres and 129 acres. He could sign his name. On 12 Jun 1762 Henry Stover of Bedminster township, Bucks county, Yeoman and his wife Elizabeth sold their land in Springfield to Andreas Zegatoes. The deed was recorded 13 Jan 1794. On 12 Jun 1765, William Allen sold 213 acres to Henry Stauffer of Bedminster, however this may have been the Henry who lived at Bedminster and was married to Barbara. The land was next to Christian Stauffer's land. Heinrich Stauffer married Elizabeth (?). Heinrich Stauffer was born in 1700 at Alsheim, Palatinate. He was the son of Hans (Johannes) Stauffer and Kungold (Kinget) Heistand. Heinrich Stauffer immigrated in 1710 to Near Schuylkill River, Valley Forge, Chester Co., PA. He died after 1762 at Pennsylvania.

Heinrich Stauffer

M, b. circa 1723, d. after 1805
     Heinrich Stauffer was born circa 1723. He was the son of Daniel Stauffer. Heinrich Stauffer married Anna Gochenauer in 1750 at Ibersheim bei Alzey, (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany. Heinrich Stauffer died after 1805 at Ibersheim bei Alzey, (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany.

Henry Stauffer

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     Henry Stauffer was the son of Abraham Stauffer.

Henry Stauffer

M, b. circa 1784
     Henry Stauffer was born circa 1784. He was the son of Christian Stauffer and Elizabeth Mennard.

Henry Stauffer

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     Henry Stauffer was the son of Johannes Stauffer and Catherine Schenk.

Henry Stauffer

M, b. 3 August 1725, d. 19 June 1803
     Note: About 1770 Henry purchased a farm in Colebrookdale township in Berks county. Henry was buried in the Mennonite graveyard at Boyertown, on a lot which he gave to said congregation for that purpose and to build a church thereon. Henry Stauffer was born on 3 August 1725 at Perkiomen Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. He was the son of Jacob Stauffer and Barbara (?) Henry Stauffer married Maria Buckwalter. Henry Stauffer died on 19 June 1803 at Colebrookdale Twp., Berks Co., PA, at age 77. He was buried in June 1803 at Boyertown Mennonite Cemetery, Colebrookdale Twp., Berks Co., PA.

Henry Stauffer

M, b. 1816
     Henry Stauffer was born in 1816 at Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Christian Stauffer.

Henry Stauffer

M, b. 7 January 1757, d. 2 January 1818
     Henry Stauffer was also known as Johann Heinrich. He was born on 7 January 1757 at Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Jacob Stauffer and Magdalena Hess. Henry Stauffer married Barbara Snyder. Henry Stauffer died on 2 January 1818 at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA, at age 60. He was buried in June 1818 at Salem United Brethren Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA.

Children of Henry Stauffer and Barbara Snyder

Henry Stauffer

M, b. circa 1779
     Henry Stauffer was born circa 1779 at Hellam Twp., York Co., PA. He was the son of Daniel Stauffer and Margaret (?)

Henry Stauffer

M, b. circa 1778
     Henry Stauffer was born circa 1778 at Montgomery Co., PA. He was the son of Johann Ulrich Stauffer and Johanna Harley.

Henry Stauffer1

M, b. 30 December 1883
     Henry Stauffer was born on 30 December 1883 at Bergey, Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Abraham M. Stauffer and Lydia C. Landis.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 311.

Jacob Stauffer

M, b. 1712, d. 1775
     Jacob Stauffer was Mennonite. Occupation: Miller. He was born in 1712 at Mückenhäuser Hof or Ibersheim, (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany. He was the son of Johannes Stauffer. Jacob Stauffer immigrated on 21 September 1732 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA; On the ship Samuel. He married Magdalena Hess, daughter of Hans Hess and Magdalena (?), in 1735. Jacob Stauffer died in 1775 at Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
Note: From Tim Doyle's "Stauffer Genealogy" web site:

(From the Shirk genealogy): In 1735, Jacob (Shirk mistakenly says "Henry", a mistake made in many sources) married Magdelana Hess of the same county; and from this union eleven children were born. Of these we have secured the record of only one son, Abraham, whose descendants form the subject of this Memoranda. There is no existing record for his family except that the issue was three sons and three daughters. In the spring of 1792, he removed to the vicinity of Chambersburg, Franklin county, PA, where many of his descendants reside. In the same year, he, with his two sons-in-law, Metz and Shetter, purchased a tract of land a mile west of Chambersburg from Patrick Vance; also a property adjoining from James Jack, of Chambersburg, in order to secure the water-right for a mill which Stauffer contemplated building. They paid four pounds and ten shillings per acre ($21.78) which at that time was thought to be a most extravagant price. Out of the two tracts of land they made three farms; one for Metz, and one for Shetter; Stauffer keeping the middle tract for the flouring mills, which he built about 1793, and which were operated by his direct descendants for ninety years; and from whom the present village of Stoufferstown received its name. (This latter from records by Abraham Stauffer).

EMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, & PRISONERS, RICH DAVIS, PG. 365.

THE STAUFFER FAMILIES OF SWITZERLAND, RICH DAVIS, PG 111.

Children of Jacob Stauffer and Magdalena Hess

Jacob Stauffer

M, b. 1696, d. 1 March 1780
     Note: (DAVIS) Jacob was 13 when he left Alsheim with his parents. He first lived at Perkiomen and Skippach, Montgomery county. He married Barbara. He bought land at Colebrookdale, Berks county, in 1724 and sold it to his brother Daniel in 1730. In 1768, Jacob, then of Hereford, and his wife Barbara sold to their son, John, weaver of Hereford, land on Perkiomen Creek in Hereford that Jacob had patented in 1728. He moved to Bally, Washington township, Berks county, where he died in 1780. His wife died in 1785. He was a Mennonite. (Shirk genealogy, by D. NcN. Stauffer) On December 31, 1712, Hans' oldest son, Jacob Stauffer, bought from Samuel Powell of Philadelphia, 500 acres of land on the west branch of Perkiomen Creek in what is now Montgomery county, PA. (Perkiomen Creek flows through Berks and Montgomery counties) (Stauffer/Bauer book by Henry Bower, 1897) After Jacob was married, the area where he settled was one vast wilderness, and a remnant of an Indian tribe resided there. He was one of the first settlers and original purchaser of a plantation in that neighborhood, which adjoined the one on which the Roman Catholic chapel was afterward erected. At that time he took his grain on horseback to a gristmill somewhere below Norristown, a distance of twenty miles. Mr. Stauffer was a Mennonite, and many of his descendants are still to this day adherents of that faith. He is buried in the Mennonite graveyard adjoining his plantation.
Jacob Stauffer was born in 1696 at Alsheim, Palatinate. He was the son of Hans (Johannes) Stauffer and Kungold (Kinget) Heistand. Jacob Stauffer immigrated in 1710 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA; to Schuylkill River, near Valley Forge. He married Barbara (?) in 1724 at Valley Forge, Chester Co., PA. Jacob Stauffer died on 1 March 1780 at Bally, Washington Twp., Berks Co., PA. He was buried in March 1780 at Bally Mennonite Cemetery, Washington Twp., Berks Co., PA.

Children of Jacob Stauffer and Barbara (?)

Jacob Stauffer

M, b. 19 July 1762, d. 24 January 1839
     Jacob Stauffer was born on 19 July 1762. He was the son of Daniel Stauffer and Catherine Gehman. Jacob Stauffer died on 24 January 1839 at Upper Milford Twp., Lehigh Co., PA, at age 76.

Jacob Stauffer

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     Jacob Stauffer was the son of Jacob Stauffer.

Jacob Stauffer

M, b. 1738, d. 10 November 1820
     Jacob Stauffer was born in 1738 at Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Mathias Stauffer and Anne Oberholtzer. Jacob Stauffer married Margaret Martin, daughter of Henry Martin, circa 1760 at Lancaster Co., PA. Jacob Stauffer married Elizabeth Witwer circa 1770 at Lancaster Co., PA. Jacob Stauffer died on 10 November 1820 at Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

Child of Jacob Stauffer and Margaret Martin

Children of Jacob Stauffer and Elizabeth Witwer

Jacob Stauffer

M, b. circa 1765, d. 8 March 1822
     Jacob Stauffer was born circa 1765. He was the son of Jacob Stauffer and Elizabeth Witwer. Jacob Stauffer died on 8 March 1822 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD.

Jacob Stauffer

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     Jacob Stauffer was the son of Jacob Stauffer.