III.1 Catholic Line
The catholic family line in Westphalia / Hesse-Nassau was founded by migrant Carl Hutsteiner from Budweis, Czech republic. He immigrated to Martinsthal around 1670. Martinsthal was part of the so called Rheingau, a county where socage and villeinage had been abolished. After the pestilence in 1670 Martinsthal consisted only of 59 houses with 130 inhabitants in 1671.
Carl Hutsteiner’s son Johann Adam Hutstein, who was born in Neuhäusel, Slovakia, became a shepherd and the forefather of the catholic line family members.
Another known member of the catholic line of Hutsteiners in Westphalia/Hessen-Nassau was Johann Adam’s son Philipp Jacob Hutstein, the forefather of a large family with generations of shepherds and one guy – Martin – who migrated to the UK years later after the Napoleonic wars. Philipp Jacob was a convert, i.e. he converted from Lutheran religion to Catholicism.