Kay's Family History and Genealogy

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Brandenberger, Philip,
Last Will and Testament, 1889

Brandenberger Philip Sr. Estate
State of Pennsylvania, Beaver County } ss

Personally came before me William H. Bricker Register of Wills c., in and for the County aforesaid Jacob Young Jr. applicant for Letters Testamentary upon the estate of Philip Brandenberger Sr. late of Marion Township deceased, and upon his solemn oath did declare and say that the said Philip Brandenberger died on the Sixth day of March A.D. 1889 at 8:20 A.M., to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Jacob Young

Sworn and subscribed before me this 12th day of March A.D. 1889
William H. Bricker, Register
Appraisement files Nineteenth day of April A.D. 1889 $2043.01
Sale list filed _ day of _ A.D. 18_
First Per. Account settled 3rd day of February A.D. 1890
Balance Due Estate $2018.47 *****
Per Account settled 18rd day of August A.D. 1892
Balance Due Estate $560.71

And now to wit: March 12th 1889 An instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of Philip Brandenberger, Sr. late of Marion Township, deceased, is presented in this Office for probate. Whereupon the testimony as to the Executive of said Will was taken by the oath of F. H. Land, Esq, and John A. Elliot they being the Subscribing witnesses they do and do adjudge the proof Sufficient thereof and that at the time said Will was executed the testator was of Sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of deponents Knowledge, observation and belief, Whereupon said Will was admitted to probate, and ordered to be registered.
William H. Bricker, Register

And now, to wit, March 12th 1889. Jacob Young the person named in said will as the Executor thereof applying for Letters testamentary thereon after having been duly Sworn as such Executor I have granted him said Letters in due form of Law.
William H. Bricker, Register

Brandenberger, Philip Sr. - 1889, Register's Docket, 5, Page 331; Beaver County Courthouse

Last Will and Testament of Philip Brandenberger, Sr. Registered March 12th A. 1889.

I Philip Brandenberger, Sr, Of Marion township Beaver County Pennsylvania, being of Sound mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First, I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid.

Second, I enter and direct my Executor hereinafter named to sell and dispose of all my Estate, real personal and mixed as soon after my decease as conveniently may be at public or private sale as to him is seen best, and for that purpose I do hereby Empower him to make in good and sufficient deed for conveying and assuming all of said real estate to the purchase or purchases thee *** simple

I do give and bequeath to my son Edward as a reward for his services rendered to me after he became of age the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.

I give and bequeath to my son Rudolph and to my daughter Pauline intermarried with Jacob Schutte each the sum of fifty dollars.

I give and bequeath unto the children of my deceased daughter intermarried with Frederick Katzel the sum of fifty dollars to be divided among them Share and Share alike.

And is touching all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate I direct the Same Shall be divided in seven Equal Shares.

One part thereof I give and bequeath to my daughter Caroline intermarried with John Schoene;

One part thereof I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren, children of Salome Katzel,

One part thereof I give and bequeath to my daughter Dorothea intermarried with Charles Beeler,

one part I give and bequeath to my son Phillip, one part thereof I give and bequeath to my son Rudolph,

and one part thereof I give and bequeath to my daughter Paulina.

I herby nominate, constitute and appoint, my friend Jacob Young Jr. Executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal, this twenty sixth day of September A.D. 1888.
Philip Brandenberger Sr. {Seal} Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the testator as and by his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request, have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
F.H. Laird
John A. Elliot

The State of Pennsylvania
Beaver County } SS
Be it remembered. That on the 12th day of March AD 1889 F.H. Laird Esq and John A. Elliot Personally appeared before me the Register for the Probate of Wills, c in and for said County. They being the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last Will and Testament of Philip Brandenberger late of Marion township. Beaver County. Pa, deceased, and after being duly Sworn, according to law, did depose and say that they were present and Saw said Philip Brandenberger Sign the foregoing instrument of writing and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at the time of his so doing the testator was of Sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of deponent's Knowledge, observation and belief. And that they signed the Same as witnesses therto at the request of the Said testator.

And Now, the testamony of the above named witnesses being sufficient, I do hereby admit the foregoing Will to Probate, and order the Same to be recorded as Such. Given under my hand, the date last above named.
William H. Bricker, Register.

Brandenberger, Philip Will Book H Page 364 Registers Docket 5 Page 331, Beaver County Courthouse.

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