Stoneburner, Jacob - Page 1
The following data is extracted from The ABC Family Chronicles.
Steinbrenner as it appears in German literally translates "burner of stones." Some of the Steinbrenners or Stoneburners originated around Frankfurt, Germany. They had the skills of working in stone and many of their descendants continued the occupation here in this country. Many of this surname can still be found around Zanesville, Ohio.
The particular Stoneburners came to America in 1752 from Germany. Jacob and Martin Stonebarner landed at the Philadelphia port. Jacob settled in Berks County, PA; Martin's destination can not be determined. For a number of years Jacob remained in Berks County, married, raised children, and farmed in an area east of present-day Reading, PA. By 1775 Jacob and his wife Anna had nine children: Johann Peter, Johanne Frederick, Maria Barbara, Johann Jacob, Anna Maria, Maria Dorothea, Margaretha, Johann Daniel, and Susannah. Shortly before the American Revolution Jacob and his family moved to Loudoun County, Virginia. In Virginia they lived near Lovettsville. They like others suffered the urge to move westward. Jacob and his wife Anna remained in Virginia but many of their children moved to Ohio a few years after the territory became a state in 1803.
Johann Peter, their oldest son and his wife Susanna, settled near Deavertown in the northwest part of Morgan County, Ohio. Apparently Peter had adopted the plantation mode of life since he called his homestead that in his will of 1821. To help him with his plantation, Peter had a bonded servant to whom he provided land in his will. All eleven of Johann Peter and Susanna's children had been born in Virginia but six of them had died young. Their other children John, John Peter, Elizabeth, John Michael, John Carl Charles, and Margaret-settled in Ohio, married and raised families.
John, the fifth child of Peter and Susannah, married Catherine He called his land a farm in 1849 in Morgan County, Ohio. He and his wife Catherine raised a family of nine children: Robert, Israel, Sampson, Henry, Jonathon, Susanna, Margaret, Catherine and George. George, their youngest son, came to Shelby County, Illinois before 1867. It was a few years later that some of George's nephews, sons of his brother Robert, would likewise come to Shelby County, Illinois.
Robert, the oldest child of John and Catherine, remained in Morgan County, Ohio. He married Margaret Landerman and they raised a family of eight children: Emmaline, Levi, John M., Phebe E., Lewis Henry, George, Sarah and Amos. All of their sons moved to Illinois.
Source: The ABC Family Chronicles