Jacob Staely, d. bef 30 Jun 1772 (m. Ana Eva __, d. aft 26 Oct 1783), of Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania

RELATIONSHIP:  Jacob Stehly is a fifth great-grandfather of Sherlene Hall Bartholomew (shb, hereafter).  He married Ana Eva ___.  I am descended from their son Peter I (m. Sarah Salome ___), their son Peter II (m. Eve ___), their son, Peter III (m. Hannah Hall), and their daughter, Elizabeth (m. Henry Charles Hall, Sr.).

NAME:  “Stehly Report,” prepared for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, by Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850, Prepared in the Year 1948, File 3262,” forwarded to shb, Nov 2006, by Katherine Staley, p. 30: “Miscellaneous Notes . . . 9. Variants of the Surname – Staehley, Staehli, Staehly, Staely, Stäheli, Stähely, Stahle, Stähle, Stahley, Stähley, Stahli, Stähli, Stählii, Stahly, Stähly, Stailey, Staily, Staley, Stäle, Staley, Stally, Ställy, Staly Stäly, Stayley, Stayly, Steahle, Steahly, Stealey, Stealley, Steally, Stealy, Stechli, Stegli, Steheli, Stehle, Stehley, Stehli, Stehly, Stele, Steley, Steli, Stelley, Stelly, Staly, Stiley, Stilly, Stehli, Stöhly.”  –shb 3 Dec 2006

COUNTY HISTORY:   York County was created from Lancaster County in 1741. The Susquehanna River separates the two–York on the west bank and Lancaster on the east bank.  Adams County was created from part of York County, in 1800. –shb

ORIGINS NEAR ULM, GERMANY?  From Robert M. Staley Narrative, posted at http://home.sprynet.com/~rstaley01/stn.htm (see below):  “It is known that Conrad’s first son was named Johan Jacob Stahli, and that Conrad’s brother signed his name as Johann Martin Stehle. Most likely all the Staley men had the first name Johan (or Johann, or Johannes), but went by their middle names. This German naming convention was common to people that came from around the city of Ulm in the present day state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Ulm lies on the Danube River in Southern Germany (Incidentally, Ulm was the birthplace of Albert Einstein). There were probably dozens of small villages around Ulm. [Note:  I spent seven months of my 1964-66 26-month South German LDS mission in Ulm–shb.] In order to trace the family back to Germany one would need to know the exact village they came from. This data might possibly be available in the PA or NC church records, assuming one could gain access to them, and read Old German script. The emigration records of Wuerttemberg in the 1800’s show that 61% of the 95 Stehles who left that area were born in the town of Binsdorf, which is near Geislingen (postal code 72351), and about 50 miles from Ulm. Assuming that trend extended back to the 1700’s, then Binsdorf might be a good place to start looking.” [Note:  Early tax lists for York County, Pennsylvania, as listed on p. 18 of the “Stehly Report, compiled for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania (see below), showed in 1762 – Henry Staley, York Township, tax L_.2.3; Jacob Staley, Paradise Township, tax L0.2.3; Jacob Staley, Paradise Township, tax L0.1.6; Peter Staley, Barwick Township, tax L0.7.6.  In 1768, those taxed were Jacob Staley, Germany Township, tax L0.7.6; Stophel Staley, Germany Township, tax L0.1.6”–shb.]  –shb 27 Dec 2006

FATHER JACOB/BROTHERS PETER, ANDREAS, STEPHEN:  Per website http://library.ferris.edu/~cochranr/gen/fam021763.htm, accessed 23 Apr 2002 by shb.  (I have written the e-mail address given on this site, asking for documentation, with no answer, so far).  –shb 26 Apr 2002

1746–KREUTZ CREEK LUTHERAN AND REFORMED UNION CHURCH BUILT:  York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 2, Compiled and Edited by Marlene Strawser Bates and F. Edward Wright (Westminster, Maryland:  Family Line Publications), p. xvi:  “KREUTZ CREEK Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, Hellam Township.  Dr. Glatfelter estimates that the Lutheran and Reformed congregations were at Kreutz Creek by the mid 1740s or earlier.  By 1746 a union church had been built.  The Reformed register was begun by William Otterbein in 1757.  The Lutheran register was begun by Lucas Raus in 1764; he entered seven baptisms performed during the preceding eight years.  The early Lutheran pastors included Samuel Schwerdtfeger (1755-1758), and Jacob GOERING [caps mine–shb].  The early Reformed ministers included Jacob Lischy (1745-1757), Conrad Wirtz (1762-[1763), William Otterbein (1765-1771), Daniel Wagner (1771-1786), William Otterbein (1765-1771), Daniel Wagner (1771-1786), George Troldenier (1786-1789), Philip Stock (1790-1792) and Daniel Wagner (1793-1802) [footnote 17–did not photocopy that page–shb].  Records:  Kreutz Creek Lutheran Congregation whose successor was St. James Lutheran Church, Hellam:  (1)  Historical Society of York County:  L1 (1757-1854) compiled by George R. Seiffert in 1931.  Micro file 1, compiled by George R. Seiffert in 1931.  Micro file 1, Drawer 7, Reel 63 (original); (2) Historical Society of PA:  Y/9L, 1756-1871, in German.  Krautz Creek Reformed Congregation whose successor was Trinity United Church of Christ, Hellam:  (1)  Historical Society of York County:  L2, 1757-1854.  Translation of the Kreutz Creek Reformed register was done by Henry James Young.  Micro file 1, Drawer 6, Reel 20 (original).  Micro file 2, Drawer 1, Reel 83.  (2)  Historical Society of PA:  XCh/4, Y/5R; (3)  Philip Schaff Library:  MKZZ/YG/74-76, Kreutz Creek Charge Hellam Twp., records 1757-1855.  Transcribed by Hinke.  Micro #132.”  –shb 9 Apr 2000

1749–HELD LAND IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA?  Stehly Report, for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, by Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850, Prepared in the Year 1948, File 3262,” forwarded to shb, Nov 2006, by Katherine Staley, p. 27:  “Land Papers – Warrantees of Lancaster County, 1733-1896 [footnote 1: ‘Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, XXIV. (York County was a part of Lancaster County until its erection as a separate county 19 Aug 1749)’]: “Henry Staley, 530 [Page], 198 [Acres], 20 Apr 1748 [Date of Survey]; Jacob Stayly, 531 [Page], 50 [Acres], 10 May 1749 [Date of Survey]; Henry Stele, 532 [Page], 40 [Acres], 9 Apr 1750 [Date of Survey].”  Note that the first survey for Henry was a year before York County was formed from Lancaster; Jacob’s was surveyed in Lancaster, only a few months before York County was formed, but Henry’s additional survey happened over a year after York was formed, so Henry’s records probably stayed behind in Lancaster.  –shb 3 Dec 2006

1762–ORIGINS:  JACOB AND WIFE ANNA EVA SPONSOR LUTHERAN BAPTISM, WEYL FAMILY/ FROM OBERBRUNN IN ALSACE?  Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America, by Annete Kunselman Burgert (Camden, Maine:  Picton Press), p. 540:  “55.3  WEYLL, JOHANN JACOB – “Patience,” 1751, S-H, I: 456 – Oberbronn-Zinswiller = 67110 Niederbronn-les-Bains.”  [Next item] “EUROPEAN RECORDS – Oberbronn Lutheran KB: Johann Jacob Weyll and wife Anna Maria nee Dick had children [lists 7–shb–a “Signature from KB” below the baptisms of the seven children, looks like it might read “Johanne Jacob Stoell”]; AMERICAN RECORDS – Trinity Lutheran KB, Lancaster:  Communicant’s list, 1751:  Catharina Christina Weilin.  [Next entry, p. 540–shb]  “Died 19 July 1752 – Jacob Weil, a widower who came from Germany last year, buried 20th; aged 56 years.  [Next entry]  “Peter Weyl and wife Elisabet had children:  1.  Anna Eva b. 5 Sept. 1762, bp. 10 Oct. 1762 – Sp.:  Jacob Staehle and wife Anna Eva; 2.  Christian b. 8 Apr. 1767, bp. 19 Apr. 1767.  [Next entry, p. 541] “Philipp Weyl from Oberbrunn in Alsace, m. 31 May 1763 Magdalena Graff, single.  They had children:  1.  Jacob b. 7 June 1764, bp. 17 June 1764; Sp.:  Jacob Martin and wife Eva; 2.  Johannes, d. 18 May 1766, age 1 year, 7 weeks.”  –shb 27 Jan 2000

1765, SEPTEMBER 8–“JACOB AND EVA STÄHELY” SPONSOR BAPTISM OF SARA, DAUGHTER OF MELCHIOR AND CATHARINA STÄHELY, IN YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. SARAH IS BAPTIZED IN KREUTZ CREEK (TRINITY) REFORMED CHURCH, YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. [Note:  Regarding parents at this baptism, Katherine Staley responds, e-note to shb, 14 Aug 2005:  “Melchior and Catherina, of Pennsylvania Church records, appear to be one generation older than our Peter & brother Melcher Staley. Jacob & Eva were probably the same age as Melchior & Catherina. . . .” –shb 14 Aug 2005 [Katherine has since forwarded evidence that the Melcher whom I believe was brother of my ancestor Peter was age 15 on 30 Nov 1779, and his brother Peter, age 14 on 12 Feb 1782, according to York County, Pennsylvania Orphans Court Dockets].  –shb 29 Oct 2006 [Note:  I have entered this 1765 baptism of Sarah (my ID No. 24201) and her parents separately–am for now thinking this “Melchior” was perhaps a brother of Jacob, so that Jacob and Eva were sponsors for the baptism of a niece–shb.] –shb 2 Feb 2007

1769, JANUARY 21–“MULBERRY HILLS” TRACT SURVEY.  Staley/Pennsylvania Land Records (obtained and written up by Katherine Staley, 12 Feb 2007), forwarded to shb, 12 Feb 2007:  “Reference:  Neal Hively of PA Original Land Records, His book:  The Chancefords:  Chanceford & Lower Chanceford Townships:

“Page 61 of the Chanceford Twp. book, by Hively.
Survey # C-109
January 21, 1769
318.43 Acres to Jacob Staley
Tract Name – ‘Mulberry Hills'” [I am listing all that Mrs. Staley presents, in order given]:

“Page 62 of the Chanceford Twp. book, by Hively:
Survey #C-110
January 12, 1769
183.102 Acres to Jacob staley
Tract Name: “Icy Hill”
December 8, 1772 from Stephen Stealy for the use of The Reformed & Lutheran Congregations (York-9271) ‘Staley’s’ St. Luke’s Church.

“Page 31 of the Chanceford Twp. book, by Hively:
This page shows a diagram of the location of the church tract.  The north side of the tract is Jacob Staley land.  Stephen Staley’s land wraps around the church tract.

“Refererence:  Staley report and Staley Land Deeds On-Line at PA Archives
#355 Peter Staley from John Peter (Wagon Maker)
Oct. 26, 1767
Bill of Sale

“Chanceford Twp. Map, by Hively
1753 Burkholder’s Ferry to York, Road
This road runs through both surveys of C-109 and C-110, very near and to the SW of ‘Staley’s’ St. Luke’s Church

“It appears that Peter was preparing to make a move from the area of Kreutz Creek, in Hellam Township, to Chanceford Township, in York County, Pennsylvania, by purchasing a wagon or, perhaps, a new or extra wheel from wagon maker, John Peter. [Note:  I believe the “Peter” she mentions is our ancestor, Peter I, born about 1740 (son of Jacob Staley and wife and Ana Eva __), who married Sarah Salome ___–shb.]

“In Chanceford Township, perhaps Peter Staley and family first lived on Jacob Staley land, before Peter purchased his own land from Henry Grove in 1771, by indenture. [Note:  My attorney/genealogist brother-in-law, Barry D. Wood, explained, e-note of 13 Feb 2007, that in this case, the term “indenture” should “just be read as a two-part contract.  It can be a deed of real estate or a contract whereby a person sold his services for a period of years to pay for passage, etc.”–shb.]

“Any questions or suggestions, please reply.

“Thanks,

“Katherine.”  –shb 19 Sep 2007

1769, JANUARY 21–JACOB SR.’S LAND SURVEYED FOR SON, “JACOB STEALEY, JUNIOR,” FILLS TWO WARRANTS.  Stehly Report, for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, by Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850, Prepared in the Year 1948, File 3262,” forwarded to shb, Nov 2006, by Katherine Staley, p. 27:  “York County Land Papers [footnote 2: ‘The Historical Society of York County’]:  No. 9273.  Draft of a tract of 317 acres adjoining land of Jacob Stealey, Senior, in Chanceford Township surveyed for Jacob Stealey, Junior, on 21 Jan 1769 in pursuance of two warrants, one granted to Thomas Johnson for 50 acres dated 24 Nov 1749, the other to John Winter for 50 acres dated 31 May 1762.”  –shb 2 Dec 2006

1771, OCTOBER 26–RELATIVE “JACOB STEHLEY,” YEOMAN, OF GERMANY TOWNSHIP, DONATES LAND THERE TO HIGH GERMAN LUTHERAN CONGREGATION CHURCH–SETS EXAMPLE THAT JACOB FOLLOWED?  OR COULD THIS BE THE SAME JACOB?  See notes of Jacob, my Legacy ID No. 69339.  –shb 10 Dec 2006

1772–JACOB SR. DONATES LAND TO REFORMED LUTHERAN CHURCH IN CHANCEFORD, YORK, PA:  In 1772, a statement was prepared by “We, Lutheran and Reformed members of the congregation, united with one another to build a common church on Jacob Stehli’s land, which church shall remain Reformed and Lutheran so long as sun and moon exist…” (in Chanceford, York, PA), gathered, and first on the list of those ready to pledge for the chapel’s erection was “Jacob Staehly, Jr.” Since a Jacob Sr. was found in “late” condition, leaving his widow Ana Eva as a communicant in Sep 1775 [this has to be a misdating, as Jacob and Ana Eva sponsored baptisms after that–shb].  I am concluding that Jacob Sr.’s contribution to the Church was the land and Jacob, Jr. was his son (no other Jacob Stehleys in records, except as new births). Lists are given for Evangelical and Reformed, and I determined that this family were “Reformed.” –shb

1772–SONS PARTICIPATE IN BUILDING OF CHURCH:  Stehly Report, for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, by Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850, Prepared in the Year 1948, File 3262,” forwarded to shb, Nov 2006, by Katherine Staley, p. 10:  “The Register of Stehli’s (later known as St. Luke’s) Union Congregation, Chancefor Township, 1773-1835; translated by Edith Beard Cannon. [MS] lists – [1] Jacob Stehly promised L0-10-0 for the building of the church, in the year 1772; [13] Andreas Stehly promised L2.5.0 for the building of the church, in the year 1772; [14] Peter Stehly promised L1.10.0 for the building of the church, in the year 1772; [40-41] Jacob Stehly was one of the elders of the church in the years 1774 and 1775; [50] Stephen Stehli was one of the trustees of the church in the year 1785.” –shb 3 Dec 2006

1773–CHURCH REGISTER BEGINS:  York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 2, Compiled and Edited by Marlene Strawser Bates and F. Edward Wright (Westminster, Maryland:  Family Line Publications), p. xiv:  “STEHLI’S (STEHLEY’S, STALEY’S, now ST. LUKE’S) UNION CHURCH, Chanceford Township [footnote 13–failed to copy off that page–shb].  These congregations were organized in 1772 and the union register was begun in 1773.  Lutheran pastors included Lucas Raus (1773-1788), Timothy Kuehl (1789), Carl Danapfel (1790-1791) and Augustus Ritz (1792-1794) [footnote 14].  The first pastor was Lucas Raus, born October 18, 1723.  In 1749 he arrived in Philadelphia.  In 1758 he was called from Goschehoppe to Yorktown [footnote 15].  Records:  (1) Historical Society of York County:  B2, B3.  Translated by Edith Beard Cannon in 1943.  A comparison was done with the version compiled by Pastor Frederick Weiser; differences in the Weiser version are shown in brackets Micro file 1, Drawer 7, reel 44 (original); (2) Historical Society of PA:  XCh/522.”  –shb 9 Apr 2000

1851–OTHER AREA CHURCH BUILDING ACTIVITY REPORTED:   Abstracts from the Republican Compiler, Adams County, Pennsylvania 1831-1851, by Robert Stover, Vol. II (searched by shb, 10 Jan 2007, at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, call number 974.842/B38r), p. 429:  “Hill Church:  The Rev. Mr. McNulty, Newburg, New York, will preach at the Hill Church on the first Sabbath of June, 1851 at ten o’clock a.m. and at the Associate Reformed church, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania [Adams County–shb], at two p.m.”
[next paragraph]

“German Reformed Church:  The corner stone of the German Reformed Church, now being erected in this place [Adams County, Pennsylvania–shb], was laid, with appropriate ceremonies on May 22, 1851 in the presence of a large number of ladies and gentlemen.  Rev. Alfred Nevin, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and Rev. Mr. Reineke, Strewsburg, York County, Pennsylvania preached on the ocasion, the former in English and the latter in German.”  [next paragraph]

“The Corner Stone of the new Union Church (Lutheran and German Reformed) at Arendtsville, this county, was laid May 15, 1851.  Revs. D. Ziegler and William Philips, York, Pennsylvania participated in the exercises.  The attendance was very large.”  –shb 12 Jan 2007

1774, 1775–“JACOB STEHLY” IS AN ELDER IN THE CHURCH.  (See 1773 note, above.)

1775–WIFE ANA EVA A WIDOW:  See “1772” entry, above.  –shb 27 Jan 2000

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7 Responses to “Jacob Staely, d. bef 30 Jun 1772 (m. Ana Eva __, d. aft 26 Oct 1783), of Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania”

  1. Scott Robertson Says:

    Did you know there is a Sarah Salome Quickel (or Quiggle, Quigley) in the Chanceford area? There’s lots of info on her family online. Three of her brothers were early pioneers of Lycoming County where it became Clinton County.

    How can I access Stehli church records? My key person Susanna Quigley apparently married my key person George Williams there about 1816.

    Scott

  2. Katherine Staley Says:

    Scott,
    Check with Heritage Trust Pa Archives for a Surname Report. Also large Librabries have PA records.
    Thanks for the lead on Sarah Salome, I’ll check it out.
    Katherine

  3. Katherine Staley Says:

    Not our Sarah Salome. Dates & info. not in correct time-line.

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  6. Michael Ray Staley Says:

    Jacob and Ana Eva Staely (Staehli) have been located in Europe. That place is Grundershoffen, Bas-Rhin, France. Hans Jacob Staehli married Anna Eva Kischer, 14 November 1729. Many of the children match what we have, including a Johan Peter Stahli marrying a Salome (nee Nipper) Ropp, her 1st husbands last name, on 1 February 1754. See the Gundershoen Evangelische Kirche (Church) records, Alsace region.. Tried to email you Sherlene (shb) and Katherine, but received message unable to reach your emails.
    Cousin Peter Staley has documents from a ProGenealogist he hired a couple of years ago.

  7. Michael Ray Staley Says:

    Correction should read as Gundersoffen, Bas-Rhin, France. This area is located in the Alsace Region.

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