Monday, January 13, 2014
I had not worked on anything for a while. I was examining my husbands ancestors, his Bowser line to be exact. This line is from his paternal grandmother, Mary Sperl. Her mother was Olive Bowser and from ARMSTRONG COUNTY PA. I had a long search for Olive and had not done too much work on this line for about a year or so.
I decided to check them on my Ancesstry tree and found a lot of leaves and realized that I knew nothing about Baltzer/Balthasar Reinwald.
Seems that he belonged to a group called the Schwenkfelders who left Silesia, Germany in 1733 because of religious persecution and finally settled in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. I even found him on BALTZER REINWALD on Find a Grave. It has Anders as his last name, but searching as I might I believe that is not true.
I found two woman listed as his wife, one being Anna Anders and on a tree a woman Elizabeth Yeakel as his wife. This requires some searching on my part.
I still think his ancestors are more interesting than mine. This is an interesting thing to pursue . More on them later, but Baltzer appears to be his 6th great grandfather.
I have been unable to connect Baltzer and his family to the Bowser Family, still does not prove or disprove, I just need more information.