Krings Family History

From Germany to America

††††† Over 150 Years in America

Mike Presnell

†Colonel, US Army (Retired)


Researching the Krings Family History for over 30 years


Welcome to the Krings Family History Website

The purpose of this website is to share information about our family heritage and hopefully help cousins find their connection into our family tree.

This website focuses on the family of Peter Joseph Krings (FEB1781-05SEP1847) and Maria Agnes Schumacher (16DEC1788-07FEB1844).† Two (Franz and Hermann) of their ten children travelled to America in search of the American dream.

The Krings family has a very rich and interesting history in America.† Our hearty family† travelled from Germany to America in the mid-1800ís originally settling in Fountain City, Wisconsin on the Mississippi River.† My branch of the family later travelled to the newly formed State of Nebraska, taking advantage of the Homestead Act of 1862.† Living in sod houses, dealing with grasshoppers and winter storms, we can only imagine the hardships they faced.†

I have amassed a great deal of information in over more than 30 years of research and am always willing to share anything I have found.†

It is my hope, that we can use this website to also engage in discussions to help solve some unanswered questions,



Michael C. Presnell

14328 Harper Lane

Dixon, Missouri† 65459




573† 337† 8124

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