just found this forum thru message that appeared on bergman forum. my bergmann's were from borstel, hannover. then there are my pipho's,knief's,kuhlmann's,poock's,matthias',lange's,hesse's,theis',etc. mine all ended up in iowa and all came over from same region in germany. i have little info on pipho but the gentleman doing the book sure lists names that sounds familiar! do you already have iowa info?