My name is Gary Fawver and I live in Newberg, Oregon. My family settled in and around Freeport, Illinois in the early 1800s. I have traced the Fawver name on our side of the family back to PA with Thomas Fawver. He died in 1888.
You mention in your post of 2005 that your part of the family settled in VA. I think my part of the family went from PA to Illinois.
Your post was informative to me and gives me hope that I can trace my roots back to Germany.