My gggrandfather Adam SAM (born 1802), his wife Elisabeth [SCHNABEL] and 4 children (John, John, Elisabeth and Ignatz) came from the County of Aschaffenberg, Bavaria, in August 1836; arrived in Baltimore in October 1836 and ended up in Highland Township, Franklin County IN in February, 1837 where a large number of farmers from Bavaria had recently settled. Records of St. Peter's Church indicate that an Elisabeth SAHM was buried in the church's cemetery (25 July 1849), after having previously given birth to Theresia SAM (b. 25 Oct 1839), Martin SAM (b. 03 Dec 1841 - my ggrandfather), Anna Maria Margaret SAM (b. 12 Mar 1845).
Note: My grandfather, Charles Hampton SAUM, indicated that his grandmother had died when his father Martin was only 7 years old.He also wrote that at age 17, his father Martin moved to Ohio and lived with a family called STOKES... this lines up with the 1860 Census of Wayne Township, Butler County records which show a Martin SAHM as being a farmhand in the James STOKES household.
I also have a more detailed listing of a number of SAM/SAHMS from St. Peters if anyone is interested.Some examples are: Johann SAHM (b. 1 May 1813) Adam SAHM (b. 09 Aug 1845)and Margaretha BUSALD (b. 30 Aug 1851) & their 8 children Henry SAHM (d. 12 Apr 1905; buried in St. Martin's Yorkville) John SAM's daughter Catharina m. Jacob STOCK (30 Jan 1866)