Last Will and Testament of Jacob Hornef

Last Will & Testament of Jacob Hornef

Transcribed by Alexander Conrad from digital scans


No. 494 1895
Estate of Jacob Hornef (Deceased)
Application for Probate and Letters Testamentary
Filed March 25 A.D. 1895
Elias P. Smithers, Register


I Jacob Hornef of the 31st ward of the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, Laborer, being of sound mind memory and understanding, do make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

First I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid and satisfied by my Executrix herein after named.

Item, I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catharine Hornef her heirs and assigns forever, all my property real, personal, and mixed of what nature and kind soever and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death.
And I do nominate and appoint my said wife Catharine Hornef, Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I Jacob Hornef the Testator have to this my Will written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this Ninth day of March A.D. One Thousand Eight hundred and Seventy six. (1876)
Image of Signature of J Hornef[signed] J Hornef

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Jacob Hornef, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and of each other.
Frederick Koons
Frederick T. Koons


(Form 4.)
City and County of Philadelphia, ss.
Register’s Office, March 25 1895

I do swear that as the Executrix of the forgoing last Will and Testament of Jacob Hornef deceased, I will well and truly administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits of said deceased, according to law; and that I will diligently and faithfully regard and well and truly comply with the provisions of the law relating to Collateral Inheritances. That the said Testator died on the 3rd day of June A.D. 1894 at 3 o’clock, AM.

Sworn and subscribed before me the date above, and letters testamentary granted unto her.
[signed] Chas Irwin

Image of signature of Katharina Hornef

[signed] Katharina Hornef
2246 Taggert St.

(Katharina Hornef) [written on the bottom probably because she signed in German script]


(Form No. 4 1/2)
State of Pennsylvania
City and County of Philadelphia

Be it Remembered That, on the Twenty fifth day of March A.D. 1895, before me, Elias P. Smithers, Register of Wills for the City and County aforesaid, after due proof and hearing had, according to the Laws of the said State, It is ordered and decreed, that the last Will and Testament of Jacob Hornef late of the City and County, deceased, be duly admitted to probate and filed of record in the Office of the Register of Wills of the said City and County.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, the day and year above written.
[signed] Elias P. Smithers, Register


(Form 6.)
City and County of Philadelphia, ss.

Register’s Office, March 25 1895

Then personally appeared Frederick Koons and Frederick T. Koons the subscribing witnesses to the forgoing last will of Jacob Hornef deceased, and on their solemn oath did say that they were present, and did see and hear Jacob Hornef deceased, the Testator therein named, sign seal, publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound disposing mind, memory, and understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief.

Sworn and subscribed before me, the above date.
[signed] Chas Irwin, Deputy Register

[signed] Frederick Koons
[signed] Frederick T. Koons



Last Will and Testament of Uriah Ware (1873)

Last Will and Testament of Uriah Ware, dec’d.

Proved April 23rd AD 1873 And Recorded in the Surrogate’s office of Camden County New Jersey in Book “E” of Wills page 106 [etc]
David B. Brown

Know all men by these presents, that I, Uriah Ware, of the Township of Gloucester, in the County of Camden and State of New Jersey, being in Ill health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, in manner following. That is to say:
First, my Will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall, by my Executors herein after named, be paid out of my Estate, as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.
Item. I give, devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary V. Ware; all my Personal and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever; to have and hold the same to her for and during the term of her natural life, or so long as she remains my Widow: to be for the sole use of herself and my children. (excepting my son Charles H. Ware, who is to have no benefit of the same.)
Item. after the Death or marriage of my said wife; I order and my Will is that the whole of my Estate remaining shall be equally divided between and among my said Children, or their legal representative; (except my son Charles H. Ware who is not to have any share thereof.) To wit: George W. Ware, Uriah Ware, Albert Ware, Mary Etta Ware, Emma Laura Ware, Eliza Ware, Clara G. Ware, and John H. Ware: to have and to hold the same to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Provided always, and my Will is that whenever it is nessary [sic] for the support and Education of my said children, my Executor may sell and convey any Lands and Real Estate so as aforesaid devised and make good and sufficient deed or deeds to the purchase thereof.
And Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my said wife Mary Ware Executrix and my Friend George Hurff Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I, the said Uriah Ware have to this, my Last Will and Testament, subscribed my name and affixed my seal this third day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1873)
[signed by] Uriah Ware
signed, sealed, published, declared by the said Uriah Ware as and for his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto.
[signed by] Gerrard Williams
[signed by] Edward Turner