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Diessner is a historical location and former post office located near Mosquito Lake, north of Vya.

Diessner is named Oscar Diessner, who was the first postmaster.[1]

One of Oscar's children was Emily, who taught school in Gerlach during WWII. Emily married John F. Gilmartin and taught in Gerlach in the 1960's.[2] John F. Gilmartin was a principal of the school.[3].

Diessner appears in the 1937 Washoe County Map. The 1948 Washoe County Map shows the location as Drown Ranch.



  • GNIS Diessner (historical)
    • Citation: County Base Map Series, Nevada Department of Transportation, historic (1930's). WA3/1937
  • GNIS Diessner Post Office (historical)
    • "PO Feb 1923 to Oct 1933"
    • Citation: "Gamett, James, and Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Post Offices. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1983, 176 pp. Discusses historical background of Nevada post offices. p57"