I need help nailing down an ancestor. My great grandfather married in 1899 in PA a Caroline Elizabeth Hoover. The info on record puts his birth year around 1863 and his parents as Jacob and Magdalene/Magdaline. I see a Jacob and Magdaline in Wyoming county, NY in the 1880 census with several children but no Henry is listed. But if his 1863 birth year is correct, Henry was old enough to be out of his parent's home during 1880 to go work or pursue other endeavors. I have a mystery on my hands hunting down the correct Henry that is my ancestor because between Erie county, NY, Wyoming county, NY, and Clearfield county, PA there are a ton of Henry Bauer guys. Also complicating matters is the variations of spelling of the last name. I have a lot more info I can share but be prepared for a complicated and sordid story. What would really help is finding a DNA match to this line. I've completed an Ancestry DNA kit and so has my mother (this line is my mother's line). Please reach out so we can compare notes if this might be your family. Respond here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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