Ancestral File (R)REPO: @R01@
_Joseph BEARDSLEY ______+ | (1634 - 1712) _Ephraim BEARDSLEY __| | (1675 - 1748) m 1708| | |_Abigail Phoebe DAYTON _ | | |--DAVID BEARDSLEY | (1712 - ....) | ________________________ | | |_Mehitable OSBORN ___| (1682 - ....) m 1708| |________________________
 Their daughter Sarah was born in Stratford, Fairfield co., CT abt1743, and their daughter Lucy was born before 1750 in New Milford,Litchfield co., CT. (according to the LDS IGI)--so this shows thatthey moved in the mid-1740s.
 From LDS IGI records.
 from LDS IGI records.
_____________________ | _George D. MOSHER ___| | (1840 - 1900) | | |_____________________ | | |--Edna Blanche MOSHER | (1873 - 1930) | _David STULL ________ | | |_Charlotte STULL ____| (1840 - 1900) | |_Lydia ______________
 Edna's father was b. NY and her mother was b. NJ, from 1900 censusinfo.
_JONATHAN NICHOLSON _ | _Joshua NICHOLSON ________| | (1778 - 1865) | | |_____________________ | | |--Mary NICHOLSON | (1801 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Rebecca HANYAN \HENNION _| (1777 - 1859) | |_____________________
On September 12, 1734 the ship "St. Andrew" dropped anchor in theDelaware River off the
Port of Philadelphia. A British flag topped the mast; the ship wasunder the command of Captain John Stedman and had left Rotterdam onJune 18, 1734.
Two brothers are shown on the passenger list of the St. Andrew as HansMartin Treyster and
Frederick Treyster. Hans Martin was ill upon arrival. Hans Martin andFrederick, and several of the families including Ulrich Spies andfamily, with whom the Treasters were traveling aboard the St Andrew,eventually found their way to the German settlement on the TulpehockenCreek, at that time in Lancaster County, but later incorporated intoBerks County when the latter was erected in 1752.
The exact area in Europe from which the Treasters emigrated is notknown. That they were from the region drained by the upper Rhine andits tributaries is almost certain. They were German speaking people,now referred to as "Palatines". Many of the early settlers in Betheland Tulpehocken Townships of Berks County, Pennsylvania were fromWurttenberg and Zwiebrucken areas. Although it would seem natural theTreasters and Spies would settle among people with whose customs anddialect they were familiar, this is not conclusive evidence theTreasters or Spies were from one of these two areas.
In Aug. 1739, Martin Treaster received 201 acres of land inTulpehocken twp.
"Evangelical Lutheran Congregation down at the Tulpehocken nearby theNorthkill. In it are recorded the children baptized in this Churchand Congregation, as well as those regularly joined in matrimony from1730 on, derived in part from other church records and in part takenfrom my own manuscripts, and collected in this book, and to becontinued by me, John Caspar Stoever. Done and executed in the yearof our Lord 1742."--From these records we learn that to MartinTreaster and his wife (name of wife not given) was born a son JohnMartin on March 2, 1743. The child was baptized March 14, 1743.Apparently he was the first "Treaster" born in America. Sponsors forthe child were Ulrich Spies and wife who accompanied Martin andFrederick on the voyage from Europe. In 1746 Reverend Stoeverrecorded the birth of a second son to Martin and his wife. He wasgiven the name John Michael, born November 18, baptized December 21,1746. The sponsors were Michael Axah and wife who later owned landadjoining the property of Martin on Little Swatara Creek. Also, AnnaElizabeth born June 18, 1753, baptized July 11, 1753.
Sponsors Nicolas Haeffner and wife. The next birth records of theTreaster family occur in the archives of the Host Reformed Churchlocated a few miles south of Rehrersburg, Berks County. From theserecords we learn that both Martin and Frederick had daughters baptizedin 1748.
Martin's child was named Anna Margaret after her sponsor Anna MargaretKantner. Frederick's daughter was named Ann Elizabeth after hersponsor Ann Elizabeth Spies. Ann Elizabeth Spies was the daughter ofUlrich Spies, shown on the passenger list of the St. Andrew as MariaElizabeth Spies. The Treasters next affiliated with the Zions, orBlue Mountain Church, located near present day Strausstown, UpperTulpehocken Township, Berks County. Here by 1750 Martin was inattendance, and from the records of this church we know that Martin'sson George was baptized on August 11, 1751, sponsors were GeorgeDollinger and wife. Jacob, son of Martin, born within the period1750-1756, but no record has been found of his birth.
Martin sold the 260 acres he warranted in 1766 to Peter Hosterman in1778 for eight hundred pounds. Hosterman resold the property toFrederick Miller whose descendants maintained ownership into thetwentieth century. The compiler of the "History of the Susquehannaand Juniata Valleys" in writing about this tract more than a hundredyears after Martin acquired
it, stated: "This valuable farm is situated three miles west ofSelinsgrove on the public road to Middleburg. As a traveler leavesPawling Station on his way to Selinsgrove he will behold to his leftthis fertile and attractive land. When first settled it was a denseforest with sturdy oaks and lofty pines, but through the energy andtoil of the ancestors it has become a spot of unusual attractiveness."
_____________________ | _Chalon WALMSLEY ____| | (1857 - ....) m 1891| | |_____________________ | | |--Floyd WALMSLEY | (1892 - ....) | _Samuel S. STEVENS __+ | | (1835 - 1900) |_Annie STEVENS ______| (1872 - ....) m 1891| |_Jane SMITH _________ (.... - 1880)