What convinced Johann to go to America?
Johann was convinced by Pastor Vogel. Pastor Vogel told Johann that if he goes each of the family members can get 50 acres of land, if you add the whole family up it will be 450 acres all together. Johann and his family has to leave, because if they don't leave they will be in a lot of danger. Another reason is that all religious groups are welcome to Pennsylvania. It will be the only place in the world that had a new freedom: freedom for all people to worship as they pleased.
How did he feel about the decision later?
When he and his family has only been in Pennsylvania less than five years it already felt like home to him. He feels wonderful because he has so much land, and has a lot of food to sell and eat, he has a great house built right over the stream.