please be informed that you have been misinformed in regards to any Whitmire connecting to Germany. There is absolutly no documentation to show that. All you have seen were major leaps of assumption. Nor did Michael m. a Powell. It is not known who he married. That again was a major leap of guessing without proof. Whether Stephen Whitmires' wife was a Porter - again, supposition. Sorry to say this, but there is a lot of misinformation 'out there'. If there is no proof for each step of the way, it isn't genealogy.