I came across your message and made me wonder about my great-great-great grandfather, Phillip Alheim. Ancestry.com had him listed as being born in Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany Abt. 1824 but from my 4th cousin in Ohio, Bonnie (Alheim) Koons I learned he was born in 1835 died in 4-28-1900 in Wyandotte Co, OH and was married on 3-30-1859 in Crawford Co, OH. Now not only does the name make me wonder if my Phillip changed his name in America from Johannis Phillip just to Phillip but here is another interesting fact. His wife, Barbara Yost was born in the same town in Germany in 1836 and died 9-7-1910 again in Wyandotte Co, OH. I will confer with my 4th cousin to get her opinion on this matter and we can both do a little more digging around on this and get back to you via email.