1. My family was from Germantown, Pennsylvania and moved to the Shenandoah Valley in the 1780's. As I have researched the family, there are several german families (DeHaven, Orndorff, Himelright, Brill, etc.) that were members of the Dutch Reformed Church. I think they made a decision to move as a group into that area.
2. One of my great grandmothers was Liesbiet Schipbauer. I am thinking the name was shortened to Bauer in America.