|. Andrew Nester, 1748 - 1824, s/o Frederick Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Andrew Nester,2 (Frederick,1)
. 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
. 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):
. 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-
. 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 Neston.
. 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 Nesler, 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.
. 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
. 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)
22 5. Daniel Nester, b 15 Feb 1780 Pa, m Esther Moyer.
. Lived in Berks Co, Pa.
23 6. John Nester, b 23 Jan 1782 (sponsors Herb and wife), m (prob Rebecca Nuss). Also poss m Margaret A. ____.
24 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.
26 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.
2d 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".
2e 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.
27 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)
. 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
. 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.
29 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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