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2801 Wills: James McCracken, 1758: Strasburg Twp, Lancaster County, PA

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Submitted courtsy of Erie (McCracken) Randall

Will written Aug. 28, 1758
Proved Nov. 20, 1758

James McCracken
Deceased
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the 28th Day of August in the Year of our Lord One
thousand Seven hundred & Fifty Eight I James McCracken of Strasburg Township
Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Farmer being sick and weak in Body but perfect
in Mind & Memory Thanks be given to God therefore and calling to Mind the
Mortallity of my Body & knowing it is appointed for all Men once to die I do
therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament, and First I recomend
my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth to
buried in Christian like & decent Maner, and touching such worldly Estate as it
has pleased God to bless me with all I give devise and dispose of the same in
the Maner and form following.

First that all my funeral Charges be duly paid off & Next I give & bequeath to
my son John McCracken all that messuage and plantation purchased from Jonas
Chamberlin lying & situate in Newberry Township in York County in Pennsylvania
the same being warranted Land.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my StepSon Gabrel Thomas my black paceing horse
branded I. H. and my largest Iron Pott.

ITEM I give & bequeath to my Son James and Daughter Jennet All that Messuage and
plantation purchased from Jonas Chamberlin lying & situate in York County in the
Township of Newberry on Connowago Creek being Deeded Land And in Case either of
the above said parties Vis. James or Jennet McCracken should die without Issue
then the sd. plantation to devolve and be the Property of the Surviver or their
Heirs.

ITEM I give & bequeath unto Jane Ramsey Wife of Thomas Ramsey a Cow & a Heffer
the Cow being the one that commonly carries the Bell.

ITEM I give & bequeath unto my Stepson John Thomas the Sum of Ten pounds
Pennsylvania Currancy to be paid twelve Months after my Decease & if said John
Thomas should die before the payment of the said Legesy it is to be equally
divided between my Children Viz. James & Jennet.

ITEM I give to my Daughter Jennet One Bed & Bed Cloaths & the Residue & Remainder
af all my Goods & Chattels shall be disposed of by my Executors & the same shall
be made Use of to pay the purchase of the above said Deeded Plantation And I
make & ordain my trusty Friends Samuel LeFever and James Wilson whole & sole
Executors and Overseers of this my last Will & Testmt. in Trust for the Intents
and purposes therein contained.

IN WITNESS whereof I the said James McCracken have to this my last Will &
Testamt. sett my hand and Seal
James McCracken (Seal)

Sealed and Delivered in presence of us William Seawight John Rankin John Strain
LANCASTER COUNTY SS. November 20th. 1758. Personally appeared before me the
Subscriber William Seawright & John Rankin Two of the Witnesses to the foregoing
Writing who on their corporal Oaths did depose and say that they were present
and did see James McCracken the Testator sign seal publish pronounce and declare
the foregoing Writing as and for his last will and Testament, and Understanding
to the best of their Knowledge & Belief.
Edwd. Shippen D. Rr.

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Sheriff Sale of property to James McCracken (miller)

NOTE: Sold Sept. 30, 1765; Sealed and delivered May 5, 1767; Recorded Mar. 7, 1768
the blank spaces in this doc were blank on the original.

1768 ROBERT McPHERSON
TO
JAMES McCRACKEN

ROBERT McPHERSON, Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of York, in the Province
of Pennsylvania, TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: GREETINGS: WHERAS,
Samuel Lefever, lately of the Court of Comon Pleas at Lancaster before the
Justices of the same Court (to wit) in the term of_______ which was in the year
of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred___________ by his plaint and by the
judgement of the same Court recovered against Jonas Chamberlain, Administrator
of all and singular the Goods and Chattles, Rights and Credits, which were of
James McCracken, deceased, who died intestate, (and as it is said) as well a
certain debt of Five Pounds, Seven Shillings and Five Pence lawful money of
Pennsylvania, which to the said Samuel by the same Court were adjusted for his
debt recovered against him as also Four Pounds for his Damages which he
sustained by occasion of the detention of that debt whereof the said Jonas is
convict &c.

AND WHEREAS by the Writ of Testaturn Fieri Facias of our Sovereign Lord the King
issuing out of the Court of Common Pleas aforesaid tested the ____day of____ in
the ____year of the Reign aforesaid and to me the said Sheriff of York County
directed I was commanded that of the Goods and Chattles, Lands and Tenements of
the aforesaid James McCracken in the hands of the aforesaid Jonas Chamberlain
unadministered I should cause to made the debt and damages aforesaid.
AND that I should have that money before the Justices aforesaid at Lancaster
aforesaid the first Tuesday of ____then next after the test of the said recited
Writ to render to the aforesaid Samuel Lefever of his debt and damages aforesd.
and that Writ &c., at which day I the Sheriff returned, that by virtue
aforesaid, to me directed of the lands and tenaments of the aforesaid James
McCracken in the hands of Jonas Chamberlain unadministered I had seized and
taken in executation an improvement and tract of land situate in Newbury
Township in the County of York aforesaid adjoyning the lands of David Copeland
and Richard Peters, CONTAINING One Hundred and Fifty Acres more or less, which
said improvement and Tract of Land remained in my hands unsold for want of
buyers.

AND WHEREAS by Writ of Venditione Exponas of our said Lord the King issuing out
of the same Court of Common Pleas aforesaid tested the eleventh day of May in
the fifth year of the Reign aforesaid and to me the said Sheriff likewise
directed I was commanded that the improvement and Tract of Land aforesaid so by
me taken in executation aforesaid and then remaining in my hands unsold I should
expose to sale and the money thereof I should have before the Justices aforesaid
at Lancaster aforesaid the first Tuesday of August then next after the test of
the said last recited Writ, to render to the aforesaid Samuel Lefever of his
debt and damages aforesd. and that Writ &c. at which day I the said Sheriff
returned that by virtue of the said Writ of Venditione Exponas to me directed
after lawful notice given, I exposed the improvement and Tract of Land Aforesaid
to sale by Publick Vendue (the same having been found on the oaths and
affirmations of twelve honest and lawful men of my Balliwick by the clear rents
issue and profits beyond all reprizes within the space of seven years not
sufficient to satisfie the debt and damages aforesd, together with Sundrie other
debts of the deceased, in the inquisition mentioned amounting in the whole to
the sum of Fourty Six Pounds Nine Shillings and Seven Pence) and the same sold
on the twenty first day of August last to James McCracken of York County,
Miller, for the sum of sixty seven pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania he being
the higest bidder, which money I had ready before the Justices aforesaid at
Lan'r: aforesaid place in the said Writ of Venditione Exponas mentioned to
render the aforesaid Samuel Lefever of his debt and damages aforesaid as by the
said Writ I was commanded as by the said Writ and my Return thereon indorsed
remaining among the files and records of the said Court at Lancaster may appear.

NOW KNOW YE That the said Robert McPherson in consideration of the afore said
sum of Sixty Seven Pounds to me in hand by the aforesaid James McCracken before
the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby
acknowledge and thereof do aquit and forever discharge the aforesaid James
McCracken his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns by these presents HAVE
granted Bargained and Sold in persuance of the said recited Writ and by force
and virdue thereof and of the Laws and Constitution of this Provience in such
case made and provided DO by these presents Grant Bargain and Sell unto the said
James McCracken and to his Heirs and Assigns...

ALL THAT the aforesaid Improvement and Tract of Land with all and singular the
Improvements Rights Members and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise
appertaining and also all the Estate Right Title and Interest whatsoever of the
aforesaid James McCracken Deceased in his lifetime and his Heirs since his
Decease of in and to the Premisses aforesaid and every part thereof.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid Improvements, Tract of Land and Premises
CONTAINING One hundred and Fifty Acres more or less and Premises hereby granted
Mentioned or Intended so to be and every part thereof with the Appurtenances
unto the aforesaid James McCracken his Heirs and Assigns to the only use and
behoof of the said James McCracken his Heirs and Assigns forever, to the form
froce and effect of the Acts of the General Assembly of this Provience in such
case made and provided.

SUBJECT NEVERTHELESS to the payment of the residue of the purchase money
interest quit rent and other reservation due and to be reserved on the same to
the Honble, the Proprietaries of the Provience aforesaid their Heirs and
Succesors.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office at
York the thirtieth day of September in the Fifth Year of the Reign of our
Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and
Ireland, King Defender of the Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord God one
thousand seven hundred and sixty five.
Robt. McPherson, Sher. (L.S.)

SEALED AND DELIVERED in the presence of us: Samson________, John Boyd.
LANCASTER COUNTY SS: Acknowledged in the County Court of Common Pleas before the
Justices at Lancaster by Robert McPherson, Esquire, High Sheriff of the County
of York. WITNESS my hand and seal of the said Court this fifth day of May in the
Seventh Year of our Reign Annoque Dom. 1767.
Edward Shippen, Protonotary (L.S.)
Recorded 7th of March 1768

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Letters of Administration

1772 PENNSYLVANIA SS.
Benjamin Chew Register General for the Probate of Wills, and Granting Letters of
Administration in and for the Provience of Pennsylvania and Counties of
Newcastle, Kent and Suffex, on Delaware.
To James McCracken of York County Greetings.
WHEREAS James McCracken late of Strasburg Township in the County of Lancaster
yoeman died having first made his last will & Testament in Writing (a true copy
whrerof is hereto Annexed) and thereof appointed Samuel Lefever and James
Wilson Executors who refused to accept the said Executorship and renounced the
same and letters of Testament annexed were granted by William Plumsted Esquire
late Register General of this Provience unto Jonas Chamberlain who also lately
died without fully administered the Goods and Chattles Rights and Credits which
were of the said James McCracken at the time of his Death within the said
Provience and Counties, by Means whereof the full Disposition and Power of
granting the Administration of all and singular the said Goods, Chattles and
Credits with the Testament annexed of the said James McCracken dec'd and
unadministered by the said Jonas Chamberlain and also auditing the Accounts,
Calculation and Reconing of the said Administration, and final Dismission from
the same to me is manifestly known to belong: I desiring that the Goods Chattles
and Credits with the Testament annexed of the said James McCracken dec'd
unadministered by the said Jonas as aforesd may be well and truly administered,
converted and disposed of to pious Uses, do hereby grant unto you the said James
McCracken. (in whose Fidelity in this behalf I very much confide) full Power by
the Tenor of these Presents, to administer the Goods, Chattles and Credits with the
Testament annexed of the said James McCracken dec'd Yet unadministered as
aforesd within the said Provience and Counties: and also to ask, collect, sue
for, levy, recover and recieve the Credits whatsoever of the said James
McCracken dec'd, which at the time of his Death were owing, or to him did in any
Wise belong and not recived by the said Jonas, and to pay the Debts, in which
the said James McCracken dec'd stood obliged so far forth, as the said Goods
Chattles and Credits will extend, according to the Rate and Order of Law,
especially of well and truly administering the Goods, Chattles and Credits of
the said Decedent, and making a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular
the Goods, Chattles and Credits of the said James McCracken unadministered by
the said Jonas as aforsaid and exhibiting the same into the Registers Office at
LANCASTER at or before the Seventh Day of June next ensuing, and rendering a
true and just Account Calculation and Reconing of the said Administration on or
before the Seventh Day of May which will be in the Year of Our Lord one Thousand
seven Hundred and seventy three. And I do by these Presents ordain, constitute
and depute you the said James McCracken Administrator of all and singular the
Goods, Chattles and Credits with the Testament annexed of the said James
McCracken dec'd within the Limits aforesaid, saving harmless and forever
indemnifying and all other Officers against all other Persons by Reason of your
Administration aforesaid, and saving to every one their Rights. In Testimony
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand, and affixed my Seal of Office at LANCASTER
the Seventh Day of May in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and
seventy two.

Edward Shippen D. R.
 
McCracken, James (I27941)
 
2802 Wills: Johannes Kapp, 1758: Donegall Twp, Lancaster Co, PA

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WILL OF JOHANNES KAPP
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1757

(This Will was copied as it appears in the Lancaster County Archives; the
spelling has NOT been altered; it is unknown if the spelling errors occured
during the translation from German to English)

John Kapp
Deceased

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. that I John Caap (sp)of the Coundy of Langaster in
the provnce of penslvania and tounfhup of donegall yeman biging in good
meemrey and unterstanting to mack and declare this my Last Will and
testament first and principally Recomending my Immortal Spiret intothe hands
of my greed Creator tristing in the Merits if my bleset Saveuer for parton
and Remifsion of all my Sins and happy admision into the Region of Imortal
blife and glorey and as to such wordly estats Wherwith it has pleased God to
bless me with, I Give and Bequeath in manor as following. Imprimis I arder
that so mouch of my personall Estate be sold by my Executors herin after
mentioned as will paiy all my Just Debtes and funrell Expensis and furter I
order that the Remenider of my personall Estate whit my Real Estate be geeb
together for the full thime of eighteen years for the mantaining of my
smalles children and thean to be ecqalley theveytet amongst my said children
and the third part and twenty pound more of all my estate I give to my
loving Wife CATHRINA for hur matainace forther I order that if my Excators
and my wife see cause to mack aney Seal or divisioin afor such time of
eighteen years thee shall have full poure do it. Lastly I nominabe and
apoint my Loving Wife CATHRINA (nee ETTER) and JOHN ETTER of the townshup
of Danegal my Executors of this my last Will and testament in wittnes wherof
I have hereunto sed my hand and Seal this 18 day of October in the year of
1757.

John Kapp (seal)

Signed Seald published prounced and declared by the above testator as his
last Will and testament in the presence of us.

Abraham FREDRICK Peter SNEIDER

LANCASTER COUNTY FS January the 3rd 1758 BEFORE me the Subscriber came
Abraham Frederick and Peter Sneider the Witnesses to the within written Will
and on their solemn Affirmations did declare and say that they were present
and saw and heard JOHANNES KAPP the Testator within named Sign Seal Publish
Pronounce and declare the within writing as and for his last Will and
Testament and that at the doing therof he was of sound and disposing Mind
Memory and Understanding to the best of their Knowledge Observation and
Belief.

Edwd. Shippen D. Rg.

BE it remembered that on the 3d day of January 1758 The last Will and
Testament of JOHANNES KAPP deceased was proved in due form of Law and
Probate and Letters Testamentary were granted unto JOHN ETTER one of the
executors in the said Testament named (the Widow having renounced) he being
first duly Qualified well and truly to Administer the said Decedents Estate
and bring an Inventory thereof into the Registers Office at Lancaster on or
before the 3d day of July next And also to render a true and just account of
his said Administration when thereto lawfully required.

GIVEN under the Seal of the said Office.

By me Edwd. Shippen D. Rr
 
Kapp, Johannes (I40983)
 
2803 Wills: Johannes Stauffer, 1798: Martic Twp, Lancaster County

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Johannes Stauffer son of Ulrich Stauffer (b- 2/2/1722 Grosshochstetten, Switzerland
d- 11/24/1798 Martic Twp. Lancaster Co. PA.

____________________________________________________________

Will of Johannes Stauffer

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I John Stauffer of Martic Township Lancaster county and
state of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory
blessed be God , do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner
following , that is to say , that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and
satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease .

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret her bed and furniture and such
articles of all my household furniture as she shall think proper to choose for
herself and I further given unto my said wife my two cows , and two sheep her choice
out of my flock and my riding mare and I further will that my wife dwell in the house
wherein I now live during her widowhood and she shall have one third part of the
garden wherever she may choose and likewise one third part of the cabbage garden
where she may choose during her widowhood or while she remains my widow.

ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son John the plantation whereon I now live
together with all the appurtenances thereuto belonging valued by me at fourteen
hundred pounds. Out of which said plantation my wife is to draw one third part of
all the produce of said plantation while she remains my widow and further it is my
will that my son Johns shall procure and provide for my wife Margaret firewood, feed
for her above mentioned cattle and stable room where she may get her grain ground and
deliver it to her house . In short it is my will that my son John shall deliver or
have delivered every thing necessary so that she may want for nothing while she is
my widow and further my son John is to pay my wife one hundred pounds lawful money
in gold or silver coin seventy five pounds of said money to be paid the first year
and the remaining twenty five pounds to be paid the second year . Likewise it is my
will that my son John pay to my son David one hundred pounds of like lawful money as
aforesaid . When my wife and David are fully discharged then David shares alike with
the remainder of my children and further it is my will that my son Peter's children
draw there fathers share who will share alike with Margaret , Anna , Magdelena ,
John and David out of the plantation I have bequeathed to my son John . It is my
will that my son John shall pay seventy five pounds lawful money in gold or silver
coin yearly and every year from the first payment of his plantation until the whole
is fully paid and further it is my will that my son Peter's share be divided equally
among his children except his daughter Esther's share will be lodged in my son Johns
hands and in case she should come to want John is to give her as much as will give
her relief and the remainder if any there be is to be divided equally among her
children and further it is my will that my plantation adjoining Martic Forge be
sold to the best advantage as soon as conveniently can after my decease and I will
one hundred pounds of the purchase money of said plantation to my beloved wife to be
paid her as soon as possible after the sale and further I will one hundred and fifty
pounds of said plantation to my son Peter's children to be divided among them as
before mentioned and after my son Peter's children have drew there fathers share of
said plantation then they shall come in for there share with the remainder of my
children as before mentioned and further it is my will that my wife shall have my
house clock and clock case now standing in my dwelling house and it is likewise my
will that my son John shall have my large house Bible and it is likewise my will
that the yearly payments of my lands be divided in manner following , first the two
oldest heirs for the first payment after my wife and my son David has drew there
first payments then the two next for the second payment and soon in rotation and
further it is my will that all my moveable effects such as my wife may not choose
shall be sold at public venue and the money divided among my aforementioned children
or there heirs. LASTLY: I do here nominate and appoint my beloved wife Margaret , my
son John Stauffer and John Lyne to be the whole and sole Executors of this my last
Will and Testament and I do here revoke and dismiss all other and former wills and
executors ratifying allowing and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and
Testament. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty
seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety eight ....

John Stauffer
SIGNED sealed published pronounced and declared by the said John Stauffer as his
last will and testament in the presence of us , who in his presence and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names Abraham Miller , Benjamin
Hart

LANCASTER COUNTY FS : On the 27th day of December Anno Domino 1798. Before me
subscriber personally appeared Abraham Miller and Benjamin Hart the two subscribing
witnesses to the foregoing will and upon there solemn affirmation according to law,
did severally declare and say that they were present and saw and heard John Stauffer
the Testator therein name sign seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing
instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament and that at the time of
the doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing mind memory and understanding
according to the best of there knowledge observation and belief.

G.
Rofs Register

BE IT REMEMBERED: That on the 27th day of December Anno Domni 1798 the last Will
and Testament of John Stauffer late of Martic Township in the county of Lancaster
deceased was proved in due form of law and letters testamentary thereon were granted
to Margaret Stauffer the widow , John Stauffer and John Lyne the executrix executors
therein named they having first been duly qualified well and truly to administer the
Estate of the said decedent and especially to exhibit a true and perfect inventory
thereof into the Registers Office at Lancaster on or before the 27th day of January
next and to render a just and true account of there Executor ship on said estate in
one year or when thereto lawfully required . GIVEN under my hand and seal of my
office..

G. Rofs Register
 
Stauffer, Johannes (I25452)
 
2804 Wills: Margaret Stauffer, 1799: Martic Twp, Lancaster County

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Margaret (Good) Stauffer ( b- 7/24/1727 Martic Twp d- 11/19/1799 Martic Twp )
daughter of Peter Good and Margaret Geetha, wife of Johannes Stauffer.

____________________________________________________________

Will of Margaret Stauffer

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Margaret Stauffer of the township of Martic county of
Lancaster and state of Pennsylvania . Being weak and sick of body but of perfect
mind and memory thanks be given unto God . Calling unto mind the morality of my body
and knowing it is appointed for all persons once to die do make and ordain this my
last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and
recommend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body I
recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion
of my executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the
same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such word estate wherewith it
has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in
the following manner and from first I give and bequeath unto my six children namely
Peter , Margaret, Anna, Magdelena, John and David or there heirs . All my linen and
woolen cloth equally to be divided among them then to my hereafter nominated
executors share and share alike and further be it remembered that the heirs of my
son Peter are to draw there fathers share of said linen and equally to be divided
among them and obtain the same whenever they become of full age. It is my will that
my moveable property shall be equally divided among my said children or there heirs
and further it is my will that when the said property is divided then my hereafter
nominated executors is to make public sale of the one six part of said property and
divide the money equally among the heirs of my said son Peter. Share and Share alike
to receive the same as soon as they become of full age. Likewise I give and bequeath
unto my son David one coverlet his choice of all my bedding and lastly I do nominate
and appoint my beloved son John Stauffer and my respected son in law John Lyne the
executors of my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and
dismiss all and every other former testaments wills legacies and bequeaths and
executors by me in anywise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying allowing and
confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. IN WITNESS: whereof I
have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of August in the year of
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.

Margaret Stauffer

Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Margaret Stauffer as her
last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names John Brenneman and Benjamin Hart.

LANCASTER COUNTY FS: on the fifth day of November 1799 before me the subscriber
personally appeared John Brenneman and Benjamin Hart the two subscribing witnesses
to the foregoing will. The said John Brenneman upon his corporal oath and the said
Benjamin Hart upon his solemn affirmation on according to law did severally depose
declare and say that they were present and saw and heard Margaret Stauffer the
testatrix therein named sign seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing
instrument in writing as and for her last will and testament and at the time of
doing thereof she was of sound and well disposing mind memory and understanding
according to the best of their knowledge observation and belief.

G. Rofs Register 
Guth, Margaret (I42446)
 
2805 Wills: Mathias Hauser/ Housser, 1783: Lancaster/Lebanon County

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Will of Mathias Hauser/Housser, 1783
of Lebanon Township, Lancaster (now Lebanon) County, Pennsylvania

Will Book E, Vol. 1, page 14, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Written: 18 April 1783
Recorded: 24 April 1784

MATHIAS HAUSER, deced.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Mathias Housser of Lebanon Township in the
County of Lancaster in the State of Pennsylvania, Yeoman being sick and weak
in Body but of Sound and disposing Mind Memory and understanding Do make and
publish, and declare this my Last will and Testament in Manner and Term
following, that is to say, Imprimis It is my Will and I do Order that all my
Just Debts shall be paid off and discharged, as soon as conveniently may be
after my decease. Item I give Devise and Bequeath unto my beloved wife
Susanna, and my Daughter Susanna, and the Child with which my wife is now
Ensient, be it Male of Female, All my whole Estate both Real and Personal,
to be divided equally between them (Excepting two hundred and forty
Continental Dollars, which my Eldest Son Henry owes me and which Debt or Sum
of Money I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Son Henry in full for
his whole Share and Portion in my whole Estate both Real and Personal.) And
whereas I am far advanced in years and in Indigent Circumstances and the
small Estate which I now hold I have acquired since my Intermarriage with my
said wife Susanna, It is therefore my will and I do Order that none of my
Children by my first or former wife shall have or Receive any part of my
Estate either Real or Personal (Except my Son Henry as aforesaid) but they
and each of them shall be forever excluded off and from the Same and all
Estate therein. And as the small Piece of Land which I now live on
belonging to Jacob Light which he promised to Convey to me either for so
much per acre or purchase money, or Yearly Rent, which purchase Money is not
yet paid I do therefore Request the said Jacob Light to Convey the said
Piece of about four Acres and three quarters of an Acre of Land, unto my
beloved wife Susanna either in Fee Simple or at Yearly Rent as he and my
wife may agree for the only uses hereinbefore mentioned. And I do further
Will and Order that my said wife may Sell and Convey the Premises aforesaid
at any time after my decease and that she shall have keep and enjoy the one
third Part thereof for her own Uses and the other two third part shall be
equally divided between my said daughter Susanna and the Child with which my
wife is now Ensient as aforesaid. And I do hereby nominate Constitute and
Appoint my said wife Susanna sole Executrix of this my last will and
Testament hereby authorizing and impowering my said Executrix to call on my
Son Jacob Housser for the five Notes which I put into his Hands to Receive
or Recover for me and in Case he my said Son Jacob should neglect or Refuse
to Deliver up the said Notes, or the Money he has Received on them, then I
hereby Authorize and impower my said Executrix to take all lawful ways and
means for the Recovery of the same. And Lastly I do hereby publish and
declare this to be and contain my Last will and Testament. In Witness
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Eighteenth Day of April in
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three.

Signed, Sealed published pronounced and declared his
by the above named Mathias Houser The Testator Matthias H Housser (Seal)
and and for his last Will and Testament, in mark
Presence of us.

Jacob Light. John Thome.

LANCASTER COUNTY, to wit, On the Twenty fourth Day of April Anno Domini
1784. Before me the Subscriber personally appeared Jacob Light and John
Thome Esquire, the two Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Will, and the
said Jacob Light on his Solemn Affirmation according to Law and the said
John Thome on his Corporal Oath, respectively did declare, depose and say
That they were present and saw and heard Mathias Housser the Testator
therein named make his mark to and Seal publish pronounce and declare the
same Writing as and for his Last Will and Testament. And that at the doing
thereof he was of sound and well disposing Mind Memory and Understanding to
the Best of their Knowledge Observation and Belief.
Philip Gloninger, Dept. Reg.

BE IT REMEMBERED that on the Twenty fourth Day of April Anno Domini 1784 the
Last will and Testament of Mathias Housser late of Lebanon Township in the
County of Lancaster Yeoman deceased was proved in due Form of Law, and
Letters Testamentary thereon were granted to Susanna Hausser the Executrix
therein named, she having first been duly qualified well and truly to
Administer the Estate of the said Decedent and especially to exhibit a true
and perfect Inventory thereof into the Register's Office at Lancaster on or
before the Twenty fourth Day of May next, and to Render a just and true
Account of her Administration on the said Estate within one year from the
date hereof or when thereto lawfully required. Given under the seal of the
said office.
 
Hauser, Mathias (I17126)
 
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Mathias SLAYMAKER, 1762
Lancaster County
Will Book C; Vol 1 Page 43

Mathias Slaymaker
deceased

In the Name of God Amen the twenty fifth Day of November in the Year of
our Lord one Thousand seven hundred Sixty two. I Mathias Slaymaker of
[Stras]burg Township Lancaster County province of Pennsylvania yeoman
being very sick and weak in Body but of Perfect mind and memory, thanks be
given unto God therefore. Calling to mind the [Mortality] of my Body and
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my
[last] Will and Testament that is to say

Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul [into] the
Hands of God that give it and my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be
buried in a Christ like and decent manner nothing doubting but at the General
Resurrection to receive the Same again by the mighty power of God and
as touching such worldly Estate wherewith God hath been pleased to bless
me in this Life I give and dispose of the same in the manner & form following
first of all it is my will and I do order it that all my Just debts and
funeral Charges be paid and Satisfied

Secondly I give and bequeath unto the Heir of my oldest Son Lawrence
Slaymaker deceased ten shillings to be levied out of my Estate

Thirdly I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret one hundred
pounds to be levied out of my Estate one year after my decease

Fourthly I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Barbara the Sum of one
Hundred pounds which she received from me at Sundry times and ten shillings
more to be levied out of my Estate

fifthly I will and bequeath unto my Son Mathias Slaymaker all that
Messuage or Tract of Land that now he respectively dwells upon and the Sum of
ten shillings to be levied out of my Estate

Sixthly I will and bequeath in like manner aforesaid unto my two sons
John & Henry Slaymaker the Lands they respectively dwell on and ten shillings
each of them to be levied out of my Estate

Finally I will and bequeath unto my Youngest Son Dan[ ] Slaymaker all
the remainder of my Estate real & personal and do constitute and appoint
him to Execute this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly
disallow revoke and dis[ ] all and every other former Testaments Wills or
Legacys & Executors by me in any wise before this time named willed and
bequeathed ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and
Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year
above written
Mathias [ ]
Slaymaker /seal/

Signed Sealed published pronounced by me the said Mathias Slaymaker
to be my last Will and Testament William White John Liggit

Proved: Lancaster County fs On the Eighteenth Day of December Anno
Domine 1762

Wills: Mathias Slaymaker 1804 Lancaster Co., PA.

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Will of Matthias Slaymaker, 1804
Lancaster County
Will Book I, Volume 1 Page 450

MATHIAS SLAYMAKER
Deceased

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN! I Mathias Slaymaker of Strasburg township in
the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, being of weak body, but
of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this life, do
make and publish this my last will & testament in manner and form following
that is to say -

FIRST, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Slaymaker his heirs
& assigns, all the lot or piece of ground with its appurtenances lying on
the Strasburg road, adjoining lands of Baltasar Berkman, Henry Slaymaker
and the said John Slaymaker, containing twelve acres be the same more or less,
he paying the following sums to my other children to wit; the sume of five
pounds to the children of my beloved daughter Rachel seven years after
my decease, to be equally divided among them, five pounds to my beloved
daughter Elizabeths children when ye all arrive to full age to be
equally divided among them, to my beloved daughter Rebekah the sum of seven
pounds ten shillings yearly and every year during her natural life, commencing
at my decease, to my daughter Mary the sum of one hundred pounds including
the one half of what she has already got, to be paid twenty five pounds
yearly commensing one year after my decease, to my grand daughter Mary
McCompsey the sume of five pounds, four years after my decease; to my grand
daughter Barbary Pickele the sum of five pounds when she arrives to the age of
twenty one years - -

SECOND, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Slaymaker his
heirs and assigns, all the tract of land lying on the mountain, adjoining
lands formerly belonging to Daniel Slaymaker late deceased and others
containing fourty four acres be the same more or less, with its appurtenances, he
paying to my other children the following sums to wit, to my beloved
daughter Rachels children the Sum of five pounds, seven years after my
decease, to be equally divided among them, to my daughter Elizabeths
children the sum of five pounds when the all arrive to full age, to be
equally divided among them; to my daughter Rebekah the sum of seven
pounds ten shillings yearly during her natural life, commencing at my decease;
to my daughter Mary the sum of one hundred pounds including the one half
of what she has already got, to be paid twenty five pounds yearly
commencing one year after my decease; to my grand daughter Mary McCompsey the sum
of five pounds four years after my decease; to my grand daughter Barbara
Pickele the sum of five pounds when she arrives to the age of twenty
one years - -

THIRDLY, I give and bequeath to my beloved daughters Rebekah and Mary
all my cloths bed and bedding and books that I may have at my decease to be
equally divided between them - -

FOURTHLY, it is my will that all the bonds or notes which I hold on my
sons John and William Slaymaker or that I may hold at the time of my
decease, may be given up to them or be void and of none effect - -

FIFTHLY, it is my will that my executors collect what money is due to
me by bond or note from Samuel McCompsey at my decease and divide it equally
among the children of my daughter Rebekah - -

AND LASTLY I do hereby appoint my beloved sons John and William
Slaymaker executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all
former wills by me made In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal the twenty second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and three - 1803. - -

his
Mathias X Slaymaker (seal)
mark

SIGNED sealed published & declared by the above named Mathias Slaymaker
to be his last will & testament in presence of us whose names are hereunto
subscribed as witness in the presence of the testator
Herman Skiles; Amos Slaymaker
 
Slaymaker, Mathias (I3600)
 
2807 Wills: Ulrich (Woolrich) Stauffer, 1740: Lancaster County

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Ulrich Stauffer (b-4/4/1680 Signau,Switzerland, died 6/22/1746 Martic Twp. Lancaster
Co. PA wife Lucia Ramsayer, immigrated Sept. 27, 1727 aboard ship James Goodwill.
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Will of Ulrich (Woolrich) Stauffer

In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty in the twenty seventh
day of June have I Woolrich Stauffer made my last will and testament that my son
shall have the wagon , plow and horse , geers and hay and straw with all other that
was upon the Plantation for 66 pounds.

Whereupon he paid the sum of 22 pounds and four shillings to George Tollinger and in
three years shall pay to his father for his service of reward the sum of twelve
pounds and shall after receive his part thereon; and to the two daughters their
parts as soon as he can after the decease of his father and Hans Stauffer shall ask
and demand all the debts and that which he is indebted shall he pay again and the
children in the house allow ten shillings get each , and when poor people shall come
in twenty shillings.

Signed Woolrich Stauffer
witnessed: John Good, Rudolph Souder, Christian Shank

Lancaster Co. on Nov. 1746 personally appeared John Good, Rudolph Souder and
Christian Shank the witnesses to the above will and on there solemn affirmation
declared they were present and saw and heard Ulrich Stauffer , the Testator above
named, sign, publish and declare that above writing to be his last will and
testament and that at the doing hereof he was of sound mind and understanding to the
best of there knowledge. Before me...........

Recorded: Lancaster County Will Book X, Volume 2, pages 21-22.
 
Stauffer, Ulrich (I25451)
 
2808 Wills: Ulrich Yoder, 1786: Martic Twp, Lancaster County, PA.

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Will of Ulrich Yoder

Ulrich Yordy }
Deceased } In the name of God ~
Amen I Ulre Yorde of Martich Township Lancaster County & State of Pennsylvania
Yeoman, Being weak in Body But of sound & perfect mind & Memory and understanding
Blessed by Almighty God for the same Do make and Publish this my Last Will and
Testament in Manner and form following Imprimis I recommend my soul into the Hands
of God and my Body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my
Executors and I will and order that all my Just Debts and funeral charges shall be
paid by my hereafter Nominated Executors as may be conveniently done after my
Decease And Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me
in this Life I give and dispose of the same in Manner and form following to wit, I
give and bequeath unto my Beloved wife Magdalena the sum of Thirty five pounds
Lawfull money of Pennsylvania in Gold or Silver Specie to be raised out of my
Estate, one Compteal, Bed & Bedstead, one Milch Cow, at her choice & the one third
of my kitchen Furniture Also the use and possession of that Plantation which I
bought from Michael Pletcher Containing about Seventy two acres for and dureing the
Term and as long She shall remain my widow, all which shall be in full in line of
her Thirds or Dowry out of my Estate both Real & personal provided always that she
shall not comitt or cause to be committed any unecessary waste on the said Land or
plantation but shall keep the same in Tenetable Repaire Item I give and Bequeath
unto my Children Viz: Jacob Yorde, Mary the wife of Ulrich Spupp, Elizabeth the
wife of Samuel Pletcher, Fronica the wife of John Thomas, & Ulre Yorde, that they
shall inherit Equally in my Estate, Real and personal every one share & Share alike
Inclusive with what the have received allready and each of them is charged with in
a Book by me kept for that purpose. Provided nevertheless that Whereas I have
heretofore Advance my eldest Son Jacob Yorde in land Money & goods the Amount of
the Sum of One hundred pounds lawfull money of Pennsylvania it is my will the said
Jacob Yorde shall not have any further claim or interest in my Estate after my
Decease but the same shall be in full as his Share therein. Except if the
respective Equal shares of my other children before named should amount to more
than the said Sum of hundred pounds then and in such case my said Son Jacob shall
fall in and be made Equal with my other children as _____ Inclusive with what he
and they have already received and I do hereby Direct and order that my Lands
plantations or Real Estate shall be sold by my Executors as Soon as Conveniently
may be after my Decease for the Best price the can obtain Therefor [ if the same is
not sold in my LifeTime] and they are hereby Impowered to make Sufficient
Conveyances for the Lands to the Purchases and the Moneys arising from such sale
shall be equally divided among & Between my said Children in Manner herein before
Directed Except always that the Land which herein is ordered for the use and
possession of my said wife shall not be sold During the Time that she shall remain
my widow item I Lastly Do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Son in Law
John Thomas and my Trusty friend Isaac Hare Executors of this my Last Will and
Testament Revoking and Disanulling all other and former Wills & Testaments by me
heretofore made Ratifying and Conforming this and no other to be my Last Will and
Testament In Witness whereof I the said Ulry Yorde have hereunto set my hand and
Seal this Seventeeth Day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven
hundred and Eighty Six
his
Ulry X Yordy
mark
Signed Sealed, published, and declared by the said Ulry Yordy as his Last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our hands in Witness n the
presence of the Testator John Hoober E______ G______ John Hart~
Lancaster County, to wit, on the fifth Day of August Anno Domini 1786. Before me the
Subscriber personally appeared John Hoober and John Hart Two of the Subscribing
Witnesses to the withen Will and on their Solemn Affirmation According to Law did
Severally declare affirm and say that they were present and saw and heard Ulrich
Yordy the Testator in The said will Named Sign, Seal, Publish, pronounce and
Declare the within writing as and for his Last will and Testament and that at the
Doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing Mind Memory and understanding to
the Best of their knowledge Observation and Belief And also that they say Christian
Hurst & the other Witness Subscribe his name thereunto in the presence of the said
Testator.
Philip Gloninger Depy
Regr Be it remembered that on the fifth Day of August Anno Domini 1786 The Last will
and Testament of Ulrich Yordy late of Martick Township Yeoman Deceased was proved in
Due form of Law and Letters Testamentary thereon were granted unto John Thomas and
Isaac Herr the Executors in the said Will named they having been duly Qualified
will and truly to Administer the Estate of the said Deceased and Especially to
Exhibit a true and perfect Inventory thereof Into the Registers Office at
Lancaster ~ within one month from this date and to render a Just and true account
of their administration on said Estate within one year or when thereto Lawfully
required given under _____ of the seal of said Office
Philip Gloninger Depy
Regr Recorded & Examd ___ James Jack Regr
 
Yorde, Ulrich (I27860)
 
2809 Wills: Will of Andrew Stoutenberger, Lancaster Co.

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Will of Andrew Stoutzenberger:
Made 22 Dec 1759,
Proved 5 February 1760,
Recorded Book B, V. 1, pg 301:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the twenty second day of December in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Nine,
I Andrew Stunteberg in the County of Lancaster being very sick and weak in Body, but of perfect mind and Memory, thanks be given to God therefore;
Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body, knowing that this appointed for all Men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament;
that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body, I recommend it to the
Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection
I shall ___ial the Same again by the mighty power of God; and as touching such Worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life;
I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and ____ Impuned this my Will and I douders, that in the first place all my Just Debts
and funeral charges be paid and satisfied;

Item, I Give and Bequeath to Hannah my dearly beloved wife; the Third part of all my personal estate for Eace according to law; I do further
give and provide for my wife during her natural life a good house with a kitchen and _ou_roome with a good iron stove therein it being used
as a N__ing house & said house shall be kept in good repair by whosoever possesses my place whereon She lives. She shall also be provided with
sufficient firewood during her life at the same expense. I do farther give my Wife a Good Sted for her own use; I do also give her a good
Cow & said cow shall be well kept and a Stable provided for her; all at the expense of my Son that possesses my place. She shall also be provided
yearly and every year during her natural life with four Barrells of Good Cyder and fifteen Bushells of good Apples; all at the expense of aforesaid;
I do further order that she shall have yearly and every year as aforesaid fifteen bushells of wheat; and four Bushells of Rye; from the possessor of
my place aforesaid; & she shall pay three shillings a Bushell for the wheat and no more, and two shillings a Bushell for the Rye; she shall also have
half an acre of flax yearly, she shall also be provided yearly and every year with one hundred pounds of good pork and fifty pounds of good beef;
all the expense aforesaid; Provided if my wife should marry again, then all shall be void; and she shall have no more at all

Item, I Give to my well beloved Son CONRAD the sum of Forty Pounds, Cuneat money of Pennsylvania; to be paid out of my personal estate in
two equal payments, that is Twenty pounds shall be paid in the third year after my decease; and the other Twenty pounds, the residue of his Legacy,
shall be paid to him in the fifth year after my decease. Item, I do give to my well beloved daughter SARAH the sum of Forty pounds Cun't money
of Pennsylvania to be paid out of my personal estate; in two equal payments, that is Twenty pounds shall be paid unto her in the fourth year after my
decease; and the other Twenty pounds the residue of her Legacy, shall be paid unto her in the Sixth year after my decease;

Item, I give to my well beloved son JOHN One hundred and Twenty acres of Land lying in Strasburgh where I live adjoining land of Philip
FERREE & Abraham FERREE; to him his heirs and assigns for ever; whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain with my trusty friend Benjamin
GROFT, to be my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament; I do also give my Son JOHN Ten acres of meadow land of the Tract whereon
I live beginning at the line of Samuel Chathom; and so t(ouch?) down each side of the Run or Stream; as high as the Water may be carried, for
Meadowing until the ten acres are complete;

Item, I give to my well beloved Son CHRISTIAN a plantation adjoining the place whereon I live, containing one hundred and twenty acres. I do also
give my son Christian four acres of meadow land of the tract whereon I live, beginning at the line of Christian Ferree and Run up each side the Stream
as high as the water may be carried until the four acres are compleat, to him his heirs and assigns forever;

Item, I do give to well beloved son JACOB the plantation whereon I live containing Two Hundred acres , only deducting fourteen acres to my two
sons John and Christian above (mentioned?), all and singular the Messuages and Tenements to him his heirs and assigns for ever. It is my
Will further that my sons JOHN and CHRISTIAN shall have the privelege to occupy and enjoy all and every priviledge or profit whatsoever;
belonging to my place Whereon I now live for the full term of three years after my decease. Wherefore the said John and Christian shall
discharge all my just debts whatsoever; and whereas my son JACOB is now yet under age, I do order that he shall be taught to read and Wride;
also Cloathed out of my Estate; without any deduction from his Estate; I do give to my Two Sons John and Christian the priviledge to cut as much
timber as will serve to fence the aforesaid fourteen acres twice of the Tract of Land which I do give to my son Jacob; and as for the Water
which run through the Meadowland aforesaid thro the land which I Gave to my Son Jacob, it shall be divided to the best advantage of
my three sons John, Christian and Jacob; without any damages to either of them; And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disa(avow?)___
all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies and Executions by me in any wise before this time H____, Willed, Bequeathed,
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness Thereof I have set my hand and Seal the day & year above written.

Andrew (his I S mark) Stur_tibury (Seal). Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced and declared by the said Andrew Sturtiberry as his last
Will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers Joseph FERREE, Jacob Borea, Gertaut Shoferstall. Lancaster County, Pa, ______
appeared before me the Subscribers on the 5th day February, 1760, Joseph Feree, Jacob Borea and Girtraut Shoferstall, the Witnesses
to the within Will; who on their Corporal Oaths did depose and say, that they were present and saw & heard the Testator within named,
Sign, Seal, publish, pronounce and Declare the within Writing as his last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound
disposing mind & memory, understanding to the best of ea. their knowledge, belief and observation. Edwd. Shippen, Recd.

Be it remembered that on the 5th day of Febr. 1760; the last Will and Testament of Andrew Stuntibery deceased was proved in due form Law and
Probate. letters Testamentary were Granted to John Stuntiberry and Benjamin Groft, the Exrs. therein named; being duly sworn well and truly to
administer the deceased Estate & to make _____ a true and perfect Inventory and Render a just account when lawfully required. Given under the
Seal of the Said office and dated as above.
 
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Will of John Ehrman,
Warrick Twp, d. 1773,

dated Mar 18 1773:

In the Name of God the Father Son and Holy Gost Amen. I Hannes Ereman, farmer, of Lancaster County, Warwick Township, province of
Pennsylvania, being weak of body but of Sound mind and memory blessed be God, do this Eighteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy three macke & publish this my last Will & Testament in manner following, Viz:

1) I commend my soul to my Creator of wich I received it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a descent licke manner and ordain that all
my funeral charges & debts shall be paid and satisfied out of my real and personal estate by my Exrs. hereafter appointed.

2) I do give, ordain and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife ELIZABETH the following articles Goods and Moveables that after my Death my Son in
Law HANNES DUTH /which shall have the place while my Sons JOHN GEORGE & MICH’L declein in tacking the place/ Shall live peaceably in the New
house adjoining the Old house with the Stove belonging thereto, then to receive of Hannes Duth as the owner of the place every Year and during
her life time Ten bushels of good Wheat and three Bushels of good rey ready ground from the mill and delivered in her own house, then to keep
her own Cow over ______ (Owner?) in his fodder etc in somer times along with his own Cattles in Pasture and garden fance to lett her have a
Quarter of an Acre of Madow for grazing, One Hundred Pounds of Porck, Twenty Pounds of fresh meat every faall, Room for her cow & for one Hogg
in the Stable, room in the Spring House for her Milk, Two pounds on Woll, Twenty Pounds of Hackeld hemp or flax, one pair of Shoes every year,
One sack of coarse and one Cask of fine Salt, Small cord of firewood to be delivered for her Door, one Creature for riding is she wants one,
the use of two bearing apple threes where She places, and in case the Owner Hannes Duth Shall make Cyder She is to have one barrell of good
Cyder, two gallons of apple or _____ Liquor every year and during her life, the thirth part of the Garden /well dungd/ from the Owners Stable,
one gallon of Lamp Oyl instead of Candles, as also to keep for herself one compleat Bedd with all the Bed Clothes & Bed _____, One Table, one
walnut Chair, one chest and Spinning Wheel and washing Fop Milek Top water Top, a copper Kettle, a Iron Pott, butter churn, 2 small pewter
Dished, pewter Plates, Spoons Knifes and Forks, frying pann, 2 small Caggs Dow draugh, 4 bread baskets, 3 baggs, Sickle fo grassing, a womans
saddle with bridle, a spath (spade), a how, one lamp, one fire hosle.

3) I do order, give and bequeath unto my son in Law Hannes Duth my plantation containing one hundred and twelve acres of land according to ye
Deed which I had in possession, for four hundred and fifty pounds lawful money /out of which £450 my beloved wife shall have £60, then my
oldest Son JOHN ERMAN & my sons GEORGE EREMAN and my son MICH'L EREMAN shall have out of the principal sum, each of them, three six pounds
currency and no more as they did not stand their times to their full age with one licke the rest of the children did, then the remainder of
the Money Shall be paid and divided share and share alike, Viz: to JOHN Ereman, GEORGE Ereman, MICH'L Ereman, to CANTON'S children /which
money or their share Hannes Duth as their Exrs. shall receive and so lay it out to their best advantage till ye are of Age/ HUBERT BAUMGARDNER
and HANNES DUTH, or after age as they follow one after another.

4) I order and will that my Son in Law Hannes Duth shall pay unto my Wife out of her £60 every year four pounds currency for her mentainance
and then what She shall leave after her Death Shall be divided among her or my children (except that her own Child which she brought to me
before marriage shall have five pounds) which my Exrs. shall or will do instead of one.

Further I order and will that my Children Shall give unto Hannes Duth a good Lawfull release Signed and Executed from them _____, that my son
in law Hannes Duth Shall macke no payment the first year /except my wife mentenance/ as also he Shall make no payment the second year, then
the third year he is to pay £15 yearly to the rest of my children according to their ages and so on till the residue is paid off.

I further and lastly do appoint NICOLAUS MORRETT and CHRISTIAN GEYGER as my sole and absolute Exrs. & Admrs. of this my last Will and
Testament to perform all herein mentioned articles and own freely Will well and Truly accounting to their best Judgment, Revocking hereby all
other former wills by me thereto made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this day & year above written.

Hannes Ereman.
Testis Nickolaus Morrett,
Christian Geyger,
Jerome Heintzelman,
_____ Jorge Say.

Lancaster County ___. On the fifth day of April Anno Domini 1773 Personally appears JEROME HEINTZELMAN & GEORGE SAY, two of
the Subscribing Witnesse to the within Will & on their Corporal Oath did depose & say that they were present & saw & heard John Ereman the
Testator within Named, Sign Seal and Publish promise and declare the within Named will as and for his last Will & Testament & that at the
doing thereof he was of sound mind Memory & Understanding to the best of their knowledge, observation & belief.

Edwd. Shippen. Be it remembered that on the Fifth day of April Anno Domini 1773 the last Will and Testament of John Ereman, late of Warwick ownship in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman, deceased was proved in due form of law &letters Testamentary were granted to Nicholas Morrett &
Christian Gyge the Executors therein named, they being first duly qualified well and truly to administer the Estate of the Testator and to
exhibit a true and perfect Inventory thereof into the Register's Office at Lancaster on or before the Fifth day of May next & to render a true
& Just Account of their Administration when thereto lawfully required.
Given under the Seal of said Office.
Edwd Shippen
 
Ehrmann, Johannes (I20276)
 
2811 WILSON, DAVID Donegal Twp.
December 19, 1763 April 1, 1766
Wife: Margaret Wilson.
Children: Samuel, Robert and Elizabeth wife of Samuel Woods.
Grandchild: Nathan Woods.
Ex.: Margaret and Samuel Wilson. 
Wilson, David (I41023)
 
2812 WITMER, JOHN Lampeter Twp.
April 9, 1790 November 13, 1794
Children: Benjamin, John, Abraham, Henry, David, Annale wife of John Kendig and Daniel.
Ex.: Benjamin and Henry Witmer. 
Witmer, Johannes (I45000)
 
2813 WITMER, JOHN Warwick Twp.
July 24, 1776 April 16, 1782
Wife: Mary Witmer.
Children: Michael and Mary wife of Daniel Longenecker.
Ex.: John Rheist, Michael Witmer and Daniel Longenecker.

U237: Michael Whitmer, yeoman, & his wife Anna of Warwick tp. enf-rel.to Daniel Longenecker, yeoman, of Rapho tp.
21a, 39p Warwick tp.: HISTORY: Part of 115a that Charles Stedman & his wife Ann, Alexander Stedman & his wife Elizabeth, and Henry William Stiegel & his wife Elizabeth granted 5 Sep 1764 to John Whitmer (Ref. Deed L51). By his last will & testament dated 24 Jul 1776, John Whitmer devised the same to Michael Whitmer (the party hereto).
16 Apr 1782: CJ & Abraham Reiff

U239: Daniel Longaneker (or Longenecker), yeoman, & his wife Anna of Rapho tp. enf-rel.to Michael Whitmer, yeoman, late of Warwick tp.
--Their right, claim, interest, & title to 334 ¾ a. Warwick tp.: HISTORY: Said Michael Whitmer is the son of Anna Longenecker by her late husband John Whitmer, late of Warwick tp., deceased. Said John Whitmer died seized of the following properties: (1.) 63 ¾ a. Warwick tp. and 63a Warwick tp., both pat. 1 Feb 1752 to John Whitmer [Ref. PB A-17-59], (2.) 93a Warwick tp. pat. 4 June 1746 to John Whitmer [Ref. PB A-12-441], and (3.) 115a Warwick tp. [see Deed L51, or U237 above]. // By his last will & testament dated 24 Jul 1776, John Whitmer devised all of the above lands, totaling 334 ¾ a., to his son Michael-subject to the widow's dower.
16 Apr 1782: CJ & Abraham Reiff
 
Witmer, Johannes (I43835)
 
2814 WITMER, SEBASTIAN Rapho Twp.
October 27, 1780 February 6, 1782
Wife: Anna Margaret Witmer.
Children: Benedict, Polly, Susanna, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary, Sebastian and George.
Ex.: Anna M. Witmer and George Grantz.

P203: Jacob Bealor, yeoman, of Warwick tp. mort.to Casper Sheivly
102a Warwick tp.: HISTORY: Same tract pat. 21 Apr 1761 to Casper Sheivly (Ref. PB AA-1-240). On even date herewith, Casper Sheivly & his wife Fronica granted the same to Jacob Bealor.
13 Mar 1772: JB & Michael Fordine
--Margaret Arnold (late Whitmore) & George Gantz, the executors of Sebastian Witmore, who in his lifetime was one of the executors of Casper Sheivly, ack.sat. on 14 June 1784.

P609: Henry William Stiegel, gentleman, & his wife Elizabeth of the Town of Manheim enf-rel.to Sebastian Witmer, brickmaker, of same
--Two out lots near the Town of Manheim, one containing 5a, 121p and the other 1a, 119p.: HISTORY: Part of 1,040a--see Deed P324 for the history to the following point: Said Henry William Stiegel acquired a one-third part of 729a from Charles & Alexander Stedman (Ref. Deed L4). They divided the property into lots, now comprising the Town of Manheim. While the three owners collect and divide the rents of the lots in the said town, they divided the out lots amongst them to posses in their own right. Charles & Alexander Stedman owned eight such lots (to wit, numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 22, 24, & 33, totaling 80a, 76p). These lots were seized by the sheriff and sold to Isaac Cox, who later sold the same to the said Henry William Stiegel (Ref. Deeds O182 and O273).
5 Sep 1772: ASK & Robert Boyd

S110: Henry William Stiegel, glass manufacturer, & his wife Elizabeth of the town of Manheim rel.to Sebastian Witmer, yeoman, of Rapho tp.
--Two out lots (N. 70 & N. 83) in or near the town of Manheim: HISTORY: Not given.
1 Feb 1774: EW & WCA

S111: Henry William Stiegel, glass manufacturer, & his wife Elizabeth of the town of Manheim rel.to Sebastian Witmer, yeoman, of Rapho tp.
--Out lots N. 69 (containing two acres) near the town of Manheim: HISTORY: Not given.
1 Feb 1774: EW & WCA

S112: Henry William Stiegel, glass manufacturer, & his wife Elizabeth of the town of Manheim rel.to Sebastian Witmer, yeoman, of Rapho tp.
--Two out lots (N. 66 & N. 68) in or near the town of Manheim: HISTORY: Not given.
1 Feb 1774: EW & WCA

S172: Michael Diffenderfer, innkeeper, & his wife Christina of Lancaster Borough enf-rel.to Sebastian Witmer, yeoman, of the town of Manheim
--Lot N. 95 in the town of Manheim: HISTORY: On 30 Mar 1775, Sheriff John Ferree granted assorted lots (including the aforementioned lot) in or near the town of Manheim to the said Michael Diffenderfer [Ref. Deed Q247].
15 May 1775: FK & CS

S173: Michael Diffenderfer, innkeeper, & his wife Christina of Lancaster Borough rel.to Sebastian Witmer, John Dever, & George Katz, trustees and members of the German Reformed congregation in the town of Manheim
--Yearly rent charges for Lot N. 330: HISTORY: On 1 Oct 1762, Charles Stedman & his wife Ann, Alexander Stedman & his wife Elizabeth, and Henry William Stiegel & his wife Elizabeth granted lot #330 to Christian Killhafer, subject to a yearly rent charge. On 2 Aug 1769, Christian Killhafer & his wife Elizabeth assigned the same to Henry Dehoff, Sebastian Witmer, Peter Butz, & Jacob Myer in TRUST for the use of the German Reformed congregation of the town of Manheim, nonetheless subject to the abovementioned yearly rent charge. On 30 Mar 1775, Sheriff John Ferree granted assorted lots & yearly rent charges (including for the aforementioned lot) in or near the town of Manheim to the said Michael Diffenderfer [Ref. Deed Q247].
15 May 1775: FK & CS

S426: Sebastian Witmer, yeoman, of the town of Manheim [the executor of Casper Schebely, deceased] enf-rel.to Nicholas Librick, saddler, of same
--Lot #59 in the town of Manheim: HISTORY: Same lot that Henry William Stiegel & his wife Elizabeth granted 1 Oct 1762 to Hannes Mayer. On 4 May 1772, Hannes Mayer & his wife Anna Maria assigned the same to Casper Scheibly. By his last will & testament dated 6 Nov 1775, Casper Scheibly ordered his said executor to sell the property.
6 Feb 1776: JHZ. & Catharine Heintzelman

S427: Sebastian Witmer, yeoman, of the town of Manheim [the executor of Casper Schebely, deceased] enf-rel.to George Michael Hauenstein, yeoman, of same
--Lot #118 in the town of Manheim: HISTORY: Same lot that Henry William Stiegel & his wife Elizabeth granted 30 Sep 1770 to Philip Sarius. On 1 Oct 1773, Philip Sarius & his wife Anna Maria assigned the same to Casper Scheibly. By his last will & testament dated 6 Nov 1775, Casper Scheibly ordered his said executor to sell the property.
6 Feb 1776: JHZ & Nicholas Liebrich

OC 6 Sep 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (127)
MC: Benedict & Susanna Witmer (both above 14) choose Christian Hercleroad of same GDN
MC: Elizabeth Witmer (above 14) chooses Frances Lambart of Lancaster Borough GDN
MC: Anna Maria Witmer (under 14) CA Frances Lambart of Lancaster Borough GDN

OC 7 Apr 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (128)
Ex. Philip Arnold & his wife Margaret (late Witmer) and George Gantz
PA-BAL-DISTR according to last will & testament
--MC: Sebastian, John, & George Witmer (all under 14) CA Christian Hercleroad of Rapho tp. and John Noucker of Warwick tp. GDNS

OC 4 May 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITTMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (140)
--Upon complaint of Christian Hercleroad, John Noaker, & Francis Lambart (the GDNS over the estates of MC Benedict, Susanna, Elizabeth, Anna Maria, John, George, & Sebastion Wittmer): That Margaret, the mother of the said children, was appointed executrix by the deceased's last will & testament. She has since married Philip Arnold. The approved balance of the estate remains in their hands; however, they are likely to become insolvent. The court orders that Philip Arnold & his wife Margaret give security (by mortgage or bond) for the balance remaining in their hands by 6 May instant.

OC 6 May 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (142)
--Philip Arnold fails to appear in court and provide security for the balance of the estate remaining in his hands. The court issues an attachment against said Philip Arnold.

OC 10 May 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (142)
--Referees are appointed to value & appraise the rents of the real estate now in possession of Philip Arnold & his wife Margaret for so long a time as they have occupied the land. RTBM on 13 instant.

OC 13 May 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd. (142)
REP/from referees: The rents of the real estate have been valued & appraised for three years.

OC 14 May 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (143)
--Philip Arnold (who is married to the late widow Margaret) produces an account for maintaining & schooling the minor children. The court will take this account under advisement until the next General OC.
--Jacob Stufft of Lancaster Borough places security on his own recognizance that the said Philip Arnold will appear in court on the first Tuesday in June next.

OC 7 June 1785:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (153)
--Several matters pertaining to the estate are now settled, while several others will be considered in the future.
--Rents for the deceased's real estate are received from Peter Albright & Henry Heins.
--The widow (not named) has made a payment to a Christian Giger.
--Christopher Kneerenschild of Lancaster Borough is security of Philip Arnold (who is married to the late widow).

OC 25 Mar 1786:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (291)
MOT/o Christian Hercleroth (the GDN over the estates of MC Sebastian, Benedict, Susanna, John, & George Witmer): CIT to George Gantz, one of the executors of the deceased, to appear on the first Tuesday in June next to pay the distributive shares or else give security.

OC 5 Aug 1786:
SEBASTIAN WITTMER, decd., late of Rapho tp. (342)
MOT/o Christian Hercleroth (the GDN over the estates of MC Sebastian, Benedict, Susanna, John, & George Wittmer): CIT to George Gantz, one of the executors, to appear on the first Tuesday in September next to pay the distributive shares of the estate or else to give security for the same.

OC 30 Sep 1786:
SEBASTIAN WITMER, decd. (376)
Ex. George Gantz (one of the executors)
--The estate stands indebted to the legatees under the last will & testament of John (or Casper) Sheibley (decd.).
--Francis Lambart & Christian Herclerode are the guardians of the minor children. Their wards having received more than their due share, the court order the guardians to reimburse the executors.
--Philip Arnold & his wife Margaret are also to reimburse the executors for monies overpaid to them.
--Adam Weaver of Lancaster Borough is named as security for executor George Gantz, who must pay the debts owed to the Sheibley estate.
 
Witmer, Sebastian (I32791)
 
2815 WITMER, ULERICH Rapho Twp.
December 20, 1768 January 16, 1769
Children: Peter, John, Jacob, Christian, Abraham, Joseph,
Catharine wife of Christian Beam, Anna and Barbara.
Ex.: John Witmer. 
Witmer, Ulrich (I41107)
 
2816 WOLFF, PAUL, - 1775 - February 25, 1775. Vol 2- 199.
To wife Anna Elisabetha, my plantation, while a widow.
Children, eldest son Jacob, Dorotea, Elisabeth, Marcks and Anna, to have equal shares at their mothers death.
Exr: Jacob HOFFMAN.
Wit: Solomon WESTLE, Michael HOFFMAN.
Translation.

BITTLER, ELISABETH, widow, Robeson.
August 13, 1798.
Adm. to Jacob WOLF eldest son of deceased.
She had been widow of Paul WOLF.

Last Will and Testament of Johann Paul Wolf (1729-1775)

Translation

In the Name of God, make I my Last Will and Testament. I Paul Wolff promise and bequeath to my wife Anna Elizabeth my Plantation so long as she live if she continues a widow in my Name but if my wife Anna Elizabeth should marry again then shall the Plantation be sold and my wife shall leave the Place. But my Wife shall have the third part of all and if my wife Anna Elizabeth should continue a Widow in my Name as long as she lives then the Place shall be let out on halves and my wife Anna Elizabeth shall receive her half ready threshed by the bushel and if my son Jacob will take the Place at the half then he shall have the preference as long as he and his Mother agree together. But in Case my son Jacob will not take my Plantation at the half then the next spring Anno one thousand seven hundred & seventy five by the first of April he must leave the Place. But should my Jacob take the Place at the half he shall have Liberty to grub four acres yearly for the first crop and he shall give his Mother half the second crop and my son Jacob shall find one horse and his Mother shall find one if he takes the Plantation. And if my son Jacob takes my Plantation at the half he shall every year as long as he has my Place at the half he shall have fifteen bushel of rye for his horse in advance for Fathering; but my son Jacob must find half the seed grain every year and my wife half. And the horse geers and ploughs that are here shall remain on the place for use and the Grain which is now in the ground my Wife Anna Elizabeth shall have alone and the grain which is present in the House my Wife shall have except for four Bushels of Rye and one bushel of Wheat which my son Jacob shall have. And my son Jacob shall cut and haul his Mothers firewood of he takes the Place. And he must give his Mother every year one hundred bundles of straw and the third part of the hay and every year half an acre for flase where he sows his own and every year a quarter of an acre of turnips where he sows his own besides which he must plough it and also every year plough half an acre for buckwheat. And of my Wife Anna Elizabeth shall have her bed and a chest and spinning wheel and iron pot and a cow (which she pleases) and three sheep and two hogs in advance and residue shall all be appraise buy my son Jacob shall have five pounds in advance which shall come out of his second share. There are namely my son Jacob and my daughter Doratea and Elizabeth and my son Marcks and Anna my daughter and they shall have equal shares after their Mothers death if she does not marry again, but in case she marry then the place shall immediately sold. And I Paul Wolff choose Jacob Hoffman to be executor and administrator of what I leave behind me. Anno one thousand seven hundred and seventy five. Witness my hand and seal

Paul (X his mark) Wolf [seal]

Solomon Westle
Michael (X his mark) Hoffman

The foregoing in a literal Translation from German Original made Jul 25 1778

Signature unreadable

Submitted by: Michelle. 
Wolff, Paul (I39939)
 
2817 WW-111: Jacob Meyer & his wife Mary of Leacock tp. [he being the son of Christian Meyer, deceased, late of Earl tp.] enf-rel.to Christian Meyer and Abraham Johns, both of Leacock tp., and Samuel Grebill and John Sheffer, both of Earl tps. [who are married to Barbara, Maria, Magdalena, and Elizabeth, four daughters of the said Christian Meyer, deceased]
100a Leacock tp.: HISTORY: Christian Meyer died seized of 162a Leacock tp. as well as other land. By his last will & testament dated 5 Sep 1794, he devised two parcels to the children of his daughter Anna, the wife of Jacob Lashe [to wit, (1.) 2a, 20p and (2.) 26a [these two tracts were part of 126 acres bought of John Garber]. The said Christian devised certain other tracts to his four sons-in-law [the second party hereto], leaving the residue, about 100 acres, to his eldest son Jacob [the first party hereto].
--21 Apr 1795
 
Meyer, Christian (I41924)
 
2818 XX-159: Michael Kegerreitz, yeoman, & his wife Margaret of Cocalico tp. enf-rel.to Frederick Gerner, yeoman, of same
4a, 12p Cocalico tp.: HISTORY: Part of 31a, 20p pat. 12 Nov 1773 to Michael Kegerreitz (Ref. PB AA-14-56).
--29 June 1795

XX-162: Frederick Gerner, yeoman, & his wife Catharine of Cocalico tp. enf-rel.to Michael Keggereitz, yeoman, of same
134p Cocalico tp.: HISTORY: Part of 98 ¼ a. pat. 4 Jan 1786 to Frederick Gerner (Ref. PB #4, page 329).
--29 June 1795
 
Gerner, Frederick (I44003)
 
2819 Y354: John Morgan, miller, & his wife Sarah of Caernarvon tp. enf-rel.to James Old & Henry Weaver, yeomen, both of same
117a Caernarvon tp.: HISTORY: Part of two tracts totaling 248a Caernarvon tp. pat. 18 Aug 1764 to Francis Morgan (Ref. PB AA-5-645). On 30 Jan 1772, Francis Morgan & his wife Jane granted one tract, or 117a, to their son David Morgan. On 10 Oct 1774, David Morgan & his wife Rebecca granted three tracts, including the said 117a tract, to the said Francis Morgan. By his last will & testament dated 21 May 1779, Francis Morgan devised the said tract to his son John Morgan (the party hereto).
26 Mar 1784: Angelhard Brown & John Davis

MM-54: Sheriff John Miller rel.to John Hubley & James Jacks, esquires, both of Lancaster Borough
247a Caernarvon tp.: HISTORY: On 9 Nov 1787, the Court of Common Pleas ordered the sheriff to seize the real estate of Francis Morgan, deceased [in the hands of his executors David Morgan & Thomas Morgan, yeomen], due to unpaid debts owing to one David Jenkins. The sheriff duly seized 220a Caernarvon tp., which was part of two contiguous tracts acquired by Francis Morgan in his lifetime: (1.) 173a Caernarvon tp. via the will of his father Thomas Morgan and (2.) 181a Caernarvon tp. via a patent in his [Francis's] name. (Note: Apparently the property has been resurveyed as 247 acres.)
--7 Aug 1788
 
Morgan, Francis (I44176)
 
2820 Year not given at baptism but occurred in 1790's.
 
Miller, George (I13389)
 
2821 year of birth also given as 1740 in another translation Schindeldecker, George (I2401)
 
2822 year of birth also given as 1828 in same source Zearing, Louis (I50897)
 
2823 Year of birth in record given as 1780, but conflicts with sister Hannah's date of birth. Assumed to have been born during previous year; otherwise, a twin of Hannah. Gobrecht, Samuel (I14319)
 
2824 year of birth must be incorrect Miller, Leonhard (I43754)
 
2825 year of death presumed; died in minority without issue Herschberger, Barbara (I42655)
 
2826 year of death presumed; died in minority without issue Herschberger, Johannes (I42656)
 
2827 Year of death presumed; died prior to father's estate settlementleaving two children Avey, Elisabeth (I35474)
 
2828 York County Deed B191:
Casper Keefer, yeoman, of Codorus tp. rel.to his son Ludwig Keefer, yeoman, of same
161A Codorus tp.: HISTORY: Part of two tracts surveyed for the said Casper Keefer in pursuance of a warrant dated 9 Mar 1753. The said Casper Keefer has decided to divide his lands between sons Ludwig and Abraham, subject to payments to be made to daughters Barbara (now wife of Jacob Shaffer, wheelwright, of Codorus tp.) and Margaret (now wife of Frederick Pfleger, blacksmith, of York tp.)
--14 Nov 1763
 
Kieffer, Casper (I29269)
 
2829 York County Will Abstracts:

Conrad Ammon, late of Paradise tp., 18 Apr 1772-19 Feb 1772 [sic]
Names son Jacob Ammon and the following stepchildren: Elizabeth wife of Henry Luchenbach, Scharlot wife of John Wolf, Margaret wife of George Inglefritz, and Anna wife of Tobias Helljet.
Executor: Jacob Ammon

--His wife's burial record at York Lutheran proves his named stepdaughters are the children of Peter Mohr and his wife Maria Catharina [nee Mathias]. 
Ammann, Conrad (I35931)
 
2830 York County, PA, Will Abstracts:
Martin Hoh, late of Manchester tp., 1776:
--Not copied on the records. Loose will not yet compiled.

York County Orphans Court 6 Apr 1780 (Ref. Book D166-168):
Martin Hoh, late of Manchester tp.
1. Minor child: Elisabeth, age 15 years, chooses Conrad Isonhart as guardian.
2. Minor child: Margaret, age 10 years; Emanuel Herman of Manchester tp. appt. GDN
3. Minor child: Michael, age 8 years; same guardian as above.
4. Minor child: Catharine, age 4 years; same guardian as above.
5. Widow [not named] now wife of Jacob Hufft.
--Estate appraised in 1783 (see Book E101+)
 
Hoh, Martin (I36170)
 
2831 York Moravian records give place of birth as Steinthal. That was the district Bellefosse was located within. Werle, Maria Salome (I20041)
 
2832 Z3-422: Michael Shalleberger & his wife Elizabeth of Fairfield County, Ohio, appoint George Rowland of Lancaster County as their lawful attorney to recover a certain sum in and out of the estate of Martin Hambright, late of Manheim tp., who died intestate, unmarried, and without issue.
--17 May 1809

Z3-424: Addendum to the preceding indenture (Z3-422): Martin Hambright died seized of 143a Manheim tp., which he held with his brother George Hambright. As heirs, he left the following siblings: Brother George Hambright, sister Elizabeth wife of George Schindel, and the children of deceased sister Susanna Metzger [to wit, Jonas Metzger and Elizabeth Shalleberger (late Metzger)]. Reference is made to Orphans Court records dated 25 June 1793.
--18 May 1807
 
Hambrecht, Martin (I16860)
 
2833 Z3-422: Michael Shalleberger & his wife Elizabeth of Fairfield County, Ohio, appoint George Rowland of Lancaster County as their lawful attorney to recover a certain sum in and out of the estate of Martin Hambright, late of Manheim tp., who died intestate, unmarried, and without issue.
--17 May 1809

Z3-424: Addendum to the preceding indenture (Z3-422): Martin Hambright died seized of 143a Manheim tp., which he held with his brother George Hambright. As heirs, he left the following siblings: Brother George Hambright, sister Elizabeth wife of George Schindel, and the children of deceased sister Susanna Metzger [to wit, Jonas Metzger and Elizabeth Shalleberger (late Metzger)]. Reference is made to Orphans Court records dated 25 June 1793.
--18 May 1807
 
Hambrecht, Maria Susanna (I36587)
 
2834 Z60: Jacob Holtzinger, yeoman, of Antrim tp., Cumberland County, and George Bentz, yeoman, & his wife Anna Maria of York tp., York County [the said Jacob & Anna Maria being two children of Jacob Holtzinger, deceased, late of Earl tp., yeoman] quitclaim to Conrad Holtzinger & Engelhart Holtzinger [two sons of the said Jacob Holtzinger, deceased]
180a Earl tp.: HISTORY: By his last will & testament dated 27 Oct 1760, Jacob Holtzinger devised his plantation to his son Conrad & Engelhart when they come of age. The property is subject to the dower of the widow Veronica, who is now the wife of Peter Becker.
2 May 1775: Peter Bender (Becker?) & WA
 
Bentz, George (I48147)
 
2835 ZIMMERMAN, ADOLPH Cocalico Twp.
October 6, 1787 December 19, 1787
Wife: Anna Zimmerman.
Children: John, Henry, Mary and Juliana.
Ex.: John Kurtz and John Zimmerman.
 
Zimmerman, Adolph (I41513)
 
2836 ZUCK, RUDULPH. East Caln [Chester County]
August 16, 1774. Adm. to Veronica Zuck.
 
Zug, Rudolph (I48090)
 
2837 [NI001566] Last Will & Testament In the name of God, Amen. I, Justina Senseman of Silver Spring, twp. & Cumberland Co. & the State of PA, widow, being weak in body but of sound mind, memory, & understanding, calling to mind my mortality, do make this my last will & testament in manner & form. viz: It is my will that my wearing apparel shall be equally devided among my chldn who may survive me, the remainder of my personal property I allow & order to be sold as soon as convenient after my decease, my funeral expenses & all claim against me to be paid. It is my will that whatever remains of my estate after payment of the aforesaid expenses & the expense of settlement, shall be divided into 9 equal parts or shares, which I bequeath & direct to be distributed in the following manner, to whit: To my sons John, William, & Samual, each one full share. To my dau.s Rebecca Weaver, Hannah Hauk, Lydia Lutz, & Sarah Trovinger, each one full share. To my son Daniel Senseman's chldn (to be equally divided among them) one full share, & to my gdau. Hannah Withers, & to my gson George Oberlin, 1 share( or the 1/9th part) to be equally divided among them. & lastly I do hereby nominate & appoint my 2 sons John & Samuel Senseman executors of this my last will, hereby revoking all former wills by me made & declaring this & no other to be my last will & testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal the 1st day of Aug 1837. Signed by the testatrix & declared by her to be her last will & testament in our presence, who in her presence, & at her request subscribed our names thereon as witnesses, Jno. Clendenin, Johnister, Cumberland Co. This 21st day of Sep 1843 before me, Jacob Bretz Register for the probate of Wills, etc. in & for said co. personally came John Clendenin, Esq. & John Chromister the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Justina Senseman late of the twp of Silver Spring deceased & being duly sworn according to law, depose & say that they were present & saw & heard the Testrix Justina Senseman. ???, Justina (I42293)
 

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