In 1754 three brothers arrived in Philadelphia on the ship The John and Elizabeth, commanded by Captain Peter Ham. Two of them, Johannes Flory ("John I" in Walter Q. Bunderman's book Flory, Flora, Fleury, Family History, Church Center Press, 1948) and his half-brother Adolph were the founders of the E-Line of Florys. The third brother, John Georg, probably returned to their home in Birkenau, Germany. Kenneth Flory has written The Three Brothers from Birkenau, that traces their origins and history.