William Joseph Kaestner
b. 26 April 1913, d. 5 January 1985
- Father: William Andrew Kaestner b. 11 March 1884
- Mother: Anna Bald b. 25 July 1887, d. between 1920 and 1930
- William Joseph Kaestner was born on 26 April 1913 in New Jersey.
- William Andrew Kaestner and Anna Bald appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, at 688 South 20th Street. Other members of the household included William Joseph Kaestner, Joseph Frank Bald.
- William Andrew Kaestner appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Newark, Essex County, New York, at 688 South 20th Street. Other members of the household included William Joseph Kaestner, Franklin A. Kaestner.
- He was working in some sort of electrical occupation, according to the 1930 census.
- He married Ruth Marie Hartwig, daughter of Charles Frederick Hartwig and Lucille Christine Kammerer, on 25 July 1942 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at Holy Trinity Lutheran church, with Dr. Henry J. Pflum officiating.
- Lou Hartmeister and Lucille Hartwig served as attendants at the marriage of Ruth Hartwig and William Kaestner, 25 July 1942.
- The following appeared on 7 October 1942 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. C. Fred Hartwig, of Spruce avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth Marie, to Ensign William J. Kaestner, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kaestner, of East Orange, New Jersey. The wedding took place on July 25 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran church, in Buffalo, N. Y. Dr. Henry J. Pflum performed the ceremony. /P/ The bride was given in marriage by her father. The attendants were Miss Lucille K. Hartwig and Mr. L. Darwin Wilson, of Wilmington, Delaware. /P/ A reception for the immediate families was held at the Hotel Stuyvesant in Delaware avenue. /P/ Ensign Kaestner is at present stationed at the Navy Base on Staten Island.
- The following appeared on 17 January 1944 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. C. Fred Hartwig, of 746 Spruce avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Lucille, to Mr. Louis A. Hartmeister, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Hartmeister, of St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, January 8, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, the rev. Arthur A. Schmoyer, D.D., officiating.
Lieutenant Junior Grade and Mrs. William J. Kaestner, sister and brother-in-law of the bride, were the attendants.
Lieutenant Junior Grade and Mrs. William J. Kaestner have returned to their home in New York City after spending the weekend at the home of Mrs. Kaestner's parents.
- The following appeared on 1 August 1949 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: To Mr. and Mrs. William Kaestner, 8239 Krull parkway, August 1, a daughter, Margo Ruth.
- The following appeared on 24 May 1960 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: William J. Kaestner has been appointed manager of market research for Vanadium Corp. of America, according to an announcement by Raymond H. Filsinger Jr., vice president, sales, New York City.
Mr. Kaestner has been affiliated for 20 years except for brief interruptions, principally for government service. He served as chief of the Ferroalloys Section, Office of Price Stabilization, from 1951 to 1953 and later as chief of the Ferroalloy Branch of the Business and Defense Services Administration.
Prior to his new position he served as staff assistant-sales for Vanadium Corp.
Mr. Kaestner attended University College of Rutgers University and is a member of the National Defense Executive Reserve.
Announcement was also made of the appointment of Thomas R. Burgin to assistant manager of market research.
Both Mr. Kaestner and Mr. Burgin will be located at the corporation's New York headquarters.
- The SSDI lists Kensington, Montgomery County, Maryland, as the last residence of record of William Joseph Kaestner.
- William Joseph Kaestner died on 5 January 1985 at age 71.
- Ruth Marie Hartwig became a widow at his death.
- Last Edited: 1 Dec 2013