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Bless the USA

Jackie, Shelly, Chayse, Patrick & Butch
Coming to you from the beautiful


     Genealogy is my hobby.  I started about 1974 but have not been very active over the years.  Now that a lot of research can be done on the Net, my interest has expanded.  This genealogical database contains my direct line plus many different branches.  I think it is important to put as much info in the database as I can so that others might find links to their ancestors.  If anyone finds an error, which I am sure are present, please let me know so that it may be corrected.
     Also, if your line does tie in I would be interested in adding your info to this database.  As with most family histories, I have included living individuals with details withheld.  If anyone finds their name in the database and for privacy reasons wishes to be removed, please let me know...
     If I can help someone else with his or her search or you have information that may be a help to me, please E-mail me at F. L. (Butch) Stiver, Jr.



Stiver Family Database


My Direct STIVER line



My Grandson's Home Page

My Grandson’s other Home Page


My Grandparents
14 generations



     Our earliest known ancestor was Dietrich STÖVER and wife Magdalena EBERWEIN of Frankenberg, Germany.  Their son, John Kasper STÖVER, (I), left Germany with his son, Johann Casper STÖVER, (II), and daughter, Anna Elisabetha Catherina STÖVER in the spring of 1728.  They arrived in Philadelphia on September 11, 1728 aboard the ship James Goodwill

     The spelling of the family name changed to STOEVER shortly after arriving in America.  Both father and son were well known Lutheran Ministers in the Pennsylvania and Virginia areas.   The younger STOEVER was the first German Lutheran Minister ordained in the US.

     My family's name stayed with STOEVER through the next generation, John Casper STOEVER, (III), but was changed to STAVER with John Adam STOEVER\STAVER.  His son Johann Frederich (Stoever/Staver) STIVER changed the name to STIVER (in the early 1800's)  which has continued down to my generation.  Some of the other family branches kept STOVER, STAVER or STOEVER as the family name.

Genealogy Web Sites

US GEN WEB Project - very good site
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - lots of information
I Found It Genealogy search engine for finding a surname
STIVER Message board
Your - Search for Family Home Pages
On the Trail of Our Ancestors
Family Search Internet Genealogy Service - LDS Church site
ROOTSWEB - lots of searchable databases & family Gedcoms
Goshen NEWS – Goshen, IN  Newspaper
Elkhart County, IN genealogy page

Find A Grave -  great site to view and add your memorial information  If you would like to contribute to this site in either material or a monetary donation, they would be greatly appreciated.

Mail material to:

F. L. Stiver, Jr.
14287 Mosswood Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503

 email:               Need Embroidery Work for your home, genealogy or just need designs for your embroidery sewing pleasure........

 contact my wife at    or visit her site at  Stiver's Embroidery


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Jackie Stiver - Independent Representative for AVON
A very special THANKS to the
Contributors to this sites database

FAMILY & Friends Genealogy Web pages

John Caspar Stoever, person page - a lot of good information on this site
Passenger Ship's List of the James Goodwill
Fernsler Family of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania - Ron Fernsler's Home Page
Finger Family Home Page  -  Dwight Finger's home page.....McNutt ties

I will do lookups in the following books that I own and reference:
E-mail your request


Stiver & Donaldson
(If anyone would like to purchase this book, please let me
know and I will e-mail you the address of the author.  The last cost was $50 )


Highland Scots Pattersons of North Carolina
and Related Families
Alex M. Patterson


Cemeteries of Elkhart County, Indiana
volume I   1996



Oakridge Cemetery Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana


Violett Cemetery Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana



Rice Cemetery Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana

Volume II


West Goshen Cemetery Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana



Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania
The Records of Revised. John Casper Stoever from 1730 to 1779
Published: June 1984


Genealogy of the Stiver Family
by Maybelle Stiver James



Volume XVI


History of Elkhart County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co.


Elkhart County, Indiana
Early Marriages

Colleen Alice Ridlen



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This page last updated 12-3-2011

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