In 2006, I set up a Blocker / Blocher DNA project at FAMILY TREE DNA, which is now found here:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Blocker-Blocher-Plocher/...
We have achieved the main goal of this project: to prove or disprove that the BlocKer family of America descends from the BlocHer family in Germany.
We had been at a brick-wall for a hundred years on this issue, trying to find the illusive immigrant, or merely determine which country the Blockers here come from.
As to the BlocKers in America, we still believe that the first Michael Blocker (circa 1735 N. Carolina) was deliberately mis-listed as "Michael Blesser" who came over on the Ship Alexander and Anne, William Clymer, Master. September 5, 1730, into the port of Philadelphia.
There are numerous arguments that have led to this theory, so that we now believe this "Michael Blesser" to really be Michael Blocher, son of Georg Blocher and Maria Kapler, or at least from their basic Blocher family, and descended from Georg's ancestors somewhere. (This would include the Blocher/Wegengast marriage) You can check out the notes for who we are calling "Michael I" compiled here:http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...
and here for Michael II:http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...
We have now PROVEN with DNA that the BlocKer family in America - is closely related to the BlocHer families descended from both
1. Mathias BlocHer http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...
2. Martin BlocHerhttp://genforum.genealogy.com/blocher/messages/21.html
If you wish to join our dna comparison in the Blocker / Blocher family project, please do so soon, and let us know what your line is - as far back as possible. ANY info and of course a DNA connection will greatly add to the dimension of our final goal - to determine our common ancestors in Germany, and the migrations of the various branches.