Do you happen to have any info regarding Pitchers that started out in Rhineback (or Rhinebeck?), Duchess County, New York and ended up in the central part of the lower peninsula in Michigan?
William Betzer ¡Ö1725 1800 Born Rhineback, Dutchess Co, NY Peter Pitcher 1750 1829 Born Rhineback, Dutchess Co, NY Jacob Pitcher 1796 Born Berne, New York Peter Pitcher 1831 1831 Born Berne, New York
The family name apparently started out as Bitzer, then changed to Betzer, then Pitcher. I'm curious to know what "Betzer" is supposed to mean, the country of origin, and why the name ever changed to Pitcher.