Obituaries - Staup
d. October 12, 1859
There is some confusion about the STAUP name. Several sources indicate it should be STUMP but the headstone clearly reads STAUP.
STEELE, CATHERINE E. FRALICK
(wife of JACOB STEELE)
b. March 28, 1837
d. May 22, 1917
a. 79 yrs. 3 mos. 25 dys.
“Catherine E. Steele, my great maternal grandmother, was born in Hesse Cassel, Germany. Her parents were George and Mary Fralick (both born in Hesse Cassel, Germany). Catherine married Jacob Steele in 1856. They had eight children: Mary, Martha, Ellen, Conrad, John, Henry, Elizabeth and William. Catherine died May 22, 1917 and was buried in Percy Cemetery on May 25, 1917. The undertaker was Jacob Hafer in Frostburg, Md.” [letter of Oct. 14, 1986 from Russell L. Stevens of Indianapolis, IN].
Notice of Mrs. Steele’s death was found in SUC.
(husband of CATHERINE E. FRALICK STEELE)
b. November 1834
d. August 23, 1906
“Died. At his home in Allegany, Thursday, August 23, 1906, Mr. Jacob Steele, in the 72d year of his age. He was a German by birth but all of his manhood was spent in this community. His wife, four daughters and four sons survive the loss of a good husband and father. A quiet, industrious citizen, he was held in high respect by neighbors and friends. The funeral at Salem Reformed Church, this place, Sunday afternoon, 26th ult., was largely attended.” [FMJ, 9-1-1880, p. 3]
Some of the information about Mr. Steele came from a letter dated Oct. 14, 1986 from Russell L. Stevens of Indianapolis, IN, a descendant.
(wife of JOAB STEVENS)
b. December 28, 1835
d. May 8, 1915
“Agnes Stevens (her maiden name) was born in England on December 28, 1835. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Stevens (both were born in England). They immigrated to the U.S. in 1845. Agnes married Joab Stevens (also born in England) on August 31, 1854. They had eight children: Theopolis [sic], Mary E., Job, Eliza, George, Walter, Minnie and Carolyn. Agnes died on May 8, 1915 and was buried in Percy Cemetery on May 10, 1915. The undertaker, according to the death certificate, appears to be Frostburg Funeral Co., Frostburg, Md.” [letter of Oct. 14, 1986 from Russell L. Stevens, Indianapolis, IN].
“Mrs. Agnes Stevens, aged 80 years, widow of Job [sic] Stevens, died near noon Saturday at the home of her son-in-law, George Miller, Allegany. Mrs. Stevens had been a invalid for 20 years. She was a native of England, having been born at Gloucestershire in 1835. She was a life long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, most of the time being affiliated with First Church, of this place. Mrs. Stevens is survived by the following children: George, of Borden; Mrs. William Sweene, Mrs. John Dounton, Mrs. George Miller, Miss Minnie Stevens, of Allegany and Walter Stevens of Mt. Savage. The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock with services at the residence. Rev. J.H. Bickford, officiating. Interment was in the old Percy graveyard.” [CET, 5-10-1915, p. 5]
STEVENS, AMANDA “MADDIE” P. MIDDLETON
(wife of THEOPHILUS STEVENS)
b. January 1857
d. February 6, 1915
“At the family home, Allegany, early Saturday morning, 6th inst., Mrs. Theophilus Stevens, widow, died, aged 58 years, after 12 years illness with rheumatism.
Mrs. Stevens was an exemplary member of the M.E. Church, of Allegany, under whose auspices the funeral was held at the family home Monday afternoon, closing with interment in the Percy cemetery, this place.
Three daughters and three sons are bereaved—Misses Myrtle, Annie and Emma, Messrs. Clarence, Walter and Roy Stevens, all at home except Clarence, who resides in Iowa. She leaves also sisters and brothers—Mrs. Richard Williams, of Borden; Mrs. Alice Robinson, of Cumberland; Mrs. George Reider, of Hoffman; Mrs. Rhoda Middleton, of Paw Paw, W. Va.; and Messrs. Alexander Middleton, of Carlos, and Robert Middleton, this place.” [FMJ, 2-13-1915]
STEVENS, ANNA MARTHA STEELE
(wife of JOB STEVENS)
b. July 1862
d. July 2, 1923
“Mrs. Martha Stevens, 58 years of age, widow of Jobe [sic] Stevens, formerly of Zihlman, near Frostburg, died at her home in Indianapolis, Ind., Monday. Mrs. Stevens is survived by the following sons: Archie, Earl, Oscar and Raymond Stevens, and one brother, William Steele, all of Indianapolis. She is survived also by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. John A. [Laemmert], Mrs. George W. Porter, and Conrad, John, and Henry Steele, all of Frostburg. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist Episcopal Church at Zihlman. Interment will be in the church cemetery [sic]. The body arrived here Wednesday and was taken to the home of Conrad Steele, brother of Mrs. Stevens.” [CET, 7-5-1923, p. 9].
A record of Mrs. Stevens death was found in SPL.
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972