I have come across a book, Stambaugh, 1686-1986: The Ancestral Heritage with Allied Families by Helen Stambaugh©1986 (Library of Congress Library Card #86-62698). I have serious questions about Section II entitled Children of Jacob, ca 1686, and Mary Elizabeth. It seems like this Jacob she speaks of is the son of Felix Stambach (1643-1749). She lists the children of this Jacob and Mary Elizabeth as Jacob, ca 1718; Barbara, ca 1720; Nicholas, ca 1722; Lawrence, ca 1724; and Philip, ca 1728. This list of children mirrors (with some minor differences) the one found in Stumbaugh, tree of life: our roots by Ray B. Grove found on page 16, Generation I, Johannes Stambach, 1686. My main issue with Helen's information is re the name of the mother of these children. She states the mother's name is Mary Elizabeth, where Ray Grove says it is Maria Catherine Meyer. It's very difficult to ascertain where she got her information from as there are no bibliography or source citations. The same is true for Ray Grove's publication; however, his is much easier to read and figure out where he obtained his information. I invite discussion with other Stambach/Stambaugh researchers.