The Stottlemyer Family was founded in America in when David Stadlemayer arrived on the ship Patience in Philadelphia on August 11, 1750.Although the ship had sailed from Rotterdam, it is believed that he was born near Munich about 1732.
David married Mary Magdalena Dewitt (some say her last name was Schmidt) 8 May 1753 in York Co., Pennsylvania, where she gave birth to two sons, Dewalt (or Devault) (1755-9 Apr 1841) and George (1756-abt 1835).The family moved to Frederick Co., Maryland before 1758 and they had 7 more children.By this time Stadelmayer had become Stottlemyre and eventually would become about 10 different, but similar spellings, which makes the family difficult, but not impossible, to trace.
Susannah Stottlemyer was born 8 June 1804 in Washington Co., Maryland, the daughter of Dewalt and Sabery Downey (1776-1846).She married Nathan Hurley (1800-1870) in Washington Co., Maryland, and died in 1873.I don't have further information about her at this time, or any children.But, I'm still working on this family.
The Stottlemyer family is well-documented and William H. Hurley wrote a book on the Stottlemyers of Maryland.I believe it is currently out of print, but you may want to contact the Washington Co., Maryland Historical Society to inquire.There are also several Stottlemyer and Hurley websites and a lot of information on-line in many county records, history sites, military sites and even individual biographies of descendents.
Many descendents of David stayed in the Frederick Co., MD area and are there to this day. There is even a road named after them.Some went to West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa.My particular branch (Bessie, Isaac, Isaac, David, George, David) settled in Grundy Co., Missouri, where they still hold family reunions every year in Trenton.
The Stottlemyers are a fascinating family of mostly farmers.The women raised many children and the men fought in every war this country has ever had.It is commonly claimed that every Stottlemyer, Stotlemyer, Stottlemyre, Stottlemire, etc. is related to the same family and I have found this to be largely true with the exception of two individuals who came very early and seemed to vanish, one a Hessian soldier.
This bit of information should help you begin your research.You can always post another message if you get stuck and I'll try to help.