Charles Adam aka Karl or Carl emigrated to the US from Bavaria, Germany. I don't know the year but their first child, Rachel was born in NY about 1841, followed be Louise 1843, Hanna (Lena) 1845 and Elizabeth born in 1847.I found them in the 1850 census living in Newark, NJ. There they added three sons: Henry b. 1850, John b.1865 and William b. ? Charles was married to Maria Gloss also from Bavaria.