I think that I too am a descendant of the Stephany line.
My lineage is as follows:
J. H. Kobriger (nee Stephany) (1935-)
Oscar John Stephany (1912-2000)
Michael Richard Stephany (1886-1933)
John P Stehany (1854-)
As you can see I don't have anything further past that but I'm not sure if our lines connect. If they do that would be wonderful to get some more information about further up the line. There isn't much information that I can find on Michal Richard Stephany and why he isolated himself from the rest of the family. He married Margaret Weinreis on 18 Oct 1910 (this is confirmed through Weinreis family history).
Thanks for any help that you may provide.