The above subject born 1-3-1903 in Dinklage, Germany, married Anna Maria Dorothea Tappehorn, came to US in 1851 with their children: Clement Henry born 1835 (my great
grandfather); John Henry, Frank Henry and several of their sisters. When Johann married Tappehorn, he took her surname because her parents assets were larger than his. When they came to US the name was shortened to Taphorn. I have info back to the 1600's and would be willing to share.