Samuel Koestler and Selma Weiss were married 25 March 1907 in New York City.
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.
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.
My grandmother, Selma was about 8 or 9 when her mom sent her to the butcher to pick up a brisket for dinner. Dutifully she went to the butcher, and asked for a brisket, “first cut, please.”
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
a. Marjorie [Bunny] Ehrlich
married Steve Schwartz Architect
i. Michael Scott Schwartz
ii. Lana Jill Schwartz
b. Alison Ehrlich Photographer
married Robert Wachstein Accountant
i. Elizabeth Wachstein
Adele married 2nd Loeser Boskey 6 Jan 1906 – 13 Feb 1990
Family Parties at Elsa Koestler’s
Julie Koestler, Bunny Schwartz, Michael Schwartz, Alison Wachstein
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
Michael, David, Lana, Bunny and Herbert