|. Jacob Nester, 1761 - 1844
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
R Jacob Nester,1 (ancestry unknown)
. Jacob's parentage is unknown. Family tradition is that the family came to America when Jacob was 8, the mother died enroute at
. sea, and the father stayed in America about 3 years and returned to Germany on business. Jacob was left with an aunt and the
. father was never heard from again. Some descendants have speculated that Jacob's father was Johann Gottfried Nestler, who was
. on a ship's passenger list in 1773 (the "Sally", from Rotterdam to Portsmouth, England, to Philadelphia, John Osmond Command-
. er). The only reason for this speculation apparently is the name similarity and the approximately correct time period, but no spe-
. cific evidence. Others have speculated that Jacob was related to Frederick Nester of Berks Co, Pa, perhaps a nephew or grandson,
. but there is no evidence for that either, but he could be a s/o of an unknown son of Frederick. One source said Jacob's mother was
. French, and another said Jacob was French.
. b Feb 1761 Germany; d 31 Jan 1844 Philippi, Barbour Co, Va (WVa).
. m(1) Elizabeth Bedford, d 1784, d/o George Bedford.
. m(2) 10 Oct 1785 Fayette Co, Pa to Maria Magdalena Durr, b 5 Aug 1764 Md, d 9 Jul 1826 Nestorville, Barbour Co, d/o Andreas
. Durr and Magdalena Reiger (d/o Hans Michael Reiger).
. m(3) 29 Jul 1827 to Elizabeth Ann Fansler, b Oct 1791, d 10 Oct 1868 Nestorville, Barbour Co, d/o Henry Fansler.
. Jacob served in the Berks Co militia in 1777, in Capt Ritter's Co, 3rd Battn.
. issue: (the bapt records for Jacob, George, and Maria in Carroll Co, Md listed them as "Nestler"s)
. 1. Jacob Nester, b 10 Jun 1786 Md, d 1814, m ___ Poling.
R2 2. George Washington Nester, b 30 Aug 1787 Md, m Amelia Poland (Poling).
R3 3. David Nester, b 1790 Md, m Elizabeth Cox.
. 4. Mary Magdalena Nester (Polly), b 29 Dec 1793 Taneytown, Carroll Co, Md, d 3 Feb 1882, m 6 Aug 1813 Randolph Co to
. John Petrus Shaver (Shaffer), b 29 Nov 1788 Germany.
. 5. Catherine Elizabeth Nester (Katy), b 21 Nov 1795 Fayette Co, Pa, d 22 Nov 1878 Cove Dist, Barbour Co, WVa, m William
. L. Cox, b 26 May 1793 Frederick Co, Md, d 3 Mar 1855 Barbour Co.
R4 6. Daniel Nester, b 16 Oct 1797 Pa, m(1) Marion Anna Wilson, m(2) Nancy Howdersheldt.
R5 7. John Nester, b 2 Mar 1799 Va, m Sarah C. Auvil.
. 8. Michael Nester, b 1801, apparently d young.
R6 9. Samuel Nester, b 29 Apr 1805 Randolph Co, Va (WVa), m Catherine Lantz.
. Carl Kenneth Nestor (dec) authored "Descendants of Jacob Nester 1761-1844", 3rd edition, 1983, and placed an earlier edition in
. the Library of Congress.
. Andrew Nester (NFNA) has authored a greatly expanded editon of this genealogy, May 2003.
. His email was: email@example.com [He died in Feb 2020.]
. To order "The Descendants of Frederick Nester (ca 1709-1782) of Berks County, Pennsylvania, and Descendants", 8th edition,
. May 2003, which contains NO INFORMATION on the above Jacob Nester: Book Orders
. To go to the outline of the Frederick Nester family: Outline or to go to the 1st page of this book: Frederick Nester