The parents of the subject of this review Anton and Mary Preisinger were born in Bavaria, Germany, and came to the United States in 1858. They located in Nicholas County, Minnesota, being among the very first settlers there. In that place on October 6, 1877, Mr. Ferdinand B. Preisinger was born.

He grew up in his native place and wrought with his father on the farm. His education was gained from the common schools and finished in the Albany high school. While there he served as apprentice to a carpenter and thoroughly learned the trade. In 1897 he came to Spokane, where he worked at his trade a short time and then came to the reservation country, locating his present place the same year. His land lies about four and one half miles east from Nez Perce and is one of the finest fruit and vegetable farms in the County. Half of the land is fitted for grazing and the balance is the finest soil for fruit and vegetables. Mr. Preisinger has some stock and is improving his place in a becoming manner.

He is a member of the Catholic Church and also of the Catholic order of Foresters. He is an exemplary young man, has a first class standing and the good will of all.

He is still enjoying the quiet of the celibatarian and seems loath to leave the ranks of the substantial order of bachelors.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903