Eggert Family Genealogy
Johannes Gerst, Pastor
Birth: before 1561 Münchhausen (am Christenberg), Hessen-Kassel, Germany
Death: after 1624 Husum?, Nienburg/Weser, Hannover, Germany
Father: Matthias Gerst, Pastor ( +>1584)
Married Katharina (*1555 +1636 Elnhausen, Hessen-Kassel, Germany)
1. Caspar Gerst, Pastor (*c1590 Elnhausen, Hessen-Kassel, Germany +1664 Husum, Nienburg/Weser, Hannover, Germany)
2. Wilhelm Daniel Gerst, Pastor (*1600 Elnhausen, Hessen-Kassel, Germany +1670 Erda, Hessen-Kassel, Germany)
Or Gerstius, Gerstinus. He studied in Marburg, was admitted in 1572 and immatriculated in 1573. He was pastor in Elnhausen, just west of Marburg, 1588–1606. About Jacobi 1606 he was removed from his position because he
refused to sign the so-called "Vier Verbesserungspunkte", imposed by the Calvinist Landgraf Moritz von Hessen-Kassel. He lived as a private citizen in Schweinsberg 1606–1608, then from Lent 1608 until 1619 he served as pastor in
Leusel, near Alsdorf, in Hessen-Darmstadt. He was the first pastor in Leusel (and for many years thereafter the only such pastor), and served Altenburg also. At first he continued to live in Schweinsberg, even though it was a
three-hour trip each way. Later he lived in Leusel in a house no better than a stable; the parish had refused to build a more suitable parsonage. He also served as teacher at that time. In 1619 he became pastor in Bernsburg (to
which Arnshain was affiliated), where he continued to serve until 1624, when he retired. He was to have served again in Elnhausen starting 1624, when the area became Lutheran again, but he resigned in favor of his son Wilhelm
HUSUM says that he served as pastor in Estorf (Kreis Nienburg/Weser) after 1624, but there was no church in Estorf at that time. Perhaps the source HUSUM was relying upon really was referring to Hessen rather than Estorf.
LORENZMEYER gives his birth date as 1563 and his death date as 1628.
Sources: PHANSLP(Volume: 1, Page: 552), HUSUM, HUSUM2(Page: 116), AHESSPF(Page: 101,446,494), ZHG1869(Page: 175), HassSacrI(Page: 444), HassSacrII(Page: 252,261,280,301,303), REFHESS(Page: 73), AHG1899(Page: 546,549,553), ANTRIFT(Page: 745), BPFARRG(Page: 59), WORLDC(Database: m2abrybenson, ID: I1035), TEXTOR(ID: I1118), LEUSELB(Page: 11), AHNENT1800, EPCON, ELNH775(Page: 528, 543), GERST1(Teil: 2, Page: 105), LORENZMEYER(Page: 4, ID: 36g)
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