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William Sylvester Stocker

Male 1842 - 1922  (80 years)


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  • Name William Sylvester Stocker 
    Born 1 May 1842  Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jul 1922  Tippecanoe Twp., Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Grove Cem., Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I892  Carl
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2014 

    Father Andrew A. Stocker,   b. 27 Jan 1816,   d. 19 Dec 1882, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret Strieby,   b. 1 May 1818, Tuscarawas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1899, Noble County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1838  Tuscarawas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Catherine Knepper,   b. 29 Jan 1847, Franklin County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1923  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1866 
    Children 
     1. Franklin S. Stocker,   b. 20 May 1867,   d. 1 Jul 1888  (Age 21 years)
     2. Perry William Stocker,   b. 18 Nov 1869, Noble County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1902  (Age 33 years)
     3. George Elmer Stocker,   b. 16 Feb 1871,   d. Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Edward Harlin Stocker,   b. 13 Sep 1875, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Noble County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rosa Belle Stocker,   b. 25 Oct 1879
     6. Samuel Walden Stocker,   b. 15 Oct 1881
     7. Myrtle Odelle Stocker,   b. 21 Feb 1884
     8. Forrest A. Stocker,   b. 4 Apr 1887,   d. 15 Oct 1898  (Age 11 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • VET of CIVIL WAR


      WILLIAM S STOCKER is an honored veteran of the Civil War, in which he sustained a wound that sent him home when the struggle was still at its height. He has been a resident of Kosciusko County for more than half a century and the productis of the earlier years have enabled him to enjoy a comfortable retirement. . . .

      He was born in Tuscarawas County , Ohio, May 1, 1842, a on of Andrew and Margaret (Strieby) Stocker. His parents were both born in Stark County ,Ohio. In the Spring of 1863 the parents and eight children came to Indiana and settled just ovine in Noble County, just opposite the farm of William Stocker. Andrew Stocker died near Webster, December 13, 1882, at the age of sixty-five.


      Will S Stocker was reared in Ohio and in that state on August 17,1862, enlisted in Company K of the ninety-Eighth Ohio Infantry. He was sent to General Buell's army in the Kentucky campaign and only a few weeks after his enlistment took pae Battle of Perryville. where he was wonded in the left side. He was sent to a field hospital at Perryville, was later removed to Lebanon and from there to Louisville and after a partial recovery was given an honorable discharge. Dec 28, 1862 and sent home. He accompanied his parents to Indiana



      The following article is found in the "Biographical and Historical
      Record of Kosciusko County" by pp. 272-273.
      "William S. Stocker resides on section 1, in Tippecanoe Township,
      where he owns sixty-three acres of land. He came to this county in
      the spring of 1863, with his parents and seven other children, who
      settled across the road in Noble County, opposite to where he now
      lives. The father died near Webster, on a farm he then owned, the
      13th of Dec., 1882. He was born in Northampton County PA, and was
      sixty-five years of age when he died. The mother, formerly Margaret
      Strieby, is living on the old farm where the family first settled when
      they came to Indiana. She is two years younger than her husband.
      Both parents were born in Stark County, OH. The brothers and sisters of
      our subject were the following--Nathaniel, who died in 1878, near
      Aetna, Noble County; Eliza Jane married Alexander Miksch, and died in
      1865, while her husband was in the army. William S. was born May 1,
      1842, in Tuscarawas County OH, where he was reared to manhood. August
      17, 1862, he enlisted in the United States service, and was honorably
      discharged the 28th of Dec. 1862. He was a member of Company K,
      Ninety-eighth Ohio Infantry, and served under General Buell, in KY.
      He was discharged on account of a wound received at the battle of
      Perryville. He was wounded by a minie ball in his left thigh, and was
      taken to a hospital at Perryville; thence to Lebanon; thence to
      Louisville. He was married Nov. 19,1868, to Miss Sarah C. Knepper,
      who was born in Franklin County PA, Jan. 29, 1847. When she was a year
      old her parents brought her to Noble County, where she was reared to
      womanhood. Her father was born in Cumberland County PA, and is now
      sixty-seven years old. The mother was born in Franklin Co. same
      state, and is now sixty-five years old. They are living on the farm
      where they first settled. Both parents are of German origin. Mr.
      Stocker's grandfather died when William was five or six years old. He
      has given considerable attention to bee-raising. In the spring of
      1885 he had three swarms of bees, and they have now increased to
      twelve swarms and produced 300 lbs. of honey. In the fall of 1885 he
      sold two swarms, and in the following spring commenced with ten
      swarms, and they have produced five or six hundred lbs. of honey. The
      comb honey sells for 15 cents per pound.Politically he affiliates
      with the Republican party."
      1900 Census, Kosciusko County, Tippecanoe Twp. 1880 Census, Kosciusko
      County, Tippecanoe Twp. 1870 Census, Kosciusko County, Tippecanoe Twp.,
      Boydston Mills

      Andrew Stocker January 4, 1883
      NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION: William Stockler (Stocker) has been appointed administrator of Andrew Stocker estate.

      1900 United States Federal Census
      about William Stocker
      Name: William Stocker
      Home in 1900: Tippecanoe, Kosciusko, Indiana
      Age: 58
      Birth Date: May 1842
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relationship to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birthplace: Ohio
      Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
      Spouse's name: Sarra
      Marriage Year: 1866
      Marital Status: Married
      Years Married: 34
      Residence : Tippecanoe Township, Kosciusko, Indiana
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William Stocker 58
      Sarra Stocker 53
      Rosey B Stocker 50
      Samual W Stocker 10
      Murtle D Stocker 16


      1880 United States Federal Census
      about William S. Stoker
      Name: William S. Stoker
      Home in 1880: Tippecanoe, Kosciusko, Indiana
      Age: 37
      Estimated birth year: abt 1843
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
      Spouse's name: Sarah C.
      Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Farmer
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Cannot read/write:

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      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William S. Stoker 37
      Sarah C. Stoker 33
      Franklin S. Stoker 13
      Perry W. Stoker 11
      George E. Stoker 9
      Edward H. Stoker 4
      Rosa B. Stoker 7M