Last Will and Testament of Jacob Schoene
Know all men by these presents that I Jacob Schoene of the Borough of Zelienople, County of Butler and State of Pennsylvania, being of a Sound disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.
1st I direct that my body be decently entered according to the rights and ceremonies of the Church to which I belong.
2nd I direct that all my lawful debts be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first money's as shall come into the hands of my Executrix from any portion of my Estate, Real, or Personal.
3rd I bequeath to my beloved wife Salome all of my Estate, Real, Personal, and Mixed, to be enjoyed by her so long as she remains my widow. Having full confidence in her industry and frugality she will not commit any waste on said Estate to the prejudice of our children. However should she marry again, she shall receive no more of my Estate as any other widow is entitled to by the laws of Pennsylvania if her husband dies intestate.
4th I do nominate and appoint for the Execution of my Will, my beloved wife Salome, my sole Executrix.
5th I give and bequeath out of my Estate to Sarah, daughter of my Son Frederick Schoene the sum of One Hundred dollars. To be paid after my wife's death, over and above the amount said Frederick was indebted to me, being eleven hundred dollars with interest up to this date which account I forgive her.
6th The residue of My Estate after my wife's decease is to be equally divided Share and Share alike among my Son and daughters viz. John Schoene, Sarah Strutt, and Caroline Diehl.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, and publish
and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of the
Witnesses named below. This the Twenty-Fifth day of February, In the Year
of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & Eightieth Year, 1880.
Recorded this 2nd day of February A.D. 1886 in the Registrars Office
of said county in Will Book "I" page 280. Witness my hand and
seal the date above written M.H. Byerly, Register. State of Pennsylvania,
Butler County, SS: Personally came before me, the Register of Wills &c.,
in and for said county, Frederick PFlugh a resident of Franklin Twp in
said county, who being duly sworn according to law, desposeth and saith
that, to t best of his knowledge and belief, Jacob Schoene late of the
Borough of Zelienople in said county, departed this life on the 10th day
of January A.D. 1886, about 4 o'clock A. M. of said day.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Butler, ss: Register's office,
Butler, Feb. 2nd A.D. 1886 You Salome Schoene do swear that as Executrix
of Jacob Schoene deceased, you will well and truly administer the goods
and chattels, rights, credits of decedent, according to law, and diligently
and faithfully regard, and well and truly comply with the provisions of
the law relating to the collateral inheritances. Signed: Salome Schone.
Sworn and subscribed before me, the day and year aforesaid, and letters
testimony granted unto Salome Schoene.
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