Casper Eschenauer was married to Anna Margaretha (Margaret) who upon his death married Conrad Alleman. Will of Casper Eschenauer
English translation of the Will of Leonard Eshenower
[Lancaster County Will Book Y, Volume 2, Page 124-125]
In the Name of God Amen. I Leonard Eshenower being sick and Weak of Body but of sound
Mind and understanding Do on the Twenty eighth Day of November ADom. one thousand
Seven hundred and Sixty Nine, make and declare this as my last Will and Testament in Manner
First My Wife Anna Margretha shall have aforehand, one cow at her choise and a Side Sadle,
and the Beds as we had them, or those that we have, together with the Bed steads, and a chest
of her choise, And so she shall have the third part of all the Estate, But she shall also have her
share of the other Plantation which I have purchased of Thomas McCorde[?]. But if this place
should be sold, then she my said wife shall have her widdow hood on the Plantation which I
have purchased of David Walker during her Widdow hood.
Secondly I order that Conrad Welfly of Middletown, shall be the guardian of my childern, and
my son Casper shall have fi ve pounds aforehand for his Birthright, and then he shall be equal
shares with my other Children And my Childern shall have the Plantation which I purchased of
David Walker[?], But this place shall not be sold untill my youngest son arives at his age.
Thirdly, if my Brother should come from Germany and should not be able to pay his Freight
then it shall be paid for him out of my Estate - And all this shall be performed after my decease
which I have subscribed with my own hand with good understanding on the 28th Day of
December ADom 1769 in Paxtang Township Lancaster County.
Philip Fisher Leonard Eshenower
Christian Rath translated from the german original
Leonard and Margaretha had a daughter Barbara, sons Casper and Christopher. Margaretha md. 2nd. Conrad. Alleman.