Hello Heather, I have some information on the Prieskorn's that was given to me, I have just picked up where one of my husbands aunts quit, I have looked through my Prieskorn's and there is only one Carl, but he was born in 1910, MI.
When our Charles Prieskorn (my husbands grandfather) died on Dec. 2, 1958 they (family) were going through his things and found that his name was Carl, not Charles. He was born Aug. 26, 1880, we think Prussia, his parents were; Gottfried Prieskorn b July 9, 1831 Prussia, d 1909 MI? Lousa Rekz b Jul 27, 1834 Prussia, d Oct 22, 1911 MI? Could Gottfried be brother to your Carl? And name one of his 5 sons after him? you can contact me here, or my e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org Hope we can help each other. Ellie