Re: Beste of St. Louis, MO/Franklin Co., MO area
We pronounce it Bestç. You might want to go to some of our family sites.Just a little background.My father owned a Grain elevator in downtown St. Charles for 49 years (now part of the city park).I am a geologist and my sister is a noted author with 4 books to her credit (two having been made into Hallmark Movies or mini-series).
I'm not the greatest by I needed to track down some information for the Wesphalian Heraldry Society.They also have very good and complete genealogical information.
http://www.westfalen-heraldik.de/http://www.westfalen-heraldik.de/(go to the english tab unless your Germany is better than mine.
Robert C. Beste, PG