Hello-- I am working on my Brower/Brewer/Brouwer line from NJ to Berkeley Co., VA, Washington Co., PA, Adams Co., Ohio. My earliest proven ancestor is Hendrick Brower/Henry Brewer [Brower-1381]. There seems to have been a tremendous amount of research done and documented about him as well as DNA research. Traditional parents apparently Abraham Brouwer [Brouwer-784] and Mary Wilts [Wilts-9]. Some researchers think they (Abraham & Mary) are figments of someone's imagination. Proof of their existence certainly seems to be lacking. How can I establish the correct parentage for Hendrick Brower [Brower-1381]?
Thanks so much.