PRLog - June 30, 2010 - CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Camp Hill, PA - Sunbury Press, Inc. has published the book "The Relations of Isaac F Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Valley" by Lawrence Knorr. The book features local history and genealogy about this famous minister / artisan of the 19th century.
The Relations of Isaac F Stiely: Minister of the Mahantongo Valley
Available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/
About the book:
The Reverend Isaac Faust Stiely (or Stiehly) (1800-1869) lived most of his life in the Mahantongo Valley at the convergence of Schuylkill, Northumberland and Dauphin Counties. He was born in Berks County, near Reading, and was a congregant at Hain's church near Wernersville. He became the pastor for a number of young families that emigrated from Berks to settle in the Mahantongo Valley. They helped to establish the Reformed Church at Rough and Ready, also known as Herb's or Salem Church. The family most closely tied to the Stiely's were the Knorr's. Isaac married Anna Knorr and settled on the lands of his father-in-law, Peter Knorr.
Author/researcher Lawrence Knorr provides background on the Knorr lands and the Stiely's assimilation. The Stiely mills are detailed along with many vintage maps and photographs. Nearly a thousand relations of Isaac and Anna are also detailed. This book is 386 pages, indexed.
About the author:
Lawrence Knorr, born 1964, is an amateur genealogist with deep roots in the Pennsylvania Dutch Region. Lawrence's "real" jobs are as Director of Information Systems for Giant Food Stores, LLC of Carlisle, PA and as an adjunct professor at Harrisburg University, Harrisburg, PA. Lawrence holds a Bachelor's degree in Business/Economics (History Minor) from Wilson College and a Masters of Business Administration from Penn State. He is also a Certified Computer Professional and Project Management Professional. Lawrence lives with his wife Tammi and has two daughters.
Lawrence has been involved in genealogical research for fifteen years, and is or has been a member of several related organizations:
National Genealogical Society
Pennsylvania German Society
Berks County Genealogical Society
Pennsylvania Heritage Society
Palatines to America - Pennsylvania Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution
Mahanoy and Mahantango Historical and Preservation Society
Derry Township Historical Society
Manheim Historical Society
Adams County Historical Society
Other recently (or soon to be) published works by Lawrence include:
71 Years of Marriage: The Ancestors, Descendents and Relations of George and Alice Knorr of Reading, PA (2002)
The Shellems of Philadelphia (2003)
The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey (2004, 2005, 2008)
The Descendants of Hans Peter Knorr (2007)
A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush: The Journal and Letters of David Baer Hackman (2008, 2010)
The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower: His Pennsylvania German Roots (2010)
General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations (2010)
Other books by Lawrence Knorr at Amazon.com:
For more information, please see: http://www.sunburypress.com
Publication Date: May 14 2010
ISBN/EAN13: 1452837473 / 9781452837475
Page Count: 386
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 8" x 10"
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Reference / Genealogy / Pennsylvania History
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