I've just discovered today that there was a Kestler in my family. I have a g-grandmother named Sallie Webb Patterson whose mother was Sallie Kestler. We are in Texas and my Sallie Webb Patterson was born in Bryan. She married Ernest Bernard Brogdon.
What I don't understand is that her name is listed as Sallie Webb in one place and adds the Patterson in another. It says on her death certificate that her father was Charles Patterson. Whether Patterson is actually her own line, I don't know. I don't understand why it is left off sometimes. But at least I do know her mother was a Kestler.
Sallie Webb Patterson was born 19 Feb 1883. She died in Waco, Texas, on 23 Feb 1970.
I hope we do make a connection. I never knew anything about her side. It sounds like we have yet another German connection there that I never knew about. I met Sallie Webb Patterson once when I was a little girl. Seems remarkable and significant now, considering how little I knew of her.