Petition Regarding Will of Jacob Walradt

Montgomery County, New York

Contributed by Jerome A. Walrath

Jacob Walradt*

General Index to Wills and Proceedings
Wills: Book 11 page 29
Probated- Dec. 16, 1861
Date of death: Sept. 30, 1861

To R.H. CUSHEY, ESQ., County judge of the County of Montgomery.
      THE PETITION of      Luke Walradt

Respectifully Sheweth:
      That lately, and on or about the   30th   day of   September   A.D., 186 1,  Jacob Walradt   died at the   town    of   Canajoharie   in the county of Montgomery, being at the time of h is death, an inhabitant of the said county of Montgomery: That the said   Jacob Walradt   deceased, left   a   certain instrument in writing, purporting to be his last Will and Testament, bearing date upon the   14   day of   July   in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and   fifty three   which relates   to both real and   personal estate, and in said instrument your petitioner   is   named as   an   execut or   And which instrument your petitioner verily believed to be the last Will and Testament of the said   Jacob Walradt   deceased:  That the said   Jacob Walradt   died leaving the following persons him surviving, to-wit:

Daniel Walradt of Sullivan Madison County. Joseph Walradt of the same town & County. Jacob Walradt of Sharon Schoharie County. Leonard Walradt of Canajoharie Montgomery County. Gertrude Walradt of said town of Canajoharie. Maria Walradt of said town. Eliza Walradt of the same town. Your petitioner his children and Norman Van Alstine of the city of Albany. Jacob Van Alstine of the same city. Mary Catherine Van Alstine of Minden Montgomery County & Sarah wife of David Hesler of the said town of Minden children of his daughter Sally the wife of Nicholas A. Van Alstine dec. all of whom are of full age

And who are all and the only heirs at law, and next kin of the said deceased: your petitioner therefore prays that a citation may issue to the heirs at law and next of kin to the said deceased, requiring them to appear before the said County Judge, as Surrogate at his office in the village of Fonda, in the county of Montgomery aforesaid, on the   16th   day of   December   A.D., 1861, at   one   o'clock in the   after   noon of that day, to attend the probate of the said   Jacob Walradt   deceased, and that the said last Will and Testament of the said   Jacob Walradt   deceased, and that the said will may be proved and recorded as a Will relating   to both real and   personal estate, according to the forms of the statues of the State of New York in such case made and provided, and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray, &c.
      Dated the   22   day of   Nov.   A.D., 1861.            Luke Walradt

*Note: This Jacob Walradt was a son of Jacob** Walrad/Walradt/Walrath and Gertrude Dockstader. He was also known as Jacob Walrad, Jr. The elder Jacob is a supposed son of Johannes and Amelia Sutz Walrad based on family relationships. Johann Peter, mentioned in the following, was a son of Johannes and Amelia Sutz Walrad.

**Jacob Walrath owned a farm one mile east of Canajoharie along the river. This farm was purchased from Johann Peter Walrath. Recorded 1797. Later Jacob sold a portion of his land to Frederick and John Jost Walrath; also Jacob and his wife deeded a parcel of land to the husband of Elizabeth, Johannes Van Slyke. Johannes and Elizabeth (Walrath) Van Slyk named their second child Gertrude. Jacob Walrath and Gertrude, his wife, had a son John Jost, and it would seem that Frederick was another son. One of the deeds was written by Jacob Walrath, Jr. It is thought that Jacob's wife was a Dockstader as 'Jacob Walrad and Geertry Docksta' were sponsers at the baptism of Gertry Sept. 4, 1797, daughter of Geo. F. Dockstader and Lenah Rees. This is found in the Caughnawaga records, also the marriage record of John Van Slyke to Elizabeth Walrath July 11, 1798. (REF: Notes of L. Worrick McFee, Walrath File, p. 28 taken originally from the St. Johnsville, "Enterprise and News", May 2, 1934 in a letter from Mabel V. St. John.)

[Note: reformatted for ease in online reading.]

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