Eva Margareth Stocker

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  • Name Eva Margareth Stocker 
    Born 22 Jul 1776  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Nov 1776  Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Sep 1777  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Sep 1777  Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2457  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2015 

    Father Johann Michael Stocker,   b. 15 Apr 1730, Goersdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1819, Somerset, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pfau,   b. 15 Mar 1744, Basel, Baselland, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1777, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1769  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 82-83: "Eva Margareth Stoker, b. 22 Jul 1776, Frederick Co., MD."

      2. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 88-97:
      "Michael Stoker, doubtless, was the son of Michael Stoker (Stocker) who settled in Frederick Co., Md. about the middle of the 18th century. No other family of the Stoker (Stocker) name was found by this writer in any of the early Frederick Co. records. The 18th century translated records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. established about 1746, show many Michael Stoker (Stocker) entries beginning with the birth, on 1 Apr 1758, of Anna Barbara, daughter of 'Mich. Stocker' and his wife 'Ana Barb.' On p. 552 of a copy of these church records, now in possession of the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, will be found a recording of eight children of Michael Stocker, the youngest named George, born 13 Nov 1781. The first of these children was named Marie Barbara, born 1 Apr 1758. She doubtless was the same as or the twin of another daughter named Anna Barbara mentioned above as having been born on the same date. Another record shows, again, the birth of Marie Barbara, daughter of Michael Stocker born 1 Apr 1758; baptized 15 May 1758. Thus the church records contain three separate entries of the birth on 1 April 1758, of a daughter to Michael Stoker (Stocker) as follows:
      a. 'On 1 Apr. 1758 to Mich. Stocker et uxori Ana Barbara a daughter Anna Barbara. Witnesses (to baptism) Marie Barbara filia coelebs Michael Roemers.' Filia Coelebs means unmarried daughter of.'
      b. '1758, 1 April to Michael Stoker a daughter Marie Barbara, sponsored by Barbara Romerin, baptized 15 May 1758.'
      c. '1758, 1 April to Michael Stocker a daughter Marie Barbara, sponsored by Barbara Romerin, baptized 15 May 1758.'
      As already stated, page 552 of the church book records, on one single page, the birth of eight children to Michael Stocker the last child of whom, named George, was born 13 Nov 1781 and baptized 7 Jun 1782. The first seven of these recordings obviously were made in 1769, the 8th having been put there in 1782 as will be explained later. Preceding the names of the 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th and 7th Child, the symbol ϯ was added to show, doubtless, that the child was deceased when the record was made. The record, on page 552 of the church records, is as follows:
      a. 1 April 1758, to Michael Stocker a child Marie Barbara; ϯ godmother, Barbara Romerin; baptized 15 May 1758.
      b. 1 Jan 1760, to Michael Stocker, a child Johana Magdale, godparents, Heinrich Hanth (and wife) Magdalena. Date of baptism not stated. (Note by JWH - On page 454 of the church record is shown the marriage on 2 Nov 1784 'by license' of Johanna Magdalena Stockern and Johann Jost Stimmel, Michael Stocker, Peter Stimmel and John and Peter Schnog serving as witnesses.)
      c. 20 May 1762, to Michael Stocker, a child Michael; godparents Michael Romer (and wife) Charlotte Amalia, (Amalis). Date of baptism not stated. (Note by JWH - This writer believes that this was the Michael Stocker who married Catherine Eller.)
      d. 26 Aug 1764, to Michael Stocker, a child, Elizabeth; ϯ godmother, Elizabeth Romerin. Date of baptism not stated.
      e. 24 May 1767, to Michael Stocker, a child Balthasar; ϯ godparents, Balthsar Bock (and wife) Rosina. Date of baptism not stated.
      f and g. 11 gbr 1769 (two children) to Michael Stocker, namely a child Marie Barbara; godparents, Johannes Haas (and wife) Mar. Barbara, and a child Christina; godmother, Christina Romerin, ledig, meaning unmarried. Baptized 19 gbr. 1769. (Note gbr is usually an abbreviation in German for born but in this case probably means November of possibly February.)
      h. 13 Nov 1781, to Michael Stocker, a child, George; sponsor George Bens. Baptized 7 Jun 1782.
      The above record of children of Michael Stocker, together with others shown below are interesting in two ways. First it will be noted that one of the sponsors in every case bore the same given name as the child. It was a custom in early German families to select as godmother or godfather of children being baptized the person for whom the child was named, usually a close relative and in some cases a respected friend. Second, as was shown by the first record quoted above and as will be shown by other records quoted below, Michael Stoker's wife as late as 24 March 1766 (Deed Record) was Barbara and as early as 12 April 1770 (Deed Record) was Elizabeth. That these two wives, Barbara and Elizabeth, were spouses of the same Michael Stocker is definitely established by the land records of Frederick County but, as the two next following church records show, Michael Stocker's full name was Joh. (John) Michael Stoker.
      a. Page 564 of the translated church records at Maryland Hist. Soc. - Johannes, son of Joh. Michael and Elizabeth Stoker, b. 4 Jan 1772 and baptized 9 Feb 1772. (Note by JWH - p. 233 of the church records show that Johannes Stocker, aged 19, was confirmed on 22 Apr 1791. A translated record of the German Reformed Church of Frederick Co., Md., p. 196, found at the Gen. Soc. in SLC shows a child Marianna Stocker, was born to Johannes and Catherina Stocker 10 Aug 1809. Susan Kuntz (Frentz) was her godmother. A Catherina Stoker (sic) is mentioned as a dau. in the will of John Coons (sic) of Frederick Co., Md. dated 23 Dec. 1816 and proved 6 Mch. 1817. (Liber H.S, No. 2, p. 55, Frederick Co., Md. Wills.))
      b. Page 591 of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at the Gen. Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City - Marie Salome, dau. of Michael and Elizabeth Stocker b. 9 May 1773; bap. 27 June 1773. Her godparents were John Michel and Salome Alex (sic).
      c. Page 617 of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at Maryland Hist. Society [Baltimore] - Marie Barbara, dau. of Joh. Michael and Elizabeth Stoker, b. 23 Dec 1774; bapt. 16 Apr 1775. Her godparents were Johannes and Marie Barbara Hass.
      d. Pages 638 and 1017 of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at the Gen. Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City - Eva Margreth, dau. of Michael and Elizabeth Stocker, b. 22 Jul 1776; bap. 10 Nov 1776. Her godparents were Jacob and Margreth Bens. This child died 12 Sept. 1777, aged 1 year.
      One may wonder why these four children were not listed with other children of Michael Stoker on page 552 of the church record (supra). After mentioning seven additional, more or less pertinent, translate church records the reason for this, as this writer sees it will be explained.
      a. Page 407 of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at Maryland Hist. Society, Baltimore, it is shown that Michael Stoker and Mary Adams were married, by license, 21 Jun 1778. The witnesses were Abraham Fah and his wife Juliana and Adam and Peter Schnock. Frederick Co. Marriage Records show that Michael Stoker and Mary A___, the spelling not complete, on 1 Jun 1778, were given a license to be married.
      b. Page 209 [of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at Maryland Hist. Society, Baltimore] shows that Michael Stoker born 24 May 1862 and Magdalena Stockern (sic) born 1 Jan 1760 were confirmed. These two were brother and sister, children of Michael and Barbara Stoker (Stocker), their birth dates in their confirmation checking substantially with those recorded on page 552 of the same translated church record.
      c. Page 664 of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at the Gen. Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City shows that Anna Margareth, daughter of Michael and Anna Marie Stocker was born 15 May 1779 and baptized 24 July 1779. Her godparents were Adam and Anna Margareth Schnock.
      d. Page 686 [of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at the Gen. Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City ] shows that Marie Catharina, daughter of Michael and Anna Maria Stocker was born 4 Sept. 1780.
      e. Page 752 [of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at the Gen. Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City] shows that Jacob, son of Michael and Anna Maria Stocker, was born 22 May 1785. His sponsors at baptism were his parents.
      f. Page 113 of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at the Gen. Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City, Utah, shows that Charlotte, daughter of Michael Stocker, was born 19 Feb 1788. Her mother's name was not given. Her godparents were Peter and Julia (Juliana) Schnock (Schnod).
      g. Page 1017 of the translated record of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Md. at the Gen. Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Salt Lake City shows that Elizabeth, wife of Michael Stoker died 10 Oct 1777 at the age of 33 years.
      It should be kept in mind that the only Stoker (Stocker) family found in the early church, land or court records of Frederick County, Maryland was one headed by Michael. The only suggestion of a Stoker of Stocker of another given name was the same Michael in the recordings of his children by his second wife, Elizabeth. In those recordings he was called Joh. Michael Stoker. Deed Records in Frederick Co., calling him a saddler in every case and showing his wife to have been Barbara in March 1766 and Elizabeth in April 1770 proves the two Michaels to have been the same person. The second wife, Elizabeth, died 10 Oct 1777 at the age of 33. On 21 Jun 1778 he married Mary (Marie) Adams as already shown.
      This writer explains the one page record that is found of Michael Stoker's (Stocker) children in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick Co., Md. as follows. When his first two daughters (twins probably) were born he had them baptized or recorded as they were born. When his twins, Marie Barbara and Christina were born in 1769 he had them baptized and recorded and when this was being done he decided to record all of his other children, four of whom had not been recorded, naming their godparents from memory. This would account for all of these children appearing on one page where immediately prior entries were 1769 and immediate subsequent ones 1770.
      When children of his second wife, Elizabeth, came he had them baptized and recorded. Apparently there were four of them, one named Johannes, b. 4 Jan 1772, another named Marie Salome, b. 9 May 1773, the third was Marie Barbara b. 23 Dec 1774 and the fourth Eva Margreth b. 22 Jul 1776 - d. 12 Sep 1777. Then on 10 Oct 1777 his wife, Elizabeth, aged 33, died and on 21 Jun 1778 he married Mary (Marie) Adams, his third wife.
      The first child of the third marriage was Anna Margareth, b. 15 May 1779. She was baptized and recorded. The second child by this third marriage was Marie Catherina, born 4 Sep 1780 and bapt. 4 March (May) 1781. She probably died young. The fourth child was Georg b. 13 Nov 1781. This child was baptized 7 Jun 1782 and the baptism recorded not on the current page of the record book but squeezed in on the 1769/1770 page where other children of Michael Stoker (Stocker) had been recorded enmasse. Thus we have on the 1769/1770 page of the church book a record of eight children of Michael Stoker (Stocker) born between 1758 and 1782 appearing on that page with other children of his who were born after 1769 appearing on other pages. The fact that his son Georg was so recorded is pretty conclusive proof that all of the eight Stoker (Stocker) children on that one page had the same father. The symbol ϯ apparently was to indicate that the child was deceased and, doubtless, was inserted when the baptism of the son George was recorded.
      Other entries in the church records show Michael Stocker (Stoker) and his wife, Anna Maria, had two other children, one named Jacob, b. 22 May 1785, and the other named Charlotte, b. 19 Feb 1788, making 17 children as follows:
      By first wife Barbara:
      1. Anna Barbara Stocker, b. 1 Apr 1758. She died young.
      2. Marie Barbara Stocker, b. 1 Apr 1758, the same as or twin of [Anna Barbara]. She died young.
      3. Johana Magdale Stocker, b. 1 Jan 1760.
      4. Michael Stocker, Jr., b. 20 May 1762 (24 May 1762 or 24 Mar 1762).
      5. Elizabeth Stocker, b. 26 Aug 1764. She died young.
      6. Balthasar Stocker, b. 24 May 1767. He died young.
      7. Marie Barbara Stocker, b. 11 ??? 1769. [Twin of Christina.] She died young.
      8. Christina Stocker, b. 11 ??? 1769. Twin of [Marie Barbara]. She died young.
      By second wife Elizabeth:
      9. Johannes Stocker, b. 4 Jan 1772.
      10. Marie Solome Stocker, b. 9 May 1773.
      11. Marie Barbara Stocker, b. 25 Dec 1774.
      12. Eva Margreth Stocker, b. 22 Jul 1776, d. 12 Sep 1777.
      By third wife Anna Marie Adams:
      13. Anna Margareth Stocker, b. 15 May 1779.
      14. Marie Catherina Stocker, b. 4 Sep 1780.
      15. George Stocker, b. 13 Nov. 1781, bapt. 2 Jun 1782.
      16. Jacob Stocker, b. 22 May 1785.
      17. Charlotte Stocker, b. 19 Feb 1788.
      [Note: James Hook totally missed one child, Eva Catherina, who was born between George and Jacob; see her notes for church record documentation.]

      3. From the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT. From an article entitled: "Michael Stocker 1731-1819 with wives: Ana Barbara Romerin, Elisabeth Fah, and Mary (Anna Maria) Adams." See notes of Johan Michael Stocker for complete text of which the following is a small part:
      "The Second Family...
      The next land record for Michael Stocker also list his second wife Elizabeth. It was recorded on 12 April 1770, when they sold a five foot strip of a lot (Deed Book N p. 90).
      In putting together the family of Michael and Elizabeth Stocker, the date that James Hook uses leaves many questions as to who and if the first two children were twins and who was their mother. He list Maria Barbara born in May of 1769 and Christina in September. If Michael married Elizabeth in Feb of 1769 it would have been unlikely that Maria was born in May, but not impossible. However it is highly unlikely that a second child would be born only four months later. In Frederick Wieser's translation of the Maryland German Church Records Vol 3 he stated that the two girls were born in September and were twins. On the hand written record under the heading {Bapt. Mar. 26, 27- Festival of the Resurrection [1769]} it lists the two girls but with the dates as James Hook translated it and does not list them as twins. I have not located the original record that Wieser used for his translations...
      Michael and Elizabeth's children [Footnotes 5-10. "Maryland German Church Records Vol. 3, Baptismal records of the Monocacy Lutheran Congregation, and its successor, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland 1742-1779, as translated and edited by Frederick S. Weiser pg. 34."]
      [A.] Maria Barbara, twin dau of Michael Stocker, b. 11 Sept. 1769 bap 19 Sep 1769 Sponsors: Johannes & Maria Barbara Haafs (Died in 1769).5
      [B.] Christina, twin dau of Michael Stocker b 11 Sept 1769, Sponsors: Christina Romerin, single (Died in 1769).6
      [C.] Johanes, son of Joh. Michael and Elizabeth Stocker b. 4 Jan. 1772, baptized on 9 Feb. 1772, sponsors: Joh. Michael and Salome Alex.7 A later church entry states that Johannes was confirmed at age 19, on 22 April 1791.
      [D.] Maria Salome, dau of Michael and Elizabeth Stocker, b 9 May 1773, bp. 27 June 1773. Sponsors: Joh. Michael and Salome Alex.8
      [E.] Maria Barbara b 23 Dec 1774, bp 16 Apr 1775. Sponsors: Johannes & Marie Barbara Haafs.9
      [F.] Eva Margreth b 22 July 1776 bap 10 Nov 1776, Sponsors: Jacob and Margreth Bens d 12 Sep 1777.10
      [G.] Stillborn b Oct 7 1777 this child is mentioned only in connection with Elizabeth's obituary record within the church's records. [Footnote 11. "A hand written record verifying the event dates for Johannes, Marie Salome, Marie Barbara, and Eva Margareth can be found in the Church Record [Evangelical Lutheran], 1742-1910 Evangelical Lutheran Church (Frederick, Maryland) located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. US/CAN Film #1414857."]
      ...On 9 Oct 1777 Elizabeth Fah Stocker passed away only two days after giving birth to a stillborn child."

      BIRTH:
      1. See Christening.

      CHRISTENING:
      1. Per LDS extraction program of film #13933, "Evangelical Lutheran or Lutheran Congregation of Zmiddletown, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland" as cited with online Ordinance Index: "Eva Margreth Stocker, christened 10 Nov 1776 with parents listed as Michael and Elizabeth Stocker." Ordinance work reference is Film 13933 IT 2, batch C507701.

      2. Per LDS extraction program of film #883605 item 1, "The Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, parish register 1743-1811 [actual start of 1737]. 975.287/F1 V26 w v. 1-2" as cited with online Ordinance Index: "Eva Margrethe Stocker, b. 22 Jul 1776, christened 10 Nov 1776 with parents listed as Michael and Elisabeth Stocker, d. 10 Sep 1777." Ordinance work reference is Film 824392 IT 2, batch C504181.

      3. FHL book 975.287/F1 K28we "Maryland German Church Records," vol. 3, "Baptismal records of the Monocacy Lutheran Congregation, and its successor, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, 1742-1779," translated and edited by Frederick S. Weiser:
      - Eva Margreth, dau. of Michael and Elisabeth Stocker, b. 22 July 1776, bp. 10 Nov. 1776. Sponsors: Jacob and Margreth Bens.

      DEATH:
      1. See Christening. See also James Hook per his quote above.

      2. Not mentioned in father's will of 1818.

      BURIAL:
      1. FHL book 975.287 K2w "Records of Marriages and Burials in the Monocacy Church in Frederick County, Maryland and in the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in the City of Frederick, Maryland 1743-1811," translated and edited by Frederick Sheely Weiser, Special Publication No. 38, The National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1972, p. 94:
      "Sept. 12, 1777: Eva Margreth, little daughter of Michael Stocker and his wife Elisabeth, born July 22, 1776, died of consumption Sept. 10, aged 1 year, 1 month, 2 weeks, 5 days."

      2. Findagrave Website accessed 23 Feb 2015 for burials at the Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, 35 East Church Street, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, 21701, (301) 663-6361. "Very few stones remain, as the cemetery was removed to nearby Mount Olivet Cemetery (area NN) in the early 1900s. The remaining stones have all been placed against the stone wall behind the church building and have been photographed." Memorials of interest:
      A. Memorial #39323057:
      "Elisabeth Fahs Stockern
      Birth: Mar. 15, 1744
      Death: Oct. 9, 1777
      d/o Jacob Fahs
      Md. 1 Christian Schott 2 children
      15 Feb 1769 md. Michael Stocker, 7 children
      7 Oct. 1777 gave birth to a stillborn child."
      B. Memorial #39322782:
      "Eva Margareth Stocker
      Birth: Jul. 22, 1770
      Death: Sep. 10, 1777
      d/o Michael & Elisabeth Stocker
      Consumption"