Wayne County Bios
HISTORY OF STEGNER FAMILY
Typed by Mrs. Maurice Buckland 1952
Submitted by James
Mrs. Barbara Bauman Stegner was compelled to remain at home
on Cottage street and look after the five or six younger
children, her husband having died in 1880. Her sister , Jennie Bauman,
now M rs. Meyers, left Honesdale for Brooklyn were her husband
had secured work. On one of the trips to New York she took
back Aunt Barbara Galvin and got her a job as a domestic at a family
by the name of Simonsons, at 119 East 70th st. New York
City, where she worked for three years, at two dollars a week. She
got Mother work there as a second maid for About the same
pay ; untill she married Henry Beurket in 1885.
Barbara Bauman came to United States around 1850 with her two brothers, Billy and Michael, and two sisters Mary and Jennie. Mary married a man by the name of John Kritz of Dunmore, Pa. And they had one son Peter Kretz, a miner. Jennie married a man names Meyers who worked in the brewery in Honesdale and around 1880 went to Brooklyn N.Y. to live. These five children came over on a sailboat with an uncle named Bill and left their parents behind, presumably in 1852 or thereabouts.
In 1853 Barbara Bauman married a man by the name of Munger and they lived together for about one year and they parted because he didnt support her. She was about 19 years of age at that time. In 1855 when 21 years old , Barbara married John Adam Stegner and was the mother of ten children.
The names and ages of their 10 children are as follows:
John H Stegner born 1/28/1858 died 2/24/1924
Frances Stegner ( Allen ) 1860 12/1943
Henry Stegner 1861 1942
Barbara Stegner ( Galvin ) 6/20/1862 8/31/1950
Mary Stegner ( Beurket ) 2/5/1865 8/6/1947
Anna Stegner ( Coates ) 7/8/1867 8/1/1935
Joseph Stegner 1870 12/1938
Christopher Stegner 1872 1899
Frank Stegner 1877 ( 9 Mo) 1878
Jacob Stegner 1879 3/18/1933
John Adam Stegner Died in 1880. In 1883, Barbara, his widow, married a man named Guintherstuff but they separated in 1891. He was a tailor by trade and a drunk, by habit, And failed to support her.
The first child of John Adam Stegner and Barbara Bauman Stegner , John H. Stegner was born in 1858 and died in 1924. He was the proprietor of a grocery store, which is now operated by his sons. In 1884 he married Theresa Sporer Stegner, who was born
May 28, 1863 and is still living.
John H Stegner and Theresa Sporer were the parents of nine children, six of whom are still living and prominent business people in Honesdale, Pa. They are as follows:
John B. Stegner born 2/23/1885 died 2/14/1975
Frank X. Stegner 12/22/1887 1/18/1978
Catherine Stegner 1889 1891
Leo Stegner 1891 1892
Rose Stegner 1892 1899
Noah Stegner 1/14/1895 5/25/1990
Edmund Stegner 11/16/1897
Robert Stegner 2/18/1900
Walter H. Stegner 10/10/1904
Frances Stegner, the second child of this union, was born in 1860 and died in 1943.
She married Henry Allen and they were the parents of six bright children. The family lived in Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa. Were she died. The names of their family folloes:
Robert Allen Roaring Branch
Thomas Allen Wellsboro
Florence Allen ( McKay ) Andover, N.Y.
Josephine ( Bellows ) Little Marsh, Pa.
Henry Stegner, the third child, was born in 1861 and died in 1942. He married Linda and they lived in Jersey City, N.J. , were they both died. They were the parents of the following six children:
Kitty Stegner ( Woerner ) Jersey City N.J.
Mary Stegner ( Ostrander ) Hasbrouck Hights, N.J.
John Stegner ( married and had 5 children ) Texas
Barbara Stegner born in 1893 died in 1899 in Honesdale, Pa.
Henry Stegner 1895 1899 in Honesdale, Pa.
Lena Stegner New Jersey
Barbara Stegner, the fourth child, was born June 3, 1862 and died August 31, 1950, at the age of 88. On July 26, 1890, she married Martin Galvin who was born November 14, 1862 and died June 8, 1942. No children were born of this union, but they did adopted one child, Anna ( Burns ) who was born in 1901
Mary, the fifth child of John Adam Stegner and Barbara Bauman Stegner was born February 5, 1865 and died August 6, 1947. On July 16, 1885 she married Henry Beurket who was born in 1855 and died August 17, 1917. They were the parents of the following nine children:
John Leonard Beurket Born 3/30/1886 Died 1/3/1928
William Henry Beurket 10/22/1887
Christopher Edward Beurket 9/27/1891 1/15/1950
George Simeon Beurket 8/16/1893
Eva Barbara Beurket 12/ 4/1895
Benjamin Francis Beurket 8/23/1897
Raymond Thomas Beurket 11/22/1899
Jeanette Elizabeth Beurket 3/22/1904
Albert Joseph Beurket 1/12/1907
Anna Stegner, the sixth child was born July 8, 1867 and died August 1, 1935. She had three husbands, but no children by any of the marriages. Their names were Stuart Pinkey, Eugene Coates and Otto Herbold. She died in Honesdale, Pa. , and left a tidy sum of cash in three New York banks.
Joseph E. Stegner the seventh, was born in 1870 and died in 1938. He married Birdie Wendall of Winchester, Va. And to them one son, Wendall Stegner, was born. They were divorced and he later married a Newark, N.J. school teacher. Two daughters were born to them, Barbara and Frances. His widow lives in Brimfield, Mass., where she still teaches school.
Chris Stegner, the eighth child, was born in 1872 and died in 1899. He never married.
Frank Stegner, the ninth, was born in 1877 and died in 1878 at the age of nine months.
Jacob Stegner, the tenth child, was born in 1879 and died March 18, 1933. He married Maggie Mebs and they had one son, Alexander, who is in the Allentown Hospital. She is still living and is now Mrs. Davis of Scranton, Pa.
Data Compiled by Wm. Burkhart from information obtained from Aunt Barbara Galvin and Nicholas Stegner.
Note by James Stegner August 10, 2008
As I typed this letter for letter, I found several errors and would like to make corrections with out changing any of the work done on original in 1949 throe 1952.
John A Stegner list his birth as 1824 in his sworn petition for citizenship on April 18, 1862. In it he list his arrival in USA as March 1852. At that time he should know his age and when he arrived.
John would be much older than his ½ brother Joseph, born 1845.by 19-20 years.
The # and order of Henrys children is different.
Frora Anna Stegner born in Vermont, July 13, 1889 and died in Vermont July 19, 1890
A year and 6 days old. Buried in Burlington Chittenden County
Was first child of Henry and Melinda Bergeron ,
John Henry was 2nd born on canal boat in N.Y. on May 1, 1891
Katharine was 3rd born in February 1893 us census 1900
Mary was 4th born in January 1895 us census 1900
Minna was 5th born in 1899 in N.J. us census 1910 but not listed on 1900 census?
Harry was 6th born in 1905 in N.J. us census 1910 on next page from Henry and others.
Barbara born in 1893 and died in 1899 buried in St. Marys In Honesdale Pa. Problematically, not Henrys child.
Henry born in 1895 and died in 1899 buried in St. Marys In Honesdale Pa. Problematically, not Henrys child.
In 1900 us census Joseph Stegner list his birth as June 1855 and age as 45, 10 years younger than his wife. Problematically , He list arrival in USA as 1866 and has lived here 33 years came to USA at 11 years old?
John Henry Stegner son of Henry & Melinda, never lived in Texas. He left home 1910 /11, went to Chicago Ill, at some point he lost the tows on his right foot in RR accident,
Got Grandma to send money to have Dr remove it before gangrene set in. it seams wile recovering he wrote letters to 3 or 4 girls and ask them to Marry him. One Julia Swartz answered yes and met him in Chicago, for some reason they could not get married in Chicago so they went across the river to Essex Ontario Canada on January 19, 1913
And got married ( she may have been Jewish and he was R.C. ) their first child Eleanor E was born in Michigan, April 1,1914. 2nd child Virginia H. born in Illinois, July 6, 1915, 3rd Ruth was born in Wisconsin, September 26,1917. 4th David J. born in Springfield Mo. August 17, 1920.
Julia left John H in 1921 / 22 and took the children with her.
By 1924 John H was married to Tidy Ruth Siman / simon and they had a garage west of Cumberland Md. And he worked in RR shops in Altoona Pa , they bought a farm in Hesston Pa. And a house on Water street south of Altoona.
Their first child Jacqueline Ruby. was born April 23, 1925
2nd Betty Lucele Stegner , Simpson . born September 5, 1926
3rd Florence May Stegner , Benedyk . born April 21, 1928
4th John Henry Stegner Jr. born May 2, 1930 died 2007
5th Paul F Stegner born September 5, 1935 died 1937
6th Frank Joseph Stegner born September 30, 1937 died 1974 in Dallas Texas
7th Edward Fenton Stegner born August 25, 1939
8th James Emanuel Stegner born January 29, 1945
9th Daniel Thomas Stegner born August 3, 1946
John Henry died August 3, 1955 in Hesston, Pa is buried White Church ( Jacobs ) Hesston Pa.
Tidy Ruth died in Greensburg, Pa. May 5, 1987, is buried next to John and Paul their son.
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