Thanks very much for the effort on your post, I sincerely appreciate it. I love the genealogy community's willingness to help. Since my posting two years ago, I have learned a great many things about my ancestor (3rdGreat Grandfather) Joseph Willman.
Since then I have traced him and his ancestors back to 1666 in a small village near the Swiss border. The tree is located at: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/19273985/familyhttp://trees.ancestry.com/tree/19273985/familyif you have interest. I have met and shared information with current distant relatives in Germany as well.
The original posting looked for clarification on his voyage to America. He was traveling during the spring of 1854 from LeHavre France to New York NY aboard the Blanchard. He was accompanied by his second wife (of five years) Katherine and five of his children (he fathered 21 in his lifetime).
Paulus (Paul) 24, Crescentia 17, Magdalena 14, Elisabeth 3 and Barbara 1 who died early in the voyage on May 17. It's not clear why the names on the manifest were not together, or why the names of some of the children were so inaccurate.
He settled in Clayton County, Iowa near the town of Postville where he would buy 80 acres and retire from farming some years later due to blindness.
Again, my thanks for your efforts. Every little bit of information helps in the search!