I am always eager to talk about my Helfenstein roots. My great great great grandfather, J.C.Albertus Helfenstein, son of Rev Peter Helfenstein, arrived in this country from the Rhineland on January 14, 1772. I am not able to go bach further than Peter, although I am told and find on the iternet that his grandfather and father were Johan and Philip Helfenstein respectively. I would love to know more about your ancestors. My branch were clergy in Pennsylvania.