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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
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Catharina Unknown b. circa 1735
Children  1. Susan Firestone b. a 1764
  2. Eve Firestone b. a 1764
  3. John Firestone
  4. Margareth Firestone b. c 20 Apr 1769
  5. Christiana Firestone b. c 1778, d. 1804
  6. Magdelena Firestone b. 1 May 1783
  7. Mary Magdelena Firestone b. c 1786, d. 5 Mar 1865
  8. Johann Michael Firestone b. b 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. It is believed this is not true and the Reynolds Kellison was male and married Joseph's widow.

From Russell's Firestone Genealogy (1993):
Joseph Firestone, second son of Nicholas and Catharina (Nunnenmacher) Feyerstein, was born at Thal 7 May 1737, and died near Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, shortly before 6 October 1792. After 1764 he married Catharina [--], presumed to be the mother of all his children.

As Joseph Feuerstein, single man, he witnessed the baptism at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in York, Pa., of a daughter of his sister Catharina Stautzenberger 26 February 1764. Joseph was named among the heirs of Nicholas Firestone of Paradise Township, York County, Pa., 1768-1770. By deed dated 3 May 1771 Joseph Firestone of Paradise Township, farmer, paid £150 to his older brother Nicholas for a 159-acre part of their late father's farm in Paradise Township. The tract was surveyed for Joseph on April 1771, and Joseph sold it to Conrad Doll for £300 on 15 June 1771. On 14 November 1771 Joseph purchased from George Smith a 128 acre tract in Cumberland Township, York [now Adams] County, Pa. Of Cumberland Township, yeoman, Joseph sold the tract to Robert Bigham on 8 January 1780. In 1780 he was taxed in Cumberland Township for 100 acres, three cattle, and two horses.

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. He was taxed for personal property in the First Battalion of Loudoun County in 1787 (four horses, ten cattle), 1788 and 1789 (five horses). On 1 March 1789 he leased 100 acres in Loudoun County, which tract he obtained by a judgment of award.

On 6 October 1792, Joseph having died in Loudoun County, his estate was inventoried by Thomas Taylor, Adam Shover, and Isaac Richie, with an appraised value of £151.16.0, including £60 for his "place, lease for 2 lives." By deed dated 1 January 1795, John McBright, administrator of Firestone's estate, conveyed to Peter Richey Joseph's 100-acre leased lot for £137; witnesses: Adam Shover, Reynolds Kellison, John Houldbridge, and Isaac Richie. At Loudoun County Court 12 April 1796 John McBride, administrator, filed his account of the estate of Joseph Firestone, listing £109.15.2 "amount of the sale" [auction], including 24 sh. paid by Runals Callaston (for a hog and a saddle), and leaving a balance of £31.16.10"to be paid to Runals Kellison who intermarried with the widow Firestone, which we have agreed to be her right as she brought no charge for keeping and cloathing the children.

The widow Catharina Firestone's second husband Runnels Kellison was head of household in Middletown District #3 in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1800, he aged 26-44, with wife aged over 45, one male 16-25, one boy 10-15, and one boy under 10. In the 1810 census R. Kellison was head of family in Frederick County, he and wife aged 45 or more, with one male 16-25, girl 10-15, and boy under 10. By deed dated 26 March 1813 in Loudoun County, John, Peter, Eli, Mary, and Catherine (wife of John) Divers and John McBright, administrator of Joseph Firestone, conveyed property to Samuel Dunkin; witnesses: Reynolds Kellison, John Stoutsberger, and Isaac Richie.

Presumed children of Joseph and Catharina Firestone:
i. Margareth Feuerstein, b. ca. 20 April 1769; age 16Ys when confirmed on the Short Hill [Lovettsville], Loudoun Co., Va., 8 Oct. 1785 by the Rev. John Andrew Krug, pastor of Frederick Co., Md. Evangelical Lutheran Church.59
ii. Susan Firestone, m. John Marietta.
iii. Christiana Firestone, m. Loudoun Co., bond dtd. 7 Oct. 1799, George SeygerjSager; Reynolds Kellison, security, testified that the woman was age 21, of Shelburne Parish.
iv. Eve Firestone, m. Loudoun Co., by the Rev. John Littlejohn, Meth.-Epis. minister, 24 May 1800 Thomas Davis.
v. Magdalena Feuerstein, b.1 May 1783;bp. by pastor of Frederick Evan. Luth. Church 25 May 1783; sponsor: Margareth MacBride.
vi. Maria Firestone, b. ca. 1784-5; d. Ohio 5 March 1865 age 80y; m. by 1808 Michael Ritchie.
vii. Johann Michael Firestone, bp. New Jerusalem Luth. Church, Lovettsville, 25 June [__?__].


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.
1,2,3 
Birth* 7 May 1737  Berg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France1,3 
Baptism 12 May 1737  Berg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France1,3
Marriage* circa 1764  Principal=Catharina Unknown1 
Burial* 11 August 1790  New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA4 
Death* circa 14 January 1793  Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA4 

Last Edited 30 Apr 2016

Citations
  1. [S658] Firestone Family of Frederick Co. MD (1993), George Ely Russell.
  2. [S826] Firestone Database, Gene "Junky".
  3. [S99] Kirchenbuch, 1712-1794.
  4. [S2045] VA, Early Church Records of Loudoun Co. 1745-1800, Marty Hiatt.


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