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
Indian. So we're typical American mutts, mostly of European descent. Our
Leroy's side is mostly German, with a little French and Danish thrown in.
They immigrated to this country between 1857 and 1887 and settled in St. Joseph,
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
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 the Bruce, 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 contact me and I'll send you 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 free
Here) to read. Click on hyperlinks below to view data: