To try to convince my wife to travel to Germany, I decided to steal shamelessly from many internet sources to find the place where her Strader ancestors lived (or some probable place, whatever)Here follows what I found:
Josiah, b. 8SEP1830, son of John C. and Catherine Harvey Strader who married 1828. Other children: Elizabeth, b.23JAN1829 m. Forrest Farley; Sarah, b.9JUN 1833, m. ...Kirk; Mary Abrosel, b. 1833; Jane, b.1835, m. ...Rogers; Catherine, b.1836, m. ...Kirk.
Adam Strader M Mary Strater 3DEC1799(born 1779,dau Henry Stroder or Johanes Stratter)(cousin?) had only one known child: John C. Strader
Henry Strader (possibly) M Catherine Holstein 31MAY1773.Children:Henry, b. 1774; Adam, b.1775; Daniel, b.1778;Katy, b. 1784, m.john Hall;Female, b.1784;Male b. 1784-90; Female, b.1790-1800.
Johann Heinrich Straeter, Christened 7SEP1717 Evangelisch, Flierich, Westfalen, Preussen (possibly)M Maria Elisabet Supenkamp (Christened 8MAR1743, Evangelisch, Flierich, Westfalen, Preussen.Arrived in Phila. USA 1749 and in NC soon thereafter. Children:Henry, b.1750 NC;Jacob, b.1752;Anna Margaret, b.1754;George, b.1754 Guilford, NC; John, b.1758 Orange, NC; Catherine, b.1760 NC, m. Jacob Holstein Granville Co. NC
Johann Heinrich Strader, Christened 7SEP1687 Evangelisch, Flierich, Westfalen, Preussen.
She still hangs back.The Straders left beautiful Germany at the end of the Thirty Years War wherein Germans fought Germans AND brought in Spaniards, French, Danes, Poles, Sweeds and who knows what else.