This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: oliveb25 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.getter/37.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I don't know if I have Getters from the area you mentioned. Mine are probably New York Getters, possibly from brothers William and Stephen C. Getter, originally Goechter, sons of Hessian soldier who fought on the side of the British in our Revolution. However, trees showing Getters born in mid 1800s may be blending the NY Getters with PA Getters. If you have a Melissa b. about 1839 in Germany who was adopted by Pennsylvania Getters that would be helpful in unwinding some of the snarls. My informations about her is shakey. I would also like to know if any of your Getters are connected to one of the Burns families. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.