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Michael Feuerstein1

b. circa 10 June 1757

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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Note*   Michael's age is contested. While there is no record of a baptism for him in the church records in Berg, May people give his birth as 10 Jun 1750. The Orphan's record dated 1 Jul 1768 lists his age as 11 which would date his birth as 1767 and if the day and month previously gven are correct , his birth date would be 10 Jun 1757.

Russell was more interested in the first generation of the Firestones and did not follow many of the children and what records we have of Michael ends in Frederick Co., MD. He doesn not seem to be found in census records but there is a record on World Connect that includes a wife and children.

ID: I8857
Name: Michael FIRESTONE
Given Name: Michael
Surname: Firestone
Sex: M
_UID: 8936D3192B6CDD4483C6532A4432EE38C537
Change Date: 4 Jan 2005 1
Birth: 10 JUN 1750 2
Death: Y

Father: Hans Nicholas FIRESTONE b: 25 MAR 1712 in Berg, Elsas Province, Germany
Mother: Anna Catherina NUNNENMACHER b: 2 AUG 1711 in Berg, Elsas Province, France

Marriage Susanna GEARHART

i. Joseph FIRESTONE b: 8 SEP 1814
ii. Sofia FIRESTONE b: 2 NOV 1815 in Washington County, Maryland
iii. Michael FIRESTONE b: 5 JAN 1818

The 1820 census does have a Susannah Firestone in washington Co., MD with children but no husband, presumed deceased.

Susanah Firettom, [Susanah Firestone], [Savanah Frietton]
1820, Election District 2, Washington, Maryland
Enumeration Date:      August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:      2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:      3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:      1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:      2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:      1
Free White Persons - Under 16:      7
Free White Persons - Over 25:      1
Total Free White Persons:      9
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:      9

This suggests there were other children besides Joseph, Sophia and Michael who are found in later census records, Joseph in Lake Co., Indiana (Michael may be living with him in 1850) and Sophia who married a George Hartman or Hurtman and stayed in Washington Co. More research is needed to verify this.

From Russell's Firestone Genealogy (1993):
Michael Firestone, youngest son of Nicholas and Cathanina (Nunnenmacher) Firestone, was born circa 1756, probably in Lancaster, County , Pa ., and was 11 years old when his brother-in-law John Stiffler was appointed his guardian at York County Orphans Court 1 June 1768. A member of the Dutch [Reformed] Church, Michael Firestone served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain John Hubley's Company, Lt. Lambert Cadwalader's Third Pennsylvania Battalion, pay roll dated 1
September 1776, muster roll dated Philadelphia 24 February 1781, and undated list made at Fort Washington. Michael settled in Frederick County, Maryland, before 1781, where he leased US-acre lot number 23 in Daniel, Dulany'S Monocacy Mall or, located on present Dublin Road northeast of Devilbiss Bridge in Woodsborough District. Michael was among the tenants who lost their leases when Dulany's property was confiscated and auctioned. On 10 October 1781 lot number 23 was purchased by Dr. Pindell for £750.

Michael is not further traced. 
Birth* circa 10 June 1757  Lancaster Co., PA1 

Last Edited 3 Apr 2016

  1. [S658] Firestone Family of Frederick Co. MD (1993), George Ely Russell.

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