I am Gary Shaver and I live in Roanoke, VA. I am descendant of the Beckner families of VA, who are also of German descent. I briefly scanned my HardFiles and found no Nancy Beckner. However, a book "Beckners in America, The First 250 Years" that I viewed at the Roanoke Public Library's VA Room in Roanoke, VA the book has several hundred listings of Beckner descents. If you would like I could look for Nancy in that book or you can E-Mail me for the phone number to the Roanoke Pub. Lib. VA Room and can ask the librarian for assistance. I don't know your location but if you are in the Roanoke area then check that book or see if you can obtain a copy over the Net. The Roanoke Lib. is associated with the Southwestern Virginia Genealogical Society, I don't have a contact name/number handy but can either get it for you or you may try searching the Web for it. Good Luck, Gary Shaver at SHtSCHGnRs@aol.com.