Thank you very much for your response. I had actually stumbled on RootsWeb a couple days ago and was beginning research on it. I had gotten through the Timmermans found there through 1871, and was going to continue as soon as I had time. I was looking at all the Timmerman's hoping to see if Henry (Heinrich) had travelled with family.
Thanks to your reply, you made my research much quicker. It appears he traveled alone.
My family name (on father side) is Bultena. I've been trying to find why our name changed to Bultena after 1755 (traced our name back to Harm Klaassen, born 1755), and we then where know as Bultena.
Closest I can come to it so far is Bult I Dutch means "bump." In old Dutch or a local dialect (Freisland?) it could have meant small hill? Anyway, I discovered that right across the border where my family is from is a village called Bellingwolde, Groningen, with an area there called Bult (it MAY have been an old defense fortification) and the people in that area often took an alias name of Van De Bult, which could have then become Bultena. Don't know.
Again, thank you very much for your response. It is highly appreciated.