Will of Johan Jacob Rohland

of Lebanon Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.
Will Book B, Page 605, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Written: 28 September 1839
Recorded: 30 August 1841

In the name of God Amen. I Jacob Rohland, of Lebanon Township in the county of Lebanon and State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, am at present of sound and well disposing mind, memory and understanding, thanks be unto God for the same considering the mortality of my body and the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in the following manner to wit. First, and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently interred hoping for a free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting happiness, in the heavenly Kingdom through Jesus Christ my Saviour. And concerning my worldly estate and effects wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of them in the following manner, to wit. It is my will and I do hereby order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expences be paid out of my estate by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as possable after my decease. Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Christina, two beds and bedsteads with all the necessary beding belonging to the same and that, her own choice. I further give and bequeath unto my said wife Christina the sum of one thousand one hundred dollars lawful money of Pennsylvania, which shall be taken and deemed to be in lieu of and in full satisfaction of her dower or thirds in my Estate both real and personal. Item. It is my will and I order and direct that my tract and piece of land with the appurtenances whereon I now live situate in the Township of Lebanon aforesaid adjoining lands of Joseph Bomberger, William Moore and others containing about fifteen acres shall be sold by public vendue by my Executors hereinafter named and appointed, within one year after my decease either in parcels, or in the whole as my Executors may ? prefer? and to the best advantage and for the best price that can be gotten for the same, the purchase money shall be paid as follows, the one half in hand and the residue thereof one year thereafter and the proceeds arising from the sale of my said land and from the sale of my personal goods and not by me herein before disposed of I give and bequeath the same as follows, to wit. To my son Michael Rohland, his heirs, and assigns, the sum of one hundred dollars, in cash, also my mare and colts. To my son Henry Rohland, the sum of fifty dollars. To my daughter Mary Rohland the sum of two hundred dollars, in cash, also my chest, a spinning wheel and all the articles and things which she has or may claim as hers at the time of my decease, which said sums of money articles and things given to my two sons Michael and Henry and to my daughter Mary, I have given them for services rendered me when they where over the age of twenty one years, and it is further my will that the remainder of my estate property and effects whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be and not by me hereinafter otherwise disposed off shall be equally devided to and among all my children share and share alike, except the share comming to my son Philip Rohland I give unto my Executors hereinafter named and appointed and the Survivor of them the share part or portion to which my son Philip might or would be entitled to receive out of my estate shall be put on interest during his life for the use and benefit of my son Philip Rohland from year to year safely be done so as not to create or vest any estate in him, my said son Philip or in any manner subject the interest or any part thereof to his debts or contracts liable to be seized or taken by any legal process or otherwise on his account and after the death of my said son Philip, the principal sum to be paid to and among all his children, share and share alike. My Grandchildren the children of my deceased son John Rohland to have and receive the share which would have come to their father if he was living. It is my will that my son Michael & my daughter Mary shall have a right to live in and occupy my House and land aforesaid with my said wife until the property is sold and possession given to the purchaser or purchasing thereof the one half of the crops which may be on the said premises at the time of my decease, shall be for the use of my said wife, my son Michael and my daughter Mary without any charge for rent or otherwise no charges shall be made against any of my children for articles and things given them or any of them in my life time. And further I do hereby authorise and empower my Executors and the survivor of them to make and execute a Deed or Deeds in fee simple for my Tract or piece of Land with the appurtenances aforesaid to the purchaser or purchasers thereof. And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons, Jacob Rohland & Michael Rohland Executors of this my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 28th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.(1839)

Signed, sealed and published pronounced                   his
& declared by the above named Jacob Rohland         Jacob  X Rohland
as and for his last will and Testament                   mark  
in the presence of us.
  John Shindel,  Joseph Bomberger         

Recorded August 30th 1841. 

                                              Henry Smith, Register

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