Hello, Carolyn: I have been watching your queeries. I noted the following statement:
"Krebs and Fales Land foreclosure against some of the property owned by him, 17 July 1834; "one Emanuel Custer late of Allegheny Co., whose widow is Mary". ============================ Will - MD- Cumberland Co., Emmanuel Custer filed July 1829 "A:page 288" This is the only Custer in the index. I hope he is yours. Do you have a copy from the court house? And did you ask for everything pertaining to the settlement of his estate? I have seen a copy of his will but not the actual will. Sometimes things are left out.
[My ancestor d. 1837. The estate was finalized in 1842, but not everything was finished until 1847-1848.]
"Custer Genealogies" Milo Custer, 1944., Pg. 51(2E.), Died at Mt. Nebo, nr Grantsville, MD.
I called Somerset Co., PA and the will was located there. The only Custer in their court records according to my informant. Somerset Co., PA court house [message from court house to me yr. 2001]. ============================ Didn't your ancestor, Emanuel Custer, b. 1779-1829 have a descendant, (John [Emanuel?] Custer) that m. Mary Durst?
By chance, did this Emanuel Custer, 1779-1829 [I found his will in Somerset Co., PA) have any land transactions that may have come under observation, concerning maybe a Krebs?
I checked under Custer, should the search have been for a Crebs/Krebs? I haven't located any Krebs document. I must be looking in wrong place?
Konrad Krebs [Hessian} Winchester, PA/VA? didn't live a long way away. CONRAD CREBS Conrad (b. 1760) (Lucy Brunen, 1784) was a native of Hesse Cassel, and came to America as a soldier under Burgoyne. He settled at Winchester, where he had been a prisoner of war. His wife, whom he married at Frederick, Md., was a descendant of Sir Walter Raleigh, and also a relative of the mother of George Washington. William B. (b. 1808) (Mary Ragan, 1832), fourth son of Conrad, was drawn to Monroe through a love of adventure and settled here after his marriage.