Hi Sharon,I apologize for the long delay in answering your request.My mother (a granddaughter of Joseph George Stoten) moved in with us late last year, and everything has been back-burnered until now.I am finally getting around to answering a pile of e-mail and catching up on genealogy.Here is what I have, given to me by a cousin.I don't know the source and can't vouch for it, but the immediate information (Joseph and Jane, England to Missouri, birth/death dates and locations) is correct.If you want to e-mail me directly at email@example.com, I will be happy to give more information than is safe to publish on public boards.
Lucille Jane Harwood Rowley (my mother)
Amy Annie Maria Stoten (her mother) married Alfred Clinton Harwood.
Amy's father:Joseph George Stoten m. Jane Elsden.I have his birthdate as Sept. 26, 1867, in Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England and he died April 6, 1928, in Hannibal, Missouri.
Joseph's father:Joseph George Stoten m. Phillis.His birthdate is Feb. 25, 1811, St. Andrews, Enfield, London.
Joseph's father:Thomas Stoten, b. July 9, 1786, Sacomb, Hertfordshire, England.Married Elizabeth Chipperfield of Bethnal Green, London.She was born Jan. 10, 1778.They were married May 15, 1806, in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England
Thomas' father:William Stoten, b. Jan. 13, 1765, Watton-On-Stone, Hertfordshire, England.Married Mary Tyler April 25, 1786 in Stapleford, Hertfordshire, England
William's father:John Stoten, b. Dec. 10, 1738, Kelshall, Hertfordshire, England, married to Mary Foredom in Sanbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, April 26, 1759
John's father:John Stoten, b. Nov. 4, 1712, Kelshall, Hertfordshire, England, married to Mary Munsy Oct. 5, 1753 in Kelshall.
John's father:John Stoten, married to Sarah.
That's all I have, no German connection that I can see.I always understood that "Stoten" was an alternative spelling of "Stoughton," but I could be wrong.Also, I have only the one child listed for each generation.I know for a fact that my mother's grandparents emigrated to the U. S. to join his brother, "Uncle George," who worked for the railroad.There are probably other brothers and sisters along the way, some of whom probably emigrated.We may well be related that way.