Elizabeth Bussard married Jacob Oberholtzer in Germany, and embarked for America with their young son. Father and son died en-route, leaving Elizabeth in dire straits.
Johannes Stinglie + Elizabeth Bussard Oberholtzer
George Stingley + Klorie Hagler
John Stingley + Elizabeth Bush
Isaac Constant + Talitha Stingley
John H. Miller + Emma Constant
Herman C. Miller + Elizabeth McCaffrey
John H. Miller + Marie L. Bechtold
Millers 9 plus spouses
Elizabeth Bussard (pronounced Boosard). She was a German, and while yet in Germany, was married to a man by the name of Jacob Overholtzer. She united with the Church of the Brethren in Germany. It is not clear whether her husband united with the Brethren or not; they were persecuted in Germany, and decided to come to America,for religious freedom.
They took passage for America, but on the way both Jacob Overholtzer and their only child died and were buried at sea.
On arriving in America, the ship's captain sold Elizabeth as a bond-woman for three years, to pay for her passage over. The state of Indentured Servitude is a difficult one.
The man to whom she was sold was Col. George Welton, of Virginia. She was purchased by a him for a period of 3 years but because of her faithfulness she was set free after serving for only 1&1/2 years. She was sent into the fields to cultivate corn and tobacco. She was released early, because of her industry.
She came over on the Friendship, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, Arrived Philadelphia, 16 October 1727. John Davis, Master
She later married Johannes Stinglie who came over 20 Sept 1738 listed on board Friendship Henry Beech, Commander both from Rotterdam but last from Dover in old England. Landed in Philadelphia. PA and Johannes Stinglie took the oath to Government.
They were married on 21 May 1751 in Warwick, Pennsylvania. Johannes and Elizabeth had 7 children: John, Mary Polly, Jacob, Catherine, Lovisa, George and William Stingley. John resided in Hampshire County, Virginia, at the headwaters of Patterson Creek. He died September 1778 in Hampshire County, Virginia. George is the direct line relative for the Millers.
They were married by Rev. Casper Stoever Warwick, PA Lutheran Church, Philadelphia Co. PA.
The now and then postings of the discoveries and contributions of the Miller and Bechtold families .