This site is coordinated by Vernon A. Stehman, developed with the assistance of David W. Koester
This page contains content regarding:
> Site Development
> Surname List
> Index to Selected Notes and Biographies
> Index to Selected Sources and Theories Regarding Stehman/Staman Genealogy
> Mennonites in Europe
> The Stehmans in Europe
> The Stehmans in America
> The Stamans in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
> Stehman Properties in
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
> Site Development
This site was developed in order to share genealogical information regarding the Stehmans that I have
collected over the years. The site is titled Stehman/Staman Genealogy but includes other variations of
the spelling, including Stoneman/Steinman/Stemen/Stayman/Stamy. Much of the data included here
is attributable to researchers who have gone before me. As their efforts have taken me to this point, I
hope that this site will make it that much easier for those interested in researching
Stehmans. For those
interested in the Stemen surname, I recommend that you also go to:
> Koester Website
While I have incorporated some of the Stemen genealogy into this website, most data was generated by
David W. Koester and his site on the Stemen surname is much more complete
The Stehman/Staman family tree was not put together by "leaps of faith." However, when dealing with
incomplete and/or conflicting data, "educated guesses" sometimes need to be made. A priority is
correct errors that may exist here.
> Click here to let me know if you find what you feel are discrepancies and/or errors that may exist here.
Also, it is hoped to expand the Stehman/Staman family tree.
> Click here if you are part of the Stehman family but not included in the family tree or if you would like to
share information about mutual ancestors.
> Surname List
Using the link below, you may access several thousand surnames representing both direct and indirect
> Alpha Index of Surnames
> Selected Notes and Biographies
Biographical sketches as well as notes for selected individuals may be accessed by using the link below.
The notes generally address conflicting theories and/or questions regarding the individual's placement in
the family tree.
> Alpha Index to Notes and Biographical Sketches
> Selected Sources and Theories Regarding Stehman/Staman Genealogy
These sources and theories are substantially intact for others who may be interested in
comparing/contrasting in order to reach their own conclusions about the validity of each. Although
these sources are not in concert, much of each can/has been independently verified. However, none has
been proven to be completely accurate and, to date, cannot be absolutely reconciled. Further, one cannot
be completely sure that these theories were researched independently of the others. In short, it cannot be
assumed that one theory corroborates another when, in fact, it may have been taken from the other.
> Alpha Index to Selected Sources and Theories Regarding
Many of the Stehmans subscribed to the Mennonite faith and it was the religious persecution of
Mennonites in mid to late 17th Century Europe that eventually led to their emigration to Pennsylvania.
A brief description of their religious beliefs, their location in Europe, their emigration to America, and
the settlement of my direct ancestors in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, may be
found by clicking on the appropriate site shown in the page content listing.
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