Re: Masear/Maser Switerland/IA
My great great grandfather was Jacob Fredrick Maser, born April 22, 1804, who married Rachel Hedrick from North Carolina. He originally came here with his brother i'm told by my uncle from Hesse-Darmstat Germany and settled in Berks County Pennsylvania before moving to Illinois. In Illinois they possibly settled in or around Rochester where they both took an apprenticeship in blacksmithing. He died on April 25, 1849 and is burried in Sand Hill Cemetery in Mt. Carmel Illinois.
My question to you is do you know where in Illinois that your reletive, John Maser, settled and was he or could he have been at one time a blacksmith? The date of birth seems like quite a streach that he could have been my 2Great grandfathers brother but you never know. Future generations of the family changed the spelling to Macer and lived in and around Allendale Illinois where my mother was born and raised. Let me know.