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PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 
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publication Committee. 
JULIUS F. SACHSE, Litt.D. 
DANIEL W. NEAD, M.D. 
HENRY M. M. RICHARDS. 



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PREPARED BY AUTHORITY OF 

THE PENNSYLVANIA-GERMAN SOCIETY 



BY 

HENRY MELCHIOR MUHLENBERG RICHARDS 




PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 
1907 



ACKNOWLEDGMENT. 

While under obligations to various friends 
who have aided him in the compilation of this 
genealogy, the author desires to acknowledge 
especially the valuable assistance rendered him 
by Mrs. S. S. Hill (Miss Valeria E. Clymer). 



Copyrighted 1907 

BY THE 

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GENEALOGY OF THE HIESTER FAMILY. 



jr SCUTCHEON : Azure, 
>^ a Sun, or. Crest: Be- 
tween two horns, surmount- 
ing a helmet offronte, a sun 
as in the Arms. 

The origin of the Hiester 
family was the Silesian 
Knight Premiscloros Hiis- 
terniz, who flourished about 
1329 and held the office 
of Mayor, or Town Cap- 
tain, of the city of Swine- 
ford. 

A. D. 1480 the Patrician and Counsellor of Swineford, 
Adolphus Louis, called " der Hiester," obtained from the 
Emperor Frederick letters patent, whereby he and his 
posterity were authorized to use the coat-of-arms he had 
inherited from his ancestors, to whom it was formerly 
granted, with the faculty of transmitting the same, as an 
hereditary right and privilege, to all his descendants. 

Dr. Lawrence Hiester, b. Frankfort-on-the-Main, Sep- 
tember 19, 1683, d. Helmstedt, April 18, 1758, Professor 
of Surgery at Helmstedt from 1720, and the founder of 

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modern German surgery, was a member of this family, 
also, doubtless, General von Hiester commanding the 
Hessian contingent in the British army during the Revo- 
lutionary war. 

The American branches spring from three brothers, John, 
Joseph and Daniel, who were the sons of Johannes Hiester 
and wife Catharine. Their native place was the town of 
Elsoff, in the Grafschaft, County of Wittgenstein, prov- 
ince of Westphalia, Germany. The first of the brothers 
to reach America was John, the eldest, in 1732, who settled 
at Goshenhoppen, then in Philadelphia, now Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania. He was followed by Joseph and 
Daniel, on the ship St. Andrew from Rotterdam, who took 
the oath of allegiance at Philadelphia on September 26, 
1737, and immediately joined their brother. Here Daniel 
purchased a farm, already somewhat Improved. Having 
thoroughly acquainted themselves with the nature of the 
country the brothers united in purchasing a tract of land 
from the Proprietary Government, between two and three 
thousand acres in size, in Bern Township of the present 
Berks County, Penna., extending from the old stone Bern 
church to the Tulpehocken creek. On this property the 
two elder brothers located whilst Daniel remained tem- 
porarily at Goshenhoppen until 1774 when he, also, re- 
moved to Berks County and took up his residence in the 
town of Reading. 

G. = Generation. 

G. I. John Hiester, m. Catharine . 

G. 2-1. JOHN HIESTER, b. 1707, d. 1757, m. (her first 
husband) Mary Barbara Epler, b. Aug. 16, 1732, d. Oct. 
5, 1809, a daughter of one of the first settlers in that sec- 
tion of the Province. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 7 

He lies buried in the graveyard of the old Bern church, 
where also rest his brothers. 

G. 3-1. Catharine Hiester, b. Sept. 16, 1750, d. 
June 24, 1824, m. John Ruth, b. Sept. 16, 1745, d. Oct. 
12, 1812. 

G. 3-2. Joseph Hiester, b. Nov. 18, 1752, d. June 
10, 1832, m. 177 1, Elizabeth Witman, b. April 2, 1750, 
d. June II, 1825, dau. Adam Witman, of Reading, Pa. 

He was a member of Convention at Philadelphia, June, 
1776; Captain in Lutz's 3d Battalion, Penna. Associators, 
Flying Camp; taken prisoner at battle of Long Island, 
August, 1776; during his captivity promoted to Major, 
and, on May 17, 1777, commissioned Lieut.-Colonel 4th 
Battalion, Berks County Militia; engaged at German- 
town; Commissioner of Exchange in 1779; on active duty 
with his battalion in 1780; member of the Assembly 
1780-90; member of Convention 1787 on Federal Con- 
stitution, also that of 1789 on State Constitution; State 
Senator 1790-94; Presidential Elector 1792 and 1796; 
member of Congress from Berks County 1 797-1 807, also 
1815-20; Governor of Pennsylvania 1820-23. He was 
a man of the highest character and ability. He was first 
buried in the graveyard of the First Reformed church, 
Reading, Pa., of which he was a consistent member and 
officer, but his remains, with those of his wife, were later 
removed to the Charles Evans cemetery of the same city. 

G. 4-1. Catharine Hiester, b. June 22, 1772, d. 
Nov. 27, 1833, m. April i, 1798, John Spayd, b. Jan., 
1764, in Dauphin County, d. Oct. 13, 1822. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar Feb. 14, 1788 ; member of the Assembly 
of Penna. 1795 and 18 10; Judge of the Courts of Berks 
County 1806-09, where he served with distinguished 
ability. He was buried in the Lutheran graveyard, Read- 
ing, Pa. 



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G. 5-1. Elizabeth Spayd, b. May 7, 1799, d. 1848 or 
1849, "^- Edward B. Hubley, member of Congress from 
Schuylkill County. 

G. 5-2. John Spayd, b. Aug. 13, 1800, graduate med- 
ical Dept. University of Pennsylvania. 

G. $-2,. Catharine Spayd, b. Oct. 13, 1801, d. Nov. 
2, 1 87 1, m. John Bowyer Brooke, b. Aug. 16, 1797, d. 
Jan. 21, 1834. 

G. 6-1. John Bowyer Brooke, b. April 20, 1834, d. 
March 19, 1898, m. Maria Wharton Morris, b. Dec. 28, 
1836. He was a prominent physician of Reading, Pa. 

G. 7-1. Helen Brooke, b. Dec. 23, 1862, m. Oct. 16, 
1884, Noel B. Wittman. 

G. 8-1. John Brooke Wittman, b. Sept. 13, 1887, d. 
Sept. 13, 1887. 

G. 8-2. Katharine Brooke Wittman, b. Aug. 16, 
1890. 

G. 7-2. Henry Spayd Brooke, b. Sept. 21, 1868, d. 
Sept. 23, 1868. 

G. 7-3. Arthur Spayd Brooke, b. Aug. 21, 1876, d. 
Jan., 1900. 

G. 5-4. Joseph Hiester Spayd, b. Oct. 7, 1803. 
Member Berks County Bar. 

G. s-S- George Adam Witman Spayd, b. Sept. 12, 
1807. 

G. s-^- John Christian Spayd, b. March 23, 18 10. 

G. 5-7. Amelia Spayd, b. Oct. 5, 1812, d. 1872, m. 
1834, Diller Luther, b. Nov. 18, 1808, at New Holland, 
Pa. Graduate in medicine, University of Penna., 1829, 
practising in Reading, Pa., till 1838 when he relinquished 
his profession. In 1863 Internal Revenue Collector; in 
1873 Secretary State Board of Public Charities; President 
Charles Evans Cemetery Company. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 9 

G. 4-2. John Sylvanus Hiester, b. July 28, 1774, 
at Reading, Pa., d. March 7, 1849, "^- ist. Miss Fries, of 
Philadelphia, who died six months later, m. 2d, Mary- 
Catharine Muhlenberg, b. May 29, 1774, d. Nov. 28, 
1846, dau. Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg. 

He graduated at Princeton, 1794; admitted to Phila- 
delphia Bar 1798; for nine years he had all the offices 
in connection with the County Courts of Berks County, 
for which he was well qualified. 

G. 5-1. Joseph Muhlenberg Hiester, b. Dec. 11, 
1806, d. Feb. 15, 1 88 1, m. Isabella Craig McLanahan, 
b. Dec. II, 18 12, d. Jan. 8, 1892, buried at Mercersburg, 
Pa. Her ancestry was: dau. William McLanahan, m. 
Mary Gregg, who was dau. Andrew Gregg, prominent 
in national and state affairs in the beginning of the last 
century. 

She was : g. g. dau. General James Potter, of the Revo- 
lution. 

G. 6-1. Maria Catharine Muhlenberg Hiester, 
b. Nov. 28, 1833, single. ■ 

G. 6-2. Josephine Elizabeth Hiester, b. June 17, 
1837, d. Aug. 21, 1838. 

G. 6-3. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Hiester, 
single. 

G. 5-2. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Hies- 
ter, b. Sept. 17, 1808, d. July 6, 1868, m. Lydia Ann 
Garretson, b. Dec. 20, 18 14, d. Nov. 5, 1875. 

G. 6-1. Maria Catharine Hiester, b. June 10, 
1830, d. June 24, 1830. 

G. 6-2. John Sylvanus Hiester, b. Aug. 1838, m. 
Emily T. Gilson, d. March 29, 1889. 

G. 5-3. Catharine Elizabeth Hiester, b. April 4, 
18 10, d. June 7, 1885, m. 185 1 (his second wife) John 



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Pringle Jones, b. June lo, 1812, near Newtown, Bucks 
County, Pa., d. March 17, 1874, in London, England — 
no issue. 

He was admitted to Philadelphia Bar 1834; Deputy 
Attorney General for Berks County, 1839-47; Judge of 
Third District (Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Coun- 
ties), 1847. His mother was of the English family 
Pringle. 

G. 5-4. Elizabeth Margaretta Hiester, b. May 
31, 1812, d. Dec. 4, 1827, single; at Madame Segoyna's 
boarding school, Philadelphia. 

G. S'S' Eugenia Frances Hiester, b. Dec. 3, 18 13, 
d. Dec. 3, 1849, ^' ist, her cousin William John Sheaff, 
d. May 4, 1839. 

G. 6-1. Catharine Elizabeth Sheaff, b. Dec. 6, 
1834, d. Aug. 24, 1 87 1, m. Alexander Murray Stewart. 

G. 7-1. Eugenia Stewart, d. in infancy. 

G. 7-2. Murray Stewart, b. July, 1863. 

G. 7-3. William John Sheaff Stewart (a twin), 
b. May 31, 1867. 

G. 7-3. Muhlenberg Hiester Stewart (a twin), 
b. May 31, 1867, d. Aug. 25, 1871. 

G. 6-2. Ellen Frances Sheaff, b. Nov. 8, 1837, m. 
David McMurtrie Gregg, b. April 10, 1833. 

He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy 
1855; served with great distinction during the Civil war; 
Nov. 29, 1862, commissioned Brigadier General U. S. 
Volunteers; Aug. i, 1864, Brevet Major General; re- 
signed Feb. 3, 1865; Consul at Prague, Austria, under 
President Grant; Auditor-General of Pennsylvania 1892; 
grandson of Andrew Gregg, member of Congress and U. 
S. Senator 1791-1813; descendant of David Gregg of 
Scotland, Captain in Cromwell's army. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. ii 

G. 7-1. George Sheaff Gregg, b. March 9, 1867. 

G. 7-2. David McMurtrie Gregg, b. Oct. 3, 1869. 

G. 5-5. Eugenia Frances Hiester, m. 2d, James 
Murray Rush. 

G. 6-3. Richard Rush, b. 1848, m. Ella Day, officer 
U. S. Navy; graduate U. S. Naval Academy, 1867. 

G. 7-1. Ella Day Rush. 

G. 7-2. Richard Rush, d. in infancy. 

G. 4-3. Elizabeth Hiester, b. Sept. 10, 1778, d. 
July 27, 1827, m. Oct. 14, 1804, Levi Pawling, b. 1772, 
d. 1845. 

He was admitted to practice at Norristown in Novem- 
ber, 1795; member of Berks County Bar Aug. 18, 1796; 
member of Congress 18 17-19; son of Henry Pawling, one 
of the first Associate Judges of Montgomery County. 

G. 5-1. Elizabeth Pawling, m. Thomas Ross. 

G. 6-1. Henry Ross, m. ist, Mary Clifton. 

G. 7-1. Ethel Ross. 

G. 6-1. Henry Ross, m. 2d, Emily Genung. 

G. 7-2. Edith Ross. 

G. 6-2. George Ross, m. Ellen Phipps. 

G. 7-1. Thomas Ross. 

G. 7-2. George Ross. 

G. 7-3. Elsie Ross. 

G. 7-4. Ellen Ross. 

G. 7-5. Mary Ross. 
and others. 

G. 6-3. Mary Ross, d. single. 

G. 5-2. Joseph Pawling, d. single. 

G. 5-3. Ellen Pawling, m. Henry Friedley. 

G. 6-1. Rebecca Friedley, m. John Corson. 

G. 7-1. Ellen Jay Corson. 

G. 7-2. Henry Russell Corson. ■- 



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G. 7-3. David Corson. 

G. 7-4. Alice Corson. 

G. 7-5. Paul Corson. 

G. 7-6. Dorothy Corson. 
and others. 

G. 6-2. Henry Friedley, m. ist, Frances Clifton, m. 
2d, Emily Geming. 

G. 7-1. Eleanor Friedley. 

G. 5-4. Rebecca Pawling, m. Henry Friedley. 

G. 6-1. Ellen Friedley, m. Charles W. French. 

G. 7-1. Henry French. 

G. S'S- Mary Pawling, m. S. M. Rich. 

G. 6-1. George Rich, m. Georgiana Clark. 

G. 7-1. Gerald Rich. 

G. 6-2. Fannie Rich, single. 

G. 6-3. Clara Rich, single. 

G. ^-6. James M. Pawling, m. Lydia Wood. 

A prominent member of the Montgomery County Bar, 
also admitted to Berks County Bar Nov. 7, 1833. 

G. 6-1. Levi Pawling. 

G. 6-2. Fanny Pawling, m. Robert S. Dana. 

G. 7-1. Sylvester Dana. 

G. 5-7. Henry Pawling, m. Anna Bull. 

G. 6-1. Anna Pawling, m. Heston Todd. 

G. 6-2. Ellen Pawling, m. George Shaw. 

G. 7-1. George Shaw. 

G. 7-2. Rosa Shaw. 

G. 7-3. Eva Shaw. 

G. 7-4. Millie Shaw. 

G. 6-3. Rosa Muhlenberg Pawling, d. Feb. i, 
1897. 

G. 4-4. Rebecca Hiester, b. July 4, 1781, d. Jan. 

22, 1 841, m. June 7, 1808 (his 2d wife, the ist being her 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 13 

sister Mary Elizabeth). Henry Augustus Philip Muh- 
lenberg, b. May 13, 1782, d. Aug. 11, 1844. 

He was born in Lancaster, Pa. ; studied theology in 
New York City with his uncle, the eminent Rev. Dr. 
Kunze; in 1802 became pastor of Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Reading, Pa., which he served with great faith- 
fulness and ability until 1827, when his impaired health 
obliged him to give up the ministry; member of 21st Con- 
gress, serving for nine years with distinction in that body; 
candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1835 ; tendered 
by President Van Buren, in 1837, a seat in his Cabinet as 
Secretary of the Navy, also the mission to Russia, both of 
which were declined; minister to Austria 1838-40, when 
recalled at his own request; on March 6, 1844, again nomi- 
nated for Governor of Pennsylvania, but his death pre- 
vented election. 

G5-1. Emma Elizabeth Muhlenberg, single. 

G. 5-2. Hiester Henry Muhlenberg, b. Jan. 15, 
1812, d. May 5, 1886, m. ist, Amelia Hanold, b. 1818, d. 
June 15, 1852, no issue, m. 2d, Kate Spang Hunter, b. 
May 19, 1835, dau. Nicholas Van Reed Hunter and 
Hannah, nee Spang. 

He was a graduate of Dickinson College, 1829; M.D. 
of University of Pennsylvania, 1832; in 1837 gave up his 
practice to take charge of Farmers' Bank of Reading, Pa., 
whose affairs were most ably managed by him until death. 
He was a most eminent and greatly respected citizen of 
Reading, where he held many positions of honor and trust. 

G. 6-1. Rebecca Amelia Muhlenberg, b. Oct. 25, 
1854, m. Apr. 20, 188 1, Elhanan Zook Schmucker, b. 
Dec. 17, 1846, d. May 25, 1894, a graduate of Hahne- 
mann Medical College, Philadelphia, 1870, and New York 
Homoeopathic Medical College, 1871, also taking a course 



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of instruction in Europe, 1 879. His practice was in Read- 
ing, Pa. He was son of Jacob Schmucker and wife Mary 
Ann, nee Ritter, and grandson Peter Schmucker and wife 
Fannie nee Zook. 

G. 7-1. HiESTER Muhlenberg Schmucker, b. Jan. 
20, 1882, d. July 6, 1882. 

G. 7-2. Katharine Muhlenberg Schmucker, b. 
July 24, 1884. 

G. 7-3. Jacob Zook Schmucker, b. Jan. 5, 1889, d. 
Aug. 2, 1904. 

G. 6-2. Nicholas Hunter Muhlenberg, b. Aug. 
II, 1856, m. Georgiana Kurtz, dau. S. L. Kurtz, M.D., 
Reading, Pa. 

G. 7-1. Hiester Henry Muhlenberg, b. Dec. 4, 
1857, d. Jan. 16, 1858. 

G. 6-3. Rosa Katharine Muhlenberg, b. Mar. 31, 
1859, m. ist, Richard H. West, d. 1891, m. 2d, Rev. H. 
Douglas Spaeth, son Rev. A. Spaeth, D.D., an eminent 
Lutheran divine. 

G. 7-1. Richard Muhlenberg West, b. Mar. 21, 
1886. 

G. 6-4. Henrietta Augusta Muhlenberg, b. Feb. 
10, 1861, d. Feb. 21, 1890, m. Oct. 28, 1884 (her cousin). 
William Frederick Muhlenberg, b. Nov. 18, 1852, M.D. 
of University of Pennsylvania, 1872, practising in Read- 
ing, Pa. 

G. 7-1. Hiester Henry Muhlenberg, b. Nov. 8, 
1885. 

G. 7-2. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, b. Sept. 
25» 1887. 

G. 7-3. Augusta Elizabeth Muhlenberg, b. Feb. 
6, 1890. 

G. 6-^. Katharine Hunter Muhlenberg, b. May 
2, 1863, single. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 15 

G. 6-6. Frederick Hunter Muhlenberg, b. Feb. 
19, 1865, m. June 2, 1898, Mary Rick, dau. Charles 
Rick, Reading, Pa. Her ancestry is as follows: (i) 
Charles Rick. (2) Charles Rick, b. Dec. 22, 1804, d. 
May 28, 1878, m. Ellen Ruth, b. June 13, 1813, d. Aug. 
31, 1880. (3) Elizabeth Weiser, b. June 30, 1776, d. 
Nov. 16, 1848, m. Mar. 21, 1796, George Rick, b. Nov. 
8, 1755, d. June 14, 1821. (4) Benjamin Weiser, b. 
1739, d. Nov. 24, 1782, m. Esther Levan, d. Nov. 24, 
1752, dau. Daniel Levan, of Maxatawney, Pa. (5) 
Christopher Frederick Weiser, bro. Col. Conrad Weiser. 
(6) John Conrad Weiser, b, 1660, d. 1746, m. Anna 
Magdalena Uebele, b. 1666, d. May i, 1709. He was 
leader of Palatine emigration to New York Province 
17 10, and, in 171 1, Captain of contingent of Palatines 
from New York in British Army assembled at Albany 
for attack on Montreal. (7) Jacob Weiser, b. ab. 1625, 
Chief magistrate of Gross Aspach, County Backnang, 
Wurtemberg, Germany. (8) Jacob Weiser, b. ab. 
1590, Chief magistrate of Gross Aspach, County Beck- 
nang, Wurtemberg, Germany. 

G. 6-7. Charles Henry Muhlenberg, b. June i, 
1870, m. Sept. 22, 1894, Anna Dunham, of Farmington, 
Conn. 

G. 5-3. Henry Augustus Muhlenberg, single. 

G. 5-4. Emma Elizabeth Muhlenberg, b. May 5, 
1817, d. Nov. 25, 1833. 

G. 5-5. Rosa Catharine Muhlenberg, b. 1820, d. 
May 15, 1867, m. 1846 (his ist wife) Gustavus Anthony 
Nicolls, d. Apr. 3, 18 17, at Abbey View, Thomastown, 
County of Kilkenny, Ireland, d. May 18, 1886, at Read- 
ing, Pa., no issue. 

He was son of Colonel William Dann Nicolls, of the 

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English Royal Artillery, and wife Maria, nee Graves; 
named after his uncle General Gustavus NIcolls, Royal 
Engineers; came to America 1834; prominently Identified 
with the construction and management of the P. and R. 
R. R. Co. 

G. s-6' Henry Augustus Muhlenberg, b. July 21, 
1823, d. Jan. 9, 1854, m. Nov. 16, 1847, his cousin, Ann 
Hall Muhlenberg, b. Mar. 25, 1829, d. Jan. 15, 1906. 
She m., 2d, Jan. 1869, Gustavus Anthony NIcolls, above 
mentioned. 

He was graduate of Dickinson College, 1841; studied 
law with Hon. J. Pringle Jones; State Legislature 1849; 
Member of Congress 1852 but died just after taking his 
seat. 

G. 6-1. Henry Augustus Muhlenberg, b. Nov. 
1848, d. May 14, 1906, single, Attorney-at-Law, Read- 
ing, Pa. 

G. 4-5. Adam Witman Hiester (a twin), b. Mar. 
20, 1784. 

G. 4-5. Mary Elizabeth Hiester (a twin), b. Mar. 

20, 1784, d. Mar. 21, 1806, m. 1805, Henry Augustus 
Philip Muhlenberg, b. May 13, 1782, d. Aug. 11, 1844, 
his 1st wife, he m. 2d, her sister Rebecca. 

G. 5-1. Mary Elizabeth Hiester Muhlenberg, 
b. Mar. 21, 1806, d. Feb. 21, 1838, m. June 3, 1834, 
Ehrgott Jonathan Delnlnger, b. Sept. 10, 1801, d. Aug. 

21, 1880. 

G. 6-1. Emma Muhlenberg Deininger, b. Oct. 27, 
1835, d. Mar. 13, 1837. 

G. 3-3 and 4. Sons, not recorded. 

G. 2-2. JOSEPH HIESTER, b. ab. 1710, d. 1777, m. 
Elizabeth Strunk. 

G. 3-1. John Hiester, b. Sept. 25, 1754, d. Sept. 17, 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 17 

1826, m. Catharine Albright, b. Jan. 11, 1758, d. Oct. 
13, 1826. 

G. 4-1. William Hiester. 

G. 4-2. John Hiester. 

G. 4-3. Ann Eliza Hiester, m. Jacob Gleding. 

G. 4-4. Daniel Hiester. 

G. 4-5. Catharine Hiester, m. David Boone. 

G. 4-6. Joseph Hiester, m. Margaret Reber. 

G. 4-7. John Christian Hiester, m. Catharine 
Kremer. 

G. 4-8. Jacob Hiester, m. Susan Kremer. 

G. 3-2. John Christian Hiester, m. Susanna Rieser. 

G. 4-1. John Hiester, m. Christine Huyett. 

G. 4-2. Catharine Hiester, m. Jonas Ruth. 

G. 4-3. Susan Hiester, m. Isaac Huyett. 

G. 4-4. Isaac Hiester, m. Mary Spangler. 

G. 4-5. Joseph Hiester, m. Mary Rose. 

G. 4-6. Daniel Hiester, m. Eliza Gift. 

G. 4-7. Mary Hiester, m. Abraham Moyer. 

G. 3-3. Catharine Hiester, b. 1758, d. Sept. 3, 
1 8 13, m. Nicholas Lieb, b. 175 1, d. May 8, 18 18. 

G. 4-1. John Lieb, m. Catharine Larish. 

G. 4-2. Susanna Lieb, m. John Hetrlch. 

G. 4-3. Maria Lieb. 

G. 4-4. Nicholas Lieb, m. Catharine Dundore. 

G. 4-5. Christina Lieb, m. Michael Zechman. 

G. 4-6. Rebecca Lieb, m. Solomon Dell. 

G. 4-7. Elizabeth Lieb, m. David Gruber. 

G. 4-8. Catharine Lieb, m. John Heck. 

G. 4-9. Daniel Lieb. 

G. 4-10. Sarah Lieb. 

G. 3-4. Daniel Hiester, b. Nov. 5, 1761, d. Apr. 
16, 1827, m. ist, Magdalene Albright. 



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G. 4-1. John Hiester, m. Christina Miller. 

G. 3-4. Daniel Hiester, m. 2d, Barbara Kauffman. 

G. 4-2, Joseph Hiester, m. Catharine Kantner. 

G. 4-3. Catharine Hiester, m. Thomas Kantner. 

G. 4-4. Magdalena Hiester, m. John Jacob lin- 
gerer. 

G. 4-5. Gabriel Hiester, m. Catharine Emerick, 

G. 3-4. Daniel Hiester, m. 3d, Susan Auman. 

G. 4-6. Daniel Hiester, m. Eve Garloff. 

G. 4-7. Thomas Hiester, b. July 10, 1803, d. June 
19, 1882, m. Christina Ebeling. 

G. 5-1. Jonathan Ebling Hiester, b. June 3, 1826. 

G. 6- . Anselm Vinet Hiester, b. Nov. 27, 1866. 
Professor Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

G. 4-8. Susan Hiester, m. Conrad Reber. 

G. 4-9. Jacob Hiester, m. Lavina Rishel. 

G. 4-10. Samuel Hiester, m. Sarah Miller. 

G. 4-11. David Hiester. 

G. 4-12. Sarah Hiester. 

G. 3-5. Ann Eliza Hiester, b. Apr. 8, 1766, m. 
Jacob Van Reed, b. Mar. 15, 1758, d. Jan. 11, 1839. 

G. 4-1. Catharine Van Reed, m. William High. 

G. 4-2. Jacob Van Reed, m. Margaret Gilbert. 

G. 4-3. Eliza Van Reed, m. Samuel High. 

G. 4-4. Henry Van Reed, m. Susanna Gilbert. 

G. 4-5. John Van Reed, m. Catharine Hebenheimer. 

G. 4-6. Joseph Van Reed. 

G. 4-7. David Van Reed. 

G. 4-8. Daniel Van Reed, m. Dorothy Gardner. 

G. 4-9. Samuel Van Reed. 

G. 4-10. Anna Van Reed. 

G. 4-11. Susanna Van Reed. 

G. 4-12. Rebecca Van Reed. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 19 

G. 4-13. Hannah Van Reed, m. Samuel Hill. 

G. 3-6. Joseph Hiester, b. Aug. 4, 1768, d. Apr. 16, 
1830, m. Elizabeth Beck, b. Aug. 12, 1784, d. Feb. 29, 
1828. 

G. 4-1. Levi Hiester, m. Belinda Schenfeld. 

G. 4-2. Elizabeth Beck Hiester, b. May 5, 1817, 
d. Oct. II, 1897, m. Apr. 13, 1837, David McKnight, b. 
May 2, 18 14, d. Aug. 29, 1873. He was of Scotch-Irish 
descent, his father being John McKnight, b. 1774* d. 
1856, a prominent bank official in Reading, Pa., and his 
grandfather Paul McKnight, a prominent citizen of 
Chester County, Pa., member Committee of Safety Oct. 
1775, emigrated to America 1752. David was also a 
prominent bank official of Reading, Pa., and greatly re- 
spected. 

G. 5-1. John McKnight, b. Jan. 8, 1838, d. Dec. 
20, 1882, m. i860. Andora Elizabeth Richards, b. June 
9, 1839, d. Sept. 17, 1889. Her ancestry is as follows: 
(i) Rev. John William Richards, D.D., b. Apr. 18, 
1803, d. Jan. 24, 1854, m. May 21, 1835. Andora Gar- 
ber, b. May 21, 18 15, d. May 26, 1892, dau. Henry 
Garber and Susanna nee Paul. (2) Hon. Matthias 
Richards, b. Feb. 28, 1758, d. Aug. 4, 1830, m. May 8, 
1782, Maria Salome Muhlenberg. He served in 2d Bat- 
talion, Berks County Regiment, 1777, at Brandywine and 
Germantown; also as Major 4th Battalion, Philadelphia 
County Militia, 1780; Judge Berks County Court 1791- 
97; Member of Congress 1 807-11, besides many other 
important offices. (3) Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlen- 
berg, D.D., Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America, 
b. Sept. 6, 17 1 1, d. Oct. 7, 1787, m. Apr. 22, 1745, Anna 
Maria Weiser, b. June 24, 1727, d. Aug. 23, 1802. (4) 
Col. Conrad Weiser, commanding ist Battalion, Penn- 



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sylvania Regiment, during French & Indian War; Head 
of Indian Bureau for Province of Pennsylvania; Judge 
of Berks County Courts. (5) John Conrad Welser, b. 
1660, d. 1746, already mentioned. (6) Jacob Weiser, 
b. ab. 1625, already mentioned. (7) Jacob Weiser, b. 
ab. 1590, already mentioned. 

He was a merchant of Reading, Pa., and Captain 42d 
Regt. P. V. M., 1863. 

G. 6-1. James McKnight, still born, Sept. 11, 1861. 

G. 6-2. David McKnight, b. Dec. 9, 1862, d. Aug. 
21, 1893, single. 

G. 6-3. Grace McKnight, b. Mar. 20, 1865, d. July 
12, 1865. 

G. 6-4. John William Richards McKnight, b. 
Aug. 31, 1866, m. Mar. 15, 1885. Fannie E. Bowen, b. 
Nov. 9, 1867. 

G. 7-1. Elizabeth McKnight, b. Mar. 9, 1891. 

G. 7-2. Dora Richards McKnight, b. Sept. 14, 

1893- 
G. 7-3. John McKnight, b. Jan. 29, 1904. 

G. 6-s. Robert McKnight, b. July 21, 1869, d. Aug. 
26, 1869. 

G. 6-6. Paul McKnight, b. Jan. 17, 1876, m. ist, 
Apr. 30, 1896. Carrie Gertrude Harbach, b. July 13, 
1877, d. Nov. 12, 1903. 

G. 7-1. Grace McKnight. 

G. 6-6. Paul McKnight, m. 2d, June i, 1905, May 
Caroline Nagle. 

G. 6-7. Arthur McKnight, b. Nov. 20, 1881, m. 
Sept. 7, 1904, Florence Mae Baume. 

G. 5-2. Mary Ann McKnight, b. Dec. 3, 1839, "^• 
Feb. 25, 1864, John Archibald McLenegan, b. Feb. 2, 
1 84 1, d. June 10, 1906. His ancestry is as follows: (i) 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 21 

Henrietta Augusta Musser, b. Sept. 29, 1804, d. June 5, 
1856, m. Dec. 20, 1832, to Zephanlah McLenegan, b. 
Mar. 7, 1801, d. Jan. 13, 1842. (2) Mary Catharine 
Muhlenberg, b. Sept. 2, 1776, d. 1843, "i- May 11, 1802, 
John Musser, b. Nov. 2, 1774, d. 18 13. (3) Gotthilf 
Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg, eminent botanist and clergy- 
man in the Lutheran Church, b. Nov. 17, 1753, d. May 
23, 1 8 15, m. July 26, 1776, Mary Catharine Hall, dau. 
Philip and Susan Catharine Hall, b. Dec. 26, 1756, d. 
May I, 1 841. (4) Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, D.D., 
Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. 

G. 6-1. Elizabeth Hiester McLenegan, b. Jan. 3, 
1865. 

G. 6-2. Salina Withers McLenegan, b. Apr. 6, 

1866, m. Sept. 23, 1889, Frederick Estabrook Yorke. 

G. 7-1. Dorothy McLenegan Yorke, b. Feb. 2, 
1891. 
G. 6-3. Henry McLenegan (a twin), b. Nov. 21, 

1867, d. May 7, 1880. 

G. 6-2,. William McLenegan (a twin), b. Nov. 21, 
1867. 

G. 6-$. John McLenegan, b. Jan. i, 1873, d. Jan. 
5, 1874. 

G. 6-6. Robert Wallace McLenegan, b. Jan. 5, 

1877. 

G. 6-7. Frederick Augustus McLenegan, b. Feb. 
22, 1880. 

G. 5-3. Joseph Hiester McKnight, b. Nov. 13, 
1 841, d. Aug. 10, 1895, single, Lieut. 128th Regt. P. V. 
in Civil War. 

G. 5-4. Amelia Muhlenberg McKnight, b. Sept. 
14, 1844, m. May 30, 1867, Charles Henry Schaeffer, b. 
Aug. 4, 1840, a prominent lawyer and bank official of 



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Reading, Pa. His ancestr}^ is as follows : ( i ) Rev. 
Charles Frederick Schaeffer, D.D., b. 1807, d. 1879, 
President Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 
Pa. (2) Rev. Frederick David Schafer, D.D., b. 1760, 
d. 1836. (3) John Jacob Schafer, school-teacher, 
Hanau, Germany. (4) John Henry Schafer, Judge of 
Court and Master of Castle for Count John Reinhard, 
Hanau, Germany. 

G. 6-1. Charles Frederick Schaeffer, b. May 6, 
1868, volunteer in the Army Engineer Corps, Spanish- 
American War, m. Sept. 14, 1905, Ethel R. Weidman, 
dau. Major Grant Weidman, Lebanon, Pa. 

G. 6-2. Hiester Muhlenberg Schaeffer, b. Mar. 
20, 1870, d. Mar. 9, 1872. 

G. 6-3. Henry McKnight Schaeffer, b. May 4, 
1872. 

G. 6-4. William Rudolph Schaeffer, b. July 19, 
1875, m. Apr. 30, 1901, Catharine G. Hoch. 

G. 6-s. Edward Carroll Schaeffer, b. Nov. 14, 

1879. 

G. 5-5. William Struthers McKnight, b. Oct. 29, 
1848, m. Lydia Seaman, no issue. 

G. s-^- Elizabeth McKnight, b. Feb. 17, 1853, d. 
Feb. 20, 1853. 

G. 5-7. Milton Brayton McKnight, b. Sept. 30, 
1855, m. ist, Ida May Geise, no issue, m. 2d, Mar. 31, 
1898, Wilhelmina Hamilton Holmes, d. Nov. 3, 1901, 
dau. Robert Holmes. 

G. 3-7. William Hiester, b. Nov. 11, 1770, d. Feb. 
8, 1828, m. Anna Maria Bentz, b. May 25, 1775, d. Mar. 
22, 1833. 

G. 4-1. John Bentz Hiester, m. Margaret Smith. 

G. 4-2. Maria Hiester, m. Stein. 



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G. 4-3. William Hiester, m. Porter. 

G. 4-4. Lydia Hiester (a twin), m. Pautz. 

G. 4-4. Hannah Hiester (a twin), m. William 
Davis. 

G. 4-6. Joseph Hiester, m. Hendricks. 

G. 4-7. George Hiester, m. Spittler. 

G. 4-8. Cyrus Hiester. 

G. 2-3. DANIEL HIESTER, b. Jan. i, 1713, d. June 7, 
1795, m. Sept. 29, 1742, Catharine Schuler, b. Sept. 10, 
17 1 6, d. Aug. 17, 1789, dau. Gabriel Schuler, a Nether- 
lander. 

Their graves stand together in the graveyard of the old 
stone Bern Church of Berks County, with one stone for 
the two. 

As previously stated, he remained in Montgomery 
County until 1774 when he removed to Reading. He 
was a member of the Reformed Church of old Goshen- 
hoppen, his name appearing on the original roll of male 
members entered in 1746 by Pastor George Michael 
Weiss on the church register. 

He lived on a property in Upper Salford Township, 
immediately below the present village of Sumneytown, 
named after Isaac Sumony, who owned much property in 
that locality. He became a foremost man in the neigh- 
borhood. In 1757 he built a fine, two-story brick man- 
sion on the east side of the turnpike, close to Ridge Valley 
Creek. It was sufficiently prominent to be noted on the 
map of Pennsylvania published by Nicholas Scull, the 
Province Surveyor, in 1759. It was a notable building 
in its day, and is still standing. A broad hall runs through 
the middle of the first story, on each side of which are 
spacious parlors ; the second story is divided into bed 
rooms; above this is the roomy garret of the olden time. 



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Heavy eaves run along the gable roof, and a correspond- 
ing cornice forms the lower part of the gable. It was 
originally provided with a secret closet in which to hide 
plate during troublous times. 

In 1777 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace for 
Berks County, where he was then living. 

G. 3-1. Anna Margaretha Hiester, b. June 26, 
1743, d. Feb. II, 1820, m. May 23, 1761, Capt. Philip 
Hahn, of New Hanover Township, b. Mar. 31, 1736, 
d. Apr. 16, 1 82 1. He served in the Revolutionary War 
as follows: In 1777, 4th Company, 6th Battalion, Phila- 
delphia County Militia, Col. Frederick Antes command- 
ing; 1778, 4th Battalion, Col. William Dean command- 
ing; 1779, 6th Battalion, Major Peter Richards com- 
manding. 

G. 4-1. Catharine Hahn, m. John Myers, son Isaac 
Meier, b. Jan. 4, 1730, d. July 5, 1770 (founder of 
Myerstown), and bro. Ann Maria Myers, m. William 
Hiester, b. 1757, d. 1822, to follow. 

G. 5-1. Margaret Myers, b. Oct. 6, 1785, d. Nov. 
19, 1858, m. Sept. 10, 18 12, Matthias Swaine Richards, 
b. Feb. 7, 1787, d. May 11, 1862. 

He was Deputy Surveyor for Berks County, 1823-37; 
Associate Judge of Berks County Courts 1829-46, and 
held many positions of trust and honor in the city of 
Reading. 

His ancestry is as follows : ( i ) Hon. Matthias Rich- 
ards. (2) Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, D.D. 
(3) Col. Conrad Weiser, etc., all previously given in 
detail. 

G. 6-1. Edwin Myers Richards, b. June 25, 1813, 
d. Sept. 16, 1 8 13. 

G. 6-2. Lemuel James Richards, b. Mar. 10, 18 15, 
d. May 13, 1835, single. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 25 

G. 6-3. William Augustus Richards, b. Oct. 6, 
18 1 8, d. June 18, 1865, single. 

G. 5-2. Isaac Myers, b. Mar. i, 1787, d. May 15, 
1864, m. Mar. 21, 18 16, Mary Catharine Richards, b. 
May 28, 1785, d. Feb. 17, 1866, sister of Matthias 
Swaine Richards. 

During War of 18 12 he was an Ensign in the U. S. 
service at battles of Fort George, Canada, May 27, 18 13, 
Stony Creek, etc., and, in 18 14, Adjutant ist Penna. 
Regt., 2d Brigade; House of Representatives, Pennsyl- 
vania, 1829-30. He lived in retirement on his country 
estate at Port Clinton, Pa. 

G. 6-1. Maria Salome Myers, b. Apr. 8, 18 19, d. 
Dec. 22, 1889, single. 

G. 4-2. Susan Hahn, m. Henry Antes. 

G. 4-3. Margaret Hahn, m. William Hendel. 

G. 4-4. Philip Hahn, m. Margaret Buskirk. 

G. 4-5. Hon. Dr. John Hahn, m. Margaret Swoyer. 

G. 5-1. Judith Hahn, m. Isaac Eckert, b. Jan. 1800, 
d. Dec. 13, 1873. 

His ancestry is as follows : ( i ) Peter Eckert, m. Susan 
Phillippina Brown. (2) Capt. Conrad Eckert m. Eliza- 
beth Hain. He served in the Revolution as follows: 
1776 with Col. Henry Haller's Battalion at Trenton; 
1777, 6th Company, 4th Battalion, Col. Nicholas Lutz, 
Lieut. Col. Joseph Hiester commanding; 1778, 6th Com- 
pany, 4th Battalion, Col. Joseph Hiester commanding; 
1780, 6th Battalion, Col. Joseph Hiester commanding, 
Major Edward Scull. 

An older brother, Col. Valentine Eckert, was a mem- 
ber of the Provincial Conference, June 18, 1776; of the 
Convention of July 15, 1776, and of the Assembly during 
1776 and 1779. He commanded a company of cavalry 



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at Germantown, where he was wounded; Sub-Lieutenant 
of the County Mar. 21, 1777; Lieutenant of the County, 
June 6, 178 1 ; Commissioner for purchase of provisions 
for the army in 1778; Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas in 1784; Brigade Inspector of Berks County, Apr. 
1 1, 1793, for 20 years. 

3. John Eckert, m. Angelina Hicks. 

He was born in the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, 
and came to America in 1738, when he purchased land in 
Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pa. 

Isaac Eckert was a prominent iron-master of Reading, 
Pa., and President of its Farmers' National Bank from 
1840 to 1873. 

G. 6-1. Henry S. Eckert, m. Carrie Hunter, d. Mar. 
28, 1880, dau. Nicholas Hunter. 

Graduate Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pa.; mem- 
ber iron firm Eckert & Bro.; served as volunteer in the 
emergency campaign of 1863; president Farmers' Na- 
tional Bank, Reading, Pa., from death of his father, 1873, 
until his own decease. 

G. 7-1. Isaac Eckert, m. Eliza Kaufman, dau. Will- 
iam M. Kaufman, iron master. 

He succeeded his father as President of Farmers' Na- 
tional Bank. 

G. 8- . Carrie Eckert, m. Jan. 31, 1906, William 
H. Lerch. 

G. 7-2. Helen Eckert, m. Herman Meigs. 

G. 7-3. Hunter Eckert. 

G. 7-4. Kate M. Eckert, m. Reeves. 

G. 6-2. George Brown Eckert, b. Sept. 13, 1840, 
at Reading, Pa., d. July 5, 1899, Reading, Pa., m. Mary 
Trexler, dau. Horatio Trexler, President National Union 
Bank, Reading, Pa. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 27 

He was educated at Bolman's Military Academy, West 
Chester, Pa. ; long a member of Board of Directors, Farm- 
er's National Bank, and, for several years its President; 
firm of Eckert & Bro. (Henry Clay Furnaces) ; member 
Iron Masters' Association of America ; member Keim 
Post, No. 76, G. A. R.; Board of Trustees, Charles Evans 
Cemetery Company; member Union League of Philadel- 
phia and Wyomising Club of Reading; vestryman of 
Christ Protestant Episcopal Church and member Finance 
Committee Diocese of Pennsylvania. 

During the Civil War enlisted, April 17, 1861, as 
volunteer in Ringgold Light Artillery of Reading, the 
"First Defenders" of the war; Second Lieutenant, Co. 
I, Third U. S. Infantry, Aug. 5, 1861 ; First Lieutenant, 
Mar. 12, 1862; in Peninsular campaign at Fair Oaks, 
Gaines' Mills, Seven Pines, South Mountain, Antietam, 
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; resigned Nov. 10, 
1864. 

G. 7-1. Harry Eckert, deceased. 

G. 7-2. Sarah Eckert, m. Howard J. Potts. 

G. 7-3. William Brown Eckert. 

G. 6-3. Rebecca Eckert, m. Prince Redington Stet- 
son, First Lieutenant 15th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861 ; 
Captain, Dec. 22, 1862; resigned and honorably dis- 
charged, Dec. 21, 1864. 

G. 7-1. Alice Stetson. 

G. 7-2. Edward Stetson, m. Knapp. 

G. 3-2. John Hiester, b. Apr. 9, 1745, d. Oct. 15, 
1 82 1, m. Hannah Pawling, b. Nov. 25, 1747, d. Nov. 
25, 1822. 

During the Revolutionary War he was Captain ist 
Company, 4th Battalion, Col. William Evans, 1777; 
Captain ist Battalion Chester Co. Militia, 1777; after 



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the war Major General of Militia; State Senator from 
Chester County, 1802-06; Member of Congress, 1807- 
09. 

G. 4-1. Daniel Hiester, m. Margaret Connard. 

G. 4-2. John Hiester, m. Titlow. 

G. 4-3. Elizabeth Hiester, m. Matthias Davis. 

G. 4-4. Catharine Hiester, m. David Beaver. 

G. 4-5. Rebecca Hiester, m. Vanderslice. 

G. 4-6. Rachael Hiester, m. Landis. 

G. 4-7. Samuel Hiester, m. ist, Margaret S. Rutter, 
m. 2d, Mary Beaver. 

G. 3-3. Daniel Hiester, b. June 25, 1747, d. Mar. 
7, 1804, m. ab. 1770, Rosanna Hager b. Apr. 21, 1752, 
d. Jan. II, 1 8 10, dau. Capt. Jonathan Hager and wife 
Elizabeth, nee Krischner, who was a prominent citizen of 
Maryland, and founder, 1762, of the town of Hagers- 
town, first called, by him, Elizabeth Town, after his wife, 
then, later, Elizabeth Hager's Town. 

Daniel was commissioned Colonel of Philadelphia 
County Militia in 1777, and saw a variety of active ser- 
vice until May 23, 1782, when he was promoted to Briga- 
dier General; in 1784 elected to the Supreme Executive 
Council of Pennsylvania, and, in 1787, a Commissioner of 
the Connecticut Land Claims; returned to Berks County, 
Pa., and elected a member of the First, Second, Third 
and Fourth Congresses; removed to Hagerstown, Md., 
and elected a member of the Seventh and Eighth Con- 
gresses from that State; died in Washington, D. C, during 
attendance upon session of Eighth Congress, and buried 
at Hagerstown, no issue. 

G. 3-4. Gabriel Hiester, b. June 17, 1749, d. Sept. 
I, 1824, m. ab. 1773, Elizabeth Bausman, b. Sept. 12, 
1751, d. May 18, 1832. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 29 

Member of the Convention of July 15, 1776; Major 
of Militia, 1776-7; Member of Pennsylvania Assembly, 
save for two or three years, 1778-90; Member, House of 
Representatives, 1791 and 1802-04; State Senator, 
1795-6, and 1805-12; died on the ancestral farm, Bern 
Township, Berks County. 

G. 4-1. Elizabeth Hiester. 

G. 4-2. Gabriel Hiester, b. Jan. 5, 1779, d. Sept. 
14, 1834, m. 1803, Mary Otto, d. 1853. 

Her ancestry is as follows : ( i ) Dr. John A. Otto, of 
Reading, Pa., b. July 30, 175 1, d. Dec. 14, 1834, m. 
Catharine Hitner, d. 1834. (2) Dr. Bodo Otto, Sr., b. 
ab. 1685, d. June 13, 1787, Senior Surgeon in the Revo- 
lutionary War. 

Gabriel was Associate Judge of Berks County, 1819- 
23; during War of 18 12, Brigade Major, under General 
William Addams, at Baltimore; upon his removal to 
Harrisburg appointed Surveyor General of the State, by 
Governor Shulze, May 11, 1824, serving six years. 

G. 5-1. Louisa Hiester. 

G. 5-2. Harriet Hiester, m. C. B. Bioren. 

G. 5-3. Augustus Otto Hiester, b. Nov. 11, 1808, 
m. Catharine Cox, b. Nov. 4, 18 10. 

G. 6-1. Gabriel Hiester, b. Apr. 28, 1850. 

G. 5-4. Gabriel Hiester. 

G. S'S. Catharine Hiester. 

G. 4-3. Mary Rosina Hiester, b. Dec. 28, 178 1, d. 
Feb. 13, 1824, m. Oct. 21, 1804, Frederick Augustus 
Shulze, b. Sept. 11, 1777, d. Feb. i, 1836, bro. Governor 
John Andrew Melchior Shulze. 

His ancestry is as follows : ( i ) Rev. Christopher 
Emanuel Shulze, b. Dec. 25, 1740, at Probstzell, near 
Saalfeld, Saxony, Germany, d. Mar. 9, 1809, m. Sept. 23, 



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1766, Eve Elizabeth Muhlenberg, b. Jan. 29, 1748, d. 
1808, an eminent Lutheran divine who labored in the 
Tulpehocken region of Berks County, Pa. (2) Henry 
Melchior Muhlenberg, D.D. (3) Col. Conrad Weiser, 
etc., as already given in detail. 

G. 5-1. Elizabeth Shulze, b. May 2, 1806, d. May 
4, 1806. 

G. 5-2. HiESTER E. Shulze, b. Oct. 12, 1807, d. Mar. 
17, 1824, single. 

G. 5-3. Julia Ann Shulze, b. Dec. 24, 1809, d. Sept. 
17, 1855, m. Apr. 15, 1833, Felix R. McManus, M.D., 
b. May 30, 1807, d. Mar. 3, 1885, an associate of 
Hahnemann. 

G. 6-1. Felix Shulze McManus, b. July 2, 1834, 
d. Nov. 20, 1857, m. Feb. 2, 1856, Esther Sinclair. 

G. 7-1. Mary Felix Sinclair McManus, b. Dec. 8, 
1857, d. Jan. 2, 1858. 

G. 6-2. Mary Rosina McManus, b. Dec. 11, 1835, 
Mother Mary Theresa, Convent of Mercy, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

G. 6-3. Julia Angelica McManus, b. Sept. 3, 1837, 
d. Feb. 26, 1858. 

G. 6-4. Philomena McManus, b. Mar. 13, 1838, 
m. Oct. 17, 1 87 1, Richard I. C. Jones, Jr. 

G. 7-1. Louis C. Jones, b. Oct. 20, 1872. 

G. 7-2. Julia Jones, b. Jan. 19, 1873. 

G. 7-3. Philomena Jones, b. Mar. 5, 1874. 

G. 7-4. Felix Jones, b. May 13, 1875. 

G. 7-5. Richard Jones, b. Sept. 27, 1876. 

G. 7-6. Foley Jones, b. Jan. 26, 1877. 

G. 7-7. Robert Jones, b. Apr. 20, 1878. 

G. 6-$. Frederick Augustus Mc Manus, b. May 
20, 1840, d. Apr. 16, 1885, m. ist, Nov. 2, 1867, Flor- 
ence Weir. 



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G. 7-1. Felix R. McManus, b. July 18, 1868. 

G. 6-s. Frederick Augustus McManus, m. 2d, 
Annie C. Shepherd. 

G. 6-6. Eliza Randall McManus, b. Apr. 30, 
1843, ^' Nov. 8, 1865, ii^ Visitation Convent, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

G. 6-7. Samuel Hahnemann McManus, b. Sept. 
12, 1844, d. Oct. 27, 1864. 

G. 6-8. Genevieve McManus, b. Jan. 3, 1846, d. 
1846. 

G. 6-9. Annie Regina McManus, b. Sept. 7, 1849, 
d. May 20, 1850. 

G. 6-10. Agnes Mary McManus, b. Jan. 26, 1851, 
died as Sister Mary Agnes, Convent of Merqr, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

- G. 6-11. Helen McManus, b. May 3, 1854, m. 
Oct. 15, 1878, Harry Paul Goldsborough. 

G. 7-1. Mary Agnes Teresa Goldsborough, b. 
Sept. 6, 1878. 

G. 7-2. Julia Goldsborough, b. Oct. 12, 1881. 

G. 7-3. Felix Vincent Goldsborough, b. Nov. i, 
1882. 

G. 7-4. Harry Paul Goldsborough, Jr., b. June 9, 
1886. 

G. 7-5. Helena Teresa Goldsborough, b. May 8, 
1887. 

G. 7-6. William Yerbury Goldsborough, b. Sept. 
5, 1888. 

G. 7-7. George Joseph Goldsborough, b. Mar. 14, 
1891. 

G. 5-4. Maria Isabella Shulze, b. Oct. 25, 18 11, 
d. Nov. 4, 1 8 II. 

G. SS- Sabina Elizabeth Shulze, b. Oct. 28, 
1813, d. Nov. 23, 1813. 



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G. s-^. Emanuel Gabriel Shulze, b. Jan. 8, 1815, 
d. Sept. 14, 1867, m. Apr. 17, 1838, Frances Elliott, b. 
Apr. 27, 1821. 

G. 6-1. Charles Elliot Shulze, b. Jan. 5, 1839. 
m. Dec. 18, i860, Margaretta Gregg, b. Dec. 31, 1838. 

G. 7-1. Frances Peck Shulze, b. Oct. 26, 1862, m. 
July 30, 1888, David Scott Kennedy. 

G. 8-1. Joseph Elliot Kennedy, b. June 11, 1889. 

G. 8-2. Frances Scott Kennedy, b. July 11, 1891. 

G. 7-2. Elliott Gregg Shulze, b. Jan. 29, 1865, m. 
Mar. 25, 1890, Myrtle Rose Philly. 

G. 8-1. Herbert Morton Shulze, b. Feb. 14, 
1891. 

G. 7-3. Charles Herbert Shulze, b. Sept. 7, 1868. 

G. 7-4. William H. Shulze, b. Apr. 29, 1871. 

G. 7-5. Elsie Shulze, b. June 22, 1878, d. July 29, 
1878. 

G. 6-2. Frederick Augustus Shulze, b. Feb. 28, 
1 841, m. Sept. 1868, Elvira M. Bailey, b. Feb. 22, 1848. 

G. 7-1. Ralph Golden Shulze, b. Apr. 25, 1873. 

G. 7-2. Walter Henry Shulze, b. July 22, 1880. 

G. 7-3. Helen Pearle Shulze, b. July 10, 1885. 

G. 6-3. William Hiester Shulze, b. July 23, 1842, 
m. Oct. 5, 1 87 1, Nellie Henrietta Prentiss, b. Sept. 28, 
1851. 

G. 7-1. Infant, d. July 25, 1872, at birth. 

G. 7-2. Edith Gifford Shulze, b. Mar. i, 1875. 

G. 7-3. Gertrude May Shulze, b. Nov. 21, 1877. 

G. 7-4. Infant, d. June 10, 1880, at birth. 

G. 7-5. Prentiss French Shulze, b. Aug. 25, 1889. 

G. 6-4. Francis Muhlenberg Shulze, b. Feb. 6, 
1844, rn. Oct. 22, 1868, Ellen Gillett Groce, b. Apr. 24, 
1845- 



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G. 7-1. Charles Groce Shulze, b. July 22, 1869. 

G. 7-2. Emanuel Edgar Shulze, b. Jan. 13, 1879. 

G. 6-s. Eliza Jane Shulze, b. Sept. 6, 1846. 

G. 6-6. Emanuel Henry Shulze, b. Feb. 27, 1849, 
d. Nov. 25, 1878, m. Aug. 2, 1870, Marilla Almeda 
Weston, b. May 5, 1851. 

G. 7-1. Harriet Saphronia Shulze, b. Apr. 2, 
1871. 

G. 7-2. George Emory 5hulze, b. July 23, 1872. 

G. 7-3. Maurice Shulze, b. May 20, 1878. 

G. 6-7. George Gregg Shulze, b. Mar. 15, 1852, 
single. 

G. 6-8. Harriet Emily Shulze, b. Feb. 10, 1854. 
m. Dec. 28, 1880, John Connel King, b. Feb. 9, 1853. 

G. 7-1. Fannie Shulze King, b. Feb. i, 1882. 

G. 7-2. Madge Stewart King, b. June 3, 1883. 

G. 7-3. Maurice Harriet King, b. Sept. 18, 1888. 

G. 5-7. Eliza Matilda Shulze, b. Oct. 5, 18 18, m. 
Apr. 29, 1846, Elias Fidler (Fitler), b. July i, 18 14, d. 
Apr. 15, 1879. 

G. 6-1. Mary Frances Fidler, b. Mar. 11, 1847, 
m. Jan. 18, 1870, Henry W. Stauffer. 

G. 6-2. Julia Catharine Fidler, b. Dec. 8, 1849, 
m. May 11, 1876, George Henry Valentine, b. Oct. 17, 
1848. 

G. 7-1. Henry LeRoy Valentine, b. Jan. 3, 1878. 

G. 6-3. Henry Shulze Fidler, b. Apr. 30, 1852, 
m. Sept. 12, 1873, Fannie S. Smith. 

G. 7-1. Arthur Penn Fidler, b. Jan. 26, 1875. 

G. 7-2. Julia Eliza Fidler, b. Aug. 30, 1876. 

G. 7-3. Alfred Smith Fidler, b. Apr. 5, 1882, d. 
Aug. 12, 1882. 

G. 7-4. Herbert Smith Fidler, b. Apr. 24, 1887. 



34 The Pennsylvania German Society. 

G. 6-4. Frederick Augustus Fidler, b. Sept. 6, 
1854, m. May 20, 1875, Lizzie H. Valentine. 

G. 7-1. Howard V. Fidler, b. May 10, 1876. 

G. 7-2. Elias Shulze Fidler, b. Mar. 6, 1879. 

G. 7-3. Frederick Ralph Fidler, b. Jan. i, 1882. 

G. 7-4. Adam Claude Fidler, b. Jan. 11, 1888. 

G. 5-8. Maria A. Shulze, b. May 20, 1821, d. Mar. 
2, 1824. 

G. 4-4 William Hiester. 

G. 4-5. Jacob Bausman Hiester, m. Catharine 
Miller. 

G. 4-6. Jonathan Daniel Hiester, m. Sarah Otto, 
sister Mary Otto, m. Gabriel Hiester, 1 779-1 834, mem- 
ber Berks County Bar. 

G. 3-5. Catharine Hiester, b. Sept. 30, 1751, m. 
Jonathan Bischofif. 

G. 4-1. John Bischoff. 

G. 4-2. Catharine Bischoff, m. George Otto. 

G. 4-3. RosANNA Bischoff, m. Obermyer. 

G. 4-4. Margaret Bischoff. 

G. 4-5. Susannah Bischoff. 

G. 3-6. Samuel Hiester, b. Apr. 17, 1754, d. In 
childhood. 

G. 3-7. William Hiester, b. June 10, 1757, d. July 
13, 1822, m. Mar. 18, 1784, Anna Maria Myer, b. Dec. 
28, 1758, d. Oct. 3, 1822, dau. Isaac Meier, founder of 
Myerstown, Pa., b. Jan. 4, 1730, d. July 5, 1770, and 
sister of John m. Catharine Hahn, Elizabeth, Catharine 
and Eva Myer. 

He was born on the homestead in Montgomery County, 
removed to Reading, with his father, in 1774. After his 
marriage he settled in Bern Township, Berks County. 
He served in one campaign of the Revolution, in Capt. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 35 

George Will's Company of his brother, Major Gabriel 
Hiester's Battalion of 1777. 

G. 4-1. Isaac Hiester, b. June 22, 1785, d. Sept. 12, 
1855, m. Apr. 10, 1 8 10, Hester Muhlenberg, b. Apr. i, 
1785, d. July 21, 1872, eldest dau. Major General John 
Peter Muhlenberg, of the Revolution, and grand dau. 
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. 

He was graduate Medical Dept. University of Penn- 
sylvania, and one of the most distinguished physicians of 
Pennsylvania; first president of the Berks County Medical 
Society, organized 1824; one of the original members of 
the Charles Evans Cemetery Co. ; in all respects a leading 
and highly respected citizen of Reading, Pa. 

G. 5-1. Anna Muhlenberg Hiester, b. Oct. 28, 
1812, d. Feb. 17, 1850, m. June 10, 1840, his ist wife, 
John Pringle Jones, b. 1812, d. Mar. 16, 1874, previously 
mentioned. His second wife was Catharine Elizabeth 
Hiester, dau. John Sylvanus Hiester, son Governor 
Joseph Hiester. 

G. 6-1. John Pringle Hiester Jones, m. Rebecca 
Rambo. 

G. 7-1. John Pringley Jones. 

G. 5-2. John Peter Muhlenberg Hiester, b. May 
3, 18 15, d. Mar. 10, 1834, no issue. 

G. 5-3. William Muhlenberg Hiester, b. May 
15, 18 18, d. Aug. 16, 1878, m. June 12, 1849, J^^i^ F- 
Roland, d. Oct. 27, 1904. 

Admitted to Reading, Pa., Bar, Jan. 7, 1840; Penna. 
State Senator, 1852-55; Speaker of same, 1855; Secre- 
tary of Commonwealth, 1858-61. 

G. 6-1. A son, b. Feb. 20, 1853, d. Mar. 20, 1853. 

G. 6-2. Isaac Hiester, b. Jan. 8, 1856, m. Dec. 8, 
1905, Mary Kimmel Baer, dau. George F. Baer, LL.D., 
President Philadelphia and Reading R'y Co. 



36 The Pennsylvania German Society. 

Admitted to Reading Bar 1878; President Second Na- 
tional Bank. 

G. 5-4. Francis Muhlenberg Hiester, b. Mar. 11, 
1829, d. Apr. 9, 1864, m. June 5, 1856, Ella V. Lauman. 

Graduate Medical Dept. University of Penna, 1852; 
spent eighteen months in medical hospitals of Paris, 
France; Asst. Surgeon, 55th Regt. Penna. Vol., 1861; 
Brigade Surgeon, with rank of Major; Medical Director, 
Dept. of Ohio. 

G. 6-1. George Lauman Hiester, b. May 29, 1857, 
d. June 5, 1857. 

G. 6-2. Anna Muhlenberg Hiester, b. Jan. 13, 
1859, m. Dr. H. Clinton McSherry, no issue. 

G. 6-3. Edwardine Lauman Hiester, b. Oct. 28, 
1863, m. Oct. 1889, John A. Hoogewerff. 

G. 7-1. Hiester Hoogewerff. 

G. 4-2. Catharine Eva Hiester, b. Nov. 22, 1786, 
d. Oct. 7, 1865. 

G. 4-3. Elizabeth Hiester, b. Feb. 3, 1789, d. Apr. 
21, 1 8 17, m. Jonathan Miller, d. Mar. 28, 1868, son 
Benjamin Miller and wife Catharine Pepper, dau. Henry 
Pepper of Philadelphia. 

G. 5-1. Julia Hiester Miller, b. Oct. 23, 18 13, d. 
May I, 1892, m. Nov. 6, 1832, James H. Van Reed, b. 
Nov. 2, 1809, d. Aug. 19, 1884. 

G. 6-1. A daughter, b. Apr. 1817, d. May 1817. 

G. 6-2. Eugene Miller Van Reed, b. Apr. 6, 1835, 
d. Feb. 2, 1873. 

First Consul-General of the Sandwich Islands to the 
court of Japan, 1866-73; ^^^'^ on board the " Japan," in 
the middle of the Pacific, on his way home. 

G. 6-3. Kate Josephine Van Reed, b. Aug. 23, 
1836, d. Nov. 22, 1876. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 37 

G. 6-4. Margaretta Pepper Van Reed, b. Feb. 4, 

1840, m. 1863, Noble T. BIddle, b. 1838, d. Nov. 28, 
1902, second child of Noble Biddle and Francina Miriam 
Pugh. Admitted to the Bar, Elkon, Md., 1867; State 
Attorney four years; County Commissioner; Special Au- 
ditor, Circuit Court in Equity, 187 1 ; removed to San Jose, 
California. 

G. 7-1. Florence Van Reed Biddle, b. Aug. 18, 
1866, d. Apr. 21, 1905, m. Oct. 2, 1895, Benjamin 
Ricketts. 

G. 7-2. Ried Biddle, b. Aug. 5, 1869, d. Dec. 13, 
1870. 

G. 7-3. James Noble Biddle, b. July 24, 1872, d. 
June 19, 1873. 

G. 7-4. Julian Hiester Biddle, b. Aug. 13, 1874, 
m. June 17, 1903, Eva Gertrude Chamberlain, of Atlanta, 
Ga. 

G. 6-5. William Edward Van Reed, b. Apr. 4, 

1841, d. Aug., 1896. 

Captain, 5th U. S. Artillery, Civil War. 

G. 5-2. Maria Elizabeth Miller, b. Apr. 17, 
1817, d. July 30, 1822. 

G. 4-4. William Hiester, b. Oct. 10, 1790, m. Lucy 
Ellmaker. 

Member of Congress from Lancaster County, 1833- 

35- 

G. 4-5. Maria Catharine Hiester, b. Mar. 4, 
1793, d. Mar. 24, 1845, ^- J"i^e ii» 1818, Edward 
Tilghman Clymer, b. Aug. 14, 1790, d. Mar. 6, 1831. 
His ancestry is as follows : ( i ) Daniel Cuningham Cly- 
mer, b. Philada., Apr. 6, 1748, d. Jan. 25, 18 19. Grad- 
uate of Princeton, 1766; read law and became noted 
lawyer; Lieut. 2nd Bat. Phila. Co. Militia, 1775; Lieut. 



38 The Pennsylvania German Society. 

Col. Rifle Bat. 1776; Commissioner of Claims of the 
Treasury; removed to Reading, Pa., and, in 1782, repre- 
sented Berks County in Assembly; m. Mary, dau. Peter 
and Susan Weidner, who d. Dec. 5, 1802; they left one 
child, Edward Tilghman. (2) William Clymer, Capt. 
English Navy, and wife Anna, nee Roberdeau, sister of 
General Roberdeau. (3) Richard Clymer, merchant 
and ship-builder, Philadelphia, who came to America 
from England in 1705. 

G. 5-1. Daniel Roberdeau Clymer, b. Mar. 31, 
1819, d. May 5, 1889, m. Mar. 31, 1846, Delia Pierson, 
b. Jan. 8, 1824, d. June 14, 1861, dau. Silas and Sarah 
Pierson, of Morristown, N. J. 

Admitted to Bar, Aug. 20, 1857, but not in active prac- 
tice; Mayor of Reading, Pa., 1853-4. 

G. 6-1. Maria Hiester Clymer, b. June 2, 1847, d- 
Jan. 9, 1853. 

G. 6-2. Anna Moore Clymer, b. June 24, 1849, 
m. ist, June 22, 1868, Edward Brooke, who d. Dec. 25, 
1878, son Matthew Brooke, and one of the proprietors 
of the extensive iron works at Birdsboro, Pa. 

G. 7-1. Anna Clymer Brooke, b. Mar. 28, 1870, 
d. Dec. 24, 1903, m. Oct. i, 1891, Blair Lee. 

G. 8-1. Edward Brooke Lee, b. Oct. 23, 1892. 

G. 8-2. A son. 

G. 8-3. A son, b. 1900. 

G. 7-2. Robert Edward Brooke, b. July 7, 1872. 

G. 7-3. George Clymer Brooke, b. June 5, 1875. 

G. 7-4. Frederick Hiester Brooke, b. Oct. 9, 1876. 

G. 6-2. Anna Moore Clymer, m. 2nd, July 26, 
1890, Rev. R. H. McKim, D.D., of Washington, D. C. 

G. 6-3. Delia Pierson Clymer, b. May 28, 1851, d. 
Nov. 7, 1873. 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 39 

G. 6-4. Daniel Roberdeau Clymer, b. Nov. 6, 
1854, d. Dec. 7, 1858. 

G. 6-s- Hiester George Clymer, b. Oct. 21, 1856, 
d. Nov. 21, 1858. 

G. 5-2. William Hiester Clymer, b. Oct. 9, 1820, 
d. July 26, 1883, m. June 12, 1855, Valeria Smith, b. 
Mar. 14, 1828, d. Aug. 17, 1901, eldest dau. Levi B. 
Smith. 

Extensive iron manufacturer throughout Berks County; 
President First Nat. Bank of Reading, Pa. 

G. 6-1. Emily Smith Clymer, b. July 16, 1856, d. 
Sept. 18, 1904. 

G. 6-2. Edward Tilghman Clymer, b. Aug. 8, 
1857. 

G. 6-3. William Hiester Clymer, b. Mar. 21, 
i860. 

G. 6-4. Lee Smith Clymer, b. Apr. 2, 1863, m. June 
II, 1 89 1, Clara Matilda Riegel. 

G. 7-1. John Riegel Clymer, b. Apr. 14, 1892. 

G. 7-2. Valeria Smith Clymer, b. Jan. 12, 1896. 

G. 6-s. Valeria Elizabeth Clymer, b. Apr. 29, 
1865, m. S.S.Hill, M.D. 

G. 6-6. Frederick Hiester Clymer, b. May 2, 
1869. 

G. 5-3. Edward Myers Clymer, b. July 16, 1822, 
d. May 25, 1883, m. June 24, 1864, Ella Maria DIetz, 
dau. William H. Dietz, of New York City. 

Graduate Harvard Law School, 1845; admitted to 
Reading Bar, Aug. 4, 1845; first President East Penn. 
R. R. and until leased to the P. & R. R. R. Co.; 1874 
President Coal Companies of the N. Y., L. E. & W. 
R. R. Co. 

G. 6-1. Edward Myers Clymer, b. May 6, 1869. 



40 The Pennsylvania German Society. 

G. 5-4. Weidner Clymer, b. May 12, 1824, d. July 
16, 1824. 

G. SS- Mary Hiester Clymer, b. July 19, 1825, d. 
Nov. 26, 1878, with two of her children, shipwrecked in 
the English Channel, m. Aug. 10, 1852, her cousin Will- 
iam Bingham Clymer, d. Florence, Italy, May 28, 1873, 
eldest son of Henry Clymer, and grandson of George Cly- 
mer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Grad- 
uate of Princeton; studied law but never practiced; mana- 
ger of the Bingham estate. 

G. 6-1. Henry Clymer, b. June 10, 1853, d. Nov. 2, 

1854. 

G. 6-2. Mary Clymer, b. Dec. 13, 1854, m. Sept. 18, 
1884, Guglielmo Grant. 

G. 6-3. Ellen S. Clymer, b. Dec. 9, 1856, d. Mar. 
30, 1858. 

G. 6-4. Richard Willing Clymer, b. Apr. 10, 
1858, d. Nov. 26, 1878. 

G. 6-5. Maria Hiester Clymer, b. Feb. 11, 1862, 
d. Nov. 26, 1878. 

G. 6-6. Rosa Nicolls Clymer, b. Sept. 19, 1865, m. 



G. 7-1. Madeline b. June 15, 1887. 

G. s-6. Hiester Clymer, b. Nov. 3, 1827, d. June 
12, 1884, m. ist, April. 3, 1856, Elizabeth M. Brooke, d. 
Oct. 9, 1870, dau. Matthew Brooke, sister George and 
Edward Brooke of Birdsboro, Pa. 

Graduate Princeton, 1847; Member Berks County 
Bar, Apr. 6, 1849; practiced five years In Pottsville, 
1 85 1-6, then in Reading; State Senator, 1860-66; mem- 
ber of Congress, 1872-83 ; he occupied all his public posi- 
tions with distinguished ability; Vice-President, Union 
Trust Co. of Philadelphia; President Clymer Iron Co., 



Genealogy of the Hiester Family. 

operating Mt. Laurel and Oley Furnaces; Director Read- 
ing Fire Insurance and Trust Co. ; Trustee Charles Evans 
Cemetery Company. 

G. 6-1. Elizabeth M. Clymer, b. Jan. 20, 1857, 
d. Jan. 12, 1865. 

G. 6-2. Edward Brooke Clymer, b. Mar. 18, 1859, 
d. Jan. 24, 1861. 

G. 5-6. Hiester Clymer, m. 2nd, Apr. 26, 1881, 
Mrs. J. B. Clemens, nee von Schrader, of St. Louis, Mo. 

G. 5-7. George Edward Clymer, b. Jan. 8, 1830, 
d. July 7, 1895, m. June 29, 1868, Alice Cary Swift, b. 
Mar. 24, 1844, d. Feb. 14, 1873, dau. Alexander Swift, 
of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Graduate of Princeton, 1849; associated with his 
brothers in the Clymer Iron Co.; 1858 assisted in survey- 
ing route for railroad from Vera Cruz to City of Mexico; 
Capt. 6th Penna. Cavalry, Rush's Lancers, 1861; Major 
in March, 1862; during 1865-68 mining in Nevada and 
Chihuahua, Mexico; severed his connection with the Cly- 
mer Iron Co., in 1870, removed to Cincinnati and became 
interested in the Swift Iron and Steel Works of Newport, 
Kentucky, of which his father-in-law was president; 
elected vice-president in 1874 and removed to Newport, 
returned to Reading in 1884 and again identified with the 
Iron business; retired in 1893; member Sons of Revolu- 
tion and Military Order Loyal Legion. 

G. 6-1. Edwin Swift Clymer, b. June 16, 1871. 

G. 6-2. George Alexander Clymer, b. July 25, 
1872, d. May i, 1873. 

G. 4-6. Daniel Jonathan Hiester, b. Oct. 13, 
1795, d. Mar. i, 1835, Attorney-at-law, Reading, Pa. 

G. 4-7. Rebecca Hiester, b. June 14, 1797, d. Sept. 
22, 1857, m. William Eckert, b. Jan. 27, 1796, d. June 
4, 1861. 



42 The Pennsylvania German Society. 

G. 4-8. John Philip Hiester, b. June 9, 1803, d. 
Sept. 15, 1854, a practicing physician of Berks County, 
Pa., and a most scholarly man, m. ist, Judith Hahn, no 
issue; m. 2nd, Phoebe Rauch, d. June 20, 1846, no issue; 
m. 3rd, Caroline Amelia Musser, b. Dec. 28, 1808, d. 
1875. Her ancestry is as follows: (i) John Musser, b. 
Nov. 2, 1774, d. 1813, m. May 11, 1802, Mary Catha- 
rine Muhlenberg, b. Sept. 2, 1776, d. 1843. (2) Gott- 
hilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg, b. Nov. 17, 1753, d. 
May 23, 18 15. (3) Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. 

G. 5-1. John Louis Hiester, b. Sept 2, 1849, ^- ^P^- 
20, 1851. 

G. 5-2. Caroline Elizabeth Hiester, b. Mar. 29, 
1851. 

G. 5-3. Mary Augusta Catharine Hiester, b. 
April 10, 1854, m. May 13, 1885, George A. Reid. 



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