Hermanus Kester Jr.

17 July 1744–25 January 1819 (Age 74)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Hermanus

When Hermanus Kester Jr. was born on 17 July 1744, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Hermanus Kester Sr, was 41 and his mother, Anne Mary Ann Large, was 32. He married Rachel Webster on 14 October 1762, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 25 January 1819, in Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Hermanus Kester Jr.
1744–1819
Rachel Webster
1742–1810
Marriage: 14 October 1762
Elizabeth Kester
1774–1864
Ascenath Kester
1775–1833
Samuel W Kester
1777–1865
Anna Kester
1780–
Richard Kester
1781–1853
Catherine Kester
1784–
Susannah Kester
1786–
Ellener Kester
1788–
Thomas R. Kester
1791–1858
William Kester
1793–
Mary Kester
1797–1797

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 October 1762
Burlington, New Jersey, United States
children

(11)

    Elizabeth Kester

    Female1774–1864Female

    Ascenath Kester

    Female1775–1833Female

    Male1777–1865Male

    Anna Kester

    Female1780–Female

    Richard Kester

    Male1781–1853Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1775

Age 31

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 39

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Perhaps Dutch: see Keister .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hermanus Kester in entry for Ascenath Kester, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Hermanus Kester in entry for Susannah Kester, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Hermanus Kester in entry for Samuel Kester, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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