Will of Christina Doll

of the City of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, File D-89
Written: 6 November 1891
Recorded: 7 April 1892

Supplementary Information:
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.

                                                                                  Christina Doll 
                                             [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,
A.D., 1892
John W. Hartman, Register