I have just received a copy of my grandmother's social security application. No one in my family was sure how her maiden name was spelled. Because of her accent they thought it was Kastle. But after getting the application I found it was spelled Kastel.
I also found my greatgrand father's name was Anton and he was married to Mary (maiden name unknown). My grandmother was born somewhere in Austria in 1897. I know she had an older sister in the United States. When Grandma came here in 1911(approximately)the sister and her husband picked her up and took her by train somewhere. I do not know where they lived.
My cousin said they found grandma's name at Ellis Island. But the name was spelled wrong as many of them where.
There also was a brother that stayed in Austria. I am not sure what his name was or if he was younger or older.
My grandmother lived in Pennsylvania and I grew up in California so there was not very much communication. My grandmother passed away last year at the age of 101 years old almost 102 years old. Before my father died he said she did not talk about the old country. And that was evidenced when I got a copy of the death certificate and my aunt did not know my greatgrand parent's names. Well if any of this sounds like a match e-mail me at Mauimorton@aol.com