It is possible that he could have had an older brother, Jacob, who is mine. However, since the Borns of Neiderbipp (where many of them originated) used only a handful of names , it is difficult to sort them without a little more info, such as spouse, where they settled in the U.S. and solid dates. It is good that we share information as there were dozens of Jacobs, Johns, Hans, etc. who immigrated to the US. Thanks for the post, I will let you know if I find any definitive info which show a relationship with your Born.