My brother-in law William Fish(deceased 1999) had a great-grandfather Abraham SOVEREIGN born 5 Aug 1854,Ontario,CAN. He married Etta Amenia(?)SHERMAN 22 Sept.1878. Etta was born 18 Feb. 1861 in Brush Creek,Fayette(?),Iowa. Abraham was the son of William SOVEREIGN and Sarah BEEMER. Sarah was born 14 Feb. 1835, near Lake Erie.William and Sarah had 11 children. Sarah had 5 brothers and 5 sisters. William's father John was born in New Jersey and founded Waterford, Ontario, where he died.He had gone to Canada as a sympathizer of the Tories. His father was David and David's father was Frederick,he settled in New Jersey before the Revolution. I think I wrote all this information from a family Bible which I think is still in my sister-in law's possesion. In my notes I wrote down the name of the book "Early Germans of New Jersey" by Chambers. Etta SHERMAN was born to William and Josephine SHERMAN. She was one of 12 children. William SHERMAN was the son of Elkman SHERMAN. Of course these are not my blood relatives but now I know why I jotted down all this information. I hope it is helpful to you. I would love to hear how it your research is going.