Name: Johann Henrich STOEHR
Birth: 23 AUG 1769 in , Lancaster, PA
_RIN: 40 1
Death: 12 APR 1858 in , Botetourt, VA
_RIN: 40 1
From Jack MacDonnel's research at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jacmac/stoehr-stair.htm>
_RIN: 40 1
Change Date: 1 DEC 2008 at 08:13:29
Johann Henrich Stoehr, who generally went by the name of Henry Stair, was the son of Philipp Henrich Stoehr and Anna Maria Holler. He was born on 23 August 1769 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. As young men, Henry and his brother, Johannes (John), moved to Virginia, where they are shown on the 1782-1787 tax records for that State as residing in Hardy County (Hardy County is now situated within the state of West Virginia).
Although no marriage record has been found, it is believed that Henry was married sometime in the early 1790's, probably in Virginia, or what is now West Virginia. His wife was Mary Magdalene Landis, the daughter of Peter Landis and Eva Byers. Mary, who was also a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, had been born there on 13 November 1773.
Although Henry eventually moved into Botetourt County, Virginia, the actual date he arrived there is not known. The earliest records which were found in that County that pertained to him were a number of property deeds which were recorded in 1803. According to the legal description of some of his property, Henry and Mary settled along Looney's Mill Creek. Even though all of their nine children are believed to have been born in Virginia, only the last four or five are felt with any certainty to have been born in Botetourt County. All of their children were married there, however. Over the years, most of Henry and Mary's offspring moved from Virginia to settle in Indiana and Wisconsin.
Henry and Mary remained in Botetourt County, Virginia for the remainder of their lives. Mary
died there on 28 January 1854, while Henry died there on 12 April 1858.
1790 Federal Direct Tax - possible
Heads of Families - Pennsylvania - Lebanon Township, Dauphin County
Courtesy of Linnea Travis Miller - Central PA
Name, Free White Males < 16, FW Males > 16, FW Females, Free People, Slaves
Stair, John 2 - 2 - -
CENSUS: 1810 Henry Stair
Unk twp, Botetourt, VA pg 656
Males: 3-under 10, 1-10 to 15, 2-16 to 25, 1-26 to 44, 0-over 44.
Females: 1-under 10, 1-10 to 15, 0-16 to 25, 1-26 to 44, 0-over 44.
CENSUS: 1820 Henry Stair
Unk twp, Botetourt, VA M33_130, pg 72
Males: 2<10, 1<16, 1<19, 2<26, 0<45, 1>45
Females: 1<10, 1<16, 0<26, 0<45, 1>45
CENSUS: 1850 Henry Stair
Botetourt Co, VA M432-936, page 94
Name Age Sex Occp Place of birth
Henry 81 M Farmer PA
Mary 78 F PA
Catharine Manbry 33 F VA
Edward Dooley 10 M
Father: Philipp Henrich STOEHR b: 6 FEB 1716 in Langensoultzbach, Bas-Rhin, France
Mother: Anna Maria HOLLAR b: 17 MAR 1724/1725 in Germany
Mary Magdalene LANDIS b: 13 NOV 1773 in Lancaster, PA
in VA 1
- John STAIR b: ABT 1794
- Elizabeth STAIR b: 26 SEP 1795
- Henry STAIR b: 1797
- Jacob STAIR b: 7 JUL 1800 in VA
- Philip STAIR b: 1802 in , Botetourt, VA
- Peter Landis STAIR b: 15 FEB 1805 in , Botetourt, VA
- Mary STAIR b: ABT 1807 in , Botetourt, VA
- Simon STAIR b: 13 MAY 1811 in , Botetourt, VA
- Jeremiah STAIR b: 10 FEB 1814 in , Botetourt, VA
- Title: Stoehr-Stair Family
Author: Jack Macdonald
Abbrev: Jack Macdonald
Abbrev: Stoehr-Stair Family
7 generations of Stoehr/Stair families starting in Germany. Web page only.