1) What convinced Johann to go to America?
Johann was convinced to go to America because of what Pastor Vogel said. There was so much more land in "the new land" than in Europe. There was so much land that Johann could have 450 acres of land for free! There was a lot of freedom too because the people could worship whoever they wanted to. In Europe, If you were caught worshiping a god in your religion you would be arrested.
2) How did he feel about the decision later?
He felt good about his decision because a lot of the people from Germany (the country that he was living in before moving to America) were living there with him so it was like his whole neighborhood had just moved from Germany to America. Also, a lot of crops grew, rye, oats and barley and then they could try growing new things because of the bigger fields and different culture of foods. The Indians grew Indian corn so they tried growing Indian corn as well.