Kesslers from Wohra, NW of Marburg, SE of Kassel. Stephan Kessler had 11 children, 6 to USA btwn 1858-59 with mother Anna Gertrude or Anna Barbara. Stephan d Ger. Children included Elizabeth, Anna Elizabeth, Maria, George, Seibert, and Anna Katherine. No record of the others. Mother died btwn 1870-74 Eden Township IL. Children except George settled in area of Putnam Co IL. George went to Belmond IA. Stephan may have had a sister Katherine b 1804 who m Ludwig Naumann.