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Name: Heather Hiester <hhiester@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-14
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Hello! I honestly do not know much about my lineage in the Hiester family, but I am interested in learning more. My grandfather (Samuel Hiester) died before I was born, and my father was never a big presence in my life. I know there are so many relatives who live nearby that I've never met. (Once I was visiting a dude ranch in New York and turned around only to come face to face with someone who looked exactly like my older brother... it turned out he was a Hiester!) Thank you so much for the effort you have put into compiling this information for others to share.
 

Name: Donald L Tracy <alandoninc@aol.com>
Date: 2012-11-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I am a great great grandson of Rebecca Heister of Monticello KS who married Jacob Sarver in Pine, Allegheny PA. Rebecca was the son of Daniel Heister b 1801 Berks Co. I spend much of my time creating a time line for Daniel's descendants. I stay in touch with several Heister/Hiester cousins including Sharon Heister Presken and Scott Anderson.
 

Name: Glenn Williams <elainewilliams@insightbb.com>
Date: 2012-09-06
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
My GGG Grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Heister b. 2/11/1824 in Lebanon County, PA. d. 6/2/1906 in Blair County, PA (Martinsburg area). She married around 1840 in Dauphin County, PA, to Isaac Lykens, a master miner. They had 15 children and no one seems to know anything about her parents. Her obit said they were Benjamin and Mary Hiester. The only couple in Lebanon at the right time were John B. Heister and his wife Mary who are buried in Mount Lebanon Cemetery. I think he is the son of Rev. William Hiester of Tabor Church.
 

Name: Bruce Heister <sbheister@juno.com>
Date: 2012-09-02
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I am a descendant of Jost Huster/Joseph Hiester. I am only five generations removed from Jost since the males in my linage tended to create sons later in life. My grandfather--Samuel Heister--was born in 1845 in Ryde, Mifflin County, PA. I am 73 and living in Palo Alto CA.
 

Name: Delmer Hiesterman <dhieste@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-08-29
Are you a Hiester descendant? Probably
Comments:
Wondering if there is a link to the "Hof Hiester" near Hermannsburg, Niedersaxony, Germany? This is where my family originates. Very early church and tax records have the "given name' von Hiester. Some time in the late 16 early 1700's we became known as Hiestermann's
Our family name originally was spelled Hiestermann. The second n was dropped between the world wars, must have looked "too German".
Probably a connection in the dim past.
Del

 

Name: Cathy Becker Gonzalez <flynnesmom@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-05-05
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
My mom is a Hiester - one of 10 children of Walter Grant Hiester and Alice Margaret Coldren. We're descended from Joseph Hiester...the quiet brother:-) Of the 10 siblings, half spell their name Hiester and the other half spell it Heister because the clerks who filled out the birth certificates had different opinions of the correct spelling. I have pics of the family in Berks County Pa going back several generations and would be happy to scan and post them is anyone would like.
 

Name: ronnie.r.hiester <hiesterron@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-21
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My grandmother is betty cora hiester and my grandfather is william wellington hiester. Im the 1st son of raymond david hiester all originally from the reading,pa area. I stumbled upon the guestbook and was very surprised and intrigued to look into my family history. Any info to get me started would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: S Duquaine <Duquaine4@msn.com>
Date: 2012-03-18
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Decendent of Joseph Yost Hiester through his son the Reverend William Hiester.
 

Name: Judy <jwilso4532@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-03-15
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes, through Catharina Schuler who married Daniel Hiester
Comments:
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Name: Harriet Hiester Girdley <harrietgirdley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-03-04
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Lineage through Johann Jost Hüster/Joseph Hiester. Lived in Germany and have done extensive research on Elsoff.
 

Name: Chrissy Miller Rehatchek <cjpeanut@ptd.net>
Date: 2012-02-21
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My Great Grandmother was Audrey Heister born 1898 and died 1932 in Summit Hill, Carbon County, PA. Her parents were Elmer E. Heister and Florence McGraw. Elmer's parents were Franklin Walter Heister and Maria (Maiden Name unknown). I have been researching my family tree for the last 2 years and I am hoping maybe to make some connections. Any help would be great!
Thank you!

 

Name: Dr. David Ferster <dferster@edinboro.edu>
Date: 2011-05-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Direct descendant of Yost Hiester through his daughter Catherine Hiester
 

Name: Paul Alexander <alchersone@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-29
Are you a Hiester descendant? No
Comments:
Hello Linda

I was looking uop the IGI for my forebears who are Alexander's (Alchersone's) of Wick Parish Scotland.

I was wondering where your link come from as my research has stopped with my 4 x great grandfather Thomas Alexander (Alchersone) who is buried in Keiss Cemetery.

Thank you for your time

Paul Alexander

 

Name: Barbara <barbaralucia@dejazzd.com>
Date: 2011-03-28
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
my great grandmother was Selisa Rebecca Hiester, daughter of Moses and Marie Degler Hiester. Selisa married John Hassler and when my grandmother was 2, she died. Although John Hassler married 2 more times, My grandmother remained an only childShe had 3 daughters and my mother, the youngest had 2 daughters and 1 son. I am the older daughter. If you would like more info, I will gladly share.
 

Name: Dana <dana38583@centurylink.net>
Date: 2010-12-29
Are you a Hiester descendant? no
Comments:
I have ancestors who landed in Pa. and settled in other counties of Pa., Sullivan Co., and Bradford Co., I do believe is the second county. I have spent hours just reading the postings of people pertaining to PA. and found this posting of yours to be so interesting, I got sidetracked from my search. I hope you don't mind. I did come across a woman's name similar to yours, even wondered if you were named for her? I just love genealogy, and with hitting a few cold leads on my own, I was simply reading as I went through my Penn. searching. That lady I found and you most likely are fully aware of, is: Mary Elizabeth Heister, born May 2, 1832, in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa. married to Dr. Isaac Reily Bucher on Oct. 2 1860, died Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa. in 1897, putting her at the age of 65 yrs. I almost feel as if I am butting in, but if someone saw a similarity to names in my searches, I'd want to be contacted, so please forgive me if I am not helping you with added information here. Good luck in your searching.
 

Name: Carole Shaw <allmybabies@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-11-19
Are you a Hiester descendant? My husband and sons
Comments:
My husband's name is Bruce, his 2nd Great Grandmother is Salome Hiester b. 1824. Salome is the daughter of Daniel b.1761, son of Joseph b.1710
 

Name: Angela Hiester Paras <amhp571@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-10-26
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My father is Raymond David Hiester son of Robert Evan Hiester and Rosie Grimes.My greatgrand parents were,Isaac W.Hiester and Maggie C. Ruth Hiester.

 

Name: Frances Blystone <francesblystone@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-09
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My grandfather was Harry W.Hiester who was born May 1889 married Viola Struble April6,1912,parents were Isaac William Hiester born JULY29,1868,Maggie Catherine Ruth,born July1871.My information goes back to Johannes Hiester and his wife Anna Katharine Closs
 

Name: Judy Wilson <jwilso4532@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-07-02
Are you a Hiester descendant? No
Comments:
I am a descendant of Samuel Schuler, Brother of Catherine (b 10 Sep 1717 d 17 Aug 1789) who on 29 Sep 1742 m Daniel Hiester (b 1 Jan 1713 d 6 Jun 1795 in Bern Twp., Berks Co., PA). Samuel & Catherine are children of Gabriel Schuler & Margaret Aweegh. In my research of my Schuler line, I was surprised to find that the Daniel Homestead built in 1757 (now Montgomery Co., PA) is still standing and is in excellent condition. I have admired this house for years as I passed it on my way to work. It appears that this house has changed very little since the 1700's. It seems to be an abandon property but I was informed that is not the case. For those of you living in the area of Summeytown and would like to view this property, the house is located along Rt.#63. Beware, it’s understood that the current inhabitant of the Daniel Hiester Homestead is not of a friendly temperament. Thinking at the time that it was abandon, my husband and I walked around the house and peaked in the windows. When I inquired at the Post Office the next day to confirm my suspicion that this was indeed “the houseö it was then that I was informed that it was indeed the house and it is not abandon.
The following description found in the Genealogy of “The Hiester Family by V. E. C. Hillö published in 1903 is:
“In 1757 he (Daniel) built a fine two-story brick mansion on the east side of the turnpike, close to Ridge Valley creek. It was sufficiently prominent to be noted on the map of PA published by Nicholas Scull, the Province Surveyor, in 1759. It was a notable building in its day, and is still standing. A broad hall runs through the middle of the first story, on each side of which are spacious parlors; the second story is divided into bed rooms; above this is the roomy garret of the olden time. Heavy eaves run along the gable roof, and a corresponding cornice forms the lower part of the gable. It was originally provided with closets in which to hide plate during troublous times. In 1777 he was appointed a justice of the peace for Berks County where he was then living.ö

 

Name: Ben Holler <the_truth2700@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-19
Are you a Hiester descendant? No
Comments:
I acquired a German Hymnbook dated 1847 with the name Adam W. Hiester written on the front cover. It has an additional date of Dec. 30, 1900 presumably the date he received the book.

I am curious to find out about the man who owned it.
Any information or links to information would be appreciated

 

Name: Samuel August Younghans <family@parsec-santa.com>
Date: 2010-04-06
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes, My Mother's father was Samuel, son of Issac Heister
Comments:
My cousin Sharon Heister Presken is on this guest book and my requests are the same as hers. We have a cousin who lives around the DC area that I have been trying to contact for a long time. Hi name is Ron Heister, we called him Ronnie. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Harriet Hiester Girdley <harrietgirdley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-04
Are you a Hiester descendant? Johann Jost Hüster/Joseph Hiester
Comments:
Oops, back again ... I just found a copy of my recollection of visiting Elsoff (first trip) posted here - what a kick! I'll soon be posting both this document/pictures with similar details of my most recent trips to Elsoff.

When reviewing the linage section of your site, I caught a common inaccuracy ... the 3 boys mother was NOT Anna Catharina Cloos/Closs/Kloss, but rather Anna Catharina Marburger ~ as has been documented by Wilhem Hartnack in 1957 for the Elsoff Church's 900 year anniversary. I have uploaded a copy of the original document and an English translation into the lineage at www.ancestry.com.

I'm trying right now to find pictures for lineage persons (gravestones if there are no photos), and am also seeking details on Hüsterhaus. Here's hoping you might have some of this information.

 

Name: Harriet Hiester Girdley <harrietgirdley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-04
Are you a Hiester descendant? from the Johannes Jost Hüster/Joseph Hiester
Comments:
I lived in Germany and have photos to digitize from the Elsoffer Kirche books (church records). Through significant US and Germany research, the genealogy line is complete and correct through the 3 brothers and back multiple generations in Germany. It is all uploaded through Ancestry.com as a public file.
 

Name: Mary Kate Brown (Hiester) <mbrown19559@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-20
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
I am the daughter of Lee A Hiester, granddaughter of Robert B & Katie (Klahr) Hiester, sister of Robert R Hiester and we are descendants of Joseph Hiester. Born and raised in Berks Co, PA.
 

Name: David Hiester <davidhiester@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-09
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
I am the 10th generation grandson to Joseph Hiester and I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area. It looks like a lot of us have been contacted by Bud,thank you Bud for all your time you put into researching our family. The only question that I have is, what happened that our family stopped being in politics. We had such a strong political background and it all seemed to stop. Does anyone know why?
 

Name: sharon heister presken <sharonpresken@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-16
Are you a Hiester descendant? definitely
Comments:
I am one of the Heister descendants from western PA. I'm just starting this and any help would be greatly appreciated. I've traced back to 1800 so far and I'm pretty certain of what I've found so far!
 

Name: Sharon Heister Presken <sharonpresken@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I am a member of the Heister family from western PA. I have no idea who first moved west but I am the fourth generation to live there. I am descended from Charles F. Heister whose father was Samuel Heister and his father was Isaac Heister. I always heard that our name was originally spelled Hiester and that someone in the family wanted to fight in some war but wasn't old enough and changed their name and ID so they could sign up. If anyone can help me, please contact me!
 

Name: Mark A Hiester <mark.hiester@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-19
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Update: my father, Carl A. Hiester, died in September 2001, in Philadelphia.
 

Name: Dr. Karl E. Moyer <kmoyer@millersville.edu>
Date: 2009-10-27
Are you a Hiester descendant? No
Comments:
I m seeking information on the line that includes The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Hiester, pastor of German Reformed Churches in Campbelltown, Palmyra, Annville, and at Hill Church north of Cleona for over 50 years in the seocnd half of the 19th century and a bit into the 20th. He is memorialized in the window above the altar in the Campbelltown church and lies buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Annville PA His son Anselm became a professor at Franklin & Marshall College here in Lancaster.

One of my purposes is to see what relationship existed between his family line and the family line that included Normal Hiester, organist/director of music at First Reformed Church, Reading (now First U.C.C. Church).

Do I understand correctly that Jonathan Hiester's father was The Rev. william Hiester, pastor for many years at Tabor Reformed, Lebanon PA, died 1828 at age 57?

If snail mail is better:
1309 Passey Lane
Lancaster PA 178603-6311

Thanks for your help:

Karl

 

Name: Jan Bechtel <MrsBee73@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-09-24
Are you a Hiester descendant? no
Comments:
My Deborah Wien married John K. Hiester. Do you have any additional info on this family?
 

Name: Jeffrey Hiester <jhiester71@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-18
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
I am the son of Robert Hiester of Reading, PA and The grandson of Lee Hiester. I have a few books and papers citing that we are the decendants of Joseph Hiester, its hard to say. I tried to trace the family back as far as I could. If anyone can help I would be very grateful. Thanks,
Jeff Hiester

 

Name: Joni Denby <md4840@msn.com>
Date: 2009-07-18
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
My grandfather was Samuel Vernon Heister, born 1898. I believe he was from the Riddlesburg, PA area. My brother, David DeVault, is a genelogy buff but is currently without a computer. I can't wait to tell him about your website.
 

Name: Betty or Bettie Marie Hiester <okbettie@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-21
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Daughter of Harrison Peter Hiester, Reading, PA
 

Name: lewis heister <lewisheister@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-20
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
i am from iowa was just looking, have no knowledge of family before great grandpa ,charlie heister
 

Name: Barbara Lucia <barbaralucia@dejazzd.com>
Date: 2008-12-22
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
my great grandmother was Selissa Rebecca Hiester who married John Hassler and had ine daughter, Sallie Katie. Selissa died shortly after my grandmother's birth. According to Morton's biographies, Adam Hiester is the one I need to connect.
 

Name: Chad R Hiester <lowend_inc@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-02
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My fathers name is Robert daniel Hiester II.
 

Name: Erin (Dickinson) Naggy <enotmomma@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-28
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My great grandfather was Joseph Heister, who was married to Edna (Kincaid) Hiester. Their children were: Elmira Campbell, Helen Barton, and Dorothy Dickinson (my grandmother). This is as far as I have gotten in my search so far.
 

Name: troy chambers <muselhed@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-05
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
my great great grandfather is joeseph yeager who married ellen heister, they are buried at the luthern church in bernville along with lots of other hiesters, they relate on my mothers side, which they have lived in berks county since the 1720s, i live in fla have lived here all my life but have always loved my trips to berks county to the place of my ancestors
 

Name: richard c miller <tintinrm@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-09-15
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
i have a true tracking of my lineage from jost (joseph)--one of the three brothers who came in 1734 --1737. it,s very difficult to track because first names were repeatd thruout the entire family,but i had enough firsthand info to assre my valid trace. i did limitd searches on the others. the reading historical society and the state library were my sources. i can send you a 3 1/4" disk if you would like.
 

Name: Margarita Tanner <diwp@zuwtvsc.ca>
Date: 2007-06-07
Are you a Hiester descendant? Philip Rose
Comments:
<a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/47/68.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/61/22.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/31/71.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/47/55.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/57/15.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/26/8.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/5/16.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/93/64.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/91/51.html >here</a> <a href=http://www.nvkx.com/blogs/sandy/36/95.html >here</a>
 

Name: John L. Crandell <jcrandell@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-21
Are you a Hiester descendant? My brothers are
Comments:
I'm looking for Aaron N. Heister, I'm assuming from PA. Have you heard that name?
 

Name: Bettie Marie Hiester Moore <okbettie@ sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-01-15
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
My father was Harrison Peter Hiester and he grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. His father was Wellington Miller Hiester.
 

Name: Fred Lewis <fslewis3@email.com>
Date: 2006-12-26
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Maria Caterina Hiester, born in Berks County, PA is my 5th great grandmother
 

Name: Glenda Lykens <glendals@atlanticbb.net>
Date: 2006-12-12
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Hello, I just came across your website regarding the Hiester family tree.
My name is Glenda Lykens, my great-great grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Hiester. I have done some research on the Hiester family but wasn't able to really make the link between her and Governor Joseph Hiester.
Mary Elizabeth Hiester (1824-1906) married Isaac Lykens in 1840 and they moved to Blair County ,PA about 1860 ( at least that is the first they are mentioned in the Blair County census.).
She was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Hiester, and according to her obituary, was the niece of Governor Joseph Heister and the granddaughter of Conrad Wiser.
I did not see any mention of a Benjamin in your notes, do you have any idea who his father may have been or where we fit into the family tree?
I would certainly appreciate any help you could give, and enjoyed reading the information on your website.
Thanks so much. Glenda Lykens

 

Name: Jan Hall <halltall@aol.com>
Date: 2006-11-10
Are you a Hiester descendant? my husband is
Comments:
Has anyone read the church records for Elsoff, the origin of the Heister family? Has the information been shared with this list? My husband's ancestor is Daniel, through his daughter Anna Margaretha, who m. Philip Hahn. I have done extensive onsite (not Internet) work on the female lines, am about to order the film for Elsoff but no use duplicating that effort if someone else has done it.

Jan Hall

 

Name: Emily Higson <emmy25@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-06
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
My maiden name was Hiester.
 

Name: John Frederick Hiester <hiesterjf@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-08-30
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Don't use this e-mail, I still can't getit to open.I'm from Plymouth, in. My parents were Robert Hiester from Breman,in and Mary John from Plymouth. I hve one sister, Julie. My father came from the Bluffton, In. area when he was young, along with brother and sisters. I'm retired from state service and like my parents who had my sister and I later in life I'm the father of twins boy/girl now 6 years old while I'm 56 years young. I have talked to Bud Hiester of Calf. Until I get my e-mail working, contact me at 2618 Stadium Drive, Logansport, In. 46947
 

Name: Patricia Knight <oldchina@att.net>
Date: 2006-08-10
Are you a Hiester descendant? No
Comments:
Hiester and Heister seem to frequently interchange. I am looking for information on Amos Heister (also spelt Hiester in some records) lived in San Francisco and was born in Ohio 1837. Also a possible relative of his Maria Hiester born In 1802 probably Pennsylvania. Can you help at all? Many thanks.
 

Name: Linda Fowler <cflowler@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-04-08
Are you a Hiester descendant? my husband is a descendant
Comments:
Thank you for your wonderful site.
 

Name: matthew conlon <mattcpe@juno.com>
Date: 2006-03-15
Are you a Hiester descendant? no
Comments:
Looking for info on Gallaher/Reynolds and Bratton
 

Name: Huester Hermann <hermann.huester@t-online.de>
Date: 2006-02-09
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I was born close to the town of Elsoff the htree brother came from. I am doing research on the German side.
In our local dialect we call ourselves HIESTER. So far,
traced Hiester/Huester/Hüster back to the 1500s. Unfortunately with many gaps. I am working on it.


 

Name: Leigh Hiester <mlhiester@celadonvillage.com>
Date: 2005-11-15
Are you a Hiester descendant? No
Comments:
My husband is a Hiester. His grandparents are from Pennsylvania, though they now live here in South Carolina.
 

Name: Scott Anderson <sanderson@ika.net>
Date: 2005-07-14
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes, Daniel b. abt. 1801
Comments:
I am trying to tie in my Daniel Hesiter/Hiester, who I think comes from the lines near Reading. He raised a family in Western PA, and died there. There appeared to be no other family near him.
 

Name: Marie Kachline Brown <beauty@kycom.net>
Date: 2005-03-10
Comments:
Florence Heister Kachline was my ex-hubands's grandmother. We called her Mom-Mom. She was a teacher, florist and an avid reader. I am doing genealogy on the Kachline family, but I don't know her lineage. I just happened to come across this and I;m so excited . Please can we talk? Thanks Marie Brown
 

Name: wendy hiester gilbert <wendysue99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-03-03
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
i'm ron hiester's middle child. he was one of wellington hiester's four children. the hiester farm was in berks county pa near breezy corners/oley area. my uncle richard hiester still lives in oley.
i am going to germany this summer and was wondering where to go to look for hiester info.

 

Name: Susan Hiester-Ortlip <ortlips@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-07-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I was told by my Grandfather that we are descendents of Gov. Joseph Hiester, but he passed away before I was able to dig deeper with him. I know that his father was Charles Hiester who I think was b. 9/14/1893 d. 2/1966. Based on the information that I have uncovered, I belive that Charles was the grandson of either Henry Melchoir Mulenberg Hiester, b. 1839 OR the grandson of John Sylvanus Hiester b. 1838. If anyone has any info about this branch of the family or suggestions of where to look, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks!

 

Name: Robert Deininger <Reddein1@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-02
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
I believe my grandfather and Ellen Weihrer were brother and sister.
 

Name: Jan Bechtel <MrsBee73@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-26
Are you a Hiester descendant? not directly
Comments:
My Deborah Wien married a John K. Hiester, born 1852. In the 1900 and 1910 census they live on Oley St. in Reading with their sons John Calvin, born 1886 and William born
1880. They also had a Henry Francis born 1882 and Samuel Augustus born 1884. I'd like more info on the decendants. I'm anxious to share my info. Thanks

 

Name: Sam Younghans <parsecsam@domainName in comment..com>
Date: 2004-05-23
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Please excuse the email address, I don't want spammed anymore than I am already getting. My domain name is parsec-santa.com Read one your articles on line and wanted to send you to the coat of arms.
www.parsec-santa.com/family/HiesterCrest.htm I am trying to gather information about the Heisters in New Kensington, PA. If you have any information it would be appreciated. My Grandparents were Samuel and Lesta (Johns) Heister. My Mother was Margaret Heister
Thank You,
Sam
www.parsec-santa.com

 

Name: Frances Blystone <fblystone@verizonmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-06
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My grandfather was Harry Winston Hiester.Born1889,diedAugust16th.1949.Married to Viola Strubble,they had three daughters Margaret(my mother)June and Violet one son Franklin who died Jan.28th.1915 at the age of two,buried in Charles Evans Cementery,Reading,Pa.Grandfather also buried there.His parents are Issac Hiester and Margaret Ruth.Parents buried at Hain's Church Cementery.My grandfather's brother's brothers were-Conrad,John,sisters Kathryn,Alberta,Eva Ruth.Grandfather lived at 131Franklin st. West Reading,Pa.He done motorcycle hill climbs in Reading,Pa.and was a car mechanic he worked under Mike Joseph and midget auto racer Flloyd Guthshall.If any one has more info please let me know Thankn You
 

Name: Elaine Albert <albie123@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-19
Are you a Hiester descendant? no
Comments:
I enjoyed reading the e-mail you received from the Heisters.
I am now trying to help another friend with her Heister Genealogy.She is looking for information on a Emma Hesiter who is the daughter of William M.HeisterI did find her death date and she was married to Aaron Shearer.Is there some one who can help. She needs more for the DAR.
Thank you
Elaine

 

Name: Kelly Heffner <kheffner2@cox.net>
Date: 2003-12-26
Are you a Hiester descendant? my husband is
Comments:
HIs GG Grandmother is Anna Mary Hiester, married to Jonathan L Grant.
 

Name: Ken Hiester <Khiester200035@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-11-23
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Father: Kenneth Hiester (Sr.)Born 1929
GrandFather: Raymond Hiester
thats all I have off the top of my head, I'd need to look into my records for any more detail.
I was also contacted by Bud Hiester, as was my father.

 

Name: Laurie Hiester <MomaSmurf01@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-27
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Hi there,
My dad was a Hiester. We when my grandmother married my grandfather they where both hiesters but not related in anyway. Well my mom has told me the bud hiester that you are talking about had called her or something like that and that i am related to him some how but she don`t know how.
My grandmothers name before she married was Betty Hiester.
My grandfathers was William Wellington Hiester SR. Also my dad was William Wellington Hiester Jr.He also has a brother and I know some about my Grandmothers sisters and brothers. Maybe I can give you my info and we can see what we can find out but I have just now started to try to find out about my pass family. Feel free to email me at MomaSmurf01@yahoo.com thanks

 

Name: Linda Hiester <stareyes1182@verizon.net>
Date: 2003-10-27
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Bud Hiester had contacted my son and myself a few years ago
according to his records we are in your family line also.
My son and daughter became interested in knowing the family line to pass down to there children. As I have been widowed for seven years not easy to find anything out anymore as my husbands mother refuses to give any information and my husband never stayed in contact with his family very much so very little is known to pass down. I am not very familar with the way to do research so any info you have would be appreciated.
Thanks
Linda Hiester

 

Name: denise meck <meckdenise@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-17
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
First I would like to say THANK YOU for the great information you have given. My grandmother was Elsie Ella Hiester a sister to your grandfather Albert. A few years ago some of the "cousins" got together and met at Blue Marsh, State Game Lands in Bern Township with special permission from the Game Commission to drive to the area where the Hiester farm once stood. We were able to find some of the foundation but there is nothing of any buildings standing. However, there are several trees that are the same that were planted when the children were born -I think they only planted around 5 though. There is a sign there with the name of the trees but not the story that goes with it. There are now hiking trails that go through the property. It was really nice being there to hear the stories of the now elders that were there remember how it was when they were small. Thanks Again!
 

Name: Vicki Koller Hartman <vlhartman@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-08-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
John Heister-Benneville Hiester-Amanda Hiester Manwiller(sister to John A. Heister)-John Adam Manwiller-Elda Manwiller Koller-Richard Koller - ME!
 

Name: James A. Holcombe <jaholcombe@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-08-06
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I am the son of John L. Holcombe and Robin May (Hiester)Holcombe. Robin is the daughter of James D. Hiester, who is son of John Hiester. (James D. is the brother of Vernon.) While my Mom can tell you much more, my grandfather (James D.) was in the circus for several years and eventually ended up working on the D&RG railroad in Denver, CO.

I am certain that my Mom can provide an accurate tracing from James D. Hiestere onward with some information on the generation near my grandfather also, e.g., Vernon lived across the street from my grandparents. I will advise her of your web pages. She should be quite interested.

 

Name: richard c miller <tintinrm@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-07-26
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
JOHANNES,JOSEPH,DANIEL,GABRIEL,MOSES,CHARLES HENRY H, MIMERVA (MY MOTHER), m GEORGE I MILLER
MY GRANDFATHER, CHARLES, HAD SEVERAL BROTHERS & SISTERS-- BORN BETWEEN ~1850--1865
-JAMES, DIED AGE 38
-GEORGE ALFRED H. m MARY VIEBACH--DEFIANCE,OHIO
-BENJAMIN FRANKLIN H."FRANK --DISSAPPEARED IN WYOMING ABOUT 1935
-SELSIA H.(SISTER)m HASSLER
-DEVILLA D. H..,DIED YOUNG
-ADAM W. H. m SALLY SPATZ--WELL KNOWN IN STRAUSTOWN/READING
AREA-JEWELER,ELDER,SPOKESMAN-TAUGHT FAMILY HISTORY @FAMILY REUNIONS- DIED ~1950
-HETTIE D. H.m CHARLES H MILLER DIED 1904
-CHARLES HENRY H.(MY GRANDFATHER) 1865-1952--m HANNAH DIERWECHTER

-
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Name: RICHARD C. MILLER <tintinrm@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-07-22
Are you a Hiester descendant? YES
Comments:
MOTHER, MINERVA HIESTER M. GEORGE I MILLER -- MINERVA b1902, CHARLES HENRY H. b1865 - m. HANNAH DIERWECHTER, MOSES b1827 m.MARIA DEGLER, GABRIEL b1798 (m> CATHRINE EMERICH, DANIEL 1761-1827 (m. 3rdX BARBARA KAUFMAN),JOSEPH (JOST) 1710-1777 EMIGRATED 1737-8 -- WAS ONE OF THE THREE SONS OF JOHANNES H AND CATHERINE OF GERMANY-- JOSEPH WAS MARRIED TO ELIZABETH STRUNK.
 

Name: cheryl kempf <ckempf@mchsi.com>
Date: 2003-07-09
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Grandma Martha (Hiester)Moser turned 90 years young last month....IN

I have a new address and just wanted to check in. Hi everyone!!

 

Name: Jon Heister <jheister@starband.net>
Date: 2003-07-06
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
My family is from central PA. Last name was mispeled on my fathers induction into the Air Force, he never had it changed so we are from the Hiesters of Reading and Lancaster area.
I am just begining the search and will let you know of any info. My Grandfather was Walter Hiester.

 

Name: lenore Kruger <fredlenore@cs.com>
Date: 2003-06-06
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Hi: I am from John Hiester Esq. born 1774 in E. Coventry Twp.Chester Co. Pa. He Married Catherine Titlow and had a daughter Leah Hiester who married Henry Diffendarfer. Henry and Leah had a daughter Mary who married Issac Smith. I have a little info. if any of this family is of interest to you.
Sincerely Lenore Smith Kruger

 

Name: Sharon Gehman <SparkleShari@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-14
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
http://hometown.aol.com/sparkleshari/myhomepage/family.html
Please visit my new Hiester Homepage at the above address.
Sharon Gehman
Berks Co., Pa.

 

Name: peggy stamm <kpstamm@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-16
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
i am a descendant of Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg who married both elizabeth and rebecca hiester. Elizabeth died and he married Rebecca they had a daughter Rosa Catherine who married Gustavus A. Nicolls. If you need anymore info let me know. I live in Reading, Pennsylvania as did my descendants.
Thanks,
Peg Stamm

 

Name: Elaine Witman Pennell <spammy@epix.net>
Date: 2003-01-19
Are you a Hiester descendant? No.....I'm a WITMAN descendant, though.
Comments:
Mary, Adam Witman was a brother to my 4th-great grandfather, Christopher Witman, Jr. (c1725-1778). Adam married Catherine Gansert (1730-1808). Adam and Christopher were sons of Christopher Witman (c1700-1770)and Rosina Barbara ____. I am researching all the WITMAN line. Have a great deal of information if you are interested. We live in Chester Co., PA.
 

Name: Jörg Hüster <joerg.huester@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-12-24
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Hi, Nice to meet you! I'm one of the "german"-hüsters. I have a couple of documents of the german and american hüsters/huesters/hiesters. If you are interested, I could scan these documents and send them to you.
 

Name: Jörg Hüster <joerg.huester@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-12-24
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Hi, Nice to meet you! I'm one of the "german"-hüsters. I have a couple of documents of the german and american hüsters/huesters/hiesters. If you are interested, I could scan these documents and send them to you.
 

Name: Norman Hiester <nhiester@aol.com>
Date: 2002-12-23
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes.
Comments:
I am a descendent of Joseph Hiester, not the governor, but the middle brother of the three who immigrated to America. I was fortunate in that I traced my genealogy back in the early 1970s. At that time there were three books in the Reading Library (Pa.) that had to do with the Hiester genealogy. I could not check them out but I could copy pages from the books that enabled me to connect the early ancestors with the recent ancestors. I also was able to get a copy of the Hiester Coat of Arms with it's background which I forwarded to Bud Hiester a couple years ago. I grew up in Berks County but now live north of Dayton, Ohio.
 

Name: David Gallagher <dgallagher222@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-12-01
Are you a Hiester descendant? ??
Comments:
In reading a copy of a will in our family file there is reference to a Wm. M. Hiester Jones. J. Pringle Jones and Philip Jones(son of J. Pringle Jones). It refers to the mother of Philip Jones as the sister of my great-great grandmoter(Mary T. Walsh, nee Gallagher, but it does not give the sister's name? Is their any connection with you family?
 

Name: Glenn F.Kline <GFK4245@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-22
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
great great grandparents Darius and Rebecca Hiester Rollman.
great grand parents Isaac Hiester and Anna Kohler Rollman.
grand parents Frank B. and Cora Agnes Rollman Carothers.
parents George D. and Annie May Carothers Kline

 

Name: Glenn F.Kline <GFK4245@aol.con>
Date: 2002-11-22
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
great great grandparents Darius and Rebecca Hiester Rollman.
great grand parents Isaac Hiester and Anna Kohler Rollman.
grand parents Frank B. and Cora Agnes Rollman Carothers.
parents George D. and Annie May Carothers Kline

 

Name: Margaret Nicolls Stamm (Mccoy) <Kpstamm @AOL>
Date: 2002-11-17
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg is my gggg? grandfather
 

Name: Sharon Gehman <SparkleShari@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-31
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My Hiester line:Joseph Hiester...John Christian... Isaac...Thomas Spangler...Thomas Martin...Mary Lorraine...me.
 

Name: Linda Schlottman < Lindas1pa@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? Possibly
Comments:
Conrad Reber married to Mary Heister had a child named Hettie H. who married Harrison Stoudt had a child named Harrison R who married Mary Ann Tobias had a child named Florence E who married Irvin Phillips had a child named Mildred who married Norman K Long who had a child named Linda who is ME. Conrad Reber and Mary {Heister) Reber are on record as the praents of Hettie born 11/4/1837 and passed away 9/25/1922. So far I haven't been able to trace either one of them. I've traced Hettie and her husband Harrison Stoudt back to 1870 living in Penn Township but after that they lived in Centre Twp. Stoudt's today are still living in Centre Twp. Any of these names sound familiar?
 

Name: scott w. hiester <shnits@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
bud hiester also contacted by father, thomas j. last year and was able to fill in some blanks about my father's family
 

Name: Marguerite Crist Calvin <cristcalvin@ohiohills.com>
Date: 2002-09-12
Are you a Hiester descendant? no
Comments:
John Milton CHRIST is a brother to my gggg grandfather Simon Christ, sons of Johan George CHRIST and grandsons of George CHRIST who came with Conrad Weiser from Schoharie to Tulpehocken. I was told that John Milton's first wife was a daughter of Yost Hiester. I am searching for a citation and/or first name. Thank you.
 

Name: Donna Shearer <dpataskala@core.com>
Date: 2002-08-19
Are you a Hiester descendant? my husband, Richard, is.
Comments:
What a thrill to find Emma Hiester and her parents, William and Elizabeth. We have been at a brick wall with them. She was married to Aaron Y. Shearer, my husband's great grandfather. I am going back now to explore some more. Thanks so much for your website!

Donna

 

Name: Lenore Kruger <f.kruger@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-08-13
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Hi: enjoyed reading about the Hiesters. You have done so much work. Thanks for putting it on the internet. I am working on John Hiester Esq. born 1774 in East Coventry township, Chester Co. Married to Catherine Titlow. I believe he had a daughter Leah ,born 1808 and she is my great great grandmother and she married Henry Diefendorfer.I have been unable to find much about him. Hope to hear from you
Sincerely
Lenore Kruger, San Marcos Calif.

 

Name: C Kempf <ckempf@onlyinternet.net>
Date: 2002-07-01
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My hard drive died and I lost all relatives addresses and a lot of information comcering the hiester family....I especially need Ben A's address, and Bud H. any help would be great!! Thanks :)
 

Name: Kipp Wagner <kwagner@OR.BLM.GOV>
Date: 2002-05-16
Are you a Hiester descendant? via Margaret Katherine Hiester
Comments:
Via:
Johannes>Joseph>Daniel>Joseph>Daniel>Henry>Frank Brisco Hiester>Margaret.

 

Name: Horst Hüster <horst.huester@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-05-04
Are you a Hiester descendant? Hüster
Comments:
http://home.t-online.de/home/horst.huester/
 

Name: Michael T. Hiester <mthiester@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-23
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
I currently live in Bluffton, Indiana and can trace my ancestors back to the three immigrant brothers as most American Hiester's can. I am currently compiling photos and other interesting information about the Hiester family. I would like to see a comprehensive collection of facts and documents about our family. More than than just anscestoral charts. I am interested in occupations, political lives, military careers, prominant citizens, ties to other families, etc.

Feel free to send me anthing you have on the family.


 

Name: ckempf <ckempf@onlyinernet.net>
Date: 2002-04-15
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My Grandmothers maiden name was Hiester...they are from Boundry in Jay County, IN.Have some photos...would like to share with other family members.
 

Name: Kaye Kimberling <KimberlingK@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-04
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My greatgrandfather: was Albert Ethridge Hiester/ggrandfather: John Paul Hiester/gggrandfather:John Hiester, wife:Catherine Titlow/ ggggrandfather: John Hiester, wife:Catherine Schuler/ gggggrandfather: Daniel Hiester. John Paul was married two times.


Hister,

 

Name: Kaye Kimberling <Kimberlilng@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-04
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
My grandfather was Albert Ethridge Hiester
 

Name: Sharon Gehman <SparkleShari@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-30
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
Correction. On my previous info. I have that Johannes & Catharine had 16 children. I skipped some lines. This info. was handwritten in by someone in my family: 5th generation of Joseph Hiester-children of Isaac Hiester & Mary Spengler-(They had 16 children.) Josiah,John,Maranda, Wilber?(can't make it out too good) and Thomas S.(father of my Grandfather Thomas Martin)Thomas S.was married to Mary Sharman.There were 11 more children not written down. If I have this wrong,please help me to straighten things out.
 

Name: Sharon Gehman <SparkleShari@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-30
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
According to my book"A Geneaology of The Hiester Family" by V.E.C.HILL dated 1903, I am a decendant of Joseph Hiester, son of Johannes & Catherine Hiester. They had 16 children, one of which was Thomas S.married to Mary Sharman. I am the 8th generation. The original spelling of the name Hiester is "Huster", which is pronounced the same. The latter is the German form. The German word "Huster", is the name of a species of lark. The immediate ancestors of the present race of that name in this country, emigrated from Witzenstein in Westphalia, and arrived in America in the Early part of the 18th century. They consisted of three brothers, John,Joseph & Daniel, who took up residence in the first place at Goshenhoppen, then in Phila., now in Montgomery county. Their remote ancestors were of Silesian origin.The 3 brothers united in purchasing between 2 & 3 thousand acres of land in Bern township, now Berks County. Here John and Joseph settled, while Daniel remained at the old homestead.Gen. Joseph Hiester, the only son of John, became Governor of Pennsylvania in 1820.Joseph's cousin, Gen. Daniel Hiester, was the first representitive in Congress under the present constitution, from Berks County.Daniel of Montgomery,John of Chester, and Gabriel of Berks, were the three eldest sons of Daniel.William was fourth and youngest son of Daniel.When the Revolutionary War broke out, they were among the first to enroll
themselves in the list of "Associaters."Joseph, son of John,entered the service as a captain of the the "Flying Camp", and was made a prisoner at the battle of Long Island and confined on board the notorious Jersey Prison Ship,N.J. He was, after his exchange, promoted to the rank of colonel. The popularity of these men, gained by their devotion to country, and the public never forsook them. After the conclusion of peace, they all enjoyed by the suffrage of the people, all shared in the coucils of the State and general government. The origin of the Hiester Family was the Silesian knight, Premiscloros Husterniz, who flourished about 1329,and held the office of Mayor,or Town Captain of the city of Swineford. A.D.1480, the Patrician & Counsellor of Swineford, Adolphus Louis,called 'der Hiester', obtained from the Emperor Frederick, letters patent whereby he and his posterity were authorized to use the coat-of-arms he had inherited from his ancestors. The Hiester family was afterward diffused through Austria,Saxony,Switzerland and other countries bordering on the river Rhine. Several of the members were distinguishd statesmen and ministers of religion and among the Senators of Homburg,Bremen and Ratisbon, where many of the same name were found, who afterward held the highest and most important offices in said cities. "The Hiester Arms, as used in 1637 by Dr. Lawrence Hiester, a distinguished German surgeon of his day, are: Arms: Azure, a sun, or
Crest: Between two horns surmounting a helmet affronte, a sun, as in the Arms."The Hiester Arms, as used by the American branches, an obtained by them from their early ancestors, are: Arms: Azure, a pair of horns proper over a star of eight points, or,Crest: Between two horns surmounting a helmet afronte, the horns and star as in the Arms.

 

Name: Sharon L.Gehman <SparkleShari@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-28
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
There were three brothers that came over here from Selesia which is now a part of Germany. Joseph,Daniel,& Johann or John Hiester. I am a descendant of, I believe, Daniel's family. I have to check again. I have a book that was made for the Hiester Family. Most of my Hiester relation is from the Bern Township area. My mother's maiden name was Mary Hiester, her father's name was Thomas Martin Hiester. He had a brother Isaac and I think his sister's name was Lizzie. Thomas was born in 1878. Married to Adaline Ryfsnyder. They had three children,Vernon,Myrtle,& Mary.
 

Name: William Meredith Heister <billheister@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-03-26
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I have heard that our name spelling was changed at somepoint
My ggg grandad was Daniel Heister b.1794-gg granddad was Aaron Nelson Heister b.1832-my granddad was Waldo Page Heister b.1858 in Union Town, PA (4th of 12 children) some born in PA, some born in Missouri. I do not know how many siblings that my ggg or gg granddad had or any names...any help appreciated.

 

Name: Cheryl Kempf <ckempf@onlyinternet.net>
Date: 2002-03-17
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
My Grandmother is living in a Nursing Home in IN and she was Martha McDonna Hiester. She has been collecting bits and pieces of family news for years, however with her age and ill health I can not get to much from her at this time, however I too am in contact with Bud Hiester. He is helping me somewhat. Any help is greatfully needed. Thanks, CKempf :)
 

Name: Charles W. Meiser <SIFER@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-17
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
I am 5 great-grandson of Catharine Hiester, daughter of Daniel Hiester, Sr. and Catharina Schuler. I had the honor to visit & photograph their gravesite at the Bern Church Cemetery, Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania
 

Name: Mark Alan Hiester <mmmmarcus@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-08
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
Hello, I am the grandson of John Edward Hiester, b. 1902, Bern Township, Bernville or Leesport, PA (old Hiester house near Bern Church in Rt. 183 - now a State Farm home office), d. 1999; and son of Carl Alan Hiester, b. 1936, Reading, PA, I believe still alive, in Philadelphia, I last heard. I was born in 1959 in Wilmington DE. I have a younger sister, Sally Ann, b. 1963 in Drexel Hill, PA, and a younger brother, Christopher David, b. 1966, New Brunswick, NJ. We each have children. I live in Mount Joy, PA, near Lancaster. Please forward me the genalogy info you have. Thank you
 

Name: Betty (Bettie) Marie Hiester Moore <okbettie@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-27
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes, my dad: Harrison Peter Hiester
Comments:
It has been most interesting to learn more about my Hiester heritage. There are not many in Oklahoma. But my dad, Harrison Peter Hiester, only got back to Pennsylvania one time in my life that I remember. I grew up in Lawton, Oklahoma.

If I can provide any information you don't already have, I would be glad to relay anything helpful.

Bettie Moore

 

Name: Betty (Bettie) Marie Hiester Moore <okbettie@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-27
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes, my dad: Harrison Peter Hiester
Comments:
It has been most interesting to learn more about my Hiester heritage. There are not many in Oklahoma. But my dad, Harrison Peter Hiester, only got back to Pennsylvania one time in my life that I remember. I grew up in Lawton, Oklahoma.

If I can provide any information you don't already have, I would be glad to relay anything helpful.

Bettie Moore

 

Name: Chad Heister <cheister@tricountyi.net>
Date: 2001-11-15
Are you a Hiester descendant? yes
Comments:
I'm not sure yet where i am in the Berks County Heisters. There is Heister Valley (Spelled HEIster) in Juniata County, where i am from. A historian told us it was named for Governor Joseph Hiester. My family is mainly from Mifflin County since at least the 1850 U.S. censes. I think I am a decendant of John Hiester ( we think our name was changed to HEIster around 1800). We go back to Samuel Heister b.1816 m. to Serah (Miller?) b. 1812. Samuel Heister is my GGG grandfather for sure, he was a carpenter.

But my problem is i cannot connect Major General John Hiester who m. Catherine June 24, 1786 in Bern Township,Berks County with my GGG grandfather. I'm sure there is at least two generations in there somewhere. So I'm guessing Maj. Gen John Hiester is my GGGGG grandfather. Also I haven't yet found how we got from Berks County to Mifflin County.

Thanks




 

Name: Thomas Reinert <dalamar5@ptd.net>
Date: 2001-10-16
Are you a Hiester descendant? Yes
Comments:
The Hiester line of my family disappears after my Great-Grandparents Isaac W. Hiester and Maggie C. Ruth. Their daughter Eva Ruth Reinert(Hiester) died when I was quite young and her husband Paul Bender Reinert was incoherant until his death. I have no family to ask for info on the Hiester line, I was hoping you might know someone that could shed some light on it. Isaac, Maggie and there children all lived in Berks County. Any help, or push in the right direction would be appreciated greatly!
 

Name: Patricia Kachline Hoover <nvr2late342@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-14
Comments:
My grand father was married to Florence Hiester. She was from the Reading Pa area