In the 1850 Census for Longswamp Twp.,Berks Co., there is a Reuben Howerter age 36, occupation Cigar Maker.His wife Anna is 37. Their children are Esther A. age 12; Judith age 11;Angelina age 10; Sarah A. age 10; and Reuben age 2???. There is also a Samuel Rauch living with them.
Reuben Howerter (married to Anna Fritch), was born December 14, 1812; died June 27, 1887. He was the son of Heinrich Howerter (1768-1838) and Barbara Bastress (1773-1831).
Heinrich Howerter was the son of John Adam Howerter (1742-1819) and Catharine Krohn (1743-1819).
John Adam was the son of Johan Valentine H.and Anna Christina Huttenmeyer.
Johan Valentine was the son of Johan Heinrich H. and Anna Maria.
Howerter/Howarter/Hochwaerter/Hochwerder/etc.!!!many many more spellings!