Born 22 Jun 1838
Died 24 Nov 1918
Filed In Lycoming County Pa, Will book 3
I Peter Berger of Clinton twp county of Lycoming, state of Pennsylvania being of sound mind and memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. As such state as it hath pleased God intrust me with I dispose of the same as follows. Viz
First I will and direst that my just debts be fully paid as soon after my decease as conveniently can be done.
Second I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Berger the arm lately purchased by me from Matthew Morton situate in said township of Clinton containing 34 acres more or less, for which he is to pay one thousand dollars to be paid in three equal yearly payments with interest from the date of my decease.
Third I give and bequeath to my son Charles Berger the sum of eight hundred dollars
Fourth I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Berger six hundred dollars
Fifth I give and bequeath to my son Henry Berger six hundred dollars
Sixth I give and bequeath to my son Peter Berger six hundred dollars
Seventh I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Truckenmiller six hundred dollars
Eighth I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Berger three hundred dollars
Ninth I give and bequeath to my son William Berger three hundred dollars
Tenth I give and bequeath to my daughter Matilda Hess three hundred dollars
Eleventh I give and bequeath to my son James Berger four hundred dollars
Twelfth all the rest and residue of my estate and personal or mixed I will and direct shall be equally divided among my children Issaac Berger, Charles Berger, Jacob Berger, Henry Berger, Peter Berger, Mary Truckenmiller, Thomas Berger, William Berger, Matilda Hess, and James Berger. Share and Share Alike.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son in law Peter Hess and my son in law Daniel Truckenmiller executors of this will and testament.
In witness where I Peter Berger have to this my last will and testament of my hand and seal this seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy
Peter Berger (seal)
(I am missing the first page of Daniel's will. I may find it when I finish cleaning out my files, or I may need to make another trip to the court house!)
COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND SS