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The Miesse Family Their Westward Trek, Vol. I, Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated historical biography from Lancaster, OH, author Dorothy Hudson and Mary Harrell Sesniak.

Lancaster, OH, September 27, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Miesse Family Their Westward Trek Volume I: Johann Daniel and The Descendants of sons Jacob, Joseph, and Abraham by Dorothy Hudson and Mary Harrell Sesniak. The authors’ most recent book to date is a 8.25 x 11 paperback in the historical biography category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The Miesse book has been many years in the making. The Miesse family tree began with the works of Ezra Miesse, George A. Katzenberger, Milton Arnold, and Anthony J. Ruble who encouraged their families to keep good records. Ezra, George, and Anthony each compiled a self-published book.

As Dorothy Ruble Hudson traveled around the country in search of genealogical roots, many amazing surprises were uncovered about her Miesse Family. New cousins were found, including Mary Harrell-Sesniak with whom Hudson decided to co-author the Miesse Book. While both researched all Miesse descendants, the project was divided into two parts, each beginning with the adventurous life of their emigrant father, Johann Daniel Miesse.

In Volume I, the reader will be fascinated by the exciting accounts of his sons, Jacob, Joseph, Abraham and their descendants as written by Dorothy Ruble Hudson in cooperation with Mary Harrell-Sesniak. With Hudson’s assistance, Harrell-Sesniak wrote the enthralling legacies of Johann Daniel’s children, Elizabeth, John, Daniel and their lines.

Through the authors’ different styles, the highly successful completion of this Miesse historical resource will be invaluable to descendants as they enjoy the rich collections of ancestral stories, documents and photos. In the spirit of their forefathers’ dreams, the authors encourage readers to record their family history at the end of the book.

684 pages in length, The Miesse Family Their Westward Trek Volume I: Johann Daniel and The Descendants of sons Jacob, Joseph, and Abraham is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the historical biography category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Miesse Family Their Westward Trek Volume I meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $35.95.

Additionally, The Miesse Family Their Westward Trek Volume I can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432758257

Format: 8.25 x 11 paperback

SRP: $35.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Dorothy Ruble Hudson resides in Fairfield Co., Lancaster, Ohio, where many of the westward bound Miesses first settled on their sojourn to fairer pastures. She graduated from Lancaster High, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Greenville College, Illinois, and furthered her studies at Ohio University. Dorothy taught elementary school over thirty years, retiring in 1991 to care for her aging parents and help rear two grandchildren. Her father, Anthony Ruble, was deeply involved in family genealogical research and Dorothy relished spending time assisting him. After his death it was her passion to continue researching Miesse roots. Dorothy is a member of the local DAR, Genealogy Society and Fairfield Heritage Association. She loves to travel, research, garden, play the church organ and spend time with family and friends.

Mary Sesniak lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband. She graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, with her Bachelor of Arts and received her M.B.A. from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has recently published a book entitled 500+ Revolutionary War Obituaries and Death Notices and now has Volume 2 of that series ready for publication. Mary is a member of the DAR, among other organizations. She writes a column for Ancestry’s Roots Web and previously was Editor of "Imprint," a publication for The Genealogical Society of Broward County Florida. Mary was president of Computer Services and Training Inc. in Fort Myers, FL. Mary is a busy lady, but still finds time to enjoy her favorite things: traveling, writing, research and spending time with her husband and family.

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