|. Jonas Frank Nester, 1845 - 1906, s/o George Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2452 Jonas Frank Nester,5 245 (George,4,?Christian,3,Andrew,2,Frederick,1)
. b 10 Feb 1845 Pa; d 19 Jul 1906 Berks Co, Pa, "age 61 yrs, 5 mos, 9 days, of typhoid fever, pneumonia, s/o Geo Nester and
. Julia Will", bur Huffs Union Cem, Hereford Twp, Berks Co. See image of his death certificate below, informant Howard P.
. m 1860 to Catherine Ann Nuss (Cassie), b 31 Jul 1842 Hereford Twp, Berks Co (b Jun 1842 acc to 1900 census), d 2 Mar 1933
. Berks Co, "age 90 yrs, 7 mos, 1 day, of general arteriosclerosis, d/o Jonas Nuss and Salome Mose", bur Huffs Union Cem, d/o
. Jonas Nuss and Salome Moser. See image of Catherine's death certificate, informant Ulysses Nester.
. Catherine was residing with her son Ulysses at the time of her death.
. 1870 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 345, #55/62, Jonas Nester,26 Pa, labourer in mines, --, $300, Catharine Ann,28 Pa,
. Syrena,2 Pa, Harvey,1 Pa.
. 1880 Berks Co census, District Twp, p 196B, #14/16, Jonas Nester,36 Pa, work in mine, Catharine,38 Pa, Serena,13 Pa, How-
. ard,10 Pa, Sallie,8 Pa, Agnes,4 Pa.
. 1900 Berks Co census, District Twp, ED 15, sheet 2B, #42/43, Jones Nester, Feb 1845 Pa, farmer, Catherine, Jun 1842 Pa
. (marr 33 yrs, 6 ch, 5 living), Agnes, Aug 76 Pa, Ulysses, Apr 82 Pa, laborer (iron ore), Raph Tomson, Mar 98 Pa (gson).
. 1910 Berks Co census, District Twp, ED 16, sheet 5A, #95/102, Catherine Nester,66 Pa (wid, 6 ch, 4 living), Ralph Thompson,
. 12 Pa (grandson).
. 1920 Berks Co census, Longswamp Twp, Topton, ED 33, sheet 18B, #262/267, Cathrine Nester,77 Pa (wid,mother), living
. with Ulyssus S. Nester.
. 1930 Berks Co census, Long Swamp Twp, Topton, ED 6-149, sheet 15A, #324/357, Kathyrn Nester,88 Pa (wid, mother, marr
. age 20), living with F. Ulysses Nester.
. 1. Sarana Nester, b 20 Dec 1867 Pa, bapt 16 Feb 1868 Huffs Church, Hereford Twp, d 26 Jan 1897, age 29-1-6, m 20 Jul
. 1886 Montgomery Co, Pa to Morris D. Thompson, b ca 1865 Pa, apparently the s/o Aaron and Sarah Thomson who were
. listed in the 1880 Lehigh Co, Pa census. Family name was Thompson in 1870 and Morris was listed as "Maria".
. See picture of Sarana's tombstone below. Her name was Serena in the Pennsylvania marriage index.
. 1910 census, Morris not located.
. a. Ralph Thompson, b Mar 1898 Pa.
24521 2. Harvey Nuss Nester, b 26 Apr 1869 Berks Co, m(1) Anna W. Hoffman (Annie), m(2) Victoria Frey Weller Mest.
24522 3. Howard N. Nester, b 10 Sep 1871 Longswamp, Berks Co, m Cordilla H. Brey.
. 4. Sallie Ann Rebecca Nester, b 22 Jan 1874 Longswamp Twp, Berks Co (b Jan 1875 acc to 1900 census), d 13 Oct 1910
. Reading, Berks Co, "age 36 yrs, 8 mos, 21 days, of exhaustion, cancer of colon, d/o Jonas Nester and Catherine Nuss", bur
. Solomons Cem, Macungie, Pa, m 25 May 1895 Carbon Co, Pa to Frank G. Billiard, b 26 Mar 1872 Pa, d 22 Oct 1946 Read-
. ing, "age 74 yrs, 6 mos, 26 days, of cardio renal disease, widower of Sallie Nester, s/o Josiah Billiard and Catherine Gaugler",
. bur Solomons Church Cem. Frank m(2) 1910 Berks Co to Bernice D. Ready Wells, b 12 Jul 1878 Pa, d 15 Oct 1932 Reading,
. "age 54 yrs, 3 mos, 3 days, of pulmonary tuberculosis of left lung, pulmonary hemorrhage, d/o Luther Ready and Amelia Mil-
. ler". Pennsylvania marr index gives Frank's name as Frank G. Bilger.
. See image of Sallie's death certificate below, informant Frank G. Billiard.
. See image of Frank's death certificate below, informant Fred R. Billiard.
. 1900 Lehigh Co, Pa census, Lower Macungie East Texas Dist, ED 37, sheet 12A, #253/266, Sallie Billiart, Jan 1875 Pa (marr
. 6 yrs, 2 ch, 2 living), stripping tobacco, Freddie R., Aug 97 Pa, Elsie M., Jun 99 Pa.
. 1910-1930 Berks Co census'
. a. Frederick Raymond Billiard (Fred), b 27 Aug 1897 Pa, m(1) 6 May 1916 Berks Co to Martha E. Miller, b ca 1898
. Pa. Fred m(2) Grace ____, b 3 Mar 1904 Pa, d 29 Jul 1991 (SSDI 196-05-4302 Pa). Grace's LR: Wernersville, Berks Co
. 1918, 12 Sep: Reading, Pa: WW I draft registration card: Frederick Raymond Billiard, b 27 Aug 1897, age 21; of 141 D
. 6th Ave, Reading, Berks Co; occup: cloth cutter; nearest relative: Martha E. Billiard (wife); described as tall, slen-
. der build, light blue eyes, light brown hair.
. 1920 and 1930 Berks Co census'
. b. Elsie M. Billiard, b Jun 1899 Pa, prob m Raymond Ziegler, b ca 1888 Pa, and their son Raymond Ziegler Jr, b ca 1926, d
. 1994, and m Miriam L. Schollenberger. Also had dau Eva.
. c. Verna Maria Billiard, b 3 Dec 1902 Pa, m 22 Nov 1926 Berks Co to Raymond L. Lucas, b ca 1902 Pa.
. 1930 Berks Co census
. 5. Agnes Nester, b 27 Aug 1876 Pa, d 19 Sep 1900, age 24-0-19, bur Huffs Church Cem.
. See picture of her tombstone below.
. Ref: (per Ref 4 below) The "Town and Country", Pennsburg, Montgomery Co, Pa, 22 Sep 1900: "Agnes Nester, dau of
. Jonas Nester of near Huff's Church, died due to consumption, bur Thurs, Huff's Church Cem. Had sister Sallie, and
. brothers Howard, Harvey, and Ulysses."
24523 6. Ulysses Franklin Nester (Frank), b 13 Apr 1882 Huff's Church, Hereford Twp, Berks Co, bapt 18 Jun 1882, m(1) Annie
. L. Flicker, m(2) Minerva M. Stauffer.
. Ref: 1. Donna Nester Mohring's notes.
. 2. Ulysses' obit gave his mother's last as Nuss, and listed his father's name as Frank Nester.
. 3. Robert A. (Rob) Nester's notes.
. 4. Deborah Hollowbush's notes at www.ancestry.com
. 5. Bruce Miller's notes, email: email@example.com
. 6. "Morning Call", 3 Mar 1933, obit for Catherine Nester, mentioning husband "James" Nester, dec, sons Ulysses, How-
. ard, and Harvey, brother Percival B. Nuss, 16 gc, and 31 ggc, and 1 gggc.
. 7. "Macungie Progress", 20 Oct 1910, obit for Mrs. Frank "Bilger" (nee Nester). This lists her age as 36 yrs, 8 mos, 21
. days", and death date as Oct 14, 1910, so has to be the same person as Sallie Nester, since this obit lists her parents as
. Jonas Nester and Catharine Nuss, and the calculated birth date is the same. Her husband's father was Josiah "Bilger".
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