According to my research, both Johan Nicholas Seydel and his wife Anna Marstellar were born in Germany - most likely in Pfungstadt, Hesse, where they were married on April 17, 1717. Their six children were all born there before they emmigrated to the American Colonies. They arrived in Philadelphia in c1740 - ship name unknown at present. They settled near Trappe in Montgomery County, PA. He was my great, great, great, great,great, great grandfather!