John Stehman

4 May 1810–30 January 1890 (Age 79)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Stehman was born on 4 May 1810, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes Stadtmann, was 26 and his mother, Mary Bachman, was 24. He married Feronica Hershey Snavely on 22 October 1844, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 January 1890, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Penn Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Stehman
Feronica Hershey Snavely
Marriage: 22 October 1844
Jacob Snavely Stehman
John Snavely Stehman
Mary Ann Stehman

Spouse and Children


    Feronica Hershey Snavely


22 October 1844
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


    Jacob Snavely Stehman


    John Snavely Stehman


    Mary Ann Stehman


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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 2

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

North German (Stehmann):1. variant of Steen 2, with the addition of Middle Low German man ‘man’. 2. habitational name (originally Stedemann) for someone from Steden near Bremen.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Stamm in household of Jacob Stamm, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Stehman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Stehman, "United States Census, 1860"

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