I am a descendant of John Risinger who immigrated from Holland and was a farmer in Pennsylvania in the late 1700s.He reportedly had 24 children by two different wives, including my gggfather, Michael, b. 1818 in PA, d. 1867 in Fayette Co., TX.
Michael was married 4/20/1843 to Cynthia E. Smalley in Illinois, and they had 7 sons:
Michael Webster Risinger, b. 4/9/1850 (my ggfather) William Dan John Ben Charles Jim