Margaret Kessler, aged 68 years, died at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at her country residence at New Hirlingen. Mrs. Kessler was born in Franklin, Ohio, and came to Buchanan County in 1845. She is survived by her husband, Sebastian Kessler, and two daughters, Mrs. Calisty Weipert and Miss Rose Waller. The funeral occurred Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, Rev. A. C. Bukes conducting the services.
Source: The Catholic Tribune, 6 October 1906, p. 5