Will of Heinrich Pfaff-WB 3, 1838-1849 page 528


Will of Heinrich Pfaff-WB 3, 1838-1849 page 528 (written in German and translated into English clipped to page stating "Translation of the Will of Henry Pfaff.
By Rev. C.A. Kaumeyer , Lancaster, Ohio
I, Henry Pfaff of Fairfield County, State of Ohio, tho sick as to my body, am of sound and disposing mind and memory, considering the uncertainty of this earthly life and the certainty of death, I have made up my mind to make this my Last Will and Testament.
First and chiefly do I commend my soul to the hands of the Almighty God and my body is to be committed to the earth in a decent respectable and Christian manner.
First: It is my Will hat after my death, all just debts that I leave shall first be paid.
Second: To my daughter Elizabeth, I give and devise in money Fifty Dollars, also bed and bedstead, a cow and bureau. This for her long service to me and shall be paid out of my personal property.
Third: To my beloved wife Elizabeth Pfaff, I give and devise after all my just debts as aforesaid bequest to my daughter are paid, my real and personal property, the use and the income of the plantation which I at present am occupying, that is, as long as sher remains my widow. In case she is married again, she is to be entitled to one third only.
Fourth: it is my Will that after the death of my beloved wife all remaining property shall be divided in equal proportions to all my children or their heirs. Their names follow: Barbara, Anna, Elizabeth, John, Jacob, Henry, Samuel and Daniel.
Finally I do appoint my son John Pfaff as my lawful executor and do solemnly declare this and none other, to be my last Will and Testament.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have subscribed my name and affixed my seal on the (16th) sixteenth day of November in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Seven.
We attest the above instrument signed and sealed in our presence by Henry Pfaff to be his last Will and Testament upon the request of the testator and in his presence we have subscribed our names as witnesses.

(He died before January 13, 1839 when his son John Poff, admin. of Henry's estate, advertised in the Ohio Eagle (Source: Genealogical Abstracts of the Ohio Eagle 1814-1840 by Dorothy Hallarn Mercy, page 125) as below:
Saturday, Jan 13, 1839. All persons having legal and just claims against the estate of Henry Poff, deceased, late of Liberty Twp., are hereby notified to deliver them for settlement.
John Poff, Admr.


Please report Broken Links or dead URLs to webmaster@fairfieldgenealogy.org
ęcopyright 2005 Fairfield County Chapter, OGS