I am of no relation to you, but I am helping a friend of mine research his family history.He would be your first cousin once removed.I do have a little bit of informaton for you and perhaps you would be able to help us out.We have your father (Paul) and all the siblings you mentioned.Here is what we know:
Charles Tessman born in March of 1862 in Germany.We know of three children: Charles A. E. Tessman Jr (Paul's grandfather) born in December 1890 in Illinois; Elsie born in July 1893 in Illinois; and Arthur born July 1895 in Illinois.We do not know his first wife's name, the mother of these children.Charles Sr. remarries in 1900 in Minnesota to a Francisca.
Charles A. E. Tessman Jr (Paul's father) was married to a Sophia, who was born in abt. 1893 in Minnesota.They had the following children all born in Minnesota:
Albert Emil Tessman- b. 10/11/1913 (My friend's grandfather)
Paul Theodore Tessman- b. 2/3/1915 d. 10/1977
Edward Tessman- b. abt. 1917
Adeline Tessman- b. abt 1919
Earl Tessman- b. aft. 1920
Erna Tessman- b. aft. 1920
Please let us know if you would like more information, ex. professions, addresses, and so on of the individuals I mentioned here.Also, we would be interested in learning what you know about the family.We look forward to hearing from you.