Will of Michael Rohland
of South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.
ON THE TRAIL OF OUR ANCESTORS
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, Will Book G-703
Written: 27 May 1892
Died: 16 July 1892
Recorded: 26 July 1892
Michael ROHLAND was the son of Johann Jacob ROHLAND and
Christina FERNSLER ROHLAND. All are buried at Grubbeland Cemetery. Michael was married to Elisabeth HOLLINGER, daughter of Joseph HOLLINGER and Anna GIESY, the latter three all from Berks County. (I
do not know where Joseph and Anna are buried.) The people mentioned
in this will are the children of John Jacob ROHLAND (son of Michael and
Elizabeth) and Mary Ann KILLIAN. Lizzie aka Elizabeth, married Milton
G. RISTENBATT. Mary Ann married Adam F. SPANGLER. All buried
Kimmerling's Cemetery. Michael Jr. was apparently never married.
The will of Michael ROHLAND gives his death date as 16 July 1892, while the tombstone gives it as 9 July 1882. The will was written in 1892, thus the date on the tombstone is incorrect.
Last Will and testament of Micheal ROHLAND of South Lebanon
Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. I devise my farm in South
Lebanon Township aforesaid, whereon I now reside, containing about
twenty acres (20 acres) to my son Jacob, including all buildings and
I bequeath to my son Jacob all my personal property except two
bureaux, one bed, and all dishes.
I bequeath to my granddaughter, Lizzie, one bureau that belonged to my
I bequeath to my granddaughter, Mary Ann, one bed that belonged to
I bequeath to my grandson,Michael, my bureau.
I bequeath all my dishes to my three grandchildren: Lizzie, Mary and
Michael in equal shares.
I appoint my son Jacob ROHLAND to be the executor of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day
of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
Signed: Michael Rohland (in German scriptwriting)
Signed, published and declared by the testator as and for his last will
and testament in the presence of us. John SNYDER MS; Alexander M.
SNYDER, Robert L. MILLER"
"On the 26th day of July,A.D., 1892, Before Me, John W. HARTMAN,
Register of Wills, &c., in and for said County, personally came
Alexander M. SNYDER and Robert L. MILLER the subscribing Witness
to the foregoing and within Will, who being duly affirmed did say that
they were present, heard and saw Michael ROHLAND the Testator,
sign, seal, publish and declare the foregoing and within Instrument of
Writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and at the doing thereof
he was of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the
best of their knowledge and belief. Affirmed and subscribed before me,
this 26th day of July, A.D. 1892, John W. HARTMAN, Register. Signed
Alexander M. SNYDER and Robt. L. MILLER.