The Stock Family
Front row seated: Jane, Mike, Mary (Mom), Lisa, Tom
Back row: Dan, Amy, Leroy (Dad), John, Ellen
Here's our crew. This picture was taken in
Overland Park, KS in August 1995, the year before Mom died. The kids range
in age from 40 (Mike) to 30 (Amy), and Dad was still a year away from retirement.
Stock Family History
Our family ancestry is German,
Irish, Scottish, English, French, Danish, and even a dab of Jewish and American
we're typical American mutts, mostly of European descent. Our father
is mostly German, with a little French and Danish thrown in. They
immigrated to this country between 1857 and 1885 and settled in St. Joseph,
Mother Mary's side has been in this country a bit longer. Her great
grandparents on her mother's side were born in Ireland and immigrated here
around 1850 and settled in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father has ancestors
that came from England and Scotland, and some of them have been in this country
since the late 17th century. They settled in New Jersey and Virginia, but migrated a
little farther west with each generation, finally settling in St. Louis just
prior to the Civil War.
All were Catholic with the exception of our grandfather, Larry Hoge. He
had to convert to Catholicism in order to marry Ellen Behan. The men in
our family have fought in Korea, WWII, WWI, the Civil War (mostly for the
North), the War of 1812 and the Revolutionary War.
East and West Missouri met when Leroy Stock moved to Conception, Missouri in
1950 and met Mary Hoge. They were married in 1954, and eventually found
their way to Kansas City where my brothers and sisters and I grew up.
Here are our family names: Stock, Stumpf,
Feederle, Geiger, Hoge, Pilcher, Behan, Hewitt.
I've traced most back to the middle 19th century. A couple of the Hoge and
Pilcher lines can be traced back to 13th century and Robert II, King of
Scotland. Unfortunately for us it is along female lines, so we can't claim
title to any Scottish castles... that is probably why our folks found their way
to this country.
I've put together pedigree charts
for both sides of our family, and a Family Group Sheet. If you are really interested you can
download the Gedcom file containing all the research I've done to date.
I'll try and update it each month. Pedigree charts and group sheet require Adobe Reader
and are suitable for printing. The Gedcom file requires a genealogy program
such as Family Tree Maker or Personal Ancestral File (available
Here) to read. Click on hyperlinks below to view data: