My great great grandfather Elmer Besenger (Bessenger; Bessinger) never revealed where he originated. He shows up in the 1900 census in Deloge and Elvins, Missouri area. If anyone has any information about either him or his son James Elmer Bessenger my family would be soooo grateful. It's sad when you can't even trace your history back two generations. I know that at least one of them worked at the mines.