|Posted By:||Norma Dowd|
|Subject:||Re: Steinacker & Stalnaker|
|Post Date:||August 24, 2002 at 18:57:00|
|Forum:||Steinacker Family Genealogy Forum|
The following is a quote from "Captain Samuel Stalnaker: Colonial Soldier and Early Pioneer and Some of His Descendants". Written by Leo Stalnaker in 1939. I found it in the Library of Congress.
He got his quote from "The Stalnaker Family" by Mrs. Boyd Wees in the Randolph Enterprise, Aug. 25, 1932.
The Stalnaker family of America has its origin, according to German Philologists, in the Steinacker family of Germany which was anciently seated in Westphalia, Pomerania, and Silesia. Riestrap, in his Armore General, states that they were nobles of the Empire in the year 1637 and created Barons in 1730. The coat of arms, borne by the various branches of this noble old house, with the motto “Frsch-Gewagedt – 1st Halb Gewonnen” (Boldly ventured is half won), is as follows:
D’asure une chamois au nat; coll de gu, tenant de ses pattes une epee d’argent; garnie d’or en pal; le chamois rampant, contre un rocher de gu; mouv du flanc dextre; let tout soutenu d’une terrasse de sin. Cq-Cour. C. Le Chomis iss, L.D’or et d’azure.
According to the early tradition of the Stalnaker family, four Stalnaker brothers came from Holland and settled at Charleston, South Carolina, among the first settlers there. Later they were driven away by Indians and scattered, and one or more of the brothers went North to Virginia and perhaps as far as Pennsylvania.