Will of John Ristenbatt
of City of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.
ON THE TRAIL OF OUR ANCESTORS
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, File R-269, Will Book J-611
Written: 7 July 1904
Recorded: 19 April 1913
This is the will of John RISTENBATT, son of Herman RISTENBATT and
Margreta Rebecca SCHAD. John was a brother to Sarah Ristenbatt
Hartman Darkes. John's wife was Caroline, born Württemberg. I would
very much like to find her maiden name. It is the one maiden name
which I am missing among the siblings. An article is available on the RISTENBATT family.
Know all men by these presents that I John RISTENBATT of 127 South
5th Street, City of Lebanon, County of Lebanon and State of
Pennsylvania, Blacksmith, being in ill health and of sound and disposing
mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and
testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore
And as to my wordly estate, and all the property, real, personal, or
mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be
entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath, and dispose
thereof in the manner following, to wit:
First. My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my
executor hereafter named, be paid out of my estate, as soon after my
decease as shall by him be found convenient.
Item. I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Caroline, her
heirs and assigns forever all my property, real, personal and mixed of
what nature or kind soever, and wheresoever the same shall be at the
time of my death.
And I do nominate, constitute and apoint my son Herman RISTENBATT,
sole Executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I John RISTENBATT the Testator, have to this, my
will, written on one sheet of paper - made my mark and seal, this
seventh day of July, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and four. (1904)
John (X his mark) RISTENBATT (seal)
Mark made, sealed, published and declared by the above named John
RISTENBATT, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of
us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as
witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator, and of each
other. Landis A. GERBERICH; John W. B. FERNSLER and Cyrus