Julian H. Preisler
Dear List Members:
Hoping that someone may recognize the name Isaac KOLLER and wife Wilhelmina
(Minna) MOSER >from New York City.
Isaac was >from Teplitz, North Bohemia in the Czech Republic and came to
the US in the 1850's. He died in 1889 and is buried at Mount Nebo Cemetery
in Queens, NY.
Wife was >from Lichtenstadt (Hroznetin) near Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) in the
All of my KOLLER ancestors were >from Teplitz and I'm hoping to connect
Isaac had children:
#1 Charles B. married to Sevilla FEIGEL in 1890. Charles died in 1919,
Sevilla died in 1914 or 1915 and both are buried at Mount Nebo, though his
family did live for a time in Philadelphia where Sevilla was from;
#2 Louis B. married Amelia HECKSCHER in 1884. Louis died in 1926 buried
at Mount Nebo. He and Amelia had a daughter Rachel(1884) and son Ira/Isaac
(1892). Rachel married Milton STRAUS in 1905;
#3 William died in 1919 buried Mount Nebo. Wife Nora and one son Richard.
Richard married Margaret or Dorothy and had Edna & Raymond. Richard &
family lived in California;
#4 Samuel nothing is known about him;
#5 Rachel born in NYC died in 1935 buried at Mount Nebo, married Sigmond
SCHNELLER in 1885. Two daughters Juliette and Hortense who died after
1940 and never married;
#6 Joseph B. born in NYC died in 1945, never married;
#7 Emily B. born in NYC 1866 or 1867 died in 1899 and buried at Mount
I have searched every available database for the family including
Jewish records >from Teplitz, but cannot make a definite connection. I
have some of the grave photos and while they are quite elaborate
they include little or no Hebrew so at this point I do not know the
name of Isaac's father which would be quite helpful. Per Isaac's and
Minna's death years, there is no record listed in the NYC databases.
All of the Kollers >from Teplitz are connected somehow and I hope to
include this mystery one in my family tree. Not many of the family at
all left Europe for the USA.
Thanks to everyone for reading this rather long description.
Julian H. Preisler
Falling Waters, West Virginia