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Re: I'm curious about my family tree.
Posted by: Richard H. Stelle (ID *****0295) Date: March 02, 2010 at 08:44:54
In Reply to: Re: I'm curious about my family tree. by Craig Stelle of 497

I have the family of Stelle posted in My.Heritage which is the Create your own family tree.. This includes Craig S. and some relatives, Francis E., Peter W., Clarence, Isaac and back to Poncet Stelle. Poncet (b. about 1650)was from France, and came by the way of Holland when leaving the Hugunot stronghold of Poitou , France. I also have a copy of what is considered the crest of the Stelle's. I have kept the name of Stelle in my ancestry charts although many Still (origin, German), Stell (dropped "e" for pronunciation and spelling purposes, Steel and others are derived. The original Poncet Stelle was the only Stelle to come to the US and were in the Massachusetts, New York, and mainly New Jersey areas, except 1 (Max Stelle) who came from the German line to California in abt. 1850.

My conclusion, after some years, is that if your spelling of Stelle is your name, then you are a descendant of Poncet Stelle since the spelling continues to be difficult to use and spell for others does assist in earlier generations to change to something easier to communicate.

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