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John Jacob STUTZMAN (1704-1775) and Magdalena STECK (1710-1760)
s/o Hans Johann Jacob STUTZMAN (1660-1775) and Anna Loysa Elizabetha REGINA (1658-1727)
d/o Kaspar STECK (1618- ) and Anna Maria HAAS (1620- )
p/o Jacob STUTZMAN (1727-1813)

(1) Children:
Jacob (1727-1813) m. Anna Barbara Pfautz, 1749
Johann Christian (1731-1770) m. Anna Barbara Hochstetler, 1753
Joseph (1734-1737)
Fanny (1735-1737)
Abraham (1736-1737)
David (1737-1822)
Jacob (1738-1739)
Joseph (1740-1835)
Platina (1744-1818) m. Philip Stoner, 1760
Hannah (1748-1821) m. Philip Lear, 1764
Daniel (1755-1831) m. ____ Bergey

1704 John Jacob STUTZMAN born at Valley, Miesbach, Bayern, Germany (one source says 1706) (baptized as a Lutheran) (one source says Weilacher Hof, Hardenburg, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany] (Religion: Dunkard) [
The Brethren Encyclopedia, The Brethren Press, Elgin, IL (1983) p. 1233: Jacob Stutzman, born abroad prior to 1725, may have been related to the *Johan Jacob Stutzman who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727, and/or to the Amish Stutzman families who settled Berks Co., PA. He was possibly among the founders of the Little Conewago, PA, congregation in 1738. In 1761 he moved west to the Conococheague Valley of Maryland and was naturalized in 1767. His will, probated in 1776, named his wife, Hannah, and sons David, Jacob, Daniel, Abraham and daughters Plantina (m. Philip Stoner) and Hannah(m. Philip Lear). Another Jacob Stutzman (ca. 1727-1813), probably a relative, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 and settled in Frederick Co., MD. Moving south to North Carolina he led the Uwharrie Brethren congregation of Rowan (now Randolph) Co., NC, in 1764-1801, then moved to the Indiana Territory where he founded the first Brethren congregation in Clark Co. A third Jacob Stutzman was born in Franklin Co., PA, in 1777 and was an early settler near Johnstown, PA. He married Susannah Ulery and their eleven children were all Brethren.] [H. Hostetler, Descendants of Barbara Hochstedler and Christian Stutzman (1938): York Co., PA, Land Record Book 2D, 422-24; Frederick Co., MD, Land Record Book F,1271-73; Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, 11:399; Cumberland Co., PA, Tax Lists: 1768, 1769; Colonial America (1967) index; Cumberland Co., PA, Will Book B, 215-16; York Co., PA, Deed Book G, 217; J. S. Davenport, Family of Jacob Stuzman Sr. (1972); D. B. Eller,Hoosier Brethren and the Origins of the Restoration Movement, Indiana Magazine of History 76 (1980) and Ohio Valley (1976) 154-57,179, 202; E. B. M. Angevine, Miller and Related Families (Ca. 1976);C. C. Y. Boyer, Boyer Ancestors and Collaterals (1980); J. S. Howell, Genealogical Record of the John Howell and Jacob Stutzman Families (1922); "Stutesman Family," PG. 9 (1908) 525-26; D. L. Stutzman, Descendants of Jacob C. Stutzman (1978); J. Stutzman and A.S. Stutzman, "David D. Stutzman and Mary Ann Beckler Family Record"(1964), "Addition" (1967); F. H. Weddle, Pleasant Hill (1956); E. Pennsylvania (1915) 544; New Nation (1976) 44; S. Pennsylvania (1941)190; W. Pennsylvania (1916) 545-46; S. Ohio (1920) index; Kansas(1922) 29, 119, 260.]
[A 2nd JACOB? Jacob Stutzman was an immigrant ancestor who arrived in Philadelphia aboard the "Nancy" captained by John Ewing on 27 September 1752. They sailed from Rotterdam to Philadelphia by way of Cowes. In 1752, a family named Stutzman left the lower Neckar Valley of Germany. This is an area near Stuttgart, from which the family appears to have derived their name. This family consisted of the father, mother, a sixteen year old son and an unknown number of younger children. During the voyage on a ship named Nancy, the father of the family died and was buried at sea. When the ship arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the family was denied entrance because there was no male family head, and a female could not act in the capacity of head of household. Jacob, the oldest son was a serious sixteen year old, dedicated to becoming a minister of the Dunker congregation (also know as German Baptists and one of the sects now in the Church of the Brethren).Jacob was allowed to then sign as the head of the family. In 1753 the young minister married a girl named Barbara Yoder. The Dunkers refused to take an oath, respond to court orders and some other seemingly senseless customs. When the American Revolution began Jacob followed his conscience and refused to ally himself with the colonists, even though he and his family had been given the hospitality of this new land and had enjoyed the safety denied to them in the native Germany. He may have been in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania prior to 1757 when he was settled in Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. By late 1759, Jacob had 60 acres on the Meadow branch of Great Pipe Creek in Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland. In early October of 1764 he sold out in Maryland and moved to North Carolina. He settled on the forks of the Uwharrie River in Rowan (now Randolph) County, North Carolina and started the Ewarry Congregation of The Brethren. Within 10 years he had a congregation of 19 families.]

1710 Magdalena STECK born at Switzerland

abt 1724 Hannah ___ born at PA (may be surname Krehbiel of Eisenberg, Bayern) (some stories say that the marriage to Hannah occurred between 1736 and 1764)

2 Oct 1727 Stutzman family immigrated on ship Adventure from Rotterdam through Plymouth to Philadelphia, PA, including father Johann Jacob Stutzman, mother Anna Loysa Regina (who died in route); one brother Philip (who died in route); and two sisters Anna Barbara and Margaret Ursula (who died in route). His brother Christian and John Jacob and father Johann Jacob were the only survivors. [Arrived in Philadelphia with Fifty-three Palatines with their families about one hundred and forty persons. Males over 16 signed the ship list] (some sources call it the Adventure Galley; it was captained by John Davies (Mirion)) Jacob, a tailor, left Gonnheim, Germany, headed to Rotterdam and sailed from there to America with his family. Jacob arrived in Philadelphia and took his oath on October 2, 1727, having arrived on the Adventure. Jacob stayed in America, as did his brother Christian and step-brother Johann Michael Miller. His mother and other siblings died on the voyage -- and his father returned to Switzerland. There are many references to Christian and Jacobs passage being paid by "fellow Amish" – which required a period of service as repayment. Jacob was a Dunker, or Brethren, while his brother, Christian became Amish or Mennonite (he has a long family lineage on the Swiss Anabaptist site -- with database records stored for Amish and Mennonite families). Because both families inter-married with Millers and Uhlrichs, tracing the family history is a bit complicated. The decided difference appears to be their religion.
Tradition handed down in the family tells that he set sail with his wife and children but all died on the trip save for two sons, Christian and Jacob. The father had insufficient funds to pay his passage and "bound out" his two sons as "indentured servants" to pay therefore. He then returned to the old country, his return passage record has been found. [Library of Congress #CS71.H858 Same book on microfilm at LDS Library #0908792 item 3] [Jacob had a half brother Michael Mueller (Miller) son of the widow Anna Loyasa) They traveled together (common in those days to travel with a family or friend) on the ship Adventure to Philadelphia in 1727. Jacob Stutzman's signature on his oath to the king 10-2-1727has been compared to his signature on his will of 1773 and in the opinion of a Cal. State Certified Document Examiner, there is a high probability they are by the same hand.]

1727 John Jacob STUTZMAN and Magdalena STECK married at MD (probably Coventry Twp, Chester, PA to be more exact)

1727 son Jacob STUTZMAN born at Valley, Miesbach, Bayern, Germany; died 1813 at Clark, IN; married Anna Barbara PFAUTZ 1749 at Woodbury, Bedford, PA

1 Jan 1731 son Johann Christian STUTZMAN born at Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania; died 17 Nov 1770 at Shartlesville, Berks, Pennsylvania; married Anna Barbara Hochstetler Dec 1753 at Berks, PA

1734 son Joseph STUTZMAN born at Berks, Pennsylvania; died 1735

18 Mar 1735 dau Fanny STUTZMAN born at Berks, Pennsylvania; died 1737

1736 son Abraham STUTZMAN born at Berks, Pennsylvania; died 1737

1730s Jacob continued to improve the family’s future by buying land inexpensively in the wilderness, selling it at higher rates, and buying land in newly settled areas at low prices. This way, he amassed considerable land for himself and his family. Jacob lived first in Berks County, then Chester County and Adams County, PA before settling near Hagerstown, MD in the early 1730s (verify). While there his family consisted of four sons: David, Jacob, Abraham, and Daniel; and two daughters: Hannah and Franey or or Fanny (which may be Plantina, as there are some record that his second daughters name is Plantina). One of these daughters was married to a Mr. Stoner, and the other to Daniel Lehr. Some folks write it Leer. Stoners came to Cambria County; Daniel Lehr went west, and finally located near Goshen, Indiana (needs to be verified)

1737 son David STUTZMAN born at Somerset, Pennsylvania; died 14 Jun 1822 at Perry, Montgomery, Ohio [From the article "A Revolutionary War Company of Maryland Militia Which Included members of the Dunker Community" by John Hale Stutesman, it appears that the men referenced include David Stutzman, eldest son of Brethren pioneer Jacob Stutzman, whose land lies on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line directly north of Clear Spring. Daniel was one of David’s brothers.

1738 son Jacob STUTZMAN born at Berks, Pennsylvania; died 1739 at Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania

1740 son Joseph STUTZMAN born at Berks, Pennsylvania; died 1835

2 Oct 1742 Jacob Stutsman of the County of Philadelphia received a land grant of one hundred Acres of Land on Saccony Creek, which adjoined other land of his in Maxatawny Township, for Fifteen Pounds Ten shilings and the yearly Quit-Rent of One Half-penny Sterling for every Acre In 1761 Jacob Stutzman sells his land to George Wine of York County, PA and the Stutzman and Ullery families go to Conococheague Hundred of Washington Co MD, then Frederick Co MD. Listed as neighbors are Funderburg of von Funderbach and Waggoner, which is the maiden name of Stephens mother. The land tracts in MD are called "Good Neighbour" and Good Luck" located near Clear Spring MD. It was difficult to track in Jacobs time as well -- for land deemed Jacobs land was found to be his good friend Stephen Ulrichs land following surveying for the Maxon Dixon line. Jacob acquired this property from Stephen. In 1742, Stephen Ulrich acquired 100 acres of land at Little Conewago Creek, Lancaster. This land went to Jacob Stutsman of Manheim Township, York County, in two different tracts of 100 acres -- likely after land resurveying. After the state lines were re-drawn, the Stutzman family owned property on both sides of the PA and MD border.

1744 dau Platina STUTZMAN born at Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania; died 1818 at Farmersville, Montgomery, Ohio; married Philip Stoner 1760 at Bedford, Bedford, PA

1747 Jacob Stutzman joined the Brethren before 1747, when he was located in Coventry Twp., Chester Co., PA. He identified himself in a German newspaper in 1750 as Jacob Stutzman, on the Schuykill, near Martin Orner [*Urner}. He was associated with the Northkill (Berks Co., PA), 1753-54; Little Connewago (York Co., PA),1754-61; and Conococheague Frederick [later Washington] Co., MD) congregations. (After the *Mason-Dixon line was surveyed in 1767, the last-mentioned residence was located in Cumberland [later Franklin] Co., PA.) Stutzman was a close associate of *Nicholas Martin and Stephen Ulrich in the ministry of Ckonococheague congregation. He also corresponded with Alexander Mack, Jr. After Stutzmans death, his widow Hanna(h) married Stephen Ulrich.

1748 dau Hannah STUTZMAN born at York, York, PA; died 1821 at Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania; married Philip Lear 1764 at Cumberland, PA

1753 son Daniel STUTZMAN born at York, PA; died 1835 at Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania; married ___ Bergey

23 Dec 1754
The History of Lebanon County: a Jacob Studsman is shown to be a warrantee with 50 acres located in Heidelberg Twp. on Dec. 23, 1754. On this same list appear the names of Johannes ARTZ with 150 acres June 17, 1737; John ARTZ with 50 acres Feb. 18, 1742; Adam HEDRICK, 50 acres March 30, 1734; and Philip REIDEBACH, 50 acres, March 12, 1755. The surnames ARTZ, HETTRICK, and REDEBACH, continue to appear together with STUTZMAN in church records down through the generations in various locations of the Berks, Schuylkill, and Northumberland Counties of Pennsylvania.

1755 son Abraham STUTZMAN born at York, York, PA; died 26 Jul 1831 at Montgomery, Ohio

1756 brother
Christian STUTZMAN, of the Tulpehocken area, Berks Co. rode with the Philadelphia Company, Capt. Edward JONES, Private Independent Troop of Horse during the French/Indian War. They went to John Harris's Fort (now Harrisburg) then up the Susquehanna River to Fort Shamokin (now Sunbury) where the company joined the Augusta Regiment and became the Third Battalion which guarded the fort and the adjoining area during its building. Other Tulpehocken men with this company include Herman SUNDOCK (Sontag), Jacob BENDER, Peter WALBORN, Michael RIETH, John GOODMAN, Goerge Peter ZERBE and Adam MARKLE. Source: PA Archives, 5th Series, Vol 1, pg. 50 and Indian Forts, Vol. 1 - also see Blue Book of Genealogical Records of Schuylkill County by ZERBE.
1757 He may have been in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania prior to 1757 when he was settled in Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

1759 By late 1759, Jacob had 60 acres on the Meadow branch of Great Pipe Creek in Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland.

Sep 1760 Magdalena STECK died at Berks, PA

Oct 1764 In early October of 1764 he sold out in Maryland and moved to North Carolina. He settled on the forks of the Uwharrie River in Rowan (now Randolph County, North Carolina and started the Ewarry Congregation of The Brethren. Within 10 years he had a congregation of 19 families. During the American Revolution, the number of families increased by two or three fold due to refugees from Pennsylvania.

4 Feb 1766 brother
Johann Christian STUTZMANN, widower, married Eva Elizabeth REDEBACH in St. Michael's & Zion Church, Philadelphia, PA. This record is found in the PA Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 9, pg. 337. St. Michael's Church was built in 1743 at 5th & Cherry Sts. and demolished 1872. Zion Lutheran Church was built between 1766 and 1796 at the S.E. corner of 4th & Cherry Sts. Zion was demolished in 1869. George Washington lay in repose in this church after his death in Dec. 1799. This is now the site of the US Mint built in 1968, part of the Independence Mall area. Some of the graves have been moved to Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer, PA.

John Jacob STUTZMAN naturalized

1769 brother Christian STITSMAN is listed in the tax records of East Northern Liberties, Philadelphia Co., PA. Source - PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XIV, part 1, pg. 117

15 Mar 1773
On file in Carlisle, PA is a will dated March 15, 1773 for Jacob Stutzman of Peters Township, Cumberland County (now Franklin County), names wife Hannah and children David, Platina Stoner, Jacob, Fannie Leer, Daniel, and Abraham. (is this the right Jacob?) His property in Gonnheim was given, in 1773, to the guardian relatives on security.

3 Feb 1775 John Jacob STUTZMAN died at Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Burial: Olive Branch Cemetery, Washington Township, Clark County, Indiana (one source says Peters, Montgomery Twp, Cumberland, Pennsylvania)

5 Jan 1776 brother
Johann Christian STUTZMANN: Jan 5, 1776 to Nov. 25, 1776: "Chris STOUTSMAN", private in Capt. John HULING's Company, 2nd Battalion. Col Arthur ST. CLAIR. Source - PA Archives, 5th Series Vol. 2, pg. 109. Military pay envelope has name as "Christopher Stutzman" with commander as Col. Joseph Wood.

1 Jan 1777 brother Johann Christian STUTZMANN: Jan. 1 to April 1, 1777: Christopher STOLSMAN, private in 3rd, Pennsylvania Regiment, 2nd. Battalion, Capt. John Huling's Co., commanded by Col. Joseph Wood. Source: Military pay envelope. This is the name as it appears in the roster of soldiers at Valley Forge with George Washington.

1779 Christian STUTZMAN taxed in Pine Grove Twp., Berks Co., PA with 100 acres. Source:
PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XVIII, Part 1, p. 258.

1781 Christian STUTZMAN taxed with 100 acres in Pine Grove Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XVIII, Part 2, pg. 516.

Jacob Stutzman of Uwharrie, accompanied at least by his sons Jacob Jr. and John, took up land in Brothers valley Township, Bedford (now Somerset) County, Pennsylvania, in 1784. Elder Stutzman did not stay in Pennsylvania.

Nov 1784 Son, Johannes STUTZMAN, born to Christian and Elisabeth STUTZMAN - child christened at Hofman's Reformed Church in Lykens Valley, Dauphin County, PA. Witnesses were Johan and Anna HERMAN.

10 Feb 1787 Son, Johann Adam STUTZMAN, born to Christian and Elisabeth STUTZMAN - this child was baptized in Himmel's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northumberland Co., PA 2/29/1787 with sponsors of Adam HEDERICK and his wife. The church register states a birthdate of Feb. 10, 1787. It is worth noting that the same church has a record for a Hans Peter, born June 1, 1787 and baptized at Himmel's, a son of Christian STUTZMAN and his wife. This Christian STUTZMAN, Jr. is thought to have been born about 1764, was married to Katarina ECKERT, and a son of Christian STUTZMAN, Sr. and his first wife who died prior to 1766. Johann Adam married Barbara SCHMIDT, daughter of John SCHMIDT of Berks Co. on 2/28/1809 in Trinity Tulpehocken Reformed Church, Jackson Twp., Lebanon Co., PA. In 1812, the couple settled in Perry Co., PA where Adam was a farmer, remaining in Perry Co. throughout their lives.

In the 1790 Federal Census for Pennsylvania, Jacob Stutzman (Jr.), John Stutzman, and brothers-in-law Philip Harmon and Thomas Hutchinson were enumerated in the same cluster of heads of households in Bedford County. In the 1790 Federal Census for North Carolina (taken in early 1791), Hutchinson and Harmon were back south in time for enumeration there also. Shortly thereafter, both Jacob Jr. and John returned to Carolina also. John to stay until he moved to Indiana in 1803, Jacob to recruit his younger brothers David and Samuel for Pennsylvania settlement.

25 Apr 1790 Son, Gottfried, born to Christian and Elisabeth STUTZMAN - this child was born 4/25/1790 and baptized 6/6/1790 in Altahala Lutheran Church, Berks Co., PA. On 1/12/1808 he married Maria Christina SCHAEFFER, daughter of Adam SCHAEFFER and wife Anna. The marriage is listed in the records of Rev. STOEVER as taking place in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co., PA.

Jacob Stutzman Sr., his sons, and his sons-in-law spent the 1790s in acquiring land in both North Carolina and Pennsylvania. By 1798, the family group held approximately 6000 acres in both states. In Pennsylvania, Jacob Jr., Samuel, and David all married Bergey sisters, then sold out in 1798 and moved west where all three were on the Henry County, Kentucky, tax rolls of 1800. Certainly with the presence or connections of the Carolina Stutzmans with the Hostetlers, Yoders, and Bergeys, all of whom were rooted in the Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Amish settlement, the southern Indiana Stutesmans had to have had Amish roots. When Stutzman moved north in 1801-1802, he gathered up his sons in Henry County, Kentucky, for they joined him in purchasing a tract in the Illinois Grant on March 22, 1802 and all four were sued when they failed to make payments as agreed. Youngest son Joseph died shortly upon arrival. Sons John and Daniel remained in North Carolina until the Fall of 1803 when they both moved to the Illinois Grant. With the exception of son-in-law Jacob Hoover. son of Andrew Hoover Sr., who succeeded his father as the miller at the Forks of Uwharrie and was one of the wealthiest men in Randolph County, all of Stutzman's children and in-laws had moved to southern Indiana or northern Kentucky by 1812. After Jacob Hoover's death in 1821, his widow( Stutzman's daughter Elizabeth) moved to Boone County, Indiana, where she died in 1840.

1799 He advocated the doctrine of "universal salvation" and introduced it for consideration at an Annual Dunkard meeting in 1799. For this belief, he was excommunicated in 1799 and on appeal, in 1800. He sold out in North Carolina and moved to Washington Township, Clark County, Indiana after 1801. The Olive Branch Brethren congregation was organized in 1802 and their meetinghouse (built in 1821) and cemetery were across the road from his homestead. He was the minister for this congregation.

12 May 1809 Son, Adam STUTZMAN, born to Gottfried and wife Christina, baptized in First Lutheran Church, York, PA June 9, 1809. Adam married wife #1 Susan C. and they lived in Union Co., PA where Adam appears on Census records as a teamster. By 1870 he is married to Barbara SNYDER, daughter of Adam SNYDER and wife Hannah DIETERICH and living in Barry Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.