Stephen RiesterCece's great-great-grandfather
- Spouse of Carolyn Elar Riester
- Child of Dominic Riester
- Child of Catherine Beckmann
- Parent of Stephen R. Riester (November 25, 1850 - about July 23, 1917)
- Parent of Sebastian Riester (October 15, 1849 - November 2, 1878)
- ? Parent of John Riester (1862- 16 Feb. 1889)
United States Census, 1870
Name: Stephen Reister Estimated Birth Year: 1816 Gender: Male Age in 1870: 54y Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White Birthplace: Baden Home in 1870: Indiana, United States Household Gender Age Stephen Reister M 54y Caroline Reister F 41y Philip Reister M 21y Preston Reister M 20y Stephen Reister M 18y Peter Reister M 16y Andy Reister M 11y John Reister M 7y George Reister M 5y William Reister M 4y Barbary Reister F 2y
1.2 Stephen R. RIESTER
Birth: 7 Aug 1816, Baden, Germany Death: 18 Jan 1903, Daviess County, IN Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Washington, IN Occupation: Shoemaker Religion: CatholicImmigration Book for Dubois County, Indiana, (Jasper Library) has Stephan Riesterer, born 1817, and Carolina (Oehler), born 1829, from Kirchhofen; Georg Riesterer and Friederika Amalia (Oehler), born 1814, no town listed; Hubert Naegele, born 1818 , and Agatha (Riesterer), born 1822, from Kirchhofen. There is also Johann Riesterer, born 1811, no town listed.150
“Stephen Riester (1815-1903) and Caroline Ehlen Riester (1830-1901) came to the United States from Germany in 1843. They first settled in Louisville, Ky., moved to Dubois County in 1848, then settled in Daviess County, 1873. Stephen was a shoemaker by trade, but had extensive success in agricultural pursuits. They had 12 children ...”151
Louisville City Directory, 1848, Riester Stephen, shoemaker, 635 Market, b Brook and Floyd
In the 1850 Federal Census Stephen Rester, 32, shoemaker, born Germany, and Caroline Rester, 20, born Germany, are enumerated in Hall Township, Dubois County, Indiana, with Philip, 3, and Preston, 10/12, both born Indiana.
In the 1860 Federal Census Stephen Reaster, 44, shoemaker, born Baden, and Carline Reaster, 29, born Baden, are enumerated in Hall Township, Dubois County, Indiana, with Phillip, 12, born Kentucky, and Preastin, 10, Stephen, 9, Peter, 5, Andrew, 3, and Thomas, 6/12?, all the rest of the children born Indiana.
In the 1870 Federal Census Stephen Reister, 54, farmer, born Baden, and Caroline Reister, 41, born Baden, are enumerated in Brown Township, Washington County, Indiana, with Philip, 21, farmer, Preston, 20, farm laborer, Stephen, 18, farm laborer, Peter, 16, farm laborer, Andy, 11, John 7, George, 5, William, 4, and Barbary, 2, all children born Indiana.
In the 1880 Federal Census Stephen Reister, 64, shoemaker, born Baden, parents born Baden, and Caroline Reister, wife, 52, born Baden, parents born Baden, keeping house, are enumerated in Hall Township, Dubois County, Indiana, with John, son, 18, farmer, George, son, 16, Wm. H, son, 14, and Barbara, daughter, 12, at school, all children born Indiana.
In the 1900 Federal Census Steven Reister, 85, born August 1816 in Germany, parents born in Germany, married 52 years, year of immigration 1847, 53 years in the U.S., naturalized citizen, owns home, free of mortgage, and Caroline Reister, wife, 74, born April 1826 in Germany, parents born in Germany, married 52 years, mother of 12 children of whom 6 living, year of immigration 1828, 72 years in the U.S., are enumerated in Washington Township, Daviess County, Indiana, with William, son, 36, single, born January 1864 in Indiana, parents born in Germany, brick layer. Also in the household was Ervin Walters, boarder, 17, single, born Indiana, parents born Indiana, restaurant keeper.
“Stephen Riester came to the United States from Germany about the year 1843 and settled in Dubois County, this state, where he married, afterwards going to Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained a year, at the end of which time he returned to Dubois County, where he remained until 1887, in which year he came to this county, and here he spent the rest of his life, his death occurring in 1901. He was a shoemaker by trade but followed farming in Dubois County and met with considerable success in agricultural pursuits. He was a staunch supporter of the Democratic party and a member of the Catholic church. He and his wife, the latter died in 1899, were the parents of the following children: Phillip, Preston (deceased), Stephen (deceased), Henry (deceased), Peter, Andrew, Thomas (deceased), John (deceased), George, William, Barbara (deceased), and Jacob (deceased).”152
“Stephen Riester (1815-1903) and Caroline (Ehler) Riester (1830-1901) came to the United States from Germany in 1843. They first settled in Louisville, Ky., moved to Dubois County in 1848,then settled in Daviess County, 1873. Stephen was a shoemaker by trade, but had extensive success in agricultural pursuits. They had 12 children who were : Phillip (1847-1921) had 11 children. He built and operated the Riester Brick Yard for 30 years in partnership with brothers, Peter and George. Preston (1849-1878) had 3 children. Stephen (1850-1911) had 8 children. Henry (1853-1954 [sic]) Peter (1855-1936) married Fannie R. Boyles and had 14 children. They were Ada (Mrs. Seth Yarborough), Clarence, Stella (Mrs. James A. Strange), Oliver, Curtis, Evalena (Mrs. James Simpson), Inez (Mrs. Robert Boyd), Harry, Serge, Seth, Gilbert, Wilbur (married Ruth McCord and has 4 children, Ann (Mrs. Larry Newton), Peter, Jane (Mrs. Kenneth W. Fields), Marilyn (Mrs. Mark Eddy)), One infant died and was not named, Earl, Andrew (1858- ) had five children, Thomas (1860 - ) ,John (1862-1889) married Mary A. Graves and had 3 children. He was killed in a coal mine accident being hit with a piece of falling slate. His children were John (1884-1943), Edward (1886-1947), Caroline (1887-1941). She married C. Arthur McCord and had 9 daughters. ... George (1864- ) served on the City Council from 1909-1917 and was a gravel contractor, he had 7 children, William (1866-1934) had 4 children, Barbara (1868- ), Jacob (1871- ) died young.”151
1848 Louisville, KY, directory - Riester, Stephen - shoemaker, 635 Market St. /1870 Washington County, IN, census, Brown Twp. (The above from research by Jill Jones)
Spouse: Caroline AILER Birth: Apr 1826, Germany Death: 21 Jan 1901, Daviess County, IN Father: Dennis AILER (OEHLER) (-1901) Mother: Barbara KLUMP Marriage: 6 Nov 1846
Children: Phillip (1847-1921) Preston Sebastian (1849-1878) Stephen (1850-1911) Henry (1853-1854) Peter Preston (1855-1936) Andrew (1858-1927) Thomas (1860-1860) John (1862-1889) George (1864-1937) William Barbara (1868-) Jacob (1871-?)
John Riester(1862- 16 Feb. 1889)
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM B. GRAVES AND ELIZABETH OF NC AND IN
23. Mary A. Graves, b. 7 July 1862, m(1) John Reister, 4 Sept. 1883, m(2) John W. Taylor, 25 Aug. 1892, d. 18 Dec. 1936.
Mary A. Graves (23) was born 7 July 1862 in Monroe Co., IN, died 18 Dec. 1936 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN, and was buried in St. John’s Cem., Washington Co., IN. She first married John Reister, son of Stephen Reister and Caroline Ehlen, on 4 Sept. 1883, as recorded in the Index of Marriages, Daviess Co., IN, bk. 6, p. 464. He was born in 1862, and died 16 Feb. 1889 as recorded in in Index of Deaths, Daviess Co., Washington, IN, Ch. 6, p. 10. He was killed in a coal mine accident after being hit with a piece of falling slate. She married second John W. Taylor on 25 Aug. 1892, as recorded in in Index of Marriages, Daviess Co., IN, bk. 7, p. 442. He was born in March 1859 in IN. According to the Daviess Co. History, only three children (John, Edward and Caroline) are mentioned as Reister children. In the 1900 census, Daviess Co., Washington, IN, (ED 18 p. 12B), John W. Taylor, rail road laborer, and Mary are listed along with two children: Fred M. and Marie. Mary A. Taylor was the head of the household in 1910 living in Washington, IN, ED 18, sheet 1A. She was the mother of 9 children with 5 living. Unmarried sons John and Edward Reister, and Taylor childrenFred and Marie lived with her, and daughter Caroline and son-in-law Arthur McCord lived in the next household. (R‑1)
Children - Reister
105. John Philip Reister, b. 23 April 1884, d. 17 Sept. 1943. Bur. St. John’s Catholic Cem., Daviess Co., section B.
106. Edward M. Reister, b. 1886, m. Della Singleton, d. Aug. 1947.
107. Caroline Reister, b. 27 Nov. 1887, m. C. Arthur McCord, 12 Feb. 1907, d. Feb. 1941.
108. Fannie Reister
109. Ada Reister
Children - Taylor
110. Fred M. Taylor, b. Feb. 1896 (Washington, IN).
111. Marie Taylor, b. Nov. 1899, m. Edward Burget.
William Harvey RiesterSon of Sebastian, grandson of Stephen
Peter RiesterPossibly the son of Stephen
Name: Peter Reister Titles & Terms: Residence: Washington city, Daviess, Indiana Birth Date: Jan 1855 Birthplace: Indiana Relationship to Head of Household: Self Spouse: Fannie R Reister Spouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Birthplace: Indiana Father: Father's Titles & Terms: Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Germany Race or Color (expanded): White Head-of-household Name: Peter Reister Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Years Married: 10 Estimated Marriage Year: 1890 Mother How Many Children: Number Living Children: Immigration Year: Enumeration District: 0016 Page: 17 Sheet Letter: A Family Number: 356 Reference Number: 45 Film Number: 1240365 Image Number: 00770 Household Gender Age Peter Reister M Spouse Fannie R Reister F Child Ada R Reister F Child R Clarence Reister M Child Estella Y Reister F Child Oliver P C Reister M Child Curtis Rister M Child Evaline Rister F1910 Census
Name: Peter Reister Birthplace: Indiana Relationship to Head of Household: Self Residence: Washington Ward 1, Daviess, Indiana Marital Status: Married Race : White Gender: Male Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Family Number: 69 Page Number: 3 Household Gender Age Peter Reister M 53y Spouse Fannie K Reister F 39y Child Rolla C Reister M 17y Child Stella L Reister F 16y Child Oliver P Reister M 14y Child Curtis C Reister M 12y Child Evelina K Reister F 10y Child Myrtle I Reister F 8y Child Serge P Reister M 4y Child Seth P Reister M 3y1920 Census
Name: Peter Riester Residence: , Daviess, Indiana Estimated Birth Year: 1855 Age: 65 Birthplace: Indiana Relationship to Head of Household: Self Gender: Male Race: White Marital Status: Married Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Film Number: 1820428 Digital Folder Number: 4300603 Image Number: 00430 Sheet Number: 5 Household Gender Age Peter Riester M 65y Spouse Fanny Riester F 47y Child Curtis Riester M 22y Child Serge Riester M 14y Child Seth Riester M 12y Child Gilbert Riester M 9y Child Wilbur Riester M 7y Child Earl Riester M 4y8m