I have the following information for Christian Oyster ...
"Settled and bought land in 1734 in the wilderness near where York, PA, was founded 15 years later in 1749. He, his wife and oldest son, Elias, were the first settlers there in West Manchester Twp. Farm owned in 1944 by one of his descendants. He is buried on this farm and the location of his grave is marked."
According to DAR Record 46012, "Christian Eyster (1710-92) served as private in the 5th company, York county troops, under Capt. Emanuel Harman. He was born in Wurtenburg [sic], died in Eysterville, York County. He was born in Germany; died in York County."
From his will (Lancaster County Courthouse: Book A1-133-August 26, 1747), "In the name of God, Amen.
I Christian Oyster being very sick and weak of body, yet of perfect mind and memory, etc., etc.
First: - I recommend my sould into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth, to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the discretion of my friends and as for my worldly substance, wherewith it has pleased God to bless me, I dispose and bequeath the same as follows: -
Item: - I give to my beloved wife Margaret all and singular my goods, chattels, lands and household stuff during her widowhood.
Item: - I will and desire if she marries another, that everything be appraised and sold and 1/3 to my wife; other 2/3 to my children.
I appoint my wife Margaret sole Executrix."
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