Hi jc and thanks for the information. The Frederick SOWERS I referred to was b. 18 March 1799 in Frederick MD, son of Jacob SOWERS (1771-1843) and Catherine FRIESS (b. 1774) both from Woodsboro in Frederick Co. MD.
My records have Frederick married to Elizabeth BEECHER but no parents known, b. 1794 d. 1832 They had 2 children, Eli b. 1825 and Isaac b. 1827. Isaac is my GG Grandfather.
A year after Elizabeth died, Frederick remarried to Mary A. BREWER and they had 2 children: Peter b. 1834 and Samuel b. 1835
Given that Samuel BEECHER and Maria Barbara WINTEROTH were both from Frederick Co. MD this makes them likely candidates as parents of Elizabeth, but nowhere can I find any trace of her being married to Frederick SOWERS