Will of Peter Oliver

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Submitted by Mary DeYoung


In the name of God Amen. I Peter Oliver of Schoharie N.Y. being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, that is to say.

First, after all my lawyer debts are paid and discharged, I give and bequeath to my wife Maria all my property and estate, both real and personal, to have use and enjoy the same during her life.

Second, after the death of my wife, I give and devise, all and singular, the residue and remainder of my said property and estate, to my nephew Peter Borst and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Likewise, I make constitute and appoint my said nephew Peter Borst to be executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the twenty ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty.

Peter Oliver L.S.

The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Peter Oliver in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us, and he did at the same time declare the above instrument, so subscribed, to be his last Will and Testament, and we at his request, have signed our names as witnesses hereto, in his presence and in the presence of each other, and written opposite our names our respective places of residence.

Chas. Brewster Schoharie, N.Y.

Ralph Brewster

Schoharie County Surrogate Court

In the matter of proving the

Will of Peter Oliver late of the

town of Schoharie Scho. Co. NY deceased Schoharie County ss.

Charles Brewster and Ralph Brewster of Schoharie in the County of Schoharie being first duly sworn in open court do depose and say that they are the subscribing witnesses to the last Will and testament of Peter Oliver late of the town of Schoharie, in the County of Schoharie, deceased, that the said Peter Oliver did in the presence of these deponents subscribe his name at the end of the instrument which is now shown and exhibited to these deponents and which purports to be the last Will and testament of the said Peter Olvier deceased, and which Will bears date on the 29th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty. Deponents further say that the said Peter Oliver the said testator did, at the same time of subscribing his name as aforesaid at the end of the said instrument declare the said instrument so subscribed and now exhibited to be his last Will and testament, and these deponents did thereupon subscribe their names at the end of the said will, as attesting witnesses thereto, at the request and in the presence of the said testator and of each other. Deponents further say that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last Will as aforesaid, and at the time of these deponents subscribing their names as attesting witnesses thereto, as aforesaid, the said Peter Oliver was of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a Will of real estate, and was not under any restraint, to the knowledge information or belief of these deponents, and further these deponents say not.

Sworn and subscribed this 10th day of Chas. Brewster

January 1882 before me. Ralph Brewster

Chas. Holmes Surrogate

Surrogate Court

Schoharie County

I Charles Holmes, Surrogate of Schoharie County, do hereby certify that the last Will and testament of Peter Oliver, late of the town of Schoharie in the County of Schoharie, deceased, of which the foregoing record is a true copy, was by me duly admitted to probate and recorded as a will relating to both real and personal estate on the Tenth day of January One thousand eight hundred and eighty two, which record together with the foregoing record of the proofs and examinations taken before me in relation to the execution and validity thereof is hereby signed and certified by me pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the State.

Chas. Holmes, Surrogate.

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