.            William Z. Nester, 1852 - 1909, s/o Henry M. Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

2252   William Z. Nester,5                                                                             225    (Henry,4,Daniel,3,Andrew,2,Frederick,1)
.
.                 b 20 Sep 1852 Pa (b 15 Sep acc to bapt rec); d 7 Dec 1909, "age 57 yrs, 3 mos, 17 days, after being an invalid for 2 yrs, he deve-
.                    loped tubeerculosis of the bowels, s/o Henry Nester", bur Hill Chuch Cem, stone: age 57 yr, 2 mo, 17 d.
.                    (b 15 Oct, bapt 21 Feb 1853, sponsor Francis Moyer).
.                    See
picture of his tombstone and image of his death certificate below.
.                    He could be same person as
Willoughby Nester (#P1), but no proof.
.                 m Caroline Mest (Carolina), b 16 May 1860 Pa, d 19 Mar 1912 Washington Twp, Berks Co,  "age 51 yr, 10 mos, 3 days, of gas-
.                     tralgia, acute indigestion, d/o Daniel Mest and Carolina Romig", bur Hill Church Cem, d/o Daniel H. Mest and Caroline Romig
.                     (Carolina).  Record of St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church lists her as Mrs Daniel (Carolina) Nester.
.                     See
image of her death certificate below.

.                 1880 Berks Co, Pa census, Washington Twp, p 394A, #12/12, William Nester,26 Pa (nephew), laborer, Hattie,24 Pa (niece),
.                          Caroline,19 Pa (wife), Daniel,1 Pa (son), listed next to Elijah Nester, who is apparently the one to whom "nephew" and
.                         "niece" refer.  (this was
Elijah Nester (Elias) (#223))
.                 1900 Berks Co census, Washington Twp, ED 118, sheet 8A, #150/160, William Nester, Sep 1852 Pa, farmer, Carolina, May
.                          1860 Pa (marr 21 yrs, 2 ch, 8 living), Jonathan L., Sep 83 Pa, farm laborer, Hettie Ann, Dec 84 Pa, Hannah S., Apr 86
.                          Pa, Emma M., Dec 87 Pa, Elsie ?W., May 89 Pa, Annie S., Jun 97 Pa.
.                 1910 Berks Co census, Washington Twp, ED 126, sheet 10A, #215/219, Llewelly Nester,26 Pa (brother), laborer, farm labo-
.                          rer, Caroline,49 Pa (mother-in-law, wid, 6 ch, 6 living), Annie,13 Pa (sister), living with Henry R. and Elsie Jacobs.

.                 issue:

22521        
1.   Daniel M. Nester, b 27 Apr 1879 Pa, m Sallie Weller Herb.

.                 
2.   Carolina Agnes M. Nester (Agnes,Aggie), b 22 Oct 1880 Berks Co (b Oct 1881 acc to 1900 census), d 1 May 1941 Berks
.                       Co, "age 60 yrs, 6 mos, 9 days, of carcinoma of the stomach, d/o William C. Nester and Carolina Mest", bur St Joseph's (Hill)
.                       Lutheran Church m 24 Jun 1905 Huffs Church, Berks Co to William W. Herb, b 20 Oct 1881 Pa, s/o Henry Herb and
.                       Amanda F. Weller.  See
image of Carolina's death certificate below.
.
.                 
3.   Clara Nora Nester, b 28 May 1882, d 14 Nov 1893, age 11 y, 5 m, 16 d, bur Hill Church Cem.
.                       (Berks Co death reg Bk 1, p 163, gives death date as 14 Nov 1894, age 11, b Washington Co)
.                       1882, 23 Jul: Clara Nora Nester, d/o William and Carolina, bapt at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.

22522        
4.   Wellington M. Nester (Jonathan Llewellyn), b 1 Sep 1883 Washington Twp, Berks Co, m Elda Minerva Heins.
.                       1899, 5 Nov: Llewellyn N. Nester confirmed at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.

.                 
5.   Esther Ann Minerva Nester (Hettie), b 12 Dec 1884 Pa, d 3 Dec 1937, age 52-11-21, bur St Josephs Hill Church Cem
.                       ("Minerva Hettie Schaeffer, nee Nester, widow of Ulysses Schaeffer"), m(1) 5 Jan 1904 Huffs Church, Berks Co to Wil-
.                       liam Fronheiser Weller, b 28 Oct 1858 Washington Twp, Berks Co, d 25 Jan 1915, s/o Henry Weller and Margaret Doldorf
.                       Fronheiser.  William had m(1) Elisabeth Herb, b 8 Jul 1867.  Hettie M. Weller m(2) 19 Apr 1916 Berks Co to Ulysses
.                       Schaeffer, b ca 1877 Pa.  See
picture of Hettie's tombstone below.
.                       1901, 2 Nov: Minerva M. Nester confirmed at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.
.                       issue:
.                       
a.   Annie N. Weller, b ca 1905 Pa.
.                       
b.   Katie Weller, b ca 1907 Pa.
.                       
c.   Eva Weller, b ca 1910 Pa.
.                       
d.   John Weller, b ca 1913 Pa.
.                       
e.   Eldia Weller, b ca 1914 Pa.
.                       
f.   Melvin Schaeffer, b ca 1917 Pa.
.                       
g.   Verna Schaeffer, b ca 1920 Pa.

.                 
6.   Hanna Senniah Nester (Senniah), b 27 Apr 1886 Washington Twp, d 17 May 1914, bur Christ (Mertz) Evangelical
.                       Lutheran Church Cem, m 11 Jun 1904 Berks Co to Harry F. Heffner, b 23 May 1877 Lyons, Rockland Twp, Berks Co, d 11
.                       Dec 1939, bur Christ (Mertz) Evangelical Lutheran Church Cem, s/o Charles R. Heffner and Emma H. Leiss.  Harry may have
.                       been the Harry F. Heffner who m 31 Aug 1923 Berks Co to Mary Stauffer, although he was wid b 1930.
.                       1901, 2 Nov: Seniah M. Nester confirmed at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.
.                       See
picture of Senniah's and Harry's tombstone below.
.                       issue:
.                       
a.   Annie M. Heffner, b ca 1905 Pa.
.                       
b.   Cora Nester Heffner, b 17 Jun 1907 Reading, Berks Co, m 4 Jul 1925 Bechtelsville, Berks Co to Paul Schmoyer Fron-
.                             heiser, b 27 Mar 1904 Berks Co, d 28 Apr 1946, s/o Morris Alvin Moyer Fronheiser and Laura V. Schmoyer.  Cora and
.                             Paul div 3 Feb 1944.
.                       
c.   Erma N. Heffner, b 13 Mar 1911 Pa d 15 Mar 1911 Berks Co, "age 2 days, of cardiac parallysis due to imperfect closure
.                             of the foramen ovale d/o Harry Heffner and Cenia Nester", bur Christ (Mertz) Evangelical Lutheran Church Cem.
.                       
d.   Lawrence Heffner, b 23 Mar 1912 Pa, d Jun 1973 Pa (SSDI 162-03-7304 Pa), m Esther Lavera Bechtel.
.                             He served in the US Army Signal Corps, May 1942 to Dec 1945, serving in Alaska.
.                             His LR: Bechtelsville, Berks Co 19505.
.                             issue:
.                             
(1)  Berrie Allyn Heffner.
.                             (2)  Eilee Adele Heffner.
.                             (3)  Deanna Marie Heffner.
.                             (4)  Timothy Keith Heffner.  
.                        
e.   Laura Catherine Heffner, b 7 Apr 1913 Pa, d 18 May 1913 Berks Co, "age 1 mos, 1 day, of suddenly - cardiac para-.
.                              lysis, d/o Harry Heffner and Cenia Nester", bur Christ (Mertz) Evangelical Lutheran Church Cem.

.                 
7.   Mary Emma Nester (Emma), b 6 Dec 1887 Berks Co, d 6 Apr 1941 Berks Co, "age 53 yrs, 4 mos, of diabetes mellitus, d/o
.                       William C. Nester and Carolina Mest", bur Hill Church Cem, m 18 May 1907 Berks Co to Harvey S. Moyer, b 12 Apr 1887
.                       Pa, s/o Edward Moyer (?Edwin) and Mary Ann Snabel.  Marr at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church..
.                       See
image of Mary's death certificate below, informant Harvey S. Nester.
.                       1905, 28 Oct: Emma Mary Nester confirmed at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.
.                       issue:
.                       
a.   Paul Moyer, b 13 Oct 1908 Pa, d 11 Apr 1911.
.                       
b.   Elwood N. Moyer, b 26 Mar 1910 Pa d Feb 1988 (SSDI 178-03-8089 Pa).
.                             His LR: Pottstown, Montgomery Co 19464.
.                       
c.   Alverta Moyer (?Alverda), b 5 Apr 1916 Pa.
.                       
d.   Dorothy Moyer, b 31 Jul 1918 Pa.
.                       
e.   Myrtle Moyer, b 11 Feb 1920 Pa.
.                       
f.   Flora Moyer, b ca 1925 Pa.

.                 
8.   Elsie Angeline Nester, b 29 May 1889 Pa, d 29 Jun 1916 Berks Co, "age 27 yrs, 1 mo, of pulmonary tuberculosis, d/o
.                       William Nester and Carolina Mest", bur Hill Church Cem, m 11 Jul 1908 Berks Co to Henry R. Jacobs, b ca 1887-90 Pa, s/o
.                       Mary Jacobs.  Marr at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.  See
image of Elsie's death certificate below, informant Hettie
.                       Schaeffer.
.                       1889, 28 Jul: Elsie Engeline Nester, d/o William + Caroline, bapt at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.
.                       1905, 28 Oct: Elsie Engeline Nester confirmed at St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.

.                 
9.   Annie M. Sevilla Nester, b 5 Jun 1897 Pa, d 16 Aug 1913, "age 16 yrs, 2 mos, 11 days, of pulmonary tuberculosis, s/o
.                       William Nester and Carolina Mest", bur Hill Church Cem.
.                       See
picture of her tombstone below.  She was Annie Sevilla per her baptismal record:
.                       See
image of her death certificate below, informant Wm Herb.
.                       1897, 1 Aug: Annie Sevilla Nester, d/o William + Caroline, bapt St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church.








.                 Ref:  1.   J. Fronheiser's notes at
www.rootsweb.com, email: Fronheiser2000 @hotmail.com  
.                          2.   Pattie King's notes, which list children: Daniel, Wellingto, Senia, Calina, Hettie, Agnes, Emma, and Elsie, according to
.                                her grandmother.  email:
allen551@webtv.net   
.                          3.   Donna Nester Mohring's email:
spectr10@juno.com  
.                          4.   Charles E. Heffner's notes at
www.rootsweb.com, email: lugnut@empinet.net  
.                          5.   Robert A. (Rob) Nester's notes.
.                          6.   St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church records.
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