More of the settlers came from Braunfels, Germany than any other place. Or more accurately, as it was known at the time The Solms-Braunfels Principality. Prince William Ernest was the ruler of the Solms-Braunfels Principality at the time that the immigrants traveled to Kukkus in 1767. Do a google search on Solms-Braunfels Principality for more information.