Sunday, December 27, 2015

Adam Stahl 1778-1863

Heather's 5th great grandfather, paternal line
Adam Stahl
Son of Frederick Stahl
Born June 30, 1778
Died October 16, 1863
Eve Susanna Albright
Daughter of Frederick Albright
Born May 10, 1782
Died April 3 1863

Frederick Stahl
Jacob Stahl
Peter Stahl
Mary Stahl
Susanna Stahl
John Stahl 1818-1879
Daniel Stahl
Samuel Stahl
Elizabeth Stahl
Benjamin Stahl

Adam Stahl was born June 30, 1778, and was but a boy when he accompanied his parents on their removal to Snyder county, where he subsequently married Eve Susanna Albright, who was born May 10, 1782. Her father, Frederick Albright, was one of the very earliest settlers of Flintstone Valley, where he located several years previous to 1788, as a warrant for land was issued to him November 27 of that year. His farm, comprising 159 acres in Washington township, Snyder county, was called " Garter Snake." On September 22, 1800, Adam Stahl purchased of his father-in-law sixty-two acres of the " Garter Snake " tract, where he continued to live until 1822, and upon the place conducted a distillery, being one of twelve in Washington township at that time engaged in that business. On leaving that farm he removed to Union township, Snyder county, where he passed his remaining days, dying October 16, 1863. His wife had died on the 3d of April, of the same year, and 
both were laid to rest in Reiser cemetery. Union township. He was a powerful man, weighing about 220 pounds, was a shoemaker by trade, a Whig in politics, and a Lutheran in religious belief. - J.H. Beers & Co. Commemorative biographical record of central Pennsylvania (Volume p. 615-1231) 

1850  - Residence
Name: Adam Stahl
Age: 73
Birth Year: abt 1777
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Chapman, Union, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 209
Household Members:
Name Age
Adam Stahl 73

Susanah Stahl 68

1860 - Adam Stahl Residence
Name: Adam Stahl
Age: 83
Birth Year: abt 1777
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Chapman, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Chapman
Family Number: 822
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Adam Stahl 83
Susannah Stahl 78

1863- Death Of Adam
Find A Grave Entry:
Name: Adam Stahl
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1778
Birth Place: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Date: 16 Oct 1863
Death Place: USA
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Verdilla, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse: Eve Susanna Stahl

The children of Adam Stahl and wife were as follows: Lydia, who married Jacob Sholly, 
and died in Union township; Frederick, a farmer, who died in Monroe township, Snyder county; Jacob, who died in Wayne county, Ohio; Peter, who died at the age of five years; Mary, who (first) wedded Henry Whitmer and (later) Simon Sholly, and survived both husbands, dying in Union township; Susanna married Jacob Leavengood, and spent her last days in Ohio; John, the father of our subject; Daniel, the only survivor, who is still living on his farm in Union township, where he has now made his home for seventy-five years; Samuel, who died in Chapman township, leaving two sons, Adam and George, the former a merchant and banker of Kansas, and the latter a teacher in the Pittsburg schools; Elizabeth, who married D. J. Heintzelman, and died at Port Trevorton, Snyder county, and Benjamin, who was a Union soldier during the Civil war, and died in Iowa. -J.H. Beers & Co. Commemorative biographical record of central Pennsylvania (Volume p. 615-1231) 

From Floyd's History of Northumberland County -

Adam Stahl, a native of Northampton county, Pa., became a pioneer settler in Union county, this State, in that part now embraced in Snyder county. He had a farm in Union township, three miles west of Port Trevorton, near Keiser's Church, and besides farming distilled applejack and rye whiskey. He died at an advanced age, late in the fifties, and is buried in the cemetery at Keiser's Church. He and his wife were Lutherans in religious faith. He is remembered as a venerable old man, with long white hair hanging down over his shoulders. His children were: Benjamin and Jacob, both of whom settled in Ohio; Daniel, who settled on the homestead farm; Frederick, who settled on a farm adjoining the homestead; John, who settled on a farm adjoining the homestead; Mrs. Jacob Sholly; Mrs. Dieter Heintzleman; and Mrs. Simon Sholly. John Stahl, son of Adam, was born in 1814 in what is now Snyder county, and received the limited educational advantages there afforded in his boyhood, but as soon as old enough, to be of any use he was put to work helping to clear the land and get it under cultivation. The winters were occupied in pulling stumps and other work for which there was no time in the summer season, so he had little opportunity to attend even such indifferent schools as were conducted in the neighborhood at that time. But he prospered by industry and owned his own farm. He died July 12, 1879, and is buried in the cemetery at Keiser's Church. He and his family were Lutherans in religion. He married Mary Shotsberger, daughter of Jonathan Shotsberger, and she preceded him to the grave, dying July 12, 1868, aged fifty years. All of the seven children born to them survive: Elias S., of Selinsgrove, Pa.; Levi, who lives on his father's homestead at Verdilla, Snyder county; William, who lives two and a half miles west of Selinsgrove, in Penn township, Snyder county; Hannah, widow of William Krebs, living at Wyoming, Del.; Aaron S.; Leah, who married John Aucker and lives near Keiser's Church; and Hiram, who lives near Thompson, in Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania. AARON S. STAHL, son of John, was born Oct. 4, 1849, in Snyder county, Pa., was reared to farm life and educated in the local public schools. At the age of twenty he went to learn shoemaking, to which trade he devoted all his attention for the next thirteen years, in Freeburg, Snyder county. He learned the business thoroughly, becoming a skillful mechanic, able to turn out all kinds of footwear, and made many gaiter shoes in the days of their popularity. Wooden shoe pegs were in general use at the time he took up the work, but he kept abreast of the progress of the times and improved his products whenever possible, taking out patents of his own and showing a spirit of enterprise throughout his connection with the business. He did repairing and had a good trade for custom work, making boots for which he received from six to fourteen dollars. After giving up the shoe business Mr. Stahl farmed for a time, and then for five years conducted the "Mount Pleasant Hotel." At the end of that time he removed to Shamokin Dam, and thence, in 1890, to Sunbury, where he has since made his home. In Sunbury he and his son Charles W. Stahl started Stahl's restaurant, at the present site of the "Aldine Hotel" and conducted the establishment successfully for a period of three years in partnership, the father then selling his interest to his son and taking the "City Hotel" at Danville, Pa., which he carried on for six months. In 1899 he engaged in the insurance business, which he has since continued, having his office at No. 336 Market Street. Mr. Stahl has established an excellent patronage in this line. He is a capable business man, and has the confidence END OF PAGE 767 of his patron's, who are numerous in Sunbury and the surrounding territory. On Feb. 25, 1872, Mr. Stahl married Salome Martin, daughter of George and Mary (Schaffer) Martin, who lived in Washington township, Snyder county, and seven children have been born to this union: Charles W., proprietor of a leading restaurant at Sunbury; William E., who is engaged in business in Sunbury; John Howard, who is engaged in business at Lewisburg; George Omar, telegraph operator in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railway Company, at Sunbury; Della G., who married O. P. Bell and lives at Williamsport, Pa.; and Mary and Harry, who died in infancy. Mr. Stahl and his family are members of the Reformed Church, and politically he is a Democrat.

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