Will Book “J”, p. 344
I Philip Keller of the Township of Plymouth County of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
And first I direct That all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid by my executor hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath to my to my daughter Estella Keller the household furniture in the parlor and in the room over the parlor and all the furniture in her bedroom she may want and all the silverware in the house.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Charles E. Keller the sum of one Thousand Dollars in cash and a certain Judgment Note dated May 18th 1885 payable one year after date of Nine Hundred Dollars which I hold against him and I direct my executor hereinafter named to cancel and surrender up the said note to the said Charles E. Keller together with a certain due bill which I hold against him dated August 3rd 1885 payable sixty days after date for eighty dollars.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Keller, a certain Judgment, of seven Hundred and Sixty Two Dollars, with interest from December 18th 1884 entered in my name, and against the said William Keller to No. 81 March Term 1886 of Luzerne County Common Pleas and I direct my executor hereinafter named to satisfy the same of record.
Item. I give and devise to my beloved wife Esther Keller to have and to hold, during her natural life the following lots, pieces, or parcels, of real estate, viz:
First That certain house and lot situate on Bead Street in the Borough of Plymouth Luzerne County Pennsylvania and known as the James House and Lot Second That certain lot piece, or parcel of land conveyed to my by Theodore Renshaw, and situate on Gaylord Avenue in the said Borough of Plymouth and known as the Wheeler Lot.
Item. And, after the death of my said wife, Esther Keller I give and devise to my daughter Estella Keller her heirs and assigns the first two pieces or parcels of land above described and situated on Bead Street in the Borough of Plymouth aforesaid and known as the James House, and Lot, and also the lot conveyed to me by Theodore Renshaw with the two story double house thereon erected.
Item. After the death of my said wife, Esther Keller, I give and devise to my son Charles E. Keller his heirs and assigns that certain house and lot of ground situate on Gaylord avenue in the Borough of Plymouth aforesaid and known as the Wheeler Lot.
Item. I give and devise to my son Alonzo Keller his heirs and assigns that certain Hotel Property known as Ely House situate on Main Street in the Borough of Plymouth Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with the exception of a piece, or parcel, of said lot twenty four feet in front, on Main Street and extending back the same width, one hundred feet being the western part of said lot, adjoining lot late the property of James McAlarney which I give and devise to Charles E. Keller his heirs and assigns.
Item. I give and devise to my sons William Keller and Joseph Keller my farm known as the Homestead farm situate in the Township of Plymouth County of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania for and during their natural lives to hold as tenants in common each to have one equal undivided share thereof and in case of the death of either before the other then the survivor to have use and enjoy the undivided, one half thereof, during his life, and after the death of both of them then I five an devise the said farm to the children of my said sons, and their heirs, the child or children, of each son, and their heirs to take the undivided, on half part of the same In case of the death of both without children, then it is my will that the land shall descend to my heirs, according to the intestate Laws of Pennsylvania.
Item. I give and devise to my son Robert Keller all that certain farm situate in the Township of Deerfield County of Tioga and State of Pennsylvania, conveyed to me by Nelson G. Ray and wife by Deed date the Twenty Third day of March 1885 for and during his natural life on condition that he shall pay a Judgment of Four hundred and ninety five Dollars which is now a lien upon said farm and after the death of said Robert Keller I give and devise the said farm to the children of my said son Robert Keller and their heirs and assigns.
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Esther Keller all the furniture in the bedroom she may want.
Item. I give and bequeath to my sons Alonzo Keller, William Keller, Joseph Keller and Charles E. Keller my Book case and the Books therein contained to be divided among them, as they may deem proper.
Item. I give and bequeath to Ellen McGuinis Five hundred dollars in money four hundred dollars of which is to be paid by my executor in yearly payments of twenty five dollars each and the remaining one hundred dollars to be kept by my Executor to pay her funeral expenses.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son, Alonzo Keller my sole executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I, Philip Keller the Testator have to this my will set my hand and seal this Tenth day of April A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and Eighty Six.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Philip Keller as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in the presence of each other.
J. D. Creveling
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