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Family: KESTELL, John Adam/FEISS, Kate (F19826)
m. 23 Oct 1907


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  • Father | Male
    KESTELL, John Adam

    Born  7 Apr 1882  Allenton, Washington, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Jun 1966  Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  23 Oct 1907  Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  KESTELL, George Sr. | F19800 Group Sheet 
    Mother  TIRY, Ferdinanda | F19800 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    FEISS, Kate

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    Child 1 | Female
    KESTELL, Helen

    Born  19 Aug 1909   
    Died  14 Apr 1954  San Bernandino, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  F21103 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    KESTELL, Earl Andrew

    Born  4 Feb 1913   
    Died  14 Jan 1932  Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    > KESTELL, Cyril Peter

    Born  13 Jun 1914  Allenton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Mar 1978  Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  GROO, Mary Barbara | F20028 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Female
    > KESTELL, Patricia

    Born  17 Mar 1916   
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    Spouse  SNYDER, James | F20948 
    Married  12 Jun 1937  Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  MARLOTT, Robert J. | F20957 
    Married  10 Jan 1948   

    Child 5 | Female
    KESTELL, Genevieve

    Born  4 Sep 1917   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  BITTON, Don | F20951 
    Married  8 Nov 1932   

    Child 6 | Male
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    Spouse  THOMPSON, Hazel | F19953 
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    Child 7 | Female
    > KESTELL, Claudia

    Born  16 May 1922   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  WICK, Harvey | F20947 
    Married  5 Jun 1942   

    Child 8 | Female
    KESTELL, Lucille Francis

    Born  16 Sep 1923   
    Died  28 Sept. 2000   
    Buried     
    Spouse  HOMMAS, Howard | F20945 
    Married  7 Jul 1944   

  • Notes  Married:
    • History of Kestel Bros. Company: On May 6th, two brothers, John A. Kestel and George J. Kestel, opened a small general merchandise business under the name of Kestel Bros., at 302 N. Central Ave., then known as the 'Zeidler' building. Their capital was small, but their enthusiasm and determination was big. Their motto was, "Honesty is the Best Policy." They believed in selling honest merchandise at honest prices.
      Their first three years, sales were small in figures, but big in the vision they had for the future. The business grew steady, but not phenomenal. On January 10th, 1910, the Michael Steinmetz business was taken over and a company was then formed which was called Kestel Bros. Company, which was incorporated under the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The company was capitalized at $25,000.00. The stockholders on above date were: C. E. Blodgett, John a Kestel, George J. Kestel, and J. M. Berg. The business during the first year under the new corporation increased 100%. On Feb. 1st, 1913, J. A. Kestel secured an option on Mr. C. E. Blodgett's stock and on March 1st, 1913, turned over this stock to 39 people in this city and rural districts with the guarantee of 6% on their investment and 5% on their purchases. It was at this time that the other brothers, Harry W. Kestel, Joseph J. Kestel, Math. J. Kestel and Peter J. Kestel, as also Math. P. Michaels, Joseph Seidl and Louis Rembs became stockholders of Kestel Bros. Co.
      (This was taken in part from a brochure named "History of Kestel Bros. Company". Sometime in the later 20's or early 30's the Company was sold and most of the Kestell's moved from the Marshfield area to the State of Washington, including their parents, the George Kestell & Ferdinanda Tiry, or Mr. & Mrs. George Kestell.)