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Beloved wife Elizabeth shall live on the farm her lifetime or widowhood and to keep att appreaisement the household articles and kitchen furniture also stock and farming utensils needful; the remainder of my personal estate to be sold among my children; Martin and Andrew Jr. share and share alike; the tract of land where I live; 47 acres to be sold and son Andrew to have fifty pounds above his share and the remainder between them or their heirs; my widow and sons to live together;

John Lichty of York county, my wife's brother, Executor;
dated 21 June 1809;

witnesses David Scarlet and John Downey; probated August 2, 1809.

Andrew Schrenk, p.120

Oracle of Dauphin
(Harrisburg Weekly)
Saturday 22 July 1809

Andrew Shrenk died Saturday last in Swatara township, aged about 70 years,

Filed January 30, 1861
Will Book G Page 132

In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter Pancake of the Borough of Harrisburg in the County of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania, enjoying reasonable health of body and being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby declare and make this as and for my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say:

I order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as practicable after my decease.>

I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth my two story brick dwelling house and lot or piece of ground upon which the same is erected, situate on Second Street in the Borough of Harrisburg and County of Dauphin aforesaid, adjoining property of Doctor E. W. Roberts, a private alley, a lot of Albright (Hachlen's??) heirs, and Second Street aforesaid; together with all the household and kitchen furniture which may be in the said house at the time of my decease, to hold the same to her, my said wife Elizabeth her heirs and assigns forever.

I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth, three thousand dollars in cash, to be paid to her by my hereinafter named Executor, as soon after my decease as the money can by collected.

It is my will that my brother-in-law Michael Mahon shall deliver or cause to be delivered unto my wife Elizabeth annually during her life, according to the covenants, stipulations and terms mentioned and fully set forth in an article of agreement in writing between the said Michael Mahon and myself, all the produce, articles, and things enumerated in the said agreement, consisting in part of two fat hogs, fire wood cut and hauled to the door, cider, apples etc.

I give and bequeath unto my sisters Polly and Nancy and my brothers George and William, each the sum of four hundred dollars.

I give and bequeath to Polly Pierson the sum of one hundred dollars and to each of her children, viz: Elizabeth, Mary and George, the sum of one hundred dollars.

It is my will and I hereby order and direct that, all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (not herein before disposed of), shall be divided among my nephews Samuel and William Mahon, and my nieces Mary, Margaret and Anna (children of Michael Mahon), in the following manner, to wit: Each of my said nephews to receive double as much as each of my said nieces.

Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Samuel Singer of the Borough of Harrisburg, in the County of Dauphin and state aforesaid, to be the executor of this my last will and testament, hereby declaring all other wills by me heretofore made, null and void.

And further, my said executor shall receive for all his services in the settlement of my estate any sum not exceeding two per cent, except that willed to my wife, for which he is not to receive any thing.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven.

P Pancake

Signed, sealed, published and pronounced by the testator [?] for his last will and testament in our presence, who at his request have signed our names as witnesses thereto.

Geo. H. Bell
David Harris

I, Peter Pancake the testator in the before mentioned will do hereby make the following codicil thereto.

Item, I hereby revoke and annul the legacies given in said will to my nephew Samuel Mahon & my niece Anna Mahon now Balsbaugh, the said Samuel and Anna to take no interest under my said will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of August A D 1859.

P Pancake
Signed, sealed, executed, pronounced & declared in the presence of
David Harris
Herman Alricks

Oracle of Dauphin
(Harrisburg Weekly)
Saturday March 11, 1809
Martin Shrenk married on Tuesday evening last by Rev. Gloninger.
Mr. Martin Shrenk of Swatara township
in this county to Miss Ann Machen of same place.

Harrisburg Chronicle
Thurs., Dec 22, 1825

Martin Shrenk
Died at the first toll house below Harrisburg on the Middletown turnpike road on Monday last.
Martin Shrenk, a very worthy and useful citizen.

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