Thanks for your post. I'm happy to hear that you found some info on your John Best. unfortunately, he is not the same John as mine. I was able to find my John as an imigrant in 1845 to Philadelpha, PA, along with his wife and 2 sons. My John stayed in PA all his life, as did his children. I also found that they left their home in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and traveled across country to the port of Rotterdam, and sailed to Philadelpha. No other Bests were listed as passengers on board. I was hoping that one or more of his siblings came with him, or perhaps a parent, so I could continue my research in Germany. But no such luck.