This article is a transcript, of a photo-copy, of the will of Daniel Weigel the 2nd. The photo-copy is in the possession of this writer.
I Daniel Weigel Senior of the Township of Moon in the County of Beaver, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being yet of sound mind and memory (God Almighty be blessed for the same) do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoke and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made.
And First I direct that all my Just debts, financial expenses, and the registering and proving of this my last Will and testament shall be paid as soon as possible after my decease out of the first moneys that shall come into the hands of my Executor from my personal estate.
Also I give and bequeath unto my son Washington Weigel all that messuage or piece of land situate in Moon township, Beaver County aforesaid adjoining land of Thomas W. Ayres and Israel Bentels heirs, and a lane running along land of John Wilhelm, it being the remainder of a piece of land which came to me by my father Daniel Weigel dec'd, and the same on which my said son Washington now lives. Provided though and under the condition, that my said son Washington Weigel pays unto my grandson Hiram Meanor twelve months after my decease the sum of five dollars, and unto my grandson Harrison Meanor two years after my decease, also the sum of five dollars.
__ Also I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Weigel, all my Carpenters tools and tools chest.
Also I give and bequeath unto my grand children Louisa and Virginia Weigel, daughters of my son Jacob Weigel, the sum of fifteen dollars each to be paid to them, when they attain the age of eighteen years respectively.
Also I give and bequeath unto my grand children Morton, Maryatt and Mandy Weigel, children of my son Harrison Weigel the sum of Five dollars each, to be paid to them by my executor as soon as possible after my decease.
Also I give and bequeath unto my grandson Elijah, son of John Eckler my rifle gun.
Also I give and bequeath my bed and bedding unto my grand daughter Catharine Ann, daughter of said John Eckler.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy, wife of said John Eckler, the sum of three dollars.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah, widow of John Carry late of Moon township deceased, the sum of One Dollar.
Also I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law the said John Eckler, all my wearing apparel.
Also, I give and bequeath all my Books unto my sons Daniel, Jacob, Harrison A. and Washington, who may divide them amongst themselves or sell them and divide the proceeds.
All my other household furniture and kitchen utensils, Clock, _____? I give and bequeath to my son Harrison A. Weigel who is in possession thereof.
All my remaining estate, after my debts, funeral expenses and other expenses, and the above made bequests are paid, I give and bequeath unto my two sons Daniel Weigel and Jacob Weigel, to be divided among them, share and share alike.
And I do hereby make and ordain Frances LeGoullon of Phillipsburgh, Beaver County Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof, I Daniel Weigel, the testator have to this my Will and testament, set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.
Signature of Daniel Weigel Sr.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us who have subscribed in the presence of each other.
Beaver County ss. ___ Be it remembered that on the 11th day of August, AD 1852, Before me William McCallister Register for the Probate of Wills, acc. in and for said County, personally came Jacob Schafer and Henry A. Johnson subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will, who being duly sworn according to law, depose and say that they were present and saw Daniel Weigel Sr. the Testator sign and seal, and heard him publish pronounce and declare the forgoing instrument of writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and that the same time he the said Testator was of sound mind and memory and understanding doing to the best of these deponents knowledge observation and belief.
Signature of William McCallister
11th Aug, 1852