Father Riessling was born on 26 August 1851 in the Selz (south Russia). He was ordained on 21 June 1877 in Semenovka. He also served in Köhler. In 1880 he was in Luzern. From 1882 to 1904, he served the parish in Katharinenstadt.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1972): 176.