DANIEL BRUNER, of Mill Creek Township, Mercer County, PA., being of
sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament, revoking
all others made by me at any time.
First, after my just debts
and funeral expenses are paid, I will and bequeath to my wife, Mary,
the dwelling house and the farm in Mill Creek township on which we
reside and the woolen factory there on during the time of her natural
life. Also, I give my wife Mary all the household goods, cows and hogs
and poultry that I may have at my death. I also give her my one-third
interest in the farm on which my son William is living. I also will and
bequeath her three hundred dollars.
Second to my son Samuel W Bruner give the sum of Fifty dollars.
I will and bequeath at the death of my wife Mary that my real estate
that is left her during her life time shall be divided share and share
(equal) between my son Henry and my daughters Martha A. Shannon, Sarah
E. Reed and Kate Bruner, price of organ $100.00 taken off Kate's share.
I will and bequeath to my grandson, Will Opitz my horse and buggy
if any and he is to let his grandmother have the use of the same
whenever she wants them.
Fifth I will and bequeath that at my
death that all of the remainder of my personal property and money not
otherwise disposed of shall be divided share and share alike between my
son Henry and daughters Martha A. Shannon, Sarah E. Reed and Kate
Bruner. This means money, notes, stock in factory, accounts, etc. etc.
Sixth having given my son William the deed for a farm for his share.
Seventh I will and bequeath at my death the Montgomery farm to Rebecca J. Opitz as her share.
at the death of my wife Mary, the household goods is to be divided
equally between my son Henry, Martha A. Shannon, Rebecca J. Opitz,
Sarah E. Reed and Kate Bruner.
Ninth Any one of the heirs raising a disturbance shall be entirely erased from the will and receive nothing.
I do hereby appoint my sons Henry and William Bruner to settle up the
estate at my death and also at my wife's death to thihs my last will
and testament desiring if possible that they settle the same without
taking out letters.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this the 18th day of October A.D. 1887.
(signed) Daniel Bruner Seal
sealed, published and declared by the above named Daniel Bruner as and
for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have been
unto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said test
and by each other.
(signed) S. S. Ovenmayer
And if my wife desires that my real estate by sold I hereby authorize my executors to sell and convey the same.
I hereby revoke that part of above will as to appointment of my son
Henry C. and William Bruner as executors and appoint son Henry C.
Bruner and A. D. McCracken executors of this my last will.
May 18, 1890 (signed) Daniel Bruner
John M. McElhinney
W. H. Opitz
Source: (Transcribed & submitted by Jane Stratton-Boast)