My Preisen (Spelled Preusen in Germany) came to the US either in 1853 or 1855.Don't know what ship they came on yet though.
My direct line is through Barbara Preisen (person #27).
1. John (Joannis) Preusen #1234† Before 1831.,(m: Eva Thome #1235† 04/04/1837, Peffingen or Biersdorf, (Daughter of Franz Thome #1258and Elisabeth Maiers #1259) )(m: Eva Meyer #1252)
2. I Nikolaus Preusen #1253* 08/31/1802,
3. II Michael Preisen #43* 06/02/1808, Peffingen Germany,
2. Nikolaus Preusen #1253* 08/31/1802,(m: Anna Demerling #1254† 03/12/1864, (Daughter of Johann Demerling #1255and Katharine Thiess #1256) )
I Katharina Preusen #1257* 06/15/1831, Peffingen Germany,
Notes: married person P 1078 on LDS film 1859357
3. Michael Preisen #43* 06/02/1808, Peffingen Germany, † 10/07/1872, ¥ 10/08/1872, St. Anthony's Mpls MN,Source E (?),(m: 12/15/1831, St. Peter's Bittburg German, Barbara Thome #44* 00/00/1806, † 10/24/1878, ¥ 10/25/1878, St. Anthony's Mpls MN,Loc: L4WB119 some records say Prezen,Age: 69 (Headstone says 1906 which would make her 72), St. Boniface records list age as 72, (Daughter of Joseph Thome #1232and Anna Maria Bares #1233) )
Marriage Record of Peter and Barbara - Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis MNObituary from Archdiocese - died 10/07/1872 - 67 years of age. Buried on 10/08/1872.From St. Boniface church
I Joseph Preusen #1236* 10/08/1832, Bittburg Germany, † Bef 00/00/1853,
Godparents were Joseph Thome of Bittburg and Eva Thome of Peffingen
II Nicholas Preisen #298* 09/27/1834, Bittburg Germany, )
Baptism record: Godparentswere Nicolas Thome (a cousin) of Peffingen and Lucia Meyen/Thome of Bittburg.Minneapolis City Directory1859-60Prison, ThomasLaborer1859-60Prison, Nicholas, Laborer, h California St.
III Michael Preusen #1237* 07/11/1836, Bittburg Germany, † bef.1853,
Godparents: Michael Kolfand Magedelena Thome of Bittburg
IV Barbara Preisen #27* 08/11/1837, Bittburg Germany, † 02/02/1924, ¥ 02/04/1924, St. Anthony's Mpls MN,(m: 09/30/1863, Assumption Parrish St. Paul MN, Peter Gerber #26* 02/14/1829, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, † 12/31/1910, ¥ 01/03/1911, St. Anthony's in Minneapolis MN, (Son of Peter Joseph Gerber #246and Agatha Wagner #247) )
In 1880 Census (see Peter also). Age 43, Birthplace Prussia. In 1900 Census Born Aug. 1837, Birthplace Germany, Children: 8 - 6 still living. Immigrated 1855.1920 Census (vol 21, ed 22, sh 3, line 40):Birthplace: Rhineland, Immigrated 1853, Naturalized 1857.Living with John Wallerius - son-in-law.Last name was spelled several ways:Preusen on baptism record of her son Peter Gerber, Preissen on another son's baptism record Preussen on yet another Baptism certificate.Age 87 5 mos, 21 days..Length of residence: 67 years.Informant Mrs. J. W. Wallerius 152 12th Ave NE.Burial St. Anthony.I have written for naturalization papers un FOIA.Control Number SPM1999001362.US DOJ, 2901 Metro Drive, Ste 100, Bloomington MN 55425.Per LDS film #532119 - baptized name was Maria Magdalena 1806.So I think her real name was Maria or Mary.Every other record uses Barbara though.Godparents: Barbara Meiler and ?? Giller of Bittburg.
V Mathias (or Mathew) Preisen #253* 11/25/1839, Bittburg Germany, † 06/17/1916, ¥ 06/19/1916, St. Anthony Cemetary Mpls MN,Source F.Loc: G14L13EB32,Age: 76,(m: Cecilia Preisen #257* Abt 00/00/1844, † 03/07/1894, ¥ 03/10/1894, St. Anthony Cemetary Mpls MN,Source E. Loc: L4SEB122,Age: 51, )
Godparents: Mathias Thome (brother of Barbara) of Bittburg and Maria Ehlez (cousin) of Bittburg.1900 MN Census.Listed as Widowed.Age 60.Year of immigration 1855.Occupation: Day laborer in Saw Mill. Born in Germany.Archdiocese death record lists Apoplexy as cause of deathMinneapolis City Directory Entries:1873-74 Prison, Matt, lab, res 2nd st., Cor 5th av N (ED)1874 Preisen Mathias, lab, r 507 N. 2d ED1876 Prieson, Matt, lab, r. 507 N 2d (ED)1877 Preisen, Matthew, r. 507 N 2d (ED)1877-78 Preisen Mathew, r 507 N. 2d ED1879-80 Preisen Mathew, r. 507 N 2d ED1880-81 Preisen Mathew, lab. r. 507 NE 2d.1881-82 Preisen Mathew, edger, r.2d cor.l 5th ave NE
VI Thomas Preisen #295* 12/07/1841, Bittburg Germany,
VII Mary Preisen #45* 07/26/1844, Bittburg Germany, † 00/00/1858, ¥ St. Anthony's Mpls MN,
Godparents: Henrico Meyen and Anna Maria Gerard of Bittburg
VIII Joseph Preisen #268* 07/07/1847, Bittburg Germany, † 08/29/1913, ¥ 09/01/1913, St Mary's Cemetary Mpls MN,Age 66.,Common Laborer - Farm work,
Godparents: Joseph Thome and Barbara Maien of Bittgurg.Death certificate filled out by Mr. Pete Gerber, 1201 Main st NE Mpls MNNever married.Minneapolis City Directory1873-74 Preisan Joseph, laborer, res. Ramsey St, bet 13th Av N and Water St. ED1910 Joseph N., teamster, b. 1719 Marshall