Merry Christmas Bihm family. I have traced our ancestor Jacob Bihm to Oley Hills, Pa. Apparently his parents were Conrad Boehm & Maria Sophea Burchard listed in 1790 census with son Jacob in Oley Hills, Penn. They immigrated in1733. Conrad's Boehm's father is named Peter Bihm & his wife Anna Catharina no last name of Wuttenburge Baden, Germany.Jacob Bihm (Bear)( son of Conrad) married Marie Ritter the daughter of Matthias Ritter owner of Cole's Creek Mill, in Berks County Penn. Jacob and Marie move to St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. They set sail with other Catholic refugees , as recorded in family records, on the Britiania out of Tobacco Port. Maryland for coast of Louisiana. Unfortunately for Jacob & family the British ships captain missed the mouth of the Mississippi River and landed in Galvaston, Texas. Which was then ruled by Spain. The ships captain & crew were thought to be British spies and were forced to work for the Spanish as cow hands for six months. At the end of their six months of hard labor their ship had been dismantled by the local natives, and was unworthy of making the voyage back on the Gulf of Mexico.