We are told in [Matthew 3:5] - "Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him" (3:5 τότε ἐξεπορεύετο πρὸς αὐτὸν Ἱεροσόλυμα καὶ πᾶσα ἡ Ἰουδαία καὶ πᾶσα ἡ περίχωρος τοῦ Ἰορδάνου) -- [Notice] that "Ephesus" (Ἔφεσος) is not a location listed by Matthew in the summarized regions of John's Baptized disciples.
Yet we learn later in Acts 19 verses 1-3 that twelve baptized disciples of John the Baptist were from Ephesus.
[Acts 19:1] "And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples" (19:1 Ἐγένετο δὲ ἐν τῷ τὸν Ἀπολλῶ εἶναι ἐν Κορίνθῳ Παῦλον διελθόντα τὰ ἀνωτερικὰ μέρη ἐλθεῖν εἰς Ἔφεσον καὶ εὑρών τινας μαθητάς)
We learn in [Acts 19:3] these Ephesian disciples were believers in John the Baptist : "And he [Paul] said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” (19:3 εἶπέν τε πρὸς αὐτοὺς, Εἰς τί οὖν ἐβαπτίσθητε οἱ δὲ εἶπον, Εἰς τὸ Ἰωάννου βάπτισμα)
And we learn in [Acts 19:2] that John the Baptist never told his Ephesian disciples a word about the Holy Spirit ? : " he [Paul] said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit .” (19:2 εἶπέν πρὸς αὐτούς Εἰ πνεῦμα ἅγιον ἐλάβετε πιστεύσαντες οἱ δὲ εῖπον πρὸς αὐτόν Ἀλλ οὐδὲ εἰ πνεῦμα ἅγιον ἔστιν ἠκούσαμεν)
- How could a disciple of John the Baptist not hear about the Holy Spirit?
Did these Ephesian disciples of John the Baptist never hear John's message in [Matthew 3:11] “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (3:11 ἐγὼ μὲν βαπτίζω ὑμᾶς ἐν ὕδατι εἰς μετάνοιαν ὁ δὲ ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος ἰσχυρότερός μου ἐστίν, οὗ οὐκ εἰμὶ ἱκανὸς τὰ ὑποδήματα βαστάσαι· αὐτὸς ὑμᾶς βαπτίσει ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ καὶ πυρί·)?
John appears to mention the Holy Spirit to his Judean disciples, but never shares his message of Matthew 3:11 with his Ephesian disciples (who never about a Holy Spirit).
Did the Ephesian disciples in Acts 19:1-3 actually get baptized by John the Baptist?
[Clarification] Why did John the Baptist's unexpected disciples from Ἔφεσος "Ephesus"(Acts 19:1-3) not get listed among his disciples (Mat 3:5) and claim John never mentioned Holy Spirit (Mat 3:11) to them?