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  • Anne Kessler (1889 - 1976)
    Annie Mailer (Ann Mailer) born in South Africa to Lithuanian parents. Sister to Isaac Mailer (Norman Mailer's father) d. Feb 1976 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA m. David Kessler - b. c 1890 Rus...
  • Carl Ballantine (1917 - 2009)
    Carl Ballantine (September 27, 1917 – November 3, 2009) was an American magician, comedian and actor. Billing himself as "The Great Ballantine", "The Amazing Ballantine" or "Ballantine: The World's G...

About the Kessler surname

  • family name was actually KISHON but at the border in russia they wrote down kessler
  • family name was spelled "Kestler" in CZ but was changed to "Kessler" when arrived in the US

-Interestingly, it seems that we’ve found quite a few different origins of the “Kessler” name. That said, in my family, it comes from Germany. It is believed that for some Kesslers, it could have been an occupational name for a kettle/cauldron maker.