Yeshayah Steiner

Interesting to note: 

Reb Shayale had a brother Herman Steiner who emigrated to the USA, lived in NYC and is buried in Staten island. The chassidim have made his grave a place to visit too. Reb Shayale has descendants who run the congregation of  Keresztur at 48th Street in Boro Park, Brooklyn, NY.

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Grand Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner of Kerestir, (1851 - 1925), was the founder of the Kerestirer Hasidic dynasty.

He was born on Iyar 3, 1851 in the town of Zboro, Hungary (now Zborov, Slovakia). When he was three years old, his father died. At the age of 12, his mother sent him to study with to Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh of Liska, the author of Ach Pri Tevua. When he died and his son-in-law Rabbi Chaim Friedlander author of Tal Chaim succeeded him, Yeshaya started travelling to Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz. After the passing of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz, he became a disciple of Rabbi Mordechai of Nadvorna. The Nadvorner Rebbe suggested that he move to the town of Kerestir, in Hungary,

In Kerestir he became a famous Hasidic Rebbe and became known as a miracle worker. In 1925 he was succeeded by his son Avraham.

- Adapted from Wikipedia