Egbert Stover's parents: Gilbert Stover b. 1800 & Phoebe Duncan b. 1848;
source of info:http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=darndt&id=I36410
Frederick Stover 1770-1847 & Mary Weaver b. 1770;
Adam Stover 1742-1824 & Mary Woolweaver 1742-1808;
Jacob Johann Stover 1695 Staffort, Baden, Germany & Maria Eva Hauth;
Hans Veltin Stober b. 1665-1718 & Catharina A. Strauss b. 1690;
Johann Jakob Stober b. 1626-1691 Staffort,Badden,Wuttemberg, Germany & Anna Margaretta
Batzenschlager. Johann Jakob was the mayor of the village of Staffort Germany.
See website on Stober Family Genealogy:
I quote,"Johann Jakob Stober2452, 2453 was born Abt. 1626 in Staffort, Badden Wurttemberg, Germany2454, 2455, and died 23 Oct 1691 in Staffort, Badden Wurttemberg, Germany2456, 2457. He married Anna Magareta Batzenschlager on WFT Est. 1640-16832458, 2459.
Notes for Johann Jakob Stober:
Johann Jacob Stober was the village mayor (the Schultheiss & feudal sheriff combined) of Staffort. Ref. the website of the Stober Family, which cites microfilmed records of the Staffort Evangelical Lutheran Church, and research by Jack Stover in 1990, in Staffort. Also, I have a copy of some of the pages of a book called "Stover Brethren". I do not know who published it, or when. It contains photo-copies of some of the original hand-written church records, and printed versions, both in old German and in English. It says, exact translation, "The 23rd October died Hanss Jacob Stober, the old village mayor, Schultheiss, in German) his age 65 years, & was buried the 25th. The 30th same month his wife Margretha, her age 62 years, & was buried the following day." Stober first appears in the Staffort Ev. Lutheran churchbook in the 1670 entry for the death of his son Johann Wilhelm. He is called a schoolmaster in the 1673 entry for the baptism of his son Hans Michael. In 1679 the Staffort churchbook begins to refer to Jacob Stober as the Schultheiss (village mayor). Note, as is common among German families, all the males mentioned had the same first name Hans or Johann, which are the same name, and they were called by their middle name. Staffort is a village located ten kilometers east of the Rhine, and 12 kilometers northeast of Karlsruhe. It is an old town; the first documented reference to "Staphort" is by Kaiser Heinrich V in 1110 A.D. Margrave Karl II introduced the Reformation to the region around Staffort in 1556. Baden became a principal battleground of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). This war encompassed many causes, arising out of religious differences among Catholics, Lutherans, and Calvinists, as well as the political ambitions of many rulers. Then, in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, King Louis IV of France (1638-1715) laid waste to much of Baden. The Staffort churchbook bears grim witness to the current events, with references to births and deaths away from home, because families were in flight from the conflict. Staffort was the site of an active fortress. In the year 1706, the population of Staffort consisted of 178 Lutherans and a few others. In the 1500's and 1600's the local subjects of the prince were obliged to provide necessities for the Satffort Castle; this included making 270 cords of wood in 1680. Jacob Stober's position as village mayor was not simply ceremonial. On Dec 17, 1681, and order was issued that the "Mayor of Staffort be officially directed to appear early next Monday the 19th without fail at the local treasurer's office of the prince, to answer for hitherto neglected firewood delivery, and to remain here under arrest, until the obligation is actually fulfilled." How long Jacob was confined is not recorded."
Quote:There is little doubt that the two Stober families listed in my database are closely connected.It is most probable that the elder ancestor of Stober (1), Johann Jost Stöber could be a brother or at least a cousin of Johann Jacob Stober the elder ancestor of the Stober (2) line.Current research presents much information about the Stober family of Staffort a small town in the Karlsruhe region of the present day German state of Baden-Würrtemberg.Some of this information displays several inconsistencies and as such is questionable.This is probably due to the misinterpretation of Spöck church records that lists many Stober family events.
This Stober (2) family line begins with Johann Jacob Stober who was born 1626 at the aforementioned town of Staffort.During his youth Johann Jacob became well-educated enough to become a schoolmaster.Around 1649 he married a woman named Margaretha, of Staffort, whose maiden name appears to have been lost over time.Jacob and Margaretha had a upwards of thirteen children between 1650 and 1675.Later in his life Jacob became the Mayor of his town.He passed away in 1691 at the age of 65 years.
My 9th great-grandmother Anna Barbara Stober, the eldest child of Jacob and Margaretha, was born at Staffort in 1650.She married Hanß Nicolauß Müller, of Staffort, in 1680.To this union seven known children were born, all daughters.It is through her daughter Anna Catherina
Elizabetha Müller that I am descended.Anna Barbara (Stober) Müller lived her whole life at Staffort where she died in 1717.End Quote~