Monday, March 23, 2009

Frances Pressner - My German-American Great Grandmother

[This post is part of the 17th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy hosted at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt']
Frances Pressner is one of my great-grandparents (she is the mother of Anna Henneberg who was my mother's mother) and married Richard Henneberg on April 16, 1911 in the Bronx, New York. Richard had arrived in the United States on April 25, 1891 at age 11 months along with his mother Lena Henneberg and older brother Walter, age 3.

On the 1930 US Federal Census, Frances Pressner is listed as having been naturalized in 1892 and her birth is estimated as 1889. So I assume that she arrived here in the United States around the same time as her husband, approximately 1890-1891.

Frances Pressner and her husband raised a family of five children in the Bronx, and at one point lived not far from Yankee Stadium. She died on March 10, 1960 and is buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in White Plains, New York, along with her husband.


JamaGenie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your gr-grandmother! Love the photo too! She looks like she was full of vim and vinegar, ready to take on anything in her new home.

M. Diane Rogers said...

Great photograph! I think you must have inherited her sense of fun, Thomas!

Thanks for participating in the Carnival of Central and East European Genealogy.