Eft, Peter; Estate Records - 1868
Last will and Testament Peter Eft Enter June 15, 1868
I, Peter Eft of New Sewickley Township borough of Beaver and State of 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 will by at any time heretofore made.
As to such estate it hath pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same as follows viz;
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Anna Eft, all my household and kitchen furniture which we now have in the house also my library of books and my one room downstairs and the back room on the second story and room in the garret to store he grane away in the dwelling house which we now occupy all those said rooms is to be in the east end of my dwelling house and she shall have peaceable possession during her natural life of the same. My wife Anna shall have one third of all the grane of all kind that is raised on my farm one third of the potatoes one third of the fruit from the orchard and place to store away the same and three cows of her own choice and the cows is to have the same pasture as the farmers cows have on said farm and barn room for hay and straw and stabling for her cows, also three hoggs and a good pen to fatten or keep them in when she want to fatten them also liberty to raise few piggs one horse saddle and bridle if she chooses to keep the same.
Item I give and bequest unto my son Adam Eft, one spar of horses for labour done after he was twenty-one years of age also he shall have my farm on which we now containing one hundred and twelve acres at the price of three thousand three hundred dollars which he shall pay to my estate one year after my wife Anna's decease say one thousand dollars yearly until paid none of my other children could have the farm at the same price it was on account of my son Adam having worked for me after he was of age
If my son Adam should die without heirs then that portion of the estate he gets from me shall descend to my heirs at law in case my son Adam make any payments on the farm and die without heirs the money shall be paid back to his widow and the farm to descend to my heirs at law share and share alike
My son Adam or whoever may farm my place shall cut and haul the firewood take grane to mill and bring the flour and bran back again and wash for my wife Anna if she is not able to do it
Elizabeth Eft my step daughter now married to Adam Knauff shall have equal share with my children and I further direct that my Administrator shall make sale of my farm in Franklin Township containing twenty twenty seven acres the proceeds to be equally divided amongst my children when they arrive of age,
lastly if any of my children will not except under this my last will and testament then they shall want to go to law, they shall then have twenty dollars and no more that shall be considered the full share
Item My wife Anna shall have the one third of the interest of the money coming to me at my death not including the farm in Franklin Township which will be sold by my administrator My wife Anna shall have cellar room for potatoes and fruit and one half of the garden
My son Adam is to pay all taxes that may be Levied on my farm as long as he lives on the farm and in one year after my decease he shall decide whether he will except under this my will
Lastly I appoint my esteemed friend Adam Nauff of Mercer County to be the executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said testator have to this my last will and testament at my hand and seal eighth day of May AD 1868
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence if us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Three Dollars E L S. J. Rev Cancila (hard to read)
George Teets; E. V. Randolph
Be it remembered that on the 15th day of June AD 1868 Before me Darius Singleton Register for the probate of will and granting letter testamentary and for said county came George Teets, Casper Shafer, E.V. Randolph subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Peter Ift dec'd who having been sworn according to law depose and say that they were present at the time of the execution containing that they saw said testator sign and heard him publish pronounce and declare said foregoing instrument and as for his last will and testament and requested said to witness and at the time of so doing said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of deponent knowledge observation and belief.
D. Singleton Register (Compd.)
Ift Peter Estate
R D 2 247
And now to wit June 15th 1868 J.S. Rulan brings into this office an instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Peter Ift late of New Sewickley of Beaver County Pa dec'd it having been duly made to appear to me that Peter I died on or about the 18th day of May 1868. I have this day taken the proof of the execution of said writing by the oath of George Teets, Caspar , and S.V. Randolph esq. subscribing witnesses thereto to and do judge the proof sufficient and that the said testator was of sound mind memory and understanding at the time of the execution thereof and do approve of the same as the last will and testament of Peter Ift and register the same according to law
And now to wit June 15th 1868 Adam Nauff applying for letters testimentary to being named as executor in said will, and being duly sworn according to law as executor I have this day granted him letters testimentary in due form of law as executor of said last will and testament
[Ifft, Peter - 1868, Will Book E, Page 102, Register's Docket, 2, Page 247]Transcribed by Diane (Dunbar) Howard
November Term 1868
Inventory of personal property elected to be retained by the widow of Peter Ift dec'd
And now to wit: June 27, 1868. The Inventory of personal property to amount to $300.00 Elected to be retained by the widow of Peter Ift dec. was filed in the office of the clerk of the Orphans Court and Confirmed Nici And now November 11th 1868 Publication having been made and no exception having been files thereto the Same is confirmed absolutely. By the Court John A, Frazier ClR.
[Widows Appraisement, Orphans Docket, Volume 10, Page 354, Beaver County Courthouse]
Petition of Adam Knauff of Mercer County Pennsylvania respectfully re****ils that he is the executor named in the last will and testament of Peter Ifft - late of New Sewickley Beaver County who died on the _ day of June 1868 said will being Register in the Registers Office of Beaver County on the 15th day of June 1868. That said testator by his last will and testament - direct as follows I further direct that my Administrator Shall make sale of my farm in Franklin Township containing twenty sev acres the proceeds to be equally divided amongst my children when they arrive at age. As in and by said last-will and testament recorded in the office aforesaid in Will Book E. Page 102 will now fully appear. Your petitioner represents that no compliance with the direction in said will above Stated your petitioner did on the _ day of 1870 enter into contract in writing with George Smith for the sale for the said piece or parcel of land for the sum of seven hundred dollars payable four hundred dollars in hand and the balance on payments with interest that the amount named as in the opinion of the petitioner the full value of the premises aforesaid and the sale a good one.Req. then for **** your ***** to confirm said sale and to direct him to execute and deliver to the ******** desc**** for the land herein described on his complying with the terms of sale and he will ever Jer*y VC
Adam Knauff Executor
Beaver County es
Adam Knauff being duly sworn says the facts set forth in the foregoing petition and there to the best of his knowledge and belief. Sworn and subscribed before me this April 28th 1870
John C. Ye*** Clerk
Adam Knauff Executor
And now to wit April 27th 1870 the within petition being read and considered by the Court the Court do confirm the sale and direct the Executor within named to execute and deliver to the purchaser a deed for the premises within named and described o his complying with the terms of the contract.
By the Court Filed in March Term 1870
[Confirmation of Estate Sale, Orphans Docket, Volume 11, Page 77, Beaver County Courthouse]
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