Thanks so much for all yalls help! "Nuckles" is actually a nickname for Nicholas. Ive actually got back to Nicholas Tesseneer Sr b. abt 1734 in Gemany. His first wife was Anna Catherine,no maiden name, died soon after arrival in America 1771. Second wife Margaret Henrietta Felbach(Philbeck). To make matters more complicated,Elizabeth Pritchard Tesseneer is the great grandaughter of Nicholas Sr & Isaac is his great grandson. Isaacs parents are William Thomas Tesseneer & Rhoda Green. If Joseph & Isaacs parents are William Thomas & Rhoda they would be brothers. I cant find them on a census together. I have found several census records for William Thomas & Rhoda & cant find Joseph. I can account for all children on the records,none of them are him. Tesseneers are a hard bunch to trace! I think someone has previously merged them somewhere as I find records for Joseph Clephus Isaac Tesseneer. Any suggestions?