This thread is 17 years old, but in case anyone finds it in the future, I can answer the question about the Rapkings. Benjamin (Massac county Illinois) is Christian's (Monroe county Ohio) son from his first wife. (Both wives' surnames were Claussing though not closely related.) Benjamin and his wife, Caroline Moorman, came over on the same ship when they were children. Benjamin has two full siblings--older brother Wilhelm was not on the ship but is in 1850 census (as William) then gone. Younger sister Caroline was on the ship but I can't find her after. (Indentured? Died?) I have both of their birth records. Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like information about the Rapkings, Claussings, or Moorman's. They tie in with surnames Winckelmann, Knost, Sellman and Tapking in the next generation back.