Anna Maria Adams

Female Abt 1749 - 1822  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Anna Maria Adams 
    Born Abt 1749  of Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jul 1822  Somerset, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jul 1822  Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Somerset, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2459  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2015 

    Family 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) 
    Married 21 Jun 1778  Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Margreth Stocker,   b. 15 May 1779, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1821  (Age > 43 years)
     2. Maria Catherina Stoker,   b. 4 Sep 1780, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1839, of Somerset, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. George Stocker,   b. 13 Nov 1781, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 8 years)
     4. Eva Catherina Stocker,   b. 31 Jan 1784, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Clayton Township, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years)
     5. Jacob Stoker,   b. 22 May 1785, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1851, Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Charlotta Stocker,   b. 19 Feb 1788, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1877, Somerset, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. 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; mentions of Stockers (the initials in [brackets] probably refer to the minister who made the record):
      - Mich. Stocker and wife Anna Barb., a dau. Anna Barba., b. 1 Apr 1858, bp. 1758 Pentecost, sponsors: Maria Barbara, single daughter of Mich. Römer. [Kerry's note: bp. May 15.]
      - Michael Allex and his wife Anna Salome, a little son named Michael, b. 1 May 1768, bp. 18 Sep 1768, sponsors: Michael Stocker and his wife. 18 Sep 1768 [Schw.]
      - Bartholem Schuhmacher and Barbara (Ref.), a little dau. Anna Barbara, b. 5 Feb 1764, bp. 1 Apr 1764, sponsors: Michael Stocker and Anna Barbara.
      - Gottlieb Geist and Margaretha, a little son Johann Michael, b. 10 Oct 1768, bp. 16 Oct 1768, sponsors: Johann Michael Stocker and wife.
      - All recorded at once:
      - Maria Barbara, dau. of Michael Stocker, b . 1 Apr 1758 (+), bp. 15 May. Sponsors: Mar. Barb. Römerin [now] deceased.
      - Johanna Magdalina, dau. of [parents names not given] b. 1 Jan 1760, bp. [not given]. Sponsors: Heinrich and Magdalena Fauth.
      - Michael, son of Michael Stocker b. 20 May 1762, bp. [not given]. Sponsors: Michael and Scharletta Amalia Romer.
      - Elisabetha, dau. of Michael Stocker b. 26 Aug. 1764, bp. [not given]. Sponsors: Elisabetha Romerin.
      - Balthasar, son of Michael Stocker, b. 24 May 1767 (+), bp. [not given]. Sponsors: Balthasar and Rosina Bach.
      - Maria Barbara, twin dau. of Michael Stocker, b. 11 Sept. 1769 (+), bp. 19 Sept. 1769. Sponsors: Johannes and Maria Barbara Haass.
      - Christina, twin dau. of Michael Stocker, b. 11 Sept. 1769 (+), bp. 19 Sept. 1769. Sponsors: Christina Römerin, single.
      - [name not given], son of Michael Stocker, b. 13 Nov. 1781, bp. 2 Jun. 1782. Sponsor: Georg Bens. [Kerry's note: This child is George Stocker.]
      - Johannes, son of Joh. Michael and Elisabeth Stocker, b. 4 Jan 1772, bp. 9 Feb 1772. Sponsors: Joh. Michael and Salome Alex.
      - Maria Solome, dau. of Michael and Elisabeth Stocker, b. 9 May 1773, bp. 27 Jun 1773. Sponsors: Joh. Michael and Solome Alex.
      - Eva Margreth, dau. of Michael and Elisabeth Stocker, b. 22 July 1776, bp. 10 Nov. 1776. Sponsors: Jacob and Margreth Bens.
      - Anna Margreth, dau. of Michael and Anna Maria Stocker, b. 15 May 1779, bp. 24 July 1779. Sponsors: Adam and Anna Margreth Schnok.

      2. Possibly referred to in the following from the book "The Howard Leytham Stoker Von Dollen Family Histories," FHL 929.273 H833a, by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, p. 87: Michael Stoker, the son of (John) Michael Stoker, was a 28 year old bachelor in Wilkes County, NC when the US census was taken in 1790. The farm which Michael Stoker bought from John Dick was on the north fork of New River in Ashe County. (The boundary line had been changed from Wilkes.) In 1792 Michael married Catherine Eller, the oldest daughter of Peter Eller and Elizabeth Dick. The Ellers and Dicks were settlers in this same area and all of Michael and Catherine's children, except Eller, were born and raised among numerous family members in North Carolina. In 1815, the family joined a migration of relatives moving west into Ohio. This party of Graybills and Stokers, all ages from babies to the elderly crossed the border into Ohio on Christmas Day, 1815. Michael and his son David, who had just turned 21, took part in the first election held in Jackson County on April 1, 1816. John Michael Stoker, Michael's father, settled in Perry County, Ohio, about 60 miles north..."

      3. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 82-83: "[Stoker] md. 21 Jun 1778 to Anna Maria Adams. Anna Maria was b. 1757; d. 1822."

      4. 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:
      "Michael Stocker died on 26 March 1819 in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio. His third wife, Mary, died in the year of 1822. I do not have the location of Mary's death/burial at this point of writing. Michael's last will and testament was signed on 10 May 1818 listing the existing family: (note the Anglicized names used)
      Wife: Mary,
      Sons: Michael (Ana's son)
      John (Elizabeth's son)
      Jacob (Mary's son)
      Daughters: Mary (Marie Catherine)
      Catherine (Eva Catherine?)
      Charlotte
      Margaret (Anna Margareth?)
      Barbara (Maria Barbara)
      Salome (Maria Salome)
      Magdalene (Johanna Magdalene)
      The will of Michael Stocker was proved in special court, Court of Common Pleas, 17 April 1819, Perry County, Ohio."

      5. 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 1790 census record for Frederick Maryland lists for Michael Stocker:
      2 white free males over age 16:
      Michael and his son Michael- age 28 (Ana's son)
      2 white males under age 16
      Johannes- age 12 (Elizabeth's son)
      Jacob- age 5 (Mary's son)
      It is this author's belief that by 1790 there should have been three boys listed on the census record. It is possible that Georg was not alive in 1790. There are no church records for Georg in Frederick except for that of his birth and baptism. In the original hand written record a cross mark has been put next to all deceased Stocker Children. Georg's record also has this mark next to it that he was deceased at the time the record was made. Georg is also missing from the will of his father Michael Stocker.
      Next on the census record is the listing of seven white, free, females but they are not separated by ages. These individuals should be:
      Wife- Mary (Anna Maria)
      Maria Barbara- age 16 (Elizabeth's daughter)
      Marie Salome- age 17 (Elizabeth's daughter)
      Anna Margareth- age 11 (Mary's daughter)
      Marie Catherine (Mary)- age 10 (Mary's daughter)
      Eva Catherina- age 6 (Mary's daughter)
      Charlotta- age 2 (Mary's daughter)
      Johanna Magdalena is not listed on the census with this family as she married (Yost) Jost Stimmel in 1784."

      6. 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.]
      The church records also show that Michael Stocker witnessed a goodly number of baptisms and marriages. One marriage, 'by license in Virginia,' which he and George Schaeffer witnessed, on 20/21 Apr. 1788, was that of Christopher Schaeffer and Elizabeth Adams, she, perhaps, a sister of his third wife. (Page 309 [of church record].) Michael Stoker attended communion service on 18 Oct 1778, 13 May 1779, 14 May 1780, 19 May 1782, 8 Jun 1783, 30 Jun 1784, 4 Jun 1786, 27 May 1787, 7 Oct 1787, and 24 Apr 1791. On 30 Jun 1784 and 4 Jun 1786 he was accompanied by his 'filia', meaning his daughter. A Michael Stocher (sic) attended services 23 Oct 1803 and 2 Jun 1805. After the latter date he was not found again in the records.
      The spelling of the name in the church records varied frequently between Stoker and Stocker but in deeds mentioned herein, it was spelled Stoker. He obviously was a German but from whence in Germany he or his parents came was not discovered. This writer once thought that he was, very likely, the son of Michael Stoker, aged 31, who came to Pennsylvania on the ship 'Brittania' with Margaret Stoker, aged 24, his wife probably, and took his oath of allegiance 21 Sep 1731 but dismissed the idea when he later learned that Michael and Margaret Stoker's son Michael died in 1771 in Macungie Twsp. of Northampton (now Lehigh Co.) Pennsylvania, his will having been probated there, 25 Jan 1771, naming a wife Margaret and children Mary, Elizabeth, Catherine, Susannah and George.
      Michael Stoker of Frederick Co, MD is first found in the records of that county on 1 Apr 1758 when the birth dates of his daughters Ann Barbara and Marie Barbara (they may have been the same Child) were recorded in the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Frederick, MD. On 14 May 1760 he purchased from Ballis Paugh lot no. 118 in Fredericktown, Frederick Co., MD. (Deed Book F, p. 985.) In that deed he is called a sadler. Another Frederick Co. deed dated 24 Mar 1766, 'Michael Stoker, sadler,' his wife Barbara relinquishing her dower, sold this same lot in Frederick Town to John Hoffman. (Deed Book K, p. 432.) On 30 Aug 1768, 'Michael Stoker, sadler' purchased from Henry Brunner lot no. 83 and a half interest in lot No. 80 located in Frederick Town. (Deed Book L, pp. 473-475.) This deed was corrected on 24 Dec 1772 to read lot 82 rather than lot 83. (Deed Book P. p. 530.)
      Sometime near the date of the last purchase his first wife Barbara apparently died because on 12 Apr 1770 'Michael Stoker, sadler,' his wife Elizabeth relinquishing her dower, sold to Henry Brunner, a five foot strip off of the lot purchased from said Brunner 30 Aug 1768. (Deed book N, p. 90.) On 7 Nov 1774 'Michael Stoker,' his wife Elizabeth relinquishing her dower, conveyed to Samuel Miller a part of lot no. 82 that he had acquired from Henry Brunner, 30 Aug 1768, when his wife doubtless was Barbara. (Deed Book L, p. 473-475 and Deed Book w, p. 235.) On 19 Nov 1778 'Michael Stoker farmer,' his wife Mary relinquishing her dower, sold another part on lot No. 82 to Philip Shade, (Deed Book RP1, p. 519.) These deeds relating to Lot No. 82 first when his wife, doubtless was Barbara, second when his wife, certainly was Elizabeth and third when his wife, certainly, was Mary (Marie) are conclusive proof that it was the same Michael Stoker who married these three wives.
      The Archives of Maryland, Vol. XLVIII shows orders in Council on 30 Nov. 1781 to pay certain sums of money to Michael and James Stocker. On 14 Mar 1783 other orders were given to pay Michael Stoker 17 pounds, 17 shillings and 1 pence."

      7. 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:
      "Somewhere between 1805 and 1809 Michael and Mary moved their remaining family members to the new frontier wilderness of Ohio. The town of Somerset was Michael's last home. Data about Michael and Mary's life is sketchy. It is known that the town of Somerset, Ohio was originally called Middletown because it was located between the two larger towns of Zanesville and Lancaster. Michael and Mary first settled their family in Fairfield County, Ohio with a land purchase on 16 January 1809. The town of Somerset was measured out in the following year by John Fink and Jacob Miller."

      8. 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 Third Family
      The Evangelical Lutheran Church record lists a marriage on 21 June 1778 for:
      "Michael Stocker and Mary Adams by License. Witnesses: Abraham Fah and wife Juliana, Adam and Peter Schnock." (Abraham Fah was a brother to Elisabeth.) This is also recorded in the Marriage and Burial in the Monocacy Church 1743-1811 in Frederick City Historical Offices.
      In the collaborated retranslation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Records by Hinke and Reinecke, all entries for Mary Adams are listed as Anna Maria Adams.
      The next record of Michael is a land record, dated 19 November 1778, in which Michael and Mary sold part of her dower land (Deed Book RP1 p.519).
      Michael and Mary's children
      [a.] Anna Margareth b. 15 May 1779 bp. 24 July 1779, Sponsors: Adam and Anna Margaretha Schnock. [Footnote 12. "A hand written record is 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."
      [b.] Marie Catherina, b. 4 Sep 1780 bp. 4 Mar 1781, no sponsors listed. Marie was also known as Mary. [Footnote 13. "A hand written record is 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."
      [c.] Georg b. 13 Nov 1781, Bp. 2 Jun 1782, Sponsor: Georg Bentz. [Footnote 14. "Georg is not listed in the same hand written record with Anna Margareth and Maria. In Frederick Weiser's translation he states that the name for Georg is not listed. But on the hand written record located in Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland on microfilm, Cr. Fred. 1 #437. Zion Luth-Ch, recs (1871-1877) and index Evan. Luth Ch 1742-1877, pp. 1-1048, Index I-N, page 552 the name of Georg with his sponsor is given."]
      [d.] Eva Catherina b. 31 Jan 1784. [Footnote 15. "Hand written record is 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."]
      [e.] Jacob b. May 22, 1785 Sponsors: His parents. [[Footnote 16. "Hand written record is 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."]
      [f.] Charlotta b. Feb 19 1788 bp. 28 Sept 1788, Sponsors: Peter Schnook, Juliana. [Footnote 17. "Charlotta is not listed in the same hand written record with Anna Margareth, Maria, Eva, and Jacob. William Hinke does include her in his translation Church Record of the Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, Maryland; Vol 1 1746-1833."]

      9. From the book "Pioneers of the Old Monocacy, the Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743," by Grace L. Tracey and John P. Dern (1998; Clearfield Publishing), pp. 378-380, is found the "Frederick County Muster Rolls, circa 1757." Four muster rolls are shown but only the second one was actually dated (Aug. 13, 1757). They may have been separate musters and not all at the same date since the dates for the other musters are unknown. They are sourced as being from the transcripts printed in the "Maryland Historical Magazine," 9:260-280, 348-370. Days of service are indicated for the Captain of each Company, but actual days served by each individual are included in the source manuscript. A brief summary of the rolls:
      a. Captain Peter Butler, 34 days' service, 135 total men. Interesting names include:
      - Ensign Conrad Grosch. Father-in-law to one of Joh. Michael Roemer's daughter Christina.
      - Valentine Adams. Possibly a relation to Anna Maria Adams, Joh. Michael Stocker's third wife.
      - Charles and George Beatty. Possible relations to James Edward Beatty who married Elizabeth Roemer.
      - Adam Combe, The same name as Johan Michael Roemer's slave; if the same man, not sure why he is without Michael unless Michael sent him as his contribution.
      - Philip Coonce. A possible relation to the Koons who later marry into our Eller and Stocker families.
      b. Captain Elias Delashmutt, Aug. 13, 1757, 52 days service, 37 men.
      c. Captain Stephan Ransberger, 42 days service, 80 men. Interesting names include:
      - Lieut. Michael Raymer. Our ancestor Joh. Michael Roemer with a common variant spelling.
      - George Peter Dick. Contemporary of our Joh. Conrad Dick of unknown relationship if any.
      - Henry Coonce and William Coonce. Possible relations to the Koons who later marry into our Eller and Stocker families.
      - Henry Fout, Jacob Fout, Balser Fout, and George Loy. Possible relations to Michael's daughter Joanna Magdalena Roemer's husband Henrich Fauth.
      d. Captain John Middaugh, service 30 days, 105 men. Interesting names include:
      - Ensign Thomas Beatty, Jr., and John Beatty. Possible relations to James Edward Beatty who married Elizabeth Roemer.
      The musters do not include any Stocker, Eller, or other Dick name. A possible reason for these men not being listed might be that of a religious conscientious objection to military service as was typical of the nearby Moravian Sect with which we find these names later associated in the next generation in North Carolina.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. James Hook in his excellent book as quoted above documents this marriage: "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."

      2. Per the book "Maryland Marriages, 1778-1800," comp. by Robert Barnes, 1979, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, copy available at the Frederick Historical Society in Frederick, MD:
      Phillip Baker and Margaret Stoker, 12 Feb 1799, Frederick County Marriage Licenses, 1778-1800, copied from the originals at the court house, and published in the "DAR Magazine," Vol. 85.
      Peter Staup and Magd. Eler, 20 June 1800, First German Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick, copy made in 1903, at Maryland Historical Society, 1170.
      Yost Stimmel and Magdalena Stoker, 28 Oct 1784, Frederick County Marriage Licenses, 1778-1800, copied from the originals at the court house, and published in the "DAR Magazine," Vol. 85.
      Michael Stoker, and Mary A - , 21 Jun 1778, Frederick County Marriage Licenses, 1778-1800, copied from the originals at the court house, and published in the "DAR Magazine," Vol. 85.

      3. FHL book 975.287 V2p "Frederick County Maryland Marriages References and Family Relationships 1748-1800," by Henry C. Peden, Jr. & Veronica Clarke Peden, (Colonial Roots, Lewes, Delaware, 2012). This volume is a "comprehensive compilation of marriage references, actual and implied, in early Frederick County, Maryland from its formation in 1748 through 1800. Marriages were gleaned from published license books, land records, probate records (wills and administration accounts), court records (judgments and indentures), military pension records, church records (marriages, births and baptism), bible records, newspapers, some family histories and other documented secondary sources." Note some duplicate individuals due to surname spelling variants, i.e: Stocker/Stoker:
      P. 272: Stocker, Michael, (also shown as Michael Stoker), m. Mary Adams on 21 Jun 1778 after obtaining a lic. that same day {ref: Frederick County Marriage Licenses (see "marriage Licenses of Frederick County, 1778-1810," by Margaret E. Myers, 1986); ref: Monocacy Church and Lutheran Congregation (see "Frederick, Maryland Lutheran Marriages and Burials, 1743-1811, translated and edited by Frederick Sheely Weiser (published by the National Genealogical Society, 1982)}
      P. 273: Stoker, Michael, m. Anna Maria (no maiden name) before 4 Sep 1780 at which time their dau. Maria Catharina Stoker was born {ref: Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, MD (see "Maryland German Church Records," Vol. 4, translated by Frederick S. Weiser, published by the Historical Society of Carroll County, 1989)}

      DEATH:
      1. Since Anna Maria is shown in Michael Stoker's will of 10 May 1818 in Somerset, Perry, Ohio, we know her death was after that date.

      2. From the book "Ohio Source Records, from the Ohio Genealogical Quarterly," p. 65: "Excerpts from the Eagle, established 1817, by John Herman, Fairfield Co., Ohio: Deaths... 1822 - At Somerset, on Thursday last, after a short illness, Mrs. Anna Barbara Stocker, in the 73d yr of her age. (Published July 18.)" This would make a death date of 11 Jul 1822. [Apparently the Anna Maria's name got misspelled.]

      3. Internet accessed 6 Jun 2013: http://books.google.com/books?id=NWrinpUPQ5AC&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq=will+of+anna+Maria+stocker+1822&source=bl&ots=tEco4cv-VV&sig=FGJCFLIybGhO9go2-sJTZvYaMuw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AeOwUdrFCMSEjAKZ74C4CQ&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=will%20of%20anna%20Maria%20stocker%201822&f=false
      This entry contradicts the entry above. From the book "Ohio Source Records, from the Ohio Genealogical Quarterly": Excerpts from the Eagle. Established 1817, by John Herman, Printer and Publisher, Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio. Submitted by Blanch Collins. Deaths 1822: "At Somerset, on Thursday last, after a short illness, Mrs. Anna Maria Stocker, in the 73d yr. of her age."

      BURIAL:
      1. 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:
      "Cemetery Dilemma
      Michael, his wife Mary, and their daughter Mary were buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Somerset. There are two Lutheran Cemeteries within the town limits. The Stockers are buried in the oldest one located on Gay Street. Family researchers in 1971 noted that Michael's headstone was located near his daughter's (Mary) and John Binkcley's (Charlotta's husband). Today Michael's headstone cannot be found. Mary's is still standing and some of the Binckley family but many of them are sinking or being overgrown by the soft earth. A local historian, Mr. Bope, commented that the cemetery had suffered from serious vandalism and most of the old stones were deteriorated beyond rescue. There are no maps or directions of the cemetery but it is known to be a full cemetery. The church that was next to it is no longer in existence. It is presently surrounded by old and new homes."

      ACTION:
      1. Find Michael in the 1790, 1800, and 1810 censuses. Also his wife Anna Maria in the 1820 census. Also look for burial records in Perry Co., Ohio.