I'm hoping someone can help me with my search. I have been looking for this line for years now, with no luck.
I am descended from Maria Stouffer, b. 1796, supposedly in Berks Co., PA. She m. 1817 Pickaway Co to Henry Dreisbach. Family tradition (which has always been correct for this area of the tree so far) says that her mother was Mary Overmeyer.
I find both Stover and Overmeyer families near each other in Northumberland Co., PA on the 1790 census.
If the above information is correct, my Mary Overmeyer would have to have been born sometime before 1780. In reviewing the Overmeyer tree, this leaves just a few possibilities:
1. She could have been an as yet unrecorded daughter of John George II Overmeyer and Anna Barabara Vogt, perhaps born 1779-80 or 1771. 2. She could have been a daughter of John George III from a marriage (or perhaps not) prior to his marriage to Maria Rearick. I have seen two marriage dates for this couple - 1783 and 1793. The earlier date would make him 28 at the time of marriage, plenty of time for an earlier marriage. 3. She could have been an early daughter of John Peter and Maria Eva Henning. 4. She could have been a daughter of Jonas, b. 1766.
Does anyone have any thoughts on these possibilities?