Barbara Lewis <bobbi@...>
I am trying to locate information on my grandparents, Samuel and Yetta
KESSLER, who came >from Austria to New York City during the first part of
the twentieth century before my father, whose birth name was Solomon
Willie Kessler, was born in 1913. My father had an older sister, who
went by the name of Ann (may have been changed >from Anna), who was
likely born in N.Y.C., but I am not absolutely sure of her place of
birth. Yetta's maiden name was Antler. I have already checked the
Ellis Island web-site and found three Samuel Kessler's who came >from
Austria. I don't know if the Ellis Island records are complete or
Any help you could give would be appreciated. Both my father and his
sister Ann, as well as his brother, Karl, died before I could get the
information. Ann, whose married name was AMENDOLA, is buried in N.Y.C.
My father died in San Jose, CA. I know very little about his parents.
I have been told by a cousin they died when my father was a teen-ager.
My father's birth certificate says Samuel Kessler was a carpenter.