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Posted: 5 Aug 2012 4:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Aug 2012 5:07PM GMT
Surnames: Stoehr - Starr - Lauck - Star - Douthitt - Holler
"Census of 1830 & 1840 show Catharine (Starr) Lauck was born in the 1750s, consistent with Catharine Stoehr/ Stehr/ Starr of Lebanon Twp., born 3 Sep. 1758, daughter of Joh. Philip Stoehr/ Starr of Lebanon Twp. Her father is listed in the 1755 Lebanon Twp. tax list as "Philip Star". She met and married her husband while Simon Lauck was an apprentice gunsmith in Lebanon, Penn. They named their 2nd son, Philip, likely after her father." (German custom of nameing children, 1st son is named after the father's father, 2nd son named after the mother's father.)

"[Compiler's notes: Catharine Starr, wife of Simon Lauck was definitely NOT born in 1766. An early researcher confused this Catharine (Stoehr/ Starr) Lauck with another Catharine Stoehr/ Starr of Virginia, born 25 Oct. 1766, a daughter of Casper Stoehr/ "Jasper Starr" of Virginia, and later of Rowan Co., N.C. That Catharine Starr, b. 1766, married Abraham Douthitt, Sr. about 1786, and they had a large family together. Although there was indeed a Catharine Starr of Virginia who was correctly born in 1766, she is not the same woman as the wife of Simon Lauck. This error has been repeated numerous times in multiple publications. (ref: Will of Jasper Starr - Casper/ Gasper Stoehr - written 19 Dec 1808, recorded Feb 1814 in Rowan Co., N.C.; named heirs include, "each of my deceased daughter, Catharine's children who was married to Abraham Douthit.") Proof that the correct wife of Simon Lauck is the Catharine Starr, b. 1758, of Lebanon Twp., is by process-of-elimination combined with the facts that Simon Lauck was enumerated as single on the Tax List of Lebanon Twp. Penn. at the start of 1782, and by 1783, he and Catharine baptized their first son in Lebanon Twp. When these facts are combined with Catherine Starr's true age, per the census records, there can be no doubt about her correct identity.]" by David S. Raese

Check this url for Stoehr information :
By Jack MacDonald

"90. Catherine Barbara Stoehr.
(also written Stehr, Stair, Stare, etc.), the daughter of Philipp Stoehr and Anna Maria Holler, was born on 3 September 1758 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. No additional information has been found concerning this

Willing to share information about the Lauck, Starr, Stoehr.

or my website but the Lauck information is not updated yet. Still working on updating it.
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