Jacob Oberholtzer Jr.

M, d. 11 February 1759
FatherJacob Oberholtzer b. c 1686, d. c 1756
     Jacob Oberholtzer Jr. was born in Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Jacob Oberholtzer. Jacob Oberholtzer Jr. married Deborah Krey, daughter of John Krey and Sytge Updegrave, in Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 Jacob Oberholtzer Jr. and Deborah were Mennonites.2 Jacob Oberholtzer Jr. lived in Lower Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 He died on 11 February 1759 in Lower Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 He left a will on 13 January 1754. Book L, 1757-1760, page 329, No. 209.2 The transcript of the Will read:

Be it known to all persons by these presents that I Jacob Oberholtzer, of Upper Salford Township, in the County of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pa., yeoman, being at present sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, do therefore hereby make this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say; first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors. And as touching my worldly estate and affairs, it is my Will, and I do hereby dispose and ordain of the same as followeth; Imprimis. It is my will that all and singular of my just debts and funeral expenses shall be duly and fully paid by my executors.

Item. It is my will and I give to my dear beloved wife, Deborah, our own bed with the bedstead, curtains and furniture thereto belonging, as likewise the walnut clothes-press in the chamber, and the best cow in the stable to hold to her and her heirs as their property forever.

Item. It is my Will and I leave the management of my lands and plantation in the township aforesaid, being about 149 acres, more or less, after its being duly appraised, unto my beloved wife, that she together with my children may live and continue to keep house thereon until my youngest child, namely Mary, is of the age of Ten years; and then it shall be sold. But if my wife, or one of my children shall be able to keep the same I should like it the better than that it should come amongst strangers.

Item. It is my Will that all my children shall be subject and obedient to their mother until they arrive at their full age, and if any one of my children should be disobedient to their mother, I do then in such case give full power and authority unto her and unto my other executor, herein-after named, to bind such child out till the same is of full age.

Item. It is my Will that if my other executor, herein-after named, should that my wife and children manage to the disadvantage of my estate that he then shall call her to an account, and if it appears that my estate has been diminished by such management, I do then give him power with consent of the other executor, rather to sell all my lands than to suffer any loss to accrue to my heirs.

Item. It is my Will that after all the articles by me herein-after mentioned are regularly that my eldest son Jacob Oberholtzer shall first and foremost have, out of my estate the sum of 20œ and when the time comes that my youngest child is ten years old, and every thing sold, then my said wife shall have the one full third part of all my lands and moveables, to her and her to have and to hold as her own property forever.

Item. It is my Will that all my children, (after all my legacies and articles hereinbefore mentioned are first paid), viz., every one of my seven children shall inherit my estate in equal parts as Jacob Oberholtzer, Catherine Oberholtzer, now wife of George Frederick, John Oberholtzer, Henry Oberholtzer, Abraham Oberholtzer, Christian Oberholtzer and Mary Oberholtzer, that all these share and share alike.

Item. It is my Will that if one or more of my children should die unmarried and in their minority, that then in such case the share of such child so deceased shall go and be divided in equal parts, unto and amongst my surviving children.

Item. It is my Will, and I do hereby nominate and ordain and appoint my said wife, Deborah, and my beloved friend and brother-in-law Christian Haldeman, of Lower Salford Township, to be the executors of this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby fully empower my said executors, and the survivors of them to make, sign, seal, and deliver a complete deed of my aforesaid 149 acres of land and to the purchaser thereof to hold to him, his heirs and assigns forever; and I do hereby revoke all former Wills whatsoever by me heretofore made and declared, and I acknowledge this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal thereunto this thirteenth day of January in the year of our Lord, 1754.

JACOB OBERHOLTZER, (seal)


Signed, sealed and declared by the said testator as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of:

HENRY MOYER.
JACOB LANDIS.
ANDREW ZIEGLER.3

His estate was probated on 26 September 1759 in Probate Office, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.4

Family

Deborah Krey b. 1711, d. a 1762
Children
  • Preacher Jacob H. Oberholtzer d. 13 Dec 1813
  • Henry Oberholtzer b. c 1746, d. Oct 1783

Citations

  1. [S112] Elisha S. Loomis, Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer, 59.
  2. [S112] Elisha S. Loomis, Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer, 66.
  3. [S112] Elisha S. Loomis, Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer, 65-66, Found in Book L, 1757-1760, page 329, No. 209. The original will is written in German. The spelling and phrasing have been modernized for the sake of clearness and brevity.
  4. [S112] Elisha S. Loomis, Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer, 66, quoting Abstract of Wills 1747-1763, Book 5, p. 1317.

Deborah Krey

F, b. 1711, d. after 1762
FatherJohn Krey b. c 1677, d. 14 Feb 1719/20
MotherSytge Updegrave b. c 1692, d. c 1742
     Deborah Krey was born in 1711. She was the daughter of John Krey and Sytge Updegrave. Deborah Krey married Jacob Oberholtzer Jr., son of Jacob Oberholtzer, in Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 Deborah Krey and Jacob were Mennonites.2 Deborah Krey died after 1762 in Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Jacob Oberholtzer Jr. d. 11 Feb 1759
Children
  • Preacher Jacob H. Oberholtzer d. 13 Dec 1813
  • Henry Oberholtzer b. c 1746, d. Oct 1783

Citations

  1. [S112] Elisha S. Loomis, Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer, 59.
  2. [S112] Elisha S. Loomis, Some Account of Jacob Oberholtzer, 66.