Dauphin County Genealogy Resource Center
Henry Hetrick  Home Up Search Census Search Site Map The Store
Online Data
Submit Data
Success Stories
Old Links

Henry Hetrick


Last Will of Henry Hedrick, d.

Filed Aug 8, 1857

And recorded in Will Book F page 562


In the name of God Amen. I Henry Hedrich of East Hanover Township in the County of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania being of sound and perfect mind and memory Blessed be the Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my Last Will and testament in manner and form.

Following to Viz

First and principally I command my soul into the hand of the almighty God and my boddy to the earth to be entered by my surviving friends in a decent and Christian like Manner and the expenses to be defrayed out of My Estate and as for such worldy Estate and effects which I shall be possessed of and entitled unto at the time of My Decease, I give and bequeath the same as follows to Viz

I give and bequeath unto my dauter Sarah the sum of one Hundred and fifty Dollars that is for her house furniture, and I give and bequeath unto My Grand Son John W. Larch the sum of Two Hundred and fifty Dollars as soon as convenient after My Death and this shall be his full share out of My Estate

I give and Bequeath unto all My Children Except Levi share and share alike My Son Levi has his full share in the purchase of My Real Estate, My Sons John Henry & Jacob shall stand Back till my Dauter shall have the sum of two Hundred Dollars to make her Equel with them, then they four shall have share and share alike, Said Levi is to pay out yearly to John Henry Jacob & Sarah as his Bonds comes due it is My Will that all My Personal Property shall be sold as soon as convenient after My





Death at Public Sail It is further My Will My Clothes shall not be sold at Publick Sale But shall be Equally Divided among all my Sons, Of this My Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills By Me Made I do hereby appoint My Son Levi Hedrich to be My Executor of this My Last Will and Testament, In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set My hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of July, one thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Seven.

In witness (?) (seal)


Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Henry Hedrich to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our names as Witnesses in the present of the testator.

D. N. Rank

Jacob Hetrick


[ Transcription notes-- this document was transcribed from a photocopy of a photocopy of the microfilm copy. Even though at least three steps removed from the original, the copies were clear and I believe that this is a faithful and accurate transcription. The biggest problems were in deciphering the handwriting, and in deciding whether a word was meant to be capitalized, or whether it was just the handwriting style.

I transcribed the document as it appeared, complete with misspellings and lack of punctuation. The only item I was unable to transcribe was the words immediately after the words "In witness," as I found them to be illegible. This copy of the will was kindly provided to me by Beverly Wyld, a fellow Hetrick researcher. Beverly can be emailed at bwyld@aol.com. I will be happy to answer any questions about this document. Write or email me at: George Nagle, 6431 Shatto Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111; gnagle2919@aol.com.]

Transcribed by George Nagle




Dauphin County Genealogy Resource Center


Web design Copyright 1996-2002. All rights reserved Robert L. Maley. 
 Submitted material Copyright 1996-2002. All rights reserved by the respective submitters

 Revised: May 04, 2005 .

View Census Records Online at Ancestry.com!