I'm researching my Bauer ancestry line and am trying to verify information as I go. I have very little info to go on and links in various peoples' trees are unsubstantiated. I use that info as clues and try to hunt down my own verification but it's been difficult.
I come from Jacob Bauer b. 1830 in NY. According to info in his census records, he was born in NY but he lists his parents birthplaces as France and/or Germany (depending on the record). d. 1921 in NY. He spent some time in PA as well. He lived in a poorhouse in NY for some time.
There are several challenges; one being there are roughly 8 zillion Jacob Bauer men born around the same time with the same circle of familial names. Allegedly, Jacob's parents were Friedrich/Frederick Bauer and Magdalene Katherine (Karcher). Again, none of this is substantiated from a marriage record, immigration record, etc. If anyone has records, documents, or DNA matches to compare to help me piece this family together, I'd very much appreciate it.