This is the story from Ambros Kastler. He was born in 1953 and grew up in Klam, Austria, a small town north of the Danube – around 50 km from Linz. After his school days he studied German and geography…
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Learn about the various Kastler families. At the moment only larger families are listed. Smaller families will be added soon.
Kastler Court in New Milford, New Jersey, was named after Private Carl H. Kastler, born April 15, 1896.
Detroit architect Joseph Kastler was well known among his peers. He designed many buildings around the Detroit area.
Henri Kastler, founding member of the Academy of Philately, and was (1st) President from December 19th, 1928 to January 13th, 1957.
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…
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…
True German surnames are primarily going to be the ancestor’s personal attributes, where they came from, or their profession.
Petrus was presented as Minister of Thalfingen on July 15, 1455. His epitaph of red marble is located in the Benedictine monastary of Elchingen, near Ulm.
These are the earliest known Kastlers by this author who have been mentioned in a document or church records. Persons who are known to have existed earlier than when the church books were starting to be used, typically the mid…
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, and where their distant ancestors came from.
When I was young I never gave my name a second thought. After I started into my 20’s, I remember talking with my grandpa Charlie (Charles Jr.) about our Kastler family, usually over a great barbequed cheeseburger, with fresh Iceburg…
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1966 was awarded to Alfred Kastler “for the discovery and development of optical methods for studying Hertzian resonances in atoms.”