Jacob Kimmel of Ephrata, PA

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Documents pertaining to the Johann Jacob and Maria Barbara (Heinrich) Kimmel family


Text from the will of Jacob Kimmel probated December 14, 1784 at Lancaster, PA:

"I Jacob Kimmel Senior of Cocallicoe Township Lancaster County Widower, being sound in Body and mind, Thnks be to God, but remembring the Mortality of my Body do make this thirteenth Day of December AD one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine this my last Will and Testament in Manner as followeth.  Imprimis I Order and it is my Will that my funeral Charges and other Just Debts be paid out of my Estate. The Residue thereof I dispose in the following Manner. To the Heirs of my Son Adam deceased I give and bequeath one English Shillling Sterling, and besides this they shall have no Right to my Estate, my Son Adam having received his full Portion in his life Time.  To my Son Jacob I give and bequeath the Sum of one English Shilling Sterling, and besides this shall neither he nor his Heirs have any Right to my Estate, said my Son Jacob having received his Portion in my Life time.  To my Son Rupert, if alife, I give and bequeath one English shilling Sterling and besides this shall he have no Right to my Estate, he having received his Portion, in my life Time. The said Legacies I desire my Executor to Pay out of my Estate, within the Time of half a Year from my Demesse.  All the Residue of my Estate without Exception I give and bequeath to my Daughter Barbara as the full Satisfaction for all the Good Services she has done to me during the Time she liveth at Ephrata.  Finally I constitute my loving friend Adam Kingmaker Executor of this my last will, In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and Acknowledged by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us underwritten Witnesses, who saw him Sign and Seal the same:  Jacob Gorgas, Solomon Gorgas.


Details on the pages of the Kimmel Family Record web site come from the collection of
Timothy W. Kimmel of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  You can contact Tim at tim@kimmelfamily.net

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