Stauffer / Stouffer Stuff
Some of my immediate family members have copies of this stuff, some do not. Some care, some do not. I know that if I did a Google search and came across the archives of distant relatives I’d probably have a look, so with that in mind I am posting a few of the items I have that pertain to the Stouffer, Hoover, Reesor and Wideman families from which I am descended on my mother’s side.
Stauffer crest as published in 1918.
Road sign near Stoufferstown, Pennsylvania (circa 1976).
Commerative plaque in Stouffville, Ontario (circa 2012)
Edward Stouffer (brother of my maternal grandfather David Lewis Stouffer)
Samuel Barkey Hoover (1840-1917), my maternal Great Grandfather
Susannah (Wideman) Hoover, my maternal Great Grandmother. She was more commonly known by her nickname, Smiley. (Or maybe not.)
My parents on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary in 1992. L-R: Marion (Stouffer) Nicely, Helen (Stouffer) Hamilton, William Belfry Hamilton, Howard Hamilton.
My grandmother, Frances (Hoover) Stouffer making soap at the David Lewis Stouffer farm on the west side of Consession No. 8 near Ringwood, Ontario (circa 1920)
L-R: Jean and Gordon Boyd and my mother, Helen (Stouffer) Hamilton at the Christian Stouffer farm, east side of Concession No. 8, at Ringwood, Ontario (circa 1939)
L-R: David Lewis Stouffer, Marion Stouffer, Frances (Hoover) Stouffer at the Christian Stouffer farm, east side of Concession No. 8, at Ringwood, Ontario (circa 1914)
The entire enrolment at Ringwood Public School with Principal Smith (circa 1928)
My aunt, Marion Stouffer (Nicely) circa 1914
My mother, Helen Isobel Stouffer (Hamilton) circa 1931
My grandfather, David Lewis Stouffer shingling a house at the corner of 9th Line and Rupert Street, Stouffville, Ontario (circa 1965)
Obituary for David Lewis Stouffer
Obituary for Frances (Hoover) Stouffer
60th Wedding Anniversary of my grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. David L. Stouffer
Going hunting with the boys? Frances Hoover at the Anthony Hoover farm, Dickson Hill, Ontario (circa 1905)
My mother, Helen Isobel Stouffer (Hamilton) at the David Lewis Stouffer farm, Ringwood, Ontario (circa 1921)
Wall hooking created by my mother Helen Isobel (Stouffer) Hamilton in the 1980s, depicting the DL Stouffer farmhouse at Ringwood, Ontario
My parents William Belfry Hamilton and Helen Isobel (Stouffer) Hamilton at the Anthony Hoover farm, Dickson Hill, Ontario (circa 1940)
My grandparents, David Lewis Stouffer and Frances (Hoover) Stouffer with either my mother or aunt at the Anthony Hoover farm, Dickson Hill, Ontario (circa 1911-1919)
My aunt, Marion (Stouffer) Nicely on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Back row, L-R: Tom Richardson, Joan (Nicely) Richardson, Wayne Hamilton (circa 2001) at North Bay, Ontario
My mother, Helen Isobel (Stouffer) Hamilton in the passport photo taken prior to my parents’ 1970 trip to Spain – their first international flight and a pretty big deal at the time! I had the silver brooch that she is wearing in this photo made into a money clip and I carried it until January when I sent it home for safe keeping. I’m now using a slightly less glamorous elastic band.