|. Jacob Nester, 1786 - 1838, s/o Andrew Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
26 Jacob Nester,3 2 (Andrew,2,Frederick,1)
. b 23 Dec 1786 Hereford Twp, Berks Co, Pa; d 6 Feb 1838 Hereford Twp, bur Hill Church Cem.
. His name was Jacob Herb Nester, by some accounts.
. m ca 1809 to Anna Moyer (Nancy), b 17 Jun 1794 Pa, d 9 Apr 1877, bur Fairview Cem, d/o Abraham and Anna Moyer.
. 1810 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 159/778, Jacob Nester, 10100-00100.
. 1820 Berks Co census, Colebrookdale Twp, p 148, Jacob Nester, 310010-20100-01.
. 1830 Berks Co census, Hereford Twp, p 259, Jacob Nester, 2012001-012101.
. 1840 census, Anna not located.
. 1850 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 196, #103/117, Andrew Nester,36 Pa, farmer, Anna,54 Pa, Angeline,9 Pa.
. 1860 census, Anna not located.
. 1870 Montgomery Co census, Douglas Twp, p 30, #210/239, Anna Nester,75 Pa, living with Isaac Bickel.
. issue: (all with middle initial "M." acc to some sources)
. 1. (son) Nester, b ca 1800-10.
. 2. Esther Nester, b ca 1811 Pa, m Daniel S. Fretz, b Dec 1805 Hereford Twp, Berks Co, d 30 May 1880, s/o Joseph Fretz and
. Maria Shaub (Shoup). Esther was of Pike Twp, and the couple married at Hill Church. Apparently Jacob's dau, as his known
. son Jacob and dau Hannah were living with Esther and Daniel in 1850.
. 1850 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 201, #182/202, Daniel Fretz,45 Pa, farmer, $2600, Esther,39 Pa, Abraham,11
. Pa, Lewis,10 Pa, Anna,7 Pa, Irwin,3 Pa, Jacob Nester,29 Pa, day laborer, Hannah Nester,16 Pa.
. 1860 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 20, #123/145, Daniel Fretz,54 Pa, farmer, $5000, $1100, Ester,48 Pa, Lewis,
. 18 Pa, Arwin,12 Pa, Hanna,4 Pa, Abraham,20 Pa, farm laborer, Lidia Mosher,10 Pa.
. 1861, 17 Nov: Daniel Fretz and Esther were sponsors for bapt of Sarah Emma Nester, b 27 Aug 1861, "with Jacob Nester and
. a. Abraham Nester Fretz, b 7 Aug 1839 Hereford Twp, Berks Co, m 1863 Philadelphia, Pa to Emeline Porter Robertson, b ca
. 1846 Pa, d/o Thomas and Anne P. Robertson. Abraham was a physician, attended the Univ of Pa and was a surgeon in the
. Civil War. He worked for the US govt, under the Reconstruction Act in City Point, Va, and later was in politics in Prince
. George Co, Va. He later practiced medicine at Linfield, Montgomery Co, Pa, and finally in Fleetwood, Berks Co.
. b. Lewis Fretz, b ca 1840 Pa, m Lavana Rambo.
. c. Anna Fretz (Annie), b ca 1843 Pa, d young.
. d. Irwin Fretz, b ca 1847 Pa, m Mary March.
. e. Priscilla Fretz, d young.
. f. Annie Fretz, d young.
262 3. Andrew M. Nester (Andreas), b 30 Mar 1813 Pa, m(1) Sarah Jacob Bechtel, m(2) Catharine Bechtel (Kate).
. 4. Lydia Nester, b 20 Apr 1815 Pa, d 1 Apr 1855, bur Boyertown Union Church Cem, m 8 Sep 1838 New Hanover Lutheran
. Church, Montgomery Co to Benjamin Moser, b 10 May 1817 Pa, d 17 May 1879, bur Boyertown Union Church Cem, s/o
. Johann and Elizabeth Moser. Benjamin m(2) 9 Mar 1856 New Hanover Lutheran Church to Anna Moyer, b 5 Aug 1823 Mont-
. gomery Co, d 11 Dec 1900 Montgomery Co, who had m(1) 12 Nov 1843 New Hanover Luther Church to Jacob Herb Fronhei-
. ser, b 31 Dec 1920, d 9 Oct 1853, bur Union Cem.
. Lidia Nester was bapt Aug 1815, sponsors Andreas and Barbara Nester. See picture of Benjamin's tombstone below.
. ? Poss the Lidia Nester, sponsor for 1832 baptism of James Frain (s/o Susanna Nester (#2d)), along with John Rebert.
. 1850 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 197, #125/140, Benjamin Moser,29 Pa, day laborer, $750, Lydia,35 Pa, Dan-
. iel,10 Pa, Anna,7 Pa, Charles,5 Pa, Jacob,2 Pa, Lydia,6/12 Pa.
. 1860 census, Benjamin not located.
. a. Daniel N. Moser, b 1840 Pa, d 10 Mar 1926, bur Pottstown Cem, m Joanna B. Schaffer, b 1838, d 29 May 1904, bur
. Pottstown Cem.
. b. Anna Moser, b ca 1843 Pa.
. 1860 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 20 #125/147, Anna Mohser,16 Pa, living with Isaac and Hanna Bickel.
. c. Charles M. Moser, b 5 Jan 1846 Pa, d 5 Dec 1900, bur Fairview Cem, Boyertown, m Mary L. Honetter, b 21 Nov 1848, d
. 4 Feb 1921, bur Fairview Cem.
. d. Jacob N. Moser, b 22 Dec 1847 Pa, d 18 Mar 1916, bur Fairview Cem, m Sarah S. Stauffer, b 17 Jul 1843, d 27 Sep 1921,
. bur Fairview Cem.
. 1860 Berks Co census, Colebrookdale, p 16, #364/421, Jacob Moser,12 Pa, brickmacker, living with Levy and Sarah Stauf-
. e. Lydia Moser, b ca 1849 Pa.
. 1860 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 20, #123/145, Lidia Mohser,10 Pa, living with Daniel and Ester Fretz.
263 5. Abraham Nester, b 31 Jul 1817 Pa, m Esther Magdalena Binder (Hettie).
264 6. Jacob Nester, b 21 Dec 1818 Pa, m Emma Binder.
. His name Jakob in some records. His middle initial was M. acc to his dau Sophia's death record.
. 7. Anna Nester, b 8 Mar 1821.
. 8. Sarah Nester (Sallie), b 13 Mar 1823 Pa (sponsors Peter and Magdalena Herb), d 23 Jan 1867, age 43-10-10, bur Fairview
. Cem, m Henry Koch (Heinrich), b 12 Nov 1828 Pa, d 23 Mar 1910, age 81-6-11, bur Fairview Cem, s/o Andrew Koch and Mary
. Esbach. Henry was later of Allentown and m(2) ____ Trout.
. 1850 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 197, #116/131, Sarah Nester,25 Pa, living with Samuel Long,67 Pa, gentleman,
. Mary,67 Pa.
. 1850 Montgomery Co census, Upper Hanover Twp, p 34, #249/256, Henry Koch,21 Pa, laborer, living with John Gohman
. Junior family.
. 1860 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 38, #248/292, Henry Koch,31 Pa, day laborer, --, $200, Sarah,34 Pa, Diana,6
. Pa, Sepora,4 Pa, Sarah,3 Pa, Andrew,1 Pa.
. a. Diana Koch, b ca 1854 Pa.
. b. Sophia Koch, b ca 1856 Boyertown, Pa, d 30 Jan 1909 Philadelphia, "age 53 yrs, 10 mos, 5 dys, d/o Harry Koch and Sallie
. Nestor", m Harland M. Grainger, b Nov 1853 Pa.
. c. Sarah Koch, b ca 1857 Pa.
. d. Andrew Koch, b ca 1858-59 Pa.
. 1880 Lehigh Co census, Andrew Koch,22 Pa, laborer, living with B. Isaac and Hannah Bickel (his aunt and uncle, see below).
265 9. David Nester, b 21 Aug 1826 Pa, m Catherine Ann Geiger (Katie).
. Christened 4 Feb 1827 Hereford Twp, Berks Co.
266 10. Gideon M. Nester, b 6 Feb 1829 Pa, m Leah G. Zuber.
. Christened 6 Feb 1829 Berks Co.
. 11. Judith M. Nester (Julia), b 4 Jul 1831 Pa (b Jul 1830 acc to 1900 census), d 2 Mar 1914 Montgomery Co, "age 82 yrs, 7 mos,
. 28 days, of valvular disease of the heart, d/o Jacob Nester and Anna Moyer", bur Boyertown, m ca 1874 to William Bickel, b
. Mar 1833 Pa. She poss the Mrs. Judy Hoffman who m 24 Sep 1870 New Hanover Lutheran Chuch, Montgomery Co to Wil-
. liam Bickel. See image of Julia's death certificate below, informant Wm Bickel.
. 1850 census, Judith was living with Abraham and Catherine Bechtel, parents of the above Catherine Bechtel (Kate) who mar-
. ried Andrew M. Nester, above.
. 1900 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, ED 200, sheet 4B, #91/98, Willliam Bickel, Mar 1833 Pa, day laborer, Judith,
. Jul 1830 Pa (marr 26 yrs, 1 ch, 0 living).
. 1903 Gideon M. Nester's obituary lists his sister Mrs. William Bickel of Gilbertsville.
. 12. Hannah Nester, b 10 Dec 1834 Pa, d 31 Jul 1906 Lehigh Co, Pa, "age 71 yrs, 7 mos, 21 days, of cerebral hemorrhage, d/o Jacob
. Nester and Anna Moyer", bur Boyertown, m 16 Feb 1854 New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery Co to Isaac Bickel, b ca
. 1831 Pa. See image of Hannah's death certificate below, informant S.J. Lehrman.
. 1850 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 201, #182/202, Hannah Nester,16 Pa, living with Daniel and Esther Fretz.
. (the above Jacob Nester,29 Pa, day laborer was listed in same household)
. 1860 Montgomery Co census, Douglass Twp, p 20, #125/147, Isaac Bickel,23 Pa, carpenter, $1400, $400, Hanna,25 Pa, Anna
. Mohser,16 Pa.
. 1870 Montgomery Co census, Douglas Twp, p 30, #210/239, Isaac Bickel,39 Pa, carpenter, $2000, $835, Hannah,36 Pa, Mary
. Ann,9 Pa, Olivia,6 Pa, Anna Nester,75 Pa.
. 1880 Lehigh Co census, Lower Macungie Twp, p 421A, #86/102, B. Isaac Bickel,49 Pa, hotel keeper, Hannah,47 Pa, Mary
. Ann,19 Pa, Olivia,17 Pa, plus many boarders including Andrew Koch,22 Pa, laborer. He was s/o the above Sarah Nester
. 1900 Lehigh Co census, Lower Macungie Twp, ED 38, sheet 8A, #159/160, Mrs Hanna Bickel, Dec 1834 Pa (wid, 5 ch, 1 liv-
. ing, Lloyd Hensinger, May 82 Pa (g son).
. 1903 Gideon M. Nester's obituary lists his sister Mrs. Isaac Bickel of Alburitis (Lehigh Co).
. a. Mary Ann Bickel, b ca 1861 Pa.
. b. Olivia Bickel, b ca 1863-64 Pa.
. Ref: 1. Gardner Moyer's notes.
. 2. Lee LeClair's posting on www.genforum.com, info on Benjamin Moser.
. 3. Article on Abraham Nester Fretz at www.rootsweb.com/~paberks/montgomery/f11.html
. 4. Daniel M. Rose's notes on Fretz family at www.familysearch.org
. 5. Info on Koch family at www.rootsweb.com/~paberks/
. 6. Robert A. (Rob) Nester's notes.
. 7. www.findagrave.com, info by Catherine Rohrbach.
| Picture from www.findagrave.com
Added by Catherine Rohrbach (Moser)