md. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church to Catherine Fulhaven
"Stophel" was born in Germany, the son of George Christoph Herrold, Sr. and Maria Cathrina Scheelkopf. They were from Steinheim an der Murr (a tributary of the Neckar River) Wurttemberg, Germany.
See house where he was born
In 1743 he was 20 years old when he came to America with father and brother, John George. They crossed the Atlantic from Rotterdam via Cowes, England to Philadelphia, aboard the "Rosannah", arriving September 26, 1743.
The names below were listed on ship “Rosannah” in 1743:
Yarah Christal Herald
Johan Earah Herald
Another passenger list shows 2 men not listed together:
Georg Christoph Hoerold, from Steinheim an der Murr, Baden
Jorg Christoff Heroldt
They initially settled in Bethel Twp, Lancaster County, PA.
1744, the year after they arrived, he married Maria Catherina Pontius in Berks Co, PA.
1750 - Christopher moved with his father to Heidelberg Township, Berks Co, Pa. where several of his children were born.
1755 - Christophel was with Gen. Braddock and Washington on their disasterous march to Ft. Duquesne (Pittsburgh) in the French and Indian War.
1770 Stophel went on an "expedition to W. PA with Conrad Weiser and was alloted land in Hempfield Township called "Harroldton....They dedicated 158 acres of land known as 'Good Purpose' which later was the land on which Harrold's Zion Lutheran Church was built, and on which the St. Johns Church is also resident today. George and wife are buried in one of the cemeteries there...." 
He had a "Tomahawk Grant" maybe in Westmoreland Co, Pa. A Tomahawk Grant was not a reward for military service, it was merely slashes that a man put on trees surrounding his claim of land before there was a land office. Later when a land office was organized, they usually legalized these slashes, called Tomahawk Grants. Stophel apparently went on an expedition to western Pennsylvania with Conrad Weiser and was alloted land in Hempfield Township called "Harroldton” where he moved his family in 1770. Their settlement in Hempfield was known as the Harrold/Herold Settlement and was made up of mostly German immigrants.
The reference above shows the danger of Indian attacks, the next one tells about one such attack.
He is listed in the DAR Patriot Index as:
"Harrold/Herrold, Christopher Sr, b 10-22-1723, Germany, d ca 4-1-1787 PA, m Catherina Mary X(unknown), CS (civil service) PA"
There is a plaque at his grave, placed there by the DAR which says, “Defender of the Frontier” during the Revolutionary War.
Research by Joan(Snyder)Simpson in Union, Snyder & North'd. Cos at cemeteries & courthouses; Snyder Co. Pioneers p. 39; Early PA Births pgs. 12 & 105; SCHS Bulletin Vol. 1 p. 174 "The Herrold Family"; SCHS & NCHS lib.
Source: S038988 Title: Hofler Family Records Author: Edmond A. Hofler Publication: 1998 Note: #NS389881 Note: #NS389882 Repository: Note: #NS389883 Call Number: Media: Letter
No NOTE record found with id NS389881.
No NOTE record found with id NS389882.
No NOTE record found with id NS389883.
Source: S175 Abbreviation: Ancestry Family Trees Title: Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.)
Source: S295 Abbreviation: Family Data Collection - Births Title: Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Births (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.) Repository: #R8 Paranthetical: Y Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoolb&h=2012534&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 22 October 1723Birth place: Steinheim, On Der Murr, Germany
Source: S296 Abbreviation: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Title: Gale Research, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2006.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passe) Repository: #R8 Paranthetical: Y Page: Place: America; Year: 1734-1800; Page Number: 168. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=366492&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Arrival date: 1734-1800Arrival place: America
Source: S298 Abbreviation: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Title: Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv) Repository: #R8 Paranthetical: Y Page: Source number: 4749.006; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=538723&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 1721Birth place: GrMarriage date: 1744Marriage place: PA
Source: S307 Abbreviation: Family Data Collection - Marriages Title: Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Marriages (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.) Repository: #R8 Paranthetical: Y Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoolm&h=1175974&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Marriage date: 1744Marriage place: Berks County, PA
Married at Penn, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Stophel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Stophel: