According to my digging: Jacob Bernhard married Esther Lites (or Hester) 11 August 1829. Their children were: Simeon J. "Sim" born 1829? Margaret Isabel (called Isabel)3 July 1830 Nancy Ann 1831 John J. 1832 Matilda Emmaline "Tillie" 1 Nov 1834 Louisa (?) 1840 William Preston 1842 Henry M. 1844
Simeon J. married Sara Jane Clower he served in the civil war 9th georgia regiment Children: Simeon Clower b. 27 Oct 1861 (probably other siblings)
Simeon Clower Bernhardt married Louisa Jane Edmondson Children: Ed Ida Janie Joe Mary Nonie James Thomas b 19 Dec 1886 Annie
J.T. married Sarah Alberta Rycrift 12 June 1909 children: Christine Louise (died infant) Mary Rubye Annie Ruth James Thomas, Jr. Clower Jackson Victor Wendell Mazie Janette (infant died)
Victor Wendell Bernhardt was my grandfather.
Any accurate elaboration is appreciated. P. Bernhardt