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GARLETTS, Basil
 
BE IT REMEMBERED, That I, Basil Garletts, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and considering the uncertainty of life, do therefore make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say: 
First:  I order all my just debts and funeral expences[sic] to be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. 
Second:-  I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Lola Garletts, all my estate, real, personal or mixed, of whatever nature or kind, or wheresoever situate at the time of my decease,
AND LASTLY. -  I do make, constitute and appoint my wife, the said Lola Garletts, to be the Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. 
   IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed my seal this 11th day of June in the year of our Lord 1942.
 
     Basil Garletts  (seal)
Witnesses
A. F. Neil.
C. E. Fike
Percy S. Friend
 
[stamped]  "Justice of the Peace of the State
 of Maryland, in and for Garrett County."
 
~Genie

Posted April 5, 2013



GARLETTS, Philip Henry
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, To-Wit:
 On this 24th day of September 1958. before me, the subscriber, Register of Wills, in and for the state and county aforesaid, personally appeared Blanch E. Schuler, daughter of Philip Henry Garletts, late of Garrett County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that to the best of his[sic] knowledge and belief Philip Henry Garletts left no estate subject to administration in the State of Maryland, and that the purpose of filing said will for record is to comply with the requirements of Section 373, Article 93, Annotated Code of Maryland, 1957 edition.
 
     Vernie R. Smouse
      Register of Wills
 
                                                                                                              WILL
 
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ME, PHILIP HENRY GARLETTS MADE THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY A.D. 1941-IN GUARD, COUNTY OF GARRETT, AND STATE OF MARYLAND AS FOLLOWS:-
 I GIVE, DEVISE AND BEQUEATH ALL MY LANDS, TENEMENTS AND HEREDITAMENTS[sic], AND ALL MY HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,M READY MONEY, SECURITIES FOR MONEY, MONEY SECURED BY LIFE INSURANCE, GOODS AND CHATTELS AND ALL OTHER PARTS OF MY REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE AND EFFECTS WHATSOEVER AND WHERESOEVER UNTO MY WIFE     TO AND FOR HER AND THEIR ABSOLUTE USE AND BENEFIT, ACCORDING TOT HE NATURE AND QUALITY THEREOF RESPECTIVELY, SUBJECT ONLY TO THE PAYMENT OF MY JUST DEBTS AND TESTAMENTARY EXPENSES, AND THE CHARGE OF PROVING AND REGISTERING MY WILL.
 IN THE EVENT THAT MY WIFE PRECEDES ME IN DEATH I GIVE, DEVISE AND BEQUEATH TO MY CHILDREN, AS MANY AS MAY BE LIVING AT THE TIME OF MY DEATH,  TO BE DIVIDED THEM THERE, SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE, ALL MY LANDS, TENEMENTS AND HEREDITAMENTS[sic] AND ALL MY HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, READY MONEY, MONEY SECURED BY LIFE INSURANCE, GOODS AND CHATTELS AND ALL OTHER PARTS OF MY REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE AND EFFECTS WHATSOEVER AND WHERESOEVER FOUND.
 FURTHERMORE, IN THE EVENT THAT BOTH MY WIFE AND MY SON MARTIN PRECEDE ME IN DEATH I GIVE TO MY GRANDCHILDREN
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE, THAT PORTION OF MY ESTATE DUE MY SON, MARTIN GARLETTS.
 AND I APPOINT MY SAID WIFE, ADA MAY GARLETTS, ADMINISTRATRIX[sic] OF THIS MY WILL, AND THEREBY REVOKE ALL OTHER WILLS.
 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND SEAL THE DAY AND YEAR ABOVE MENTIONED.
 
     PHILIP HENRY GARLETTS
 
 SIGNED, SEALED AND ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE SAID PHILIP HENRY GARLETTS AS AND FOR HIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, IN THE PRESENCE OF US, AND AT HIS REQUEST AND IN THE PRESENCE OF EACH OTHER, HAVE SUBSCRIBED OUR NAMES HEREUNTO AS WITNESSES THEREOF.
 
     MERLE D. FRANTZ
     WILBUR J. GLENN
     ____________________
               WITNESSES
 
[above transcribed as typewritten, all upper case]

 
Page 2
[note at top]
"Merle D. Frantz will be in.
Signature of Wilbur J. Glenn will  be
proven by member of School Board"
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to-wit:
 On this 24th day of September 1958, came Blanch E. Schuler and made oath in due form of law that she does not know of any Will or Codicil of Philiip Henry Garletts, late of Garrett County, deceased, other than the aforegoing instrument of writing and that she removed this day same from his safe deposit box in First National Bank, Confluence, Penna., and that the said testator departed this life on the 19th day of September 1958.   

Test: Vernie R. Smouse, Register.
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to-wit:
 On this 3rd day of January 1959, came Merle D. Frantz, one of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Philip Henry Garletts, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that he did see the testator sign this Will; that he heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament; that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of his apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that he together with Wilbur J. Glenn subscribed their names as witnesses, to this Will at the request of the testator in his presence and in the presence of each other.
 
    Test: Vernie R. Smouse, Register.

In the Orphans' Court for Garrett County:
 The Court having carefully examined the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Philip Henry Garletts, late of Garrett County, deceased, and also the evidence adduced as to its validity, orders and decrees, this 3rd day of January 1959 that the same be admitted in this Court as the true and genuine last Will and Testament of the said Philip Henry Garletts, deceased.
    Test: Vernie R. Smouse, Register.
 
~Genie
Posted April 5, 2013


GARLITZ, Charles R.
 
  In the name of God amen. I Charles R. Garlitz of Garrett County in the State of Maryland being in perfect health of body and of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirious[sic] to Settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named. After my debts and funeral charges are paid
   I devise and and[sic] bequeath as follos[sic]
I give and devise unto my two daughters Sarah E. and Nora E. Garlitz my house and lot and two lots with no buildings situated Elk Lick Burough Somerset County Pennsylvania also all personal property located on and in said property and I give to my two sons Emil M. and John E. Garlitz my realestate[sic] and all personal property situated District No 15 Garrett County Maryland and my two Soms Emmil M.. and John E. Garlitz is to convey to my Grandson Charles R. Garlizt five acers[sic] of Said land on the Wilhelm and Chaney line whe to run 13 rods east and take five acres of said land when he becomes 21 years of age and to my to Granddaughters Catharine and Dorth Keller I bequeath each the sum of $5.00 and my wife Anna Belle Garlitz is to be taken care of the remainder of her natural life and lastly I appoint my brother Earl Garlitz as my sole executor.
 Witness my hand and seal this 16th day of Sep 1932
    Charles R. Garlitz  (seal)
 
Signed Sealed published and          }
declared by the above named         }
Charles R. Garlitz as his last will     }
and testament in our presence       } Ernest Michael
who at his request in his               } William L. Hetz
presence and in the presence        }
of each other have hereto              }
set our hands as witnesses            }
hereto
----------------
Codacil[sic] to my Will
I Charles R. Garlitz am desirous to change my will and testament dated on the last 16" day of Sep 1932 I do hereby make this codacil[sic] thereunto and to my Soninlaw[sic] William R. Keller I bequeath the sum of One dollar
 Witness my hand and Seal this 20" day of June 1936
    Charles R. Garlitz  (seal)
 
Witnesses[sic] our hands and Seals to the above Codacil this 20" day of June 1936
 Edwin L. Robeson    (seal)
 William A. Robeson  (seal)
-------------
      Avilton Md.
      Sep 10" 1936
 To the Hon Judges of the orphans Cort[sic] of Garrett County Maryland
We the hiers[sic] at law of our Father Charles R. Garlitz (diseased)[sic] as Earrl[sic] Garlits declines to act as executor of the last will of our Father the late Charles R. Garlitz do ask your Honers[sic] to appoint in his stead our brother Emil M Garlitz to act in all affairs the same as if the said Earl Garlitz had acted.
 Witness our hands and seals this 10" day of Sep 1936
    Anna Belle Garlitz  (seal)
    Sarah E. Garlitz  (seal)
    Nora E. Engle  (seal)
    John E. Garlitz  (seal)
 
[dod 7 September 1936; Will filed 22 September 1936]
 
"Register of Wills
Writing to you to find out what can be done about C. R. Garlitz Estate, which was given to his two sons at the time of death. I am the administrator and I would like to know how I could go about settling the estate How many diffrent[sic] ways can I go about settling the estate. I would like to get the estate settled at once because I don't like the way things have been gone[sic].
    Emil M. Garlitz
    Butler Pa
    RD 3
    c/o Guy Stutz"
 
      "July 27, 1949
 
Mr. Emil M. Garlitz
RFD 3#
c/o guy Stutz
Butler, Penna.
 
Dear Mr. Garlitz:
 
In your inquiry relative to settling the estate of your deceased father, the late Charles R. Garlitz, I presume you have reference to his real estate as the first and final account of the personal estate was ratified by the Orphans' Court for Garrett County on April 13, 1937.
 
 The real estate situate in Garrett County was devised to you and your brother. In order to pay the funeral claim and administration costs, there was an overpayment of $213.82 on the personal estate, which appears to have been made by you, however, you have filed no formal claim against the estate to be reimbursed. I would suggest that you consult your attorney as to procedure if you wish to sell the real estate, as the Orphans' Court has no jurisdiction in the matter insofar as the record now stands.
 
     Very truly yours,
 
     Register of Wills"
------------------
      "April 20, 1971
 
Mrs. Ruth Garlitz
317 East Locust Street
Butler, Pennsylvania
 
Dear Mrs. Garlitz:
 
  In regard to the telphone conversation with you this morning concerning the estate of the late Charles R. Garlitz. In checking our records I find that on September 22, 1936, your father Emil M. Garlitz was apponted Administrator of his father's estate (Charles R. Garlitz) after renunciation by Earl Garlitz, who was a brother of Charles R. Garlitz, deceased, and named in his Will as Executor.
  There is also a letter with the proceedings (copy enclosed) concerning the joint real estate you are seeking information about.
  We have no estate proceedings on either John E. Garlitz or Emil M. Garlitz, so we assume they died non-residents of the State of Maryland.
  If you were appointed to administer your father's estate in Pennsylvania, we suggest that you consult your attorney, and have a resident agent appointed here to take care of the real estate you are asking about. We also suggest you have an attorney here appointed as resident agent, since it will be necessary to have him write the new deed. Inheritance tax for direct lineage in Maryland, that is son, daughter, grandchildren is 1%. There will be a small charge for court costs inthe proceedings.
  Hope this answers your questions. The Will of Charles R. Garlitz is recorded in Wills, Liber D, folio 351, Register of Wills Office, Garrett County, Oakland, Maryland.
 
     Sincerely,
 
     Deputy Register"

Handwritten note:
 
    "Emil M. Garlitz
    died Dec 15, 1969
 
Joint RE- Value approx. $3000.00
 
Mrs. Ruth Garlitz (daughter of Emil)
317 E. Locust St.
Butler, Penna -
Telephone 412-283-6411
==============================
Estate of Emil M. Garlitz
#1947 ok ---- Charles R Garlitz --
NONE   John E. -? Garlitz
 
Joint R.E. in G. County
 Emil M. Garlitz &
 John Garlitz
What about inheritance tax on 1/2 property owned by Emil?"
 
~Genie
Posted April 13, 2013




GARLITZ, Enoch A.
 
In the name of God Amen. I Enoch A. Garlitz of Frostburg Allegany County Maryland, Being in ill health, But of sound and disiposing mind and memory, Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. And as to my Worldly estate and all the property real personal or mixed of which I Shall die Siezed[sic] and possessed or of which I Shall be entitled at [the]time of my deceased[sic]. I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit- First my will is that all my Just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor herein after named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by her be found convenient. Second- I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary Francis, all money in [the] Bank and all money due me from all other sources to have and to hold forever, I also give to her the use of my Dwelling House and lot and the income thereof and all House hold furniture in said House situated 19 Green Street Frostburg Maryland to have and to hold during her natural life. And after her demise the said property to be sold and equally divided among my beloved children share and share alike, namely, Joseph Elroy, Teresa Mae, Cecil Jeremiah, Paul Horatio, Cornelius Cosmos, Margaret Ellen, Louise Adaline, John Protuce, and lastly I do nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Mary Francis Garlitz to be the executor of this my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I the said Enoch A. Garlitz have to this, my last Will and Testament contained on one full sheet of Fools Cup writing Paper, and to this sheet I have subscribed my name, and affixed my seal
This Twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Twenty

     Enoch A. Garlitz  (seal)
 
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Enoch A. Garlitz as and for his last will and Testament, in the presence of us who at is request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto.
     James D. Close
     James H. Wilhelm

Will filed 9 Oct 1922
Proven 11 Oct 1922
Admitted to Probate 13 Oct 1922 Recorded Liber M, Folio 536&c
 
~Genie
Posted March 30, 2013




GARLITZ, Freman F.
 
In the name of God Amen I Freman F. Garlitz of Garrett County in the State of Maryland being in porr health but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and bein gdesirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter named after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows
I devise and bequeath that my wife Carrie is to be my sole heir as long as she remains my widow to act in my steat[sic] for my personal property and real estate and I further appoint my wife to be my sole executor witness my hand and seal this 22" day of January 1933
                                                 Freman Garlitz (seal)
Signed Sealed published
and declared by the above
named Freeman F. Garlitz
as and for his his[sic] last               Harry A. McKenzie  (seal)
will and testimony[sic] in               Julius Wilhelm   (seal)
our presence who at his
request in his presence
and in the presence of each
other
have hereonto set our
hands and seals this
22" day of Jan 1933
 
Filed and admitted to Probate March 18, 1933
Liber D. folio 113&c.
 
~Genie
Posted April 27, 2013




 
GARLITZ, Richard
 
I, Richard Garlitz of Lonaconing, Alleghany[sic] County, Maryland, being of sound mind memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this as and for my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making null  and void any wills which I may have heretofore made.
First.-------It is my will and I do hereby direct that all my just debts, cost of administration and funeral expenses shall first be paid by my executors hereinafter named.
Second-------- I give, devise and bequeath unto my stepchildren all my Real Estate and Personal Property of whatever kind or description I may die siezed, and that it shall be divided between them equally, share and share alike.
My seven stepchildren being the following:
Lowen Garlitz, of Avilton - Maryland
Sarah E. McKenzie, of Lonaconing - Maryland
Harry Garlitz, of Elm Grove - West Virginia
Edgar Garlitz, of Lonaconing - Maryland
Wilmoth Garlitz, of Lonaconing - Maryland
Lela Schaub, of Lonaconing - Maryland
Joseph Garlitz, of Lonaconing - Maryland
Third------- I hereby nominate and appoint my two nephews, namely Irvin McKenzie and Harry Garlitz, as Executors of this my last Will and Testament and request that no bond be required.
 In Witness Whereof, I the said Richard Garlitz, hereunto set my hand and seal on this 2nd day of November, 1929 in presence of the witnesses named below, and acknowledge this to be my last Will and Testament.
Witnesses to mark                                                                      Richard (his X mark) Garlitz   (seal)
Leo Danahey
Mary Donahey
 Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by Richard Garlitz, the aforesaid testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
 Witnesses
 Leo Danahey, residing in Elm Grove, West Va.
 Lucy Myers, residing in Moscow, Maryland

Will filed  & Proven 18 August 1932
Admitted for probate 23 August 1932
Recorded Liber Q, Folio 55 &c
 
(d.o.d. 11 July 1932)
~Genie
Posted March 30, 2013




GARLITZ, Richard E.
 
Last Will and Testament R. E. Garlitz Dec.
Enoch A. Garlitz Frostburg W. ??(looks like Bozx) St.
No 760 Administration (stamped)
 
I Richard E. Garlitz of Alvilton[sic] Garrett County in the state of Maryland Being ill in helth[sic] and in John Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Md. But of sound and Disposing mind and memory and am am[sic] about to go under an opration[sic] and realizing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death Do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form as follows, after all of my debts are paid, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Susan all my property both real and personal to have and to hold during her Natural life or as long as she keeps the Name of Mrs. Richard E. Garlitz and after her death or Marriage To be sold and divided among all my beloved children equeally[sic] share and share a like and I Do appoint my beloved brother Enoch A. Garlitz to be sole Executor of this My last Will and testament syned[sic] by me this 19th day of May 1910 in John Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Md.
     Richard E. Garlitz
(no witnesses)
 
Letter from wife to Mr. Eddie Friend, Avilton, MD
 
"Mr. Eddie Friend Avilton Md.
Dear Sir i take the oppertunity[sic] to write you to day[sic] in Regard to my wel fare[sic]
now Mr. Friend i[sic] am going to ask you for to do me a faviour[sic] as my husband died Richard E. Garlitz died at the John hopkins[sic] hospital[sic] June 4 1910 and he wrote his will and he wild[sic] every thing to me his wife Susan Garlitz But he sent it to E A Garlitz frostburg[sic] and he sais[sic] he had no wittness[sic] on it and that it won't not stand
and he Richard my husband all so[sic] wrote me this letter that i[sic] am going to send you to look over as it is Pruf[sic] a naugh[sic] that he wrote it and ment[sic] it to Be his wil[sic] that it would Be his wil[sic] that all write[sic] now Mr friend[sic] thare[sic] was a grait[sic] meny[sic] men talking to me a bout[sic] this truble[sic] a bout[sic] the wil[sic] and all good men of under standing[sic] of thoes[sic] wills and Mr Don Dorsey and Mr Ernest Michael and meny[sic] others sais[sic] thay never hurd[sic] of such a thing that when a man is expecting to diy[sic] eny[sic] minute in the state that he was and then to try and Brake[sic] his wil[sic] it would not be write[sic] and Mr ernest[sic] michael[sic] told me i[sic] should write to you and ask of you to do all that you could for me to hold the wil[sic] from being Broke as i[sic] ned[sic] it to rais[sic] my family of children thare[sic] is 2 Boys alvin a
[sic] charles[sic] and 1 girl vernie[sic] those they are of age and thay[sic] say would like for the wil[sic] to be good as thare[sic] father wanted it and there is 5 smaller children to take care of which i[sic] think i[sic] am intitled[sic] to what my husband gave me to raise [them children thoseon my children on now Mr. friend[sic] this is all that i[sic] can do(strike) say except meny men sais[sic] thay[sic] could sware that he wrote that wil[sic] his[sic] sef[sic] for they no[sic] his hand write[sic] as wel[sic] as they now[sic] thare[sic] own for that[sic] saw so much of it in doing bisiness[sic] with him and that[sic] say that is all that is needed is pruf[sic] for that wil[sic] to stand.
now Mr friend[sic] if you see eny[sic] way for this to wil[sic] to stand yuse[sic] do your Best for me and my family hoping to hear from you

I Reman[sic] Yours
  Mrs Richard E Garlitz
you wil[sic] please send them sheats[sic] of Richards back some time when nessary[sic]"
 
~Genie
Posted April 27, 2013




GARLITZ, Roy Thomas
 
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROY THOMAS GARLITZ
 
 I Roy Thomas Garlitz, of Garrett County, Maryland, declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, and revoke all prior wills and codicils which I have made.
 FIRST:  I direct my personal representative or copersonal representatives to pay my just debt, expenses of last illness, and funeral expenses as soon after my death as convenient, without being subject to limitations or restriction imposed by law, and without the necessity for application to or leave of any court or authority so to do.
 SECOND:  I declare that I am married, that my wife's name is Teresa Lenora Garlitz, and that I have 4 children who are living and whose names and present ages are: Roy Thomas Garlitz, Jr., age 33, Dolores Elaine Hersick, age 31, Carl William Garlitz, age 29, and Rita Ann Guthrie, age 28.
 THIRD:  I hereby give, devise and bequeath all my estate, both real, personal or mixed, of whatsoever kind and wheresoever located, of which I may die seized or possessed, or to which I may be in any way entitled, including any property over which I may have a power of testamentary appointment, unto my wife, Teresa Lenora, to be hers absolutely to the exclusion of my children, now or hereafter born.
 FOURTH:  In the event my wife Teresa Lenora shall have predeceased me, or that we shall die by the same accident of illness, or that she should not survive me for thirty days, then in such event I give, devise and bequeath my entire estate as aforesaid to such of my children a may be living thirty days after my death; provided however that if any deceased child of mine has a child, children or descendants living thirty days after
(page 1 of 3 pages)
my death, such child, children or descendants shall take per stirpes the sahre of my estate to which such deceased child would have been entitled if surviving.
 FIFTH:  I hereby appoint my wife Teresa Lenora as personal representative of this my Last Will and Testament, and direct that she be permitted to qualify and serve without bond or other security. In the event she should predecease me, or be unwilling or unable to qualify and serve as such personal representative, then I appoint my son roy Thomas Garlitz, Jr., presently of Allegany County, Maryland, and my daughter Dolores Elaine Hersick, presently of Midland, Maryland, as copersonal representatives and direct that they be permitted to qualify and serve without bond or other security.
 SIXTH:  I hereby authorize and empower either personal representative above named within her or their absolute discretion, to manage, operate, sell, exchange, convey, transfer, assign, mortgage, pledge, invest, or reinvest the whole or anly part of my real or personal estate in any manner, and to perform all acts and to execute such documents as may be necessary to pass good and sufficient title.
 IN WITNESS WHEREOF I hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of January, 1976.
 
   (signed) Roy Thomas Garlitz
(page 2 of 3 pages)
 The foregoing instrument consisting of 3 typewritten pages, this included, was this 16th day of January 1976, signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator, Roy Thomas Garlitz, as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who were present at the same time and who, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, we and each of us believing the said testator to be of sound mind and memory at the date hereof.
 
WITNESS:                  ADDRESS:
 
Garnet M. Lipsomb     Grantsville, MD
Judith Ann Derrick    Grantsville, MD
Robert Derrick          Grantsville, MD
(page 3 of 3 pages)
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, To-Wit:
 On this 18th day of September, 1991, before me, the Subscriber, Register of Wills, in and for the State and County aforesaid, personally appeared
Signature: (signed) Teresa L. Garlitz
Address: Route 1, Box 124, Lonaconing, MD 21539
and made oath in due form of law that to the best of her knowledge and belief
Roy T. Garlitz
left no estate subject to administration in the State of Maryland:
File Will Only:
Date of Death
Nov. 6, 1900
     Register of Wills
 
~Genie
Posted April 27, 2013



GARLITZ, Susan C.
 
In the name of God, Amen.  I, Susan C. Garlitz of Avilton Garrett County in the State of Maryland being in perfect health and of sound and disposing mind, and understanding, and now being advised by my Doctor to have an operation performed. Considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and threby[sic] be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, After my debts and and[sic] funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
First I devise and bequeath to my oldest son Alvin A. Garlitz the sum of $5.00 and Verna V. Barclay the sum of $5.00 and Adell S. Turner $5.00 and to my grandaughter[sic] Catherine Broderick, of my daughter Pansy the sum of $5.00 and the balance of my earthly goods both personal and realestate[sic] to my youngest son Earl Edward Garlitz, later and to my step son Charles R. Garlitz I devise and bequeath the sum of $5.00 and lastly I appoint Geo. B. Brown as my sole executor.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of Nov. 1924.
 
     Susan C. Garlitz (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the avove[sic] named Susan c. Garlitz as and for her last will and testament inour presence who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as as[sic] witnesses hereto.
 
     H. H. Robeson
     Louvina V. C. Brown.
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to-wit:
 On this 17th day of December 1924, came Geo. B. Brown and made oath in due form of law that he does not know of any will or Codicil of Susan C. Garlitz, late of Garrett County, deceased, other than the aforegoing instrument of writing and that he received same from the testatrix on or about the 26th day of November, 1924.
     Test: E. Friend,   Register
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to-wit:
 On this 20th day of December, 1924, came H. H. Robeson and Louvina V. C. Brown, the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of Susan C. Garlitz, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that they did see the testatrix sign this Will; that they heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last Will and testament; that at the time of her so doing she was, to the best of their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and they they[sic] respectively subscribed their names, as witnesses, to this will at the request of the testatrix, in her presence and in the presence of each other.
     Test: E. E. Friend,  Register
 
~Genie
Posted March 7, 2013




GEBHART, Peter
 
In the name of God Amen I Peter Gebhart of Allegany County and State of Maryland being in perfect health of body and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
First and and[sic] principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows
I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Gebhart all my property both real and personal during her natural life and do expressly direct and it is my earnest request that she shall not waste or make way with any of my property during her life and after my wife's death It is my will and I do direct that my property be sold to the best advantage and the proceeds to be equally divided as follows to wit
To my son George Gebhart one Share, to my son John Gebhart's children one other share, to my daughter Mary Soystor's children one share, to my son William Gebhart's children one share, to my late daughter Rosanna Rizer's children one share, and to my daughter Elizabeth Gebhart one share. I wish it to be distinctly understood that I have given to my daughter Margaret Dowden her share of my property and it is my request that she nor none of her children are to have any part of my Estate after my death and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Thomas Dowden and John Gebhart Junior to be Executors of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
 
    Peter Gebhart (seal)
 
Signed sealed published and declared by Peter Gebhart the the[sic] above named testator as and for his last will and testament In the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names at Witnesses thereto.
Asa Beall    Wm McMahon   Richard Beall
 
Sworn on the 16th day of February 1826 by Thomas Dowden
Proven 16th day of February 1826 by Aza Beall, William McMahon and Richard Beall
Sworn before Charles Heck, Register

 
~Genie
Posted September 19, 2013




GRABENSTEIN, Justus
 
In the name of God, Amen.
I Justus Grabenstein, of Allegany County, in the State of Maryland, being in perfect health of body, and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, ad thereby be the better prepared to leave this world, when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:  First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named.  After my debs and funeral charges are paid, and my last resting place suitable marked, I devise and bequeath as follows:  To Margaret Grabenstein, my beloved wife, I devise and bequeath all my estate, both real and personal, together with any and all moneys, notes of securities of which I may be possessed at the time of my demise, to have and do with whatsoever seemeth her best. And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint Margaret Grabenstein, my beloved wife, to be sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, revoking and annulling all former Wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other, to be my last Will and Testament.
 In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of December, 1905.
 
      Justus Grabenstein  (seal)
 
Signed. sealed, published and declared by the above named Justus Grabenstein, as and for his last Will and Testament, in our presence, who at his request, in his presence and in presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses hereto.
  
        David W. Beall, Alfonsus Luhrman, Chas. H. Woford

State of Maryland,
Allegany County to wit:  On the 12th day of April, 1909, came Joseph Grabenstein, son of Justus Grabenstein the aforegoing testator, and made oath in due form of law: that after the death of the said Justus Grabenstein, the testator aforesaid, he received the said Will from the hand of Margaret Grabenstein,m the Executrix named in the aforegoing Will to file in the Orphans' Court for probate and record.  And the siad Joseph Grabenstein further made oath: that the aforegoing instrument of Writing is the true chole last Will and Testament of the said Justus Grabenstein, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceased aforesaid.
 
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck, Register of Wills.
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County to wit: On the 13th day of April, 1909, came David W. Beall, Alfonsus Luhrman and Charles H. Wolford, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Justus Grabenstein, late of Allegany County Maryland,m deceased and made oath in due form of law: that they did see Justus Grabenstein, the testator sign and seal said Will: that htye heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament: That at the time of his so doing he was, to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, capable of executing a valid deed or contract and the they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto, at the request of Justus Grabenstein, the testator,m in his presence, and all in the presence of each other.
 
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck
admitted to probate April 13th 1909
 
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Posted July 6, 2012





GRAHAM, Francis B.
 
 In the name of God, Amen: I Francis B. Graham, of Garrett County, Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and being desirous in view of the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, of arranging my worldly affairs, do make and publish this my last Will and testament.
  Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth E. Winebrenner, the sum of One hundred and twenty five dollars to be paid to her by my Executor, hereinafter named,
  Item: I give and devise and bequeath to my Wife Mary N. Graham one third of my estate both personal and real to have and to hold the same to her for and during her natural life and at the deceace[sic] of the said Mary N. Graham the Legacy herein contained shall revert back to the estate,
  Item: I give devise and bequeath to my Son Francis C. Graham, all the rest and residue of my estate of every description real and personal,
  Item: And I further Will and devise that my Exutor[sic] hereinafter named, after the payment of my just debts and funeral expences[sic], shall within one year after my deceace[sic] pay to my Son and Daughter the Legaceys[sic] herein before contained.
 And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Francis C. Graham to be the sole Executor of this my last Will and testament.
  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of June in the year Eighteen hundred and Eighty Eight, and I do hereby declare this my last Will and testament and hereby publish the same as such revoking all former Wills.
     Francis (his X mark) B. Graham  (seal)
            Witness  }
Samuel Johnson }
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator as and for his last Will and testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto this 2nd day of June 1888,
  Samuel Johnson
  Thomas J. Johnson
 
 State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
on this 24th day of September 1889, came Francis C. Graham, and made oath in due form of law. That he does not know of any Will or Codicil of Francis B. Graham, late of Garrett County, deceased, other than the above instrument of writing and that he received the same from Francis B. Graham on or about the second day of June 1888. Sworn to in open Court,
    Test: J. W. White, Register
 
  State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
on this 24th day of September, 1889, came Samuel Johnson and Thomas J. Johnson, the two subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of Francis B. Graham, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law, that they did see the testator sign and seal this Will; that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and testament; that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; that they together subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in his presence at his request, and in the presence of each other. Sworn to in open Court.
  Test: J. W. White, Register
 
[written in margin:"Copy mailed to Francis C. Graham to Frostburg, Md. Sept 26 1889"]
 
~Genie
Posted February 6, 2013



GRUSENDORF, Christian J.
 
I, Christian J. Grusendorf, of Garrett County and State of Maryland, do make this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say:
 After payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath my estate as follows:
Item. I give, devise and bequeath to my dear wife, Louisa Grusendorf, all of my real, personal and mixed estate, of every kind and wheresoever sitauated[sic], to be held by her during the term of her natural life, with full power to my said wife to sell and convey, absolutely, or by way of mrtgage or lease, any and all of my estate, real and personal, and re-invest the proceeds thereof in her discretion, using whatever may be necessary thereof for her comfortable support and maintenance, and for whatever her desires may be, and from and after the death of my said wife, I give, devise and bequeath what is left of my said estate as follows:
Item. Whereas, Marie Kimmell, my daughter, has presented to me two shares of oil stock, and if the same should remain in possession of myself and my said wife after our death, I desire and so will that the said two shares of oil stock shall go to and become the property of my said daughter, the said Marie Kimmell.
Item. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter, Marie Kimmell, the sum of one thousand dollars, to be paid to her after the death of myself and my said wife.
Item. All the rest and residue of my estate, real and personal. I desire shall be divided equally between my said daughter, Marie Kimmell, wife of G. O. Kimmell, and my son, Henry C. Grusendorf, share and share alike; if either or both, my said son and daughter, should die before the decease of my said wife, and before this devise and bequest should become effective, then in that event I desire that the share so will to either my son or daughter shall go to their respective heirs.
Item. I constitute and appoint my dear wife, Louisa Grusendorf, to be the executrix of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills and codicils by me heretofore made, and I further desire that my said wife shall be permitted to act as my executrix without being required to give bond.
 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this 28th day of September, in the year 1922.
     C. Grusendorf. (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence, and the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
    Frederick A. Thayer, Jr.,
    Fred A. Thayer
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to-wit:
 On this 24th day of September, 1925, came Marie Kimmell daughter of C. Grusendorf, and made oath in due form of law that she does not know of any Will or codicil of Christian Grusendorf, late of Garrett County, deceased, other that the aforegoing instrument of writing and that she received same from Louisa Grusendorf, the widow, on or about the 24th day of September, 1925.
    Test: E. E. Friend,   Register
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to-wit:
 On this 5th day of October, 1925, came Frederick A Thayer, Jr. , and Fred A. Thayer, the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of Christian Grusendorf, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that htey did see the testator sign this Will; that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and testament; that at the time of his so doing he was, to the best of their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that they respectively subscribed their names, as witnesses, to this Will at the request of the testator, in his presence and in the presence of each other.
     Test: E. E. Friend,   Register
In the Orphans' Court for Garrett County:
 The Court, after having carefully examined the aforegoing last Will and testament of Christian J. Grusendorf, late of Garrett County, deceased, and also the evidence adduced as to its validity, orders and decrees, this 13th day of October, 1925, that the same be admitted in this Court as the true and genuine last Will and testament of the said Christian J. Grusendorf, deceased.
     Test: E. E. Friend,    Register
 
~Genie
Posted February 28, 2013



GUNTER, Richard
 
 I, Richard Gunter, of Allegany County, State of Maryland, do make this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say:
 After payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath my estate as follows:
 (1) I desire and direct that a reasonable amount be paid to my son, William R. Gunter, out of my real estate, for my board which I now owe him or may owe him at the time of my death.
 (2) I give and devise the remainder of my property of any kind whatsoever I may be possessed of at the time of my death, to William R. Gunter, my son, and Sarah Elizabeth Eisel, my daughter, to be divided equally between them.
 (3) I constitute and appoint my son William R. Gunter to be the Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revokeing[sic] all other wills and codicils by me heretofore made, to serve without bond.
 In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 1st day of May, in the year 1908.
Witness to mark                                               Richard (his X mark) Gunter  (seal)
Chas. G. Watson
 
 Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the above named  testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
 
    E. N. Michael
    William Harvey
 
Will filed 12 May 1908
Proven & admitted to Probate 15 May 1908
Recorded Liber I, folio 403 &c
 
~Genie
Posted March 30, 2013



GUNTER, Thomas (distribution)
 
First and Final Account of Conrad Hohing, Administrator of Thomas Gunter
filed 19th day of August, 1924, LIber No. 10, Folio 1&C
Total due estate $3,117.15
Tax/Commission etc. -$84.84
Balance  $3,032.31
To Benjamin A. Gunter Son $1516.15
To Richard T. Gunter  Son $1516.16
Passed, ratified and confirmed per Order of Court passed this 5th day of September 1924.
 Test. Hervey W. Shuck
Recorded Liber S, Folio 291&c.

~Genie
Posted April 27, 2013



GUNTER, William 
 
I, William Gunter of Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
  After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I give, devise and bequeath my estate as follows:
  First. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Ann Bowen (wife of James Bowen), the sum of two hundred dollars, as a special mark of my appreciation of Services rendered by her to me during my Sickness, and direct that my Executors, hereinafter named, shall pay over this amount to her out of the first available funds derived either from my personal property or the rents and profits of my real estate.
  Second. I give and bequeath unto my two sons, John Gunter and Charles Gunter, to be equally divided between them share and share alike, all the live stock and farming implements on my farm near New Cambria, Macon County, Missouri.
  Third. I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my personal estate, wheresoever the same may be, unto my seven children Mary Ann Bowen, Thomas Gunter, Richard Gunter, William Gunter, Maggie Goldsworthy, John Gunter and Charles Gunter, to be sold and the proceeds thereof equally divided amongst them my said seven children, share and share alike.
  Fourth. I give and devise unto my two sons, Thomas Gunter and Richard Gunter (hereinafter named, constituted and appointed Executors of this, my last will and testament) all my real estate, wheresoever situated, in trust for all my seven children aforesaid, and direct them the said Executors, to sell my said real estate immediately after my youngest child then living shall become of age, and the, to divided the proceeds thereof among all my said seven children equally, share and share alike: and until the happening of said contingency, I direct them, my said Executors, to collect the rents and profits of my real estate, and to apply the same in carrying out the provisions of this my last will and testament.
  Fifth. And lastly I do hereby make constitute and appoint my two sons Thomas Gunter and Richard Gunter to be sole Executors of this my last will and testament and allpowers conferred upon them shall vest in the surviving or acting executor, hereby revoking and annulling any former will or wills by me at any time heretofore made, and ratifying and confirming this and none other as my last will and testament.
  In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of August in the year Eighteen hundred and nineteen.
                                                                                                                        William (his X mark) Gunter  (seal)
 
Signed, sealed published and declared by William Gunter, the above named testator, as and for his last will and testament.in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence and the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, and we further witness and certify that the words "and all powers conferred upon them shall vest in the surviving or acting executor", were interlined on the third page hereof prior to the execution of this instrument.
   Owen Price
   John Pengelly
   David Lewis
 
The undersigned, Thomas Gunter, appointed one of the Executors in the last will and testament of William Gunter, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, does hereby refuse to act as Executor of said will, and does therefore renounce all right to letters testamentary upon the estate of the said deceased, and all right, title and claim that he may or could have had by virtue of said appointment.
 In testimony whereof, I the said Thomas Gunter, hereunto subscribe my name this 9th day of September, 1891.
Witness:                                                          Thomas Gunter
N. N. Bailey
F. H. Meyers
 
Will filed 25 August 1891
Proven & Admitted to Probate 15 September 1891
 
~Genie
Posted March 30, 2013



GUNTER, William R.
 
  I, William R. Gunter, of Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, being in good physical health and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare my Last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say:
  I give, devise and bequeath all my property and estate, real, personal or mixed, wheresoever situate, to my wife, Annie S, Gunter, for and during the period of her natural life, or so long as she may remain unmarried, that is to say, until her death or re-marriage, but no longer, with full power to the said Annie S. Gunter to use and enjoy the same and to receive all the income, interest, rents and profits therefrom.
  Upon the death of my wife, the said Annie S. Gunter, or upon her re-marriage, either of which shall terminate the estate heretofore created in my said wife, Annie S. Gunter, it is my will that my property and estate shall be divided as follows:
  I give, devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my property and estate, real, personal or mixed, wheresoever situate, to my three sons, George, William and David equally, share and share alike.
  I hereby appoint my wife, Annie S. Gunter, and my son, William A. Gunter, or the survivor of them, Executors under this will, and I desire that neither of them shall be required to give any bond for the performance of their duties, except such as may be required by law. My said Executors, during the term of the estate heretofore created in my wife, Annie S. Gunter, shall have full and free power to sell and dispose of any of my property and estate, and to invest and re-invest the proceeds thereof, as they may deem wise and proper.
  Upon termination of the estate heretofore created in my wife, Annie S. Gunter, she shall cease to serve as an Executor, and my son, William A. Gunter, shall be sole Executor under this will, with full and free power to sell and dispose of all my property and estate and divide the proceeds of the same in accordance with the provisions of this will.
  I hereby revoke all other wills and codicils by me heretofore made.
  IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 30th. day of July, 1920.
 
                                                                 William R. Gunter  (seal)
 
  Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator, as and for his last will and testiment[sic] in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
     J. Glenn Beall
     Wm G. Hiller
     Thurlow L. Todd

In the matter of the estate                  }
and Last Will and Testament.                }
                   of                                        } Renuncation[sic] the One of the Executors.
William R. Gunter, deceased.                 } Filed June 23rd, 1933.
 
    Frostburg Maryland
    June 22, 1933
 To the Honorable the Judges of Said Court.
 I, Annie S Gunter, widow of Wm R. Gunter deceased do hereby renounce my right to act as one of the Executors of the Estate of my late husband and request that my son Wm A. Gunter be appointed as sole executor of said Estate
                    Witness my hand & seal this 22nd day of June 1933
Witness
 Geo H Gunter                                              Annie S. Gunter  (seal)
 John Doran(?)
 
Filed & Proven 23 June 1933
Admitted to Probate 23 June 1933
Recorded Liber Q, Folio 233
 
First and Final Account  of William A. Gunter, Executor of William R. Gunter, deceased
Filed and Sworn to by the above named Executor, on the 24th day of January, 1936.
    Test: George J. Jordan
    Register of Wills

Passed, Ratified and Confirmed per Order of Court, this 17 day of May, 1946.
    Test: Thomas E. Stakem
    Register of Wills
(NOTE) - (This account found in a drawer - Money in Envelope in safe)
Recorded Administration Accounts
Liber Z, folio 159
 
~Genie
Posted March 30, 2013







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