|. Benjamin Nester, 1815 - 1894, s/o Daniel Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
224 Benjamin Nester,4 22 (Daniel,3,Andrew,2,Frederick,1)
. b 20 Sep 1815 Hereford Twp, Berks Co, Pa; d Mar 1894 Rauschs, Schuylkill Co, Pa, bur Friedens Church Cem, New Ringgold,
. Schuyllkill Co. See pictures of his tombstone below.
. m(1) 18 Oct 1840 to Mary Lillie Seltzer (Lillie), b 4 Aug 1820, d 18 Feb 1850, bur Friedens Church Cem, "Mrs Nester, age 29",
. d/o William Seltzer, acc to the "Reading Adler", but acc to "Schuylkill County, Penn...", Benjamin m 1839 New Ringgold,
. Schuylkill Co, Pa to Lillie Selter, d/o William Seltzer, and Lillie was the mother of the 1st four children.
. Acc to www.findagrave.com, she was d/o Johannes Seltzer and Maria Elizab Faust.
. See picture of Mary's tombstone below. She was Maria in sons John's and William's baptismal record.
. m(2) 16 Oct 1853 St John Reformed Church, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Co to Magdalena Schuster (Lena), b 13 Mar 1832 Oberhof-
. fen-sur-Moder Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (Germany per some sources, but b Pa acc to most of the census'),
. d 10 Mar 1920 Schuylkill Co, "age 87 yrs, 11 mos, 27 days, of bronchopneumonia, d/o Christian Schuster and Elizabeth
. Schaeffer", bur Zion Stone Church Cem, New Ringgold, d/o Christian Schuster and Elizabeth Burgraf.
. See image of Magdalena's death certificate below.
. 1840 census, Benjamin not located, but was prob one of the two males listed as b ca 1810-15:
. Schuylkill Co census, p 164, Daniel Nester, 200020-10001.
. 1850 Schuylkill Co census, East Brunswick, p 190, #173/187, Benj Nester,40 Pa, farmer, $4000, John,7 Pa, Chas,5 Pa, James,4
. Pa, Inft (dau),1 Pa.
. 1860 Schuylkill Co census, East Brunswick Twp, p 377, #705/689, Benjamin Nester,45 Pa, farmer, $6000, $4700, Lovinia,28 Pa,
. John,18 Pa, farm laber, William,15 Pa, Mary,11 Pa, Aaron,6 Pa, David,3 Pa, Charles,7/12 Pa.
. 1870 Schuylkill Co census, East Brunswick Twp, p 292, #235/245, Benjamin Nester,53 Pa, farmer, $4000, $200, Leah,33 Pa,
. Aaron,14 Pa, David,13 Pa, Charles,9 Pa, Catharine,6 Pa, Clara,2 Pa.
. 1880 Schuylkill Co census, East Brunswick Twp, p 236B, #138/140, Benjamin Nester,64 Pa, farmer, Lana,48 Pa, Charles,19 Pa,
. Kate,17 Pa, Clerra,13 Pa, Emma,8 Pa.
. 1900 Schuylkill Co census, East Brunswick Twp, ED 138, sheet 9A, #171/184, Magdalena Nester, Mar 1832 Pa (wid, 8 ch, 7
. living), Kate, Aug 1858 Pa, living with Wallace M. and Emma M. Kleckner.
. 1910 Schuylkill Co census, East Brunswick Twp, ED 19, sheet 9B, #180/195, Magdelena Nester,79 Ger (mother-in-law, wid, 9
. ch, 7 living), Kate,47 Pa (sister-in-law), living with Wallace A. and Emma N. Kleckner.
. 1920 Schuylkill Co census, East Brunswick Twp, ED 23, sheet 1A, #9/10, Magdaline Nester,87 Pa (mother-in-law), Kate,60 Pa
. (sister-in-law), living with Wallace and Matilda Kleckner. (Kate was listed out of order, by mistake, on sheet 11B)
2241 1. John Daniel Nester, b 3 Sep 1841 Pa, m Catharine Behler (Kate).
. He was b 3 Sep 1847 acc to both his tombstone and death record, but ca 1841-42 acc to the census records.
. The records of St Pauls Evangelical Church give his birth as 3 Sep 1841, and baptized 26 Mar 1845.
. 2. Benjamin Nester, b 27 Jul 1846 Pa, d 18 Feb 1851, bur Friedens Church Cem. See picture of his tombstone below.
. He was "Charles" in the 1850 census.
2243 3. William Franklin Nester, b 28 Sep 1844 New Ringgold, Schuylkill Co, m(1) Mary Magdalena Bock, m(2) Judith Moyer
. (Judy). The records of St Pauls Evangelical Church give his birth as 18 Sep 1844, and baptized 26 Mar 1845.
. 4. Mary Elizabeth Nester, b 10 Feb 1850 New Ringgold, d 15 Dec 1934 Barnesville, Schuylkill Co, "age 84 yrs, 1 mo, 5 days,
. of myocarditis, auriclur fibrillation, generalized arterio sclerosis, husband Wm Kunkel, d/o Benjamin Nester and ____ Seltzer",
. bur White Church, Inakake, m William Kunkel, b 10 Mar 1848 Hamburg, Pa, d 8 Nov 1928 Ryan Twp, Schuylkill Co, "age 80
. yrs, 7 mos, 29 days, of fracture of vault of skull caused by falling down flight steps", s/o John [D.] Kunkel and Marion M.
. [Mary] Long", bur White Church. See image of Mary's death certificate below, informant Mrs Neda Brode.
. See image of William's death certificate below, informant Mr John Kunkel.
. a. Oliver Albert Kunkel, b 25 Jan 1871 Ryan Twp, Schuylkill Co, d 12 Jul 1910, m 28 Apr 1899 Schuylkill Co to Susie
. Correll, b 9 Dec 1881 Schuylkill Co.
. b. Charles Oscar Kunkel, b 6 Jul 1873 New Ringgold, Schuylkill Co, d 11 Jan 1947 New Ringgold, bur White Church
. Cem, m Genevieve Gastager.
. c. John W. Kunkel, b 11 Jul 1875 Ryan Twp, d 17 Oct 1965 Schuylkill Co, m Ida Minerva Frantz, b 12 Nov 1875 West
. Penn Twp, d 8 Feb 1958 Barnesville, Schuylkill Co, d/o Francis F. Frantz and Sallie Kemmerer.
. d. Lillie Agnes Kunkel, b 19 Feb 1877 Ryan Twp, d 22 Nov 1895 Ryan Twp, bur White Church Cem.
. e. Neda Emma Kunkel (Nettie), b Sep 1878 Ryan Twp, m Howard Brode, b Mar 1877 Pa, s/o Charles and Sarah Brode.
. (1) Luther L. Brode, b Apr 1900 Pa. Not located in 1900 census.
. (2) Verna Brode, b ca 1905 Barnesville, m ____ Stein.
. (3) Elmer H. Brode, b 3 Jul 1906 Barnesville, d 19 Oct 1995 Topton, Berks Co (SSDI 202-28-6800 Pa), bur White
. Church Cem, m Lillian R. Deeble, b 5 Sep 1908 Pa, d 17 Nov 1996 (SSDI 175-38-1239 Pa).
. Elmer's LR: Birdsboro, Bekrs Co 19508. Lillian's LR and LB: Topton, Berks Co 19562.
. f. Irvine E. Kunkel, b Nov 1878 Ryan Twp, d 1908 Rush Twp, bur White Church Cem.
. g. Lenora E. Kunkel, b Jan 1883 Ryan Twp, d 28 Nov 1942 Rush Twp.
. h. Carrie A. Kunkel (Cordie), b Apr 1885 Ryan Twp, d 1936, m 21 Aug 1915 Allentown to Frederick Clarence Cooper
. (Fred), b ca 1895 Pa.
. i. Sarah Kunkel, b ca 1887 Ryan Twp.
2244 5. Aaron Nester, b 18 Mar 1854 East Brunswick Twp (b Mar 1852 acc to 1900 census), m Priscilla Oswald.
2245 6. David S. Nester, b Dec 1859 Pa, m Susana Cordelia Dreibelbis (Cordelia).
. His tombstone reportedly gives a birth year of 1857.
. Moved to Ontario Co, NY.
2246 7. Charles Nester, b 5 Dec 1859 East Brunswick Twp, m Sarah Behler.
. 8. Alice Nester, b ca 1861 Schuylkill Co (IGI rec). No record in census'.
. 9. Catherine Nester (Kate), b ca 1863-64 Pa (b Aug 1858 acc to 1900 census), d 1956. Single.
. 10. Clara Victoria Nester, b 9 May 1868 Schuylkill Co, d 9 May 1949 Carbon Co, Pa, "age 81 yrs, of cerebral vascular accident,
. apoplexy, thrombosis or embolus, widowed, d/o Benjamin Nester and Magdalene Schuster", bur Zion's Stone Church Cem, m
. (4-3874) Schuylkill Co to Adam Oliver Behler, b 6 May 1862 Schuylkill Co (b May 1863 acc to 1900 census), d 14 Jun 1942
. Schuylkill Co, "age 80 yrs, 1 mo, 8 days, of myocarditis, arterio sclerosis, spouse Clara Behler, s/o Charles Behler and Susanna
. [Susan] Haberman", bur Zion's Stone Church Cem.
. See picture of Clara's, Adam's, Lena's, and Elmer Gerber's tombstone below and pictures of Clara and Adam below.
. See image of Clara's death certificate below, informant Mrs. Elmer Gerber.
. See image of Adam's death certificate below, informant Lena S. Gerber.
. a. Magdalena Susanna Behler (Lena), b 21 Jul 1891 Schuylkill Co, d 6 Jan 1978 (SSDI 200-36-3469 Pa), m 1 Jan 1912
. to Elmer Edward Gerber, b 4 Nov 1889 Schuylkill Co, d 27 May 1952 Allentown, Lehigh Co, s/o Phaon Gerber and Har-
. riet Romig. Lena's LR: New Ringgold, Schuylkill Co 17960.
. 11. Emma Matilda Nester (Matilda), b 26 Sep 1871 Schuylkill Co, d 18 Jun 1934 Schuylkill Co, "age 62 yrs, 9 mos, 22 days, of
. diabetes mellitis, d/o Benjamin Nester and Magdalene Schuster" bur Zion Cem, m 8 Jul 1893 Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Co to Wal-
. lace M. Kleckner, b May 1871 Pa, prob s/o Cain and Mary Kleckner.
. See image of Emma's death certificate below, informant Wallace Kleckner.
. a. Abner W. Kleckner, b Jan 1895 Pa.
. b. Laura M. Kleckner, b Jul 1897 Pa.
. c. Benjamin L. Kleckner, b 12 Aug 1898 Pa, d Jan 1983 (SSDI 187-16-2446 Pa), m 17 Sep 1926 Schuylkill Co to Mildred
. M. Houser, b ca 1909, d/o Milton Houser and Agnes Kistler. His LR: Neptune, Monmouth Co, NJ 07753.
. d. Harry A. Kleckner, b 14 Dec 1899 Pa, d Mar 1966 (SSDI 179-18-7160 Pa), m 12 Apr 1924 Schuylkill Co to Elsie B.
. Leiby, b ca 1896, d/o Franklin Leiby and Sarah Standt. Harry's LR: Allentown, Lehigh Co, Pa 18103.
. e. Leon A. Kleckner, b 18 Feb 1901 Pa, d Sep 1967 (SSDI 194-12-6917 Pa), m 10 May 1924 Schuylkill Co to Eva A.
. Groff, b ca 1904-05 Pa, d/o Thomas Groff and Lavina Reinhart. Leon's LR: New Ringgold, Schuylkill Co 17960.
. f. Luther G. Kleckner, b 23 Mar 1902 Pa, d May 1971 (SSDI 211-26-5551 Pa).
. His LR: Orwigsville, Schuylkill Co 17961.
. g. Edith I. Kleckner, b ca 1904 Pa.
. h. Edna L. Kleckner, b ca 1905-07 Pa, m 15 Sep 1928 Schuylkill Co to George H. Bock.
. "Estelle" in 1930 census.
. i. Bertha I. Kleckner, b ca 1908-09 Pa.
. Note: following unidentified, but she was confirmed on the same date as and listed adjacent to the above Emma M. Nester and
. Amanda Jane Nester, and also listed on the same page was Benjamin F. Nester.
. 1886, 22 May: St Paul's Lutheran Church, Orwigsburg: Ida H. Nester.
. 1900 Schuylkill Co census, West Penn Twp, ED 224, sheet 12A, #177/186, Ida Nester, Feb 1887 Pa, servant, Mary P.,
. Feb 96 Pa (dau), Charles A., Mar 98 Pa (son), living with Nathan and Elizabeth Hunsucker (b Mar 1848 Pa).
. 1910 Schuylkill Co census, West Penn Twp, ED 112, sheet 2A, #26/27, Ida E. Nester,23 Pa, servant, Biva C. Family, Ste-
. ward R. Arndt,5/12 Pa (servant's child), living with Alanson Knapp.
. 1920 Berks Co census, Greenwich Twp, ED 26, sheet 5B, #111/121, Lydia Dietrich,73 Pa (div), farmer, general farm, El-
. mer,46 Pa (son, marr), farmer, general farm, Ida,29 Pa (dau-in-law), Stewart Arndt,10 Pa (nephew), plus 2 servants.
. Ref: 1. Marriages of Schuylkill County and Vicinity, 1832-1854 published in the "Die Stimme des Volks", translated by Claude
. W. Unger ca 1930, and placed on line by Lee I. Reber.
. 2. http://trees.ancestry.com/, Gerber-Behler-Nester family, info by gerberj1
. 3. www.findagrave.com, info by Greg Lile.
|. Benjamin Nester's tombstone
. Picture from http://trees/ancestry.com/ by gerberj1
. with Bren, 5' 6"
|. Adam and Clara Behler's tombstone, including Elmer E. and Lena Gerber
. Picture from http://trees/ancestry.com/ by gerberj1
|. Picture from www.findagrave.com
. Added by Tim Gruber