My mothers maiden name was Pauline Pater. Her father was Paul
Pater,son of J.Henry, born in Hamilton, Ohio, Butler County.
My g-g-great grandfather was:
> > B.H. (Bernard Henry) Pater , who died in Merzen in 1838.
> > He is listed on an old family tree as being from "Hanover".
> > He was a tanner, shoemaker.
> > His wife, was Elizabeth (Gebbe) Pater.
> > BH and Elizabeth Pater's children were:
> > Gerhard (1826-1871)
> > Mary Adelheid (1830-1912)
> > J.Henry(1832-1903)....My direct line
> > B.H. Pater, JR (1836-1919)
> >J .Henry and Mary came to Hamilton, Butler County ,Ohio in the 1840's.
> >Gerhard, B.H. JR, and their mother Elizabeth came to Hamilton, Ohio in the1850's
> > They were Catholic and BH Sr. and all the children , as far as we know, were born in Merzen, a little north of Osnabruck. (Not far from the border of the Netherlands.)
> >Let me know if you still have questions. Thanks,