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Last Will and Testament of Catharine Lenhart (d. 1811)
February 3, 1809
[Proved] 17th Day of August A.D. 1811
York County, PA
[Recorded in Vol M p 347]

Apparently Catharine Zinn was Mrs. Gantzert with at least one daughter (Elizabeth m. Andrew Cremer) when she married Frederick Lenhart. There are no known children of Catharine and Frederick. Frederick was the son of Johan Peter Lenhart of York Co., PA.

Nancy Lenhart Thomas originally posted the Will transcription to the now extinct lenhart/listbot in November 1999. I printed the post but did not save it in my database. The following is my transcription of my copy compared to Nancy's transcript. Nancy and I have different versions (presumably due to recopying during the probate process). Notable differences are in spelling and punctuation; e.g., "Cramer" in Nancy's version and "Cremer" in mine, and/&, Body/body.

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In the name of God Amen! I Catharine Lenhart of the Borough of York in The County of York in the State of Pennsylvania being aged and sickly, but of Sound Mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First & principally I commit my Soul to God who gave it, and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor, Secondly after the discharge of my debts and funeral expences I give and bequeath all my Estate of what kind Soever Unto my Son in law Andrew Cremer and Elizabeth his Wife, excepting one hundred pounds thereof, which shall nevertheless remain in the hands of the Said Andrew and Elizabeth Cremer during their natural lives, and after the death of both of them I give and bequeath the said One hundred pounds unto Sarah Goering one of the daughters of the late Revd Jacob Goering, and in case the said Sarah should die before the Said Andrew & Elizabeth Cremer, after their death I give and bequeath the Said One hundred pounds unto Jacob Zinn Son of my brother Nicholas Zinn and to his heirs. And I nominated and appoint the said Andrew Cremer Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and I ratify and Confirm this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness where I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Third Day of February Anno Domini One Thousand Eight hundred and nine.

Catherine o Lenhart {Seal}

Signed, Sealed and published by the said Catharine Lenhart as and for her Last Will and Testament in presence of us, who were witnesses at her request and Subscribed our names in her presence.

John Myer
     Charles Barnitz

York: County, ss. Before me Jacob Barnitz Registrar for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County of York in that State of Pennsylvania ~ personally came John Myer and Charles A. Barnitz [etc]

[Proved] 17th Day of August A.D. 1811

GKBopp 5 November 2001

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