Dr. John H. Kressman genealogy research files
Held at: The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley [Contact Us]301 West Main Street, Trappe, Pennsylvania, 19426
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Dr. John H. Kressman (1936-1998) was a computer and math teacher, active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Easton, Pennsylvania, and genealogist. He was president of the Cressman Family Association and editor of its quarterly genealogical newsletter. He wrote extensively on the history of the Cressman family, including "A Partial History of the Crossman-Kressman-Cressman-Crissman- Crisman family: Supplement 6 Joh. Georg Crossman (1705-1785) 'The Carpenter'" in 1992.
The Cressman Family Association deals with the descendants of immigrants from Pfungstadt, Hessen, Germany (near Darmstadt). Recognized spellings include: Croessmann, Chrisman, Creasman, Cresman, Cressman, Criesman, Crisman, Crissman, and Kressman. Around the time of Dr. Kressman's death, the Cressman Family Association had approximately 600 members.
Chrisman, Lonnie. "Chrisman Families Associations." 1999. Accessed March 30, 2012. http://chrisman.org/societies.htm.
"John H. Kressman, 62, Computer, Math Teacher." The Morning Call, April 27, 1998. Accessed March 30, 2012.
The bulk of this collection is genealogical research files on Cressman family members, including research notes and correspondence, photocopies of primary and secondary sources, and several printed narrative genealogies. There are also a number of scrapbooks about family reunions, tours to meet German relations, and family history research.
Gift of Dr. John H. Kressman, circa 1994.
- The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Access Restrictions
Contact Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley for information about accessing this collection.