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Notestein Seyb

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Date: 1722 [unknown]
Location: Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvaniamap
Surname/tag: Notestein, Seyb
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There has been quite a bit of family history collected over the years. In one of the packets belonging to Verne and Evelyn Notestein, it contained correspondence with other people around the country and it was discovered that as early as 1914 Stella Notestein (who was roughly 16 years old at the time) was asking Notesteins living in Pennsylvania if they knew the origin of her grandfather Andrew. Her and her pen pal kept in touch as late as 1957 but no one was able to find information on Andrew's family during that time.

Interestingly, even Charles knew very little about his father's family. All his siblings died at an early age, so any knowledge the oldest brother Winfield would have died with him in 1898.

Jon and John Notestein both provided some family charts that finally connected the family branch Andrew came from.

Below is just a summary of information.

Click each link to discover additional detailed information about our family members

Photo Generation Name Born In Age Summary Children
1st Jonas Nothstein
Mary Heckert
Bahlingen, Emmendingen, Freiburg, Baden, Germany Immigrated to American Colonies in 1772 and had 10 children. It was said he fought in the American revolution, but no concrete evidence to support that yet. In one of the letters sent by Stella's pen pal, she mentions that Jonas left Germany because Lutherans were persecuted fom the Catholic church They had 10 children;
1. Rebecca
2. Mary
3. Jacob
6. Jonas
7. Barbara
8. Peter
9. David
10. Samuel
2nd Jacob Notestine
1. Sarah Harsh
2. Susanna Ridenour
Pennsylvania, United States 60 Married Sarah Harsh in Pennsylvania and had 8 children. Moved to Canaan, OH in early 1830's. Sarah died in 1836 and Jacob married Susanna Ridenour in 1838. 1. Delilah
2. Jonas
3. Heinrich
4. Catharine 5. Levi
6. Andrew
7. Mary
8. Barbara
3rd Andrew Notestein
Mary Hotchkiss
Andrew-Pennsylvania, United States Mary-New York Andrew-75
Married in 1844 and moved around several times. They lived in Salem, IA; Missouri, Minnesota, then back to Missouri. They had 5 children. Andrew was an inventor and Farmer. 1. Winfield Scott
2. Elizabeth Iola
3. William R
4. Mary E
5. Charles O
4th Charles O Notestein
Annie Power
Both Charles and Annie were born in Missouri. Charles in Clark county and Annie in Arbela Charles-62
They lived mostly in Missouri with a brief time in Arcadia, NE. Charles owned a livery business and farmed; he then bought a peach orchard in Palisade, CO 1. William Earl
2. Nellie Blanch
3. Stella M
5thWilliam Earl
Maude Cunningham
Both William and Maude were born in Missouri; William in Memphis and Maude in Arbela. William-83
They lived in Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Texas and back to Iowa. William and Maude suffered plenty of hardship. Maude suffered 9 years with ulcers that ultimately ended her life short. Their youngest, Eloise, caught pneumonia that later institutionalized her for the remainder of her life. 1. Juanita Ruth
2. Annie Earlene
3. Leslie Verne
4. Mary Madeline
5. Carrie Eloise
6th Mary Madeline
1. Leo Seyb
2. Earl Magoon
Madeline was born in Arbela, MO and Leo was born in ?? Madeline-85
They had ? children and ? grand-children

Notable Family (or otherwise interesting family facts)

Photo Name Event What Happened
Levi Notestine Death in the family Levi outlived many of his family. He had two daughters die as toddlers. His oldest son died from battle wounds in the civil war (more below). Two of his sons worked for the railroad and both died in train accidents (more below). He outlived two wives.
William Finley Notestine Civil War Hero William somehow had demonstrated leadership when he enlisted in the 11th Missouri infantry regiment; since they enlisted him as a sergeant. After 2 years when he reenlisted, his records say he was already acting sergeant major. After 6 months he was given a commission, jumping two junior officer ranks, to captain. His heroics have been recorded in a couple books, but he led a literal uphill charge against a rebel fort and captured it. He was then shot by a sniper in the leg and eventually succumbed to his wound,
James R Notestine Train Accident James fought alongside his brother in the 11th Missouri infantry unit during the civil war. After the war he went to work for the railroad. All that is found to date is that on December 31st of 1889 he died of shock as a result of a train accident. No details of the accident has been found.
Horace G Notestine Train Accident Horace is also a son of Levi and half brother to William and James. Horace worked as a locomotive engineer and met his fate when a rod broke and caught on a railroad tie forcing his train over the side of a bridge he was crossing. The train hit the bottom and exploded killing he and the fireman instantly. He was 62.
Andrew Notestein Inventor Andrew received two U.S. Patents for inventions.
Andrew Notestein & Mary Hotchkiss Died Young Most of Andrew and Mary's children died young. Only 3 made it to their 50's and 2 made it to early 60's. Also, several grandchildren never made it their 50's.
George W Notestine Arrested George W was the son of Henry and cousin of our ancestor Andrew. Henry had moved his family from Ohio to Kirksville, MO. In 1873 his son George owned a billiard room and he was approached by a man where he could get something to drink. George said he did not know, but said he could find some. He then went to the drugstore and bought medicated whiskey for the gentleman. He gave the man his change then was arrested for selling intoxicants without a license. https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/JudicialRecords/Detail.aspx?id=202502
Florence Notestine Doctor Florence was the daughter of George W Notestine and also lived in Kirksville, MO (no profile set up for her yet). She was born in 1870 and was inspired by her maternal grandfather to become a physician. She became a prominent osteopathic physician in Missouri
Wallace G Notestein Peace Negotiator Wallace was a prominent historian at the University of Minnesota. When the armistice was declared at the end of WWI he was invited by the U.S. State Department to be an advisor during the peace conference due to his extensive knowledge of Germany
Col James Notestein War Crimes Trial James was a career infantry soldier and by WWII he was a commanding officer of an infantry regiment during the Italian campaign. After the war James was invited to sit in as a member of the first war crimes trial conducted after the war. On trial was German general Anton Dostler who had executed American prisoners of war.
Raymond Notestein B-17 Bomber Pilot Raymond's B17 was struck by a German ME-109 fighter on his 7th bombing mission. The collision broke the aircraft in two and all the airmen in the tail section perished, that included the tail gunner, waist gunners and ball turret gunner. The top turret gunner was also killed. Raymond ordered the co-pilot to have the crew bailout while he remained at the controls to keep the damaged aircraft as steady as possible. He died trying to save his crew. Only 4 airmen of 10 survived.

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