Hermanus and Rachel Kester were Quakers, and attended the Kingwood Monthly Meeting, in Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. 
↑ 1.01.11.21.3 White, Jean M. - editor, "THE DESCENDANTS OF PAULUS AND GERTRUDE KUSTERS", The Castor Association of America, Mennonite Press, Newton, Kansas, 1991. Pages 139-140, 238.
↑ 2.02.1 Moore, James W.; Records Of The Kingwood Monthly Meeting Of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey; - Pages 10, 18, 21.
White, Jean M. - editor, "The Descendants of Paulus and Gertrude Kusters", The Castor Association Of America, 1991, 303 pages.
Wesley, Rusha - by; "Our Quaker Ancestry", 1945.
Quaker Church Records; Hamburg Monthly Meeting Records, Hamburg, New York.
Wilson family Bible; Mary Wilson original owner, Eunice Broom present owner, information from a sheet of paper within the Bible, "The transcriber of this from the original source misread the name which should have been transcribed as Hermanus. Samuel Kester-son of ??? Harmonics & Rachel Kester was born in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co, N.J. 28da 10mo 1777". - Unknown whom made this entry, possibly Joe D. Sneed or Kim Ostermyer.
Delphine, Dominique Z.; Ancestry Family Tree, www.Ancestry.com; "CABLE-BUCHER-HAWBAKER-ULERY-KESTER-PRIEST-STAFFORD-SCANLAND-PRICE-HAPNER"; Ancestry Family Trees are submitted by users, the information may have been edited or deleted since this submission.
FamilySearch. User submitted information, which may have been edited.; Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
White, Jean M. - editor, "THE DESCENDANTS OF PAULUS AND GERTRUDE KUSTERS", The Castor Association of America, Mennonite Press, Newton, Kansas, 1991. Pages 139-140, 238. Page 140; "6. Hermanus Kester, born 17, 5th month 1744; married Rachel Webster 14, 10th month 1762." Page 238; "2.5.6. Hermanus Kester, the son of Hermanus and Anne (Large) Kester, was born 17 July 1744. He married Rachel Webster 14, 10th month 1762. Rachel was born 28, 11th month 1742. Hermanus was taxed as a household in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1778. He owned one cow and one pig. His name does not appear on the 1780 tax list. The family may have moved to the Morris County, New Jersey area as their son, Richard, was married there."
Castor Association Of America The association was founded in 1983. An association of genealogy family members in the surname lines of Caster, Castor, Custard, Custer, Gerster, Kaster, Kastor, Keister, Kester, Kiester, Kistard, Kister, Koester, Koster, Kuester, Kuster, Kustard and Kusterd. The Castor Association of America (CAOA) applies part of its efforts to searching for our foreign origins in order to better understand the earlier cultures abroad. This provides a deeper appreciation of the struggles and accomplishments of our ancestors. The Association publishes the results of its findings so that more people may share in its knowledge. CAOA also encourages informal regional and local gatherings of members to meet one another and learn more about their common history and the CAOA.
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