Will of George Schuebel

of the Borough of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, File S-324
Written: 1 September 1882
Date of Death: 30 April 1883
Recorded: 11 May 1883

Supplementary Information:
The will was recorded under George SCHOEBEL, but I believe this may be because the person read the "U" as an "O" - easy to do if the U were almost closed. Georg was actually Johann Georg SCHÜBEL (sometimes written as SCHIEBEL. SCHUEBEL and other variants) from Neidenfels, Oberamt Crailsheim, Württemberg. The wife in this will is his second wife, Eva Maria HENNINGER. Her daughter is Christiana, married to Jacob DOLL, in this will. Christina's real father was Johann Georg KOCH. George's first wife was Margaretha NEIDLING, who is the mother of Michael (by another man) and of Rosina/Rosanna/Rosa. Rosa is the one legitimate child of George and Margaretha.
I, George Schoebel, of the Borough of Lebanon County of Lebanon and 
State of Pennsylvania, brush maker, being of sound mind, memory and 
understanding, to make and publish this my last will and testament.

Item  - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Maria Schoebel, all my 
household furniture, and all my other personal property, to have and to 
hold the same to her and to her heirs and assigns forever.

Item  - I also give, devise and bequeath to her, my said wife, the use, 
improvement and income of my messuage and lot of piece of ground on 
which my dwelling house is situate in the First ward of Lebanon 
Borough aforesaid, with its appurtenances, to have and to hold the said 
messuage and tenement and appurtenances, for and during her natural 

Item - Upon the death of my said wife, I do hereby order and direct that 
my hereinafter named executor shall as soon as conveniently may be, 
after the decease of my said wife, sell and dispose of my said real 
estate to such person or persons, and for such price or prices as may 
be reasonably gotten for the same either at private or public sale 
whichever shall be most advantageous, and the moneys arising from 
such sale, he shall divide share and share alike among my children, to 
wit: Michael SCHUEBEL, my son is to have one equal share:  Rosanna 
LUTZ, intermarried with John LUTZ, it to have one equal share, and 
Christiana, my wife's daughter, intermarried with Jacob DOLL, one equal 

And lastly: I nominate, constitute and appoint Luther F. HOUCK, to be 
the Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness thereof, I, George Schoebel, the Testator, have to this my 
will, written on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal, this first day 
of September, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and eighty two.

George + (his mark)Schoebel (Seal)[Note: George could sign his own 
name. He may have been too ill to sign here.)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named George 
Schuebel as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us 
who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request to be 
witnesses thereto, in the testator's presence and of each other.  Adam 
Broskey and George M. Stanley

Before me, Geo G. Zimmerman Dept. Register of Wills, & c., in and for 
said County, personally came Adam Broskey and George M. Stanley, 
the Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing and within Will, who being 
duly affirmed did say that they were present, heard and saw George 
Schoebel, the Testator, sign, seal, publish and declare the foregoing 
and within Instrument of Writing as and for his last Will and Testament, 
and at the doing thereof he was of sound deposing mind, memory and 
understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief. Affirmed and 
subscribed before me, this 11th day of May A.D. 1883.  Geo. G. 
Zimmerman Dept. Register.             Adam Broskey  George M. Stanley