Descendants of the following families:
George HOFFMAN (1734-1829) of Chester County, PA
Peter STITELER (1745-1811) of Chester County, PA
George married Mary Eve GATES (?) and had the following children:
1. Jacob, born about 1760, married Margaret MEREDITH
2. Judith, born abt 1760-1763, married David SOUDER
3. Rosanna, born March 1763, married Joseph ELTON
4. John, born ?, married 1) Nancy ROBERTS, 2) Catherine FULLERTON
5. Henry, born ?, married Elizabeth BEAGLE/BECHTEL
6. George Washington, born before 1780, married Rebecca STITELER
7. David, died young
8. Benjamin, born 27 Feb 1776, married Mary EARLY
9. Joseph, born 1776, married 1) Elizabeth WELLS, 2) Catharine STITELER
10. Isaac, born about 1779, married Susan NOLL
11. Elizabeth, born ?, married William Milton EARLY
12. Hannah, born 29 Nov 1779, married Abraham WELLS
Peter STITELER married Eve (?) and had the following children:
1. Peter, born 29 Dec 1767, married Catherine LAUGHBAUGH
2. John, born 18 Mar 1768, married Susannah HARVENOT
3. Isaac, born 9 Apr 1769, married Anna (?)
4. Jacob, born ?, married 1) Mary CARNAHAN, 2) Bathsheba COPE
5. Eve, born about 1773, married John RICHTSTEIN
6. George, born 1778, married Anna RAMSTINE
7. Rebecca, born 1782, married 1) George W. HOFFMAN, 2) Joseph JOHNSTON
8. David Ellwood, born 27 Feb 1785, married Hannah STILL
9. Elizabeth, born 12 Mar 1788
10. Catharine, born 5 Oct 1790, married 1) David EVANS, 2) Joseph HOFFMAN
I would like to exchange information with anyone descended from these two families.
- George Hoffman house - West Whiteland twp (284 KB)
Home of George and Mary Eve (Gates) HOFFMAN located on Grove Road in West Whiteland township of Chester county. House was built in various stages starting about 1790. There appears to be two different stone additions and one frame addition to the original house. This house is listed as a historic location in Chester county.
- George Hoffman farm - West Whiteland twp (356 KB)
This farm belonged to George and Mary Eve HOFFMAN and is located on Grove Road in West Whiteland township, Chester county. The stone foundation and north wall are original. The roof and wooden walls have been replaced over the years. There is a spring house located to the right of the barn and a small stream called "Broad Run" runs through the valley. This farm is still occuppied although much smaller in size. There are a few sheep on the property.
- Grove Methodist Church (62 KB)
George Hoffman deeded one acre of land to form Grove Methodist Church in 1774. This church and adjoining cemetery is located at the corner of Boot Road and Grove Road in West Whiteland Township of Chester County, PA. George and Mary Eve HOFFMAN are buried side-by-side under the two small identical headstones located in the foreground of the picture.
- EAGLE Tavern in Uwchlan Township of Chester Co. (244 KB)
George Washington Hoffman (bef 1780-1816), son of the immigrant George Hoffman, owned and operated the EAGLE Tavern from 1803 until 1816. This tavern was built in 1795 and is still in operation as a restaurant and lounge. The EAGLE Tavern is located on Route 100 about 2 miles north of the Downingtown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. George married Rebecca Stiteler, daughter of Johan Peter Stiteler and their three children were born near the tavern. Later, Isaac E. Stiteler (1807-1854), a nephew of Rebecca, owned/operated the tavern in 1832/1833.
- Johan Peter Stiteler Home (219 KB)
The Johan Peter Stiteler home is of stone construction and was probably built during the early 1700's with subsequent additions such as the garage added in later years. This home is located in Uwchlan township of Chester county, PA. This home is listed for sale for $875,000 in May 2007.
- David Ellwood Stiteler (5 KB)
David Ellwood Stiteler was born 27 Feb 1785 in Uwchlan township, Chester County, PA. He died 10 May 1878 in Uwchlan township. He was son of Johan Peter and Eve Stiteler. David married Hannah Still and they had ten children.
- Rebecca Stiteler & Joseph Johnston (50 KB)
Rebecca Stiteler was born about 1782 in Chester county, PA and died 19 July 1867 in Noblestown, Allegheny county, PA. She was a daughter of Johan Peter and Eve Stiteler. Rebecca married 1) George Washington Hoffman and they had three children. She married 2) Joseph Johnston and they had two children. Picture circa 1865.
- Last original oak tree at Grove Methodist Church (60 KB)
This is a picture of the last remaining black oak tree of the original grove from which the Grove Methodist Church takes its name. Picture taken in January 2002. This tree was originally on the farm of George and Mary Eve Hoffman. They donated an acre of land including the original oak grove in 1774 to the church trustees. Church services and many local social events were held under the oak trees during the late 1700's into the 1800's.