Maria Baer was baptized in 1726 in Germany, the first child of her father's third wife Elizabeth Abeckley. She presumably came to Pennsylvania in 1743 as part of her father's family. She married Peter Steckel and died in 1801 in Allentown.
↑Irwins of PA and IA cites Jane Evans Best, "Bär Families of Ottenbach, Switzerland, and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania," in Mennonite Family History, vol. 9 (Apr. 1990), pp. 48-57.
Thank you to John Schmeeckle for creating WikiTree profile Baer-348 through the import of Burkhalter ged. on Dec 9, 2013.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Maria Elisabeth by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Maria Elisabeth: