I'm a decendent of Ballerings. Here's what I know:
Stephen Ballering (c. 1850s)--is believed to be from Prussia, though I don't have the name of the town.
His son, Leo Ballering (b. 1883) married Helen Scherer and lived in the upper midwest/Wisconsin.
They had 7 children: Colletta, Marie, Agnes, Guido, Sylvia, Imelda and Cyril Ignatius (b.1921).
Cyril I. Ballering married Joan L. Santo (b.1926). They live in Wisconsin and have three daughters--Susan (b.1948, resides in North Carolina), Nancy (1950, Wisconsin) and Janice (1955?, Wisconsin). I'm the eldest child of their middle daughter, Nancy.