West Rhine River Valley Germany/1753/Ship to America
My ancestor Christian Treffenstatt/Traffanstedt(many other spellings was born 1725-30 West Rhine River Valley, Germany.
In 1753 he immigrated from Rotterdam Holland to Pennsylvania USA.The name of the ship was "Two Brothers"
Any ideas on names of places in the West Rhine River Valley or was this the name of the place he came from?
Why would Gemans immigrate to USA in 1753? What was Germany like in that time frame? Politically? Economically?
He's the only one we have found with that surname to come to USA.
This family lived PA, NC, TN, KY and several of his sons ended up in southern IL.
Any info appreciated.