Back with the results ofthe records from Lancaster County, PA.Hoping that someone can identify with the following names.I must comment on the different spellings of Weiland.These were German immigrants to America,speaking and writing in German.When any record was made, it was made to an English speaking person who wrote the name as they heard it.Hence, we get Wiland, Wineland,Wealand, Wyland, Wayland. Sometimes we get the actual name of Weiland, Wieland, but usually this was with later immigrants.
This will be extracts from the documents.If you want an abstract e-mail me atmollahan@OregonTrail.net.
1759Will of Peter Wyland.Lancaster Co., PAMentions a wife, sonPeterand his brothers and sisters.Not any name for wife or brothers and sisters.
2 July 1759. Lancaster Co., PAMargaret Wylandwas appointed as administrator of Peter Wyland estate.
6 Mar 1761.Lancaster Co., PAChristian Wyland, above age 14, son of Peter Wyland, deceased, chooses his brother, VALENTINE WYLANDas his guardian.
23 December 1815.Lancaster Co., PAMargaret Wiland, deceased, HENRY WILANDappointedadministrator of estate.
15 Jun 1817.Cocalico, Lancaster Co., PAMargaret Wealand estate. Henry Wealand filed his AdministratorAccounts.
19 October 1789.Lancaster Co., PAChristian Winelanddictated his will.He named his motherAnn Wineland and brother in law, John Lichty as executors.Christian left all his monies to his mother Ann until her decease, then to be divided amongst brothers and sisters equally.Christianleft his cattle, implements, wearing apparel and all his effects to be divided equally amongst his brothers & sisters & step sister.To wit: BarbaraandAnnNewswander Johnand JacobWineland Catherine Christian Elizabeth Wineland Christian said that Catherine share shall be reserved and kept in money for her children until they come of age. (wonder if she is the step sister). Witnesses to Will:Benjamin Musser & Conrad Vill.Christian signed his will with aXmark.
24 March 1792.Lancastor Co., PAThe witnesses, Benjamin Musser & Conrad Vill appeared in court attesting that they had witnessed the sigining, seal, publish of the will of Christian. Christian being deceased.
There was a Christian Weiland who died in 1740 in Lancaster County, PAbut died intestate, so not any will.