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.
Fact: Christening (13 Oct 1726) Rieschweiler, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
Fact: Baptism (29 May 1791) Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Whitehall Township, Egypt Reformed Church
Fact: Burial / Grave / Tombstone (1801) Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Whitehall Township, Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery
Fact: Burial (1801) Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
↑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.
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: