I am also researching Jacob Balsley from Bavaria. My ggg grandmother was Rebecca Balsley who married William Gillespie. Jacob is buried in Blackford County, Indiana, as far as I know. I am in Florida at this time and all of my genealogy stuff is in Michigan. I will be back in Michigan sometime in May and will be glad to share all that I have. I also have a picture of the 'Family Bible' if anyone would like to have a copy of it.