ESTATE OF JOHN ECKERT, SR

Submitted by Alan Eckert ceckert@cox.rr.com on Monday, January 29, 2001

Orphans’ Court file # 8741

Petition for an order to sell real estate to pay debts. L??? Atty.

F???? Sept. 14th 1863 order of Sale awarded and approved of Charles Frederick and Levi Cassel as their Surities. Recorder in Book No. 15, Page 487

To the Hon. Judges of the Orphans’ Court of Bucks County: The petition of John Eckart and John Oberholtzer Administrators of the estate of John Eckart, sr. late of the township of Rockhill in said county deceased, respectfully represents:

That the said John Eckart, sr. died intestate, seized in his demense as of fee, of the following Real Estate, to wit: A messenage and tract of land situate in Rockhill township, in said county, adjoining lands of Edwin Nace, Joseph Hendricks, Jonas Leidy, Frederick Fisher and others, containing fifty three acres more or less-----------------

That the estate of the decedent is insufficient to pay his debts, and that it is requisite to sell a portion or the whole of said Real Estate, for that purpose: That the Petitioners have annexed a true and perfect inventory and conscionable appraisement of the Personal Estate of the said decedent , which have come to the knowledge of the Petitioners, and that the above is a full and correct statement of all the Real Estate of the said decedent. Your Petitioners therefore pray the court to make an order, authorizing a sale by them of the above described Real Estate, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the payment of the debts of the said decedent. And they will pray, etc.

                                                                                                    John X Eckart
                                                                                                    John Oberholtzer

A just and true account of the debts of the said John Eckart sr. deceased, as far as made known to the petitioner:
Joseph Strawn, mortgage $1200.00
Small debts and expenses 300.00
Interest on Mortgage to Oct. 1, 1863 165.00
                                                        $1665.00

A perfect Inventory and conscionable appraisement of all the Personal Estate of the said John Eckart sr. deceased:
                                                                                                                                                            267.48
                                                                                                                                Balance 1397.52

Bucks County, SS. John Eckart, Jr. and John Oberjoltzer being duly sworn and affirmed, according to law, do depose and say, that the facts set forth in the forgoing petition are just and true, and that the inventory and appraisement of the Personal Estate of the said decedent, and the account of his debts which have come to the knowledge of your petitioner, which are thereunto annexed, and the statement of said decedent’s Real Estate, as contained in said petition, are just and true to the best of their knowledge and belief. Sworn & affirmed and subscribed before me, the fourteenth day of Sept. A.D. 1863
                                                                                                                   John (X his mark) Eckart
I am acquainted with the within real estate and am of the opinion that it is worth about $2300.
                                                                                                                    Witness my hand the 14th day of Sept. 1863
                                                                                                                                Levi Cassel

BUCKS COUNTY SS.
        At an Orphans’ Court held at Doylestown, in and for the County of Bucks, the Fourteenth day of September A.D. 1863 before the Hon. Henry Chapman President, and his Associate Judges of the same Court
The Petition of John Eckert jr. and John Obertoltzer Administrators to the Estate of John Eckert sr. late of the Township of Rockhill deceased.
Who died intertate, was presented and read, Humbly Shewing, that the said intestate died leaving Creditors. That the Personal Estate of the said intestate is insufficient for the payment of his debts &c., and that the said intestate died seized in his demense as of fee of and in the following Real Estate to wit:
a Messenage and Tract of Land Situate in Rockhill Township in Said County adjoining lands of Edwin Nace, Joseph Hendrick, Jonas Leidy, Frederick Fisher and others, Containing fifty three acres more or less and therefore----- praying the Court to grant them and order to sell the said Real Estate, for the payment of the debts and maintenance and education of the minor children of the intestate; whereupon the Court granted the prayer of the petition. And the Administrators are hereby authorized to sell the Real Estate, for the purposes above set forth, at public vendue or outcry, to the highest and best bidder; giving at least twenty days previous public notice of the time and place of sale by advertisement printed in a paper in the vicinity of said Estate.

The Administrators are hereby required to make return of their proceedings herein at the next Orphans’ Court. Witness my hand and the seal of the said Court, at Doylestown, the Fourteenth day of September A.D. 1863
                                                                                                                        A.B/ Rosenberger, Clerk of Orphans’ Court.

Order to Sell the Real Estate of John Eckert late of Rockhill Township Bucks County decd.

Report of Sale Filed and Confirmed Nisi Dec. 12th 1863

To the Honorable the Judges of the orphans Court of Bucks County

        We John Eckert and John Oberholtzer, Administrators of the Estate of John Eckert Senr. Deceased,, Respectfully beg leave to Report pursuant to the within order of Sale issuing our of Said Court having first giving Due timely, public Notice of the time and place of Sale by hand Bills and advertisements, according to Law, and the Rule of Said Court, we did on the Eighth day of October A. D. 1863, at two o’clock in the afternoon Expose the Real Estate in the Said order more?? Described to Sale by Public Venue or outcry, whereupon Aaron Eckert of Rockhill Township, Bucks County became the purchaser of the within mentioned premises for the price or sum of two thousand nine hundred twenty nice dollars and Seventy one cents payable on the first day of April next Ensuing and that Aaron Eckert Being the highest and best bidder-----and the highest bidder for the same, which sale so made your Petitioners pray may be confirmed by the Court

                                                                                                                        John (X his mark)    
                                                                                                                        Eckert John Oberholtzer Administrators

No 26 ----1864
Settlement of the Estate of
John Eckert Senior late of Rockhill decd.
Filed confirmed nisi Sept. 15th 1864
Rec. In Set Book No 8 p. 315

The accounts of John Eckert and John Oberholtzer
Administrators of all and singular the goods and Chattels rights and
credits which were of John Eckert Senr. Late of Rockhill
Township in the County of Bucks deceased.
1864 The accountants charge themselves with all and
Singular the goods and Chattels rights and Credits which were of
the said deceased agreeable to an Inventory thereof filed
in the Registrars office at Doylestown
amounting to 267.48
Increase of the Sale 187.88
Cash received and not inventoried 6.96
Real Estate sold to Aaron Eckert 2929.71 3392.03

1864 The accountants crave allowance for the following disbursements made out of the Estate, aforesaid to wit. (There follows a list of 32 disbursements, the largest of which was to Joseph Strawn for 1406.45, and smaller amounts to a variety of people including B.N. Bergey, A.B. Rosenberger,, Levi Cassel, John Eckert and others.) Bucks County S.S.

        John Obertoltzer one of the above named accountants being duly affirmed according to law says that the above stated account is just and true to the best of hhis knowledge and belief.

Affirmed and Subscribed before me the 23rd of April A.D. 1864
R.B. Kuhn, Dept. Regstr.                          John Oberholtzer
Registrar’s Office Doylestown Sept. 15th 1864
Bucks County S.S.

        I do hereby certify after duly Examining papers and filing a Statement of the Estate of John Eckert Senr. Decd. of which the above is a true Copy. I have given notice to all parties interested according to law that the same would be presented for confirmation in open court this day at 9 oclock A M

Witness my hand and Seal of Officce N.B. Sugar Registrar


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