I am tracing the line of Karl Heinrich Nicholaus (Charles Henry Nicholaus) Beneke who was born in Schleswig Holstein Germany around 1835 the son of Carl Friedrich Beneke (born around 1809, Germany) and Ann Maree Ilsabein Kotkamps. He was christened in Evangelish, Querheim, West Falen the next year. Later he emigrated to Australia where he married Elizabeth Tickell.
Carl Friedrich was himself the son of Casper Heinrich Beneke and Ann Marie Ilsabein Sundermier: they married Evangelisch, Quernheim,West Falen,Preussen. I am hoping that other descendants of this family can help me add to this somewhat sketchy information.