Christian Stoner, of Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, was the son of Abraham Stoner and Anna Kauffman. 
1800 Christian Stoner's father Abraham Stoner (age 45+) lived in Maytown, Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (about 50 miles southeast of Harrisburg near Elizabethtown) with male age 0-10 (brother Jacob), 2 males age 10-15 (Abraham and John), 1 male age 16-25 (Christian), 2 females age 0-10 (Ann and Barbara), and 1 female age 26-46 (wife Ann Kauffman). 
1800 Mary Ebersole's father Jacob Ebersole lived in Maytown, Donegal Twp, Lancaster County  and was listed near Abraham Stoner. A female age 10-15 listed in the household was likely Mary. The ages of other children attributed to this family in the Ebersole genealogy book agree with the census record. 
c 1808 Christian Stoner and Mary Ebersole were married sometime before 1809, since daughter Nancy was born in October 1809 and Christian was married with children in the 1810 census, still in Donegal Twp. 
1809 Daughter Nancy Stoner was born in Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (source Christian Rivir's family bible). This date approximates the reported age of 0-10 for one of Christian's daughters in both the 1810 and 1820 censuses.
1810 Christian Stoner (age 16-25) lived in Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with 2 girls (age 0-10, one of whom was perhaps Nancy, born 1809) and wife (age 16-25). Christian's father Abraham (age 45+) was in the adjacent household listing. 
1811 Son Jacob Stoner was born. 
1814 On 15 March, Jacob Ebersole (the elder) and his wife Frances, of Donegal Twp, deeded land to Christian Stoner. The 35 acres of land was next to land intended to be conveyed to Jacob Ebersole Jr and to land of Jacob Weaver, Abraham Stoner, Bowman, and John Kauffman. Jacob Ebersol had purchased the land from Frederick and Elizabeth Kilbaugh/Gelbaugh in 1801 .  The next deed in the deed book conveyed land from Abraham and Ann Stoner to son Christian Stoner. The land in the two deeds adjoined the same landowners, suggesting that Christian Stoner married to Mary Ebersol, daughter of Jacob and Frances Ebersol, was also the son of Abraham and Ann Stoner.
1820 Christian Stoner (age 26-44) lived in Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with 2 boys age 0-10 (son Jacob and unknown son), 3 girls age 0-10 (one of whom was Nancy, born 1809, perhaps), and wife age 26-44 . Christian's father and siblings had already moved to Woodbury Twp, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles to the west. 
1828 On 6 January, Jacob Ebersohl, of Donegal Twp, Lancaster County dated his will. The will named his four living children: David Ebersohl, Jacob Ebersohl, Maria (the wife of C. Stoner), and Veronica (the wife of Jacob Ebersohl). 
1830 Christian Stoner (age 40-50) lived in West Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with males ages 5-10 (son Christian would have been between 6 and 9 years old), 10-15, 15-20 (son Jacob Stoner) and females ages 0-5, 20-30 (daughter Nancy Stoner), and 40-50 (likely his wife Mary) . His father Abraham and sister Ann had died, but his mother and other siblings lived in Woodbury Twp in Bedford County. 
1830 Mary Ebersole died . Later, at the time of Christian's death, in West Providence, Bedford County, Christian was married to Margaret, and was associated with other persons with the name Lysinger. A likely candidate for his second wife is widow Margaret Lysinger, who also appeared in the 1830 census. 
1830 Widow Lysinger (age 30-40) lived in Providence Twp, Bedford County, Pennsylvania apparently with 5 girls and 3 boys. This was Margaret Lysinger, likely Christian's future wife. The 1850 census listed Christian living with wife Margaret and a girl age 11 with last name Lysinger in West Providence. Christian's probate papers were witnessed by a Nancy Lysinger in West Providence. 
1831 On 2 April, Christian Stoner of West Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, sold to Jacob Ebersole the tract of land in West Donegal Twp he had purchased in 1814. Christian Stoner was seen by the Lancaster County recorder of deeds on 2 April 1831. 
1831 About this time, based on the facts of the marriages of children Nancy and Jacob, Christian Stoner may have moved to Woodbury Twp, Bedford County where his siblings and mother were living.
1832 Daughter Nancy Stoner and John Rivir were married. A notice on Friday May 11 1932 reported: "On Thursday, the 12th inst. by Alexander W. Kenny, Esq. Mr. John Rivir to Miss Nancy Stoner, daughter of Mr. Christian Stoner, late of Lancaster County and now of Morrison's Cove." 
1833 A report announced the marriage of son Jacob Stoner to Mary Cowen of Bedford County, in Woodbury, Bedford County. 
1840 Christian Stoner (age 50-60) and female (age 50-60) lived in North Woodbury Twp, Bedford County, Pennsylvania with a male age 10-15 (son Christian Stoner?, who was age 36 in 1860) and age 20-30 (possibly son Christian Stoner who was age 29 in 1850) and female age 15-20. No plausible candidate for the female age 50-60 has been identified. Nearby was son-in-law John Rivir and daughter Nancy Stoner Rivir. Living in South Woodbury was the family of sister Barbara Stoner Bassler and of nephew Jacob Nichodemus, son of Christian's sister Ann. 
1840 Margaret Lysinger (age 40-50) lived in West Providence Twp, Bedford County with several younger persons, some under age 10. Several of the adjacent listings had the same names as in the 1830 listing for widow Lysinger, suggesting that this was the same household. 
1850 Christian Stoner (age 67) and Margaret (age 57) lived in West Providence, Bedford County, Pennsylvania with Christley Stoner (age 29) and Emma Lysinger (age 11). Christian and Christley were farmers and Christian's real estate is valued at $1000. Several of the adjacent listings had the same names as in the 1830 and 1840 listing for widow Lysinger, suggesting that Christian moved to widow Margaret Lysinger's home upon their marriage. 
1853 On 30 January, Christian Stoner died in West Providence, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. His probate was dated 30 January, 1853 with testimony of Ellen Calhoun, Nancy Lysinger, and Dr James Henry. Christian Stoner willed his property to be divided between his beloved wife Margaret and his son Christian. Letters were sent in February to Nancy River and Jacob Stoner of Noble County Indiana notifying them of probate proceedings to be held in March.  There is no record that Nancy or Jacob responded. Note that the ages listed for wife Margaret in the 1850 and 1860 censuses were inconsistent with the ages listed in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 censuses for Christian Stoner's wife (all suggesting birth between 1785-1790), suggesting that his first wife died.
1853 The probate record for Christian Stoner is transcribed below. Daughter Nancy Rivir was mentioned after the initial agreement:
Christian Stoner of Bedford County: Personally appeared before the registrar for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for said county Ellen Calhoun, Nancy Lysinger, Dr. James Henry who being duly sworn? Doth depose and say that they were with Christian Stoner shortly before his death in his own house in West Providence Township Bedford County Pennsylvania and were in the room of said Christian Stoner shortly before his death and while so present heard the said Christian Stoner state pronounce and declare what he pleased to be his last will and final distribution of his estate viz: that all his just debts and his funeral expenses should be paid and satisfied and secondly after such payment and subject thereto all the residue of his estate goods stocks chattels household furniture real estate and everything he possessed should be equally divided share and share alike between his beloved wife Margaret Stoner and his son Christian Stoner to whom he gave and devised the same.
Defendants also say that at the time of making such declaration he the said Christian Stoner was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief and that the foregoing is a true and correct statement of the will and wishes of him the said Christian Stoner as at that time expressed.
They further say that to the best of their recollection he died on the 30th day of January 1853.
Sworn and declared on this 8th day of March AD 1853 before me A Washalangh?
Signed: Ellen Calhoun (her X mark), Nancy Lysinger (her X mark), J Henry (signature)
Mr. Jacob Stoner Sir, (same letter as below to Mrs Nancy River)
Pennsylvania. Bedford County.
Mrs. Nancy River. Madam, you are hereby notified that the nonefrative? will of Christian Stoner of West Providence Township in said county was this day presented to the registrar for estates and that Tuesday the 8th day of March next is fixed for admitting said will to probate when and where you may make objections if you think proper.
Dated Feb 7th 1853. Bedford County. JD Hashabaugh Register for the probate of wills in said county do testify that the above are full and true copies of two notices deposited in the post office of Bedford the one directed? to Jacob Stoner and the other to Mrs Nancy River Nolflake? Post Office Noble County and state of Indiana on the 7th day of February AD 1853.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set My hand and affixed the seal of said office at Bedford March 9th AD 1853. D Washabaugh Reg.
1856 Son Christian Stoner married Miss Mary E Lysinger both of West Providence Twp, Bedford County, Pennsylvania on 1 June.
1860 Christian Stoner's widowed wife Margaret (age 63) and his son Christian, farmer (age 36), lived at Bloody Run post office in West Providence, Bedford County, Pennsylvania with Mary E. (age 23) and James Henry Stoner (age 1) and Mary A. Fzan? (age 8). Nearby listings included Pitman, W Weeks, Geo Baughman, and Zack Clark. 
1861 [Photocopy] West Providence Twp, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
The home of son Christian Stoner was shown on a map in the southeast part of West Providence Twp. Some of the nearby households included McDaniels, Morris, and Sparks, which were also in the 1840 census, and WL Weeks, Pitman, Geo Baughman, and Z Clark, which were in the 1860 census, near Margaret Lysinger's listing. 
One researcher has suggested that Christian Stoner, son of Abraham Stoner and Anna Kauffman, never moved to Bedford County and died in West Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, between 7 February and 7 April, 1861, based on the will of Christian Gintner Stiner, dated 7 February 1861 in West Donegal Twp, Lancaster County . We believe that the evidence does not support this possibility. The will names children Augustus Anthony, Frederic Gintner, Charles, and Dianna married to Jacob Holdeman, who shared the estate. Children Bernhart, Frederica, and Julianna received no share. Nephew Christian Gintner Steiner received 312 dollars, "being German money, the amount due to me in Germany and not forming part of my estate in the United States." Executor, Augustus Anthony Steiner. Signed Christian Gintner Stiner. Since Christian Stoner was a third generation American, it seems unlikely that he would have money due in Germany. None of the names of children had been or were later used in the Stoner family we are following. We are not aware of any nephew named Christian Gintner Steiner. We are not aware of any relative signing their name as Stiner. Another researcher identifies this Christian Steiner as born 12 April in Frankenhausen, Germany, and living in Newville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1860. [http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6893528/person/6027271416]
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