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Matthias Stecher
Birth: Feb. 28, 1747
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 14, 1820
Forks Township
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Matthias Stecher's inscription on his gravestone tells his life story.

Here is the basic translation:
Birth and Death Certificate of Matthes(Matthias) Stecher, son of Melchior Stecher and his wife Christina. Born in Bucks County, Baptized and Confirmed. Twice he stood and joined in marriage, first with Christina Schneider. They spent about 26 years together and had 2 sons and 3 daughters. Married a second time with Elizabeth Laffer which they were married about 17 years. He lived and experienced 26 grandchildren. Passed away at 73 years old.

Matthias was a Private in the Northampton County Militia under his brother, Capt. Lewis Stecher during the Revolutionary War. He has been recognized for his military service to our country by the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR). He took the Oath of Allegiance on July 1, 1778, his father, Melchior took it the next day.

Matthias and Anna Christina had 5 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters are connected to this memorial. One daughter, Mary, has not had her burial site located yet.

Matthias was obviously well thought of as a resident of Forks Township where he died as the local paper at the time listed this obituary.

Taken From The Mountaineer, Published in Easton, Pa. in 1820

Friday Morning, May 19

Died - On Sunday the 14th inst. Mr. Mathias Stecher, an aged and very respectable inhabitant of Forks Township.

My Great Great Great Great Grandfather. 
Family links: 
  Johann Melchior Stecher (1710 - 1786)
  Anna Eva Christina Kauffmann Stecher (1709 - 1772)
  Anna Christina Elizabeth Schneider Stecher (1757 - 1802)
  Barbara Stecher Stocker (1777 - 1836)*
  John George Stecher (1780 - 1858)*
  Catharina Stecher Stocker (1782 - 1814)*
  George Stecher (1785 - 1860)*
  Johann Adam Stecher (1732 - 1816)*
  Melchior John George Stecher (1737 - 1808)*
  George Henry Stecher (1745 - 1819)*
  Matthias Stecher (1747 - 1820)
  Christopher Stacher (1749 - 1828)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: My 4X Great Grandfather
Forks Cemetery
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Carol & David
Originally Created by: Egg_and_Dart
Record added: Jul 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39475862
Matthias Stecher
Added by: Carol & David
Matthias Stecher
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Remembering you today and your part in the birth of our nation as we celebrate our independence today.
- Love, Carol
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014

- EFRay
 Added: May. 31, 2014
In memory of a true patriot. Thank you for your service.
- Carrie and Allen
 Added: Nov. 24, 2013
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