Frederick Tessman was my great-grandfather.He married Pauline Ristock (that is the spelling I have). I don't have much information on him.He was born 1855 in Russia or Poland, obviously in German areas of one of those countries, and died in 1898 in CT. I don't know how accurate this is, but it is the information I have. Their daughter, Anna E. Tessman was my grandmother. She was born Nov. 24, 1887 in Terryville, CT. and died May 15, 1946 in Waterbury, Ct. She married Ernest W. Kruse.