Generation No. 1
1. GEORGE1 PRIESSMAN was born June 07, 1830 in Bavaria, and died
15, 1895 in Basco, Bear Creek Twp, Hancock County, IL1. He married HELEN
STEFFANY, daughter of JOSEPH STEFFANY and MRS. OAKLEY. She was born December
26, 1834 in Columbus, OH, and died June 03, 1909 in Basco, Bear Creek Twp,
Hancock County, IL1.
Notes for GEORGE PRIESSMAN:
George Priessman was German. He left Bavaria at age 9 and settled in Ohio.
He was a shoemaker by trade. After he and Helen were married, they lived in
Palmyra, MO, where Georgia Anna was born in 1859, and in Keokuk, IA according
to family history.
George is buried in West Cemetery in Basco, IL.
Children of GEORGE PRIESSMAN and HELEN STEFFANY are:
i. GEORGE PRIESSMAN2 JR., d. Palymra, MO.
ii. CAROLINE PRIESSMAN, b. Abt. 1854, OH.
2. iii. WILLIAM F. PRIESSMAN, b. 1861, MO; d. July 1946.
3. iv. LOUIS PRIESSMAN, b. 1865, IA.
4. v. RUDOLPH PRIESSMAN, b. 1869, IA.
5. vi. GEORGIA ANNA PRIESSMAN, b. October 01, 1859, Palmyra, MO; d. November
04, 1927, Basco, Bear Creek Twp, Hancock County, IL.
vii. GEORGE JR. PRIESSMAN.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM F.2 PRIESSMAN (GEORGE1) was born 1861 in MO, and died
He married ESTHER A. MOURNING 1885. She was born 1864, and died October
Notes for WILLIAM F. PRIESSMAN:
William is shown in the 1910 IL Census as being the proprietor of a general
store in Basco.
Children of WILLIAM PRIESSMAN and ESTHER MOURNING are:
i. FRANK A.3 PRIESSMAN, b. May 11, 1885; d. May 13, 19533; m. RUBY ELDER.
Notes for FRANK A. PRIESSMAN:
Frank was a doctor.
ii. ETHEL PRIESSMAN, b. 1886; d. 1987, Basco, Bear
Creek Twp, Hancock
County, IL4; m. CHESTER L. STEFFEY; b. 1881; d. 1947, Basco, Bear Creek Twp,
Hancock County, IL4..
3. LOUIS2 PRIESSMAN (GEORGE1) was born 1865 in IA.
Children of LOUIS PRIESSMAN are:
i. CARL3 PRIESSMAN.
ii. HELEN PRIESSMAN.
iii. NEIL PRIESSMAN.
4. RUDOLPH2 PRIESSMAN (GEORGE1) was born 1869 in IA. He
Child of RUDOLPH PRIESSMAN and HELEN SWEET is:
i. NO3 CHILDREN.
5. GEORGIA ANNA2 PRIESSMAN (GEORGE1) was born October 01, 1859
MO, and died November 04, 1927 in Basco, Bear Creek Twp, Hancock County, IL.
She married (1) CASWELL H. THOMPSON June 24, 1875 in Hancock County, IL5, son
of JAMES THOMPSON and ELIZABETH DAVIDSON. He was born May 05, 1852, and died
November 07, 1890 in Basco, Bear Creek Twp, Hancock County, IL6. She married
(2) RUFUS K. GEORGE November 26, 1895 in Hancock County, IL7. He died 1931.
Children of GEORGIA PRIESSMAN and CASWELL THOMPSON are:
i. GEORGE EDWARD3 THOMPSON, b. 1876; m. ANNA.
ii. LOTTIE THOMPSON, b. 1878.
iii. BESSIE THOMPSON, b. 1882.
iv. LOUIS THOMPSON, b. 1885.
v. RUBY GWENDOLYN THOMPSON, b. May 10, 1888, Adams County, Illinois; d.
February 16, 1951, Oklahoma County; m. ELMER HOMER BRYANT, June 26, 1904,
Hancock County, IL8; b. July 05, 1876, Marcelline, Illinois; d. May 31, 1955,