This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: hoosierlady26 Surnames: Brate, Brumbarger, Sloop Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.organizations.orvf/935.1009.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I have Hiram Sloop Brate as the son of John and Eliza [Brumbarger] Brate, 1843-1921, but I don't find (yet) any other Sloops in either the Brate or Brumbarger line. He was supposedly born in Butler Co., Ohio, and died in Union Co., Indiana; his wife's name was Minerva--. The Brate line may have been in PA; I'm still trying to confirm that, so you may be right that Jacob B. Sloop, b. 1798, could be related. Keep in touch - maybe we'll solve the mystery! 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.