why hello again mary. yes stephen immigrated in 1888 to baltimore maryland on the ship veser.it seems plausible that joseph and marliana are stephens parents. stephens first born was named joseph and was born in germany in 1887. the question now is what was ferdinanda maiden name. steve is still a mystery the only thing i have gotten so far is that he might have changed his name, moved to canada or used his middle name? i tried the canadian census but could not find anything on him.