Susan: In your Feb 12, 2002 posting, you indicate that your James Seybert has the same birthdate as Bernard Seybert.Where did you find the birthdate of both these Seyberts?My great, great, grandfather was a Barnard Sybert. He is listed in the 1830 census of Bloom Twp, Columbia County, PA as Barnard Seybert, in the 1840 census as Barnard Sibert, and in the 1850 census as Barnard Sybert. I have visited his tombstone and it shows his date of birth as Jan 2, 1802. Prior to coming to Ohio he worked as a boatsman. He married Effie Long, daughter of Joseph Long and Peggy Dietrick. I cannot find out who his father was, but could he have been Bernard, son of Johann Heinrich Seybert? Not sure. If you have any thoughts, let me know.