According to the Internet Surname Database, the Stiker surname has not been researched. Bummer. A general Google search for “Stiker surname origins” yielded no legitimate results either. My money is on German origins, but I could be wrong. Perhaps from the German/French border area?
Surname in my Tree
My closest Crowe ancestor is my great grandmother, Lucile Francis Stiker (1900-1969). Her father was Eugene Francis Stiker (1869-1935) and his father was Gustave Justin Stiker (abt 1840-1923).
According to census records, Gustave Justin Stiker was born in France, as were his (as yet unknown) parents. He supposedly immigrated to the United States in either 1838 or 1840, depending on which census record you believe. Immigration and/or naturalization records have not yet been located, but it’s on my list. Justin married Louisa Canet (abt. 1840-abt. 1880) sometime prior to 1862, and I’m not sure whether they were married before or after immigrating to the U.S. A marriage record has also not been located. The couple settled in Evansville and remained for the rest of their lives. They had 5 children: Lucy, Lushes (Lucius?), Eugene Francis, Lillian, Frank, and John J. Louisa died between 1880 and 1885, and Justin married Emily Long in 1885. Justin died on October 4, 1912, as evidenced by his death notice and funeral notice.
I’ve been a little lax on my research on this family. I need to revisit the information I have, particularly for Justin, and create a research plan. Obviously, a marriage record for Justin and Louisa needs to be located, as well as immigration/naturalization records, if any exist, and pretty much everything for Louisa needs to be found.
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