My mother’s paternal birth family are the Kesslers’ from Austria / Poland. Because Kessler is such a common name, and because we do not know the names of any of her grandfather’s siblings, we have not been able to trace the family. Stories are told about her birth grandfather, Samuel, working for the Emperor in Vienna, so we will assume he lived there at some point in his life. My mother’s birth grandfather, Samuel Kessler, was married to Bertha Charipper from Brody in Galicia.  Her family is fairly well-documented and you will be able to read about them. In the Kessler section, you can explore and learn about: Abe Kessler Video Clips – you can see and hear Abe towards the end of his life.