His family home on Sunset is now the Elks Pratt Lodge.
- "New" U of M Boat Livery on Argo Pond, Wystan Stevens, on the Ann Arbor District Library Local History blog.
- Beakes bio of Tessmer
- Liber 158 of Deeds, page 410.
- Plan for Reinventing Dixboro, Sandra Arhaus, Urban Planning 507
The Superior and Ann Arbor Fractional District No. 2 Schoolhouse (Dixboro School) was designed and built by Paul Tessmer, a mason contractor from Ann Arbor, in 1888 to replace a frame schoolhouse built in 1826 when Dixboro was platted.
- Finnegan v. Michigan Central Railroad Co, 1898, in The American and English Railroad Cases 1901.