Looking for the cemetery for my gggfather Johannes Hester

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My grandfather Johannes Hester was born in Hanover, Germany in 1738. He and his family immigrated to Philadelphia in 1771. He died in Greene County,PA  in 1785.  His wife was Magdalena Ire. She died in 1800 in Greene County, Pa.  John Hester
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John Lawrence Hester

Birth 1738


Death 1785 (aged 46–47)

Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA

Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried in Greene County Pennsylvania
Memorial ID 92694857 · View Source

Member of the Lutheran Church in Greene County Pennsylvania.

Born in the Kingdom of Hannover Germany about 1738. He and his wife Mary Margaret and three children emigrated to America in 1771. They took a ship at Amsterdam and arrived in Philadelphia. Not being able to pay for their passage which was $300, he and his family were sold into servitude for a period of 6 years to pay off the debt.

The Hester family was treated with great cruelty by their master but towards the end of the first year, kind friends loaned them the money to procure their redemption, but the cruel master would not reduce the claim one cent on account of the year's service already performed.

History and genealogy of the descendants of John Lawrence Hester and Godfrey Stough 1752-1905 compiled by Martin M. Hester. Published 1905 by s.n.] in [Norwalk? Ohio . Written in English.
Thank you for the quick reply.  I have a copy of the "Hester-Stough" book you reference written by Martin Hester.  I also have a huge amount of data for Johannes Hester and his family.  If I can be of help with your genealogy please let me know.  John Hester

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