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Elizabeth Kuster (Cassell)

Also Known As: "Custer"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kaldenkirchen, Nettetal, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: January 08, 1728 (58)
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Johannes Yelles Peter Cassel, III and Mary Kassell
Wife of Johannes Kuster
Mother of Jacob Custer; Christiana Custer; Arnold Custer; John Kuster; Margaret Dewees and 11 others
Sister of Arnold Cassel; Hans Peter Cassel; Mary Elizabeth Cassel and Sarah Dawes

Occupation: Keeping House
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About Elizabeth Kuster

Elizabeth Kuster Cassell

  • Elizabeth Cassell (Johannes Cassell2, Julius Cassell1) was born 1670 in Kriegsheim, Palitinate (Germany), and died 8 Jan 1728 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • January 14th, 1686, sold his land to Dirck Sipman, and had little to do with the emigration; Sipman selected as his attorneys here at various times Hermann Op den Graeff, Hendrick Sellen, and Van Bebber, all of whom were Mennonites; and Jan Streypers was represented also by Sellen, was a cousin of the Op den Graeffs, and was the uncle of Hermannus and Arnold Kuster, two of the most active of the early Pennsylvania members of that sect. - https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Historical_and_biographical_sketches/01_Settlement_of_Germantown

Spouse

  • Elizabeth Cassell married Johannes Custer on October 31 1692 in Abington, Pennsylvania USA, son of Paulus Kuster and Gertrude Doors. He was born Dec 1670 in Crefield, Rheinland (Germany), was christened Dec 1670 in Evangelical Reformed Church, Kaldenkirchen, Rheinland, Preussen (Germany), and died Aug 1740 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1692. Marriage Place:Montgomery, Pennsylvania, Residence Date: on Image 31 Eighth 1692, Residence Place: Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Spouse: John Custer, Event Type: Marriage Intention Monthly Meeting, Abington Monthly Meeting Historical Meeting Data: Abington Monthly Meeting Yearly Meeting,Philadelphia Yearly Meeting,Meeting State, Pennsylvania, Meeting CountyMontgomery Household Members, Name: John Custer & Elizabeth Castle - https://www.geni.com/photo/view/6000000001134984707?album_type=photos_of_me&photo_id=6000000087203257977&position=0
  • White's book: Pages 26-27; It has "married the 8th month and 31st day, 1692", which in that year, the 8th month is October, in the old style of dating. (Not August, as is current new style dating). It also cites source as Hunt's book, page 592, which is the account written by William Ferguson Kester. Other page in Hunt book, is 303, which has Abington Monthly Meeting records as source. The Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends source, has date as 8th month, 31st day, 1692.

Children of Elizabeth Cassell and Johannes Custer are:

  • # Jacob Custers was born Dec 1687/1688 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • # Christiana Custers was born Jan 1691 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • # Arnold Custers was born 1692 in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  • # Samuel Custers was born Aug 1693 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvanis, and died 21 Dec 1751. He married Ann Thomas 5 Dec 1747.
  • #Johannes Custers was born 9 Aug 1693 in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and died Feb 1760 in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Hood 1717. She died May 1769.
  • #Custers was born Aug 1694 in Robertson Township, Pennsylvania.
  • # Margaret Custers was born Oct 1694 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and died ABT 1754.
  • # Rynier Custers was born Jul 1696 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, was christened 26 Jul 1696 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and died 1762 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • # Mary Custers was born May 1700 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and died 24 Apr 1758 in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  • # Hermanus Custers was born Jan 1703 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and died ABT 1763 in Bradford, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  • # Paul Kester was born 1706 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died ABT 1745 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • # Peter Custers was born 1708 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and died 14 May 1759 iHunterdon. New Jersey.
  • # Arnold Custers was born ABT 1711, and died 2 Aug 1753. He married Rachel Coffing 28 Apr 1737.
  • # Abigail Custers. She married William Browning 21 Jan 1747/1748.
  • # Dorothy Custers. She married Daniel Tool 8 Apr 1744.
  • # Charity Custers. She married Uriah Humbell 17 Aug 1735.


Biography

Elizabeth Cassell was born about 1672 in Kriegsheim, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany. She was the third of five children born to Johannes Casell at age 33 and possibly Mary Graeff at 29 years old. She arrived in the New World on the ship Jeffries with her father and siblings on March 20, 1686.

The Pound and Kester Families complied by John E Hunt states, “The minutes of the Abington monthly meeting of Friends show that 'Johannes Custer' was married August 31, 1692, to Elizabeth Cassell. She was a daughter of Johannes Cassell or Kassell, a weaver who came to Germantown with his family from Kresheim, Germany, in 1686. The records of the same meeting also show that 'Johannes Kosters' and Elizabeth, his wife, had a son, John, born at Bristol, June 9, 1693, a daughter, Margaret, born at Germantown, August, 13, 1694, and a son, Rynier, born at Germantown May 26, 1696, and the records of births of this meeting from 1697 to 1730 are lost, but it is known they had a son Hermanus, born the November 2, 1703, and a son Paul, born about 1706, and probably a son Peter, the date of whose birth is unknown. This marriage record is extremely hard to read. It is the October 31, 1692, Abington Monthly Meeting Minutes from the U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 collection. The actual marriage is recorded in the Abington Monthly Meeting Minutes, dated 31: 8th m 1692, which states that they “having declared their Intentions of Marriage with each other before two Monthly Meetings . . .” What Hunt didn’t take into account is that in 1692, the 8th month was October, not August. This also affects the months the children were born — John was born in Bristol Township in August; Margaret was born in Germantown in October; Rynier was also born in Germantown, but in July; and ancestor Hermanus in January of 1703/04. Unfortunately, this researchers has not found birth records for the other children. It should be noted that our ancestry follows down from both Hermanus and Paul, as their children married. Some researchers say there were other children — a daughter Christiana, born March 15, 1691/2, before the marriage; Samuel on October 1, 1693; and Jacob born February 1, 1697/98. This researcher has not found any documentation for these children.

Some researchers say Elizabeth Cassell Kester died on January 8, 1728, and is buried in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But information contained in her son, Hermanus Kester’s October 3, 1732, marriage record makes this death date impossible. On that date he produced his mother's written consent to the marriage

Research Notes

White's book: Pages 26-27; It has "married the 8th month and 31st day, 1692", which in that year, the 8th month is October, in the old style of dating. (Not August, as is current new style dating). It also cites source as Hunt's book, page 592, which is the account written by William Ferguson Kester. Other page in Hunt book, is 303, which has Abington Monthly Meeting records as source. The Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends source, has date as 8th month, 31st day, 1692.

"Johannes married Elizabeth Cassell on 31 August 1692 at the Abington Meeting of Friends. Johannes lived in Germantown and in Bristol Township. Johannes Koester and Elizabeth Koester were witnesses to a Marriage Certificate the 2nd month 14th day 1694. Johannes Koster brought suit and recovered from Johannes Pettinger three shillings for an assault which was filed in court, at Germantown, 11th month, 19th day 1694. Johannes made a gift of three pounds to German Friends in need the 10th month, 25th day, 1699. He died sometime during the summer or fall of 1708 since the Philadelphia Administrations, Book B, page 70, shows that 23 October 1708 "Elizabeth Custers", a widow of Germantown, with Arnold Cassell of Philadelphia County, and Thomas and Peter Shoemaker of Germantown as bondsmen on a bond for two hundred pounds, was appointed administratrix of the estate of "Johannes Custers". The inventory, amounting to ninety-five pounds, was dated the 10th month, 11th day, 1708 (the documents pertaining to the administration of the estate and the inventory are now missing from the Philadelphia County records). On 3 August 1709, "Johannes Kosters" son and heir, and "Elizabeth relict" of "Johannes Kusters dededent" of Philadelphia County, conveyed by deed to Daniel Falkner, land in Springfield, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Johannes and Elizabeth had at least six children:" [3]

References

"Castor Association Of America". The association was founded in 1983. An association of genealogy family members in the surname lines of Caster, Castor, Custard, Custer, Gerster, Kaster, Kastor, Keister, Kester, Kiester, Kistard, Kister, Koester, Koster, Kuester, Kuster, Kustard and Kusterd. The Castor Association of America (CAOA) applies part of its efforts to searching for our foreign origins in order to better understand the earlier cultures abroad. This provides a deeper appreciation of the struggles and accomplishments of our ancestors. The Association publishes the results of its findings so that more people may share in its knowledge. CAOA also encourages informal regional and local gatherings of members to meet one another and learn more about their common history and the CAOA.

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Elizabeth Kuster's Timeline

1670
1670
Kaldenkirchen, Nettetal, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1687
December 1, 1687
Age 17
Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1691
January 15, 1691
Age 21
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
1692
1692
Age 22
Tinicum, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
1693
June 9, 1693
Age 23
Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
1694
March 13, 1694
Age 24
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
August 1, 1694
Age 24
Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
1696
November 26, 1696
Age 26
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania, United States
1700
March 1, 1700
Age 30
Plumstead, Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania