|. John Ballard Nester, 1875 - 1909, s/o James Anderson Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
C112 John Ballard Nester,7 C11 (James,6,Aaron,5,William,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2,Frederick,1)
. b 30 Mar 1875 Carroll Co, Va (b Mar 1876 acc to 1900 census); d 1 Apr 1909 Chicago, Ill, age "34", bur Forest Home Cem.
. Death rec: John B. Nester, b Va, d 1 Apr 1909 Chicago, age 34, railroad conductor, married, parents born Va, residence 2566
. Harvard St.
. m ca 1899 to Ida C. Britting, b May 1879 Ohio. Her last name given in son Raymond's death listing.
. See her picture below.
. 1900 Cook Co, Ill census, Chicago, West Town, ED 853, sheet 16B, 2560 Harvard St, #230/233, John Nester, Mar 1876 Va,
. RR brakeman, Ida, May 1879 Ohio (marr 1 yr, 0 ch, Ala,NY).
. 1910 Cook Co census, Harvay City, 1st Ward, ED 118, sheet 2A, 15714 Vine Ave, #20/25, Ida C. Nester,30 Ohio (wid, 5 ch,
. 4 living, US,NY), Ray,8 Ill, Stacy,5 Ill, Francis,4 Ill (son), Arthur,2 Ill. (father of children listed as b in Va)
. 1914 Harvey, Ill City Directory, p 60: Nester Ida (wid John) r 15926 Park av
. ? 1920 Cook Co census, Chicago, Ward 5, ED 238, sheet 4B, 3838 Round, #53/82, Ida Nester,40 Ida (wid, Ida,Ida), Frank,20 Ill
. (Ill,Ida), clerk, city, Authur,19 Ill (Ill,Ida), shipping clerk, dry goods.
. 1930 Cook Co census, Chicago, Ward 13, ED 16-491, sheet 8A, 951 West 35th Place, #39/65, Ida Nester,51 Ohio (wid, marr
. age 20, Cuba,NY).
. 1932, 15 Apr: Washington Co, Va Will Bk 35, p 227 (rec 13 Jun): Acct of J.A. Nester, mentions children of John Nester to
. receive life insurance disbursements: Arthur, James Ray, Stacy Nester Cerms, and Frances.
. 1936 Muskegon, Mich City Directory, p 320: Nester Ida C (wid John) r535 W Webster av
. 1938 Muskegon, Mich City Directory, p 550: Nester Ida
. 1940 Cook Co census, Chicago, Ward 17, ED 103-1129, sheet 1B, 7250 S Yale Ave, #26, Ida C. Nester,60 Ohio (wid), house-
. keeper for Aoni and Barbara L. Baterson family. (Ida was living in Muskegon, Mich in 1935.)
C1121 1. James Raymond Nester (Raymond,Ray), b 1 Mar 1902 Chicago, m Minnie Clara Brandt.
. 2. Stacey G. Nester (Stace), b 21 Jul 1904 Chicago, d 12 Apr 1980 (SSDI 391-68-2946 Wisc), m(1) 2 May 1921 Cook Co
. to Jerome Cerms, b 17 Sep 1894 Croatia, d Apr 1975 (SSDI 337-01-8869 Ill). She m(2) James J. Reid, b ca 1902 Wisc, d
. 2 Apr 1965 Kenosha Co (not in SSDI). He was Jerome M. Cerms, b 10 Apr 1894 Austria in his WW II draft reg card.
. Stacey's LR: Madison, Dane Co, Wisc 53706. Jerome's LR: Chicago, Cook Co 60647.
. Jerome may be the Jerome Cerms,36 Jugo-Slavia (married), listed as a patient in the Kankakee State Hospital, in Kankakee
. Co, Ill. He was poss the Jerome Cerms who m 28 Jun 1952 Cook Co to Lottie Morman.
. 1920 census, Stacy not located.
. 1930 DuPage Co, Ill census, Lisle, St Joseph Bohemian Orphanage, ED 22-42, sheet 1A, Mary Cerms,7 Ill, Grace Cerms,
. 5 Ill, Helen Cerms,4 11/12 Ill, Geraldine Cerms,2 7/12 Ill. (Stacey not located in 1930.)
. 1932 Stacy Nester Cerms to receive life insurance disbursement from her grandfather J. A. Nester.
. 1937 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 342: Reid Jas J (Stacey) brasswkr h7201 38th av
. 1940 Kenosha Co, Wisc census, Kenosha, ED 30-346, sheet 2B, 7201 38th Ave, #36, James J. Reid,38 Wisc, roller, brass
. products, Stacey,35 Ill, Paul,14 Wisc, Rosemary,12 Wisc, Grace Cerms,15 Ill (stepdau), Helen,14 Ill (stepdau).
. (Stacey, Grace, and Helen were living in Cook Co, Ill in 1935.)
. 1941 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 310: Reid Jas J (Stacey) mach h7201 38th av
. 1942, 27 Apr: Chicago, Cook Co, Ill: WW II draft registration card: Jerome M. Cerms, b 10 Apr 1894 Austria, age 48; of
. 5405 Princeton Ave, Chicago; contact: Geraldine Cerms of same address; employed by Boston Store, Chicago; descri-
. bed as 5' 10 1/2", 157 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
. 1943 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 316: Reid Jas J (Stacey) lab ABCo h6606 21st av
. 1943 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 78: Cerms Grace r6606 21st av
. Cerms Helen C emp N-KCorp r6606 21st av
. 1947 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 399: Reid Jas J (Stacy) brasswkr ABCo h6606 21st av
. 1947 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 399: Reid Stacy Mrs sec-treas Brass & Copper Workers Ladies Auxiliary Local
. 19322 r6606 21st av
. 1950 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 376: Reid Jas J (Stacey) fctywkr h6606 21st av
. 1954 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 469: Reid Jas J (Stacy G) fcty wkr ABCo h6606 21st av
. 1955 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 434: Reid Jas J (Stacey) ship clk ABCo h6606 21st av
. 1958 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 284: Reid Jas J (Stacey G) fcty wkr ABCo h6606 21st av
. 1959 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 284: Reid Jas J (Stacey G) fcty wkr ABCo h6606 21st av
. 1960 Kenosha, Wisc City Directory, p 329: Reid Jas J (Stacey G) fcty wkr ABCo h6606 21st av
. 1968 Stace Reid mentioned in her brother Arthur's obituary.
. 1969 Stacey Nestor mentioned in her brother Frank D. Nestor's obit.
. a. Mary E. Cerms, b 5 Jun 1922 Chicago, d/o Jerome Crms, age 28, b Croatia, and Stacey Nester, age 18, b Chicago.
. Their address was 338 W 38th St, acc to Mary's birth certificate, see image below.
. 1940 Cook Co census, Chicago, South Shore Hospital, ED 103-483, sheet 12A, Mary E. Cerms,19 Ill, maid.
. (She was living in Lisle, DuPage Co, Ill in 1935.)
. 1990's: Mary E. Cerms was living at 19 E Ohio St in Chicago.
. b. Grace Cerms, b ca 1925 Ill.
. c. Helen Catherine Cerms, b 13 Apr 1925 Cook Co, d 1 Aug 1987 Contra Costa Co, Cal (SSDI 399-18-4507 Wisc), m(1)
. John Cornelius Adams. She m(2) ____ Pricco. Helen's LR: Concord, Contra Costa Co, Cal 94519.
. Her Cal death index gives her father's last name as Cerms and mother's maiden name as Nestor.
. (1) (male) Adams, d 28 Jul 1947 Cook Co, s/o John Cornelius Adams and Helen Catherine Cerms.
. d. Geraldine Cerms, b 21 Aug 1927 Cook Co (Jeroline in birth index). Not listed in 1940 census.
. Poss the Geraldine Cerms who m 5 Sep 1973 Las Vegas, Clark Co, Nev to Einar C. Hast. She was of Idaho at that time.
. He was Einar Clifton Hast, b 15 Jan 1905 Minn, d 30 Dec 1988 Santa Barbara, Cal (SSDI 571-50-2135 Cal), with LR:
. Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co, Cal 93455. He had m(1) 24 Oct 193 Fremont, Iowa to Dorothy C. Nelson, b ca 1913 Ft
. Dodge, Iowa, d/o Carl Nelson and Esther Buckles, and they div Feb 1970 Los Angeles. He was s/o Erick Hast and Anna
C1122 3. Francis D. Nestor (Frank), b 13 Dec 1905 Ill, m Theresa F. Kissel.
. Apparently Walter Neester, b 13 Dec 1905 Chicago, s/o John B. Neester and Ida Bitting, or this is Francis' twin.
. ? 4. Grace Nester. Claimed by Barbata family site below, although that Grace, b ca 1907, was not apparently related to John
. and Ida, but rather the d/o Agnes Malloy Nester (d/o Michael and Winefred Malloy) and who m Michael J. Nester/Nestor,
. who is not related to the Nester family of Carroll Co, Va. John and Ida did have a 5th child, as stated in the birth record for
. John Ruffes Nester (Arthur D.), below.
. 5. Arthur D. Nester, b 17 Apr 1908 Ill, d 21 Sep 1968 Cook Co (SSDI 322-09-0022 Ill), bur Resurrection Cem, Chicago, m(1)
. 21 Jan 1931 Cook Co to Louise A. Kosarek, b 1912 Chicago, d 15 Sep 1944 Chicago, age 32, d/o Albert "Hosarek" and Mary
. Gayd, and wife of Arthur. She was bur Resurrection Cem, Justice Park, Cook Co. Arthur m(2) Lottie Scurek Kamon, b 29
. May 1912 Ill, d 7 Mar 1998 (SSDI 351-09-6702 Ill), d/o John and Mary Scurek. Lottie's LR: Chicago, Cook Co 60632.
. She was the widow of Frank Kamon, b 26 Jan 1910, d 19 Feb 1936 Chicago (suicide by hanging), s/o Jacob Kamon and
. Katie Dlyby. Their son was Lawrence F. Kamon, see below.
. Note: John Ruffes Nester, b 17 Apr 1908 at 2566 Harvard St, s/o Johan Nester, age 34, and Ida Nester, age 33. John's
. occup given as "Kundactor". Both John and Ida born Chicago, and residence 2528 Harrison St. Arthur listed as 5th
. child of mother, with 4 total living. See image of his birth record below.
. ? 1930 Cook Co census, Chicago, Ward 4, ED 16-123, sheet 3B, 4730 Drexel Blvd, #8/82, Arthur Nester,21 Ill (Eng,Germ),
. manager, cigar store, lodger with Irene S. Wagner.
. (No proof this is same Arthur and parents' place of birth inconsistent.)
. 1940 Cook Co census, Chicago, Ward 12, ED 103-835, sheet 17B, 4644 S Wood, #362, Arthur Nester,30 Ill, clerk, stock
. yd, Louise,27 Ill.
. 1940 Cook Co census, Chicago, Ward 14, ED 103-975, sheet 3A, 4716 Marshfield St, #48, Anna Scurek,25 Ill, laborer,
. stock yards, Sophie,17 Ill (sister), new worker, Lottie Kamon,27 Ill (sister), laborer stock yards.
. (Lawrence not located in the census.)
. 1968, 22 Sep: obit "Arthur D. Nester, beloved husband of Lottie nee Scurek; dear father of Lawrence (Geraldine) Kamon;
. grandfather of four; brother of Frank (Theresa) Nester, Stace Reid, and the late Raymond Nester (the late Minnie).
. Services Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901-07 S. Archer avenue. Interment Resurrection.
. Visitation Monday after 1 p.m. 735-7521."
. Lawrence F. Kamon, b 26 Aug 1936, d 18 May 2002 (SSDI 350-28-9115 Ill), m 18 Jun 1960 Cook Co to Geraldine R.
. Schultz, b 17 Nov 1938, d 2 Jul 2009 (SSDI 354-30-0207 Ill),
. Lawrence's LR: Manhattan, Will Co, Ill 60442. Geraldine's: Mokena, Will Co, Ill 60448.
. Ref: 1. Barbata family tree at www.ancestry.com, owner: popgroove
. This site claims Ida's parents were Michael and Wineford Malloy, apparently confusing the following Grace Nester,
. b ca 1907, with Grace, the claimed child of John and Ida. Michael and Winneford lived in McLean Co, Ill in 1880
. and Ida wasn't listed with them. Agnes was the widow of Michael Nestor, per her 1968 obit.
. 1910 Cook Co census, Chicago, 11th Ward, ED 544, sheet 3A, 1848 Washburn Ave, #21/56, Winfred Malloy,62 Ill
. (wid, 12 ch, 5 living, Ire,Ire), Daniel,34 Ill (Ire,Ill), machinist, machine factory, Agnes Nester,6 Ill (granddau),
. Lauretta,5 Ill (granddau), Grace,3 Ill (granddau). (The Nester children's parents listed as born in Ill.).
. 1920 Cook Co census, Chicago, 18th Ward, ED 1062, sheet 9A, 2028 Flournoy St, #104/172, Agnes Nestor,36 Ill
. (wid, Ire,Ill), operator, western ...., Agnes,16 Ill, Loretta,14 Ill, Grace,12 Ill, Winifred Malloy,72 Ill (mother,
. wid). (The children's father listed as born in Ill.)
. 1930 Cook Co census, Chicago, 18th Ward, ED 16-692, sheet 12 A, 2549 W Marquette Rd, #134/248, Agnes Nes-
. tor,46 Ill (wid), service clerk, Western Union, Agnes,26 Ill (dau), teacher, public school, Winifold Malloy,82
. Ill (wid, mother, Ire,Ire).
. 1900 Cook Co census, the above family was Mike Malloy, May 1843 Ire, Wineford, Jan 1849 Ill, Daniel, Jan 76 Ill,
. Agnes, May 83 Ill, Grace, Mar 89 Ill.
. This site also says that John's widow Ida was the same Ida Nester who m 23 Oct 1970 Cook Co to Calvin Adkins, d
. 23 Oct 1970 Chicago (not in SSDI). But this doesn't seem likely.
. 2. "Chicago Tribune", 29 Sep 2005, obit for Mary Godlewski, nee Scurek, d/o John and Mary Scurek, mentions sister
. "late Lottie (Arthur) Nester".
|. Ida C. Nester
. Picture from Barbata family tree site