GENEALOGY OF KESSLERS IN ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA
In 1855, the first railroad entered Fort Wayne. Called the Ohio and Indiana RR, it was
131 miles long and connected with Crestline, Ohio. Later, it merged with other local
roads, and was known as the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago RR. It was eventually
absorbed into the Pennsylvania system, the largest railroad in the world. Gilbert Kessler
was a fireman, an engineer and stationmaster on the Fort Wayne to Crestline run, over a
33 year career. His descendants still live in and around Fort Wayne.
|Link to biographical data for the Gilbert and Hope Kessler family|
Fort Wayne has been a good place for Kesslers to settle and raise our families.
We are blessed with the Reynolds Historical Genealogy Collection of the
Allen County Public Library which is one of the largest repositories of family
research materials in the world! We will be posting some of our findings on this site
in the near future. Please contact us with your questions and share with us some of
your stories and some of your family pictures.
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