Jared Samuel Stoker

Male 1843 - 1912  (69 years)

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  • Name Jared Samuel Stoker 
    Born 19 Mar 1843  Bear Creek, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Dec 1912  Union, Union, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Union, Union, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I408  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2015 

    Father Michael S. Stoker,   b. 10 Feb 1805, , Ashe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1858, Trader's Point (now Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Martha McDaniel,   b. 24 Feb 1808, Raccoon Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1873, Trader's Point (now Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1829  , , Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie E. or Rasmine Dangaard or Damgaard or Gordon,   b. 3 Sep 1853, Binderup, Ålborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1936, , Baker, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1886  of, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Censuses:
      1850 US: District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 67b, household and family #62 [note judging from 1834 birth of Moroni, it would appear family was Mormon by that date by using a Book of Mormon name for the son]:
      Michael Stoker, 41, no occupation, NC.
      Martha, 39, Ohio.
      Gabriel, 21, laborer, Ohio.
      David, 18, Ohio.
      Maroni, 16, Ohio.
      Alexander, 13, Ohio.
      Michael, 10, Ill.
      Jared, 6, Ill.
      Joseph, 4, Ill.
      Rebecca, 2, Ill.

      1851 Iowa State: Pottawattamie County. FHL film 1022203. The entire state was counted but only Pottawattamie listed everyone by name in the household and their ages; other counties only listed the head of the household and a numerical count without names of the various ages by sex in the household. No date is given when the census was taken but it was certified in Dec. 1851; however, the other counties show a Sep 1851 date which also appears more likely for Pottawattamie as well in light of ages given some children with known birthdays in October. Census return:
      Stoker: Michael 46, Martha 44, Gabriel M. [male] 21, David N. 19, William M. 16, John A. 13, James M. 10, Jared 7, Joseph J. 4, Martha R. 2. [Note that the following related families are in this census and very close neighbors: Simeon P. Graybill, Michael/Polly Graybill with Polly's mother Catherine Eller Stoker, Eller/Margaret Stoker, Jacob/Catherine Stoker, Philip/Catherine Gatrost, David/Barbara Stoker, Edward/Sarah Davis, and William/Almira Stoker. Other relatives in same county but separated by several pages of census include the following families: Thomas/Hannah Pilling whose daughter Hannah, later marries William Lenore Graybill, Levi/Patience Graybill, John W./Sarah Stoker, Hannah Ford whose son Martin later marries Zibiah M. Stoker, and John/Sarah Smith.]

      1856 Iowa: (From Ancestry.com) Kane, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 28 of 63, 175/176 (family of Martin Ford is two doors away); also note the family has been residents of the state for 8 years:
      Michael Stoker, 51, NC, farmer. (Also includes some agricultural production figures.)
      Martha, 48, OH.
      Moroni, 21, OH, farmer.
      Alexander, 18, MO.
      M.J., 16, IL.
      Jared, 13, IL.
      J.J, 10, IL.
      Rebecca M., 7, IA.

      1860 US: Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 377, entry 562:
      Martha Stoker, 52, OH, farmer.
      William M. 25, OH, farmer.
      John A., 23, OH, farmhand.
      Michael, 19, IL, farmhand.
      Jared, 17, IL, farmhand.
      Joseph, 14, IL.
      Martha, 12, IL.

      1880 US: Can't find if in fact he was married. There is only one Jared Stoker nationally and he is in Calhoun Harrison County, Iowa, single, about 30 and living with an uncle, William McDaniel, which is in fact his mother's maiden name. The birthdate is off a bit but the similarity is too close to disregard. Census for Calhoun, Harrison, IA, p. 109B:
      Wm. McDaniel, 64, OH Sco Sco, farmer.
      Matilda Ratliff, other, KY, housekeeper.
      Stephen Vittito, 60 KY KY KY, farm laborer.
      Jared Stoker, nephew, single, 30, IL OH OH, farm laborer.
      Retta Butler, Gdau., 3m, IA IL unk.

      1900 US: Union, Union, Oregon, p. 32 of 35, 19 Jun 1900, 333/337:
      James Stoker, Mar 1843, 57, md. 14 years, IL, Unk Unk, day laborer. [This is Jared.]
      Minnie, wife, Sept 1853, 46, md. 14 years, 3 total children all living, Den Den Den. immigrated 1874 with 26 years in the US.
      Gertrude, dau., Dec 1888, 11, IA IL Den.
      George, son, Nov 1889, 10, IA IL Den.
      Harry, son, Apr 1891, 9, IA IL Den.

      1910 US: Precinct #1, Union, Oregon, p. 177b, dwelling 163, family 168:
      Jared S. Stoker, head, 67, married once 25 years, IL NC NC, farm laborer.
      Mine, wife, 56, m. once 26 years, Den Den Den, 4 total children with 3 living.
      Gertrude, E., dau., 24, single, IA IL Den, teacher.
      George W., son, 20, single, IA IL Den, farm laborer.
      Harry D., son, 18, single, IA IL Den, farm laborer.

      2. Judging from 1834 birth of brother Moroni, it would appear father's family was Mormon by that date by their use of a Book of Mormon name for the son.

      3. Three Children:
      A. Social Security Death Index:
      George Stoker, b. 9 Nov 1889, d. Sep 1975, last residence Baker City, Baker, OR, ssn 542-52-4363.
      Harry Stoker, b. 26 Apr 1891, d. Apr 1967, last residence Baker City, Baker, OR, ssn 543-10-5252.
      Gertrude Tulley, b. 28 Dec 1887, d. Sep 1985, last res. Eugene, Lane, OR, ssn 540-32-7148.
      B. Oregon Death Index on Ancestry.com:
      George Wil Stoker, b. Nov 1889, d. 22 Sep 1975 in Baker Co., OR, death cert. #75-13530.
      Harry D. Stoker, d. 6 Apr 1967 in Baker Co., death cert. 4741.
      Gertrude Elv Tulley, b. 28 Dec 1887, d. 20 Sep 1985, d. cert. 85-17247, Lane County, husband Harry.
      C. World Connect:
      Gertrude E. Stoker, b. 28 Dec 1887 in or near Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA., d. 20 Sep 1985 in Eugene, Lane, OR., m. 28 Dec 1910 in Union, Union, OR to Henry Melvin Tulley, b. 5 Feb 1883. Parents noted as Jared Stoker and Rasmine Daamgaard.
      D. Ordinance Index:
      George Stoker, b. 1890, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Bap. and End done 2001 and 2002.
      Harry D. Stoker, b. 26 Apr 1891, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Bap. and End done 2001 and 2002.

      1. Mentioned in the book "The Howard Leytham Stoker Von Dollen Family Histories, "FHL 929.273 H833a, by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, pp. 92, 93: "Michael Stoker, b. 10 Feb 1805, m. Martha Carr McDaniels... By noting where the children were born, one can trace the whereabouts of their journeys. By August of 1837, they were in Caldwell County, Missouri. They were at Trader's Point in Pottawattamie County, Iowa in January of 1849 and lived there the rest of their lives, Michael died on March 30, 1858 at the age of 53, and Martha died 15 years later. Trader's Point, an early Indian trading center, was south of Council Bluffs and across the river from Sarpy's Ferry. When the Missouri River changed its course, Trader's Point ended up on the Nebraska side. Michael Stoker's Journal: 'One of the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints... Jared Samuel Stoker was born March 19, 1843 on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m. At Bear Creek, Hancock County, Illinois. [Not in journal but in Doris' book;] Jared Samuel Stoker died Dec. 6, 1912, Union, Oregon."

      2. FHL film 702: "Journal of John Stoker, b. 1817; Journal starts November 1, 1869." John was the son of David Stoker and Barbara Graybill. Selected family related passages from his journal:
      P. 1: Nov. 1-4, 1869: The journal starts with John leaving as a 52 year old missionary with Jesse N. Perkins as a companion from Salt Lake City on the railroad to Omaha, NE. The railroad had just recently been completed so he details the progress of the transcontinental railway journey.
      P. 2: Saturday, Nov. 6, 1869: "Went to Bluff City with J.N. Perkins. Sunday 7th, spent the fore noon with Moroni Stoker - took dinner with him." [William Moroni Stoker, 1834-1929, was John's first cousin thru John's father's brother Michael S. Stoker, 1805-1858.]
      P. 3: "Monday 8th. Went up to Musketoe to see Simeon P. Graybill. Stayed all night. Tuesday 9th, took dinner with Aunt Margaret Stoker, Uncle Eller Stoker's widow, and returned to Aunt Martha's at Trading Point, Potawatamie Co., Iowa. Wednesday, 10th. Wrote a letter to Mr. Wm. Atkinson in Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah. Thursday 11th. Visited Wm. McDaniel in Harrison Co. 40 miles north. Friday 12th. Visited the grave of Zibiah Birdno [could also be Binders], my wife's mother. Saturday 13th. Returned to Aunt Martha's at Trader's Point. Sunday 14th. Spent the day with Aunt Martha's family. Monday 15th. Went to Bluff City to look for a letter but got none and returned to the Point. [Simeon Graybill, 1816-1889, was John's first cousin twice thru his father's sister Polly Stoker, 1792-1864, and thru his mother's brother Michael Peter Graybill. Eller Stoker, 1816-1855, was John's father's brother and married to Margaret Judd, 1822-1893. Aunt Martha was Martha Carr McDaniel, 1808-1873, wife of John's father's brother Michael S. Stoker, 1805-1858. William McDaniel, 1810-1885, is John's brother-in-law. John's Mother-in-law, Zibiah (McCarley) McDaniels, 1786-1860, apparently remarried a Mr. Birdno after her husband James McDaniel, 1762-1820, died.]
      Pp. 4-9: The journal details their departure from Council Bluffs area by various means including railroad, hack, steamboat, packet boat, hired horses, and on foot with luggage to "Leith Co. 5 miles north of Estillville," Virginia via many detailed waypoints including but not limited to DesMoines, Chicago, Cleveland, Wheeling VA, Burlington on the Ohio River, the "Big Sandy" on the line between Kentucky and Virginia, the "Pound Gap" summit of Cumberland Mountain, the "High Nob the highest point in Virginia." John details with whom they stayed and what hospitality they received. Along the way they see and preach the Gospel to many McLelland/McClelland relatives of his companion. In Leith Co., VA, on Monday, Dec. 13, 1869, he "wrote a letter home to my family and one to Ash[e] Co., North Carolina to David and Henry Graybill" which they mailed the next day from Estillville. [John's mother, Barbara Graybill, had two brothers - Henry, ca1780-ca1843, and David, 1794-1874 - who remained in Ashe Co. where she was born; however, Henry was dead by then but his "Uncle" David responds later on Jan. 22.]
      Pp. 10-17: They stayed in the area doing missionary work mainly among McClellands. He notes on Christmas day while staying with Samuel McClelland, they went to a meeting and heard a Dunkard preach. On Monday, Dec. 27th, John notes, "wrote a letter to my family also one to my sister-in-law Martha Stoker at Bluff City, Iowa. [Martha Carr (McDaniel) Stoker was whom he referred to as Aunt Martha previously in his journal since she was married to his father's brother Michael S. Stoker, but she was also a sister-in-law since she was the sister to John's wife Jane McDaniel.] John notes on Saturday, Jan. 8th, that he "went to the widow Quillins to inquire concerning the Wampler family." [I am unsure who the widow was, but John's maternal grandmother was Christina Wampler, 1753-1844.] On Tuesday, Jan. 11th, John notes, "Went to Patsy Daughterty's to inquire after my mother's relatives." On Thursday, Jan. 13th, he notes that he "went to Wm. Wampler's, took dinner." [I do not have either a Patsy Daughterty nor William Wampler in my database - they must be of a later generation than John's grandmother Christina Wampler.] He also notes on the same day that he received a letter from his son-in-law J. Tolman and daughter in Utah. On Saturday, Jan. 22nd, John notes, 'Received a letter from my son David Stoker, Davis Co., Utah dated Jan'y 1st, 1870, gave particulars of my son John Stoker's sickness but getting better. Also received a letter from my uncle David Graybill, Ashe Co., Jefferson, North Carolina." On Jan. 24th, he writes back to his uncle David Graybill.
      Pp. 18-24: Starting on Jan. 26th, 1870, the missionaries are on the move: first to Bristol (VA?), then thru Chattanooga, Nashville, Sparta, to Putnam Co., Tennessee where they did missionary work with the Perkins and Mayberry families who relatives of his companion, Jesse Perkins. On Sunday, Feb. 13th, 1870, John wrote letters to his son David Stoker in Davis Co., Utah and one to Aunt Martha Stoker and cousins in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. On the next day he went to Gainesboro where he received a letter from his son David Stoker. Beginning Feb. 16th, 1870, John proceeds by boat down the Cumberland to Nashville then to St. Louis via the Mississippi River from Cape "Jerido". On Feb. 23rd, took the from St. Louis to Trader's Point where again he sees Aunt Martha. He sends money to his companion in Decatur Co., Iowa to help him get to Council Bluffs. He also sends a letter to Utah asking his family for money for himself and his companion.
      Pp. 25-33: John arrives Feb. 26 and remains in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa until March 24 when he, Jesse Perkins who arrives March 9, and several other missionaries from the East Coast join up in Omaha for the trip home to Utah by railroad which he notes cost $50.75. Generally he is staying with his Aunt Martha. Some journal entries during that time period dealing with family follow: "Sat., Feb 26th, 1870: Went up to Musketoe Creek to Simeon Peter Graybill, my cousin. Stayed over night. Sunday, 27th. Went to Walker's Grove in Harrison Co. to Sidney R. Graybill, my cousin, with Moroni Stoker to see some sick cousins Michael and Elizabeth Graybill. [Sidney Rigdon, 1836-1893, Michael S., 1827-1910, and Elizabeth, 1833-1891, are siblings and all children of Polly Stoker, John's father'y 21st, 1870. Stayed overnight… Thursday 3d. Cousin Jared Stoker killed 2 turkeys, the 2 weighing 40 lbs. [John Alexander Stoker, 1837-1918, and Jared, 1843-1912, were first cousins and sons of Michael S. Stoker, brother of John's father David.] Stayed over… Tuesday 8th, being my birthday, age 53… Wednesday 9th… was weighed being 184 lbs… Friday 18th… went to Aaron Thomas, took dinner and spent the day with him and family. [Aaron Morris Thomas, 1833-1920, was married to John's first cousin, Elizabeth Jane Stoker, who was the daughter of John W. Stoker, a brother of John's father David.] Returned to Aunt Martha Stoker's… Saturday 19th… Sent a letter to Wm. Atkinson in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, heard from home by a letter wrote to John A. Stoker dated March the 12th, 1870. All was well… Thursday 24th… John A. Stoker and Joseph Stoker took me and Bro. Jesse N. Perkins to Omaha with a wagon. Rained before we got there. Joseph Stoker went over the River with us met about 30 of the missionaries at the St. Charles Hotel. [Joseph Jehiel Stoker, 1846-1921, was a brother of John Alexander and William Moroni Stoker.] Left Omaha at 6 p.m. on the Emigrant Cars for home…o note many other unrelated Stokers who he must have gleaned from books and other sources. He also notes some totally unrelated non-Stoker individuals with whom he evidently has some acquaintance. I have entered the pertinent data with each family in my database.

      3. FHL film 702: "Journal of John Stoker, b. 1817; Journal starts November 1, 1869." John was the son of David Stoker and Barbara Graybill. The first 35 pages detail his mission taken from Utah to Virginia and Tennessee through Council Bluffs, Iowa, which I have summarized and included with his notes in this database. Pp. 36-227, the balance of John's journal, are genealogical notations of family. Many pages are blank. Besides family, the journal also notes many other unrelated Stokers who were probably gleaned from books and other sources. It appears as if maybe his son David may have taken over the book later. Many entries are repetitive at different times. Pertinent data for this family or individual is quoted verbatim as follows on pages:
      106-107: Michael Stoker, born Feb. 10, 1805, North Carolina, married Martha McDaniel - father was James McDaniel, mother was Zibiah McCarley. Children:
      Gabriel McNeel Stoker, born Oct. 23, 1829, Jackson Co., Bloomfield, Ohio.
      David Newbury Stoker, born July 2, 1832, Bloomfield, Jac. Co., Ohio.
      John A. Stoker, born Aug 25, 1837, Colewill Co.
      Michael James Stoker, born May 23, 1840, Columbus, Ill.
      Jared Samuel, born Mar. 19, 1843 Hancock Co., Ill.
      Joseph J. Stoker, born April 20, 1845, Hancock Co., Ill.
      Martha Rebecca Stoker, born Jan. 1 1849 Potawatamie Co., Iowa, died Oct. 9, 1871.
      182-183: Martha Stoker, daughter of James McDaniel and Zibiah McCarly was born Feby 24th, 1808, Ohio, Galia Co., Raccoon Township.
      Gabriel McNeel Stoker, son of Michael Stoker and Martha McDaniel was born Oct. 23d, 1829, Jackson Co., Bloomfield Township, State of Ohio.
      David Newbury Stoker, son of Michael Stoker and Martha was born July 2d, 1832 Ohio, Jackson Co., Bloomfield Township.
      Wm. Moroni Stoker, son of Michael and Martha was born July 20th, 1834, Jackson Co., Bloomfield Township, State of Ohio.
      John A. Stoker, son of Michael and Martha was born Aug. 25, 1837, Missouri, Caldwell Co.
      Michael James Stoker, son of Michael and Martha was born May 23d, 1840, Columbus, Adams Co., Illinois.
      Jared Samuel Stoker, son of Michael and Martha was born March 19th, 1843 Illinois, Hancock Co.
      Joseph Johile Stoker, son of Michael and Martha was born April 26th, 1846, Illinois, Hancock Co.
      Martha Rebecca Stoker, daughter of Michael and Martha was born Jany 1st, 1849, Potawatamie Co, Kane Township, Iowa, Died Oct.19, 1871.

      1. Per father's journal entry quoted above in biography.

      2. From the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT. The following is a partial excerpt from the longer article entitled "The following were copied from small notebooks of John Welker in the possession of Mrs. Bertie Branch of Safford. Dates and historical and genealogical information appearing in the long narrow brown notebook of John Welker." (Note: I only include what pertains to my specific family history). Please see the notes of James Welker in this database for a fuller transcription; the following is only a portion dealing with this individual:
      "Jared Stoker was born in, Iowa on March 19, 1843 and died at Union, Oregon on December 5, 1912. (Could not read the name of the place in Iowa)"

      1. Per website www.heritagetrailpress.com/Death_Index which is the online Oregon Death Index. It notes: Jared S. Stoker, d. 8 Dec 1912 in Union Co. per certificate #3780. Entry in Doris Lewis's book cited above in biography and James Hook's cited below indicate 6 Dec 1912; however, I use the death certificate date.

      2. See birth comments above for John Welker's variant death date of 5 Dec 1912.

      1. Per Internet site ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/or/union/cemeteries/union-m-z.txt which is a listing of Stokers in the Union Cemetery of Union, Union, OR:
      Earl M., d. 1 Sep 1893.
      Minnie E., b. 1853, d. 1936, age 83.
      Michael J., 22 Jul 1922.
      Jared S., b. 1843, d. 7 Dec 1912, age 69.
      W.M., b. 1834, d. 1929, age 95.
      Cora, b. 1846, d. 19 Jul 1928, age 82.

      1. Mentioned in the FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, p. 87.

      2. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, p. 116.