George Frederick Rester
Born about 1730 in Baden Durlach, Germany.
Son of Johanne Adam Rester and Elizabeth (Bouch) Rester.
Served in the Revolutionary War.
Died August 3, 1795 in Bulloch County, Georgia.
"George Frederick Rester came to America from Durloch, Germany sometime prior to December 7, 1755, the date of his marriage, which is the first record located of him in this country. As no records of other family members have been found, it is believed that he came alone. He settled in Purysburg, South Carolina, which is just northeast of Savannah, Georgia, on the east side of the Savannah River. He married Mary Margaret Mengersdorf on December 7, 1755 in the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church at Ebenezer, Georgia, just across the river from Purysburg. He was a plantation owner, owning approximately 900 acres of land and 15 slaves. He served as Second Lieutenant in a Militia Company formed just prior to the American Revolution." (This information from Jewell Mitchell.)
"Great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandma Rester"
Mary Margaretha Mengersdorff
Born about 1736 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina.
Daughter of Jorg Mengersdorff and Janet Ottalia (Riger) Mengersdorff.
Died about 1797. Place unknown.
George and Mary were married on December 7, 1755 in Effingham County, Georgia. They had the following children:
- Christina Rester, born about 1758.
- Elizabeth Rester, born about 1760.
- George Frederick Rester, Jr., born May 16, 1765.
- David Rester, born July 16, 1766.