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From: Wayne Lucore <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Baer/Bear & Graff/Groff Brethren
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 15:01:20 -0700 (PDT)
In The Groff Book, Vol 2 - Jane Evans Best lists countless members of the Bar/Baer/Bear/Beer families and some of their background as well as Graff/Groff/Grove families.
In her notes she indicates she previously has published several articles for PMH including "A Bear Saga: Lancaster Co. & beyond" and "European Roots of the Bear Families of Lancaster Co", which publications I have never seen..
Janes Evans Best, is she is still available, may be the best researcher to ask about the persons listed below.
Dwayne Wrightsman <> wrote:
The record of baptisms of the Conestoga Brethren include, among many others,
Jacob Baer/Bear - 1742
Henry Baer/Bear and Wife - 1743
Anna Baer/Bear - 1747
Veronica/Fronica/Freny Graff/Groff - 1750
Hannes/John Graff/Groff - 1754
Madeline Baer - 1763
First question: Does anyone know about one or more of the above
Second question: Were they possibly from the early Swiss Mennonite
Baer/Bear and Graff/Groff families that intermarried and lived in Earl
Township, Lancaster County?