Thank you for info on Werner Heukamp, will definitely write them. Also found the information on naming very interesting thank you.
As for other post on Name..this is a non issue for me. The person in Germany is Johann Augustus Heilker, my Grandfather is John Augustus Heilker. There was a huge pressure upon arrival at that time to Americanize given names.
John or Johann are common names, even Augustus while not common today, was much more so then. Heilker is fairly unusual with this spelling both then and now though. All it would take to confirm this is not him, is a record of death of Johann in Germany. Or a Migration somewhere else. For me to feel sure this is him I really either need a immigration record, or perhaps a church record. Had a thought the Church in Baltimore might have recorded what church immigrant members came from. The more I think about it the Church records may be a good way to go. I really really wish I could find a passenger record though.
Also on Timmerman, he married his wife here in 1870. So she is not from Recke most likely. However she was from Westphalia per census, so likely they hit it off from common geographical background.
Still would like any advice and or help on immigration records.
Also I apologize my original link was incorrect, it should be this one. I fixed original http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&d...