Family Home Page
Jackie, Shelly, Chayse,
Patrick & Butch
Coming to you from the beautiful
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST
Genealogy is my hobby. I started about
1974 but have not been very active over the years. Now that a lot of
research can be done on the Net, my interest has expanded. This
genealogical database contains my direct line plus many different
branches. I think it is important to put as much info in the database as
I can so that others might find links to their ancestors. If anyone finds
an error, which I am sure are present, please let me know so that it may be
Also, if your line does tie in I would be interested in adding your info to this database. As with most family histories, I have included living individuals with details withheld. If anyone finds their name in the database and for privacy reasons wishes to be removed, please let me know...
If I can help someone else with his or her search or you have information that may be a help to me, please E-mail me at F. L. (Butch) Stiver, Jr.
My Grandson’s other Home Page
STÖVER - STOEVER - STAVER - STIVER
Our earliest known ancestor was Dietrich STÖVER and wife Magdalena EBERWEIN of Frankenberg, Germany. Their son, John Kasper STÖVER, (I), left Germany with his son, Johann Casper STÖVER, (II), and daughter, Anna Elisabetha Catherina STÖVER in the spring of 1728. They arrived in Philadelphia on September 11, 1728 aboard the ship James Goodwill.
The spelling of the family name changed to STOEVER shortly after arriving in America. Both father and son were well known Lutheran Ministers in the Pennsylvania and Virginia areas. The younger STOEVER was the first German Lutheran Minister ordained in the US.
My family's name stayed with STOEVER through the next generation, John
Casper STOEVER, (III), but was changed to STAVER with John
Adam STOEVER\STAVER. His son Johann Frederich (Stoever/Staver)
STIVER changed the name to STIVER (in
the early 1800's) which has continued down to my
generation. Some of the other family branches kept STOVER, STAVER
or STOEVER as the family name.
Genealogy Web Sites
US GEN WEB Project - very good
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - lots of information
I Found It Genealogy search engine for finding a surname
STIVER Message board
Your Family.com - Search for Family Home Pages
On the Trail of Our Ancestors
Family Search Internet Genealogy Service - LDS Church site
ROOTSWEB - lots of searchable databases & family Gedcoms
Goshen NEWS – Goshen, IN Newspaper
Elkhart County, IN genealogy page
Find A Grave - great site to view and add your memorial information
If you would like to contribute to this site in either material or a monetary donation, they would be greatly appreciated.
Mail material to:
F. L. Stiver, Jr.
14287 Mosswood Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503
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A very special THANKS to the
Contributors to this sites database
FAMILY & Friends Genealogy Web pages
Caspar Stoever, person page - a lot of good information on this site
Passenger Ship's List of the James Goodwill
Fernsler Family of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania - Ron Fernsler's Home Page
Finger Family Home Page - Dwight Finger's home page.....McNutt ties
I will do lookups in the following
books that I own and reference:
E-mail your request firstname.lastname@example.org
STÖVER - STOEVER - STAVER - STIVER
THE ANCESTRY AND DESCENDANTS
OF JOHANN CASPER STOEVER
Stiver & Donaldson
(If anyone would like to purchase this book, please let me
know and I will e-mail you the address of the author. The last cost was $50 )
Highland Scots Pattersons of North Carolina
and Related Families
Alex M. Patterson
Cemeteries of Elkhart County, Indiana
volume I 1996
Oakridge Cemetery Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Violett Cemetery Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Rice Cemetery Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
West Goshen Cemetery Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern
The Records of Revised. John Casper Stoever from 1730 to 1779
Published: June 1984
Genealogy of the Stiver Family
by Maybelle Stiver James
SESTERCENTENNIAL HISTORY HILL LUTHERAN CHURCH
History of Elkhart County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
Elkhart County, Indiana
Colleen Alice Ridlen
This page last updated 12-3-2011
© 9-14-1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011 by F.L. Stiver, Jr.