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Feuerstein Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Firestone Feuerstein
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Also Known As (AKA)

Firestone, Fyrestein, Fürstein, Feuererstein, Feirerstein, Feuersten, Faierstein, Fayerstein Some changed it to Firestine, some used both Firestone & Firestine

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Alsation Feuersteins

It is said that the Feuersteine (Firestone) family in Thal came originally from the Bregenz Forest, Province of Vorarlberg, in the Austrian Tyrol. Family stories say three brothers moved from Austria during the 15th century: Nicholas, Johann and Theobold Feuerstein. These families are said to have eventually settled in Alsace. In 1719 more than one Feyerstein family lived in Thal, and in neighboring Berg. These towns shared church and municipal functions and were originally erected to house early Huguenot refugees from France. Church records of the times report the village names together as "Berg und Thal." [1]

Note: Most Feuerstein males in Berg between 1712 and 1760 had some form of Johann as their first name. Most went by their middle name if they had one.

Most of the history is based on the research by Steve at Weebly and George Ely Russell's book Firestone Geneology

  • 1660, George Feuerstein was a master mason in Dehlingen
  • c.1686,Johannes Feuerstein (abt.1666-abt.1711) A possible son of George moves to Thal
  • 1711 Leonard Feyersteen, from Thal, attempted passage to the U.S. with his family (not sure if he ever succeeded)
  • 1740; Lorentz Feyersteen, son of Johannes/Hans Feuerstein of Thal, attempted passage to the U.S. (not sure if he ever succeeded)
  • 1750 Aug. 13, Pvt. John Nicholas Firestone II, from Thal, arrived in Philadelphia on the ship "Edinburgh"
  • 1753 Sept 24 Hans Nicholas Firestone aka Feuerstein 1712-1768 arrived in Philadlphia on board the ship "Peggy."
  • 1777 Conrad Feuerstein, from Thal, served in the Pennsylvania Navy in 1777
  • Georg Philip Feuerstein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Wurttemberg Feuersteins

Boenstadt, Germany

Most of the history is based on the research completed by the late Dr. Peter Feuerstein
We are looking for his research notes.

other German locations

Norka, Russia

Most of the history is based on the research completed by the late Dr. Peter Feuerstein and is part of the Norka Team which is part of the Volga German Project


Other Locations


Contemporary Notables of the name Feuerstein (post 1700)
  • Harvey Samuel Firestone 1868-1938 founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company,
  • Hugh George Feuerstein (1918-1993), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1959
  • Adam S. Feuerstein, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 16, 1998
  • Abram S. Feuerstein, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 17th District, 1984
  • Mark Feuerstein (b. 1971), American actor
  • Georg Feuerstein 1947-2012, German-American Indologist Wikipedia
  • Herbert Feuerstein (b. 1937), German comedian and entertainer
  • Bedrich Feuerstein (1892-1936), Czech architect, painter, and essayist
  • Valentin Feurstein 1885–1970 was an Austrian general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. Wikipedia
  • Feuerstein Castle


  1. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~mysong/p1682.htm

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As far as Boenstadt, Germany goes on the Feuerstein Name Study, and Dr. Peter Feuerstein. He died in 2013 -- https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112939386/peter-feuerstein.

His Family page on RootsWeb can be found at https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/125541/I00001/johannes-feuerstein/individual Tree ID: 125541. It appears that someone else has been updating this page since the last entry was made in 2019.

posted by James Blodgett
Konrad Feuerstein born 23 Nov 1806. Died 13 Nov 1854. 1.Married Elisabeth Schwindt Born 14 May 1808. Died 7 Apr 1850. Marr. 8 Feb 1827

2 Married Eva Elisabeth Fuhrer Born 9 Oct 1810. Marr 13 Nov 1851

Father - Jakob Feuerstein Born 6 Jan 1779. Died 28 Nov 1849 Mother - Ana Maria Loos Born 27 Jun 1787 Died 26 Feb 1853 Marr 28 Jan 1804

This is from the Feuerstein Chart

posted by Ronald Firestine
Hi Ronald, We have Konrad and his two wives in Wikitree. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Feuerstein-257

Can you give me a link (or book) to the Feuerstein Chart you are looking at?

posted by Richard Devlin
Some changed it to Firestine, then Firestine, and some used both Firestone & Firestine.
posted on FEUERSTEIN (merged) by Deborah (Carder) Mayes
Hi Deborah, Thanks I did not know that.
posted on FEUERSTEIN (merged) by Richard Devlin
I am looking for information on the ancestors of Josephine

Feuerstein from the northern Kentucky, greater Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County) area.Josephine was my great-grandmother, and she was born January 9, 1859 in Duerlingdorf (?) Alsace, France, and died in Newport Kentucky on November 1939.Her son Joseph (my grandfather), left records indicating that she came to the states March 26 1883, (though U.S. census records indicate she came in 1859, which could be in error).Death records state that her father was Michael Feuerstein.I know that Josephine and Joseph Riedinger married in Hamilton County, Ohio on 7/22/1885.Several of their children were baptized at St. Philomena's Church (Catholic) in Cincinnati, and later children were baptized at St. Stephen's church in Newport, Kentucky.Josephina had 6 children (at least), Phillipina (Jones), Louise (Brossart), Albert, Mary, Bertha (Ziegler), and Joseph (my grandfather). I've learned from my grandfather's notes that Josephine Feuerstein had three brothers who died in Alsace (Albert, Eugene, and Frank) and at least three sisters in the states, Philippina, Louise, and Theresa:Philippina (who married Joseph Diedenhofer), Louise (who married Frank Gillming), and Theresa (who married Jerome Murphy).They all attended St. Stephen's Church in Newport for a period, because several of their children are baptized there, and their names appear as godparents for Riedinger children, and the children of close friends. Death records for Josephine, Louise and Theresa identify Michael Feuerstein as the father. Louise's death certificate is the only one that lists a mother:Theresa Shabott. I'd be very much interested in hearing from anyone who has information on the Feuerstein family in southern Ohio/northern Ky, and who might know something about Michael and Theresa Feuerstein.

I can be reached at [email address removed]

Thanks for any information you can supply! Best, Melanie

posted on FEUERSTEIN (merged) by Richard Devlin
Nicholas (Hans) Feuerstein and Anna Nonnemacher. He was born there in 1712 and died in Pennsylvania before 1768. She was born there in 1711 and died in York county, Pennsylvania about 1760.
posted on FEUERSTEIN (merged) by Richard Devlin
Hi Richard! I just ran across this free space page. These are my 7th great grandparents.

Hans is the 7th great grandfather of Greta. Are you related to them too? Do you have any information about them?

posted on FEUERSTEIN (merged) by Greta Moody
Hi Greta, I'm not sure yet. I'm still trying to sort out all of the Feuersteins. there are a lot of trees out there that don't match up yet. I think yours is pretty good.
posted on FEUERSTEIN (merged) by Richard Devlin
My connection is through my 5th great grandparents: Philip Hileman and Susannah Firestone Hileman Dingledine. If you prefer PMing me, feel free to do so. I don't mean to clutter this up with comments.
posted on FEUERSTEIN (merged) by Greta Moody