Daniel, I am new to this site as well as a decendent of the Kessengers (Indiana line). I just posted and information request as a new message after spending several hours scouring several years of postings. I have copied a wealth of information, not always knowing if it was actually a part of my ancesteral line. What became soon apparent is the endless contributions from your wife. I could sense here compassion and willingness to help so many people like myself, as well as her committment to the book. She must have been a wonderful woman and you were very lucky to have her in your life. I apologize for the untimelyness of this, but I only just discovered her only to realize that she has left us for a better place....maybe rubbing elbows with all the Kessingers. I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and wish you luck on the completion of the book, if that hasn't happened as yet. That will definitely be one piece of work I would love to get a copy of. On behalf of myself and all the people that you too have helped and continue to help, thank you so much.