Samuel Koestler & Selma Weiss

Bob’s Grandparents:

Samuel KOESTLER 1880-1960 |parents
1907 Selma WEISS 1883-1960 | parents
of Elizabeth, NJ

Samuel Koestler and Selma Weiss were married 25 March 1907 in New York City.


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Residence of Sam and Selma Koestler 1923-1947
360 Elmoro Ave, Elizabeth, NJ

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1938 Selma and Sam Koestler

Samuel Koestler was born 9 May 1880 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey son of Morris Koestler and his wife Jennie Krauskopf (Pick). He was graduated from Battin High School in 1897 and immediately commenced the study of law in the office of Judge Patrick J. Gilhooly. He attended lectures at the New York Law School. He was licensed as an attorney in 1904. Soon afterwards he opened an office in the old Hersh Building where he continued the general practice of law until 1923 when he entered into partnership with his brothers-in-law, the late John J. Stamler and Charles J. Stamler under the firm name of Stamler, Stamler & Koestler. He had been in partnership with his son since 1944 under the firm name of Koestler & Koestler at 125 Broad St. A large part of his work was as a consultant to other lawyers who sought his advice on knotty problems of law. He. was formerly counsel for several Elizabeth banks and building and loan associations. He was a former president to the Union County Bar Association. Mr. Koestler served the Board of Education from 1935 to 1943 and was president from 1940 to 1942. He was one of the original incorporators of the old Community Chest in Elizabeth. He died 3 April 1960 in Summit, New Jersey.

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1959 Selma and Sam Koestler
Palm Beach, Fla.

Selma Weiss was born 16 May 1883 in New York City daughter of Jacob Weiss and his wife Anna Hartman.
She died 20 July 1960 in East Orange, NJ.


Children of Samuel Koestler and Selma Weiss:
1. Melvin Joseph Koestler 25 Dec 1907 – 16 Aug 1979 Roselle Park, NJ
married 1 Mar 1931 NYC Elsa Marion Weschler
2. Adele Evelyn Koestler 6 June 1913 – 9 Feb 2004
married Dr. William Ehrlich 22 Feb 1906 – Oct 1977
Neurosurgeon

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Bill Ehrlich & Adele with Bunny and Allie

a. Marjorie [Bunny] Ehrlich
married Steve Schwartz Architect
i. Michael Scott Schwartz
ii. Lana Jill Schwartz

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front: Lana, Michael, and Bunny Schwartz
back: Steve Schwartz, Bob and Allie Wachstein
at Julie and Marc Pinsonneault’s wedding

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Schwartz family
photo by Alison

b. Alison Ehrlich Photographer
married Robert Wachstein Accountant

Allie-Bob-Liz
Wachstein family

i. Elizabeth Wachstein

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Flame and Elizabeth
photo by Alison Wachstein

Adele married 2nd Loeser Boskey 6 Jan 1906 – 13 Feb 1990

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Aug 87 – Jane Koestler’s Wedding
Claire Hecht, Loeser Boskey, Sadie Richman, Adele Boskey

Family Parties at Elsa Koestler’s
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Julie Koestler, Bunny Schwartz, Michael Schwartz, Alison Wachstein
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Dave Koestler, Michael Schwartz, Elsa Koestler, Anita Weschler, Jane Koestler, Herbert Solomon, Bunny Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Sally Koestler, Lana Schwartz, and Tania Horne, who lived with the Schwartz family while an exchange student
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Michael, David, Lana, Bunny and Herbert

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