Emanuel was in Bedford Co., WA. I believe this to be the son of Paul Custer.
Correction: Emanuel was in Bedford Co., MD. I believe this to be the son of Paul Custer. early settler of Bedford Co.(now Somerset Co.? Old Mother Bedford gives Paul Custer who came from Holland about 1717 and took up his abode in New York.
Brothersvaley settled 1769 - Incorporated 1771, Muhlenberg gives Emanuel's marriage at Philadelphia Co., PA. 17 February 1778. Dictionary of American Biography, V. 5, Custer -, 15 October 1799, mother died. Paternal great grandfather was a Hessian officer named Kuster who surrendered with Burgoyne, settled in PA then moved to MD. [Johnathon Cuester]
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. Incorporated 5 March 1804, Somerset Borough laid out or settled 1796 Incorporated while part of Bedford County.
Lutheran and Reformed families formed congregations in Elk Lick, 1789, Erected a church for joint use by the two congregations."
St. John's Parish Register, - Elk Lick Township - Somerset Co., PA, May 13, 1789 to Nov. 4, 1801, St. John's Parish Register, Elk Lick Township, May 13, 1789 to Nov. 4, 1801 CUSTER Emanuel & Mary; Birth of Charlotte 4 Mar. 1798 Baptized 2 Oct. 1798. Anna Maria, d. 15 October 1799, was buried in New Hanover Lutheran Cemetery, Montgomery Co., PA. Emanuel Custer 1800 had 5 slaves. John Custer, Election District #6, married Sister of Christian Garlitz. 1802 St Gabriel's Catholic Church by Rev. Quinn in a quiet ceremony at 5:00 In 1804 Emanuel sold a slave mother [Rebecca] and her 2 month old child. 1810 Emanuel had 3 slaves. Evitts Creek, PA - EVITTS CREEK QUADRANGLE, Bedford County covers less than one quarter of this quadrangle where Pennsylvania meets Maryland. Evitts Creek is a central feature of the quadrangle as it flows southwest, crosses the C&O Canal and enters the Potomac at South Cumberland, MD.