JOHN STERNER Jr. Other than the petition dated January 6th 1794 just mentioned, we know little about John Jr. - neither the date of his birth nor that of his death - except by de- duction. We have seen that the extent of his recorded militia service in the Revolution was 19 days served in 1782 as a Drummer and Fifer in Captain Glader's Company with his father. From that we may infer that in that year he was quite young, probably less than 18 since drummer boys were notoriously young. Nor do we know whom nor when he married but if Uncle Henry is right about the two Johns he must have had at least one son and he was named after his Uncle Abraham, John Jr's son. It is irritating for if I had the time and the money I could probably clear this up in a day or so by going up there and studying the records which must be on file in Allentown. Not that it really matters too much. Fortunately, thanks to Uncle Henry, we know much more about the next generation although, in this case, it is more about his grandmother Elizabeth than Abraham who, by the time Uncle Henry appeared on the scene, was only a distant memory. So now let's get on with it and see what can be told about the next line, Abraham Sterner 19
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