I also am descended from Johan Ellrot. I have a lot of background from my grandfather who was an Elrod. What I have goes back to their immigration leaving from Rotterdam. I am going to Germany soon and would love to find his original home. I don't know how likely this would be. I have info that he came from the Bavarian Palentinate, Rheinland - Pfalz, or to the east near Kulmbach. Do you have or know of any more information or where I might find it? My husband is from Germany originally and speaks Fluent German so we do have a way to communicate with Germany if necessary.