John Stover, son of Emanuel Stover and Susanna Price, was born in 1795 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Mollie Dierdorff, daughter of Jacob Bollinger Deardorff and Catherine Zug, was born in 1798 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By 1840, they had settled in Ogle County, Illinois. John was a farmer and a member of the German Baptist Brethren Church. He died in 1883 in Ogle County, and his wife, Mollie, passed away in 1870.
- Descendants of John Stover and Mollie Dierdorff
- Ancestors of John Stover – including Suss, Price, and Stoner
- Ancestors of Mollie Dierdorff – including Deardorff, Fahrenstock, Bollinger, Zug, Bachman, Heffelfinger and Gysin
- John Jacob Price, immigrant ancestor – from Almanac of Immigrant Ancestors, by Betsy Thal Gephart, 2013
- Anthony Dierdorff, immigrant ancestor – from Almanac of Immigrant Ancestors, by Betsy Thal Gephart, 2013
- Anna Catrina Fahrenstuck, immigrant ancestor – from Almanac of Immigrant Ancestors, by Betsy Thal Gephart, 2013
- Ulrich Zug, immigrant ancestor – from Almanac of Immigrant Ancestors, by Betsy Thal Gephart, 2013
- William Stover, immigrant ancestor – from Almanac of Immigrant Ancestors, by Betsy Thal Gephart, 2013
- Martin Heffelfinger, immigrant ancestor – from Almanac of Immigrant Ancestors, by Betsy Thal Gephart, 2013
- The Fahnestock Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Johann Diedrich Fahnestock, by H. Minot Pitman, 1945 – from HathiTrust
- A Genealogy of the Descendants of Rev. Jacob Price, by Geo. F. P. Wanger, 1926 – from HathiTrust
- A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Henry Stauffer and other Stauffer Pioneers, by A.J. Fretz, 1899 – from Google Books
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- Waynesboro Church of the Brethren – history
- Historical Sketch of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, by I.H. M’Cauley, 1878 – from HathiTrust
- History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by Franklin Ellis, 1883 – from Google Books
- History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, by Theodore W. Bean, 1884 – from HathiTrust
- History of the Church of the Brethren of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1915 – from Internet Archive
- Ogle County Historical Society
- The History of Ogle County, Illinois, by H.F. Kett & Co., 1878 – from Google Books
- The Biographical Record of Ogle County, Illinois, by S.J. Clarke, 1899 – from Google Books
I can’t possibly share all of my family photographs here. Instead, I’ve chosen a select few favorites, mainly group photos. More pictures, particularly of individuals, can be found through my Thal-Gephart Family Tree accessible through my Ancestry profile. I am always looking for more pictures. If you have any to share, please contact me.
Garber Girls, ca. 1908, Illinois:
L to R: Wava Garber, Stella Garber, and Sara Garber, daughters of Daniel and Mary Naomi Stover Garber.
David and Martha Stover Plum, with children and grandchildren, ca. 1916. Identification by Ruth I. Buck.
Back row (L to R): Wilbur Plum, Rev. Sam Stover Plum, William Plum, John David Plum, and Doris Plum.
Third row (L to R): Cecil Plum, Pauline Plum, Olga Plum, Gladys Plum (slightly back).
Second row (L to R): Stuart Plum, Flora Dierdorff Plum, Martha Stover Plum, David Plum, Pearl Powell Plum, Lowell Plum.
Front row (L to R): Max Plum (held by Ora), Ora Butterbaugh Plum, David P. Plum.