Mott Hester Jr.
My 1st cousin 3x removed
Gertrude Rhinehardt Hester
I found it interesting that Gertrude knew how to cook all sorts of German food. When I found this information out, I went right to Google to search for any articles regarding the early settlers of Catawba County, NC and indeed some of the earliest settlers were of German descent. Here's one of the links that I came across when I did that search. http://wikis.lib.ncsu.edu/index.php/Discovering_Catawba_County,_NC._How_has_life_in_Catawba_County_developed_through_time%3F
More to come from this branch of the family later in the week.