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Birth:About. 1644 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany 1
Death:28 Jan 1707/08 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
Sex:M
Father:Aret-Arnold Kuster b. About. 1606 in Wolfskug, Germany
Mother:Catharine Von Haren b. About. 1613 in Wolfskug, Germany
  
Spouses & Children 
Getrude Theisson Doors (Wife) b. About. 1648 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
Marriage: 16 OCT 1668 in Reformed Church, Kaldenkirchen, Germany
Children: 
  1. DescendantsArnold Custer b. 9 Jun 1669 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
  2. DescendantsJohannes Koster b. 12 Dec 1670 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
  3. Matthais Kuster b. Before. 12 Jun 1672 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
  4. Reynier Kuster b. Before. 2 Dec 1674 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
  5. Margaret Kusters b. About. 1675
  6. Anna Kuster b. 26 Dec 1677 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
  7. Eva Kusters b. About. 1681
  8. Hermanus Streypers Kuster b. 19 Oct 1681 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
  9. Catrin Kuster b. 9 Mar 1686/87 in Kaldenkirchen, Germany
  10. Elizabeth Kuster b. About. 1679
 
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Notes 
Individual:
"PAUL KUSTER*, emmigrant ancestor of the Custard family of Upper Bucks County, was a Mennonite who came from Crefeld, Germany and settled in Germantown about 1683. It is somewhat uncertain whether he came on the Concord with the thirteen original settlers or soon afterward. He was accompanied by his wife Gertrude, who was a sister of Wilhelm Streypers, who came from Kaldkirchen, a village in Germany between Crefeld and the border line of Holland.

Paul Kuster took a more or less active part in the government of Germantown. He served as a committeeman of the municipality 10 mo. 2, 1700, and was overseer of fences 11 mo. 5, 1706. He was a mason by trade. He died 11 mo. 28, 1707-08, leaving a noncupative will, declared on his deathbed. His widow Gertude survived him only a few days. Their three sons, Johannes, Arnold and Hermanus came with their parents from Crefeld."

Source: Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, p. 95.

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Germantown, PA Year: 1691-1693
Primary immigrant: Kusters, Paulus
Accompanying family members: Wife Gertrud Doors; Son Johannes; Son Reiner; Daughter Elisabeth; Son Hermann; Son Matthys; Son Arnold
Permanent entry number: 1370576
Source publication code: 6199
Source publication page number: 6
Source publication: NIEPOTH, WILHELM. "Die Abstammung der 13 Auswanderer von Krefeld nach Pennsylvanien im Lichte niederrheinischer Quellen." In Die Heimat: Zeitschrift fuer niederrheinische Heimatpflege, Jahrg. 24 (1953), pp. 2-9.

"THE CUSTER FAMILIES
BY MILO CUSTER
ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE FAMILY NAME

The family name Custer is of Teutonic origin, and in its various forms of Custer, Kuster, Coster, Koster, C"ster, K[ ]ster, etc., is now common to many families in Holland, Germany, and America. The English meaning of the name is "a sacristan" and the family or individual who first used this surname probably held that office in some Catholic church in western Germany or Holland in mediaeval times. The first instance of the use of this name in any form, so far as I have been able to learn, was that of LAURENS COSTER (or KOSTER), the reputed inventor of printing in Haarlem, Holland. (A. D. 1370?-1440). In the year 1535 during the Inquisition, PIETER KOSTER, a Menonite preacher who had formerly been sacristan of what was then the Roman Catholic church of Oost Zaandam, Holland, was condemned by the Roman Catholic authorities and executed at Amsterdam because of his religious beliefs. An early instance of the Hollandish form "De Custer" i. e. "The Sacristan," is that of HARTMAN DE CUSTER. (1573). Another early example of the use of this name is that of SAMUEL COSTER, the noted Dutch dramatist and physician of Leyden, Holland. (1579-1662).

PAUL KUSTER.
(ANCESTRY UNKNOWN)

In the year 1684, PAUL KUSTER, (or KšSTER) a farmer and mason by occupation, his wife Gertrude (Streypers) Kuster, a native of Kaldenkirchen, in the Rheinland; with their children, ARNOLD, HERMANUS, JOHANNES, and ELIZA, emigrated from Crefeld, Germany, along with twenty-eight other emigrant families from Crefeld and other neighboring towns, and settled at Germantown, Pennsylvania. These families formed the second German colony who settled at Germantown. The first colony of thirteen families landed at Philadelphia, Oct. 6, 1683. They were Mennonites and were under the leadership of Franz Daniel Pastorius, who was both their pastor and school-teacher,

The church organization founded by these pioneer German emigrants is still in existence. Its records contain an entry of the attendance at communion of Arnold and Hermanus Kuster, under date of May 23, 1708.

The first church building in Germantown, a log structure erected about the year 1700, was torn down and replaced with a stone building in 1770. This old stone church is still standing, and is still used as a place of worship by the Mennonites. The 225th anniversary of the first settlement at Germantown was celebrated October 6, 1908, and a monument erected there bearing the names of the heads of families who comprised the first colony. PAUL KUSTER'S name appears in a list of emigrants who left Crefeld for America in the year 1684, also in a tax list of heads of families residing in Germantown in 1693. December 2, 1700, he was chosen a committeeman of the corporation of Germantown. December 4, 1704, he purchased fifty acres of land of Henry Buchholtz, and January 5, 1706, he was appointed overseer of fences for Germantown. ARNOLD KUSTER married Elizabeth (???), and died in the year 1734. JOHANNES KUSTER (ancestor of the KESTER families) married Elizabeth Cassel, daughter of Johannes Cassel, September 30, 1692. PAUL KUSTER died at Germantown, Pa., about Jan. (???), 1708. Gertrude (Streyper) Kuster died "soon after" the death of her husband. (Authorities for data under the foregoing headings: Encyclopaedia Brittannica "Annals of Zaanland"; "Algemeen Nederlandsche Familieblad"; Braght's "Martyr's Mirror"; "The Pound and Kester Families" by John E. Hunt; the article "Krefeld in Amerika" by Prof. Alois Nieszner of New York, N. Y., in the Crefeld, Germany, "Anzeiger" of October 10, 1908, and information furnished by Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan and Rev. N. B. Grubb, pastor of the Mennonite church. Germantown, Pa. "

Source: THE CUSTER FAMILIES, BY MILO CUSTER

Paulus Kuster found in:

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Germantown, PA Year: 1683
Primary immigrant: Kuster, Paulus
Accompanying family members: Wife Gertrud Strypers; Son Hermannus; Son Johannes; Daughter Elisabeth; Son Arent
Permanent entry number: 276058
Source publication code: 1734
Source publication page number: 45
Source publication: DUTCH AND GERMAN SETTLERS IN GERMANTOWN, 1683-1709. In Krefeld Immigrants and Their Descendants (Links Genealogy Publications, Sacramento, CA), vol. 1:2 (1984), pp. 41-47.
Source annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of naturalization. Extracted from W.I. Hull's William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania (see PILI, first edition, source no. 3313).
Paulus Kuster found in:

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Germantown, PA Year: 1693
Primary immigrant: Kuster, Paulus
Accompanying family members: Wife Gertrud Streypers; Son Arent; Son Hermannus; Daughter Elisabeth; Son Arnold; Son Johannes
Permanent entry number: 2476316
Source publication code: 3313
Source publication page number: 405
Source publication: HULL, WILLIAM I. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. (Swarthmore College Monographs on Quaker History, 2.) Swarthmore, PA: Swarthmore College, 1935, pp. 395-421. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1970.
Source annotation: Two lists: "The Dutch Pioneers of Germantown, 1683," pp. 395-398; and "Dutch and German Settlers in Germantown, 1683-1709," pp. 399-421. Complete list of early Dutch and German settlers in Germantown, with places of origin given. Supplements no. 5924, Myers.

Paulus Kuster found in:

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Germantown, PA Year: 1685-1690
Primary immigrant: Kuster, Paulus
Permanent entry number: 2476315
Source publication code: 3313
Source publication page number: 397
Source publication: HULL, WILLIAM I. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. (Swarthmore College Monographs on Quaker History, 2.) Swarthmore, PA: Swarthmore College, 1935, pp. 395-421. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1970.
Source annotation: Two lists: "The Dutch Pioneers of Germantown, 1683," pp. 395-398; and "Dutch and German Settlers in Germantown, 1683-1709," pp. 399-421. Complete list of early Dutch and German settlers in Germantown, with places of origin given. Supplements no. 5924, Myers.
Paulus Kuster found in:

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Germantown, PA Year: 1685-1690
Primary immigrant: Kuster, Paulus
Permanent entry number: 276059
Source publication code: 1735
Source publication page number: 40
Source publication: THE DUTCH PIONEERS OF GERMANTOWN - THE LAND - THE PEOPLE. In Krefeld Immigrants and Their Descendants (Links Genealogy Publications, Sacramento, CA), vol. 1:2 (1984), pp. 40-41.
Source annotation: Date and port of arrival.

Paulus Kuster found in:

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Germantown, PA Year: 1685
Primary immigrant: Kuster, Paulus
Accompanying family members: Wife Gertrude; Child Arnoldus
Permanent entry number: 844084
Source publication code: 3570.1
Source publication page number: 89
Source publication: JOHNSON, MRS. ARTA F., editor. "Immigrant Ancestors." In The Palatine Immigrant. Vol. 5:1 (Summer 1979), pp. 44-46; vol. 5:2 (Autumn 1979), pp. 87-91; vol. 5:3 (Winter 1980), pp. 138-143; vol. 5:4 (Spring 1980), pp. 183-187.
Source annotation: Date of arrival with port or place of settlement, a few are date and place of first mention of residence in New World. Listings of mostly Mennonite German immigrants, the majority were from Baden-Durlach in the Palatinate

Paulus Kuster found in:

Passenger and Immigration Index, 1500s-1900s
Place: Germantown, PA Year: 1684
Primary immigrant: Kuster, Paulus
Permanent entry number: 513905
Source publication code: 2467.7
Source publication page number: 5
Source publication: "THE GERMAN SETTLERS WHO ARRIVED IN 1684." In Krefeld Immigrants and Their Descendants (Links Genealogy Publications, Sacramento, CA), vol. 1:1 (1984), p. 5.
Source annotation: Date and place of settlement. Extracted from 250th Anniversary of the Settlement of Germantown (Germantown [PA] Historical Society, 1933) and The River's Source was a Small Stream Named Germantown (David J. Smucker and Robert F. Ulle).


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Sources 
  1. Title: Virgil M. Kester III, gedcom on Rootsweb WorldConnect entitled Kester Genealogy, version updated September 4, 2003, http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ig
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