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Ancestors of Esther Garber Nissley


Generation No. 7


      64. Martin Nissley, born 1723 in Mt. Joy township, Lancaster county; died 1779 in Mount Joy, PA. He was the son of 128. Jacob Nissley and 129. Mary Funk. He married 65. Anna Snyder Abt. 1744.

      65. Anna Snyder, born 1724; died 1756.
     
Children of Martin Nissley and Anna Snyder are:
  i.   Jacob Nissley, born 1745; married Miss Detwiler
  32 ii.   Martin Nissley, Jr., born 1747 in Mount Joy, PA; died June 3, 1799 in Mount Joy, PA; married Barbara Reist Abt. 1773.
  iii.   John Nissley, born November 21, 1750; died October 22, 1819; married (1) Gertrude Shearer Abt. 1778; born June 24, 1754; died July 16, 1792; married (2) Elizabeth Neff Abt. 1794; born December 18, 1757; died August 18, 1815.
  Notes for John Nissley:

      "JOHN NISSLEY was ordained [as deacon] about the same time that Preacher Jacob Hershey was ordained for his duties. Both served the Mt. Joy-Kraybill community, and by a strange coincidence Bro. Nissley died only 15 days after the death of his worthy colaborer. He passed away October 19, 1819, at the age of 69. These two men ministered together for 30 years." (Taken from Mennonites of Lancaster Conference, by Martin G. Weaver, 1931, p.194.)

  iv.   Anna Nissley, born 1752.
  v.   Barbara Nissley, born 1754.
  vi.   Fannie Nissley, born 1756.


      66. Peter Reist, born October 5, 1726; died April 22, 1789. He was the son of 80. Peter Reist and 81. Anaclore Boyer. He married 67. Anna Reiff Abt. 1746.

      67. Anna Reiff, born Abt. 1725.

Notes for Peter Reist:

      "PETER REIST was buried in Reist Cemetery at Fontana Heights, Lebanon County. He married ANNA REIFF. On a visit to Lancaster County she fell sick, died, and was buried there. Upon the death of Peter's father [also named Peter Reist], for some reason or other Peter refused to take his father's farm and it passed to his brother John. Peter settled in South Annville Township, Dauphin County, now Lebanon County, where, in addition to 220 acres already bought from his brother John, he obtained a warrant for 40 acres of land 11 April 1754. Upon this tract Peter built a stone house about 1760. In 1892, when the house was torn down, the walls were still in good condition. Peter Reist had been drafted for the army that was to take part in Braddock's ill-fated expedition against Fort Duquesne; but, as he was married, his brother Jacob took his place. Only one bit of news ever came to the family of the fate of their brother. Jacob was employed as a wagoner. When Braddock's army, or what was left of it, began to retreat, the wagoners were ordered to cut the traces and make their escape as best they could. An eyewitness reported that Jacob was shot from his horse while trying to escape." (Taken from Peter Reist of Lancaster County & some of His Descendants, by Henry G. Reist, 1933, p.19; out of print.)
     
Children of Peter Reist and Anna Reiff are:
  33 i.   Barbara Reist, born 1747; died June 3, 1799; married Martin Nissley, Jr. Abt. 1773.
  ii.   Anna Reist, born Abt. 1749; married John Landis; born Abt. 1749.
  iii.   Elizabeth Reist, born Abt. 1751; married Jacob Stauffer; born Abt. 1751.
  iv.   Peter Reist, born March 5, 1757; died December 5, 1804; married Catherine Hostetter; born Abt. 1757.
  v.   John Reist, born April 28, 1761; died January 6, 1824; married Elizabeth Rupp Abt. 1783; born February 18, 1760; died November 4, 1849.


      68. John Krebiel, born Abt. 1700; died Abt. 1755 in Mt. Hope township, Lancaster county.

Notes for John Krebiel:

      "JOHN KREBIEL came to America about 1754 from the Palatinate, embarking from Rotterdam with 3 sons: Peder (age 30), John (19) and JACOB (12). They probably landed in Philadelphia, and were brought to Lancaster County as indentured servants. They settled in or near Mt. Hope Township. John probably did not live too long, or acquire much, as records do not indicate this. His oldest son, Peder, evidently did not have any descendants. John Jr. settled in Snyder County. JACOB, the youngest, stayed in the area and was the progenitor of many Kraybills." (Taken from History of the Kraybill Family in America, by Spencer L. Kraybill, 1972, p.113; out of print.)
     
Children of John Krebiel are:
  i.   Peder Krebiel, born 1724; died 1777; married Anna; born 1737; died 1784.
  ii.   John Krebiel, Jr., born August 18, 1735; died February 18, 1806 in Snyder county; married Barbara Daradinger; born May 19, 1737; died May 18, 1829.
  34 iii.   Jacob Krebiel, born 1743 in Switzerland; died December 27, 1810; married (1) Barbara Kilheffer Abt. 1770; married (2) Elizabeth Delabaugh Abt. 1778.


      80. Peter Reist, born Abt. 1700 in Switzerland; died 1743. He was the son of 160. Hans Reist and 161. Barbara Ryser. He married 81. Anaclore Boyer 1723 in Germany.

      81. Anaclore Boyer, born 1700 in Switzerland; died Aft. 1763.

Notes for Peter Reist:

      "PETER REIST was the son of Hans and Barbara Ryser Reist, who were living at Durrenroth, Canton Berne, in 1690. There were other children in the family, all born at Durrenroth: Ulrich, Barbara, Hans, Casper and Maria. Although the births of 5 children of Hans and Barbara are recorded, there is no record of Peter's birth. He may have been born before 1690 or after 1699 when his parents were in exile. We know neither the place nor date of his birth. We do know, however, that he lived at Rheinturkheim, in the Bishopric of Worms [Germany], that he was a citizen of the place, and that he had taken thither some of his property. In 1723 he was in the Canton of Berne to obtain what property of his remained there and to get his share of the estate of his brother Hans, who had died about 2 years before. At this time, too, he gave up his Bernese citizenship. On October 15, 1723, he got a passport at Sumiswald which shows that on November 29, 1723 he was at Montbeliard. He came to [America] probably in 1724. We know little about the appearance or character of Peter Reist. His passport is not carefully filled out, as it gives no description of the bearer; the space after age, height, hair are blank. Tradition says the boat on which he crossed the ocean sprang a leak, and the passengers were called on to give up clothing to calk the ship. On reaching America they had hardly any clothing left. Peter settled on land near KISSEL HILL at LITITZ, Lancaster County." (Taken from Peter Reist of Lancaster County & some of His Descendants, by Henry G. Reist, 1933, pp.6-8; out of print.)

  Notes for Anaclore Boyer:

      "You have noticed that the name of Peter Reist's wife was ANACLORE. The name was not the same as Anna Clara. The name Anaclore, our first Reist mother in America, appears a score of times upon records that have been preserved. Some of them were written by her own hand, and in every instance they are spelled alike, appearing in one word and never in two. Without a doubt her name was Anaclore, which was not a Swiss German name, but rather a French name. From 1720 to 1740, while Swiss-German Mennonites migrated to America, many French Huguenot families came with them. They were also fleeing from persecution, and they settled upon lands among each other. They were friendly toward each other, and their young people frequently intermarried. We have other evidences that lead us to believe that Peter Reist's wife was a French Huguenot's daughter." (Taken from Peter Reist of Lancaster County & some of His Descendants, by Henry G. Reist, 1933, p.14; out of print.)
     
Children of Peter Reist and Anaclore Boyer are:
  i.   Peter Reist, born October 5, 1726; died April 22, 1789; married Anna Reiff Abt. 1746; born Abt. 1725.
  Notes for Peter Reist:

      "PETER REIST was buried in Reist Cemetery at Fontana Heights, Lebanon County. He married ANNA REIFF. On a visit to Lancaster County she fell sick, died, and was buried there. Upon the death of Peter's father [also named Peter Reist], for some reason or other Peter refused to take his father's farm and it passed to his brother John. Peter settled in South Annville Township, Dauphin County, now Lebanon County, where, in addition to 220 acres already bought from his brother John, he obtained a warrant for 40 acres of land 11 April 1754. Upon this tract Peter built a stone house about 1760. In 1892, when the house was torn down, the walls were still in good condition. Peter Reist had been drafted for the army that was to take part in Braddock's ill-fated expedition against Fort Duquesne; but, as he was married, his brother Jacob took his place. Only one bit of news ever came to the family of the fate of their brother. Jacob was employed as a wagoner. When Braddock's army, or what was left of it, began to retreat, the wagoners were ordered to cut the traces and make their escape as best they could. An eyewitness reported that Jacob was shot from his horse while trying to escape." (Taken from Peter Reist of Lancaster County & some of His Descendants, by Henry G. Reist, 1933, p.19; out of print.)

  40 ii.   John Reist, born September 20, 1728; died December 27, 1812; married Elizabeth Longenecker Abt. 1753.
  iii.   Barbara Reist, born 1730; married Christian Snyder; born Abt. 1730.
  iv.   Anna Clara Reist, born 1732.
  v.   Jacob Reist, born 1734; died July 9, 1755.
  Notes for Jacob Reist:

      "Died unmarried 9 July 1755 in Braddock's Expedition against Fort Duquesne." (Taken from Peter Reist of Lancaster County & some of His Descendants, by Henry G. Reist, 1933, p.15.)

  vi.   Abraham Reist, born February 4, 1737; died February 4, 1813; married Elizabeth Metz; born April 25, 1739; died September 1, 1810.
  Notes for Abraham Reist:

      "He lived on the upper tract of his father's original patent. In addition to farming, Abraham Reist engaged in distilling. This was quite profitable, but he discontinued it later, and it was his desire that none of his sons should engage in the business. Abraham enjoyed a wide acquaintance for that day, and he entertained lavishly. His house was the headquarters for all strangers who visited the neighborhood, and travelers, businessmen, peddlers, and drovers were always sure of a welcome under his roof. His circle of acquaintances grew because of his frequent trips to Philadelphia. He had the reputation of having the finest horses that drew the conestoga wagons between Lancaster and Philadelphia." (Taken from Peter Reist of Lancaster County & some of His Descendants, by Henry G. Reist, 1933, p.25.)

  vii.   Christian Reist, born 1740; married Barbara Whitmore
  Notes for Christian Reist:

      "Christian had a farm of 185 acres in Warwick Township, and, having no children, he willed his property, both personal and real, forever to his wife, Barbara, who lived some years longer." (Taken from Peter Reist of Lancaster County & some of His Descendants, by Henry G. Reist, 1933, p.15.) .


      82. Christian Langenecker, born Abt. 1703; died 1759. He was the son of 164. Ulrich Langenegger, Sr. and 165. Feronice. He married 83. Anna Barbary Abt. 1728.

      83. Anna Barbary, born Abt. 1706.

Notes for Christian Langenecker:

      "CHRISTIAN came to America in 1729 and settled in Donegal in Lancaster County. It appears that he was born around 1703. He married Anna Barbary. Christian was a preacher in the Mennonite Church. He died intestate sometime in the first half of 1759, for on June 5, 1759 his son, Peter, petitioned the Orphans Court to value his 500 acres of real estate in Donegal Township. The land was valued at 780 pounds." (Taken from Pitchforks & Pitchpipes, by Esther Mae Longenecker Hiestand, 1990, p.8.)
     
Children of Christian Langenecker and Anna Barbary are:
  i.   Ann Longenecker, married Peter Reist
  ii.   Jacob Longenecker
  iii.   John Longenecker
  iv.   Maria Longenecker
  v.   Peter Longenecker
  41 vi.   Elizabeth Longenecker, born January 7, 1732; died January 7, 1806; married John Reist Abt. 1753.
  vii.   Christian Langenecker, Sr., born March 16, 1738; died April 16, 1814; married Anna Kauffman; born 1740; died 1812.
  Notes for Christian Langenecker, Sr.:

      "CHRISTIAN was born on March 16, 1738 and died April 16, 1814. He married Anna Kauffman. Anna died in 1812 aged 72. He made out his will on March 14, 1812 and it was probated on April 29, 1814. Christian and Anna are buried in Bosslers Cemetery." (Taken from Pitchforks & Pitchpipes, by Esther Mae Longenecker Hiestand, 1990, p.8.) .


      88. John Brubaker, born 1719 in PA; died April 9, 1804. He was the son of 176. Hans Brubaker and 177. Anna. He married 89. Maria Dohner April 30, 1751.

      89. Maria Dohner, born October 3, 1728; died June 21, 1802. She was the daughter of 178. Michael Tanner.

Notes for John Brubaker:

      "John, though born in this country about 1719, desired to return to Switzerland for a wife, but his father would not give his consent. After his father died, John did go to Switzerland and returned to Philadelphia on September 9, 1749, with Maria Neicomer/Newcomer as his bride. John also brought with him a cousin, Abraham Brubaker, the ancestor of the Indiantown Brubakers. John's father owned 400 acres of land in Brubaker Valley, north of Lititz, and John received half of this. However, John's joy did not last long because Maria died in 1750. Originally she was buried on the farm, but her remains were later moved to a small farm cemetery along the Brubaker Valley Road about 1/2 mile east of Route 501. This is the oldest known marked grave of a Brubaker in the country. John married again, this time to Maria Dohner/Tauner. He died in 1804. He and his second wife, as well as others of the family, are also buried in the same small cemetery as his first wife. He and his second wife had 10 children." (Taken from "The Brubakers and Their Lands in East Hempfield Township" by Landis H. Brubaker, in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1982.)
     
Children of John Brubaker and Maria Dohner are:
  i.   John Brubaker, born 1752; died 1783; married Anna Eby
  ii.   Anna Brubaker, born 1753; died 1830; married John Moyer
  iii.   Christian Brubaker, born Aft. 1753; married Susan
  iv.   Maria Brubaker, born July 6, 1756; died July 12, 1827; married Johannes Bar; born June 9, 1750.
  44 v.   Jacob Brubaker, born June 11, 1758; died August 31, 1793; married Susanna Erb 1781.
  vi.   Abraham Brubaker, born 1760; died 1762.
  vii.   Magdalena Brubaker, born 1761; died 1832; married John Bruckhart
  viii.   Elizabeth Brubaker, born 1764; died 1803; married Christian Martin
  ix.   Veronica Brubaker, born 1766; died 1824; married John Bomberger
  x.   Barbara Brubaker, born 1768; died 1846; married Abraham Martin


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