I am currently researching the ancestors of a family by the name of Stapf who were from Ironton, OH.I am not a relative of the Stapf family, just a friend.
I would like to find out if anyone knows where in Germany the family came from and when they arrived in the USA.I would also like to know if they came with other family members.
I have determined that my friend is descended from a Karl (Charles) Stapf who was born in Germany in 1848.He was married in 1869 in Lawrence Co. OH.I also find a Joseph Stapf who was born in Germany about 1849 and married in Lawrence Co. OH in 1870.I found no trace of them in Ohio prior to there marriages.
I have listed below the Stapf family informaton that I found to date below:
1920 Census of Lawrence Co. OH:
Fred Stapf46OH Emma40OH Earl18OH Frederick9OH
1900 Census of Lawrence Co. OH:
Fred Stapf26OH Emma21OH
Charles Stapf55Germany Caroline55Germany Minnie C.19OH Amelia A17OH Mary E.15OH Louise R.13OH
Joseph J. Stapf 52Germany Anna K.51Germany George H.24OH John J.22OH Frank L.18OH Anna A.13OH Henry C.11OH
1880 Census of Lawrence Co. OH
Charles Stapf36Germany Caroline34Germany Anna8OH Fred6OH Emma4OH William2OH Henry1OH
Joseph Staff33Germany Anna31Germany Andrew8OH George4OH John2OH
Marriages Lawrence Co. OH:
Karl (Charles) Stapf21 Caroline Meier18 4 Aug 1869 J. LoutenschlagerMinister of Gospel
Joseph Stapf21 Anna Catherine Stoecker18 4 Oct 1870