Hermanus Kester Jr.

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

The Life Summary 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 5 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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Hermanus Kester Jr.
Rachel Webster
Marriage: 14 October 1762
Elizabeth Kester
Ascenath Kester
Samuel W Kester
Anna Kester
Richard Kester
Richard Kester
Catherine Kester
Susannah Kester
Ellener Kester
Thomas R. Kester
William Kester
Mary Kester

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  • Marriage
    14 October 1762Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (6)

    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."
    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

    Dutch (also Van Kester) and German: habitational name from any of the places with a name formed with kester, from Latin castra ‘army camp’, like Kester in Belgian Brabant or Kesteren in the Betuwe.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Hermanus Kester in entry for Ascenath Kester, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Harmanus Kesster, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
    • Ancestry Family Trees

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