.            Jonas Frank Nester, 1845 - 1906, s/o George Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

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.
.                   Nester.
.                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.

.                issue:

.                
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.
.                      issue:
.                      
a.   Ralph Thompson, b Mar 1898 Pa.

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2.   Harvey Nuss Nester, b 26 Apr 1869 Berks Co, m(1) Anna W. Hoffman (Annie), m(2) Victoria Frey Weller Mest.

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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'
.                      issue:
.                      
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
.                            19565.
.                            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."

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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:
varkaard@rcn.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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.  Pictures below from www.findagrave.com
.             Added by D. A. Richards