When Maria Steckley was born on 22 October 1824, in Mount Joy, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Christian Steckley, was 28 and her mother, Veronica "Fanny" Hoover, was 29. She married John Ramer Lehman on 16 January 1844, in Home Township, Algoma, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 26 May 1911, in Markham, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Wideman Mennonite Cemetery, Markham, York, Ontario, Canada.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Markus.
Americanized form of Swiss German Steckli or Stächeli, from Middle High German steckel(in) ‘small stick, cudgel’ (see Steck ).