Schlanstedt from Halberstadt-Preusser from Frauenprieβnitz

The title for today is what I would call a German mouthful.  It contains two surnames, one of which is still a fairly common name in East Perry County.  That surname is Preusser.  The other surname quickly disappeared.  The only records I could find for any Schlanstedt’s were for a mother and her daughter who … More Schlanstedt from Halberstadt-Preusser from Frauenprieβnitz

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John Preusser was born on December 22, 1883 in Altenburg, Missouri.  Although being born and raised in a small town, he spent most of his life in the big city of St. Louis.  Today, I will attempt to tell you what I have found out about his life. John’s parents were August and Friedrike (Winter) … More Watch Your Step