Dear L. D. Rinier, The reason I didn't mention the slight difference in Rinier, Reiner name is because Reiner is my married name. Brewer and Reiner are not connected. My husband's family all live in PA. They came to America from Germany in 1850. We do alot of searching for Reiners also, I will keep my eyes open for any Riniers and let you know if I find any. Good luck in your searching, I know it can get a little disturbing at times.