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Copy of original will can be requested at Clerk of Orphans' Court-Northampton Co.

Will of John Keiper # 3854

SUBMITTED BY: Diane

(Page 1)

(line blacked out)
Peter Keiper
Filed Mar.17,1827
# 3854

(Page 2)

#3854

Know all men by these presents that I Peter Keiper of Lower Milford Township in the County of Bucks and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Farmer. Have renounced released and quit claim and by those presents do renounce release and quit claim, all my right and title to the administration of the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of my late son John Keeper dec. and desire that the same may be committed to my son George Keiper of the same place aforesaid,

In Witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and seal the 16-day of March A.D. 1827
Witness Present (unreadable signature) (seal) C.L. Eberle

(Page 3) -

Know all men by these presents, that we , George Keeper farmer, Peter Keiper former both of Lower Milford Township in the County of Bucks and John Bichtel of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania…. Are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the sum of One Thousand……dollars, to be paid to the said Commonwealth: to the which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, jointly and severally, for and in the whole, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals. Dated the sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Twenty Seven THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That if the above bounden….George Keiper……admistrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of John Keiper late of the Borough of Easton deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of him the said George Keiper…administrator as aforesaid, or unto the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Register's Office, in the County of Northampton, at or before the seventeenth day of April……..next ensuing: and the same goods, chattels and credits, and all other the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said…George Keiper……administrator as aforesaid or unto the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to law. And further do make, or cause to be make, a true and just account of his said administration, at or before the seventeenth day of March ……1828 and that he will diligently regard, and well and truly comply with provisions of an act, entitled .. "AN ACT RELATING TO COLLATERAL INHERITANCES," passed the 7th day of April 1826.

And all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining upon the administration account (the same being first examined and allowed by the Orphan's Court of the County of Northampton) shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively, the said Orphan's Court by their decree or sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the several laws now in force in this commonwealth, shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased, and the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same in the said Registers office, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly: and then the above bourden.

(signed) George Keiper…

Administrator as aforesaid, being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said letters of administration ( approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said Register's Office) then this obligation to be void and of no_______, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and Delivered in {……………………George Kiper …….. (seal) The presence of {……………………Ant___(unable to read)___ (seal)

John Bechtel……..(seal)

(Page 4) # 3854

Northampton County, SS.

On the 17th day of March 1827, before me Charles L Eberle Deputy Register for the probate of wills, &c. came the within named George Keiper……who being duly sworn do __and say, He believes that John Keiper…died without a will, and that he will well and truly administer all and every the goods of the said deceased, and pay his debts as far as his goods

(Page 4 cont'd. . .)

will extend, and that he will exhibit a true, full and perfect inventory of the goods of the said deceased within one month from the date hereof, and render a true account of his administration into the Register's office within one year or when he shall be thereunto lawfully required: and that he will diligently and faithfully regard, and well and truly comply with the provisions of an act, entitled " An act relating to Collateral Inheritances," passed the 7th day of April, 1826: and also, that he is a brother……of the said deceased, and that the whole of the said goods, chattels and credits he died possessed of, do not in value exceed the sum of five hundred dollars.

Sworn and subscribed the day

……….. and year above} ……….. (signed) ……….. George Kiper ……….. (signed) ……….. C.L. Eberle _DR

(Page 5)

Inventory of the Estate of John Keiper dec.

Filed March 17, 1827
# 3854

A true and perfect inventory and just appointment of all and _____ the goods and chattels right and credits which were of John Keiper late of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Deceased at the time of his death to wit-

Cash $435.27
Wearing Apparel 14.34
2 Mugs .12
2 Plates . 6

(Page 5 cont'd. . .)

1 Tombler . 6
Pan 1.00
Watch 2.00
Breast Pin & Knife .12
Cha_f Bag 1.56
Pair of Blankets 2.00
Sheat .98
Saddle & Bridle 1.50
(not positive) 23.73

Northampton County __

On the 17th day of March A.D. 1827 Before me Charles L. Eberle Deputy Register Ye in and for the County aforesaid personally appeared Jehn Bechtal and Robert Wallace the appraisers and being duly sworn according to Law did def__ and say that the above inventory contains a just and true appointment of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said John Keiper deceased so far as the same came to their knowledge.

Sworn and Subscribed

Before me this 17 March 1827} ---------- John Bechtel ---------- Robert Wallace

C.L. Eberle D.C.

(Page6) Settlement of the Estate late of John Keiper Dec Filed March 17, 1828 # 3854

(Page 7)__ The account of George Keiper & Administration of the Estate of John Keiper late of the Borough of Easton in the County of Northampton and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Deceased The said accountant charges himself with all and The said accountant ____ a credit for the following

_______the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of the deceased as per ____ ___ and appointment thereof filed in the Registers Office in said County on the 17th March 1828- viz:
Cash…………………… ----- 435.27
Goods & Chattels … . --------- .23.75 ¾
-------------------------------- _____
-------------------------------- 459.03
sums of money viz:
Paid C.L. Eberle D.Reg. ----- 1 ----- 3.6
Do Do taking inventory ----- 2 ----- .75
Alexander H. Barthold _____ 3 ----- 79.8
David Gahman ----- 4 ----- 2.18
Henry Haa_ ----- 5 ----- 1.50
Samuel Keiper ----- 6 ----- 11.5
Jacob Care ----- 7 ----- 5.6
Samuel Mufsel_____ ----- 8 ----- .5
Jacob Shipe ----- 9 ----- 1.0
John Bechtel ----- 10 ----- 6.00
Catharine Keiper ----- 11 ----- 50.00
Ditto ditto ----- 12 ----- 7.50

(Page 7 cont'd)
Demand of the accountant for money c_ __
to the deceased in his lifetime viz: ----- 160.00
ditto for Tav__ and other expenses ----- 5.00
Expenses of this settlement Paid Thomas J. Rogers Register fees ----- 8.00
Statting this account in additional (this line is blacked out) ----- 3.00
----- 345.97
_____ $ 459.03
_____ $ 345.97
805.00 ¼ 5 --- ----- 40.25
Balance Remaining ----- 72.81
¼ Easton Mar.17, 1828 ----- $ 459.03
Errors Excepted
George Kiper

Northampton County

On the 17th day of March A.D. 1828 Before me Jacob Hoffman Deputy Register of in and for the county came George Keiper the Administrator above named and being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say that the above account is just and true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Witness my hand ---------- J.Hoffman D.Reg.

(Page 8) ----------# 3854

The final accouting of William Lear, Guardian Of William Keiper a minor Child of John Keiper late of the borough of Easton deceased. Filed Jan. 19,1886

(Page 9) 3854

The final account of William Lear guardian of William Keiper a minor child of John Keiper late of the borough of Easton deceased The accountant charges himself with monies received as follows---- Amount received balance in hands of Jacob Lear former guardian as per account filed

$495.13
Interest on same 12.00
507.13

The accountant claims credit as follows-
C Albert Sandt expenses to Elizabeth & services 7.00
J K Reichard Clerk Orphans Court 3.75
Cash Merchandise # C 91.18
Accountants Compensation 20.00
C A Sandt stating account 10.00
Jacob Odenwelder register filing acct & d 7.50
Balance in hands of accountant 367.70
507.13

( Signed) ----- William Lear

Northampton County

Before me the register of will in and for the county of Northampton duly appeared William Lear who being sworn according to law doth ______and say that the within account is just true and correct as he ___ believes- Sworn & subscribed}
Jan 19\86 }

(signed) William Lear
J.W.Odenwelder }
Register }






1. Davis History of Bucks County. . . 1876
2. An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Wm H. Egle, M.D. (1876)
3. Place Names of Bucks County . . . compiled by George Mac Reynolds (Doylestown, PA: Bucks Co. Historical Society, 1942)
4. History of Bucks County Pennsylvania Volume I, William W. H. Davis, A.M.
4a. THE JOURNAL, NOVEMBER 1998, PUBLISHED BY THE BUCKS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
5. History of Bucks County Pennsylvania Volume II, William W. H. Davis, A.M.
6. History of Bucks County Pennsylvania Volume III, William W. H. Davis, A.M.
7. Battle's History of Bucks County. . . 1887

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