Linda, Thanks very much for making the link for me. For information on the generation preceding Christian, see http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/o/w/Mary-M-Bowlin/GENE9-0001.htmlhttp://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/o/w/Mary-M-Bowlin/GENE9-0001.html. The passenger list of the Brotherhood that arrived at Philadelphia in 1850, with the names of Christian and his brother Hans, is at http://www.ristenbatt.com/genealogy/shplst17.htmhttp://www.ristenbatt.com/genealogy/shplst17.htm. Would be interested in any further information you find on previous generations. Thanks again for your help.