Michael Stocker 1 2
- Born: 24 Nov 1701, <Palatinate, Switzerland or Mitschdorf, Alsace, Germany>
- Marriage (1): Anna Margaretha Stephan on 30 Jan 1725 in <Mitschdorf, Alsace>, Palatinate (France)
- Died: Feb 1749, Hereford Twp, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, (United States) at age 47
- Buried: <Saint Pauls Blue Church Cemetery, Coopersburg>, Lehigh, Pennsylvania (United States)
Another name for Michael was Hans Michael Stocker.
Cared by Reformed Church in Dordt, Holland in 1731. Michel arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1731. Took the oath of Allegiance that date. He and wife Anna Margaret were passengers on theship Brittania, which sailed from Rotterdam. The colony of 800 persons was entertained at Dort, Holland by the synod of the Reformed church,given medicine, provisions, and council, and assurance that the synod would see them through their difficulties in the new land. Michael tookland near the Berks, Lehigh, Bucks County lines in what is now Lehigh County, Pennsylvania near Zionsville. He owned 150 acres in 1738. Died between February 1749 and October 1750. Place of burial is unknown. He worshipped at Blue church near Coopersburg, and at Zionsville. The latterchurch was established 1734, one of the first in that community. It wasburned 1800, so most of our early records were destroyed with it.However, we do have some fo the records from there, and from Blue church.The family also worshipped at Dillingersville church. Anna Margaret known as Margaret born 1707. Death date not known, but she was living in 1773.Communed as widow in 1750 (church record) and married October 23, 1750 toHans John Adam Gramlich (Blue church record). Had one child, a sonFrancis in this second marriage. Margaret, her second husband, and theyounger children appeared in Northampton County, Pennsylvania about 1771.The will of H. John Adam Gramlich 1773, mentions Francis, his son withsecond wife Margaret. Also children with former wife, and Margaret'schildren in her Stocker marriage. (Gramlich also spelled Cromley).
Took out a patent for about 150 acres of public land in what was thenUpper Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The location is near the present village of Zionsville, Milford Township, Lehigh County. After Michael's early death, it appears that this land went back to the stateor, rather, the colony.
from Kerry Simi; firstname.lastname@example.org
Christened 11-27-1701 Mitschdorf,Alsace,Germany. He was born on the border between Germany and Switzerland. Those from this area were known a s Palatines. He came from Schauffhausen, Germany. In Rotterdam, Holland h e boarded the ship Brittania(while on board Master Franklin changed his n ame from Hans Michel Stockar to Michael Stocker) to Philadelphia,PA,USA a rriving 9-21-1731. Also shown as died 2-1749 or 2-1750 in Zionsville, Berks Co.,PA,USA. Essie pg 10: daughter Eve Christine Stocker b.11-15-164 9 and Michael d. between 2-1749 and 11-1749. Margaret communed as Widow Stocker in 1750 and m.10-1750 Johannes Adam Gramlich.
from Our Combined Families database rootsweb - http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=chrisy1953&id=I9638
"I am not sure at this point where the information is, but I have a note that this line of family dates back to 1339 & recorded 1359 in Germany that is now part of Switzerland with a Walter Stucker. Michael arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1731."
Noted events in his life were:
• Immigrated: to America, 21 Sep 1731, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (United States).
• Religion: Reformed Church: Dordt, Holland.
Michael married Anna Margaretha Stephan, daughter of Unknown and Catharina Stephan, on 30 Jan 1725 in <Mitschdorf, Alsace>, Palatinate (France). (Anna Margaretha Stephan was born on 30 Mar 1708 in Palatinate, Switzerland and died in 1775 in Stockertown, Forks Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania, (United States).)
Marriage date 30 Jan 1724/25 per http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2102659&id=I1081.