Oh well, DARN! When I check Family Search for William under Lewing I got some interesting hits. I believe it kind of confirmed that William was English and there was a family in and about Rutland (UK) with that spelling. It also seemed to comfirm that William was not from what is now Germany (this supposition was out on a website by one person, no source, because of a rumor that he came wih the family he married into, and it took off from there.)
So, Ellen, let me see if I understand what you’re saying and correct me if I’m wrong: if not English, then the name of the adult male showed up on a list, and if English, then one just walked off the boat?
Thanks, Ellen. You are, as always, most helpful.