Will of George Hiltz

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Submitted by Ejvor Merkley


In the name of God Amen. I, George Hiltz, of the town of Schoharie in the County of Schoharie and State of New York, Yeoman being advanced in years but being of a sound and disposing mind, and mindful of my approaching death, Do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit,

Firstly I commend my soul to God, relying on the merits of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ for the pardon and remission of all my sins, and my body I desire may be buried in a decent manner by my executors herein after named.

Secondly I will and direct that my funeral charges and other my just debts be paid by my said Executors after my decease.

Thirdly I give my beloved wife the ownership of all my estate of whatever name or nature during her natural life or as long as she remains my widow, and after my wife's decease, I give to my two sons John Hiltz and David Hiltz all my real estate situated in the town of Schoharie and County of Schoharie, and to their heirs and assigns forever.

Fourthly I give, devise and bequeath unto my four daughters Sophia, Eva, Catharine and Elizabeth each the sum of Sixty dollars in four years after my decease to be paid by my Executors herein after named.

Fifthly I give to my two sons John and David all my farming utensils, waggons, ploughs, horses & Ca. of whatever nature to be divided between them, share and share alike after my decease, together with all my bonds, notes and writings.

Sixthly I will that the remainder of personal property such as cows, sheep, Hogs be given to my said two sons John and David share and share alike after my said wifes decease and my household stuff I will my be divided among the four daughters and my two sons David and John all share and share alike and should my said son David Hiltz die without issue that then the property herein bequeath to him to become the property of my son John Hiltz, and should my said son John die without issue and the said David out live him and may that then the share of the said John to fall to the share of the said David his heirs and assigns forever.

Seventhly as to my son Peter Hiltz I have heretofore executed unto him a conveyance for the farm he now possesses, and to his heirs and assigns forever so that he can have no claim to any of my property herein before mentioned.

Lastly I appoint my two sons John Hiltz and David Hiltz my sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills herefore by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in the town of Schoharie this fourth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight.
In the presence of us
Signed, sealed, published and his
declared by the testator in the presence George X Hiltz
of us as his last will & testament. mark
Cornel: H. Van Dyke
Peter T. Snyder
Isaac Marselus

Schohare County ss. Cornelius H Van Dyke and Peter T. Snyder being duly sworn on the eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty say that they did see George Hiltz the above testator duly execute the above as his last will and testament, and that they did at the same time subscribe their names as witneses of the same in the presence of the testator and of each other and that Isaac Marselus the other subscribing witness did also at the same time subscribe his name as a witness to the same in the presence of the testator, and that the testator is dead, and resided in the town of Schoharie.

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