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Johan Joseph Feuerstein1

Male
b. 7 May 1737, d. circa 14 January 1793


Father Nicholas (Hans) Feuerstein1 b. 25 March 1712, d. before 11 January 1768
Mother Anna Catharina Nonnenmacher1 b. 2 August 1711, d. circa 1760
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Family Catharina Unknown b. circa 1735
Children  1. Susan Firestone b. a 1764
  2. Christiana Firestone b. a 1764, d. 1804
  3. Eve Firestone b. a 1764
  4. Margaret Firestone b. 20 Apr 1769
  5. Magdelena Firestone b. 1 May 1783
  6. Mary Magdelena Firestone b. c 1787, d. 5 Mar 1865
  7. Johann Michael Firestone b. c 25 Jun 1790

Note*   He was baptized as Johann Joseph Feyerstein on May 12, 1737 in Berg und Thal, Berg Evangelical Lutheran Church. Witnesses to his baptism were
Joseph Nunnemacher (single son of Marcel Nunnenmacher, a farmer and juryman), Catharina Giess (single daughter of Johann Michael Giess), and Catharina
Strauch (single daughter of Johann Strauch, stone mason). On Feb 26, 1764 Joseph served as baptismal sponsor for his niece, Catharina Stautzenberger).
At that time he was a single man. Joseph was named among the heirs of his father's estate. There were family disagreements about how the estate
should be divided among the heirs. Conrad Stautzenberger was one of those who sent letters asking that the estate be divided more equitably. Joseph was
taxed in Cumberland Township, York Co., PA Many sources indicate that Catherine predeceased Joseph and that Renolds Kellison then married Joseph and
cared for his children.

He died in 1792 and on Oct 6, 1792 his estate was inventories by Thomas Taylor, Adam Shover and Isaac Ritchie. By deed dated Jan 1 1795 John McBright, administrator of Joseph's estate, conveyed to Peter Richey Joseph's 100 acre leased lot.

At Loudoun Co. court on Apr 12, 1795 John McBride, administrator, files an account of the estate of Joseph Firestone leaving money "to be paid to Runals Kellison who intermarried with the widow Firestone, which we have agreed to be her right as she brount no charge for keeping and cloathing the children."

The following sources by GeneJunky:

# Sources:

1. Title: Eighteenth Century Emigrants...: FIRESTONE: Eighteenth Century Emigrants from Northern Alsace to America, Series: Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society : v. 26, Page: page 158, entry 139, File Reference: Feuerstein, Nickell and Nicholas, Jr. of Thal
Abbrev: 18th Century Emigrants (Alsace): FIRESTONE
Author: Burgert, Annette Kunselman
Publication: Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1992
Note:
viewed 15 Dec 1997 at FHL, call number 974.8 B4pgp v. 26; copies extracted
Page: therein, parish records of Berg Lutheran Church call out birth/baptisms for children of "Nickel Feyerstein (also Feuerstein), carpenter at Thal," and his wife, "Anna Catharina nee Nunnemacher," including "Johann Joseph," b. 07 Apr 1737, bap. 12 May 1737
2. Title: Firestone Family of Frederick Co. Maryland, #01 Nicholas Firestone: Firestone Family of Frederick County, Maryland, Subject: #01 Nicholas Firestone, Volume: 9, No. 1, Page: 3-7
Abbrev: Russell (1993): #01 Nicholas Firestone
Author: George Ely Russell
Page: therein, "Children of Nicholas and Catharina (Nunnenmacher), all born at Thal [....] except the last child," [including] "Johann Joseph Feyerstein, b. 7 May 1737," cites "Parish Registers for Evangelical Church for Berg, 1712-1794, film nos. 729847 (baptisms) and 729848 (marriages and burials), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Firestone entries abstracted and translated from the German by Mrs. Trudy Schenk, A.G., Salt Lake City, 1991."
3. Title: Firestone Family of Frederick Co. Maryland, #04 Joseph Firestone: Firestone Family of Frederick County, Maryland, Subject: #04 Joseph Firestone, Volume: 9, No. 1
Abbrev: Russell (1993): #04 Joseph Firestone
Author: George Ely Russell
Page: therein, "The family then settled in Loudoun County, Virginia, where Joseph was first taxed in 1782, and where he and wife Catharina Feuerstein were members of the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church at Lovettsville, in which church several of their children were baptized," citing "Loudoun Co. Deeds, W:77-79," and "New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Records, Loudoun County, Va., 1784-1836, at Virginia State Library, Richmond, barely legible Feuerstein entries on pp. 25, 97; typescript at the Church (Lovettsville) and at Washington Co. Free Library, Hagerstown"
4. Title: Firestone Family of Frederick Co. Maryland, #01 Nicholas Firestone: Firestone Family of Frederick County, Maryland, Subject: #01 Nicholas Firestone, Volume: 9, No. 1, Page: 3-7
Abbrev: Russell (1993): #01 Nicholas Firestone
Author: George Ely Russell
Page: therein, from page 6, "Children of Nicholas and Catharina (Nunnenmacher), all born at Thal and baptized at the Berg Evangelical Lutheran Church except the last child," [including] "Johann Joseph Feyerstein, b. 7 May 1737; bp. 12 May 1737; witnesses: Joseph Nunnenmacher (single son of Marcel Nunnenmacher, farmer and juryman in Berg), Johannes Feyerstein (single son of Hanss Feyerstein, farmer and juryman in Thal), Catharina Giess (single daughter of Joh. Michael Giess (Ev.-Luth. schoolmaster in Eyweiler), and Catharina Strauch (single daughter of Joh. Strauch, stone mason in Thal)," cites "Parish Registers for Evangelical Church for Berg, 1712-1794, film nos. 729847 (baptisms) and 729848 (marriages and burials), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Firestone entries abstracted and translated from the German by Mrs. Trudy Schenk, A.G., Salt Lake City, 1991; as to the baptismal sponsor, Johannes Feyerstein, Russell notes, "Johannes/Hanss Feyerstein/Feuerstein, Jr., son of Hanss and Anna Christina, born M7 weeks early" 26 Sept. 1719; m. 9 May 1741 Anna Christine Muller (b. 22 Feb. 1720)," citing Berg Parish Church Books.
1 
Birth* 7 May 1737  Berg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berg und Thal, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France1 
Baptism 12 May 1737  Berg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berg und Thal, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France1 
Marriage* circa 1764  Principal=Catharina Unknown1 
Death* circa 14 January 1793  Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA1 

Citations
  1. [S85] Firestone Genealogy - 1957, George Ely Russell.


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