Kestner Family Genealogy Forum
I live in in a small town named New Melle about 45 miles west of St. Louis. I was in Nashville to visit Dolly and Margaret and Mamie a few times(mostly for funerals). I remember one story about Sally where she took my mom out in the back of the house on Brick Church Pike when my mom was young. It seems my mom had a wart on her hand and Sally took her out on a night with a full moon and rubbed something on the wart and said some strange words and the wart disapeared. Sally was by far the most colorful and loved to play cards in the back room of my Uncle Ted's (Margaret's husband) tavern in St. Louis. They say she drank and cursed more than the men players which was something then.I'm not familiar with Chick. Was he a brother of Dolly's. That would make him my great uncle. Did you ever hear of Pat? We also have a cousin Barbara who is Elizabeth's grand daughter who was my mom's sister Margaret's daughter and she lives in Paducah Ky. I'm sorry but i'm not real computer literate and am not sure what an FTM file is.Do you live in Nashville? I also seem to remember an Uncle Frank Kestner who was married to Katy and was a motorcycle policeman in St. Louis.As i remember it he had a heart attack back in i think the early 30's while standing in front of a Sears store and died.I have the big brass eagle emblem from his police hat and numerous photos of most of the Kestner women i or my mom knew.Great hearing from you and as i remember this stuff i will get it to you.If i had a scanner i would try to send you some of the photos. Do you know anything about where the Schumachers came in to this. I have some of that in the bible i can't find.