My Maurer (Mowrer) line intermarried a lot with the Breiner or Briners in Wayne Co. Ohio in the early 1800s, maybe 1820s to 1850s or so. I suspect my Maurers/Mowrers may have lived on Breiner/Briner land in the western part of Wayne Twp., Wayne Co., near the Chester Twp. line, and this Breiner land belonged to a Frederick Briner, if I recall correctly (from 1826 or so to 1830s or so). Two or three of my Christian Maurer/Mowrer's children married Breiners.
From about 1902 to roughly 1916 the Mowrers and Breiners or Briners of Wayne Co. held joint family reunions, or should I say they did until 1908 or 1909 or so, when the Breiners withdrew from the reunions. I would love to correspond with Breiner descendants and find out genealogical information, and why the Breiners withdrew from the reunions...were the Mowrers hogging the black raspberry pie? (attempted humor).
Michael S. Mowrer
An American from Washington state living in Wiesloch, Germany (south of Heidelberg) who grows raspberries and loves blackberry pie.
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