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MOST REV. JAMES ROOSEVELT BAYLEY, D.D., Consecrated Bishop of Newark, October 30, 1853; Archbishop of Baltimore,
July 30, 1872; died October 3, 1877.
A MEMOIR OF
PROF. SAMUEL STEMAN HALDEMAN, LL. D.
BY (HIS NEPHEW) HORACE L. HALDEMAN.
With an Appendix by Francis X. Reuss.
SAMUEL STEMAN HALDEMAN was the eldest son of HENRY HALDEMAN (1787–1849). Before giving a sketch of his life we desire to correct an unauthorized change made in the orthography of his middle name, which, unfortunately, is not only given incorrectly in the biographical sketches and memoirs written of him, but on his tombstone as well ; i.e., it is given as Stehman—there being no authority for the addition of the superfluous h. He was named for his grandfather, SAMUEL STEMAN, who never used the h; nor did Professor Haldeman's mother. In early life, Professor Haldeman, in signing legal documents of value, always wrote his name in full, every letter almost perfect-SAMUEL STEMAN HALDEMAN. Each one of these assertions we have carefully proven by the original signatures and legal documents. We also discovered, in our investigations, that the addition of the h by all or any STEMAN, irrespective of this immediate family, is an innovation of comparatively recent date, and we have obtained admissions of this fact from all of that name whose attention we have called to the matter, a fact which is easily proven by an examination of the Lancaster County court records. Early in the last century, the name was sometimes written Stamy and Stemmy, but never with an h in any instance.