Birth: about 1590 Elnhausen, Hessen-Kassel, Germany Death: 11 Apr 1664 Husum, Nienburg/Weser, Hannover, Germany Burial: Husum, Nienburg/Weser, Hannover, Germany Religion: Lutheran Father: Johannes Gerst, Pastor (*<1561 Münchhausen (am Christenberg), Hessen-Kassel, Germany +>1624 Husum?, Nienburg/Weser, Hannover, Germany) Mother: Katharina (*1555 +1636 Elnhausen, Hessen-Kassel, Germany) Married Margrete ( +>1664 Husum, Nienburg/Weser, Hannover, Germany) Children: 1. Justus Henrich Engelbert Gersten, Pastor (*1630 +1686 Husum, Nienburg/Weser, Hannover, Germany)Notes:
In 1641 he was temporarily suspended from preaching in Husum because he withheld confession from some people without grounds, increased the confession fees, and removed some pews from the church. For four weeks the pastor in Schneeren delivered the sermons in Husum.
In 1664 he had a maid named Anna Küker.
Caspar Gerst served in Husum until his death in 1664. The superintendant from Neustadt, Jessaeus, promised him before his death to help his son become pastor in Husum, which he did.
Pastor Gerst was described as a pious, exemplary man, well founded in philosophy and theology, granted by God with a considerable talent for preaching, and well received by his congregation because of his piety.
Sources: PHANSLP(Volume: 1, Page: 552), HUSUM, HUSUM2(Page: 116), HUSUM3(Items: 1,2), GIESSOFB(ID: I70527)
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