Hi Donna I saw your name on the board and thought I would write because I am a Niesen not sure that we decend from the same line because most of my line are from so far that I know from Cincinnati Ohio - Germany. There are a few Larry Niesen's in cincinnati though I am not related to them. My Father was Christain G. Niesen b 1912 in Cincinnati, Ohio and married Jeannetta White b 1914 Burnside Ky. They had 13 children 10 survied. 9 boys and then me. I know my father said that his father William Niesen worked as a plumber and there are actually alot of plumber/carpenters ect. in the Niesen lines. A couple Doctors I used to hear my father talk about an Edmond Niesen who was a Doctor. And then his son Edmond Jr. aslo was a Doctor. Well I don't know if this is help to you or not but Niesen is not a very common name actually so maybe we can come a cross what we need somewhere. I am looking for Williams father and his side of the family. I also know there is a Franz Niesen who came over from Germany. If you would have any info on the William Nisen b in Cincinnati 1898? I would appreciate any info. Thank you and if I can help please let me know. I have other names connected to this Niesen line as well. and areas.