Born about 1710, probably in Alsace, a region in North East France between the Vorges Mountian and the Rhine. He came to a colony in Lexington, South Carolina on a ship named "Caldonia". He had with him his son Michael who was around 14 years of age. They arrived in the fall of 1752, landing at the Charleston SC port. John George was a Professor at the University of Heidelburg in Germany under the name of "John George Genevesser". He changed his name to Alewine when he came to America. (Reference "The Prikle's and thier Descendants in USA" by John A. Cagle of Greenville, TX 1933.John George Alewine is my 7G Grandfather.