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Last Will of Daniel Witmer

Filed March 2nd 1899

Dauphin County, ss:

                        On the 2nd day of March A.D. 1899 personally appeared before me, J.H. STROUP, Register of Wills, &c., in and for said county, Aaron Schreffler and W.C. Riegle subscribing witness to the within instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Daniel Witmer deceased, who, after having been by me duly qualified according to law, depose and say that they were present and saw testator sign and seal and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of doing he was of sound mind and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief.  Affirmed and subscribed before J.H. Stroup, Register.  (Signed Aaron Schreffler, W.C. Riegle).

            I, Daniel Witmer of Mifflin Township County of Dauphin and State of Penna. do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. 

First of all I direct that one thousand Dollars shall remain in my property which is my homestead as a dower for the benefit of my beloved wife during her lifetime and all my bank stock which is seven and one half shares in the first nat. Bank of Millersburg, Pa. said stock shall remain in my name and my wife shall have the benefit during her lifetime and after her death it shall be sold as provided herein after and two Hundred dollars my wife shall have of the personal property either some in furniture and some in money or all in money as she see fit.

Second, all my property real and personal shall be sold at public sale by giving legal notice of the same to the highest and best bidder without appraising anything except the Bank stock as hereinafter provided and also no dower is to remain on Mountain land.

third  All monies outstanding with my children shall not be collected by my Executor until he makes settlement with the heirs he shall not count the notes what they are worth at that date and lay them down same as money to the heirs.

Fourth, All my money shall be equally divided among my children except my eldest son Henry Witmer shall not be included but the rest of my children shall have equal shares.

Fifth, Henry Witmer my eldest son shall have Five Dollars besides the notes I hold against him except if Henry Witmer will pay his notes which I hold against him, then he shall have equal shares with the rest of my children.

Sixth, After the death of my beloved wife the dower remaining on my property shall be paid to my Executor and the Bank stock shall be sold by him and the proceeds of said stock and of the dower shall be equally divided among my children except my eldest son Henry Witmer shall not be included.

Seventh, And I do hereby make and ordain my Son Daniel F. Witmer Executor of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I Daniel Witmer the testator, have to this my will written on one sheet of Paper set my hand and seal this 22nd day of December A.D. 1894.

 

(Signed Daniel Witmer)

 

Witness:   Aaron Schreffler

                 W.C. Riegle

Signed seal and delivered

In the presence of each other

 

Transcribed by Lynn K. Ranieri

 

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