I am searching for the german background to Jost and Valentine Fickes, and I see here you say they may be from Bavaria.Please, help me if you know more.I just have where they landed in America, boat names, and dates.Jost was married to Hanna Regina Baier, and have not info. on Valentine other than info. on 2 recorded deeds where he gave Yost (same as Jost?) chattel, animals, bed, hemp and corn.These 2 are the original in my family tree and would be so wonderful to trace them to origin in Europe. I was born in Texas, now living in Sweden for 27 years, and would appreciate anything.Your name is very Swedish, by the way.Thanking you in advance.