In the matter of the estate of JOHN G. WALRATH of LeRay, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 18 March 1848, DANIEL WALRATH of Le Ray petitioned to open probate as sole executor of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
CATHERINE WALRATH, widow of the deceased
MARY BOWMAN, wife of ELIAS BOWMAN
LARA BOWMAN, wife of JACOB BOWMAN all of LeRay, NY
NANCY PETRIE, wife of JAMES PETRIE of Theresa, NY
CATHARINE HOOVER, wife of ELI HOOVER of Brownville, NY
BETSEY BURNE, wife of JOHN BURNE of Openheim, Fulton Co., NY
NOTE: In early paperwork in the estate file, Catharine Hoover and her husband Hoover of Brownsville as heirs; Betsey Praim and her husband John Praim of Openheim, Fulton County, NY. In another later paper, Cath Anne Hoover and her husband Eli Hoover of Brownville, Jeff. Co. and Betsey Praim and her husband John Praim of Oppenheim, Fulton Co. In the final version, attached to the will, it could be either Praim or Burne. In the will his wife's name is spelled Katherine, with a K, not C.
Vol. E., p. 580.
WILL OF JOHN WALRATH
JOHN WALRATH named his son, DANIEL. Named his son, PETER WALRATH. Named his son, JEREMIAH WALRATH. Named his daughters: NANCY, CATY, LAURA, MARY and BETSEY. Appointed son, DANIEL, as executor of the will. Will dated 26 February 1848. /s/ John G. X Walrath (his mark)
Witnesses: A. M. HARGER of Pamelia and PETER HOOVER of LeRay, NY
Will proved: 12 April 1848.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. E. p. 580.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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