Erhard Kastler was the chief abbot of St. Bernard monastery in Switzerland from 1512 to 1525.
An account of the visit between William V. Kastler and Professor Alfred Kastler in October of 1973 in Los Angeles, California.
A document from circa 1540 of the abby of Söflingen, pertaining to a village called Burlafingen, near the city of Ulm showing a possible alternate meaning for the name “Kastler”.
The sons of Nicholas Kastler and Helen Kinzer, Philip and Adam Kastler, were involved in the hat wear industry in the latter 19th century Chicago.
Swabia’s name is derived from that of the Suebi, a Germanic people who, with the Alemanni, occupied the upper Rhine and upper Danube region in the 3rd century AD and spread south to Lake Constance and east to the Lech River. Known first as Alemannia, the region was called Swabia from the 11th century. The…
Restaurant Chastenloch Several years ago this postcard came to me from eBay. The text on it reads: “Kastler Loch (Canton Appenzell)”. I was able to locate the current establishment, and wrote them regarding the postcard. They said that the name Chastenloch probably comes from the name Kastler Loch, when the original Kast family lived in…
True German surnames are primarily going to be a product of the ancestor’s personal attributes, where they came from, or their profession. Several theories regarding the names Kastler, Kastner, and Kasteler.
DNA testing can enhance existing family research by confirming paper trails and family stories. For some however, it’s the fun of finding out genetic makeup, where their distant ancestors came from.