Casper Glattfelter 1
- Born: 8 Jul 1709, Glattfelden, Zurich, Switzerland
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Lauffer on 3 Apr 1731 in Glattfelden, Zurich, Switzerland
- Marriage (2): Anna Maria Lauffer after 1742 in Pennsylvania, USA
- Died: 22 Mar 1775, Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 65
The following is the Will of Casper Glatfelter In the Name of God, Amen. Casper Glatfelter of Codorus Township in York County so is this my Last Will and Testament.
First, my son Felix Glatfelter shall have my plantation for three hundred pounds, eighty pounds in hand, and then one year free, afterwards yearly every year fifteen pounds until the plantation is paid.
Secondly, after my decease my wife shall be gratly cared for. She shall have one cow, the best bed (but Felix Glatfelter shall keep in fodder the cow as his own cattle), one iron pot, one copper kettle, her spinning wheel, two pewter dishes, one bucking tub, two buckets, one chest, six spoons, two plates, one lamp, one box iron.
Thirdly, all spin stuffs that is in the house be the same spun, or not, shall remain in the estate and the charges of the weaving shall be paid out of the estate.
Fourthly, after my decease my wife shall have her widowseat on the plantation as long as she lives she shall be maintained out of the plantation.
Fifthly, she shall have eight bushels of wheat, two bushels of rye and half bushel of salt yearly, one pair of shoes, one hundred weight of pork yearly, five pounds of wool, one quarter of an acre of flax.
Sixthly, I bequeath unto Solomon my eldest son fifteen pounds, and ten pounds he did receive of his Master which should belong to his Father because he had not his age. I therefore bequeath unto him one English shilling for all his hereditary right and inheritance which he has to seek of us.
Seventhly, I bequeath unto Anna my eldest daughter twenty pounds for her hereditary right and inheritance that she hath nothing further to seek of my estate and no futher portion of my others.
Eighthy, I bequeath unto Casper my youngest son the large Bible exclusive of his other share and that they shall divide all the books with each other and none can or shall be sold at the vendue.
Ninthly, Felix Glatfelter shall have the plantation forever, and all the right and title whatsoever unto the plantation belonging.
This is my Last Will and Testament, but if I should recover again I can do with the land as I please. I live or die this is my Last Will and Testament.
Henry (mark) Walter
The above is a true translation of the original High German taken at York [,PA] the 30th day of March 1775 by me.
Casper married Elizabeth Lauffer on 3 Apr 1731 in Glattfelden, Zurich, Switzerland. (Elizabeth Lauffer was born in 1711 in Glattfelden, Zurich, Switzerland and died in 1758 in Springfield, York County, Pennsylvania, USA 2.)
Casper next married Anna Maria Lauffer after 1742 in Pennsylvania, USA. (Anna Maria Lauffer was born in 1732 in Glattfelden, Zurich, Switzerland 2 and died in 1775 in York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA 2.)