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Andreas Stocker

Male 1746 - Bef 1823  (77 years)


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  • Name Andreas Stocker 
    Born 1746  Whitesuntide Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 4 Sep 1823  Stockertown, Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Forks Cem., Stockertown, Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1443  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Michael Stocker\Stucker,   b. 1700, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1749-Feb 1750, (Zionsville), Berks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Anna Margaret,   b. 1704 
    Family ID F515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Julianna Maria Watnert\Watuert,   b. 1751, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Stockertown, Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Stocker
     2. Catherine Stocker
     3. John "Adam" Stocker,   b. 23 Apr 1773, Stockertown, Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875  (Age 101 years)
     4. Anna "Maria" Stocker,   b. 31 Aug 1775, Stockertown, Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Andrew Stocker,   b. 25 May 1778, Stockertown, Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1852, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Daniel Stocker,   b. 1781-1782
     7. Francis Stocker,   b. 5 May 1783
     8. Peter Stocker,   b. 10 May 1787,   d. 26 Apr 1789, Easton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Rosina Stocker,   b. 1 Jan 1789
     10. John Peter Stocker,   b. 11 Aug 1789
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following information is found in "MICHAEL STOCKER AND THEIR
      DESCENDANTS" by Charles L. Stocker and Jennie Stewart: "Andreas
      Stocker, probably the fifth son of Michael, the Swiss imigrant of
      1731, and Margaret, his wife, was "born in Perk Gaunty" according to
      the inscription on the stone in the old Forks Cemetery, often called
      the Stocker Burying Ground, at Stockertown, in Northampton County, Pa.
      It is likely that this was in Upper Milford Twp., Bucks County, now in
      southwesterly corner of Lehigh County, where on Sep. 11, 1738 Michael
      Stocker received a patent for 150 acres of territorial land under the
      seal of Thomas Penn." "The tombstone says Andreas died in the
      eightieth year of his age which would fix his birth in 1743-1744, but
      an entry in his old family Bible reads: "I, Andreas Stocker, was born
      on Ascension day in the year 1746." "About 1770-71 Andreas and his
      brothers Adam and Henry moved northeasterly into the present
      Northampton County, where the records show that Andreas and Adam acquired
      in common a tract of 345 acres of land in Bethleham Twp. This Andreas
      soon thereafter quit-claimed to Adam. Thereafter he acquired a number
      of parcels in Forks Twp. and became one of the largest land holders in
      the region." "He was enterprising and constructive in the new
      community. Tradition has it that before the establishment of a
      church, services were held in Andreas' barn. He donated a location
      for the Forks church and cemetery site. I think it almost certain
      that the old stone mill powered by the waters of Bushkill Creek, whick
      is still operating to this day, was one of his contributions to his
      time." "Andreas and his four living brothers were enrolled as
      soldiers of the Revolution. Andreas' service record as a private in
      Capt. Jacob Buss' County of the 1st County in the 2nd Battilion of
      Northampton County, according to the Class roll dated May 22, 1781,
      appears in Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 8, p.143; also as
      of roll made up in the fall of 1782, on p. 201 of Vol. 8, same
      Series."