You mentioned Kessels in NY too.I am related to Kessels in NY.I have a Frederick Kessel, born 1851 in Germany.He raised his family in NY.There were two marriages, though I do not know which was first.He had 3 children with Mary: William, Sophia ("Loyola"), and Marie.He had one child, Celina, with his other wife (name?).
Frederick's son William married Agnes Cuthel and they had 5 children: Agnes, Robert, William, Eleanor, and Marguerite.The younger Agnes is my great-grandmother, who will be celebrating her 100th birthday next year!Below I have listed all the Kessels I know of, with their birth years if known, and married/maiden names.
Agnes (b. 1878, maiden name Cuthel) Agnes (b. 1908, married name Kelly) Betsy Celina Dorothy Eleanor (b. 1910, married name Bora) Frederick (b. 1851) Lillian Marguerite (b. 1915, married name McKinnell) Marie (b. 1885) Mary Mary (b. 1844) Robert (b. 1918) Robert Sophia "Loyola" (b. 1883) William William (1880 - 1925) William (b. 1912)