Hi Carol, Saw this as well as your message on another board dated 23 Aug 2000. Ihave a John F. Kerstetter b. 30 Oct 1817 in Little Mahanoy Twp., Nothumberland Co. He was a stone mason by trade and m. Abbie Kramer. They had children: Elizabeth, Hettie, Joel, Seth, Helena, Henry, Lewis, Andrew, James, Jacob, Joseph, Susan, and Catherine. John F. was the son of John Kerstetter who was the son of George Kerstetter who came from Germany and settled near Shamokin, Northumberland Co. This is a different family line than the Kerstetters from Lancaster. Perhaps they were related in Germany.