|. unknown Nesters, possible issue of Frederick Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
3 unknown Nesters,2 ? (Frederick,1)
. There is no proof for the existence of another son or sons of Frederick Nester, but there are Nesters of the right age who came to
. America, and some who lived in and around Berks County, Pa, who are of the right age to be the children of this possible son or
. sons of Frederick Nester.
. Possible sons of Frederick Nester:
. 1. Elias Nester.
. 1753, 17 Sep: Elias Nester came on the Patience, from Rotterdam, via Cowes, to Philadelphia, where he took the oath of allegiance
. upon disembarking.
. No further record.
. 2. Johann Gottfried Nestler. (prob not a Nester)
. 1773 "Johann Gottfried Nestler arrived in Philadelphia, "imported in the ship Sally, John Osmond Commander, from Rotterdam
. in Holland, but last from Portsmouth in England - 23rd day of August, 1773"
. Ref: "Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings", Vol 42-43, F 146 D23.
. 1773, 23 Aug: "John Osmon Commander, list 306 at Messrs Willing & Morris's Store in Philadelphia (sponsors in America)".
. Note: The above Johann Gottfried Nestler has been speculated to be the father of Jacob Nester, below, whose family reputedly
. came to America when Jacob was 8. Supposedly after 3 years Jacob's father returned to Germany on business and Jacob
. was left with an aunt. There is no evidence linking Johann Gottfried Nestler to the Nester family, other than speculation
. and the desire to identify his father. Jacob served in the militia in Berks Co, Pa. A couple of the baptismal records for
. Jacob's children, while he lived in Maryland, recorded the family name as Nestler.
. One undocumented note on the internet gives Johann Gottfried Nestler's birth date as 24 Apr 1730. Another site gives his birth
. as ca 1720 and spouse Anna Rosina Graupner, b ca 1721.
. Some of the following are possibly grandchildren of Frederick Nester, not currently proven, and may be children of one or more sons
. of Frederick Nester. Some may have no relationship:
. 1. Catharine Nester, b ca 1753. Single, age 15, m 20 Sep 1768 Gossenhoppen Church, Berks Co to Jacob Gruss, widower, wit-
. nesses Andrew Nester, James Mathes (?Maerten), Margaret Mathes (?Maerten). Jacob Gruss was the witness to Frederick
. Nester's widow Catherine's 1785 marriage to Conrad Reintzel.
. 2. Catharina Nesteer, m 29 Jul 1781 Reading, Berks Co to Conrad Fuss. Her name also Catharina Nestler Fuss in the marr rec.
R 3. Jacob Nester, b Feb 1761 Germany, m(1) Elizabeth Bedford, m(2) Maria Magdalena Durr, m(3) Elizabeth Ann Fansler.
. Moved to Maryland and to Randolph Co, Va (WVa).
. Some have speculated his father was the above Johann Gottfried Nestler, but without any evidence. Jacob's service in the militia
. in Berks Co, Pa is a small piece of indirect evidence that he could be related to the Frederick Nester. Lack of use of the name
. Frederick by Jacob's descendants is evidence to the contrary. The internet is loaded with websites claiming as a fact the relation-
. ship between Jacob Nester and Johann Gottfried Nestler, when my observation of this evolution over the past 25 years is that it
. is purely speculative and without a single document connecting the two.
. 4. Elizabeth Nester, b 1764, m John (Johannes) Moyer, b 13 Oct 1761 Berks Co, s/o Johannes Moyer. Acc to Ref 1 below,
. "Elisabeth's" birth date was 14 Mar 1766 Allemangel, Berks Co. This is the exact same birthday as for Jacob Nester (#11),
. s/o Frederick. If this is true, she would likely be his twin sister, but Frederick Nester II went to NC in the 1770's and this
. theory implies that he left a young daughter behind in Berks Co.
. a. Francis Moyer, b 16 Feb 1797, d 16 Mar 1899, m 16 Dec 1821 to Rebecca Reitenaur, b 3 Oct 1798, d 19 Apr 1864, d/o
. Jacob Reitenaur and Anna Margaretha Benfield.
. Ref: "Descendants of Johnann (HARP) Herb", Donald Neal Herb.
. (1) Marie Moyer, b 21 May 1823, d 17 Jan 1903, m 15 Sep 1848 to Gideon Reitenaur, b 17 Aug 1821, d 28 Oct 1899, s/o
. John Reitenaur and Susan Moyer..
. (2) Simeon Moyer, b 5 Jan 1825, d 22 Feb 1906, m(1) 7 Aug 185 to Caroline Wentz, b 10 Aug 1832, d 31 Jul 1857. He
. m(2) 20 Oct 1860 to Dorothea Orerender, b 26 Sep 1841, d 24 Mar 1924..
. (3) Anna Moyer, b 24 Nov 1826, m Joel Focht Huber.
. 5. Christian Nester, b ca 1774.
. 1804, 3 Nov: Christian Nester, age 30, arrived on the Fortune.
. He was supposedly on an 1804 Philadelphia tax list.
. 6. Petter Nester.
. 1785, Fall: "Pennsylvania Archives", Series 6, Vol 3: Petter Nester was in the muster roll of Captn Pattrick Hay's Co (Lancaster
. Co, Pa), Class 7th.
. 7. Ann Nester, m 1 Jun 1794 Christ's Church, Philadelphia to Peter Daugart.
. 8. William Nester, b ca 1761.
. 1777, 12 Aug: "Pennsylvania Evening Post", from "Pennsylvania Vital Records", Vol II:
. "Deserted from the ship Montgomery, commanded by William Allen, a certain William Nester, about 16 years of age, 5' 6"
. or 7" high. Four Dollars reward. William Allen, Capt."
. 9. Gertrant Nesteer, bur 10 Oct 1792 Berks Co. From the records of Schwartzwald Reformed Church, which also give her birth
. year as 1720.
. 10. Antone Nester, b 1790's, m ____.
. 1840 Philadelphia Co, Pa census, North Liberties Ward 7, p 195, Antone Nester, 0000001-00001.
. Not located in any other record.
. 11. Conred Nester, m Maria Katerina Reintzel, b 15 Mar 1765 Berks Co, d/o Johan Valentine Reintzel Sr and Maria Sarah Riegel.
. This info comes from "Descendants of Johnan Nicholas Reintzel".
. Conrad apparently died by 1787:
. 1787 Philadelphia, Northern Liberties:
. John Feiverig 51 2.10
. for Conred Nester est 800 2 4
. Ref: 1. Wendy Kelly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Info on Elizabeth Nester Moyer and descendants.
. 2. Arlene Houghton, email: email@example.com Descendant of Elizabeth Nester Moyer.