My ancestor, Samuel K Boyer, Sr (Boyer-2351) was born in 1809. He married into a well-documented family -- his wife was Margaretta Sanno of Carlisle, PA. (Sanno-3). I have not been able to find parents for Samuel. Zero, Zip, Nada! I thought for a while that the "K" middle initial might have been for a mother's maiden name, and there were possibilities among the Lutheran communities there. But then, I noticed that Samuel and Margaretta went to Philadelphia to get married (4 months after their first child, Samuel K Boyer, Jr was born), instead of getting married within the community (Margaretta's Uncle Fred was a minister). I began to think that there may have been a reason (besides a birth out of wedlock) that they went to Philadelphia. Could Samuel's parents have been an embarrassment to him? I found these intriguing articles about Jacob K Boyer from 1827 and wondered if he might have been the missing parent. The articles say that Jacob had a wife and children, but I could not find information about them. Anyone have any ideas of where I can go from here??