.                                                                    Jacob Nester, 1761 - 1844
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

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.

2.   George Washington Nester, b 30 Aug 1787 Md, m Amelia Poland (Poling).

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.

6.   Daniel Nester, b 16 Oct 1797 Pa, m(1) Marion Anna Wilson, m(2) Nancy Howdersheldt.

7.   John Nester, b 2 Mar 1799 Va, m Sarah C. Auvil.

8.   Michael Nester, b 1801, apparently d young.

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.
.              To order this book, contact Andrew Nester, email:
.          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:  
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