Walt & Terri Sterneman's Family Pages

Heinrich (Henry) Stöver

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Johann (John) Albert Stöver Mar 6, 1840 Maria Elizabeth Jürgens Aug 31, 1840

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 12 Dec 1868 Neuenmarhorst, Germany
Christening Dec 15, 1868 Neuenmarhorst, Germany
Immigration 1885 United States
Naturalization 4 Nov 1890 Mitchell County, KS
Marriage 12 Jan 1892 Beloit, KS
Death 16 Dec 1938 Beloit, KS


God parents were Heinrich Jürgens and his wife Maria Elisabeth Wessels born Stöver.
This is text from Francis Stover:
"Henry Stover born Dec 12 1868, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of Albert Stover and Mary Elizabeth Durkens. In 1885 he left the country of his birth and came to the United States, location north of Beloit, Kansas on a farm that is still in the Stover's name. He worked for John H Fortman. He was a man who was admired by a wide circle of friends. He knew farming and his opinon carried weight in matter of vital interest to his neighbors in town and country. He was a director of the Guaranjyt State Bank and helped quarry rocks to build St. Hohn's Catholic Chruch. A member of the Knights of Columbus. Tow of his brothers came to the United States shortly after he did. He married Catherine Emkes Fortman Jan. 12, 1892 by Rev. E.C. Kieffer at St. John's Catholic Church, Beloit, Kansas. Eleven children were born to this union. He died of the farm he loved Dec. 16, 1938, Beloit, Kansas. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic Church on Saturday morning at 10 O'clock by Rev. J.B. Glynn officiating. Burial in St. John's Cemetery. Pall bearers were Henry Heidrick, John Hyde, Fred Eilert, Tom Schmitz, William Grennan and Fred Schaffer."