This John Diltz Sr. is the father of William Diltz, who is likewise the father of William and George Diltz of Cass Twp, Cedar Co, Iowa.
John Diltz, Sr.
Last Will and Testament
In the name of God, Amen. I John Dilts, son of Woodberry Township, Bedford County, State of
Pennsylvania, being weak and sick in body, but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God,
for his mercies, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and that it is appointed for
many once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
That is to say, and principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand
of Almighty God, that gave it's and my body to the earth, to be buried in a decent Christian
manner, all the discretion of my Executors, not doubting that I shall receive the same again
by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly effects, as God has been bleasid to
give me with in this life, I give demise of in the following manner and form.
First of all, I give and bequeath unto my true and beloved wife Margrit Dilts, the whole of
my Estate, real and personally, by her freely, by her to be possessed as long as she remains
my widow, and after her death to be decided among my seven children William Dilts and John
Dilts, and Ann Hipple wife of John Hipple, and Mary Deal wife of Henry Deal, and Magdelena
Shoup wife of Joseph Shoup, and Sufia Benner wife of John Benner, and Dorratha Crank wife of
Isaac Crank, likewise Margret Hector, daughter of Sabastian Hector, my granddaughter, to have
her deceased mother's share, an equal share, with my children, but if it should happen that my
wife should get married again after my decease, then to have but the third part of my Estate
and the rest or remainder to be equally divided as above said as soon as she gets married.
And I constitute, make, and ordain my son William Dilts, the sole Executor of this my last Will
and Testament, and do hereby revoke all former Wills bequeaths, legacies, ever before named,
willed or bequeathed, ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness
whereof I have set my hand and seal, this twentieth day of March, in the year of the Lord, one
thousand eight hundred and five. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared, by the
said, John Dilts, as his last Will and Testament, in his presence and in the presence of each
others, have reunited and scribed our names.
John Dilts, Sen
Bedford County personally appeared me the subscriber, register, for the probate of Wills and
granting letters of administration, in and for said county is Jacob Puderbough and Adam Borger,
the subscribing witnesses, to the within Testament named, who being duly affirmed, do affirm
and say that they were personally present and heard, and seen, the Testator, sign, seal,
publish, pronounce and declare, the within instruments, in writing, as his last Will and
Testament, and that at the time of doing thereof, the Testator was of sound and disposing mind
and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they subscribed their names
thereto at the instance of the Testator, and at his request, affirmed and subscribed the 27th
day of November A. D. 1805.
Jacob Bonnett Jacob Puderbough
Be it remembered that on the 27th day of November A. D. 1805 letters testimony were granted
unto Willian Dilts, Executor of John Dilts, Sen. deceased.
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