Hello, 3rd cousin 1x removed [per the Family Tree Software].
We are related through:
1. John Riesing 1823-1874 +Ulricka Odetreich 1824-1894 2.Herman Walter Riesing 1845-1897[Your line] +Amelia Florence Holz 1852-1939 3.John Walter Riesing 1873-1939 +Mary Sybilla Hoefle 1885-1868 4.John Wayne Riesing, Sr. 1911-1979 +Dorothy Louise O'Brien 1924-1989 5.John Wayne Riesing, Jr. 1940- +Anna Helen Murray 5.Laverne Harold Riesing 1941-1989 6. Sean-Paul Riesing 5.Donald Lester Riesing 1943-1984 +Doris Ann Riesing 1949- etc. 2.John William Riesing 1852-1902 [My line - brothers] + Louise Ritsch
I have quite a bit of information on the family [7 pages Outline of descendents].This has been a hard family to follow due to spellings: Riesing, Reising, Rising.Someone in California [possibly in Alameda?] gave me some information but wanted no further contact - I can't locate the information as to who it was right now, but entered all the info into my Family Tree program.If you want the information I have, e-mail me.Perhaps we will have pictures to share.Within the past few years, I found a "cousin" who is related through Bertha Riesing.