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From: Pat Hickin <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Kessler
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:10:42 -0500
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Is this John Kessler related to the Johannes Kessler (b Tyrone PA,
3/8/1727/28, d 3/24/1813, Botetourt Co., VA) m 1755 Eva Dorothea Lehman
(1/24/1733/34, Montgomery Co., MD- d7/24/1798 Botetourt Co., VA).
Apparently Johannes and Eva Dorothea were living in Frederick Co., MD,
ca 1763-1778, when their sons Daniel, Christian, Benjamin, David, and
Abraham were born-- assuming my records are correct.)

Merle C Rummel wrote:
> John Kessler died 14 Feb 1845 at his daughter's house (Elizabeth, wife
> of Nathaniel Burket) in Kosciusko Co IN. He is the son of Elder Ulrich
> Kessler, of the Uwharrie Church, Rowan Co NC, where John was born,
> 1768. His wife was Mary Custer. They moved first to Wilkes Co NC, then
> followed the Custer family to Mill Creek, Hamilton Co OH, c1800. They
> moved to Dublin IN, where Mary died. John Custer (Mary's father) is
> known as an 'Eternal Restorationist' (Pietist Univeralism). Dubliin IN
> was a Universalist Conference Center after the National Road went
> through - about 1835. A grandson, Samuel Custer, says that most of the
> family were Universalists, but Brethren.
> Is this B E Kesler of this family?
> Merle C Rummel
>> B.E. Kesler and his wife LuLu moved to Goshen, Indiana where he founded a
>> Dunkard Brethren church according to his descendants. I know his
>> descendant's wife who still lives near Goshen.
>> Diane Kerchner
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