In the name of God Amen. I Frederick Fernsler of South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County and State of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, being sick but of sound mind, memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit.
Principally and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, and as such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner. It is my will and I do order and direct that all my Just debts and funeral expences be paid out of my estate as soon as possible after my decease. It is further my will and I do order and direct my executors hereinafter named or the Survivor of them to sell within one year after my decease my Messuage, Plantation & tract of Land whereon I now reside by Public Vendue for the best price that can be gotten for the same, and on such terms most advantageous to my estate hereby empowering my Executors or the Survivors of them to execute good and lawful Deed or deeds to the purchaser or purchasers of my said land, their heirs and assigns. I do further order and direct that an Inventory and appraisement of my personal estate be taken and sale made of my personal Goods as soon as possable [sic] after my decease; and the proceeds arising from the Sale of my lands and personal goods, my money, Bonds, Notes and Book debts when collected shall be equally divided to and among all my children share and share alike but what I have advanced to any of my children in my lifetime and took Bonds or charged them in my Book shall be deducted from their several and respective shares, so that all my children may receive equal shares. It is further my will that my wearing apparel shall be divided (and not sold) to and among all my sons, and the wearing apparel of my deceased wife shall be divided to and among all my daughters. It is my will that my three daughters now residing with me shall not be charged with the several articles and things which they may have at the time of my decease, I give to them the same as a reward for services rendered me since they became of age.
And lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons, Philip Fernsler and Abraham Fernsler, to be the Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 26th day of June Anno Domini 1841. Signed, Sealed, Published & declared by the above named Frederick Fernsler, to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us - Michael Schneyder, John Shindel
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