A connection to a founding father
While researching my grandmother Fern Belle (Mowrer) Green’s background, I found out that our first relative on that side, Herman Mauer came from Germany on a Palatine ship in 1749. By 1760 he had started a family and attended the United Church of Christ (Strayers) church in Dover, Pennsylvania which was started with a $100 donation from Benjamin Franklin. I am still trying to figure out exactly who the “strayers” were and what they believed. Also, since this is as far back as I can go on my grandmother’s side, I am inspired now to research my grandfather’s side (Green’s) who lived in Kentucky and were apparently from Ireland at some point.