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Re: Ketterman Family History & Genealogy
Posted by: Virginia Perry Date: February 06, 2001 at 10:34:16
In Reply to: Re: Ketterman Family History & Genealogy by Lewis Ellingham of 142

Hope this information helps.

Jacob Katterman
B. About 1711
BP in NY or England
M. 11 May 1746
D. Will made 16 Sept 1788

Anna Catarina Mueller/Miller (WIFE)
B. About 1724
3 Children

1. Maria Elisabetha born 9 Aug 1748 Berks Co. PA. married Simon Kersher
2. Michael born abour 1749- 1750 married Maria Elisabeth Batdorff
3. John or Johannes born about 1751- 1752

It appears that Jacob Kaderman is the Jacob Ketterman who came to Tulpehocken, Berks County, PA in 1728 from Schalire Valley, New York.

Jacob Kaderman "Will" Berks County, Tulpehocken Twp. 9/16/1788

In the Name of God Amen
This sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty eight, I Jacob Kaderman of Tulpohoccon Township in the County of Berks state of Pennsylvania yeoman, being at present Old and Infirm in Body, but of Sound disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding, thanks be to God, therefore unto Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all Men one (?) and to dye, do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say Principally, and first of all, I recommend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it, Hoping through the Merits or our Savior Jesus Christ to receive Remission of all my Sins, and an Happy Admission into the Regions of Bliss and Immortality, And as to my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and Decent Manner. And touching such Worldly Estate wherein it Hath Please God to Bless me in this Life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form.

Imprimus His is my Will and I do order that in the first place all my Just Debts and Funeral Charges be paid and Satisfied, as Soon as Conveniently may be after my decease

Item I give and Bequeath into my Beloved Wife Catharine
during her Natural Life, the Sum of Seventy Pounds Specio, her bed with Bedding Courtain and Bedstead, the Clock with the Case, the Kitchen Dresser and all the Kitchen Furniture and Wooden Ware, all the linen, and Flax, a Chest, one Table two Chairs, her Spinning Wheel, a Cow, three Sheeps, the Pipe Stove, the Corner Closed in the Chamber and all my Books, all which aforesaid Articles my Beloved Wife Catherine Shall have in her Use during her Natural Life, but not to Sell or distribute any of them, excepting the Cash she may lay out so much of the same for her Maintenance and Necessary as she may Pleases, but the rest shall be divided after her decease, as I Shall herein direct, and the same to be in Stead of her third part or demand of my Estate.

Item I give and Bequeath unto my son John and his heirs the Clock with the Case and my large Bible which he or his Heirs is to receive after my said Beloved Wife her decease, and the same to be in full demand again at my Estate from my said Son John or his Heirs, because I have allowed unto my said son John his portions of my Personal Estate in my Plantation or Trade of Land which I have granted unto him in my Lifetime.

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth, a Child of my Son Michael deceased Ten P*** (pounds?) Specio, the Stuff for a Bed and Bed Stead, a Spinning Wheel and a Cow, which she is to have and receive before hand of my Estate Provided she has not received the same in my Lifetime.

Item It is my Will and I do order that the remainder of my Estate, that is to say what my Beloved Wife does not keep or what I have not bequeathed herein, Shall be Equally divided in two Shares, to wit, one share unto my daughter Elizabeth Wife of Simon Keeseker or her Heirs or Representatives and the other Share to my Grand Children , to wit John, Catharine, George, Elizabeth, Michael, Simon, and Margaret in equal Shares, as also the Articles, and Money which shall be in Possession after the decease of my Beloved Wife Shall likewise be divided in two Equal Shares amongst my aforesaid Daughter or her Heirs or Representatives and my aforesaid Grand Children, to wit the Children of son Michael deceased.

Item It is also my Will and I do Order that no Money or any other Article
which I have given unto my son Michael deceased, and unto my Son in law Simon Keesecker on behalf of his Wife before the date of this my Present last Will and Testament Shall be Accounted, but the same to be as an Equal Shares Between them.

Item It is further my Will and I do Order, that in Case it should Happen that any of my aforesaid Grand Children should dye unmarried or without Heirs, that then in Such case the deceased Share Shall be Equally divided amongst the Survivors of my aforementioned Grand Children Share and Share alike and (and repeated) lastly I Nominate and Appoint my Son John and my Son in law Simon Keesecker to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking disannulling and making Void all my former and other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament, In Witness whereof, I the said Jacob Kaderman Have hereunto Set my Hands and Seal Dated the day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed, and Published
Pronounced and Declared by the Jacob Katterman (as he signed it! ) said Testator as his last Will (Katterman as the administer wrote in 1802) and Testament in the Presence of us his Subscribers-----Henry Kisblinger - Adam Smith

1803- signed off by Samuel Catterman
List of Disbursments
Emanuel Shultz
Henry Kiplinger (probably same witness as above)
Peter Feather
Peter Seveguth and Andrew Zellen
Helfrich Kulb
Philip Wile
Joseph Lerch
Daniel Ludwig
Peter Frealy (could be Frailey, the registrar)
Finally Simon Keesecker signed off for Divers Causes on Dec 2, 1802 as executor witnessed by ? Bieber

1. Michael Kederman
B. about 1747/48 Probably Berks Co., PA.
D. Before 26th Sept 1781 Washington Co., MD.
P. Jacob Katterman

Maria Elizabeth Batdorf
B. 29 Nov 1746 Berks Co., PA.
P Hermanus Batdorf and maria Barbarra Anspach.

Seven Children
1. Johannes born 19 Nov 1768 Tulpehocken, Berks Co., PA. ,married Barbara ______.
2. Catharine born 22 Noc 1771 Tulpehocken, Berks Co., PA married Peter Bordner/Partner, died 1853
3. George born 9 Feb 1773 Tulpehocken, Berks Co., PA. married Eve Ridenour
4. Elizabeth born 9 July 1774 Tulpehocken, Berks Co., PA.
5.Anne Margaret born29 Feb 1776 Tulpehocken, Berks Co., PA.
6.Johannes Michael born 14 Apr 1778 Tulpehocken, Berks Co. PA. married Elizabeth Barbara Adam
7. Simon Samuel or Samuel Simon born about 1780 PA or MD. married Mary Hickman

Michael came to Washington County MD. about 1779 or 1780. He was farming in Maryland and he had corn in the field that was harvested after his death (per inventory of estate) The children all unde rage at the time of his death. In the Maryland Court Records Michael's last name is spelled Kederman, Kaderman and Kayderman, Keyderman. The distribution of his estate was 12 Feb 1788. Inventory of estate was dated 8 Dec. 1781. Next of kin was Jacob Potterman (this is his father Jacob Ketterman) Elizabeth Kederman (his wife)
A Catherine Householder paid the estate a bill she owed.

Typed as will and probate were written.


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