.              Benjamin Nester, 1815 - 1894, s/o Daniel Nester
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

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, (illeg) (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)

.              issue:

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.   Charles Nester, b ca 1845 Pa.

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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.
.                    issue:
.                    
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.
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e.   Neda Emma Kunkel (Nettie), b Sep 1878 Ryan Twp, m Howard Brode, b Mar 1877 Pa, s/o Charles and Sarah Brode.
.                          issue:
.                          
(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.
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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.

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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.

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7.   Charles Nester, b 5 Dec 1859 East Brunswick Twp, m Sarah Behler.

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8.   Alice Nester, b ca 1861 Schuylkill Co (IGI rec).  No record in census'.

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9.   Catherine Nester (Kate), b ca 1863-64 Pa (b Aug 1858 acc to 1900 census), d 1956.  Single.

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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.
.                    issue:
.                    
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.

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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.
.                    issue:
.                    
a.   Abner W. Kleckner, b Jan 1895 Pa.
.                    
b.   Laura M. Kleckner, b Jul 1897 Pa.
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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
From
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                     with Bren, 5' 6"
         Mary Seltser Nester's tombstone
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   Adam and Clara Behler's tombstone
    including Elmer E. and Lena Gerber
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closeup of Benjamin Nester's tombstone
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                 Clara Victoria Nester
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  Adam and Clara Victoria Nester Behler
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