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                                JOHN NICLAUS KISTLER (N)

 

 

JOHN NICLAUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    (N). . . . . . . . . . . . . .436

MARIA MAGDALENA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (NA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 438

JOHANN HEINRICH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (NB). . . . . . . . . . . . .438

ANNA MARGARETHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . 438

JOHN GEORGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      (ND) . . . . . . . . . . . . 438

FRANTZ (FRANCIS) BASTIAN. . . . . . . . . (NE) . . . . . . . . . . . . 438

DANIEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (NF) . . . . . . . . . . . . .439

FREDERICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     (NG) . . . . . . . . . . . . 440


 

 

 

N                             John Niclaus

                A description of the John/Johannes Niclaus Kistler family is presented in this section.  To the best of my knowledge, this family is not related to the families of either George (A) Kistler or John (B) Kistler.  The spelling of John Niclaus's family name has not always been consistent.  Except for emphasis, however, the spelling "Kistler" is used here.

                I am most sincerely indebted to Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald of Boulder, CO, for most of the material presented here concerning the John/Johannes Niclaus Kistler family.  Additionally, Mr William A Harrison of Charleston, IL, has furnished information concerning later generations.

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              John Niclaus Kistler was born about 1722, perhaps in Richen, Germany.  How and when he came to this country is not known.  He and Anna Maria Magdalena Brossman were married 4/19/1743 by Rev. Casper Stoever at Tulpehocken, Lancaster county (now Berks county), PA.  Anna Maria Magdalena was the daughter of Frantz Brossman and his wife Anna Clara Elizabeth Rudolph who emigrated from Waldangelloch, Baden, to Pennsylvania on the ship Friendship in 1739. 

                On 5/12/1743, Johannes Kistler witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Tulpehocken township, Lancaster county (now Berks county), PA. 

                The known children of John Niclaus Kistler and his wife Anna Maria Magdalena are as follows:

 

                                Maria Magdalena                              NA                          born 01/14/1744

                                Johann Heinrich                  NB                          born 04/13/1745

                                Anna Margaretha                              NC                          born 10/14/1748

                                John George                                        ND                          born 08/21/1753

                                Frantz (Francis) Bastian   NE                          born 08/21/1753

                                Daniel                                                    NF                           born 05/27/1755

                                Frederick                                             NG                          born about 1760

 

                From records of Chirst Lutheran Church in Stouchsburg, PA, we can easily determine that John Niclaus lived in that area in the early 1740s.  He was married there and his first two children were baptized there.

                In the time period 1753-54, however, these same church records show that John Niclaus and his family were living "fifty miles from here (i.e., fifty miles from Stouchsburg) across the Susquehanna".  This is the note added to the baptismal records for his twin sons John George and Frantz Bastian. 

                A look at a map shows that fifty miles from Stouchsburg and across the Susquehanna River might lie somewhere in the present day counties of Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, Union or York.  However, only Cumberland and York counties are east and south of the Blue Mountains.  In the 1750's, settlements west and north of the Blue Mountains were few and hazardous.                 By 1772, John Niclaus Kistler was on the tax list in Upper Paxtang township, Lancaster county. He died in 1778; in April of that year, letters of administration were issued to his widow Mary in Lancaster county, PA.

                Note that in 1785 Dauphin county was created from Lancaster county. 


NA                          Maria Magdalena

                Maria Magdalena was born 1/14/1744 and baptized 2/17/1744 by Rev. Johann Casper Stoever.  The records of Rev. J.C. Bucher show that Maria Magdalena married Jacob Grosjean/Groshong on May 30, 1764; LDS records show that the marriage occurred in Carlisle, PA, and that Jacob was born in France about 1730. 

                In 1769, Jacob Grosjean and his family were settlers on the west side of the Susquehanna in Buffalo township, Northumberland county (now Union county), PA.  By 1794, however, Jacob was on the tax list in Harrison county, KY.

                Sometime between 1794 and 1800 Jacob's family moved from Kentucky to St. Charles county, MO. Apparently, in all of these moves Jacob Grosjean/Groshong was accompanied by the family of his brother-in-law, Daniel Kistler (NF).

                Maria is reported to have died about 1822 in Lincoln county, MO (immediately to the north of St. Charles county).  LDS records show that Jacob, her husband, died about 1836 in Adams county, IL (on the Mississippi river, across from Missouri, about 60 miles north of Licnoln county).

                Known children of Maria Magdalena and Jacob Groshong are as follows: 

                                Peter Groshong, born about 1765 in Carlisle, Cumberland county, PA,

married Elizabeth Williams, born about 1763.

William Groshong, born about 1785.

Judith Groshong, born about 1765.

                                Jeremiah Groshong, born about 1771, died 5/17/1858.

                                John Groshong, born about 1784.

                                Samuel Groshong, born about 1786.

                                Jacob Groshong, born about 1790.

                                Abraham Groshong, born October 1797.

 

 

NB                          Johann Heinrich

                Johann Heinrich was born 4/13/1745 and baptized 4/28/1745 at Christ Church, Stouchsburg, by Rev. Johann Casper Stoever. 

 

NC                          Anna Margaretha

                Anna Margaretha was born 10/14/1748 and baptized 10/30/1748 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster.

 

ND                          John George

                John George (twin of Frantz Bastian - see entry below) was born 8/21/1753 and baptized 6/20/1754 at Christ Church, Stouchsburg.  Sponsors were Frantz Bastian Brossman and Maria Catherine Keiserin.

                Pennsylvania Archives, 5th series, volume VII, pages 36 and 823, refer to a George Kistler of Lancaster county.  This may be John George (ND). 

 

NE                          Frantz Bastian

                Frantz (Francis) Bastian (twin of John George - see entry above) was born 8/21/1753 and baptized 6/20/1754 at Christ Church, Stouchsburg.  Sponsor was Justina Brossmannin. 

                In September 1776, in Buffalo township, Northumberland county, PA, Francis enlisted in the militia.  He enlisted with his brother, Frederick Kistler.             

                About 1813, Francis was in Harrrison county, KY, where he was joined by his brother Frederick.

                According to Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald, Francis appears to have had no children.

 


NF                           Daniel

                Daniel was born 5/27/1755 and baptized 1/11/1756 at Christ Church, Stouchsburg, PA.

                In 1783-84 and 1786-87, Daniel appears in the tax list of Buffalo township, Northumberland county, PA.  This is the same area where his brother-in-law, Jacob Grosjean, husband of Mary Magdalena (NA) was living. 

                By 1796, Daniel was in Harrison county, KY.  Sometime before 1800, Daniel's family moved from Kentucky to St. Charles county, MO.  Apparently, in all of these moves, Daniel was accompanied by the family of his brother-in-law, Jacob Grosjean.

                Daniel married Eva Sophia (born ca 1756) sometime before 1777.  Known children are as follows:

                                Daniel                                    NFA                        born 06/08/1777

                                Barbara                                NFB                        born about 1780

                                Elizabeth                              NFC                       born about 1790

 

Daniel died in Callaway township, St. Charles county, MO.

 

NFA                        Daniel

                Daniel was born 6/8/1777 at Lykens Valley, Dauphin county, PA.  He was baptized on 6/24/1777 at the Killenger Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

               

NFB                        Barbara

                Barbara was born about 1780. She married Peter Zumwalt on 10/3/1796 in Harrison county, KY (per Pat Ostwald).  The Zumwalt family accompanied Daniel (NF) when he moved to St. Charles county, MO, sometime before 1800.

 

NFC                       Elizabeth

                Elizabeth was born about 1790.  She married Henry Zumwalt (his second marriage) on 9/20/1808 in St. Charles county, MO (per Pat Ostwald; date taken from St. Charles County, MO, Marriages 1804-1854). 

 

NG                          Frederick

                Frederick's exact birth date is not known; he was born about 1760 in Lancaster county, PA. Much of the information about Frederick comes from Revolutionary War Pension Application #S161177 and from records of the War.

                In September 1776, in Buffalo township, Northumberland county, PA, Frederick enlisted to serve three months in the militia.  He enlisted with his brother, Francis (Frantz) Kistler.  In 1777, he again enlisted in Lancaster county, PA, as a substitute.  He served two months.  In 1778, he enlisted in Northumberland county, PA, and served seven months. 

                In 1781, he enlisted at Staunton, Augusta county, VA, for the duration.

                He married Catherine Roller on 1/3/1787 in Rockingham county, VA.  About 1792, he moved to Wilkes county, GA.  About 1813, he moved to Harrrison county, KY, where he joined Francis Kistler.  About 1817, he migrated to Jefferson county, IN.  In 1831, he moved to Clark county, IN, where he died 3/9/1836.  His wife died 2/20/1837.

                Known children are as follows:

               

                                Emanuel                               NGA

                                John                                        NGB

                                Susannah                              NGC

                                Frederick                             NGD

                                Solomon                                NGE

                                Samuel                                  NGF

 

 

                Revolutionary War pension file S16177 contains a petition from Susannah Giltner, Samuel Kestler and Emanuel Kestler, heirs of Frederick and his widow Catherine.  The petition is dated 4/10/1853.  Thus, it appears that Frederick's other children had died by this date.  Indeed, other sources show that John died in 1839 and Solomon in 1833.

 

NGA                       Edmond Emanuel

                Emanuel was born about 1793 in Wilkes county, GA.  About 1813, he moved with his father to Harrison county, KY.  Then, about 1817, he moved with his father to Jefferson county, IN.  He married Minta Jones on 12/23/1824 in Indianna.  LDS records show that Edmond Kistler married Minta Jones in Jefferson county, IN, on 12/23/1824; another source shows 12/23/1825.  Pat Ostwald shows the following children:  Josiah, Archie, Martha Ann, Emilette, and Charlotte.

 

NGAA                    Josiah

 

NGAB                    Archie

               

NGAC                   Martha Ann

                Martha Ann was born about 1830 in Indiana and married Jeptha Stoner (born 1826) on 10/7/1847 in Clark county, IN.  She died sometime between 1867 and 1875 in Coles county, IL.


NGAD                    Emilette

                Emilette (whose name was spelled various ways) was born 8/9/1832 in Indiana.  On 6/11/1849 in Clark county, IN, she married Daniel Stoner (born 11/12/1829).  She died 4/10/1899 on Port Rock, Atchinson county, MO.

 
NGAE                    Charlotte

                Charlotte married William Adams in 1857 in Clark county, In. 

 

NGB                       John  (B06)

                John was born about 1795 in Wilkes county, GA.  Apparently, he did not move with his father to Kentucky in 1813.  He appears to have remained in Wilkes county where he married Elizabeth Hudgens -- the date of marriage was probably 1/29/1816.  Elizabeth showed this date when, some years later, she filed a bounty land application.  Subsequently, when filing a pension claim, she showed a marriage date in October 1814.  Probably the 1816 date is correct; John and Elizabeth's first child was born about 1817.

                Sometime about 1819, John and his wife moved to Indiana.  John died 12/18/1839 in Clark county, IN. 

                In 1874, Elizabeth, his widow, filed a pension claim based on her husband's service in the War of 1812. The pension claim showed that her husband, John, had served in the Georgia militia (Captain Kendrick's Company, Colonel McIntosh's Regiment, General Jackson's Division).  John served at Washington in Wilkes county, GA, where he was drafted in March 1814 and was discharged in September 1814.  The pension claim also asserted that John married Elizabeth Hudgens in October 1814.  The pension was denied. 

                In 1874 when the pension claim was filed, Elizabeth was age 77.  Thus, she had been born about 1797 and had been about 17 years old when she married.

                The 1850 Census records for Jefferson county, IN, show the widow, Elizabeth, age 50 (born GA); son, William Kistler, age 28; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, age 27; daughter Elizabeth, age 15; and son Solomon, age 19.  The Census entry shows her son, William, as the head of the household.

               


                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that the children of John and Elizabeth are as follows:

 

                                Matilda                                  NGBA

                                Martha Jane                         NGBB

                                William                                  NGBC

                                Solomon                                NGBD

                                Elizabeth                              NGBE

 

NGBA                    Matilda

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Matilda was born about 1817 in Wilkes county, GA. 

                Matilda married four times.  She first married J. Eldridge on 11/16/1833.  She next married J. McClelland on 2/26/1842.  She then married J.W. Thompson on 8/11/1857.  She then married again, a fourth time, to E. George.

 

NGBB                    Martha Jane

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Martha Jane was born about 1818 in Wilkes county, GA.  She married Joshua Taylor on 11/7/1845; another source shows 11/7/1845.  She died in 1894 and is buried in Saluda, Jefferson county, IN.

 

NGBC                    William J.

                LDS records show that William J. Kistler married Elizabeth Hayes on 10/25/1848 in Jefferson county, IN; another source shows 10/23/1848.  The 1850 Census records for Jefferson county show William, age 28; and his wife Elizabeth, age 27; as well as William's mother Elizabeth, age 50 (born GA); sister Elizabeth, age 15; and brother Solomon, age 19.

                The 1900 Census records for Clark county, IN, show William, age 74 (born 6/1825); and Mary M., age 69 (born 9/1830).  The Census records also show that William's parents were born in Georgia and that he and his wife had been married for 29 years (i.e., married in 1871).

                From these Census data it is evident that William was rather careless about his age and that he had married twice.

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald confirm that William was born about 6/1825.  He married twice.  His first wife was Elizabeth Hayes who died 1/12/1869.  William married within the year to Mary M. Black.  William died 8/13/1901.

 

NGBCA John T.  

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that John T. was born about 1852.

 

NGBCB                 Samuel H.

                 Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Samuel H. was born about 1854.  He married Nancy Horner on 9/19/1880.

                The 1900 Census records for Guthrie county, Iowa, show Samuel, age 45 (born 3/1855); Nancy, age 42 (born 7/1857); Jesse, age 18 (born 6/1881); Oliver, age 17 (born 4/1883); Eddie,


age 14 (born 6/1885); Stella, age 13 (born 1/1887); Mandie, age 11 (born 9/1888); and Ray, age 5 (born 5/1895).

 

NGBCC                Worcester Jester

                LDS records for Clark county, IN, show that Worcester Jester Kistler was born 7/1856, the son of William and Mary M. Kistler.  This is, undoubtedly, an error -- Worcester Jester would have been the son of William and his first wife, Elizabeth.  Refer to the entry above for William (NGBC); note that William's first wife was Elizabeth Hayes -- the 1900 Census data shows that William apparently did not marry his second wife, Mary, until 1871. 

                LDS records for Jefferson county, IN, show that Worcester Jester married Mary Ann Black on 8/24/1881. 

                Apparently, Worcester Jester moved to Illinois; LDS records for Bureau county, IL, show that Worcester Jester Kistler and his wife had two children (born in 1882 and 1884).  Later, he must have relocated back to Indiana; LDS records for Jefferson county, IN, show that Worcester Jester Kistler and his wife had three children (born in 1892, 1895, and 1899).

 

NGBCD Mary J.

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Mary J. was born about 1859.

 

NGBCE                 Martha Elizabeth

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Martha Elizabeth was born about 1861.  She married Azor Charles on 7/3/1879 in Clark county, IN.  She died before her father.

 

NGBCF                 Andrew Jackson

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Andrew Jackson was born about 1863.  The 1900 Census records for Jefferson county, IN, show Jackson, age  37 (born 9/1862), his wife of twelve years, Nettie, age 32 (born 3/1868), and son John, age 10, (born 1/1890).

 

NCBCFA              John

                John, age 10 (born 1/1890) is shown in the 1900 Census for Jefferson county, IN, in his father’s household. 

 

NGBCG                Willian M.

                 Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that William M. was born about 1865 and that he married Luvenia Brandon on 11/29/1881. 

 

NGBCH Infant

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that that William and Mary were parent to an unnamed infant daughter born 1/3/1867, died same day.

               

NGBD                    Solomon

                The 1850 Census records for Jefferson county, IN, show Solomon, age 19, in the household of his brother, William (NGBC).                 Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Solomon married twice.  He first married Sarah Ann Rankins on 10/24/1850.  Apparently they were divorced in the late 1860s or early 1870s.  On 10/5/1875 he married Eliza Gobin, a widow. 

                The 1860 Census records for Andrew county, MO, show Solomon, age 30; Sarah, age 31; daughter M.P., age 8; James R., age 7; Martha, age 5; William F., age 3; and mother Elizabeth, age 61 (born GA).

                The 1870 Census records for Andrew county, MO, show Sarah, age 38; Mary, age 18; James, age 17; Martha, age 15; Frank, age 11; Lizzie, age 9; and Charley, age 6.  I cannot locate a Census record for Solomon himself in 1870.

                The 1880 Census records for Andrew county, MO, show Sarah, age 46, a "widow" in the household of her son, James (NGBDB).

                The 1880 Census records for Livingston county, MO, also show an entry for Solomon Kistler, age 41 (sic); wife Eliza Ann, age 32; step-daughter Unis Gobin, age 10; step-daughter Lodina Gobin, age 7; Tony Kistler, age 4; and John Kistler, age one month.  The Census records also show that Solomon's parents were born in Georgia. 

 

NGBDA                 Mary (M.P.)

                Mary, age 8, appears in her father's household in the 1860 Census records for Andrew county, MO.  At age 18, she appears in her mother's household in the 1870 Census records for Andrew county, MO.  She married David H. Allison.  She died 8/21/1904.

 

NGBDB                 James Risley

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that James Risley was born about 1853 and married Amanda J. Faulkner in 1876.  He died in Colorado before 1900.

                James, age 7, appears in his father's household in the 1860 Census records for Andrew county, MO.  At age 17, he appears in his mother's household in the 1870 Census records for Andrew county.  The 1880 Census records for Andrew county show James, age 26; Amanda J., age 23; daughter Ollie (this is in error, should be son Ulla), age eleven months; mother Elizabeth, age 46; and brother Charles, age 14.

 

NGBDBA              Ulla V.

                Ulla, age eleven months, appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Andrew county, MO (he is erroneously shown as “Olive”, a daughter).  He married Jane Tollman on 3/29/1899 in Weld county, CO. 

                The 1900Census records for Weld county, CO, show Ulla V., age 21 (born 7/1878), wife Jane D. (born 5/1878), and son Charles W. (born 1/1900).

 

NGBDBB               Charles

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Charles was born 12/8/1881 and died 6/30/1885.

 

NGBDBC              Frederick

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Frederick was born 11/23/1885.  He married Molly Weidenkeller in 1907.  He died 6/24/1938.

                The 1900 Census records for Weld county, CO, show Frederick, age 15 (born 11/1884), as a farm laborer in the household of Dan Armstrong. 

 

NGBDBD              William Warren

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that William Warren was born 10/2/1892 and died 11/11/1951. 

                The 1900 Census records for Weld county, CO, show William, age 8 (born 10/1891) (sic), as the step-son to Charles Johnson and his wife, Amanda.  Undoubtedly, Amanda is the widow of James Kistler (NGBDB).

 

NGBDC Martha

                Martha, age 5, appears in her father's household in the 1860 Census records for Andrew county, MO.  At age 15, she appears in her mother's household in the 1870 Census records for Andrew county, MO.

NGBDD Frank (William Frank)

                Frank, age 3, appears in his father's household in the 1860 Census records for Andrew county, MO.  At age 11, he appears in his mother's household in the 1870 Census records for Andrew county.

 

NGBDE                 Elizabeth

                Elizabeth, age 9, appears in her mother's household in the 1870 Census records for Andrew county, MO.

 

NGBDF                  Charles

                Family records show that Charles was born 9/2/1864 or 1867 in Missouri and that he died 3/8/1927 in Boulder, CO.

                Charles, age 6, appears in his mother's household in the 1870 Census records for Andrew county, MO.  At age 14, he appears in the household of his brother James (NGBDB) in the 1880 Census records for Andrew county, MO. 

                The 1900 Census records for Boulder county, CO, show Charles, age 35 (born 9/1864); Grace, age 27 (born 5/1873); and three children born after 1880.  The Census records also show that Charles was born in Missouri; erroneously, the records show his parents were born in Pennsylvania (should be Indiana).

 

NGBDG Tony

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that “Toney” married Milla Simmons on 4/11/1895. 

                Tony, age 4, appears in the 1880 Census records for Livingston county, MO, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Erath county, TX, show Tony, age 23 (born 3/1877); his wife Milla age 22 (born 3/1878); Annie, age 3 (born 6/1896); Alfred, age 1 (born 7/1898); and Tony’s mother-in-law, Linda Simmons, age 40 (born 5/1860).  The Census records show erroneously that Tony was born in Texas (he was born in Missouri), and that his parents were born in Missouri (his father was born in Indiana, his mother in Missouri).

 

NGBDGA              Annie

                Annie is shown on the 1900 Census in her father’s household.

 

NGBDGB              Alfred

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that William Alfred was born 7/1/1898.  He is shown on the 1900 Census in his father’s household. 

 

NGBDH John  (Noah)

                John, age one month, appears in the 1880 Census records for Livingston county, MO, in his father's household.

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that “Noah” was born 5/30/1880.  He married Mollie Gipson in 1899.

 

NGBDI                   Doney (Donnie)

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show that Doney was born ON 9/12/1886.  He married Nina and subsequently lived in Carter county, OK.

 

NGBE                    Elizabeth

                Elizabeth, age 15, appears in the 1850 Census records for Jefferson county, IN.  LDS marriage records for Clark county, IN, show Elizabeth "Kishler" married George Davis on 6/16/1854. 

 

NGC                      Susannah

                Susannah was born about 1796 in Wilkes county, GA.  About 1813 she moved with her father to Harrison county, KY.  In Kentucky, she married Andrew Giltner in January 1817.  About that time, too, she and her husband moved with her father to Jefferson county, IN. 

 

 

NGD                       Frederick

                Family records provided by Mrs. Patricia St.Clair Ostwald show Frederick (NGD) as a possible son of Frederick (NG).  It appears that he was born about 1800 in Georgia and married Sarah McCoy on 12/19/1822 in Missouri (per Pat Ostwald; date taken from St. Charles County, MO, index to marriages and wills).

 

NGE                       Solomon

                Solomon was born about 1803 in Wilkes county, GA.  About 1813, he moved with his father to Harrison county, KY.  Then, about 1817, he moved with his father to Jefferson county, IN.  He married Nancy Cain on 3/9/1829.  He died in August 1833 in Clark county, IN.

 

NGF                       Samuel

                Samuel was born about 1805.  He was blind, and he never married.

 

 

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