In addition to Edith and Morris, Abe also had the following siblings at different parts of his life:

  • Lippman was born in July 1887 in Galicia, Austria.  He died tragically on May 24, 1908, at age 20, in New York during a murder/suicide. From what we can tell, his name was never mentioned again in the family.
Slayer of Girl Buried
NY Daily Tribune, Monday May 25, 1908
Three Persons Saw Suicide of Kessler
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 25, 1908

  • Benjamin (twin) was born on February 18, 1899, in New York.  He died on September 17, 1900, at 1 year and 7 months old
Benjamin Kessler Birth Record
  • Israel Mordche (twin) was born on February 18, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York.  Israel died on June 25, 1899, at 4 months old.
Israel Kessler Birth Record
  • Frederick was born on May 11, 1902, in Brooklyn, New York.  He died on May 1, 1904, at almost 2 years old.
Frederick Kessler Birth Record

The four Kessler children who did not survive are all buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth Queens, New York. Their gravesites can be found at:

  • Lipmann: Location 26R-4-0002-157, Society, Brotherhood
  • Benjamin: Location 26R-4-157, Society, Brotherhood
  • Israel: Location 26R-4-157, Society, Brotherhood
  • Frederick: Location 26R-4-157, Society Brotherhood