1824 Oct 25: Born in Volhynia (Ukraine) to Christian and Katharina Mündelheim Stucky. (1)
1849: Jacob Stucky marries
Anna Waltner. (1)
Eight children grew to maturity.
1851 May 29: Jacob is elected to the Mennonite ministry. (1)
1861: A Mennonite congregation moves from
Eduardsdorf (Poutchy) to the area of Kotosufka and
1862 Sep 29: Jacob is ordained as Elder. (1)
A church is built between Kotosufka and Neumanufka, and it is served
by Elder Jacob Stucky. (2)
?? What to say about deteriorating living conditions in Volhynia?
-- dg 2012 May 12
1874: Anna Waltner dies shortly before the Aug 6 emigration. (1)
1874 Aug 6: With encouragement by the Santa Fe Railroad and the
assistance of Jacob Goering, Jacob leads his congregation of 73
families from Kotosufka to America, where they found
the Hopefield Mennonite Church near Moundridge, KS. (1)
1874 Sep-Oct: The Santa Fe brings the immigrants to Peabody, KS,
where they stay in temporary quarters while the men leave on foot to
find land suitable for settlement.
Jacob Stucky (1)
While the men are away, many of the children became sick and about a
dozen die. These Hopefield Children are buried on the farm of
Henry Hornberger, and today, that burial ground is
contained within the Catlin Community Cemetery.
1879 May 2: Jacob Stucky marries
Barbara Kaufmann Voran. (1)
1893 Apr 24: Jacob Stucky dies; buried
Hopefield Mennonite Church cemetery,