|. Christian Nester, 1783 - 1830+, s/o Andrew Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Christian Nester,3 2 (Andrew,2,Frederick,1)
. b 17 Ju1 1783 Berks Co (bapt 21 Jul 1783 Berks Co); d after 1830.
. m his 1st cousin Anna Maria Meier (Maria,Mary), b 1 Mar 1773, d prior Apr 1822, d/o Casper Meier (Moyer) and Catherine Nes-
. ter (d/o Frederick Nester).
. Christian may have married again, assuming he was the Christian "Nesler" listed in the 1830 Berks Co, Pa census, living near Bar-
. bara "Nesler", the widow of Andrew Nester (#2). Or the older female in the 1830 census was his possible daughter Elizabeth.
. 1817 Lancaster Co, Pa tax list, Elizabeth Twp, Chrisn Neistor, 0 horses, 1 cattle, tax 6 cents.
. 1818 Lancaster Co tax list, Elizabeth Twp, Christian Neister, 0 horses, 1 cattle, tax 6 cents.
. 1820 Lancaster Co census, Elizabeth Twp (Image 38), p 58, Christian Nester, 500010-01110.
. 1820 Lancaster Co tax list, Elizabeth Twp, Christian Nestor, inmate, 2 horses, 2 cattle, farmer, tax 25 cents.
. 1821 Lancaster Co tax list, Elizabeth Twp, Christian Nestor, inmate, 2 horses, 2 cattle, tax 12 1/2 cents.
. 1823, 12 Apr: Berks Co, Pa Will Bk M: probate of will of Casper Moyer (dated 6 Apr 1822): ....I give and bequeath unto my daug-
. hter Mary Nestor deceased her equal eighth part I give the whole of it to Martin Nestor her youngest child....
. 1827 Berks Co Deed Bk 36, p 448, rec 30 Apr 1827: Deed by John Bickel Esq, High Sheriff of Berks Co, "by a writ of Fieri Facias
. bearing test the eighteenth day of November last, I was commanded that of the goods and Chattels land and tenements of John
. Nester late of Berks County yeoman in my bailiwick I should cause to be saved as well a certain debt of seven hundred
. twenty two pounds 14/8 pence Lawful money of Pennsylvania which Barbara Nester + Daniel Nester administrators of
. Andrew Nester deceased lately in our County Court of Common pleas of the County of Berks before our Judge at Reading".
. Mentions a tract of land of about 39 acres in Hereford Twp, which was sold to Christian Nester for 438 dollars as highest
. 1828 Berks Co Orphans Court Index, Vol 9, p 450, Christian Nester was appointed guardian of dec wife's son Martin Nester.
. 1829, 9 Jan: petition of guardian Christian Nester: "To the honorable the Judges of the Orphans Court in .. the County of Berks
. the petition of Christian Nester of Hereford township respectfully represents that his wife died leaving a son, Martin Nester,
. who is but eight years old and that since the death of his wife, her father died leaving to the said son the sum of thirty two
. dollars and twelve cents - your petitioner prays the court to appoint some suitable person as guardian for said son."
. His Mark Christian + Nester. [this was in Anna Nester's estate file]
. 1829 Berks Co Register of Wills, p 1, Anna Nester.
. 1830 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp (Image 1), p 258, Christian Nesler, 0112001-11011.
. issue: (Martin and Samuel are certain. No proof for the rest In 1828, only Martin was less than age 14, the age below which a
. guardian would normally be appointed. Anna Maria Meier was age 48 when Martin was born and age 36-40 when the
. others were born, which seems unusual. The key piece of evidence is that Martin, Andrew, Christian, and George Nester
. participated in communion on the same dates at Huffs Union Church, implying a close relationship. Only once was any
. Nester in the Daniel Nester and Jacob Nester group present on those days.)
242 ? 1. Andrew Anthony Nester (Anthony), b 10 Jan 1807 Pa, m(1) Josephine Moyer, m(2) Christianna Bower (Christiane, Chris-
. ? 2. Elizabeth Nester, d 1 Dec 1845, age 36-3-10, m 16 May 1833 Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading to Samuel Everhard of Green-
. wich Twp.
. No proof she was a d/o Christian, and she could be a d/o John Nester (#23).
. 1828, 21 Sep: Elis Nester participated in communion at Huffs Union Church.
. 1828, 29 Sep: Elizabeth Nester and John Reppert were sponsors for the bapt of John Stoely, b 29 May 1830, parents George
. and Elizabeth.
243 3. Samuel Nester, b ca 1810-11 Pa acc to census records (b 11 May 1816 acc to bapt rec), m Sarah Ann Burns.
. Baptismal record: Samuel Nester, b 11 May 1816, bapt 20 May 1816 Evangelical Lutheran Church, Warwick, Lancaster Co,
. Pa, s/o Christian Nester and wf Maria, sponsor Cath Wunderlich. (birth and baptismal dates apparently reversed in record)
244 ? 4. Christian Nester (Christie), b ca 1810-13 Pa, m Hanna C. Felker.
245 ? 5. George Nester, b 26 Nov 1812 Lancaster Co, Pa, m(1) Judith Will, m(2) Rebecca Hoffman.
. He was listed as attending a number of communion services at Huffs Union Church with Martin, Andrew, and Christian Nes-
241 6. Martin Nester, b ca 22 Aug 1821 Pa, m Susan Grove.
. Baptismal record: Martin Nester, b Aug 1820, bapt 17 Mar 1820 Evangelical Lutheran Church, Warwick, Lancaster Co, Pa,
. s/o Christ Nester and wf Maria, sponsor Cath Meyer.
. Note: Christian Nester and John Nester were living in Jefferson Co, Ky and adjacent Floyd Co, Ind in the 1830's, but these were
. part of a number of German Nesters who came from Germany to southern Ind in the early 1800's.
. Ref: Research of Lancaster Co, Pa records by Karen Higgins, a professional genealogist, email: email@example.com