Bob, I'm sure you're familiar with Michael BRAUCHER whom most of the BRAUCHER/BROUGHER lines go back to. One thing that has always been a mystery to me is the records of the Weisenberg Church in Northampton/Lehigh Co., PA. There is a list of the early church leaders and officers. It lists Michael BRAUCHER in one column and Johann Jurg BRAUCHER in another. He is not Michael's son. These men mentioned were deacons and elders. Plus, Michael didn't have a son named Johann Jurg. There has always been a rumor among the Stark Co., OH BRAUCHERs that the first BRAUCHER to arrive in America was named John. Two brothers came from PA to Stark Co. ca 1810-1820. They are descended from Michael BRAUCHER. Then, around 1825 another BRAUCHER showed up and I have never been able to trace that line back. I'm sure all of this info just adds to your confusion but, there you go!