Our Stutzman Family Tree

(going 15 back generations to Switzerland)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated tree)

Peter Stutzmann (1570- )
Barbara Liechti (  )
Hans Stutzmann (1599- )
Elsbeth Meili (  )
Jacob Stutzman, Sr. (1625-1696)
Magdelena Bentler (1630- )
Hans Jacob Stutzman, Jr. (c.1660- )
Anna Loyse Elisabetha Regina Mueller (1657 – )
Jacob Stutzman (1705-1775)
Magdalena Steck/Hannah Krabill (1710-1760)
Christian Stutzman, Sr. (1732-1770)
Barbara Hostetler (1732-1782)
Veronica H. “Freny” Stutzman/Blough? (c.1757/68-1808)
Christian “Glades” Miller, Sr. (1760-1839)
Christian Miller (1779-1865)
Susannah Musser (1785-1818)
Elisabeth Miller (1809 -1878)
Christian Baer, Jr. (1800-1862)
Abraham Baer (1834 -1896)
Sarah Miller (1843 -1925)
Franklin Baer (1862-1916)
Almira Baush (1855-1917)
Sarah Jane Baer (1891-1972)
Howard Pearson Miller (1885-1969)
Richard Orville Miller (1920-2015)
Hilda Elizabeth Krause (1921-1997)
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

X exact Miller origins uncertain – research ongoing


“Hans Jacob Stutzman I.” 25 Sept. 2011. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~quick/d0008/g0000019.html#I107547

“Veronica Stutzman.” 10 Jan. 2013

18 Responses to Our Stutzman Family Tree

  1. rylee stutzman says:

    I am a Stutzman but I dont even know half the people you are talking about.

    • admin says:

      Dear Rylee,
      How nice to hear from you. Unfortunately, I can’t tell from your note whether you are excited to hear about your distant relatives or simply don’t believe me. While I haven’t fully recorded our Stutzman Vitals, I have tried to document what I have discovered. Where are you from and what is your relation to the Somerset County, PA, Stutzmans? Would you be willing to share connections and stories from your family? Thank you,

  2. A.J. Waddington says:

    Johann Jacob Stutzman (1705-1775) is my 7th great grandfather. According to the Brethern Encyclopedia, Elgin, IL (1983), p. 1233, Jacob was married to a Hanna(h). In his will it names Hannah, his wife; sons David, Jacob, Daniel, Abraham and daughters Plantina (m. Philip Stoner) and Hannah (m. Philip Lear). Also mentioned, after his death, his widow, Hanna(h) married Stephen Ulrich, a close associate of Nicholas Martin and Johann Jacob Stutzman in the mininstry of Ckonococheague congregation. On ancestry.com., most all trees have M. Steck, as you have. Just wanted some clarification, if you can help me with this. THANKS!

    • admin says:

      Dear Mr. Waddington,
      As the Stutzmans are so far back, I haven’t spent a lot of time with them yet, and I hadn’t consulted the Brethren Encyclopedia so thanks for that primary source and the inspiration to begin my investigation. The few internet sources that I’ve consulted are conflicting. For example, Geni.com lists Hannah Krabill as Johann’s wife but then lists a first wife as Steck and a second as simply “L.” Apparently, both marriages occurred in 1731. If “L” is Krabill, and his final marriage, then she would be his heir. I thank you again for writing and look forward to doing more research. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful at this time.

    • admin says:

      Hi, A.J.
      Just finished up some research an an introduction to the Stutzman family. Tell me what you think: https://e-gen.info/?page_id=4326
      Thanks, Larry

  3. Nina says:

    I am working on my family tree and currently on my fathers mothers side. I am having a hard time with finding information on a Jacob Stutzman who married Hannah ? and had a son named Christian. Christian Stutzman married Barbara Hochstetler and had a daughter named Veronica “Fanny” Stutzman. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    • admin says:

      Hi Nina,
      As perhaps you’ve seen above, I have a rather loose connection as follows:
      Veronica H. “Fanny” Stutzman (c.1757/68-1808)
      Christian Miller, Sr. (1760-1839)
      Christian Miller (1779-1865)
      Susannah Musser (1785-1818)
      You haven’t mentioned the Miller or Musser families, both of which are plentiful here in Somerset County. Because of distance back in time and the uncertainties, I haven’t spent much time on the Stutzmans, but I will get to that soon, I hope. Please stay in touch, and perhaps one of our readers will also have a response. Thanks for your interest,

  4. Bryan Stauffer (Stutzman) says:

    We are planning a trip to Switzerland this summer and I’m hoping to visit some sites of habitation of both the Stauffer and Stutzman families as both have roots in Switzerland. My geneological sleuthing agrees with yours and my grandfather Milo Stutzman (Alberta, Canada) often mentioned that all of the Stutzman descendents in North America come from two sons of Johann Jacob (1705-1775) who he left here in the USA when he traveled back to his home country. Those sons were Christian and Jacob and my family tree stems from Christian, as I understand it. Just starting this search though.

    • admin says:

      Hi Bryan,

      My wife and I have been to Switzerland twice but, unfortunately, before we knew about her rich Swiss heritage. Yes, find out as much as you can before you go and take lots of pictures. Switzerland is our favorite place to travel. Thanks for your interest in our site. Stay in touch!

  5. Susan Christner says:

    Discovered this web-site, and I too am descended from Christian Stutzman and Barbara Hochstetler through their son John (m. Anna Speicher). Their son, Benjamin (m. MaryAnn Lehman) had a son, Elias Stutzman (m. Sarah Pritts) who’s son William (m. Susan Pritts) is my great grandfather.
    Does anyone have information on this line?
    Susan Stutzman Christner

    • admin says:

      Hello Susan,
      I haven’t done Vitals on Christian Stutzman and Barbara Hochstetler, but your information will help when I do. Here’s hoping others can contribute as well. Unfortunately, my wife has Millers on both sides of her family, and my connection from Veronica “Fanny” Stutzman, who married Christian Miller, to the Christian Miller, who married Susanna Musser, is not as strong as I’d like. Do you have some sources that might help? BTW, that Christner name is common down in southern Somerset County. Are you in Meyersdale? Thanks for your interest,

  6. Linda Black says:

    I’ve been looking at your tree today and I think there might be an error. My research shows that Veronica H. “Fanny” Stutzman was actually married to Nicholas Keim, and Veronica Freny Blough was married to Christian Miller. It seems like everyone had the same name, so it can be SO confusing. Like you, I’m related to all these folks. Anyway, I hope this helps.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the tip. I think I’ve either corrected my error and/or credited the source of the Stutzman/Blough controversy. I’ll keep this in mind as I write and revise in the future. Because of careful readers like you, I find new things to research. I found Nicholas Keim to be related to a friend, who is now looking for a possible connection to my wife. Isn’t genealogy fun!

  7. michael hill says:

    I believe I too am of this Stutzman family? My grandfather was Clemens Lee Stutzman, recently deceased. I met several of his brothers and sisters in Texas on my ranch with my parents and was shocked to learn of our Swiss heritage? I am actively seeking more info.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your interest Cousin Michael. There’s lots of Stutzmans here where we live in the Swiss-like mountains (not Alps) of Somerset County, PA. Please send me any new findings that you have. I’ve written quite a bit about our Swiss-German ancestors. You can do a search on the Home page for “Swiss Origins”: https://e-gen.info/?page_id=2484 . Regards,

  8. Shirley Biladeau says:

    Thank you for this wonderful site, which I stumbled upon today. There is so much to read and take in. Christian Stutzman/Barbara Hochstetler are my 5x Great Grandparents, with two of their descendants, Jacob and Mary Ann as both 4x Great Grandparents — it gets confusing pretty quickly! Yoders and Stutzmans on my father’s side with a few Millers sprinkled in. I am currently working on a narrative for the Stutzman line and this will be very helpful for the “early” days!

  9. William Stutsman says:

    Some things have been clarified since the original post.

    I am a descendant of Jacob Stutzman (1706-1775), David S. (1741-1822), David S. (1775-1824), Abraham S. (1824-1857), James Madison S. (1853-1935), William Leonard S. (1904-1969), to myself (b. 1947).

    In his book, John Hale Stutesman does not list a Christian as a son of Jacob Stutzman (1706-1775). This is the Jacob S. who came on the ship Adventure and took up land near McSherrytown, Pa, and later northwest of Hagerstown, MD straddling the Mason-Dixon line. This Jacob S. also made his will in 1773 and it resides in the courthouse in Carlisle, PA.

    Additionally, terrific work has been done by Roberta Estes:



    William Stutsman

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