William, Henry, John, Jesse Stam - PA, NE, Iowa, IL, IN
I am researching my husband (and children's) Stam family tree.We recently attended the Stam Family Reunion in Watseka, IL.We have traced the line back to William Stam (d. 1844) and Lydia Gentzel.
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They had 6 children the oldest of whom was Henry E. Stam (b. 8/22/1835 in Centre County, PA).He married Julia Harter in 1856.
They had 10 children, 3 of whom died in infancy.The others are: John W. Stam (b. 1855 in PA), William, Leah, Tirzah, Henry H., Alpheus, and Minnie.
John W. Stam married Minnie J. Markley in the 1880's.They had 8 children:Anna, Viola, Henry, Jesse W., John, Lucy, Beulah (who was married to a Hall of Fame baseball player), and Hettie Dale.
Jesse W. Stam (b. 7/1/1888 in Elsie, NE; d. 9/8/1956) married Mable Martin in 1919.They had 8 children, one of whom is my father-in-law.
I would love to hear from anyone with information on our line of the Stams, especially anyone who can trace the line farther back from William.Thank you.