1898 Will of Julius Fredericks

Town of Canajoharie

Montgomery County, New York

Contributed by Diane B. Fredericks Frazier

Transcribed from SAMPUBCO photocopy by Diane B. Fredericks Frazier
Montgomery Co.,N.Y. Canajoharie 22-502
Fredericks, Frederick, Schinnemann, Sprahter, Hambracht, Abeling

State of New York            Surrogate's Court
County of Montgomery
In the matter of proving the will of
Julius Fredericks
Frederick Shinnemann of the village of Canajoharie in the county of Montgomery and William Fredericks of the village of Canajoharie in the county of Montgomery being duly sworn and examined in open court before Surrogate of said county, do depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he was acquainted with Julius Fredericks in his lifetime, and was present and saw the said Julius Fredericks subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced and shown, bearing date the 17th day of March 1898 that the said Testator at the time he so subscribed it, declared that the said instrument to be last will and testament and requested these deponents to subscribe their names as witnesses to the execution thereof. Thereupon these deponents subscribed their names as witnesses at the end of said instrument in the presence of the said Julius Fredericks and of each other. That the said Julius Fredericks at the time he so executed the said instrument was a citizen of the United States, an inhabitant of the County of Montgomery, of full age, of sound and disposing mind and memory, and in all respects competent to devise real estate, and not under any restraint or in any respects incompetent to devise real estate, and was in all respects competent to make a valid will.
                                Frederick Schinnemann
                                William Fredericks
Taken, subscribed and sworn this 9th day of April, 1900 before me
    W. Barlow Dunlap
I W. Barlow Dunlap Surrogate of the County of Montgomery, do hereby certify that the foregoing are true copies of the will, probate and proof of Julius Fredericks deceased.
Registered the 9th day of April, 1900
                                W. Barlow Dunlap Surrogate

Be it remembered, that heretofore, to wit, on the 26th day of March,1900 Louisa Fredericks the executrix named in the last will and testament of Julius Fredericks late of the town of Canajoharie in the county of Montgomery, deceased, appeared in open court before Hon. W. Barlow Dunlap Surrogate of said county, and made application to have the said last will and testament which relates to both real and personal property proved; and on such application the said Surrogate did ascertain by satisfactory evidence who were the widow, heirs and next of kin of said testator and their residences and the Surrogate did thereupon issue a citation, in due form of law, directed to the said persons aforesaid by their respective names, requiring them to appear before said Surrogate at his office in the village of Fonda on the ninth day of April 1900, to attend the probate of said will. And after wards, to wit, on the ninth day of April 1900, satisfactory evidence by affidavit was produced and presented to the said Surrogate of the due services of said citation in the mode prescribed by law, and on that day proponent by B. Fred Sprahter her attorney appeared, and Hinau L. Huston appeared as Special Guardian of Julius Fredericks, Jr., Frank Fredericks, and Catharine Fredericks and no one appearing to oppose the probate of said will, such proceedings were thereupon had afterwards that the said Surrogate took the proof of said will herein after set forth upon this ninth day of April in the year one thousand nine hundred; and he adjudged the said will to be a will valid to pass real and personal property, and the proofs thereof are as follows, that is to say:

The will
Julius Fredericks

Last will and testament,
I, Julius Fredericks of the town of Canajoharie, County of Montgomery and State of New York, do make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following

That is to say,
First, I direct the payment of my just debts if any

Second, I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Louisa Frederick of the town of Canajoharie aforesaid all of my property real and personal and mixed wheresoever situated, for and during her natural life, or so long as she shall remain my widow.

Third, Upon the death or marriage of my said wife Louisa Frederick, I give devise and bequeath all of my said property aforesaid to my children Mary Groffenair, John Frederick, Charles Frederick, Augusta Hambracht, Louisa Frederick, Elizabeth Abeling, Caroline Frederick, Julius Frederick, Jr., Catharine Frederick, and Frank Frederick, to be divided among them equally share and share alike. Likewise, I make constitute and appoint my wife Louisa Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

In witness whereof, I have here into subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 17th Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight.
                                Julius Fredericks (LS)

The above written instrument was subscribed by Julius Frederick in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time declared the above instrument so subscribed by him to be his last will and testament, and we at his request, sign our names as attesting witness hereto, in his presence and in the presence of each other and write our names our respective places of residence.

Frederick Schinnemann        Canajoharie, N.Y
William Fredericks            Canajoharie, N.Y.

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