Dear Daniela Ahrens, There was a family in Wilmington, N.C. who appear to have arrived there in about the 1860s. One, Nicolas C. A. Ahrens, records he was from Beverstedt. There was also Benjamin H. J. Ahrens and a Borchard Ahrens. Nicolas and Benjamin had descendants known of. They were very interesting people. Let me know if I can be of help.