Joseph Berens or Bernens
Johann Joseph Berens emigrated to the Cincinnati Ohio area in about 1840.He was from the Visbek and Erlte villages of Oldenberg.He used the name Bernens in the US.His older brother Johann Cordes, Bernes also emigrated to the US, but in 1832.
The Bernes family has a great deal of information on the family back to abt 1700.
There is little information on his wife Anna Marie Neihaus or Backhaus.Please let me know if you have anything on this family.
My grandmother was a Bernens