This may help someone, I hope. I did not translate this letter but the source is very reliable. I deleted a few comments from the translator. The copy I have will not scan in very well, I think.
On the 23rd May, 1852, we left Mittelbeybach (Bexbach) and emmigrated via Saarbrucken, Forbach, Metz, PontaMoison, St. Arnold, Paris to Harve de Grace. On the 29th May, we boarded the ship, "Rom" in Harve and we have arrived in New York on the 13th July. On the 18th July, we have arrived here in Sherman (Ohio) and on 15th October 1852, we have bought this piece of land from James Shay for $18 an acre and we are still residing on it as I write this down.
12th February, 1881.
John Didion Sr., (Johannes Didion)
Mr. Johannes Didion, born 18th April 1806, was wedded to Sophia Baschab who was born on 10th May, 1805. They were married on 15th February, 1830 in the Pfarrkirche in Mittelbeyach in Rheinpfalz.
1.Peter Didion - born 12th October, 1830 and died on 31st October 1831.
2.Peter Didion - born 26th December 1832.
3.Johann Jacob - b. 23rd December 1833.
4.Christian - b. 27th August 1835.
5.Martin - b. 13th September 1837 and died 30th March 1840.
6.Barbara - b. 11th October 1839.
7.Martin - b. 2nd Novermber 1841.
8.Franz - b. 3rd December 1843.
9.Katharina - b. 27th April 1846 and died 4th May 1846.
10.Elisabeth - b. 24th February 1849.
11.Karl - b. 29th July 1854 and died 31st October 1861."
Translation from original letter in German. Source: Mrs. Barbara Didion, wife of Henry Didion, California.
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