I am a decendant of John Peter Stephan b. 1801 in Prussia and Anna Margaretha D. Appel b. 1814 from ?, m. Oct 1, 1833 in Gronau Oldenwald, Starkenburg, Hessen. They had 2 children in Hesse Elisabeth b. 1835 and William b. 1839. They came to America between 1839-1841 and settled in Ohio where 2 more children were born John b.1841 and Adam b. 1844. Between 1844-1847 they moved to Indiana where Peter b 1847, Margaret b. 1849 and Isobel b. Dec 23, 1852 all in Madison, Jefferson Co, Indiana.