My mother was a sibling to Preiningers from Stowe. She told me about her dad working the railroads and she could speak German fluently. She has passed away for many years. She had no contact with the family and said she was told not to attend the funerals of her parents. I obtained her school records from Stowe years ago and I believe it was under Pauline Preininger. She had a distinguished mark on her face that she covered with make-up. Because there was no contact with her family I knew nothing about her side of my heritage except her telling me about my granddad working for the railroad.