Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

* The Neidig/Huffman/Testerman Family Home Page*

Updated July 30, 2005

I have been researching for some time the history of the Neidig, Huffman, and Testerman families, ancestors on my mother's side. Help has been received from many sources.

We are descended from Adam Neidig, originally from Switzerland, who arrived in Philadelphia, along with his brothers Leonhart and Daniel, in 1754.

Adam's great granddaughter, Susan Neidig, married Gabriel Huffman. He was a descendant of a George Huffman,who was born in Augusta County, Virginia in about 1745. There are many Huffmans/Hoffmans, and although it is certain that they came originally from Germany, no one has yet been able to place definitely the ancestor of George Huffman, our ancestor. Some believe that he was part of those of Green and Washington Counties, PA. Others believe he came from families in Maryland, but to date there is nothing to document his origins.

My grandmother was Eda Huffman (daughter of Gabriel), who married Francis Marion Testerman. He was the great-grandson of Thomas Stephan Testerman who arrived in America in about 1773 and fought in the Revolutionay War, then homesteaded in Ashe Co., North Carolina. No one has been successful in finding where he came from, but family information says it was from Germany.

By checking the various links you can find information about the three branches of the family. Some have notes, a few have photographs. For a more detailed description, check the "Book" section.

I am willing to share information with others of like interest, and will be glad to receive new information from any who have it.

Esther Lenora Megill
266 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801-1218
United States

Edit Your Page

My Family History




Family Photos

  • John Neidig (17 KB)
    April 10, 1765- January 11, 1844
  • Sue Neidig Huffman (29 KB)
    Probably taken at time of Golden Wedding Anniversary. This photo is in the Religious Telescope, Vol. 83, #22, May 30, 1917, p. 9.
  • Francis Marion Testerman (14 KB)
    August 17, 1864-March 22, 1936
  • Eda Testerman (11 KB)
    Eda Huffman Testerman September 27, 1870-August 14, 1942
  • Gabriel M. Huffman (11 KB)
    February 27, 1843 - January 14, 1932 Husband of Sue Neidig
  • Lenora Pearl "Pearl" Megill Abt. 1955 (7 KB)
    August 15, 1897 - April 10, 1980 Wife of Harold R. Megill Mother of Esther Megill
  • Elizabeth Powers Testerman/Jacob (13 KB)
    Jacob Testerman shown in picture. From "Testerman-Shields," p. 128 in "Newton Co. Families," by Dorothy L. Beauchamp, in Neosho, MO Genealogy Library.
  • Cousins (27 KB)
    B: Keith Megill, Don Megill M: Kenneth Megill,

Family Tree Maker Reports and Trees

Created with Family Tree Maker

The content shown on this page has been submitted by a customer, and is not subject to verification by Neither nor its affiliates are responsible for the accuracy of any information contained on this page. The opinions expressed on this page are the author's alone and not the opinions of

Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009