Barbara Stehli (d/o Peter Stehli I and Sarah Salome __), m. John Merch, of, York, Pennsylvania

RELATIONSHIP: Barbara Staley is a sister of Sherlene Hall Bartholomew’s paternal line fourth great-grandfather, Peter Staley II, b. 1766-1768, who married Eve or Eva ___. –shb

1781, JANUARY 12–BIRTH/BAPTISM ON 4 JUNE 1781, OF DAUGHTER MARGARETHA/WIDOWED SARAH SALOME STALEY IS SPONSOR. York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. I, Compiled and Edited by Marlene Strawsser Bates and F. Edward Wright (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1991), p. 230: “Margaretha of John Merch and Barbara, born January 12, 1781, baptized June 4, 1781. Sponsor: Sara Stehly, wife of Peter, deceased.” [Margaretha’s sponsor is her maternal grandmother, Sarah Salome, widow of Peter I, son of Jacob and Ewa Staley.] –shb 10 Apr 2000, 2 Feb 2007


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