The Beers, Daniel and Frederick, were actually BIERER in our county records. They purchased property in Rockford Illinois in 1840s. Daniel Bierer was born Aug 6 1806 in Northampton Co, PA. Daniel was left an orphan and lived with an uncle. As a young man he went to New York, was married and came to Illinois in 1836. Daniels wife was Mary M Herrick born Nov 30, 1812 in Batavia NY. She was the daughter of Luther and Mary (Johnson) Herrick. Daniel and wife traveled to Winnebago Co. with the Samuel Gregory family. We also had a David Bierer here who was the son of Everhart Bierer.