WELCOME

JVP Family Celebration LogoI would like to extend a warm invitation for you to explore the official website representing the JVP Family Celebration! This event, scheduled for June of 2014, will be a national, if not world-wide in scope, reunion of all people who are related (or who think that they might be related) to one common, historic ancestor: Johannes Valentin Pressler. With unwavering faith, awesome determination and noble aspirations for economic, political and religious freedoms, Johannes, along with his wife and children, embarked on a journey from Germany to America in 1709 on a pilgrim ship (believe it or not) called “Fame”. They arrived in New York in 1710, thus laying out the path of destiny for all of his descendants in America until today- including some pretty famous people.
Needless to say, there is some rich family heritage and great historical significance behind this event from the past- as well as for the awesome event for which we are planning today! Whether your surname is one of the many spelling variations of his name (as many as 27 different spellings) or if your relationship is not so clear, we cordially invite everyone to explore this website and consider attending our event in June 2014  so that you might make new discoveries for your family and for yourself as “The Journey Continues”…

JBP Signature 01 Grayscale
John B. Preslar
Committee Chair
JVP Family Celebration