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Rev. Johan "John" Casper Stöver, Sr. (1685/6-1739)

This week, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of Rev. Johan Casper Stöver, Sr., born 13 January 1685/86 in Frankenberg, Hessian Province, Prussia, son of Dietrich Stöver (b. abt. 1660) and his wife Magdalena Eberwein (b. 1657/58) of Prussia. Rev. John Casper Stöver travelled throughout Pennsylvania and Virginia, one of the first that performed and recorded many marriages, births and deaths. The marriage, baptismal and other records recorded by him and his son, Rev. John Casper Stöver, Jr., are among the only early records in the Pennsylvania area and Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the early to mid 1700's. For some years, Rev. Casper Stöver [also sometimes spelled Stöever] and his son were the only German Lutheran preachers in much of Pennsylvania. Their marriage and birth records have been essential in helping to prove lineage for many of those with early Pennsylvania and Virginia ancestries. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Person Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)