Old Boke Coat of Arms

Traced back to the 17th century in the Boke district of Delbrück, Westfalen, the Berensmeyer family, sometimes spelled Behrensmeyer and Bernsmeyer, later moved to the district of Moese, before immigrating to the United States in 1857, sailing into the port of New Orleans, Louisiana.  The German state of Westfalen later became known as Nordrhein-Westfalen when in 1946 the British empire combined the two provinces of North Rhein and Westphalia into one.  The two districts of Boke and Moese of Delbrück still exist today.

The following generations are available for research: