James was the son of Henry Kreisher and Lydia Roush. He is listed with his brother Philip in the 1880 census of Three Rivers, Saint Joseph County, Michigan. He married in 1883 to Amacitia Crow. An 1886 Kansas City directory lists Philip H. and James P. Kreisher as carpenters. James and Ama are listed in the 1900 census of Kansas City, Missouri. A 1902 directory lists Philip but not James.
Child of James and Amacitia: Ralph B. Kreisher (b.ca.1887)