Wills of the Wentz Family of Carroll County
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Jacob Wentz & wife to Frederick Sherritz - 1824
To all people to whom these presents shall or may come we Jacob Wentz and Mary my wife of Manheim township in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania, the said Mary being one of the daughters and legatees named and mentioned in the last will and testament of Ludwig Sherritz late of the township, County and State aforesaid, deceased send Greeting. Whereas the said Ludwig Sherritz in and by his last will and testament dated the Eighth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety one did give and bequeath unto his wife Margaret a certain dower out of his estate so long untill his son Frederick Sherritz should arive to the age of twenty one years and when of age he wills to his said son his Grist mill and fifteen acres of land and water courses to be laid off by his Executors and valued by three neighbors (who valued the same at nine hundred and seventy five pounds which valuation money to be paid at the rule of fifty pounds yearly. And further wills to his wife a sum of money and sundry articles of fousehold furniture during life and the residue of his real and personal estate to be sold and the money to be divided to and amongst his children so as in and by said last will and testament may more fully appear. Now Know ye that we the said Jacob Wentz and Mary my wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred thirty seven pounds ten shillings lawful money of the United States to us heretofore and this day truly in hand paid before the ensealing hereof by the said Frederick Sharretz the reciept of which is hereby acknowledged, Have remised, released, and forever quit claimed and by these presents Do for ourselves and our heirs, executors or administrators, Remise, Release and forever quit claim unto Frederick Sherritz and to this heirs and assigns forever all the estate, Right, title, Interest Claim and demand of us and every of us of in or to the Legacy or Legacies now, due or becoming due hereafter to us out of the land and the water and water courses as the same is Laid off mills and appurtenances bequeathed to the said Frederick Sharritz and the widow, of said deceased by force and virtue of the last will and Testament of the aforesaid Ludwig Sherritz Deceased and every part and parcel thereof so as neither I the said Jacob Wentz nor Mary my wife nor our heirs or any person or persons in our names or right shall or may be any ways means whatsoever at any time or times hereafter Challenge Claim or demand any right or title to the land mill and appurtenances or to the Legacy or Legacies aforesaid or to the estate of the widow of the said Ludwig Sherritz deceased after her death or to any part thereof ___ that all our and each of our Right and title therein or thereunto shall be fully and absolutely vested in the said Frederick Sherritz his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever and all and each of us and our heirs and all under us and them shall be for ever barred and foreclosed by these presents. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the twenty second day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four.
Jacob Wentz (SEAL)
Mary (her) "x" (mark) Wentz
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the
Presence of John L. Hinkle,
York County. True copy taken from the original on December 28, 1824.
Frederick Wentz & ux. to Christina Koutz - 1818
This Indenture made the 8th day of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighteen Between Frederick Wentz of Conewago township in the County of Adams and State of Pennsylvania and Mary his wife of the one part and Christina Koutz of Manheim township in the County of York, State aforesaid (widow) of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Frederick Wentz and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum on one hundred and eighty five dollars in good and lawful money of Pennsylvania to him the said Frederick Wentz truly in hand paid by the said Christina Koutz at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and thereof and of every part or parcel thereof doth acquit and discharge forever the said Christina Koutz her heirs and assigns by these presents have granted bargained sold aliened released enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said Christina Koutz her heirs and assigns forever all that the following described tract and parcel of land situate lying and being in Manheim township in the County of York and State aforesaid and is bounded as follows. Beginning at a stone corner set in the Baltimore Road thence running with the same North 3 degrees and a half, East 40 perches to a stone thence by land of Philip Werking, North 61 degrees, East 38 perches to a post set for a corner the land of Philip Patterfeld, South 3 degrees and a half, West 52 perches and five tenths to a post, thence by an alley of one perch wide South 74 degrees, West 39 perches to the place of Beginning Containing ten acres and the usual allowance of six acres per cent for raods, with the liberty and priviledge of egress and regress up and down said alley of one perch wide aforesaid which said alley is between this above described piece of land and the land of George Steyer. It being part of a larger tract of land which was surveyed unto a certain Philip Patterfeld in pursuance of a warrant from the Land Office bearing date at Philadelphia the 30th day of April A.D. 1765 and returned and remaining in the Surveyor Generals Office reference being thereunto had may more fully appear and whereas the said Philip Pattefeld and Susanna his wife by a certain Indenture bearing date the 20th day of April A.D. 1802 for the consideration therein mentioned did grant, bargain sell and convey the above described piece or parcel of land (to Isaac Forsyth) ..whereas the said Isaac Forsyth by a certain Indenture bearing the date the 15th day of February A.D. 1803 for the consideration sum therein mentioned did grant bargain sell and convey the above described premises unto John Stroman, Esq. and to his heirs and assigns forever and whereas the said John Stroman, Esq. and Maria his wife by a certain Indenture bearing date the sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five for the consideration sum therein mentioned did grant bargain sell and convey the above described premises unto Frederick Wentz (party hereto) and to his heirs and assigns forever as in and by the several in part recited Indentures relation being to them respectively had may more fully and at large appear. Together with all and singular the houses, outhouses edifices and buildings thereon erected and built profits commodities advantages emoluments hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said described tract of land belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversions remainders rents issues and profits thereof also all the estate right title interest use possession property claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Frederick Wentz and Mary his wife in law or equity or otherwise howsoever of into or out of the said described tract of land or any part thereof together also with true copies of all deeds evidences and writings touching and concerning the hereby granted premises or any part or parcel thereof to be had and taken at he costs and charges of the said Christina Kautz her heirs and assigns. To have and to hold the said ten acres of land and allowances so as the same is above described and the premises hereby granted mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto he aforesaid Christena Koutz her heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said Christena Koutz her heirs and assigns forever. Subject to the payment of the proportionable part of the purchase money and interest due and becoming due thereout and thereof unto the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the said Frederick Wentz and Mary his wife for themselves and their heirs doth covenant promise and grant to and with the said Christena Koutz and her heirs and assigns by these presents that the said Frederick Wentz his wife and their heirs the said described tract of land so as it is hereby (the following lines were left off/cut off when originally microfilmed)....Christina Kautz her heirs and assigns against them the said Frederick Wentz his wife and their heirs and against all and every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof by from or under him or them or any or either of them shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals dated the day and year first above written.
Friedrich Wentz (SEAL)
Mary (her) "x" (mark) Wentz (SEAL)
Urban Wentz, et al to Geo. Lewis Lefler, Esq. - 1795
To all People to whom these presents shall come, Urban Wentz of Mountjoy Township in the County of York and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Yeoman and Magdalena his wife (which said Magdalena was the widow and relict of William Dietrick late of the same place yeoman deceased) Send Greeting Where as the said William Dietrick was Owner seized and Possessed of in and to a certain tract of land which is Situate lying and being in Mountjoy and Germany Townships in the County of York aforesaid and is bounded and limitted as follows to wit. Beginning at a marked white Oak, thence by lands of Ludwig Miller, South 74 degrees, West 31 perches and seven tenths, to a post, thence North 68 degrees, West 188 perches and five tenths to a marked White Oak, thence by vacant land, South 74 degrees, West 61 perches and five tenths to Stones, thence by lands of John Dieffenthal, South 15 degrees and an half, East 143 perches and five tenths to stones, thence by vacant land South 89 degrees, East 122 perches to stones, thence by lands of Nicholas Schreyer, North 52 degrees, East 131 perches & five tenths to a post, thence North 1 degree and an half degree, West 14 perches and five tenths to the place of beginning containing one hundred & fifty two acres and one hundred and thirty five perches and the usual allowance of six acres percent for Roads & Highways. And whereas the said William Dieterich so being owner of in and to the above described Tract of alnd died having first made and published his last will and Testament in Writing bearing date the twenty first day of June in the year of our Lord, One thousand seven hundred and seventy, wherein and whereby amongst other things did Give and Bequeath unto his said wife Magdalena (since intermarried to Urban Wentz party hereto) the third part of all his real and personal estate in the words following "And I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Modelena Tetery the third part of all my real and personal estate after my just debts is paid, As in and by the said last Will and Testament since his death duly proven and registered in the Registers Office at York for the County of York refference having thereunto had may morefully and at large appear, No know ye that the said Urban Wentz and Magdalena his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds of the Standard Gold and Silver money of the United States to the said Urban Wentz in hand well and truly paid by George Lewis Lefler at and before the ensealing and Delivery of these presents, the Receipt and payment whereof he the said urban Wentz doth hereby acknowledge They the said Urban Wentz and Magdalena his wife Have granted bargained sold assigned and fully clearly and absolutely remised released and forever quit claim and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell assign and fully clearly and absolutely ____ release and forever quit claim and confirm unto the said George Lewis Lefler and to his Heirs and Assigns forever all that one equal third moiety or equal undivided third part of in and to all the within described Plantation and Tract of one hundred and fifty two acres and one hundred and thirty five perches of land and allowance bounded as aforesaid and premises with he appurtenances Together with all Deeds, Evidences and Writings touching or concerning the same or which he can or may come by without Suit at law. To have and to hold the said equal undivided thrid moiety or equal undivided third part of in and to the said one hundred and fifty two acres and one hundred and thirty five perches and allowance of land as the same is within bounded and described with the appurtenances unto the said George Lewis Lefler his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said George Lewis Lefler his heirs and assigns forever So and in such manner that neither he the said Urban Wentz and Magdalena his wife nor their Heirs nor any other person or persons for him her or them or in his her or their names, or in the name right or stead of any of them shall or will by any way or means hereafter, have claim challenge or demand any estate right title or interest of in or to the hereby released Premises or any part thereof but from all and every action estate right title interest Claim an Demand of or to the hereby released premises or any part thereof the said urban Wentz & Magdalena his wife and their heirs and every of them shall be utterly barred and excluded forever In witness whereof the said Urban Wentz and Magdalena his wife to there presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five.
Urban Wentz (Seal)
Magdalena (her) "x" (Mark) (Seal)
A true copy taken from and compared with the Original at York the 15th day of October A.D. 1795.
Wentz's Heirs to Valentine Wentz - 1788
To All People to whom these presents shall come, Adam Wentz, Frederik Wentz, Martine Brunkard and Chatarina his wife, Adam Brunkard and Christina his wife Francis Bachman and Barbara his wife, which said Adam, Frederik, Chatarina, Christina and Barbara are children and Heirs of Valentine Wentz late of Manhime Township in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania deceased Send Greeting Whereas the said Valentine in his life time obtained a Patent from the Honourable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn Esquires true and absolute Propriators and Governors in Chief of the Province of Pensylvania under the Hand of John Penn, Esquire, Leiutenant Governor of the said Province by Virtue of certain powers to him for that Purpose (inter alia) granted and the great Seal of the said Province bearing date the twenty sixth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven granted and confirmed unto the aforesaid Valentine Wentz a certain tract of Land called Garden, situate in Manheim Township aforesaid Begining at a marked Black Oak thence by Nicholas Wolfgangs land, North forty degrees West one hundred perches to a Post, thence by Barrens, South fifty degrees, East one hundred and forty two perches to a marked Chestnut, thence South forty five degrees West one Hundred and twenty perches to a Post, thence North thirty degrees West thirty perches to a marked white Oak, thence West twenty perches to a post, thence South sixty four perches to a post thence along the Provincial line South eighty seven degrees and three quarters East one hundred and sixty perches to a Post thence by Barrens North thirty degrees East fifty perches to a post thence North fifty degrees east one hundred and forty perches to the Place of Beginning Containing one hundred and four acres and one hundred and eighteen perches and allowance of six percent for Roads ____ duly the aforesaid Survey remaining in the Surveyor Generals Office and from thence Certified into the Secretary's Office more fully and at large appears. And Whereas the Common Wealth of Pennsylvania by their Patent under the Hand of the Honourable Benjamin Franklin Esquire President of the Supreme Executive Council and the Seal of the said Common Wealth, bearing, date the Seventh Day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Commonwealth the eleventh granted unto the aforesaid Valentine Wentz and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever a certain Tract of Land called Wentzburgh situate in Manheim Township York County. Begining at a Stone in the State line thence by other Land of the said Valentine Wentz North thirty two degrees East fifty four perches to a Post and North fifty one degrees East one hundred and forty two perches to a Black Oak, thence by Vancant Land and land of Peter Stump South forty degrees East twenty six perches to Stones, thence by said Stumps Land South fifty degrees West one hundred and seventy eight perches to a Post in the State line thence along the same North eighty eight degrees West twenty perches to the Place of Begining Containing twenty nine acres and an half and allowance of six percent for roads ___ inrolled in the Rolls Office for the Commonwealth of Pensylvania in Patent Book #8, Page 418 reference being thereunto respectively had more fully and at large appear. Know Ye therefore that the said Adam Wentz, Frederik Wentz, Martin Brunkard and Chatarina his wife, Adam Brunkard and Christina his wife, Francis Bachman and Barbara his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and seventy five pounds in real spece Lawfull money of Pennsylvania to them in hand well and truly Paid by Valentine Wentz youngest son of Valentine Wentz deceased and of the Township, County and State aforesaid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have and each of us Hath granted remised relased and confirmed and by these Presents Do and each of them Doth fully Clearly and absolutely grant, remise, release and confirm unto the said Valentine Wentz his Heirs and Assigns forever, all their and each and every of their right, Title, Interest, Property Claim and demand whatsoever both in Law and Equity of in and to the two above described Tracts of Land containing in the whole one hundred and thirty four acres and thirty eight perches and allowance of six percent for roads Limitted bounded and described as aforesaid. Together with all and singular the House, Outhouses, Barns, Stables, Orchards, Gardens, Woods, Underwoods, Ways and all Improvements thereon erected made and build all waters and water courses so that neither the said Adam Wentz, Frederik Wentz, Martin Brunkard and Chatarina his wife, Adam Brunkard and Christina his wife, Francis Bachman and Barbara his wife their heirs, executors, administrators or any other person whatsoever for their or any of their use or uses shall not will claim challenge or demand any right, tittle estate or inheritance whatsoever of in and to the above described two tracts of land containing one hundred and thirty four acres and thirty eight perches and allowance of six percent for raods but thereout and therefrom utterly excluded and for ever barred by these presents. In Witness whereof the said parties have to these presents interchangeably set their Hands and a fix their seals the twenty fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.
Adam Wentz (Seal)
Georg Friedrich Wentz (Seal)
Martin Brungart (Seal)
Adam Brungart (Seal)
Frantz Bachman (Seal)
Catrina "+" Brungart (seal)
Christian "x" Brungart (seal)
Barbara "x" Bachman (seal)
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