My pedigree contains a Joannes Romans born in 1740 and died at 13-02-1823 (age: 83) in Klimmen (Clummen) located in The Netherlands. He was married to Marie van de Wijer, who was also born in 1740 and died at 11-03-1803 (age: 63) in Klimmen (Clummen) located in the Netherlands.
Of this marriage the following sons were brought forward: 1. Theodores Romans 23/07/1755 (who didn’t go to America) 2. Joannes Romans 11/12/1773 (who didn’t go to America) 3. Theodorus Romans 2nd 28/12/1776 4. Martinus Romans 12/08/1778 5. Servatius Romans 04/10/1779 6. Alexander Romans 25/02/1781
Perhaps sons 3, 4, 5, 6 went to America because of a few possessions they possessed. In those days it was common that people tried to find better luck in America.