Adams County, PA

Jacob Ulrich Stavely is found living in Germany, Adams, Pennsylvania in 1850. Jacob consistently states throughout the census that he is of foreign birth, from Witenburg, Germany. Little is known of this family's origins prior to Jacob settling in Pennsylvania, however, immigration records show he was naturalized in Frederick County, Maryland, on December 19, 1832. Jacob married Lydia CRAMER:

1850: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Jacob STAVELY Head M Male  60 Carpenter Germany
Lydia STAVELY Wife M Female  58   Pennsylvania
Caroline STAVELY Daur S Female  24   Maryland
Martin STAVELY Son S Male  23   Maryland
Mary A. STAVELY Daur S Female  21   Maryland
Rebecca STAVELY Daur S Female  18   Maryland
Matilda C. STAVELY Daur S Female  13   Pennsylvania
Elenora STAVELY Daur S Female  11   Pennsylvania
Mary CROMER   S Female  60   Pennsylvania

 

The enumeration of the Stavely name seems confused at best in 1860. At this time we find Jacob STAVLY that states his place of birth as Witenburg, Germany.

1860: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Jacob STAVLY Head M Male  66 Carpenter Witenberg (Germany)
Elizabeth STAVLY Wife M Female  65   Pennsylvania
Mary A. STAVLY Daur S Female  30   Pennsylvania
Matilda C. STAVLY Daur S Female  22   Pennsylvania
Elenora STAVLY Daur S Female  20   Pennsylvania

 

Jacob's son Martin is enumerated as SAVELY in 1860. Martin Luther Stavely first married Helena E. SNIDER on March 6, 1851. This marriage however was short, as Helena died on July 10, 1858. Martin then married Martha Ann JOHNS, and we find them as follows in 1860:

1860: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Martin SAVELY Head M Male  33 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Martha SAVELY Wife M Female  24   Pennsylvania
Caroline SAVELY Daur S Female  8   Pennsylvania
Sarah SAVELY Daur S Female  6   Pennsylvania
Davie SAVELY Son S Male  4   Pennsylvania
Nora* SAVELY Son S Male  3   Pennsylvania

 

*Nora is actually Noah Stavely (see 1870).

Jacob died February 20, 1868 and is buried at St John's Lutheran Cemetery in Adams County. We find his widow and daughters as follows in 1870:

1870: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Mary A. STAVELY Head S Female  38 Housekeeping Maryland  
Lydia STAVELY Mother S Female  70   Pennsylvania  
Matilda STAVELY Sister S Female  30   Pennsylvania  
Ellanora STAVELY Sister S Female  28   Pennsylvania Idiotic
Josephine CRABBS*   M Female  8   Pennsylvania  

 

*Josephine CRABBS is Mary A. Stavely's daughter. (See 1900 Census below)

Jacob and Lydia's daughter, Rebecca, married Emanuel E. CROUSE on March 19, 1857.

1870: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Emanuel CROUSE Head M Male  35 Carpenter Maryland
Rebecca CROUSE Wife M Female  37   Maryland
Elenora CROUSE Daur S Female  12   Maryland
Salina C. CROUSE Daur S Female  8   Pennsylvania
Jacob D. CROUSE Son S Male  5   Pennsylvania
Israel A. CROUSE Son S Male  4   Pennsylvania
Samuel C. CROUSE Son S Male  2   Pennsylvania

 

By 1870, Jacob's son Martin, also a carpenter by trade, is found again as a STAVELY:

1870: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Martin STAVELY Head M Male  42 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Martha STAVELY Wife M Female  33   Pennsylvania
Jacob C. STAVELY Son S Male  18   Pennsylvania
Noah STAVELY Son S Male  13   Pennsylvania
Sarah STAVELY Daur S Female  16   Pennsylvania
George STAVELY Son S Male  8   Pennsylvania
Emma STAVELY Daur S Female  7   Pennsylvania
Charles STAVELY Son S Male  5   Pennsylvania
Ephraim STAVELY Son S Male  2   Pennsylvania
Alice STAVELY Daur S Female  1/12   Pennsylvania

 

1880: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Mary A. STAVELY Head S Female  49 Housekeeping Maryland  
Matilda STAVELY Sister S Female  42 At Home Pennsylvania  
Ellen STAVELY Sister S Female  40 At Home Pennsylvania Idiotic
Lydia STAVELY Mother S Female  80 Retired Lady Pennsylvania  
David GOUKER Brother in Law M Male  22 Laborer Maryland  
Josephine GOUKER Sister** M Female  18 Boarder Pennsylvania  

 

**Josephine GOUKER is actually Mary A. Stavely's daughter. (See 1900 Census below)

Mary's brother Martin is living nearby in 1880:

1880: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Martin L. STAVELY Head M Male  53 Carpenter Maryland
Martha STAVELY Wife M Female  44 House Keeping Pennsylvania
David STAVELY Son S Male  24 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Noah W. STAVELY Son S Male  23 Carpenter Pennsylvania
George STAVELY Son S Male  19 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Emma STAVELY Daur S Female  17 At Home Pennsylvania
Charles STAVELY Son S Male  14 Farm Laborer Pennsylvania
Ephraim STAVELY Son S Male  12 Farm Laborer Pennsylvania
Alice STAVELY Daur S Female  10   Pennsylvania
Lewis STAVELY Son S Male  8   Pennsylvania
Frank STAVELY Son S Male  5   Pennsylvania

 

Matilda Stavely died November 7, 1899 in Germany, PA, at the age of 63 years.

In 1900 we find Jacob and Lydia's daughters Mary and Elenora as follows:

1900: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Mary A. STAVELY* Head S Female  70 Housekeeping Maryland
Ellanora STAVELY Sister S Female  60   Pennsylvania
David GOUKER Son in Law M Male  42 Cigar Maker Maryland
Josepheine GOUKER Daur M Female  37   Pennsylvania
Earnest GOUKER Grandson S Male  19 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Calvin J. GOUKER Grandson S Male  17 Day Laborer Pennsylvania
Mary N. GOUKER Grandaur S Female  18 At School Pennsylvania
George A. GOUKER Grandson S Male  11 At School Pennsylvania
Elsie P. GOUKER Grandaur S Female  8 At School Pennsylvania
Lula E. GOUKER Grandaur S Female  3   Pennsylvania

 

*Mary Ann Stavely states in 1900 that she was the mother to one child, still living. Until the 1900 census it was not clear who this child was. However, living with Mary is Josphine (nee CRABBS) who was reported as Mary's "sister" in 1880, but now is declared as her daughter.

History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886
H. C. Bradsby with Aaron Sheely
Page 434-435 - Part 3 History of Adams Co.

MARTIN L. STAVELY, carpenter, P.O. Littlestown, was born May 10, 1827, in Meyers District, Carroll Co., Md. His father, Jacob U. Stavely, a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, came to America at the age of seventeen and settled in Maryland, where he followed his trade (carpentering); married Lydia Cramer, born in York County, Penn., daughter of Henry Cramer, and who died March 1, 1886, aged eighty-six years, one month and eleven days, the mother of six children: Carolina, Martin L., Mary Ann, Rebecca, Matilda and Ellen, all now living. Jacob U. Stavely died February 12, 1868, aged seventy-three years.

Our subject (Martin L.) came to Germany Township, this county, at the age of seven years, was educated here, and learned and followed his father’s trade for forty years, but now lives on a farm. He was married March 6, 1851, to Helena E., daughter of David and Juliann (Staley) Snider, and who was born in Germany Township, this county, and died here July 10, 1858, the mother of five children: Jacob Calvin, Sarah J. (wife of Rolandos Wintrode), David R., Noah Wesley and Edwin (deceased). Mr. Stavely was married, on second occasion, to Martha Ann, daughter of Henry and Ann (Atter) Johns, and to this union were born nine children: George W., Mrs. Emma R. Greenholtz, Charles H., Ephraim R., Alice V., Louis Grant, Franklin R., Harvey E. (deceased), Samuel H. Mr. and Mrs. Stavely are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He has filled the offices of inspector of elections, assessor and jury commissioner. Politically he is a Republican.

 

1900: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Martin L. STAVELY Head M Male  73 Carpenter Maryland
Marthia A. STAVELY Wife M Female  64   Pennsylvania
Franklin R. STAVELY Son S Male  24 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Samuel H. STAVELY Son S Male  20 Cigar Maker  

 

Martin's son, Jacob Calvin Stavely, married Sarah J. BLOCHER:

1900: Mount Pleasant, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Jacob C. STAVELY Head M Male  48 Farmer Pennsylvania
Sarah J. STAVELY Wife M Female  47   Pennsylvania
John M. STAVELY Son S Male  17 At School Pennsylvania

 

Martin's son, David, married Clara A. SPANGLER on September 21, 1884 at Mt. Joy Lutheran Church, in Adams County, Pennsylvania:

1900: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

David R. STAVELY Head M Male  44 Farmer Pennsylvania
Clara A. STAVELY Wife M Female  38   Pennsylvania

 

Martin's son, Noah Wesely (Sylvester) Stavely, married Rachel A. HUFF:

1900: Mount Joy, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Noah S. STAVELY Head M Male  43 Carpenter - House Pennsylvania
Rachel A. STAVELY Wife M Female  41   Pennsylvania
Bertha B. STAVELY Daur S Female  19 Seamstress Pennsylvania
Sarah E. STAVELY Daur S Female  17 At School Pennsylvania
Curtis E. STAVELY Son S Male  15 At School Pennsylvania
Emma A. STAVELY Daur S Female  9 At School Pennsylvania

 

Martin's son George married Julia KLINEFELTER on October 11, 1892

1900: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

George W. STAVELY Head M Male  39 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Julia STAVELY Wife M Female  22   Pennsylvania

 

Martin and Martha's daughter, Emma R. Stavely, married John J. GREENHOLTZ:

1900: Conewago, Adams County, Pennsylvania

John J. GREENHOLTZ Head M Male  44 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Emma R. GREENHOLTZ Wife M Female  37 Dress Maker Pennsylvania
Martha B. GREENHOLTZ Daur S Female  19 Music Teacher Pennsylvania
Effa F. GREENHOLTZ Daur S Female  17 At School Pennsylvania
Charles M. GREENHOLTZ Son S Male  15 At School Pennsylvania
Carrie S. GREENHOLTZ Daur S Female  10 At School Pennsylvania

 

Martin's Son, Charles Stavely, married Alverta BAKER on March 18, 1891 in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. In 1900 we find Charles living close to his brother Lewis:

1900: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Charles STAVELY Head M Male  34 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Alverta STAVELY Wife M Female  29   Pennsylvania
Earl B. STAVELY Son S Male  9 At School Pennsylvania
Hazel STAVELY Daur S Female  3   Pennsylvania

 

Martin's son, Ephraim Stavely, married Lizzie A. HARNER on July 13, 1893 in Littlestown, Pennsylvania:

1900: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Ephriam STAVELY Head M Male  32 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Lizzie A. STAVELY Wife M Female  30   Pennsylvania
Loyd L. STAVELY Son S Male  5   Pennsylvania

 

Martin's daughter, Alice Stavely, married Emory A. BOLLINGER on December 29, 1891:

1900: McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Emory A. BOLLINGER Head M Male  30 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Alice V. BOLLINGER Wife M Female  30 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Faber A. BOLLINGER Son S Male  11/12   Pennsylvania

 

Martin's son, Lewis Grant Stavely, married Rose A. BUDDY on April 3, 1894 at St. Aloysius Church, Adams County, Pennsylvania:

1900: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Lewis STAVELY Head M Male  27 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Roase STAVELY Wife M Female  30   Pennsylvania
Henry W. STAVELY Son S Male  5   Pennsylvania
Theresa V. STAVELY Daur S Female  3   Pennsylvania
Thomas C. STAVELY Son S Male  1   Pennsylvania

 

Martin Luther Stavely died on September 5, 1903. In 1910 we find his widow Martha living with her daughter Alice:

1910: McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Emory BOLLINGER Head M Male  40 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Alice BOLLINGER Wife M Female  40 Dress Maker Pennsylvania
Faber BOLLINGER Son S Male  10   Pennsylvania
Martha STAVELY Mother in Law Wd Female  74   Pennsylvania

 

1910: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

George W. STAVELY Head M Male  50 Farmer Pennsylvania
Julia STAVELY Wife M Female  39   Pennsylvania

 

1910: Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Charles STAVELY Head M Male  46 Cigar Packer Pennsylvania
Alverta STAVELY Wife M Female  38   Pennsylvania
Earl STAVELY Son S Male  18   Pennsylvania
Hazel STAVELY Daur S Female  12   Pennsylvania

 

1910: Mount Joy, Adams County, Pennsylvania

David B. GOUKER Head M Male  52 Farmer Maryland
Josepheine B. GOUKER Wife M Female  48   Pennsylvania
J. Calvin GOUKER Son S Male  27 Laborer Pennsylvania
George A. GOUKER Son S Male  21 Laborer Pennsylvania
Elise P. GOUKER Daur S Female  18   Pennsylvania
Lula E. GOUKER Daur S Female  12   Pennsylvania
Nedah V. GOUKER Daur S Female  9   Pennsylvania
Emma L. GOUKER Daur S Female  5   Pennsylvania
Mary A. STAVELY Mother in Law S Female  80   Maryland
Ellanora STAVELY Lodger S Female  70   Pennsylvania

 

Noah Wesley Stavely's first wife Rachel HUFF died August 3, 1906. In 1910 we find (Noah) Wesley Stavely with his second wife, Sarah Janetta DUTTERER. They were married February 25, 1909, in Baltimore, Maryland.

1910: Mount Joy, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Wesley* STAVELY Head M2 Male  43 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Sarah J. STAVELY Wife M1 Female  47   Maryland
Curtis E. STAVELY Son S Male  26 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Emma A. STAVELY Daur S Female  19 Sewing Pennsylvania

 

*Noah Wesley Stavely (son of Martin L. Stavely)

1910: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Ephriam STAVELY Head M Male  40 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Lizzie A. STAVELY Wife M Female  42   Pennsylvania
Lloyd L. STAVELY Son S Male  15   Pennsylvania

 

1910: Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Lewis STAVELY Head M Male  37 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Rose STAVELY Wife M Female  40   Pennsylvania
Henry W. STAVELY Son S Male  15   Pennsylvania
Terasa STAVELY Daur S Female  13   Pennsylvania
Thomas STAVELY Son S Male  10   Pennsylvania
Bernidean STAVELY Daur S Female  8   Pennsylvania
Helen STAVELY Daur S Female  4   Pennsylvania
Gertrude STAVELY Daur S Female  1 11/12   Pennsylvania

 

Martin and Martha's son, Franklin Stavely, married Rose Genevieve FOREMAN on September 8, 1903:

1910: East King Street, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Genovie FOREMAN Head Wd Female  62   Maryland
Rose G. STAVELY Daur M1 Female  39   Pennsylvania
Frank STAVELY Son in Law M1 Male  35 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Elizabeth STAVELY Daur S Female  5   Pennsylvania
Catharine STAVELY Daur S Female  5   Pennsylvania
Foreman STAVELY Son S Male  3   Pennsylvania

 

1920: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Noah W. STAVELY Head M Male  63 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Sarah G. STAVELY Wife M Female  63   Maryland
Emma A. STAVELY Daur S Female  28   Pennsylvania

 

Noah's son, Curtis Stavely, is living in Palmyra, Burlington, New Jersey in 1920.

1920: Charles Street, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

George W. STAVELY Head M Male  58 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Julia STAVELY Wife M Female  48 Seamstress Pennsylvania

 

Martin's son David died December 26, 1915. In 1920 we find his wife living at home with her father:

1920: State Road Littlestown, Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Clara A. STAVELY Head Wd Female  54   Pennsylvania
David L. SPANGLER Father Wd Male  82   Pennsylvania

 

1920: South Green Street, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Charles STAVELY Head M Male  53 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Alverta STAVELY Wife M Female  49   Pennsylvania
Hazel STAVELY Daur S Female  22 Nursing - Private Family Pennsylvania

 

1920: Crouse Park, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Ephriam STAVELY Head M Male  51 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Lizzie A. STAVELY Wife M Female  50   Pennsylvania
Lloyd L. STAVELY Son S Male  24 Teacher - Public School Pennsylvania
George W. HARNER Father in Law Wd Male  79   Pennsylvania

 

1920: East King Street, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Lewis G. STAVELY Head M Male  47 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Rose A. STAVELY Wife M Female  50   Pennsylvania
Teresa STAVELY Daur S Female  22 Book Keeper Pennsylvania
Thomas STAVELY Son S Male  20   Pennsylvania
Bernadine STAVELY Daur S Female  17 Seamstress Pennsylvania
Helen STAVELY Daur S Female  13   Pennsylvania
Gertrude STAVELY Daur S Female  11   Pennsylvania
Marcella STAVELY Daur S Female  9   Pennsylvania
Monroe STAVELY Son S Male  7   Pennsylvania

 

1920: East King Street, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Genovie FOREMAN Head Wd Female  72   Maryland
Frank R. STAVELY Son in Law M Male  44 Retail Merchant - Cigars and Candies Pennsylvania
Rose STAVELY Daur M Female  49   Pennsylvania
Elizabeth STAVELY Grandaur S Female  14   Pennsylvania
Catherine STAVELY Grandaur S Female  14   Pennsylvania
Foreman STAVELY* Grandson S Male  12   Pennsylvania

 

*Frank's son's full name is Edwin Foreman Stavely.

1920: Fourth Street, McSherrystown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Emory BOLLINGER Head M Male  50 Cigar Maker Pennsylvania
Alice BOLLINGER Wife M Female  49 Dress Making Pennsylvania
Faber BOLLINGER Son S Male  20 Office Manager Pennsylvania
Martha STAVELY Mother in Law Wd Female  83 None Pennsylvania

 

Alice Bollinger's mother, Martha Stavely (nee JOHNS), wife of Martin Stavely, died at the age of 89 years, on September 27, 1925. Martha is buried at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Littlestown.

1930: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Noah W. STAVELY Head M Male  73 Carpenter Pennsylvania
Sarah J. STAVELY Wife M Female  72   Maryland
Clara G. CONNER Serv S Female  28 Servant Virginia

 

Noahs' daughter Emma married Emanuel WALLICK. Sadly, Emma died May 16, 1929, and is buried at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Littlestown. In 1930 we find her husband, and young son:

1930: Union, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Emanuel WALLICK Head M Male  44 Farm Pennsylvania
Dennis S. WALLICK Son S Male  6   Pennsylvania

 

Noah Wesley Stavely died April 25, 1938 in Littlestown, and is buried at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

1930: Park Avenue, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Ephriam R. STAVELY Head M Male  61 Manager - Cigar Factory Pennsylvania
Lizzie A. STAVELY Wife M Female  60 Tobacco Stripper Pennsylvania

 

Ephraim and Lizzie's son, Lloyd Luther Stavely, married Elsie L. MILLER

1930: Park Avenue, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Lloyd L. STAVELY Head M Male  35 Teacher - Public School Pennsylvania
Elsie L. STAVELY Wife M Female  33   Pennsylvania
Charlotte E. STAVELY Daur S Female  2    

 

1930: Germany, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Clara A. STAVELY Head Wd Female  60 None Pennsylvania

 

David's widow Clara (nee SPANGLER) died May 8, 1944, and is buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Littlestown.

1930: East King Street, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Louis G. STAVELY Head M Male  57 Laborer Pennsylvania
Rose A. STAVELY Wife M Female  60 Seamstress Pennsylvania
Gertrude R. STAVELY Daur S Female  21 None Pennsylvania
Marcella P. STAVELY Daur S Female  19 Book Keeper Pennsylvania
Monroe J. STAVELY Son S Male  17 None Pennsylvania

 

Lewis's son, Thomas Stavely, is lodging in the Sweitzer household in Philadelphia in 1930, and is employed as a book keeper at a paper box company.

1930: East King Street, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Frank R. STAVELY Head M Male  55 Carrier - US Mail Pennsylvania
Rose G. STAVELY Wife M Female  59   Pennsylvania
Catherine G. STAVELY Daur S Female  25 Typist - Printing Plant Pennsylvania
Geneveve M. FUHRMAN Mother in Law Wd Female  82   Maryland

 

Frank's son, Edwin Forman Stavely, is found in York County in 1930.

 

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