Howe's Historical Collection of Ohio, Pgs.899-900., The orignal spelling was Kuster. The first ancestor in this country was from Hesse-Casel, came over in the Revolutionary war time and fought 'mit de Hessians'.
Henry Miller's Staatsbote, 1767-1779, Pg. 147; R929.3748-H659g, Grand Rapids, MI Library.,, Settled in Limerick Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. This is one of 5 principal German newspapers published in Germantown and Philadelphia during 1743-1800 period, extracting only data of genealogical import and rejecting what was otherwise irreducible or irrelevant to his objective. The genealogical data relating to the German settlers of PA and adjacent territory. From advertisements in German newspapers. Published in Philadelphia and Germantown, 1743-1800 by Edward W. Hocker, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. Staatsbote; German newspaper: Johnathon Cuester settled 3 Oct. 1775 in Limerick Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA; surrendered with Burgoyne at Saratoga 17 Oct. 1777, Paroled 1778.