Will of Christina Doll
of the City of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.
ON THE TRAIL OF OUR ANCESTORS
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, File D-89
Written: 6 November 1891
Recorded: 7 April 1892
Christiana DOLL was the daughter of Eva Maria
HENNINGER, second wife to George SCHUEBEL.
Eva Maria had Christiana by Johann Georg KOCH according to German
records, but was not married to him. Christiana was born 21 Dec 1840
Sattelweiler, Oberamt Crailsheim, Württemberg, Germany. Christiana
applied for emigration in April 1860, along with Georg SCHÜBEL and the
rest of his family - Maria, his wife, Michael, his step son, and Rosina,
his daughter, who later married John LUTZ. Michael married Carolina
ZOLLER. - all in Lebanon, except for Christiana. Jacob DOLL, husband
of Christiana, was also from Neidenfels, as was the SCHÜBEL family.
He applied for emigration in August 1858 and came through Baltimore. I
believe the SCHÜBEL family did also, but cannot find them on a list. I
just know that a sister to Eva Maria came into Baltimore, and it seems
likely. All that is left of those Baltimore ships' lists from that time period
is the city copy, as the originals were destroyed. Jacob and Christiana
married in York County, PA, so the path of this family seems to be
Baltimore, York and then Lebanon.
In the name of God Amen. I, Christiana DOLL, wife of Jacob DOLL, of
the city of Lebanon, County of Lebanon and state of Pennsylvania,
being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish
this my last will and testament, (hereby revoking and making null and
void any and all wills heretofore by me made) in manner and form as
First: I direct that my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid as
soon as can conveniently be done after my decease.
Second: I give, devise and bequeath all my estate, real, personal &
mixed to my husband Jacob DOLL, to have and to hold the same for
and during his natural lifetime.
Third: After the decease of my husband Jacob DOLL, I order and direct
that all my real estate be sold at public or private sale whichever may be
most advantageous to my estate, and to this end my legal
representative appointed to execute my will, shall have power to
execute and deliver good & sufficient deed or deeds to the purchaser or
purchasers of my real estate - so directed to be sold.
Fourth: The proceeds arising from the sale of my real estate, -(together
with any other personal property, that may be left, after the decease of
my husband) I dispose of as follows; To my three children who are
married, viz: George, Julia (wife of John STOBER) & Veronica or
Franey, (wife of Charles BREISER) I give each the sum of Fifty dollars
as their share in my estate.
Fifth: The balance of said proceeds, I give, devise and bequeath unto my
remaining children; Cyrus, Mattie, Mary and Olgar, share and share
Sixth: During the lifetime of my said husband my said husband shall
pay all the lawful taxes assessed on my real estate so devised to him
for life, and shall also keep the same in suitable repair.
Lastly: I nominate, constitute and appoint my two sons George &
Cyrus DOLL to be the executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my name and seal the sixth day
of November A.D. (1891) one thousand eight hundred and ninety one.
[Donna note: Signature in German script]
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testatrix as
and for her last will and testament in our presence who at her request
have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in her presence and
that of each other.
Jacob Hepkins or Heskins
L. F. Houck
Note: Luther F. Houck was a lawyer in Lebanon City.
Lebanon County, ss.
On the 7th day of April, A.D., 1892, Before Me John W. Hartman,
Register of Wills, &c,, in and for said County, personally cam Jacob
Hepkins and L. F. Houck the Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing
and within Will, who being duly affirmed did say that they were present,
heard and saw Christiana Doll the Testatrix sign, seal, publish and
declare the foregoing and within Instrument of Writing as and for her last
Will and Testament, and at the doing thereof she was of sound
disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their
knowledge and belief.
Jacob Hepkins or Heskins
L. F. Houck
Affirmed and subscribed
Before me, this 7th day of April,
John W. Hartman, Register