|Posted By:||Charles Pitcher|
|Subject:||Re: Info Request - PITCHER BOOK by GRACE PITCHER|
|Post Date:||May 30, 2007 at 22:34:22|
|Forum:||Pitcher Family Genealogy Forum|
Do you happen to have any info regarding Pitchers that started out in Rhineback (or Rhinebeck?), Duchess County, New York and ended up in the central part of the lower peninsula in Michigan?
William Betzer ¡Ö1725 1800 Born Rhineback, Dutchess Co, NY
Peter Pitcher 1750 1829 Born Rhineback, Dutchess Co, NY
Jacob Pitcher 1796 Born Berne, New York
Peter Pitcher 1831 1831 Born Berne, New York
The family name apparently started out as Bitzer, then changed to Betzer, then Pitcher. I'm curious to know what "Betzer" is supposed to mean, the country of origin, and why the name ever changed to Pitcher.
Thanks for whatever info you may have.