.         Oswin Benfield Nester, 1887 - 1952, s/o Elijah W. Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

22541   Oswin Benfield Nester,6                                              2254   (Elijah,5,Henry,4,Daniel,3,Andrew,2,Frederick,1)
.
.                    b 11 Jan 1887 Washington Twp, Berks Co, Pa; d 20 Aug 1952 Berks Co, "age 65 yrs, of cerebral hemorrhage, involutional m...,
.                       s/o Elijah Nester and Rebecca Benfirled", bur Saint Josephs Hill Church Cem, Berks Co.
.                       See
picture of his and Emma's tombstone below.  See image of his death certificate below, informant W. W. Snyder.
.                    m 10 Jun 1913 Berks Co to Emma F. Miller, b 26 Sep 1889 Douglas Twp, Berks Co, d 1971 (not in SSDI), bur Saint Josephs
.                        Hill Church Cem, d/o George Washington Miller (Washington) and Sarah ____.
.                        Oswin of Bechtelsville and Emma of Douglassville at time of marr.

.                    1910 Berks Co census, District Twp, ED 16, sheet 4B, #79/86, Oswin Nester,24 Pa, laborer, general farm, hired man with
.                             John H. Landis.
.                    1917, 5 Jun: Berks Co, Pa: WW I draft registration card: Oswin B. Nester, b 11 Jan 1887 Washington Twp, Pa; occup: labo-
.                              rer, Glasgo Iron Co; married with one child; described as medium height and build, gray eyes, white hair.
.                    1920 Berks Co census, Douglass Twp, ED 20, sheet 7A, #128/130, Oswin Nester,32 Pa (son-in-law), trimmer, steel mill,
.                             Emma,30 Pa (dau), Rebecca,3 3/12 Pa (granddau), living with George and Sarah Miller.
.                    1930 Berks Co census, Douglass Twp, ED 6-94, sheet 11A, #209/220, Oswin V. Nester,44 Pa (marr age 26), laborer, iron
.                             foundry, Emma F.,40 Pa (marr age 22), George L. Miller,73 Pa (father-in-law, wid, marr age 23), helper, at home, Fred
.                             F.,44 Pa (bro-in-law), laborer, odd jobs, Rebecca Nester,14 Pa, Ethel,9 Pa.
.                    1940 Berks Co census, Douglass Twp, Colebrookdale, ED 6-28, sheet 4A, Road 100, #63, Oswin Nester,53 Pa, shipping
.                             clerk, foundry, Emma,50 Pa, Eteh Conrad,19 Pa (dau), Ernest,21 Pa (son-in-law), spray painter, retail ?....  dealer, Ron-
.                             ald,6/12 Pa (gs).
.                    1942, 27 Apr: Collegeville, Montgomery Co, Pa: WW II draft registration card: Oswin Benfield Nester, b 11 Jan 1887 Wash-
.                              ington Twp, Berks Co, age 55; of Boyertown, RD #2, Douglas, Berks Co; employed by Colebrookdale Foundry; con-
.                              tact Leon Erb; described as 5' 11", 196 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, light brown complexion.

.                    issue:

.                    
1.   Warren Linwood Nester (Linwood), b 16 Jan 1914 Pa, d 23 Jul 1915 Berks Co, "age 1 yrs, 6 mos, of accidental drowning,
.                          s/o Oswin Nester and Emma Miller", bur St Josephs Hill Church Cem, age, 1-6-7".  See
image of his death certificate
.                          below.

.                    
2.   S. Rebecca Nester, b 11 Jun 1916 Pa, d 18 Feb 2000 Pennsburg, Montgomery Co (SSDI 185-03-9594 Pa), bur Highland
.                          Memorial Park, m(1) Ernest Neiman, m(2) ____ Pence, m(3) Wayne Robert Marley, b 3 Dec 1927, d 6 May 1997 (SSDI
.                          138-22-1115 Pa).  Wayne's LR: Pottstown, Montgomery Co, Pa 19464.  There was a Pvt Ernest C.D. Neiman, from Pa,
.                          who d 21 Oct 1944, bur Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Lorraine Region, France.  He was b
.                          1912, and enlisted 1 Sep 1943 in Allentown, Pa.  He was apparently the s/o Calvin and Elda Neiman of Montgomery Co.
.                          She was poss the Rebecca N. Neiman who m (lic) 18 Dec 1970 Berks Co to Francis J. Widener ( Frank), who may be the
.                          one b 10 Dec 1925, d 5 Feb 2001 (SSDI 195-12-0701 Pa), bur Indiantown Gap National Cem, Annville, Lebanon Co, Pa,
.                          with LR: Pottstown, Montgomery Co 19464.
.                          Rebecca worked as a cashier for 28 yrs at Limerick Diner and was employed as a computer operator at Mrs. Smith's Bak-
.                          eries, Inc, Pottstown, retiring in 1970.  She worked for 15 yrs as a volunteer in the gift shop in Pottstown Medical Center
.                          until 1999.  Rebecca's LR: Boyertown, Berks Co 19512.
.                          issue:
.                          
a.   Ernest L. Neiman, b ca 1933, m (lic) 7 Mar 1953 Berks Co to Betty Haas Dilliplaine, b ca 1934.
.                                Of Birdsboro in 2000.
.                          
b.   Randall J. Pence, b ca 1948, poss m Mariellen J. ____, b ca 1954.  Of Pennsburg in 2000.

.                    
3.   Ethel M. Nester, b ca 1921 Pa, m 12 Sep 1937 Winchester, Va to Ernest C. Conrad, b ca 1915-19 Pa, s/o Myron Conrad
.                          and Estella Shirey.
.                          1940 Berks Co census, Douglass Twp, Colebrookdale, ED 6-28, sheet 4A, Road 100, #63, Eteh Conrad,19 Pa (dau), Er-
.                                   nest,21 Pa (son-in-law), spray painter, retail ?....  dealer, Ronald,6/12 Pa (gs), living with Oswin Nester.
.                          issue:
.                          
a.   Ronald Conrad, b ca 1940 Pa.








.                    Ref:  1.   Robert A. (Rob) Nester's notes.
.                             2.   J. Fronheiser's notes at
www.rootsweb.com, email: Fronheiser2000@hotmail.com
.                             3.   World Family Tree, Vol 53, Tree 206.
.                             4. "
Reading Eagle", Feb 2000, obit for S. Rebecca Marley, dau of Oswin Nester and Emma Miller, naming sons Ernest
.                                   Neiman and Randall Pence, plus 6 gc and 5 ggc.
.
Picture from www.findagrave.com
       Added by Mike O.