Re: Eve (SHAFFER) MOHNEY remd. __ PROCIOUS!
Thank you for an explanation of why my ancestors might have changed their names from Brosius to Procious, and why others changed the spelling in other ways.
Regarding your Eve, my ancestor Abraham Brosius b. 1761 or so in Tulphocken, Berks, Pa., d. 1844 Upper Mahanoy Twp, Northumberland, Pa, was married to a Maria Catherine Schneider (perhaps related to your Margaretha Elisabetha Schneider?), b. 1751 or so, m. 1788 Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchburg, Berks Co., PA, d. 1816.
They had a son named Peter Brosius b. 1805 Germany, d. 1849 or so. Peter was the brother of my ancestor John Nicholas Brosius who changed his family's name to Procious after 1820.