Posted By:Melissa Uttendorfsky
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Subject:John Kestler
Post Date:August 26, 2003 at 10:45:33
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Forum:Sullivan County, NY Genealogy Forum
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I am searching for any information at all on John Kestler son of George Kestler and Josephine Mary Farrell Kestler. I am guessing he was born in teh Sullivn County, NY area. he was my grandfather, Joseph's, older brother. My aunt says she remembers her father telling her he had 2 older brothers, John and Peter. My grandfather's name was Joseph John Keslter, he was born in December of 1905 in Calliccon, Sullivan County, NY. His maother died in 1908 in childbirth with George, possibly in March. George died in 1910 or 1911. Joseph and George were sent to an orphan's home in Middletown, Orange County, NY. The older boys may have also been sent there. Any help would be greatly apreciated, Joseph died in 1952 when my mother was 6 and she never knew much about her Kestler relatives. George had a brother William and his father's name may have been Joseph.