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Pvt John Isaiah Steinberger
Birth: Sep. 12, 1750
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1821
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA


American Revolution Veteran
War of 1812 Veteran


Thank You for visiting our beloved and cherished Grandpa John. He was a true Patriot and pioneer. Your visit is greatly appreciated. God bless.
John was a private in Captain Reader's company under Lieut. Richard Branham. He served in the Old Dunmore County Militia: DAR Application #294583.

Note: The date of birth is incorrect on the headstone. It is said John died 1821 and was first buried at his farm along the Flat Rock River, German Twsp. In 1823 his grandson Joseph moved him and his first wife Elizabeth Nauman to the family cemetery just north of Taylorsville, Indiana in the German Township of Bartholomew County, IN., in the Steenbarger Cemetery. Thus the date of death on John's headstone was actually the date the bodies were reburied.
NOTE: There has been noted another John Steinberger in family history. We do not know if he was a brother or an uncle to Frederick. It is believed he also served in the American Revolution along side of Frederick and John Isaiahonly in a volunteering position in the militia. Records were too unclear for Constance to determine how he was related to Frederick and John Isaiah. Often this John is mistaken for Frederick's father who died in Germany having never reconciled with Frederick. He is also at times mistaken for John Isaiah, tho they are two separate individuals. He is also believed to be buried in the same cemetery. Many records have now been confused and seems impossible at this time to clarify.


Frederick, Mary & John 

༺⊰❁ Johann Friedrich Stoneberger (b. 1730, d. 1806)

Johann Friedrich Stoneberger was born 1730 in Austria, Tyrol, and died 1806. He married Mary.
Also known as Friedrich Johann Stoneberger

Notes for Friedrich Johann Stoneberger:
Notes by Phyllis Crabill Dunlavy. She uses the information compiled by Bertha Steinberger who left it unfinished when she died in 1983.

Steinberger according to the German dictionary means "Stone Mountain". This is probably an indication that the family originated in a mountainous country. It is thought that the family came to America from Austria and many records of the family exist in the at country today. the name is spelled various ways, Steenberger, Steenbarger, Steinbarger, Stoneberger, Steenbergen.

Frederick Stoneberger signed list in the 12, Sept. 1750 to come to America. In 1783 his wife's name was given as Mary--Austrian born. The Steinberger family originated in the Tyrol of Austria, the earliest record was one of Duke John Steinberger born around 1700. The Duke was supposed to have had a son born around 1725 or 1730. The son married against his father's wishes and booked passage for himself and his bride to come to America in 1750. On the day of their arrival at Baltimore, Maryland a son was born to the couple. This new American, their first born was Christened John [Isaiah] Steinberger.(Whew, being on ship pregnant, miracle he was born.)

Frederick had three land surveys done according to records, 1776- 209 acres, 1777- 43 acres, 1778- 210 acres. In 1795 Frederick and his wife Mary and Mathias Friermond deeded to John Nauman (Norman) and Daniel Snyder, Trustees for the Lutheran and Presbyterian Congregations for a church and cemetery at Stony Run on a branch of the South Shenandoah River. It was known as the Stoneburger Church. Frederick and Mary are believed to be buried there.

More About Friedrich Johann Stoneberger:
Burial: Stoneburger Cemetary, Stony Run, S Shenandoah River, Virginia.

ALSO:EARLY SETTLERS OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS VOL ! Pat Stickley and June Kiser-Pg81-83 The name Steinberger [Stonebarger; Stoneberger] or Steinbarger signifies "man of stony hill or mountain." The family originated in the Troyal of Austria. The earliest record is of one Duke John Frederick of Austria, born about 1700. This Duke John Frederick had a son John Frederick born about 1725 or 1730 who, having married against his father's wishes, booked passage for himself and bride to America in 1750. They landed in Baltimore and it is said that on that very day they landed, a son was born to the couple. This son, their first-born, was Chistened John Steinberger...


Parents of Johann Friedrich Steinbeger/Stoneberger: Johann Casper and Susanna Henss Steinberger

Known children of Johann Friedrich Stoneberger and Mary are:
1) John Isaiah Stoneberger/Steinbeger (Stonebarger) b. 9/12/1750 Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland. Married 1) Elizabeth Nauman and 2) Elizabeth Friermoot. D. 1821 in Bartholomew County, Indiana.
2) Lewis (Luis) Stoneberger, B. 1754 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Married 1) Sussannah Harmon and 2) Mary Ann Finter. D. October 20, 1820 in Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia.
3) Christina Stoneberger b. 1756 in Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia. Married John Christian Norman in 1774 in Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia. John b. October 17, 1753 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (son of John Gottlieb and Dorothea Elizabeth Hartman Naumann). D. 1835 in Page County Virginia.
4) Dorothy "Dolly" Stoneberger b. 1761, Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia. Married Jacob Judy on June 6, 1788 in Page County, Virginia. D. in Ohio.
5) Johann Frederick Stoneberger, Jr. b. February 17, 1769 in Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia. Married Magdalene Unknown in 1794. He moved to northern Indiana in about 1836. D. May 18, 1847 in Ohio.
Sources other than the notes by Phyllis Crabill Dunlavy also confirm this information. Seek and search and ye shall find!


Note: Frederich as well as Mary were born in Kempfenbrunn, Tyrolean Alps, Austria. Friedrich was born on December 1, 1727, and his given name was Johann Friederich Steinberger. His father, Duke Johann Casper Steinberger, went to court to prevent Friedrich from using his family name as he married a commoner, and so Friederich changed his name to the Anglo spelling, which is Stonebarger/Stoneberger. Mary was born in 1728. Frederich and Mary married on June 8, 1746 in Mauerkirchen, Austria. (Info provided from John C. Steinberger, 2008. Provided through Cynthia Steinberger, wife of Steve Steinberger, son of Merrill Steinberger.) From there we believe they may have fled from Mauerkirchen, Austria to Braunau Am Inn, Austria where they were first registared as a married couple. From there they fled for their lives to Munich, Bavaria, Germany, given solise among the Bavarians.
Thank You for the Steinbergers mentioned above as well to Geri Moulton in regards to Frederich's father's name.


And so begins the journey of John Isaiah Steinberger, American Revolutionary Soldier.......
༺⊰❁ September 12, 1750, arrival of the ship "Priscilla" with William Wilson, Master, from Rotterdam, Holland, last port Cewes, England, Port of Baltimore, Maryland, then traveled to the Port of Philadelphia—210 passengers. Among them were the following persons: John Adams Roth (Rhodes), Michael Roth, John Jacob Neuman (Nauman, Norman), and Frederick Stonebarger (Friederich Johann Stonebarger).
☆November 3, 1750, Voyage 157, the ship "Brotherhood" with John Thompson as Captain left Rotterdam, Holland via Cewes, England with 300 passengers. Included was Christian Neuman (Norman).
☆September 9, 1738, Voyage 53, the ship "Glasgow" with Walter Sterling, Master, came from Rotterdam, Holland via Cewes, England with 349 passengers. Among them were John Christian and Carl Neuman (Norman)
★On the American Revolutionary War Rolls (Vol. 1, page 603) under the command of Michael Raeder, Captain and Major of the Militia, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia are listed Frederick Stonebager, John Stonebarger, Lewis Stonebarger, Michael Roth (Rhodes), Joseph Ruffner, Benjamin and Isack Strickler.

Michael Roth (Rhodes) is the grandfather of Susan Crabill who in our records is said to have at some time married John Nauman Steinberger, second son of John Isaiah Steinberger (Stoneberger) who married Elizabeth Nauman. They had George Washington Elias Steenbager (Steinberger) who married Nancy Lockard and they had Isaac Steinberger of Champaign County, Ohio. Abraham Strickler (Indian trader and frontiersman) married Anna Marie Ruffner (who is a descendant of Peter Porter Ruffner), they had Joseph Strickler who married Barbara Harnish. Joseph and Barbara had Catherine Stickler. Catherine married George Ward and they had Maria "Mariah" Ward who married Isaac Steinberger of Champaign County, Ohio. This being the difference in our linage from the rest of the Steinbergers in Ohio. Also Benjamin Strickler is related to the Stricklers in Carherine's line and is the father of Ann who married Michael Rhodes. We have also established which of the Normans is our line.  John Christian Nauman, son of John Gottlieb Christian (1729-1791) and Dorothea Elizabeth (Hartman) Nauman, who married Christina Stoneberger 1774. This is our Nauman/Norman linage.

༺⊰❁ John Isaiah Stonebarger (Steinberger), who I will reference as John Isaiah Steinberger here on out, was the son of Frederick and Mary Stonebarger, born September 12, 1750 on ship at port day of arrival to Port of Baltimore, Maryland, and arrived at Port of Philadelphia, likely the same day. John Isaiah was likely christened 10 years later into the Christian faith in Shenandoah County, VA., thus his birth is now listed legally as September 12, 1760, though it is documented on ship logs.
★John Isaiah is listed as an American revolutionary war soldier as John Stonebarger, registered with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) #294,585. John served as a trooper in the Virginia calvary throughout the Revolution. There have been tales handed down about him during the revolutionary war. When on guard duty he would always sat on a wagon tongue so that if per chance he fell asleep he would awaken when he hit the hard ground. It is told that he stole vegetables from a Tory garden while a guard slept propped against a rail fence with a loaded shotgun in his lap. He quietly crept past and gathered a load of vegetables and then slipped quietly out again. The guard never stirred. John married Elizabeth Nauman after the war.
Known children of John Isaiah and Elizabeth Nauman Steinberger:
1) George Washington Steinberger, born December 26, 1780, Shenandoah County, Va.; death September 23, 1858 in Union, Hardin County, Iowa. Married Nancy Lockard. John Isaiah also served under Gen. George Washington in the Continental Army for a period of time. He loved and respected Gen. George Washington (later our first president) that he and Elizabeth decided to name their first child after Gen. Washington. This was told to us by Ralph and Alice Steinberger. Studies in John's history as well as George Steinberger's seems to prove this to be correct. Thus the second son carried John Isaiah's first name and his mother's maiden name. Hopefully this will help clear up any confusion about the first two sons and their names.
2) John Nauman Steinberger, born December 26, 1782, Shenandoah County, VA.; death September 12, 1851, Champaign County, OH. Married Elizabeth Pence.
3) Elizabeth Steinberger, b. 1783, Shenandoah, Virginia. Death unknown; 4)Henry Steinberger, born April 5, 1786, Shenandoah County, VA.; death April 5, 1867, Indiana. Married Polly Bozell in 1813.
5)Frederick Steinberger, born February 6, 1791, Shenandoah County, VA.; death January 25, 1867, Bartholomew County, IN. Married Rebecca Kiser Steinberger.
6) Catherine Steinberger, born March 25, 1793, Shenandoah County, VA.;death April 15, 1843, Bartholomew County, Indiana. Married Benjamin Pence.
Elizabeth Nauman Steinberger passed away from her earthly bonds in 1798, Shenandoah County, Va. Elizabeth was first buried in Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia, tho it is under speculation that she is actually resting next to John in the Steenbarger Cemetery in Indiana. Reference her memorial bio concerning this information.
John Isaiah then married Elizabeth Friermoot (Friermond) March 10, 1798.
Known children of John and Eizabeth Friermoot (Friermond) Steinberger:
It is said John and Elizabeth Friermoot had 4 sets of twins anywhere between 1802-1819 but we have found no records of their names. Twins run in the line.
7) Gideon Steinberger, born 1799. death unknown.
8) David Steinberger, born September 9, 1800, Shenandoah County, VA.; death 1883 in Champaign County, OH.
9) Isaac, born 1804. NOTE:This is not the Isaac who married Maria "Mariah" Ward. It was the Isaac, son of George and Nancy Lockard Stoneberger/Steenbarger who married Mariah.
10) Ruben Steinberger, born in 1805 in Champaign County, Ohio; death September 1843 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana.
Elizabeth Friermoot Steinberger passed away from her earthly bonds on April 14, 1854 in Champaign County, Ohio. According to the Champaign County Census she was living with her son David and was buried in the Nettle Creek Cemetery.
In the year 1804 John Isaiah moved his family to Nettle Creek, near Millerstown, Champaign County, Ohio. Millerstown was then an Indian village, whom they lived near peaceably with our people. He and his son Frederick built a house and distillery on the land adjacent to the Normans land who also migrated to Ohio. Then he built the historic Steinberger Mill with the help of his sons George and John Nauman. The Steinberger Mill stood there for 130 years where interstate Route 55 crosses over the Mad River near Nettle Creek, Bowlusville, and Union. (Every year the Steinberger family still holds a family reunion along the Mad River in that area with fishing, boating, riding around in golf carts and having great fun!)
In 1819 John Isaiah, his wife, and some of the family moved to Indiana where he again likely buried Elizabeth Nauman on the bank of the Flat Rock River. John Isaiah is said to have died in 1821 and was buried there along side his first wife. He was buried wearing his Continental soldier's uniform from the American Revolution. Later the bodies of John Isaiah and also likely his first wife were moved and reburied in 1823 by his grandson Joseph Steinberger in the German Township of Bartholomew County, IN., in the Steenbarger Cemetery. This likely occurred when his second wife Elizabeth Friermoot Steinberger sold the farm and moved in to live with her son David in Champaign County, Ohio. She later died in 1854 and is buried in the Nettle Creek Cemetery. This is definitely documented and can be seen on her memorial that she did live in Urbana, Ohio at the time of her death. Her last name is recorded as Steenbarger. Also, insearching Geri found out that she is registered at Nettle Creek Cemetery, which matches my claims and data on the census papers.


May you rest in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ until resurrection day, GGGGG-Grandfather John Isaiah. God bless you and all your descendants.
What a journey!

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Note: Reference information provided by:
1) Constance Steinberger Bair, daughter of Chester A. Steinberger, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution,
2) Alice Powell Steinberger,
3) Meriel A. Steinberger Sterling,
4) John "Jack" William Steinberger,
5) Ralph E. Steinbergr
6) Mary L. Sterling
Further References:
1) The History of Champaign County, Ohio by John W. Ogden,
W.H. Beers & Company publishing; pages 723-732.
2) History of Champaign County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and ..., Volume 1, edited by Evan P. Middleton, B.F. Bowen, 1917, pages 162-166.

Copyright © 2013 by Mary L. Sterling All personal materials, images, and data contained herein are not to be copied or down loaded for commercial purposes of duplication, distribution, or publishing without the express written permission of the owner. Information contained on this memorial is provided free for the purpose of aiding individuals doing genealogical research and to preserve family history.

The family cemetery NE of Taylorsville, Indiana.
(Confirmed by Geri Moulton and Meriel Steinberger Sterling.)


The work below is the original work of Ruth Hicks, which I have kept with respect to her dedicated work, though there are discrepancies as proven in historical papers. Through diligent research we all come to the accurate facts, we hope.╰⊰✿


This Bio Section by Ruth (Hickman) Wicks.
John Steinberger I (son of Frederick ?-10/13/1806 and Mary Stonebarger (Steinberger) is thought to have had 3 wives. Elizabeth Nauman (Norman)no record or dates found of this marriage, Elizabeth Friermood (maried 3/10/1798) and a third wife although no record can be found of this union. Nauman is thought to be his first wife. Elizabeth Nauman was born in 1769 and died approximately 1803?

Children of this union were: George 1779?, Henry 4/5/1786 through 4/5/1867, Frederick 1791, John [ N.] 1782/83 through 9/12/1851, David 1820?, Elizabeth ??, Gideon ??, Catherine 1787 (1793)?, Reuben 1822 ?? (probably with Elizabeth Friermood and Issac b. ??.

Notes taken from Genealogy of Frederick and John Stonebarger (Steinberger families in America as compiled by Pansy Long Melton, descendant.

(Thanks to Find-a-grave contributor, Alan Rhoades for this information through an e-mail to me)
Family links: 
  Frederick Stoneberger (1730 - 1808)
  Anna Maria Schulte Stoneberger (1728 - 1805)
  Elisabeth Nauman Steinberger (1749 - 1798)
  Elizabeth Friermoot Steinberger (1780 - 1854)
  George Washington Steenbarger (1780 - 1858)*
  John Nauman Steenbarger (1782 - 1851)*
  Henry Steenbarger (1786 - 1867)*
  Frederick Steinbarger (1791 - 1867)*
  Catherine Steinberger Pence (1793 - 1843)*
  David Steinberger (1800 - 1883)*
  John Isaiah Steinberger (1750 - 1821)
  Lewis Stoneberger (1754 - 1820)*
  Christina Stoneberger Nauman (1756 - 1835)*
*Calculated relationship
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