|George Albrecht Sr.
George Albrecht Sr. 1 2 3 4
- Born: Cir 1735, , , , DEU
- Marriage (1): Anna Maria
- Died: Mar 1794, Bern Twp., Berks, PA about age 59 4
- Buried: Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 5
Another name for George was George Albert.1
FamilySearch ID: 9HWG-HFK.
This George Albrecht may be related to John George Albrecht, also in our tree, who marries Elizabeth Walliser in 1759 at Cocalico Reformed Church in Lancaster County, and attends that church thereafter.
This date is estimated from his daughter's birth.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Evidence: Berks, PA. A number of Albrecht wills are on file at Berks County:
Year, Will Book, Name (Executor if an Albrecht)
1766 2-6 Albrecht, George W.
1784 3-376 Albrecht, John C. (Elizabeth)
1793 4-348 Albrecht, Jacob (Magdalena)
1794 A-305 & 3-213 Albrecht, George (Christian)
1800 3-296 Albrecht, John
1802 A-460 & 4-204 Albrecht, Daniel (Henry)
1803 6-119 Albrecht, John (Maria)
1804 6-167 Albrecht, Conrad (Mary)
1807 A-520 & 4-407 Albrecht, Anna M.
1820 C-178 & 5-369 Albrecht, Christian (Jacob)
1821 8-343 Albrecht, Daniel (Jacob)
1825 9-305 Albrecht, Peter (Jacob).
2. Census in 1790 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 3 George Albrecht is listed with:
16 and older (<=1774) = 2 (George & older son?)
Under 16 (1775-1790) = 3
Females = 7.
3. He signed a will Will of George Albrecht on 1 Aug 1793 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 4 An image of the original will written in German is on Ancestry.com and in that probate file is an English translation of the will as follows...
(This same probate file contains other documents including George's inventory and later year court actions regarding his spouse and minor children)
Bern Township Berks County August 1st 1793 \endash I George Albrecht finding myself weak and mortal do herewith make my last will and testament being of good understanding, as follows \emdash
After my decease my personal estate shall all be appraised and my wife Anna Maria shall her seal upon the place as long as she is my widow and carry on housekeeping with the children and can do it until the youngest boy is one and twenty years old but if she should marry again then her seal upon the place is at an end and she shall have her bed and one cow and twenty five pounds in money, but if she works the place herself then she shall build herself a house in the latter years that she may live alone. If Other person takes possession of the place and whoever takes possession of it shall give her yearly four bushels of rye and 5 bushels of wheat one fat hog of 100 pounds weight and 50 pounds of beef one cow out of the herd and yearly a load of second crop hay and straw and ten pounds of flax and ten pounds of tow her cow with the herd in summer and one bushel of coarse salt and one half bushel of fine sale and thirty shillings in money two rows of apple trees in the orchard and a right to take of the other fruit for her use when she pleases, firewood before the house as much as she may want and cut small if she cannot do it herself the wheat and rye in the barn shall not be apprised. To my son John Albrecht there shall be paid the sum of ten pounds until next spring and to my son Jacob the sum of 50 pounds until the next spring and my daughter Barbara shall have 50 pounds out of the mortgage and my daughter Catharine shall have the sum of 50 pounds after five years if she should want it and my son John shall have two years after next spring the sum of ten pounds. My son Jacob shall have three years after next spring the sum of twenty pounds. Should one of them become hurt then it shall be maintained upon the place all my Children shall be kept to equal shares and when the boys come to age they shall go together and divide the land or value or sell it as they may think proper but whoever takes the Place shall give unto my wife 5 pounds of wool and one pair of shoes and to make a darden and keep the same in good state and one quarter for potatoes. I appoint Christian Albrecht and John Bechler as Executors of this my will that they take care, this is therefore my last will and testament which I have signed with my own hand, sealed with my own seal Done in the Year one thousand seven hundred and ninety three the first day of August.
<signed> George Albrecht
<signed> Daniel Rieser
<signed> George Fisher.
4. Probate on 20 Mar 1794 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 6 Registers Office Reading Berks County March the 20th, Anno Domini 1794. Letters Testamentary in common form under the seal of said office in the Will of George Albrecht, late of Bern Township in Berks County, Farmer, deceased, were granted to Christian Albrecht, and John Bechler, the Executors in said will named, they being duly sworn, Inventory to be exhibited on or before the 25th day of April next, and in account of therein Administration when thereto required, which will was on the same day duly proved by Daniel Reeser and George Fisher, on their oath respectively, witnesses to the said will.
5. Book: Kentucky Pioneers and Court Records, 1929. 5
George and his family lived near Adamstown, Lancaster County, Pa., near the family of John Beecher. [His sister] Miss Mary Albert was probably born in 1713; died June, 1811; buried at Epler's Church. George was buried at Adamstown, Pa., all dates and the name of his wife are unknown.
George married Anna Maria. (Anna Maria was born in , , , DEU and died in , Lancaster, PA.)
McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers. (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 318.
McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers. (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 312.
, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, Series M637 Roll: 8 Page: 106.
Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/8802/images/005538035_00136?pId=1513094 -- Berks > Probate Estate Files - online image 136 of 2279 -- Albright, George Year 1794 Township Bern.
McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers. (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 313.
Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, Berks > Will Book 3, page 217. Online image 392 of 455. George Albrecht.