We have a little family mystery that I'm hoping someone can help us with. There was a story in our family that my great great grandfather Samuel H Burd might really have been an Ammerman. The story is that his father died, his mother remarried a Burd, and the kids changed their names to Burd. I've been researching him to find out what the truth is. All I know is that Samuel H Burd (of Clinton, Porter, PA and born May 1856) appears in 1880. There is no census listing on him prior to that. BUT there is one in 1870 for a Samuel H Ammerman of the same age. His father is listed as Peter Ammerman (Born 1818). I was just wondering if anyone has any information that could help us.