In the Name of God Amen, I Henry Berry of Anville Township in the County of Lebanon and in the state of Pennsylvania being at present sick and weak of body but of sound and well disposing mind memory and understanding thanks be unto God for the same considering the mortality of my body and that it appointed for all men once to die therefore do hereby make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in the following manner to wit: First I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be decently interred and as touching and concerning such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of as is hereinafter mentioned to wit: It is may will and I do hereby order and direct that my beloved wife Marie Esther shall have a right to take house and keep such and so much of my household and kitchen goods, furniture beds and articles as she may chose to take and keep and my said wife Maria Esther shall also have use possess and enjoy my house and lot with the appurtenances wherein we now live situate in the Town of Anville in the Township of Anville and County of Lebanon aforesaid adjoining two streets and lot of Jacob Hoffman for and during her life.
Item; I give and desire unto John Berry and Henry Berry, children of John Berry deceased and to their heirs and offspring my tract or piece of land situate in Union County adjoining the several lands now or late of Merf Habenberger, Rusho Meyer and others containing about one hundred and seventy acres.
Item; I give and desire unto Christian Cassell intrust to and for the use and benefit of his son William Cassell to be applied to his support as hereafter mentioned my Small Piece or Parcel of Land with the appurtenances situate in Hanover Township in the County of Dauphin adjoining Lands of Mr. Shell, Robert Hill and others containing about five acres and the said Christian Cassell may either suffer and permit the said William Cassell to live on the said premises from time to time and at such times as he may deem expedient and to the use and benefit thereof for and towards his support or demise the source from time to time and apply the rent produce and profits there from arising for the purpose aforesaid. And at and immediately after my death of the said William Cassel, the said piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances shall belong to his children and I do give and desire the same unto them in fee simple as tenants in communion.
And it is may will and I do hereby order and direct that my lot or piece of ground with the appurtenances adjoining the several lots of Adam, Lebrich and William Shertzer and my moiety or half part of the lot or piece of ground with the appurtenances the other moiety being owned by Christian Cassel both situate in the Town and Township of Anville aforesaid shall severally by sold by my executor herein after named and appointed or the survivors or server of them at such time or times and for such manner of payments as they may deem most expedient.
And I do give and bequeath unto my said wife Maria Esther the one half part of the monies arising from the sales of the said lot or piece of ground...(unreadable le)... of the said lot or piece of ground and appurtenances ...(unreadable) ... directed to be sold as aforesaid and also the one half part of all money debts and money outstanding and owing to me and of all my other property not by me herein before otherwise disposed of . Item: I give bequeath unto my brother Peter Berry for his own use and benefit the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars. Item: I give and bequeath unto my sister Barbara now the wife of Christian Cassel the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars. Item: I give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret now the wife of John Rugest the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid to herself and for her separate use and benefit from time to time as may executors may think proper.
Item; I give and bequeath unto my stepsister Christiana twenty dollars and unto my stepsister Catherine twenty dollars. Item: i give and bequeath unto my brother Conrad Berry the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid and applied for his support from time to time as my executors may deem expedient. It is my will that the several specific legacies last mentioned shall be paid out of the other half past of the proceeds of my estate not given to my wife as herein before mentioned. And it is my will and I do hereby order and direct that the lot or piece of ground wherein we now live with the appurtenances shall be sold by my executors or the survivor or survivor of them after the death of my said wife in such manner of payment as them may deem most expedient and the one half part of the money arising from the said sale shall be given and paid over to such person or persons as my said wife in and by her last will and testament shall or may direct or appoint to have and receive the same in case she makes no will or testament then the same shall descent and be paid to her heirs or legal representatives according to law and the other half part arising from the sale aforesaid shall be divided and paid as follows: two hundred dollars thereof unto John Miller, son of Frederick Miller deceased; two hundred dollars thereof unto Catharine, the wife of Jacob Kittle; the further sum of two hundred dollars thereof unto John W. Killinger, son of John Killinger; the further sum of one hundred dollars thereof unto Magdalna Berry, the further sum of one hundred dollars thereof unto William Berry, two of children of Conrad Berry and the remainder thereof and of all my estate whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be and not by me herein before otherwise disposed of I give and bequeath unto the children of the said William Cassell to be equally divided between them. And I do hereby authorize and empower my executors and the survivor and survivor of theirs to make and execute deeds in fee simple to the purchasers of my houses, lots and premises here before directed to be sold and the devisers in fee simple for the lands and premises herein before to them devised. And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint may said wife Maria Esther and my friends Christian Cassel and John Killinger executors of my Lat Will and Testament and I revoke and annul all aforesaid and other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixth day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and twenty six.
Signed, sealed published pronounced
and declared by the said testator Henry Berry Henry Berry
as and for his last Will and Testament in
the presence of us
Recorded August 21, 1827
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