Comfort E. Myers
Parents: Orville Myers (born Orville Collins) (7-23-1838 in Marion Co., Indiana to 5-2-1900 in Rose Lake, Osceola Co., MI) and Adeline Shively (2-25-1838 in Clear Creek, Ashland Co., Ohio to 3-28-1896 in Rose Lake, Osceola Co., MI) They are buried at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola Co., MI without a tombstone
Children: John Larkin (10-1859 to 3-28-1942 in Portland, Oregon), Comfort E. (3-5-1863 to 6-11-1926 in Rose Lake, MI), Mary Catherine (Farrington) (1-5-1866 to 12-3-1949 in Flint, MI), Amanda Susanne (Ostrander) (4-1-1867 to 3-1942). Emma Jane (Dunlap) (9-1-1869 to 12-1-1933), Aaron Cornelius (12-28-1872 to 2-24-1935), Sarah Adeline (Francisco) (12-10-1874 to 7-2-1961 in Cadillac, MI)
Note: Orville Myers was born Orville Collins on July 23, 1838 in Indiana. When Orville’s mother Margaret Miller (not Custer) remarried to Larkin Myers, Orville took on the surname Myers. Orville’s cause of death was brain congestion. He is buried at Town Corner’s Cemetery. Town Corners is also called Maple Hill. The Meyers came from Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana to Rose Lake, Osceola Co., Michigan around 1875.
Grandparents: Mr. Collins (born in KY) and Margaret Miller(about 1812 in Bourbon/Harrison Co., KY to 12-22-1887 in Howard Co., IN)
Parents: John Shively (1-29-1800 in West Buffalo, Northumberland Co., PA to 9-17-1873 in Deer Creek, Miami Co., Indiana) and Margaret (Risinger?) (2-1-1802 in PA to 12-27-1887 in Deer Creek, Miami Co., Indiana) They are buried in Chittick Cemetery in Deer Creek, Indiana
Children: James (1833), Mary J. (12-8-1836 to 3-18-1865), Adeline (2-25-1838 to 3-28-1896), Eliza (1840), Catherine (1842), Obediah A. (1845)
Grandparents: Conrad Shively (9-1772 in York Co., PA to 6-7-1850 in Louisville, Stark Co., OH) and Mary Moyer (c.1779 in perhaps Lewisburg, Union Co., PA to 4-8-1863 in Paris, Stark Co., OH)
Children: Frederick, Christian, John (1-29-1800 d. 9-17-1873 in Clay, Miami Co., Indiana), Henry, Conrad (11-3-1806 d. 3-29-1878 in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa), Samuel (12-20-1813 d. 3-31-1880 in Louisville, Stark Co., Ohio), Barbara, Mary, Catherine (2-14-1814 d. 6-19-1879 in St. Croix Co., Wisconsin), Eva, Sarah, Philip
Great grandparents: John Shively (7-24-1748 in Warwick, Lancaster Co., PA to c.1781 in or near West Buffalo, Northumberland Co., PA) and Eva (closely related to Conrad Burger of Lewisburg, Union Co., PA)
Children: Conrad (9-1772), Christian (c.1775 to 1854), John Jr. (8-12-1776 to 5-30-1835), Frederick (c.1778 to 6-20-1841 in Wayne Co., Ohio)
John Shively was kidnapped by Native Americans in the Revolutionary War in March of 1781 and was never heard from again.
2 great grandparents: Christian Schaeublin II (christened on 12-25-1718 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland to after 11-26-1773 in York, York Co., PA) and Esther Neff (6-5-1719 in Wallisellen, Zurich, Switzerland to 12-1803 in Monaghan, York Co., PA)
Married: 10-14-1744 in Lancaster, PA
Children: Barbara (9-29-1745 to 10-2-1821), John (7-24-1748), Christian III (2-2-1751 to 12-12-1842), Esther (12-10-1752 to 12-12-1842), Susanna (3-29-1757 in Warwick, PA), Elizabeth (11-20-1758 to 1840), Henry (3-7-1762 to 8-10-1821), Katrina (3-20-1764 to c.1838)
3 great grandparents: Christian Schaeublin (11-6-1683 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland to before 4-18-1752 in Warwick, PA) and Barbara Splitter (8-9-1689 in Bennwil, Basel, Switzerland to 1-9-1759 in Lancaster, PA) Married: 7-14-1708 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland
Children: Margaretha (7-21-1709 to before 1714), Hans Jakob (4-2-1711), Barbara (1-8-1713), Margaretha (2-18-1714), Elsbeth (7-7-1715), Catherina (b. 2-28-1717 to 8-12-1768), Christien II (12-25-1718), Durss (8-24-1720), Urich (b. 1-2-1721/22), Anna (11-6-1723), Jacob (5-19-1726), Ursula (3-14-1728), Magdalena (5-18-1730) The dates of birth for the children are dates of baptism except the ones who have b. by the dates.
The Family moved from Switzerland to Pennsylvania on “Princess Augusta” in 1736.
4 great grandparents: Durs Schaeublin(c.1650 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland to after 1-19-1690 in Switzerland) and Margareth Straumann(c.1653 in Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland to after 1-19-1690 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland) Married: 5-12-1674 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland
Children: Christian (2-14-1675), Hans Jakob (4-11-1676), Agnes (3-29-1679), Magdalena (5-7-1682), Christian (b.11-6-1683), Anna (1-19-1689/90) The dates of birth for the children are dates of baptism except the ones who have b. by the dates.
Margareth Straumann, who married Durs Schaeublin is the daughter of Christen Straumann and Agnes Goettschi
Barbara Splitter, who married Christian Schaeublin Sr. was the daughter of Hans Splithaler
Esther Neff, who married Christian Schaeublin II is the daughter of Hans Neff and Barbara Rathgeb. They came to Pennsylvania on the ship Francis and Elizabeth in 1743.
Parents: Henry Moyer of Lewisburg, Union Co., PA (Deed Book I, Page 250 at Lewisburg, Union Co., Pennsylvania)
1. Andrews, George W., Schaeublin and Thommen Emigrants from the Canton of Basel, Switzerland (Akron, PA: 1996), pg. 4, 9. Ref: Oberdorf baptismal and marriage registers, Andrews (1978, appendix 2)
2. Andrews, George W., Schaeublin (Shively) Families From the District of Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland (1978), FHC Film #0422446-item 8.
3. Meade, Betty Swain, Shively’s Are you Related? (1982)
4. Oehler, Dr., Research of Dr. Oehler. (1967)
5. Personal researchers: Rella Mae Ramsey, Rober E. Givens, Paul & Dora Clary, Susan K. McMahan, Valerie Bearley, Lois Dawson, R. W. Hughes, Michael Shively, Marilyn Georgeson, Pamelia J. Pickering Slinker.
6. Judy Shively Wagner, “512 Walnut St., Mufflinburg, PA 17844-1010.
7. Fellowship of Brethern Genealogists Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 2, Fall, 1991, pg. 43, 44 (Durs Schaeublin to Conrad Shively).
8. Lancaster County Deed Book, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Book D, pg. 193, Patent Book A, Vol. 2, pg. 530.
9. State Archives of Basel, Switzerland-Has information regarding the emigration of Christian and Barbara Schaeublin.
10. Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. II, pg. 402.
11. Strassburger-Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers (PA, German Society, Norristown, PA, 1934), Vol. I, pp. 162, 164, 166 (Shively)
12. Faust, Albert Bernhardt & Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus, List of Swiss Emigrants, Basel, Switzerland, Vol. 2, Baltimore, MD: Republished by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1925, pg. 104-105.
13. Parish Records, Oberdorf Reformed Church (GESH), St. Peter’s Church, The Protestant Church, Oberdorf, Switzerland, (records stored at Liestral, Switzerland).
14. Jacob J. Shively, compiler, Catalog of the Shively Family Collection, Shively Museum, 1970, “Items brought from Switzerland to America by Christian: #19/20-Walnut boxes with sliding lids, #21-Large pincers, #22-small pincers, #23-small vice. Located in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
15. First Moravian Congregation Registers (York, Pennsylvania: 1751-1859), pg. 739. Barbara Schaeublin died on 9 Jan. 1759.
16. Gale Edwin Spilter Honeyman. “520 ½ Linden, San Francisco, CA 94102-5025.
17. Jacob J. Shively, compiler, Catalog of the Shively Family Collection, Shively Museum, 1970, #24 canes used by Christian Shively II and later by Christian Shively the Settler, Located in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
18. Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XXIV, pg. 527. “Patent. PA to Christian Shieply-317 acres of on Cocallico Creek, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA.
19. Christian Shieply-317 acres of on Cocallico Creek, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Patent Book A. 11, pg. 530.
20. Young H. J., York Co., PA Historical Society. “General Quarter Sessions Docket, Court House, York, PA.
21. First Moravian Congregation Registers (York, Pennsylvania: 1751-1899), Wills 1740-1850, Book C, pg. 192-Christian Shively’s will probated 4 Dec 1773.
22. First Moravian Congregation Registers (York, Pennsylvania: 1751-1899), Wills 1740-1850, Book B, pg. 70-Christian Shively’s will dated 16 Nov 1773.
23. York Co., PA Deed Book, Deed Book 2B, pg. 70, “Nov 3, 1773 Christian Scheibel of York Co., PA, farmer…”
24. Northumberland County Deed Book, at Sunbury, PA, Deed Book A, pg. 353.
25. Young, Henry James, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Society of York County, PA (1939), Deeds 1740-1850, Book B, pg. 305.
26. Gen. Publ of National Genealogical Society, Tax Lists for Warwick Twp., Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1933), National Genealogical Society, Washington D.C., “On tax list as Chr. Sherbly”.
27. Arthur Geiger Black, comp., Descendants of Christian Shively of Warwick, Lancaster Co., and later York Twp., York Co., PA (Kansas City, MO: Arthur J. Black 1941), pg. 1-12,14-15, DAR Library, Washington D.C., LC Microfilm: 86/5260. Photocopy in possession of M.D. Georgeson (Christian Shively to Conrad Shively).
28. Administration of estate of Esther Scheibly, Monagahan Twp., York, PA, Bond Book Bb, pg. 107, York Co., PA. “…on 29 Dec 1803. Sources have death date as Dec 1803 or Feb 1, 1803.”
29. Northumberland County Deed Book, Deed Book A, pgs. 256, 260, 262.
30. Jacob J. Shively, compiler, Catalog of the Shively Family Collection, #12-Christian Shively III, large family Bible published at Nuremburg, Germany in 1788, #14-Christian Shively III spectacles, #24-cane used by Christian II and later by his son Christian the settler, #26-Christian’s wallet and piece of Continental currency, #27-His curved adz, used to hollow out halves of logs for and cattle troughs, dugout canoes, containers for collecting maple sap., etc., #28-His broad axe, which he hewed the logs for his three houses and barn.
31. Conrad Shively resided 29 Nov 1803 in Buffalo, Northumberland, Pennsylvania (Deed Book M pg. 43 at Sunbury, PA): Nimishillen Twp., Stark Co., Ohio. His will is dated 26 May 1845.
32. Family Tree Maker, Mortality Index: United States, 1850-1880, CD #164, Novato, CA: Bronderbond, 2000, Sec. XXVI, Ch. 44, Stark Co., OH 1850. “Shively, Coonrod, Sex: M, Age 77, Born in PA, Mo: Sep, Cause: Gravel, Occ: farmer”.
33. Union County Deed Book, at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Book F, pg. 199. "Gives the heirs of Conrad Berger: Christian Shively, m. Susanna Berger; Mary Berger, wife of Conrad, decd, had m. _____ Spiegelmyer; Sarah Berger, m. John Henry Hummel; Peggy Berger, m. Leonard Boyer; Mary Elizabeth Berger, m. George Boop; Eve Shively, wife of John, then wife of Philip Mann."
Here’s a summary of the circumstantial evidence that supports John Shively as the son of Conrad Shively and Mary Moyer
1. Catherine Shively (daughter of Conrad Shively and Mary Moyer) married Isaac Burgert on April 29, 1832 in Stark Co., OH.They named two of their kids Obediah Burgert b. about 1841 in Paris, Stark Co., Ohio and Eliza b. about 1844 in Paris, Stark Co., Ohio
2. John Shively (who married Margaret (Risinger?)) named four of their kids: Mary, Catherine, Eliza, and Obediah.
3. Conrad Shively had daughters named Mary and Catherine. Conrad’s wife was named Mary Moyer.
4. Conrad Shively had a son named John according to his will.
5. Clear Creek, Ashland Co., Ohio is about forty miles for Stark Co., Ohio.
6. John Shively’s son Israel named one of his kids Philip.
7. John Shively indicated in the census reports (1850, 1860, and 1870) that he was born in Pennsylvania and all of his kids were all born in Ohio. He and his family relocated to Clay, Miami Co., Indiana between 1850 and 1860.
Subj: Genealogy Date: 8/27/2004 11:38:43 AM Eastern Standard Time From: email@example.com
Hi, As far as Conrad born 1773 in York Penn. When he died in 1850 I remember it was said that he died in a gravel slide that crushed him to death of course the grissley nature of his death wasnt left out thats how i remember this story. It was said that one of his eyes was dislocated from the socket and hanging down on his cheeck. Yuck..... that was all I remember about that tale. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The current evidence that is displayed above shows that John Shively who resided in Clear Creek, Ohio from about 1830 to shortly after 1850 is the son of Conrad Shively and Mary Moyer.
Parents: Elizabeth Custer (1787 in Brocks Gap, Rockingham Co., VA to 3-7-1885 in Perry, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN) and probably James Miller
i. Eliza (m. Elijah McBride) (1-20-1806 in KY to before 1885 in Indianapolis, IN)
ii. unknown child (b. before 8-9-1809)
iii. Comfort (m. 1st David Hinkston 2nd John Myers) (5-27-1810 in KY to Jan/Feb 1893 in Perry, Indianapolis, IN)
iv. Margaret (m. 1st Mr. Collins 2nd Larkin Myers) (c.1812 in Harrison/Bourbon Co., KY to 12-22-1887 in Howard Co., IN)
v. Mary (m. James Tracy) (12-14-1814 in Harrison/Bourbon Co., KY to about 10-1844 in Miami Co., IN)
vi. Amanda (m. Salsbury Jones) (1816 in Harrison/Bourbon Co., KY)
Elizabeth lived to be 97 or 98 years old depending on if you go by her tombstone or obituary. Buried in Fowler-Mundy Cemetery (in Perry, IN) in her 97th year or her Obituary, which states she died at the age of 98, born 1787 in Virginia. Two daughters survived her, Comfort age 74 and Margaret age 72.
Recent findings suggest that Elizabeth's children were all illegitimate. She filed a lawsuit against James Miller indicating that she had two children by him and he had promised to marry him but refused. Daughter Comfort was born just nine months after this lawsuit! It appears that she was still battling with him later, but no dates given. Not sure if Amanda was James Miller's daughter or if there was another unknown relationship.
The family migrated from Harrison Co., Kentucky to Perry, Marion Co., Indiana in 1828.
Grandparents: Conrad Custer (c.1742 in prob. Montgomery, PA to between 2-10-1826 and 4-18-1828 in Paris, Bourbon Co., KY) (Fought in the Revolutionary War) and Elizabeth
i. Bridget (m. James Wilson) (1-1-1776 in Rockingham/Augusta Co., VA to 5-8-1851 in Morgan Co., Ill)
ii. Arnold (c.1778)
iii. Sally (m. Ephraim Clark) (c.1780 in Augusta Co., VA to 1870 in Wayne Co., IN)
iv. William (m. Elizabeth Wilson) (c.1782 in Augusta Co., VA to bef. 1810 in Bourbon Co., KY)
v. Jacob (m. Elizabeth Thomas) (c.1784 in Augusta Co., VA to bef. 9-15-1815 in Bourbon Co., KY)
vi. Conrad (m. Leanna Thomas) (c.1786 in Augusta Co., VA to 8-20-1875 in Fayette Co., IN)
vii. Elizabeth (1787 in Brocks Gap, Rockingham Co., VA to 3-7-1885 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN) dated James Miller and perhaps another person
viii. Deborah (m. William H. Wilson) (c.1789 in Rockingham/Augusta Co., VA)
viiii. George (m. Amelia Wilson) (c.1790 to bef. 3-12-1819 in Harrison/Bourbon Co., KY)
x. Clarissa (m. Joseph Pugh) (c.1794 in Bourbon Co., KY
xi. Margaret (m. Abraham Sharp) (5-22-1796 in Bourbon Co., KY)
Great grandparents: Arnold Custer (c.1718 in prob. Montgomery Co., PA d prob. 4-28-1858 in Fort Seybert Indian Massacre, Pendleton Co., WVA, his estate was probated 3-12-1759 in Brocks Gap, VA) and Bridget Strauder
i. Conrad (c.1742 d. 1828 in Paris, Kentucky)
iv. Susannah (4-25-1748 in PA)
v. Jacob (2-1750 in PA)
viii. Noah (c.1758 in VA)
Shawnee Indians tricked settlers into thinking that they would be spared if they surrendered. Once inside the fort, they killed seventeen people and took several others captive.
2 great grandparents: Conrad Custer (c.1695 in Germany or Germantown, PAto 2-1-1772 in Brock=s Gap, Augusta Co., VA) and Susannah Adams (b. about 1698 in prob. Providence, Montgomery Co., PA died before 2-1-1747 in PA)
i. Arnold (c.1718)
ii. Charity (c.1715)
iii. Richard (c.1722)
iv. William (c.1729)
v. Paul (c.1730)
vi. Nicholas (c.1732)
vii. Conrad (c.1735)
3 great grandparents: Arnold Kuster (6-9-1669 in Kaldenkirken, Germany to 1739 in Hanover, Montgomery Co., PA) (Buried in the Manatawney Cemetery)
i. Conrad (c.1695 to 2-1-1772 in Augusta Co., VA) m. 1st Susannah Adams 2nd Elizabeth Morris
ii. Catherine (1700 in Germantown, PA)
iii. George (1705 Germantown, PA to 9-12-1756 in Philadelphia, PA) m. Mary Rhodes
iv. Nicholas (12-4-1707 in Germantown, PA to 12-9-1784 in Limerick, PA) m. Susannah Margaretta Hope
v. Paul (c.1710 to 11-10-1783 in Montgomery, PA) m. Sarah Martha Ball
vi. Dorothy (c.1714) m. Daniel Toole
vii. Hannah (c.1716)
viii. Arnold (c.1720)
4 great grandparents: Paulus Kuster (c.1644 in Kaldenkirken, Germany to between 1-281707/08 and 2-23-1707/08 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA) and Gertrude Doors (c.1645 in Kaldenkirken, Germany to after 1708 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA) Married: October 16, 1668 in Kaldenkirken, Germany
i. Arnold (6-9-1669 to 1739)
ii. Johannes (10-12-1760) m. Elizabeth Cassell
iii. Matthias (12-6-1671)
iv. Mattys (6-12-1672)
v. Reiner (12-26-1677)
vi. Anna (12-26-1677)
vii. Hermanus (10-19-1681) m. Isabel Conrad
viii. Catrin (3-9-1687)
Paulus Kuster and Gertrude Doors were sponsors at the baptism of their twin granddaughters Gertrude and Agnes Kuster on December 10, 1696 in Krefeld, Germany. Note: Gertrude and Agnes Kuster are the children of Matthias Kuster b. 12-6-1671.
5 great grandparents: Arnold Kuester (c.1606 in Kaldenkirken, Germany to 11-24-1679 in Kaldenkirken, Germany) and Catarina van Haren Married: November 13, 1629 in Kaldenkirken, Germany
i. Maria (7-21-1630)
ii. Henricus (5-26-1635)
iii. Catharina (5-17-1637)
iv. Matthias (6-1640)
v. Lambertus (9-7-1642)
vi. Paulus (c.1644)
vii. Lucia (2-14-1649)
6 great grandparents: Johannes Custers (c.1576 in Kaldenkirken, Germany to 4-8-1650 in Kaldenkirken, Germany) and Walburgis
i. Judt (Judith) (b. before 1609)
ii. Metgen (Mechthildis) (b. before 1609)
iii. Hermanus (c.1603)
iv. Aret (Arnold) (c.1606 to 11-24-1679)
v. Lambertin (9-20-1609)
vi. Godefried (10-17-1613)
vii. Maria (4-21-1615 to 9-23-1623)
viii. Reiner (5-18-1618)
ix. Catharina (8-11-1619 to 6-12-1635)
7 great grandparents: Reiner Kuester (b. around 1542 d. July 3, 1616 in Kaldenkirken, Germany)
Parents: Richard Adams (c.1676 in perhaps Wales to about 1747 in Providence, Montgomery Co., PA) and Gertien Op Den Graff (c.1680 in Krefeld, Germany to?)
i. Susannah m. Conrad Custer
ii. Catherine m. John Morris
iii. Mary m. Israel Morris
iv. Margaret m. Paul Casselberry
v. Elizabeth m. Thomas Bull
vi. Ann m. Jacob Umstatt
viiii. Hannah m. Owen Evans
Grandparents: Abraham Op Den Graff (1651 in Krefeld, Germany to 3-25-1731 in Perkiomen, Montgomery Co., PA) and Trijntje Jasen (d. after 1703 in PA) Married: July 23, 1679 in Krefeld, Germany
They came to Germantown, Pennsylvania on the ship Concord
Great grandparents: Isaac Op Den Graff (2-28-1615/16 in Krefeld, Germany to 1-17-1668/69 in Krefeld, Germany) and Greitjen Peiters (d. 11-11-1683 in Germantown, PA)
2 great grandparents: Herman Op Den Graff (around 1585 in perhaps Alderkerk, Germany d. around 1642 in Krefeld, Germany) and Greitjen Pletjes (11-26-1588 in Kempen, Germany to 1-7-1642/43 in Krefeld, Germany)
1. The obituary of Elizabeth Custer (1787-1885): Died at the Age of 98.
Mrs. Elizabeth Custer died at the age of 98 at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Myers, in Perry Townshop. on Friday
and was buried yesterday. She was born in Virginia in 1787, and moved to this county in 1828, and has since lived here.
Her husband has been dead over sixty years and two widowed daughters-aged respectively 74 and 72B survive her. Mrs.
Custer lived just long enough to have been under the protection of every administration, including to the present, but for only two days, since the republic was founded. Even in her advanced age she devoted much of her time to charitable purposes, and was particularly active in caring for the sick of her neighborhood.
2. Records of a marriage lawsuit between James Miller and Elizabeth Custer filed August 11, 1809 in Harrison Co., KY. Elizabeth Custer filed the lawsuit because James Miller went back on his promise to marry Elizabeth Custer. She already had two kids at the time.
3. History of Indianapolis, Marion County, page 583, Barry Sulgrove. Mrs. Elizabeth Custard came to this township in the fall of 1828 with her son-in-law, David Hinkston, who had married her daughter Comfort. Her daughters,-Eliza, married soon after Elijah McBride; Margaret, married Larkin Myers, a son of Henry Myers; Mary, married James Tracy, a son of John Tracy; and Amanda, married Saulsbury Jones, a son of the Welshman, William Jones. They came from Harrison County, Ky., and purchased land on the sixteenth section from John Belger. Mrs. Custard is still living with daughter, Mrs. Comfort Myers, the widow of the late John Myers, and she is now the oldest person in the county who was a pioneer, being nearly one hundred years old.
4. Bourbon County, KY. Will Book H, pp. 76-78. (Conrad Custer’s Will made in Paris, Bourbon Co., Kentucky)For the family of Elizabeth Custer he writes AStrictly to Comfort Miller, the daughter of my Elizabeth I give one bell and beading and one cow Seventh. To my daughter Elizabeth I give my cuming Table.
Family of Richard Adams
1. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Will Book H. Page 528 (Will of Richard Adams, written Feb. 1, 1747, probatedMarch 24, 1747 left 10 pounds to the children of Susannah “late wife of Conrad Kistard.”)
2. PA Arch. 1728 1:1:214
3. Germantown Grun and Lager Buch pg. 324: Philadelphia Deed Bk. No. 5 pg. 606; and 1-11 pg. 624.
4. Beans Hist. Of Montgomery Co. 1884
Conrad Custer of Paris, KY and His Ancestry
1. The Descendants of Paulus and Gertrude Kusters of Kaldenkirken, Germany and Germantown, Pennsylvania: The
First Four Generations, Editor: Jean White, Published: 1981 by The Castor Association of America.
2. Custer, Chester; “The Kusters and Doors of Kaldenkirken, Germany, and Germantown, Pennsylvania; “Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, July 1986.
3. Niepoth, Wilhelm, translated by Guido Kuesters; “Paulus Kusters from Kaldenkirken and His Ancestry,” News-Caster; Vol 6, No. 1.
4. Church Records of the Reformed Church, Kaldenkirken, Germany.
5. Custer, Milo; Custer Genealogies.
6. Will Book C, page 72, Number 58, Philadelphia County, PA. (Paulus Kuster’s will)
7. Smith, Rev Carl T..; “Early History of Lower Pottsgrove Township; “Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA: Vol. Viii, No. 3, October 1952. (Letters of Administration were granted to Arnold Kuster’s younger brother, Hermanus, on 22 December 1739 after Conrad, Arnold’s oldest son had renounced his and the rest of Arnold’s children the right to administer the estate).
8. 1800 Tax List for Bourbon County, Kentucky:Conrad Custer, 1800.
Jacob Custer, 1800.
1800 Tax List for Hardin County, Kentucky: Conrad Custer, 1800. (From “Second Census” of Kentucky, 1800, by Garrett Glenn Clift: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).
Parents: Theis Doors (baptized 9-12-1614 in the Catholic Church at Kaldenkirken, Germany to after 9-16-1663) and Agnes
i. Anna Doors m. Heinrich Kurlis
ii. Peter Doors m. Judith Preyers
iii. Gertrude Doors m. Paulus Kuster on October 16, 1668 at the Reformed Church, Kaldenkirken, Germany
iv. Elizabeth Doors m. Peter Kurlis on March 17, 1675
v. Johanna Doors
vi. Helene/Lijntijen Theisson m. Tonis Kunders on May 31, 1677
vii. Cornelius Theisen
viii. Margarita Doors, baptized 11-4-1655 in Kaldenkirken Catholic Church
ix. Reiner Theissen b.c.1659 d. 7-27-1745 in Germantown, PA
x. Maria Theisen m. Johann Lucken
xi. Hermann Doors, baptized 9-16-1663 in Kaldenkirken Catholic Church
Grandparents: Peter Doors (about 1580 in Kaldenkirken, Germany to before 12-28-1638) and Lysgen
i. Reiner Doors
ii. Peter Doors, baptized 12-9-1609
iii. Theis Doors, baptized 9-14-1614 d. after 9-16-1663 in Kaldenkirken, Germany
Great grandparents: Tiskin An Gen Doors (about 1550 to 3-19-1615 in Kaldenkirken, Germany)
Catarina Van Haren was the daughter of Christopher Van Haren, who was a surgeon.
1. The Descendants of Paulus and Gertrude Kusters of Kaldenkirken, Germany and Germantown, Pennsylvania: The
First Four Generations, Editor: Jean White, Published: 1981 by The Castor Association of America.
2. Niepoth, Wilhelm, trans. John Brockie Lukens; The Ancestry of the Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants of 1683; Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine; Vol. 31, No. 3; 1980.
3. Church Records of the Reformed Church, Kaldenkirken, Germany.
4. Niepoth, Wilhelm; Dohrs or Theissens; unpublished manuscript ftom the Archives of Krefeld, Germany, translated by J. J. Aelmore, Wichita, KS.