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Joseph Hiester
Birth: Nov. 18, 1752
Berne
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1832
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman and Governor. After attending the local schools he engaged in the mercantile business until the Revolutionary War. He entered the war as a captain and was promoted to colonel and elected as a major general after the war. For a brief time he was held as a prisoner of war by the British. He was a member of the constitutional convention that ratified the Federal Constitution on February 12, 1787. For 14 years he was a representative in the state congress and then four years in the state senate. In a special election he was elected to the Fifth Congress to fill a vacancy and reelected to the next three terms of Congress. He resigned from the Congress in 1820 when he was elected as Governor and served until 1824. He was originally interred in the burying ground of the Reformed Church before reinterment to this location. (bio by: Tom Todd) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Hiester (1708 - 1757)
  Maria Barbara Epler Ruth (1732 - 1809)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Witman Hiester (1750 - 1825)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Hiester Spayd (1772 - 1833)*
  Rebecca Hiester Muhlenberg (1781 - 1841)*
  Isaac Hiester (1785 - 1855)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Hiester (1752 - 1832)
  Anna Maria Ruth Hain (1768 - 1832)**
  Daniel Ruth (1774 - 1827)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Charles Evans Cemetery
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 27, 2002
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