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 - THE BELLEVILLE TELESCOPE, Thursday, September...
THE BELLEVILLE TELESCOPE, Thursday, September 17, 1981 Know Where Any of Missing Pressnalls Are?.. They Need To Be Found for Wedding! 7A For months a search has been going on for missing members of the 12-children Pressnall family, all born to the Earnest Pressnalls near Belleville. The first was born about 72 years ago. Now a wedding is being planned in Topeka to which all "discovered" Pressnalls plan to attend. It is the wedding of Hazel Allen's granddaughter, Christina J. Tieking, which will be held on September September 19 in Topeka. All members of the family plan to meet and reunite this coming week. Several have never seen each other before. But so far only five of the 12 Pressnall children have been located. One is dead. The whereabouts of the other six remain a mystery. Verlyn Farlee to West As Phys Ed Instructor Verlyn Farlee has become the fourth meeting will be a continued discussion of !t is believed that some of the family members may still be living in the Belleville area. The original names of the Pressnall children are (in order of birth) Ethel Beatrice, Hazel Bell, Edna Ruth, Daisy Darlene, Elmer Ellsworth, Harold Burton, Alberta Faye, Helen Abigale, Bonnie Jean, Richard, and Nettie May. Adoptive parents may have changed the names of the children. But time is running out if they are to be located by the time of the wedding this weekend. All of the children were put up for adoption because of financial reasons, and many of the children were placed in orphanages orphanages awaiting adoption with various families, some to a Topeka orphanage. Some of the known Pressnall children are Jennifer Bohl, Phillipsburg, Kan., Earnest Lucias Pressnall, jr., now Kenny Van Allen, 57, living at 232 Clark, in Salina, Mrs. Hazel Allen, Summit City, Calif., Harold (Burt) Burton, Mason City, Iowa. Burton wasn't adopted until he was 11. He lived with the Fred Liggett family, Almena, for five or six years. The reunion of the Pressnalls first occurred primarily because of the research of Jennifer and a first cousin, Bert Pack, Belleville. Berniece Tieking, 1280 McAlister, Topeka, 66604, is to be notified if anyone can advise or provide any information about these missing children. Their names may have been changed. Phone number to call (913) 272-7163 (home) or (913) 266-4684

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  1. The Belleville Telescope,
  2. 17 Sep 1981, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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