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. 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.