Berl, Thanks for your prompt response, I have been a member here for more than twenty years and had many people who either never received my notes or who just didn't reply. Always glad for for someone who seems alive and responsive.
My earliest Bauer ancetror wrriveed in Fishtown in 1835 and we intermarried with local Potes (POTH) who date back to the early 1700's. If your fmilty settled in the Fishtown, Nortern Liberties area, perhaps we have other than Anders ties. I am a retired 91 year Lutheran Pastor. My father was pastor of St Luke's at 7th and Mongomery, and I served Faith Church in Fishtown