Johan Anderson från Strängnäs
Stålkofta (1646 -Swedish)
Stalcop, Stallcop (1664- Eng)
Larry Spencer Stallcup
2012 Stalcop Family GATHERING is in the books. In spite of some last
minute changes and the hot weather it came off very well. We had
planned to have a country band to perform for us but problems arose
at the last minute so they could not appear. We replaced them with a
series of well received stories narrated from the SHORT & TALL TALES
of the STALCOP FAMILY COLLECTION. As usual everyone enjoyed lunch.
Stallcup Violette made two new display panels for us. One featured
an often requested series of photos of various family groups.
Included were several large groups from previous GATHERINGS. There
were also smaller groups such as sister-in-laws groups and
individual family groups. Some were wedding parties and Easter
assemblies. One showed the Queens Honor Guard for the arrival of
the Governor during the dedication of the New Sweden Centre
panel featured photos of Stalcop Family memorials. Most are
tombstones but several were unconventional memorials such as the
Swedish and American toasting cups made from silver coins. The
Swedish Cup dates from 1720. Both cups are passed down by direct
inheritance. The Swedish cup via the female line (no Stalcops in
Sweden) and the American cup via the male (Stalcop named) line.
Central to the memorial panel is a photo of the Holy Trinity (Old
Swedes) Churchyard. This church played a big part in the early
family history spanning about five generations. It is a National
Historical Site and still has an ongoing active congregation. It
opened its doors in 1699. One of the early family members was the
official Bell Ringer. Many current family members have had the
pleasure of pulling the rope to ring the bell.
Change is in the air. This is the first
attempt to pass the word about the GATHERINGS along by e-Mail
messages. We collected e-Mail addresses from as many family
members as we could before and during the Gathering. PASS THE
WORD. Encourage your Stalcop relatives to send us an e-Mail note
so that we may add them to the mailing list.
PASS THE WORD ABOUT ATTENDING
THE STALCOP GATHERINGS
* * * ITS TIME * * *
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE NEXT
Hughes Branch Road, Bryson City,
Swain County, NC
JULY, 10 AM until . .
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
to share great
times with your cousins.
to hear and
tell us your Family Tales.
to swap all
sorts of your secret numbers.
of the Smoky Mountains.
to share good
food and fun together.
Larry Spencer Stallcup
1436 Lakeview Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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