Wilhelmina Ringeisen

14 October 1880–1964 (Age 83)
Russel, Kansas

The Life of Wilhelmina

When Wilhelmina Ringeisen was born on 14 October 1880, her father, William Ringeisen, was 41 and her mother, Katharine Bonasch, was 31. She married Amos Levi Preston in 1901, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Big Creek Township, Russell, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1964, in Gorham, Russell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Amos Levi Preston
1874–1940
Wilhelmina Ringeisen
1880–1964
Marriage: 1901
Earl L Preston
1902–
Mildred Preston
1904–1998
Florence Preston
1908–
Lucille Irene Preston
1909–2001
Velma Bernice Preston
1916–2010

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1901
Kansas, United States
children

(5)

    Earl L Preston

    Male1902–Male

    Female1904–1998Female

    Florence Preston

    Female1908–Female

    Lucille Irene Preston

    Female1909–2001Female

    Female1916–2010Female

Parents and Siblings

    William Ringeisen

    Male1839–1919Male

    Katharine Bonasch

    Female1848–1936Female

siblings

(12)

    Pauline Catharine Caroline Ringeisen

    Female1868–1906Female

    Louise Ringeisen

    Female1869–Female

    Caroline Ringeisen

    Female1872–Female

    Katherine J. Ringeisen

    Female1874–1939Female

    Female1877–1968Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 1

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

German: from a compound of Low German ringen ‘to circle’ + Eisen ‘iron’, probably a journeyman's nickname for a smith who made ring bolts, or perhaps an unflattering occupational name for a forger, from Middle High German ringe ‘small’, ‘little’ (in quality) + īsan ‘iron’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Wilhelmena Preston in household of Amos Preston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilhelmia Preston in household of Amos L Preston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Preston in household of Amos L Preston, "Kansas State Census, 1915"

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