Kressin's of Milwaukee Wisconsin - Brandenburg
There appear to be two main Kressin families in Milwaukee. One family came from the Pommerania area to the East of Berlin, and my family came from Brandenburg, to the west fo Berlin. You may be interested to know August Kressin Sr.'s birth certificate gives his last name as, "Cressien". I just found out from my parents about a Donald Kressin. I have a wealth of information about the Kressin family. My Father is Allan Corning, and his mother was Ella Kressin. Herman Kressin was Ella's brother. Herman Kressin was married to Mollie, with a Daughter named Glenys, and a son named Donald. My Father said he had met both Mollie and Donald. He said Donald was a hairdresser in Milwaukee. August Kressin was the other brother of Ella, Herman,Elsie, and Walter, (died at 3 yrs), Their father was August Kressin Sr. who was married to Anna Piehl, (he married Ida Piehl (her sister) after Anna died in 1919. August Kressin Sr. came to the U.S. in 1880 from the town of Streckenthin by Pritzwalk,Prussia, Germany. This is a very small town about an hour to the west of Berlin, Germany. I visited there in 1995, and 1997. You may be interested to know that most of the Kressin's were involved in the Milwaukee Road Railroad. This past Saturday I found, and visited the gravesite at the Union Cemetery in Milwaukee. Emilie Hinzpeter, (Kressin, then Piehl, then Spitz),Frederick Piehl, August Kressin Sr., his wife Anna Piehl, Mollie, and Herman are buried here. August Kressin Sr. came to America via Baltimore. This last Saturday I was able to obtain August Sr's naturalization papers. In the next few weeks I will be trying to find which ship he came to the US on. (it is very likely he sailed from Bremen, Germany). August Kressin (son of August Sr.), moved to Iowa with his wife Elsie Marquardt.