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Re: zumSteidlewit
Posted by: Roy Steidley (ID *****7210) Date: November 29, 2004 at 06:31:07
In Reply to: Re: zumSteidlewit by Glenda Vance Stadley of 39

My "Steidley's" came through southern Germany. Jacob Steidley (nee Steitle) came to Pennsylvania from Germany in the mid-1700's. His son, Frederick, also born "Steitle", went to Virginia/Maryland (the borders were unsettled then) and got married. Apparently, the Anglo JP phoneticized his name to "Steidley" (per the marriage record - he was illiterate), and that has stuck ever since.

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