Deed & Wills
[Transcribed from SAMPUBCO COPY
by Susan Stalker Mulvey on 23 August 2005]
BOOK P, PAGES 374-376
Record of the Last Will and Testament of John Stoliker late of the town of Stuyvesant deceased, as a Will of real and personal Estate with the proofs relating thereto taken in the Court of the Surrogate of the County of Columbia.
Recorded April 22d AD 1876
Know all men by their Presents That I, John Stoliker of the Town of Stuyvesant, in the County of Columbia, New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament.
First, After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I give devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Stoliker all my real Estate that I may do possess of. All my personal property of any name or nature fully meaning that all property of any name & Nature whatsoever to be wholly hers, & fully expect her to do with the same whatever she wishes to do.
To my Sons I give my love~
I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved Hannah Stoliker to be sole Executrix of this my Last Will and testament hereby Revoking any Will by me formally made.
In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 24th day of Jan. 1875
John [his X mark] Stoliker (LS)
The within testament was subscribed by John Stoliker the testator by his mark as & for his name in and signing [?] of each of us, and was at the same time declared by him to be his Last Will and Testament and we at his request signed our names as attesting witnesses.
P. Edw Van Alstyne of the town of Stuyvesant Columbia Co. NY.
F. B. Van Alstyne of the Town of Kinderhook Columbia Co. NY.
Surrogate Court County of Columbia
Columbia County ss: P. Edward Van Alstyne of the Town of Stuyvesant and Franklin B. Van Alstyne of the Town of Kinderhook in the County of Columbia being first duly sworn in open Court in their oath do depose and say that they are subscribing witnesses to the Instrument now shown to them purporting to be the Last Will and testament of John Stoliker late of the Town of Stuyvesant in the County of Columbia aforesaid, deceased and naming [or claiming] date on the 24th day of June in the year of our Lord 1875, that the deponent signed their names as witnesses to said Instrument at the request in and in the presence of said John Stoliker. And in the presence of each other, that the deponents saw the said John Stoliker execute the Said Instrument, and heard him declare the same to be his Last Will and testament, at which time the said John Stoliker was upwards of twenty one years of age. And of sound mind and memory and not under restraint to the knowledge or belief of the deponents. That the said John Stoliker in now dead and was at the time of his death an inhabitant of the Town of Stuyvesant in the County of Columbia and State of New York.
Sworn to before me this F. B. Van Alstyne
22d day of April 1876 P. Edw Van Alstyne
A. V. Esselstyn surrogate
Columbia County ss: Recorded the preceding Last Will and Testament of John Stoliker late of said County deceased as a Will of Real and Personal Estate with the proofs relating thereto taken in the County of the Surrogate of the County of Columbia~
Which record is hereby signed and certified by me pursuant to the Provisions of the _____ Statutes of the State of New York this 22nd day of April AD 1876.
A. V. Esselstyn, Surrogate