Stonesifer Ancestry

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Stonesifer is also seen as Stonecipher, Stonecypher, Stonecifer, Steincipher, Steinseifer, Stinecipher, Steinsauffer, Steinsauffert and many other variants according to the late E.T. Stonecipher, et. al. The name was occupational in nature and the early Steinseifers were workers or fashioners of semi-precious or precious stones, crafstmen similar to modern-day diamond cutters. Steinseiffer, translated, means stone cutter or polisher. Books on German heraldry indicate the name Steinseiffer was issued a coat of arms in the 11th century described roughlly as follows:

A golden painted surface encircled by a border in which three Corn flowers (Bachelor Buttons and probable the national flower of Germany at that time) are placed in the center and surrounded by eight cut and polished semi-precious stones of such colors to harmonize with the golden background.

Genealogy compiler E.T. Stonecipher shared that the early origin of the Stonecypher Family was supplied to him by Rev. W.A. Stonecypher of Lucedale, Mississippi, and referenced the small German town of Eiserfeld and the house in which the first Stonecypher (Johannes Steinsiefer) immigrant to America lived. Johannes was born in the house in 1692, and all 8 of his children were also born there. Johannes and his wife Elizabeth and their children left the house in 1749 to come to America.

Though one source says the house was built in 1255, another source indicates the house was built by Hermanns Daub in the 1600s. It is said to have been occupied continually by Steinseifers (predecessors of Johannes). The last occupant was Emmy Steinseifer (standing in front of the house in the picture) who lived there until the house was razed in 1971.

 

                                                                                                                             
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  Johann Georg Heinrich Hobi/Hoppe
b. ca. 1745, in what is now Germany
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m. Sophia Leichin
b. ca. 1745, in what is now Germany
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      Johanes T. Schnaußer (Snouffer)
b. 15 November 1752, American colonies
d. 12 February 1810, USA
m. Phillippina Christiana Rinehart
b. 1756, Pennsylvania
d. 15 October 1818, USA
      Johann Mark Jacob Steinseiffer
b. 6 July 1698, Eiserfeld, Seigen, Westphalia, Prussia, in what is now Germany
d. 21 July 1757 in Culpeper, Virginia
m. Elizabeth Schuster or Nohl
b. 28 January 1705 in what is now Germany
d. 1754 in Madisoun County, Virginia
                              Johannes P. Yuengling/Juengling
b. 4 January 1719 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
d. September 1774, Maryland
m. Anna Margaretha Elenora Beuckerrt or Benckert
b. 12 May 1722 or 1723 in Wachenheim, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
d. 10 March 1801 in Silver Run, Carroll County, Maryland
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    Ferdinand Frederick Hobi/Hoppe
b. 28 January 1769, in what is now Germany
d. 25 March 1819, Maryland
m. Catharine Snouffer
b. 14 June 1782, America
d. 1 June 1861, USA
          John Daniel Steinsauffert
b. ca. Nov/Dec 1730 or 1731
d. 9 August 1813, USA
m. 1765, American colonies Maria Elizabeth Yingling (Yuengling/Juengling)
b. 2 February 1743 in Pennsylvania or Maryland
d. 20 August 1821 in Silver Run, Carroll County, Maryland
          Christian Bauer/Bowers
b. 5 December 1734, Switzerland
d. 18 January 1790, Carroll County, Maryland
m. ca. 1767 Veronica Spickler
b. 22 April 1742, Switzerland
d. 22 October 1796, Carroll County, Maryland
   
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      Anna Margaret Hobi/Hoppe
b. 18 November 1762, American colonies
d. 22 August 1843
m. 1786, Maryland Johan Jacob Steinsauffert/Stonesifer
b. 21 July 1766, American colonies
d. 20 April, 1844, Littlestown, Pennsylvania
              John Daniel Stonesifer
b. 8 July 1780, American colonies
d. 8 March 1849, Carroll County, Maryland
m. before 1800 Maria Elizabeth Bauer/Bowers
b. 27 October 1772, American colonies
d. 15 December 1846, USA
     
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        Isaac Stonesifer
b. 11 November 1796, Maryland
d. 15 August 1847
m. 7 February 1828, Littlestown, Pennsylvania,
by Rev. Geiger. Amos was the son of Jacob Stonesifer,
and Elizabeth was the daughter of Daniel Stonesifer
(per marriage announcement in Gettysburg Compiler,
16 Feb 1828). They were first cousins.
Elizabeth Stonesifer
b. 3 March 1807, Silver Run, Carroll Co., Maryland
d. 3 March 1864
       
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descendants through son
Amos Stonesifer
via marriage to
Sarah Catherine Lightner
         
Developed in October 2018.