Will of John L. Kessler (1883)

Submitted by Mary Scheller

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Personally appeared before me A. A. Stutzman
Register for the Probate of Wills, and granting Letters of
Administration in and for said County of Somerset,
J. H. Miller this being duly affirmed according to ????,
says that John L. Kesler died on the 17th day of
July A.D. 1885 between the hours of ?? and
5 o'clock A.M.
Affirmed and subscribed to before }
me this 7th day of August }
A.D. 1883 } (signed) John H. Miller
(signed) A. A. Stutzman }

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No. 21 1883
Will of John L. Kesler died,

Filed and admitted to
probate 7th August 1883
A. A. Stutzman

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John L. Kesler of Northampton
Township County of Somerset & State of Pennsylvania being of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding, I Make and Publish This My Last Will and Testament: As to Such, estate as it hath Pleased God.
?? ?????? one with I Dispose of the Same as follows: ???

1st) I Give devise and bequeath unto my Son John K. Kesler his 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.

2nd) I also nominate constitute and appoint My Son J. K. Kesler to be as Executor of this My Last Will and Testament. In wittness of This My Last Will and Testament written on one Sheet of paper, I John L. Kesler The Testator Set my Hand and Seal. This Eleventh Day of April A. D. One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Eighty Three.

(Signed) _________________

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the ???? John L. Kesler as ??? I for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in
presence of Each other have Subscribed our names as Wittnesses thereto.

(signed) W. Hanning ??????? ?????????
(signed) John H. Miller

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On this ??? day of April A. D. 1883 before me _____________
Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for the county
aforesaid, personally came ________________________________
the subscribing witnesses, to the will hereto attached, who being duly affirmed according to law, do say that they were present and saw and heard John L. Kesler the testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument as and for his last will and testament, and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind, memory and understanding,
to the best of their knowledge and belief.
____________________ and subscribed to
before me the date aforesaid.

(signed) John H. Miller
(signed) W. Hanning

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Additional Information for John KESSLER
John Kessler married Margeratha Möller who was born in Angersbach Hessen Germany.
Margeratha was a sister of J. Henry Miller (Möller)
Census information for John KESSLER
1840 Census, Somerset PA
Allegheny Township, page 13
1-Male (age 30-to-40)
1850 Census, Somerset PA
Allegheny Township, page 149B

KESLAR, John L. (age 41)
     Farmer, $250, Germany
, Margaret (48), Germany
, John (1), Penna

1860 Census, Somerset PA
Northampton Twp, page 346
Post-Office: Berlin
KESLER, John L. (age 50) Farmer, $500/200, Bavaria
, Margaret (age 60),
     Hesse Darmstadt
, John (age 11), Pa
1870 Census, Somerset County PA
Northampton Township, Stamped page 404B
Post-Office: Southampton Mills
KESSLER, J. L. (age 59), Farmer, $1000/$150, Byron Germany
, Margaret (age 69), Keeping House, Hesse Darmstadt
, John (age 21) Farmer, Pa
1880 Census, Somerset County PA
ED:17, Northampton Township, Stamped page 387B (hw-2)
KESSLER, John L (age 69) Father, Farmer, Bavaria-Bavaria-Bavaria
, Margaret (age 79) Wife, Keeping house, Hesse Darmstadt-Hesse Darmstadt-Hess Darmstadt
KESSLER, John H (age 31) Father, Farmer, PA-Bavaria-Hesse Darmstadt
, Catharine (age 31) Wife, Keeping house, Prussia-Prussia-Prussia
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