Re: German origin?
I have Ann B. May born 1835"on the banks of the Elbe River" in Hanover, Germany and came to U.S. as small child.Hanover in 1835 was still part of England.From 1714 to 1837 the Kings of the House of Brunswick, Hanover were concurrently the Kings of both England and Hanover.This may help or confuse!!
Ann,dau of John May in Ohio then west to California.Believe but no proof that John was wagonmaster on trips to California