Unsure of parentage

+3 votes
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I added to the bio 

 

::''Two Possible sets of parents though I think the first may be the correct ones'' Most Census add a year to the birth year most the census state 1820.''
 
:He is the son of Jacob Stahl  and Catharina . He was baptized November 7, 1819 in the St. Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Church<ref>St. Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Church page 22. Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records</ref> Johannes Stahl stood as Godparent.
::alternate
:He is the son of John Adam (Stale) Stahl (1787-1844) and Catharina Zerbe (1798-1878). He was baptized February 6, 1821 in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran, Jonestown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania<ref>Zion Evangelical Lutheran page 48. Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records</ref> Johannes Stahl stood as Godparent.
 
Thoughts anyone?
WikiTree profile: John Stahl
in Genealogy Help by Jacqueline Clark G2G6 Pilot (159k points)

1 Answer

+2 votes

I believe the second set of parents is correct.

1.  The 1880 census shows John living with his eldest son, George (age 37). George was baptized in the in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jonestown, which would be the same church where John was baptized (if the second set of parents is correct).

2.  Jonestown and Pine Grove are only 13 miles apart.

3.  The age of Catharina Zerbe (1798-1878) fits with the Catherine, age 47, who is living with John during the 1860 census.

"Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2FP-6BN : accessed 20 June 2015), John Stahl in entry for George Stahl, 17 Jul 1843; Christening, citing ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH,JONESTOWN,LEBANON,PENNSYLVANIA; FHL microfilm 538,092.

by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (542k points)

Now you see my confusion as the daughter Elizabeth was baptized at St. Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Church

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