Hello Tammy, I am also a far decendent of Johan Steigerwaldt. In July 1749 the sailing schooner Ranier set sail from Rotterdam, Holland with passengers from Germany.Among the signatures of the ship's passengers is Johannes and Johan Peter Steigerwaldt.Our ancestors were from the part of the Palatine section of Germany that lies on the western banks of the Rhine River below Strasburg along the eastern boundaries of France.Johan Peter married Catharine Rugel on February 29, 1755.(Johan Peter's father was Johannes Steigerwaldt who never left Germany.)They had a son Johan Peter Jr. was born February 5, 1764 and he married Anna M. Yost.(The two are born in the Steigerwalt cemetary)The couple had 13 children..One of the children is John W. Stierwalt (Starwalt).John W. Starwalt married Elizabeth Frazier.John W. and Elizabeth had a son in 1852 named Emmanuel Stierwalt (Starwalt).Emmanuel had a son named Hugh Dewey (Starwalt) in 1898.It is said that Hugh changed the spelling of his name????? Hugh was my ggrandfather.