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BOWSER, Les STEEVES FAMILY STIEF, Heinrich Search for Heinrich Stief : A Genealogist on the Loose
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:1551093758
BOWSER, Les. The Search for Heinrich Stief : A Genealogist on the Loose. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (2001). First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-xiv,1-274. Illustrated. 8vo, brown card covers.
A history / genealogy of the Steeves family of New Brunswick.
"How did an undistinguished German farmer more than 250 years ago become the father of an extended new-world family? And how did one of his descendants, many years later, discover a vital part of the family history? Heinrich and Regina Stief left their homeland in 1748 and settled in Pennsylvania. From there, they and a band of fellow settlers migrated to the rough terrain around New Brunswick's Petticodiac River. Faced with starvation, frigid winters, and abandonment by their sponsors - among them Benjamin Franklin - the settlers defied the odds by not only surviving but prospering. Steeves descendants now number upwards of 150,000 worldwide." - from rear cover.
1. Heinrich Stief : The Legend;
3. Dancing Up a Terrible Storm;
4. A Flamboyant Speculator;
5. Searching for Ancestors;
6. "A Herd of Hogs";
7. Charles Jones, his Mark;
8.Bedbunts and Faggathies, Candlesticks and Chocolate ;
9. A Crisis over Stamps; 10. A Loyal Englishman;
11. Into a Dungeon of Fog;
12. "Nova Scosha or sum such place";
13. A Chance Discovery;
14. Across the Pond;
15. A Hidden History;
16. A Castle in the Sky;
17. In the Neckar Valley;
18. A Travelling Shoemaker;
19. Stief from Schlaitdorf;
20. In America;
21. A Walk on an Old Hill;
22. A Mistaken Signature;
23. Journey to Another World.
With notes, bibliography and index.
Very good. 30.00
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