.             Andrew Nester, 1748 - 1824, s/o Frederick Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

2    Andrew Nester,2                                                                                                                                                      (Frederick,1)
.
.       "Andreas"
.         b 14 Apr 1748 Germany; d 14 Oct 1824 Berks Co, Pa, bur St Joseph's Hill Church Cem, Pike Twp, Berks Co, Pa, Old Row 14,
.            Range R.  His name given as Andreas in some records, and on his tombstone - see
picture below.
.         m(1) Maria Catherine Herb (Catherine), b 16 May 1755, d 16 Sep 1795 (New Hanover Lutheran Church Rec), bur Hill Church
.                  Union Cem, d/o Jacob H.(?J.) Herb (s/o Johann Herb/Harp and Ann Judith ____) and Maria Catherine Hauck (Catherine)
.                  (d/o Jacob and Maria Elizabeth Hauck).  See
picture of her tombstone below.
.         m(2) 11 Feb 1796 New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery Co, Pa to Maria Barbara Herb (Barbara), b 10 Feb 1765, d/o the
.                  above Jacob and Maria.

.         Andrew (Andreas) lived in Hereford Twp, Berks Co, Pa and secured his father's farm between 1773-79.
.         He was a RW soldier from Berks Co - see 1935 burial card below..

.         1768, 20 Sep: Andrew Nester was on of the witnesses to the marriage of Jacob Gruss, widower, to Catherine Nester, single, age 15.
.                   This could not be Andrew's sister.  Jacob Gruss was the witness to the remarriage of Frederick Nester's widow Catherine in
.                   1785.
.         1772, 19 Apr: New Hanover Lutheran Church: Maria Catharine Nester was sponsor for the baptism of Maria Elizabeth Herb, b 3
.                   Jan 1772, d/o Jacob and Maria Catharine Herb.
.         1773-75 Berks Co tax lists: Andrew Nester.
.         1777, 27 Apr: New Hanover Lutheran Church: Andreas and Catharina Nester were sponsors for the baptism of Maria Catherine
.                   Herb, b 5 Apr 1777, d/o Jacob and Catharine Herb.
.         1778 Berks Co tax list: Andreas Nester.
.         1779-80 Berks Co tax lists: Andrew Nester.
.         1779 Muster list of Capt David Strauss's Hereford Company: Andrew Nester, 4th Class: 1777 Spring exercises: Batt 1, 1777 Fall
.                  exercises, Muster 3, fines assessed: 17 Pds, 6 Sh.
.                  On line "
Berks County Revolutionary War Soldiers March 1777 - March 1780" (Berks County):
.                  
http://berks.pa-roots.com/Military/RevolutionaryWar/berksjn3.html
.         1779 Hereford Twp Proprietary Return: And'w Nestor, 135 acres, 3 horses, 4 cattle, tax 1200.
.                  (In this year Frederick Nester was listed with no land, and he was not listed in later returns or tax lists.  This is evidence that
.                  Andrew took over his land, indicating he was his son.)
.         1780 Hereford Twp Proprietary Return: Andrew Nestor, 135 acres, 3 horses, 5 cattle, tax 29.7.6
.         1781 Hereford Twp Proprietary Return: And'w Nestor, 135 acres, 3 horses, 5 cattle, tax 5.7.0.
.         1781 Berks Co tax list, p 124: Andw Nestor, 135 A land $800, 3 Ho $300, 4 Cows $100, total $1200.
.         1782-83 Berks Co tax lists: Andrew Nester.
.         1784, 4 Jul: Andrew and Catharine Nester were sponsors for the baptism of Frederick Herb, b 5 Mar 1784, s/o Frederick and Cath-
.                   arine.
.         1784 Hereford Twp Proprietary Return: Andrew Nester, 130 acres, 3 horses, 3 cattle, 4 sheep.
.         1785 Hereford Twp Proprietary Return: Andrew Nester, no  land, tax 1.19.6.
.         1785 Berks Co tax list: Andrew Nester.
.         1786 Berks Co tax list: Andrew Nest
on.
.         1787-89 Berks Co tax lists: Andrew Nester.
.         1790 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 92, Andw Nester, 1 free WM 16 or over, 6 free WM < 16, 3 free WF.
.         1800 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 208, Andrew Nester, 32010-11010-00.
.         1810 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 161/782, Andrew Nester, 31001-30101.
.         1817 New Hanover Lutheran Church: Andreas and Barbara Nester were sponsors for the baptism of Catharine Erb, b 24 Jun 1817,
.                  d/o Peter and Magdalena Erb.
.         1820 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 159, Andrew Nester, 010101-0020102.
.         1824, 10 Nov: Berks Co Will Bk 9, p 268, adm of Andrew Nester's estate, wife Barbara and son Daniel were administrators.
.         1825, 11 Nov: Berks Co: administration of Andrew Nester's estate: Barbara Nester, widow, Daniel Nester, eldest living son, John
.                   Rischel and Samuel Lesor were bound for $5000.  Real estate consisting of a messuage tenement and tract of land situated in
.                   Hereford Twp, adjoining lands of Henry Derr, Charles Moser, John Nester, and John Lieser, contaiing 163 acres, 69 perches.
.                   115 a, 53 p were sold to Peter Weller and 48 a, 14 p were sold to John DeFran.  Also another tract of land situated in Hereford
.                   Twp, adjoining lands of John Lesor and Jacob Genet, containing 104 a, 60 perches.  This land was sold to John Weller for
.                   $7.80 per acre.
.         1825 Berks Orphan Court Index, Bk 9, p 54: Inquisition and sale for Andrew Nester.
.         1826 Berks Orphan Court Index, Bk 9, p 75-76: Report of sale for Andrew Nester.
.         1826 Berks Orphan Court Index, Bk 9, p 111: Account for Andrew Nester, $2284.53.
.         1829 Berks Orphan Court Index, Bk 10, p 80: Account for Andrew Nester.
.         1830 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 258, Barbary Nes
ler, 00001-0000001.
.         1935, 12 Nov: Pennsylvania Veteran Burial Card: Andres Nester, 76, b 4/14/1748, d 10/15/1824, veteran of Revolutionary War,
.                   dates of service unknown, served in Capt Strass's Co, 4/c, private, bur St Joseph's Cemetery, Hill Church, Pike Twp, Old
.                   row 14, range R, headstone marble, information given by R.S. Dotterer - Grave Registrar.  See
image below.

.         issue:

.         
1.   Friederich Nester, b 23 Jan 1774 (bapt 27 Jan 1774 Berks Co), d 14 Apr 1794.
.               1789 Berks Co tax list, Hereford: Frederick Nester.
.               1790, 26 Sep: Frederick Nester was cosponsor with Susan Herb for baptism of Susan Herb, b 18 Feb 1790, d/o Solomon and
.                         Elizabeth.
.               1792, 9 Dec: Frederick Nester was cosponsor with Catharine Busch for baptism of Catharine Herb, b 13 May 1792, d/o John
.                         and Mary Herb.

.         
2.   Maria Catherine Nester (Catherine), b 27 May 1775 Berks Co (bapt 25 Jun 1775 Berks Co), m 29 Aug 1798 to Jacob Groh/
.               Grow, s/o George Jacob Groh (Jacob) and Maria Barbara Bart.
.               1810 Montgomery Co census, Lower Merion Twp, p 1126, Jacob Graw, 20001-20100.
.               1820 Montgomery Co census, Lower Merion Twp, p 3, Jacob Grow, 210001-01010.
.               1825 Jacob Groh/Grow, alias Gray, and Catharine his wife were living in Berks Co acc to Andrew Nester's estate papers.
.               1830 census, family not located.
.               No further record, but there were a number of Jacob Grow's in the counties surrounding Berks/Montgomery Co's.

.         
3.   Johann Jacob Nester, b 21 Feb 1776.  One source listed Hann/Hans Jacob, b 25 Jan 1777, s/o Andreas and Catharine, St
.               Joseph's Hill Lutheran Church.

.         
4.   Elizabeth Nester, b 26 Feb 1778 Berks Co, Pa, bapt 16 Apr 1778 Oley Hill Church, Berks Co, d 1781.  (St Joseph's Oley Hill
.               Church birth record, d/o Andrew and Catharine Nester, sponsors Jacob and Catharine Herb)

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5.   Daniel Nester, b 15 Feb 1780 Pa, m Esther Moyer.
.               Lived in Berks Co, Pa.

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6.   John Nester, b 23 Jan 1782 (sponsors Herb and wife), m (prob Rebecca Nuss).  Also poss m Margaret A. ____.

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7.   Christian Nester, b 17 Jun 1783 Berks Co (bapt 21 Jul 1783 Berks Co), m Anna Maria Meier (Maria,Mary).
.               Moved to Lancaster Co, Pa and later returned to Berks Co.

.         
8.   George Nester, b 15 May 1785 Berks Co (Oley Hill Church rec), bapt 19 Jun 1785 St Joseph's Oley Hill Church, Pike Co, s/o
.               Andrew and Catharine Nester, sponsors George Heits and Barbara Herb.
.               1803, 23 Oct: Georg Nester confirmed at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church, Pike, Berks Co.

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9.   Jacob Nester, b 23 Dec 1786 Hereford Twp, Berks Co, m Anna Moyer (Nancy).
.               Lived in Berks Co, Pa.

.       
10.   Elizabeth Nester, b 20 Sep 1790 Berks Co (Oley Hill Church red), bapt 24 Oct 1790 Berks Co, d/o Andreas and Catharine,
.               sponsors Adam and Elizabeth Frey, m David Neff (may have been John D. Neff).
.               1825 David and Elizabeth living in Philadelphia, acc to Andrew Nester's estate papers.
.               David Neff wasn't listed in Philadelphia, but he was prob the John D. Neff listed in the census below, althougth no current proof.
.               1820 Philadelphia Co census, Moyamensing Twp, p 3, John D. Neff, 001120-20010.
.               1830 Philadelphia Co census, Moyamensing Twp, p 33, John D. Neff, 310011-013001.
.               1840 Philadelphia Co census, Moyamensing Twp, p 7, John D. Neff, 0023001-1101001.
.               1850 Philadelphia Co census, Moyamensing Twp, Ward 1, p 163, #52/56, John D. Neff,60 Germany, baker, David,28 Germany,
.                        William,26 Pa, Samuel,24 Pa, labourer, Isabella,18 Pa, Emma,13 Pa.

.       
11.   Abraham Nester, b 22 Jan 1793 Berks Co, bapt 24 Mar 1793 Berks Co.

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12.   Susanna Nester, b 4 Jan 1794 Berks Co, bapt 6th Sunday of Pentecost/Trinity (fifty days after Easter, d/o Andreas and Cath-
.               arine Nester, residence Huffs Church, Bechtelsville, Berks Co, sponsors Jacob and Jacob Catharine Herb, d 17 Sep 1882 Berks
.               Co, "age 88 yrs, 7 mos, 23 dys", bur St Joseph's Oley Hill Church, Pike Twp, "Susanna nee Nester, wife of John Frehn".
.               m John DeFrehn (Johannes), b 25 Jul 1791 Pa, d 23 Feb 1856 Berks Co, bur St Josephs Hill Church Cem.  Family later used
.               name "Frain".

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13.   Mary Nester (Maria), b 26 Jun 1797 Berks Co,"Maria" in St Joseph's Oley Hill Church rec, bapt 27 Aug 1797 Berks Co, d/o
.               Andrew and Barbara Nester, residence Huffs Church, Bechtelsville area, sponsors John and Ann Elizabeth Wachter.
.               m Amos Batman/Badman.
.               Moved to Montgomery Co, Pa and Lehigh Co, Pa.

2f     
14.   Magdalena Ann Maria Nester,, b 22 Nov 1798 Berks Co, m 15 Apr 1817 to Peter Herb, son of Johann Peter Herb.
.               The elder Peter may have been the one b 18 Aug 1770, s/o Jacob Herb and Maria Kathryn Houck.  If so, Magdalena and the
.               younger Peter were 1st cousins.
.               Poss moved to Northampton Co, Pa.

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15.   Henry Nester, b ca 1799-1800 Pa, m Abigail Schaffer (Abbey).
.               Lived in Philadelphia.

.       
16.   Anna Nester, b 27 Mar 1803, m John Liesor.  John apparently was the guardian for Joseph Nester, acc to Andrew Nester's
.               estate papers, which also say he declined to be the guardian of Samuel Nester, who was living in Ohio.
.               1825 lived next to Andrew Nester.
.               1830 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 1, John Leaser, 100001-12011.  (this was adjacent to Anna's mother Barbary Nester)
.               issue:
.               
a.   Maria Lieser, b 11 Apr 1822, bapt 19 May 1822 St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church, d/o John and Anna Lieser.  Sponsors
.                     Andrew Nester & wife.
.               There was a George Washington Lieser, b 4 Jul 1842, bapt 2 Feb 1845 St John's Lutheran Church Maytown, Lancaster Co, Pa,
.               s/o John & Mary Ann Lieser.

.       
17.   Maria Nester, b 28 Nov 1804, bapt 5 May 1805 St Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Twp, Berks Co, d/o Andreas and Barbara Nes-
.               ter, sponsors Philipp and Gerraut Weller.  Maria m Daniel Schoch, prob b ca 1805 Pa.
.               1830 census, Daniel not located.
.            ? 1840 Berks Co census, Upper Bern Twp, p 463, Daniel Shoch, 1100101-211001.
.               Prob same family as follows:
.               1850 Carbon Co, Pa census, Mauch Chunk borough, p 61, #396/439, Daniel Schoch,45 Pa, lab, Maria,43 Pa, Lafeyette,19 Pa,
.                        lab, Lucy,18 Pa, Charles,16 Pa, lock ?cutter, Catherine,12 Pa, Maria,10 Pa, William,9 Pa, Horation,4/12 Pa, Martin Rice,19
.                        Pa (black), lock ?cutter.
.               1860 census, family not located.

.       
18.   (dau) Nester, b 28 Nov 1804, d 11 Aug 1807.  Swamp Refd Church records: "Andrew Nester's child buried in Earl Twp, aged 3
.               yrs."

.       
19.   Samuel Nester, b 27 May 1803, bapt 31 Jul 1803 St Joseph's (Hill) Church, Pike Twp, Berks Co, s/o Andreas and Barbara
.               Nester, sponsors Johannes and Elisabetha Wachter.
.               1825, 7 Jan: Samuel Nester was a minor living in Ohio acc to Andrew Nester's estate papers.  This is inconsistent with his birth
.                         year of 1803, so either the estate papers were out of date, or perhaps Samuel b 1803 died young, and there was another
.                         child Samuel in the family.  There were no guardian papers for Samuel, as there were for Joseph.

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20.   Joseph Nester, b ca 1809 acc to one source, but evidence only gives range of ca 1807-11.
.               Was living in Pa on 7 Jan 1825.  He may be the one who 6 Aug 1831 to Polly Patt.
.               1824, 3 Jan: Pet. for guardian for Jos. Nester (part of Andrew Nester's estate papers).  Judges present: Robt Porter, Jac Schnei-
.                         der, Wm Witman.  "The court approves of the choice of John Leeser as guardian for the within name minor".  (Another
.                         document in Andrew's estate papers states that John Leeser declined.)
.                         Separate document in Andrew's estate papers: "To the honorable the Judges of the Orphans Court of Berks County - The
.                         Petition of Joseph "Nestner" a son of Andrew Nester late of Hereford Township, in the County of Berks aforesaid..yeo-
.                         man decd -- Humbly showeth, that he is a minor above the age of 14 years, and has no guardian to take care of his person
.                         and estate, He therefore prays you honors to admit him to make choice of a guardian, and he will pray + choses John Lee-
.                         ser of Hereford) apponted                   Joseph his X mark Nester"
.               1825, 7 Jan: Joseph Nester, a minor, had guardian John Leeser, and if true, would have probably been living with that family in
.                         Berks Co then, but he was listed by Andrew Nester's estate papers as living in Ohio.






.         Note:  unknown:
.                    1.   Benjamin Nester, b 14 Jan 1818, bapt 26 Apr 1818, s/o Andreas and Rebecca Nester, sponsors John and Susanna Frohn.
.                    2.   Johannes Nester, bapt 14 Feb 1780, parents ?Andreas (indexed as Johann) Nester & fr. Anna Maria, ?sponsor: Herb


.         Ref:  1. "
Frederick Nester (ca 1709-1782) Of Berks County, Pennsylvania And Descendants", May 2003, Michael D. Nestor, p 1-3.
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.                  2. "
A History of the Lutheran Church in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Penna", John Jacob Kline.
.                  3.   9 Aug 1806, District Twp, Berks Co: Will of Jacob Herb, translated from German, mentioned his wife Catharine Herb, dau
.                        Maria Catharina, wife of Andrew Nester, Frederick Herb, John Herb, Salomon Herb, Daniel Herb, Barbara Herb, wife of
.                        Andrew Nester, Salome, wife of Daniel Reitenauer, Peter Herb, Martha Fry, widow of Adam Fry.
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