Hello Mary and all Gatters, I just read your posting and had to respond. I was recently in touch with Peer Gatter and am forwarding information I have that traces our lineage in America back to a Samuel Gatter who apparently died in a hotel fire in Boston in 1793. I have that lineage traced down through John, Robert, and Lachlan Stewart Gatter all of New York. Lachlan, who I never met since he died the year before I was born, was my grandfather. His son George, born of Lachlan's first marriage to Helena Kern, is my father. I have often wondered about Lachlan's daughters from his marriage to Julia who I know grew up in Montauk, NY. I would love to hear from any or all of you. Please contact me at BGATTER@AOL.COM. My name is Brian Gatter. I'm a Landscape Architect in San Francisco. I'll put the information I have into an electronic format soon so I can post it on this site. I look forward to hearing from you!