Heinrich Stalter b. 1725 Grostenquin, Linstroff, Moselle, Lorraine, FR d. 23 Feb 1800 Sarralbe, Moselle, FR: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Heinrich Stalter

Male 1725 - 1800  (75 years)


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  • Name Heinrich Stalter  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 1725  Grostenquin, Linstroff, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (an hour away from Grostenquin/Linstroff)
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer at Tenscherhof in 1750 
    Reference Number 61 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Residence 1750  Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tencherhof estate--son Christian born there
    Residence 1770  Homburg, Saarland, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lingenhof estate--son Josef born there
    Residence Abt 1776  Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Kirschbacherhof: Three children born there: Heinrich, Johannes and Maria
    Residence 1777  Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tenscherhof
    Death 23 Feb 1800  Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    • Tenscherhof
    Residence Abt 1802-1803  Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I61  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2022 

    Father Johannes (Hans) Stalter,   b. Abt 1690, GR Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1742, GR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Weiss 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Christian Stalter,   b. 1750, Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Apr 1831, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F7272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katharina Imhoff,   b. 1744 
    Marriage Bef 1770 
    Children 
     1. Josef Stalter,   b. 10 Aug 1770, Saaralbe, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1842, Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
     2. Katherine Stalter,   b. Abt 1771   d. 14 Jan 1794, Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 23 years)
     3. Elizabeth Stalter,   b. Abt 1778   d. Bef 17 May 1831 (Age ~ 53 years)
     4. Jakob Stalter,   b. 1776, Homburg, Saarland, GR Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1851, Homburg, Saarland, GR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     5. Heinrich Stalter,   b. 28 Oct 1776, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1852, Groveland Twp., Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     6. Johannes Stalter,   b. 1777, Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Jun 1817, Baumgarten, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)
     7. Magdalena Stalter
     8. Maria Stalter,   b. 1786   d. 1827, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 41 years)
     9. Suzanne Stalter,   b. Abt 1787   d. 1848, Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1725 - Grostenquin, Linstroff, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1750 - Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1770 - Homburg, Saarland, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1776 - Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1777 - Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 23 Feb 1800 - Sarralbe, Moselle, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1802-1803 - Gern, Munich, Bavaria, GR Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Heinrich was leaseholder on Kirschbacherhof (near Zweibrrücken, GR), a very old and sizable ducal estate which is known from documentary sources as early as 1295. The original buildings were destroyed during the Revolution and the present ones were rebuilt in the early 1800s.
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      “ Henry Stalter, born in 1725 in Zweibrücken, was a farmer there since at least 1750 when his wife gave birth to a child named Christian, and that first wife died before 1776. Since that year, his second wife, Catherine Imhoff gave birth to two son to Homburg Saar, Henry named the youth, and Jacques (quoted above at Haras). The family is back at Tenscherhof in 1777, year of birth of a daughter. Two daughters died in 1794 aged 23 years, and Henry Stalter, father, dies Tenscherhof, February 23, 1800.“


      A Brief History of The Kirschbacher Hof and the Ducal Family That Owned It

      “The Kirschbacher Hof estate was the birthplace of our ancestor, Heinrich Stalter. This estate is located on the western edge of present-day Germany, near the city of Zweibrücken, close to Luxembourg and Lorraine, France.

      “This estate is very old and is documented back to 1295. Duke Johann I purchased it at the end of the 1500s and gave it to his hunting master Christian von Bernstein. It was he, too, who built the Kirschbach mill.

      “In 1737, the widowed Countess Palatine Caroline, née Countess of Nassau-Saarbrücken, as ruling sovereign and guardian over her minor son Christian, bought the estate for 12600 guilders and leased it to the Mennonite Heinrich Stalter. Historians consider her an especially prudent and active sovereign.

      “The members of the ducal family preferred to stay at this estate during hunting. The grandsons of the Duke’s mother, the Counts Palatine Karl and Max, and the Counts of Forbach, Christian and Willhelm, were frequent hunting guests and, in this way became acquainted with the tenant Heinrich Stalter, which later proved to be advantageous for the Stalter family.

      “In 1762, Duke Christian IV took over the estate from his mother and granted it to his sons. Then Duke Karl II August seized the estate again and donated it as perviously mentioned, to his wife Amilie.

      “During the French Revolution (started in 1789 and lasting about a quarter of a century), French troops moved across the border into German territory and set fire to the estate. (The French Revolution was about eliminating the ruling class so estates such as this became targets.) Heinrich Stalter and his family were forced to leave the estate and find temporary shelter on another estate, the Bickenaschbacher Hof, where Heinrich’s eldest son, Christian Stalter, was living.”

      At the beginning of 1800 the family moved to Bavaria, near Munich, living on property in Gern near the Nymphenburg palace.

      Heinrich was a friend of King Maximillian I Joseph of Bavaria. He is known to have at least six children, but probably had four more. Hermann Guth read documents in the archives in Neuburg telling how Heinrich complained to neighbors and acquaintances that a monestary at Thierhaupten (near Hemerten) was sold for too low a price. The story reached King Max, who insisted that the price be increased. He trusted Heinrich's judgement enough to act upon it.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Hermann Guth, Amish Mennonites in Germany: Their Congregations, The Estates Where They Lived, Their Families (English edition), (Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA).

    2. [S156] Herman Guth, The Kirschbacher Hof Estate and the Stalters.

    3. [S1519] Stalter Stories from Z-A.

    4. [S208] ?, Stalter Genealogie-Johannes and Heinrich, sons of Johannes (b. abt 1690).

    5. [S208] ?, Stalter Genealogie-Johannes and Heinrich, sons of Johannes (b. abt 1690), Gives birthplace as Kirschbacherhof .

    6. [S328] Jean-Michel Engel, Anabaptiste de Sarralbe.

    7. [S208] ?, Stalter Genealogie-Johannes and Heinrich, sons of Johannes (b. abt 1690), Tenschhof bei Frankaltdorf in Lothringen (Lorraine).

    8. [S1283] Information about Gern, near Munich.

    9. [S1284] Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria.

    10. [S986] Jean-Michel Engel, Fermiers Anabaptistes de Sarralbe.pdf.


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