.               Gideon M. Nester, 1829 - 1903, s/o Jacob Nester
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

266   Gideon M. Nester,4                                                                                                  26    (Jacob,3,Andrew,2,Frederick,1)
.             b 6 Feb 1829 Pa, bapt 5 Apr 1829, s/o Jacob and Anna Nester, sponsors Andrew and Sarah Nester); d 29 Jun 1903 Hoffmansville,
.                Berks Co, Pa, age  "75", bur Union Cem, Sassamansville, Montgomery Co, Va.  See
picture of his tombstone below.
.                He was christened 5 Apr 1829 Berks Co.
.             m Leah G. Zuber, b 1 Nov 1825 Pa, d 11 Nov 1910, " age 86 yrs, 10 days, of palsy, general debility, d/o Henry Zuber and Mar-
.                 garet Gilbert", bur Union Cem, d/o Henry Zuber and Margaret Gilbert.
.                 See
picture of her tombstone below.  See image of her death certificate below, informant Irwin F. Nester.

.             Supposedly Gideon left home in 1949 to take part in the gold rush out West, but after only making it to Altoona, Pa, he develo-
.             ped pneumonia and returned home.  Leah was an indentured servant from Ireland, and worked as a nurse to work off her passage.

.             1850 census, Gideon not located.
.             1850 Montgomery Co, Pa census, Douglas Twp, p 195, #87/97, Lea Zuber,24 Pa, living with Henry and Margeret Zuber.
.             1860 Montgomery Co census, New Hanover Twp, p 24, #147/172, Geadion Nesehter,31 Pa, farmer, $3500, $400, Lynna,34 Pa,
.                      Henry,6 Pa, David,4 Pa, Amandus,3 Pa, Amous,2 Pa, Levinia Hauss,20 Pa, dometic.
.             1870 Montgomery Co census, New Hanover Twp, p 648, #92/114, Gideon Nester,44 Pa, farmer, $4000, $700, Leah,47 Pa, Hen-
.                      ry,16 Pa, farm labour, David,14 Pa, Amandus,12 Pa, Amos,10 Pa, James,8 Pa, Jeremiah,6 Pa, Irwin,4 Pa, Franklin,2 Pa,
.                      plus #92/115, Rebecca Zuber,76 Pa, --, $100.
.             1880 Montgomery Co census, New Hanover Twp, 382A, #145/168, Gideon Nester,52 Pa, farmer, Leah,54 Pa, Jeremiah,18 Pa,
.                      Irvin,15 Pa.
.             1900 Montgomery Co census, New Hanover Twp, ED 229, sheet 4A, #66/74, Gedion Nester, Feb 1827 Pa, landlord, Leah, Nov
.                      1825 Pa (marr 47 yrs, 8 ch, 7 living).
.             1903, Jul 4:
Pennsburg Town and Country newspaper: "Gideon M. Nester, passed away on Monday a little after 4 o'clock, at his
.                       home in Hoffmansville.  He brought his age to 75 years.  Deceased is survived by his aged wife and the following children:
.                       Irwin, at home; Jeremiah, James, Amos and David, of Hoffmansville; Henry of Ringing Rocks; Amandus, of Pottstown,
.                       and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Bickel, of Gilbertsville and Mrs. Isaac Bickel, of Alburtis.  One son preceeded him in death 24
.                       years.  Funeral services will be held today, at 10 o'clock.  Interment at Sassamansville cemetery.  Rev. W.B. Fox, will offi-
.                       ciate."
.             1910 Montgomery Co census, New Hanover Twp, ED 109, sheet 13B, #207/228, Leah Nester,84 Pa (wid, 8 ch, 7 living), living
.                      next to son Irvin Nester.

.             issue:

1.   Henry C. Nester, b 4 Jan 1854 Pa, m Emma L. Campbell.
.                   He was Henry C.  Nester in the 1910 census and his death certificate, and Henry Z. Nester in the 1900 census.

2.   David Z. Nester, b 3 Mar 1855 Pa, m Rebecca Johnson Erb.
.                   He was David Z. Nester in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census, David C. Nester in his death certificate, and David Z. in his
.                   wife Rebecca's death certificate.

3.   Amandus Z. Nester, b 7 Sep 1856 Pa, m Rosa G. Kepner (Rose).

4.   Amos Z. Nester, b 13 Jan 1858 New Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co, m Mary Ann Hollowbush.
.                   Moved to Lehigh Co, Pa.

5.   James Z. Nester, b 9 Jan 1861 New Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co, Pa, m Kate F. Smith (Katie).

6.   Jeremiah Z. Nester, b 21 Dec 1862 Montgomery Co, m Ida May Mozingo.
.                   Moved to Lehigh Co, Pa.

7.   Irwin Zuber Nester, b 26 Apr 1865 New Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co, m Catherine S. Erb (Katie).

8.   Franklin Z. Nester, b 23 Sep 1867 Pa, d 9 Feb 1879, bur Union Cem, Sassamansville.
.                   He is apparently the son who preceeded Gideon "in death 24 years".
.                   See
picture of his tombstone below.

.             Ref:  1.   Wendy Nester Schiavo's notes, email:
.                      2.   Robert A. (Rob) Nester's notes.
.                      3.   Michael ( Mike) Osiol's notes, email:
.                      4. "
Pennsburg Town and Country", 4 Jul 1903, obit for Gideon M. Nester, listing an "aged wife", sons Irwin, Jeremiah,
.                            James, Amos, David, Henry, Amandus, and one son who preceeded him in death 24 years, and sisters Mrs. William
.                            Bickel and Mrs. Isaac Bickel.
.                      5.   Patty Ann Nester Salaneck's email:
Gadgetsgal@aol.com.  She reported the above story about Gideon, told by her
.                            grandfather Jeremiah L. Nester.
.                      6.   
www.findagrave.com, info by Mike O.
.  Pictures below from www.findagrave.com
.                     Added by gam16