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Re: Looking for past family history
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: January 06, 2012 at 13:39:25
In Reply to: Looking for past family history by Amelia Kessler-Davis of 1468

Hi. I'm not related to this family. This may be the Kesslers in 1920:

1920 United States Federal Census about Ernest G Kessler
Name:        Ernest G Kessler
Age:        4
[4 11/12]
Birth Year:        abt 1916
[abt 1915]
Birthplace:        North Dakota
Home in 1920:        Township 146, Mercer, North Dakota
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Son
Marital Status:        Single
Father's Name:        George M Kessler
Father's Birthplace:        Russia
Mother's name:        Maria Kessler
Mother's Birthplace:        Russia
Household Members:        
Name        Age
George M Kessler 43 b. 1877 Russia, parents b. Russia; immigration 1906 (everyone up to Maria); language-German; Farm Laborer
Maria Kessler         39 -wife- b. 1881 Russia, same
Emma Kessler         16 -dau- b. 1904 Russia
Martha Kessler         15 -dau- b. 1905 Russia
Maria Kessler         14 -dau- b. 1906 Russia
Fredrick Kessler 13 -son- b. 1907 SD
Rudolf Kessler         12 -son- b. 1908 SD
Paulina Kessler 11 -dau- b. 1909 ND
Theodore Kessler 10 -son- b. 1910 ND
Arthur Kessler 7 -son- b. 1913 ND
Albert Kessler         6 -son- b. 1914 ND
Ernest G Kessler 4 11/12 b. 1916 ND **
William Kessler 2 9/12 b. 1918 ND

And in 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census about Ernest G Kessler
Name:        Ernest G Kessler
Birth Year:        abt 1916
Home in 1930:        Township 145, Mercer, North Dakota
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Relation to Head of House:        Son
Father's Name:        George Kessler
Mother's name:        Maria Kessler
Household Members:        
Name        Age
George Kessler        53 b. 1877 Russia, parents b. Russia; immigration 1906; farmer
Maria Kessler        49 -wife- b. 1881 Russia, same
Fred Kessler        23 -son- b. 1907 SD
Rudolf Kessler        22 -son- b. 1908 ND
Paulina Kessler 20 -dau- b. 1910 ND
Theodore Kessler19 -son- b. 1911 ND
Arthur Kessler        17 -son- b. 1913 ND
Albert Kessler        16 -son- b. 1914 ND
Ernest G Kessler 14 -son- b. 1916 ND
Willie Kessler        13 -son- b. 1917 ND

Here is a death record for Ernest:

Social Security Death Index about Ernest Kessler
Name:        Ernest Kessler
SSN:        502-03-9505
Last Residence:        58580 Zap, Mercer, North Dakota, United States of America
Born:        2 Nov 1915
Died:        21 Mar 1994
State (Year) SSN issued:        North Dakota (Before 1951)

Here is the family on a passenger ship list:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Georg Keasler
Name:        Georg Keasler
[Georg Kessler]
Arrival Date:        16 May 1906
Birth Year:        abt 1876
Age:        30
Gender:        Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality:        German
Port of Departure:        Bremen
Port of Arrival:        New York, New York
Ship Name:        Kaiser Wilhelm Ii
Relative in U.S. - Uncle Philip ?
Georg Kessler 30 b. 1876 ; farm laborer
Maria Kessler 26 b. 1880
Emma Kessler 3 b. 1903
Martha Kessler 2 b. 1904
Maria Kessler 9 mon b. 1905

According to a family tree on Ancestry.com Johann Georg Michael Kessler was born 27 Apr 1876 in Gluckstal, Russia and died 26 Aug 1931 in Stanton, Mercer, ND. He married Maria Bieber on 2 Mar 1898 in Glueckstal Colony, Russia. He was the son of Michael Kessler, b. 1851 and Caroline Fredricka Stotz. Maria Bieber was b. 30 May 1880 in Gluckstal, Russia the daughter of Friedrich Bieber & Fredericke Nellich. Maria died 26 Aug 1938 in Hazen, Mercer, ND at the home of her daughter, Emma Murschel.

Here is the family in 1910:

1910 United States Federal Census about George Kessler
Name:        George Kessler
Age in 1910:        34
Birth Year:        1876
Birthplace:        Russia
Home in 1910:        Township 142, Mercer, North Dakota
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Immigration Year:        1906
Relation to Head of House:        Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Mary Kessler
Father's Birthplace:        Russia
Mother's Birthplace:        Russia
Household Members:        
Name        Age
George Kessler        34 b. 1876 Russia-Ger, Parents b. Russia-Ger; imm 1906; Farmer
Mary Kessler        30 -wife- b. 1880 Russia, same
Emma Kessler        7 -dau- b. 1903 Russia
Martha Kessler        6 -dau- b. 1904 Russia
Marie Kessler        4 -dau- b. 1906 Russia
Fred Kessler        3 -son- b. 1907 SD
Rudell Kessler        2 -son- b. 1908 SD
Paulinea Kessler 1 -dau- b. 1909 ND

Hope this helps. Annie
       



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