Appreciate all of your suggestions. Hope I'll have time later today to search the web site you suggested. Do you know if there is a website that gives the name of crews of Dutch ships
for this time frame? The passport and safe conduct gives the ships he served on & also his different ranks. This paper lists his parents & the place of his birth & the year. Oh yes, it also gives a description of him, too.
Stephen/Stefan didn't marry until 1823 in Preble Co. Ohio. I think I have found his entry into the United states but didn't print it so need to get back to that site again. Again thanks!!