Larry, I was pleased to learn that someone had responded to my post. I am sorry I do not recognize the name you give however, I would love to learn where in Alsace did your family come from. The Maurer family I know about came from what was prior to 1746 was officially the "grafschaft Saarwerden (County Saarwerden) owned by the German Nassau Counts. A death in the noble family in Nassau in 1742 resulted in the countdom being divided between two different branches of the family. Eleven villages were given to Nassau-Weilburg and 33 other villages to Nassau-Saarbruecken. I have found Maurers in both Lorentzen and Keskastel. At some time soon after the French gained this area in 1793 they attached it to Bas-Rhin. Jacob Maurer was born in Keskastel in 1805 and at some time before December 1841 arrived with his family and possibly at the same time with his older brother an family and all settled in Franklin County, Ohio. A younger brother Michael reamined in Alsace with his wife and children. Their mother was born Fischer but her mother was Maria Magdalena REEB. The elder Jacob Maurer died and Maria Magdalena then married to a REEB herself, who was Georg Heinrich REEB. Michael then accompanied his mother and stepfather to the USA. His family evidently had been left in Ohio when he returned for the old couple. Since I first posted on the Maurer family in this formum I have found at least one descendant of Michael through his son Frederic who left Ohio and moved to Indiana then some of that branch into Illinois if I understand correctly. As you know Jacob moved to Allegheny County. Like his father he had also married a member of the Fischer family in Keskastel where they had one daughter and one son before coming to Ohio and from there to Pennsylvania. They ha one daughter Catherine who married William B. Juncker in 1851 in Columbus and they had at least four children in Pennsylvania. A son also named Jacob Maurer 1836 in France but I have no further record on him. A daughter Caroline married Louis J. Brecht in Allegheny County in 1865 and had at least four children there. A third daughter Amelia married Julius Beiler and had at least one son named Albert. Besides census records from both Franklin County, Ohio and Allegheny County, PA I also found information from a History of Alegheny County.
I am surprized there are no graves in the Jacob Maurer lots. I wonder if there may have been graves but never permanently marked with tombstones? I wonder if there is any way to check on this. I did hear from a young man who had read one of my posts on the Maurer family told me about seeing Maurer graves there and then sent me some photos of them but they apparently were a different family at least their calling names were different.