Johann's last known location before immigrating was Hartenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria/Bayern, Germany. A widower, he traveled to America, landing in Baltimore in 1844. His passport was under the name Johann Baierlein. He was a farmer in Germany who may have been born in Brandenburg and moved to the Hartenreuth, area of Oberfranken, Bavaria. Any information about his life in Germany, and who he was married to would be appreciated.