Kim: I now live in Jacksonville, Florida. The German genealogist that I hired can not find any Michael Buch living in Wittenburg, Germany or any other spelling similar to Wittenburg in that time period.1740... Perhaps I should hire one from Holland??? The German researcher requires a town in Germany to continue...or someone perhaps a friend that came over on the ship Minvera with him...I find it hard to beleive he came alone...Perhaps he had an uncle that came with him other then the name Buch??? Put the word out that I need more info to continue....I have to pay this person $50. an hr.,so far I have $1500. invested and I am no futher along then when I started... What part of Kansas are you from???