The Stier family is first found in Frederick County, Maryland. The progenitors in Maryland were Jacob Stier and his wife Barbara Muellerin. Jacob and Barbara were probably German, either immigrants themselves or descendants of the German Palatine settlers of Frederick County. Their children moved west and south. Those that stayed in Frederick County married descendants of old Maryland families--the "Anne Arundel Gentry"--such as Burgess, Chew, Carroll, Maccubbin, Mackelfresh, Dorsey, Hammond, etc. Later Stier descendants moved to Baltimore and Washington DC.
Stier land at Sugarloaf Mountain Littleworth
Unidentified Maryland Stier/Styer/Steir/Styer/Stire
David Mackelfresh, one of our early Maryland ancestors, was the Lord Mayor of Londontowne, on the South River in Anne Arundel County, now the site of archaeological excavation. See the Londontowne web site and Mackelfresh genealogy.
Earliest Land Holdings--Littleworth Tract