This is a labor of love, LOVE in abundance for those now alive and those yet to be born with a link to the Kestner Family.Our roots are in Europe and Canada, our immigrants are in the farms, coal mines and cities of the Midwest, our 21st Century lives are on the West Coast of the United States. The goal is to identify all those immigrant ancestors who had the courage and resolve to venture so far in search of better lives and tell their stories for the benefit of their grateful descendants.
Kestner Luck, our Family Tree, is in-progress with a publishing goal of March 1, 2003.Until then, anyone looking for the Kestner Family of Pennsylvania with immigrants from Germany, Austria, Hungary, England and Canada, are invited to make contact.
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
--- John Donne, 1572-1631
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624)