WILL OF JACOB BÜRGER
General account for the five children of what is due to them as interest of property.
First to my four guardians children named:
From the auction sale of Jacob's property:
First: According to an article passed in WOERTH contracts the house in GOERSDORF was sold to Christoph FRANCK on the 11th day of January, 1766 for the amount of 166 Gulden.
Second: According to another contract in WOERTH notary records dated the 30th September, 1765, another property in the village of GOERSDORF was sold for the amount of 199 Gulden, 5 Schillings.
Third: The father's clothes were sold by auction on the 23rd May, 1765 for 11 Gulden, 8 schillings and 1½ d.
Hay in the fields: none
Also: concerning the property that Jacob had loaned to Andreas SCHENCK until his death, and sold on auction, under condition that the loaner would receive compensation for the crops in the fields.
Money:
Credit Debts:
According to the father's inventory is first concerned:
A credit made to Lienhard STOCKER in WEILER according to a letter of credit written on the 7th January, 1764 for an amount of 30 Gulden.
On this amount my 4 guardians children claim for one third in the name of their deceased mother as this credit had been made in her lifetime and only included in the father's inventory, so 10 Gulden, and each one receives 2 Gulden 5 Schillings, and the five children each 20 Gulden, but 3 Gulden has already been paid on this sum, so remains 17 Gulden.
On my side, I have tried to obtain the interest on this credit in front of the Justice Court in WISSEMBOURG and obtained decision on the 11th July, 1765 there but this was taxed with the amount of 1 Gulden, 1 Schilling and 6 d.
The same is still due by Andreas SCHENCK for the loan of house and land : 15 Gulden for year 1764.
Also due by JOHANNES, shepherd in PFAFFENBRONN for potatoes he sold: 1Gulden, 6 Schillings, 5 d.
Total amount is: 414 Gulden, 9 Schillings, 6½ d.
Follow now the debts that the five children have on this inventory:
First due to the guardians, Andreas MÖSSNER, Hans Michael KEIFER in name of Gottfried GREINER for the glaziers works in MATTSTALL, a sum of 5 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 2½ d according to receipt dated the 11th January, 1766.
Also due to Hans Michael KOBLER the shoe mender for work, the sum of 2 Gulden, 7 Schillings, according to receipt dated 13th June, 1765.
Also due to Philipp SCHAFFNER for conveyance work, the sum of 2 Gulden, 7 Schillings according to receipt dated 18th July, 1765.
Also due to MEYER the Jew in GUNSTETT according to Notary record and decision rendered on the 28th August, 1764 on a sum with interests of 113 Gulden, 1 Schilling, 6 d.
Also due to Georg THOMANN senior, according to foundation made by the deceased to the churches of GOERSDORF, PREUSCHDORF and LAMPERTSLOCH as from receipt made on the 12th December, 1765 in the father's inventory which equals 60 Gulden.
Also due to the widow in this inventory according to two receipts on the 3rd October, 1765 and 15th June, 1765, 24 Gulden.
Same to Eva Dorothea, daughter, an amount of 22 Gulden, 5 Schillings according to a receipt on the 12th August, 1763.
Same to daughter Anna Maria according to receipt on the 13th December, 1764, 9 Gulden.
Same to vicar KÜGELE for the burial as from receipt on the 14th July, 1765, 2 Gulden, 7 Schillings, 6 d.
Same to the schoolteacher as from hand written note, 5 Schillings, 6 d.
Same the cost of redaction of the father's inventory, 8 Gulden, 1 Schilling, 6 d
Same to Hans Georg BRUCKER for war's taxes to be paid on the 14th January, 1766, (no amount given)
Same to Gottfried LORENTZ for crop delivered and omitted in the previous inventory, as from receipt dated 15th September, 1765, 8 Gulden, 9 Schillings.
Same to Georg Nicolaus MÜLLER, the Mayor, for the yearly town tax on the father's property as from receipt dated 7th February, 1765. (no amount given)
Same to the vicar as asked by the children that he would read Holy masses for the father, 4 Gulden.
Same due to Stephan, the Mayor in GOERSDORF, on request of the deceased father, to be admitted to leave GOERSDORF for PFAFFENBRONN, and then back again as protected citizen in GOERSDORF, but upon this request, he happened to die, dated 4th August 1765 and for an amount of 9 Gulden.
Same due on occasion of trips to WISSEMBOURG to obtain a decision concerning the debt of Leonhard STOCKER in WEILER of 30 Gulden and time spent to try to obtain there the interest of this amount has cost of 1 Gulden, 6 Schillings, 6 d.
Same for publication of the auction of the father's property, spent: 6 Gulden.
Same, my four guardians children are endowed to receive on the father's inventory on their mother's property:
Maria Eva Dorothea. 25 Gulden.
Maria Anna. 23 Gulden, 4 Schillings.
Johann Nicolaus. 22 Gulden, 2 Schillings.
Catharina Magdalena. 23 Gulden, 2 Schillings.
Cost of the account rendered here, to be deducted off the general account is: 6 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 7½d.
Note: What is considered as debts will be deducted here after from the detailed account of what each of the 4 children should receive after this.
Total of this page is 99 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 7½ d.
Item: each of the children must receive from their deceased brother one share of the mother's property, on what the father has sold, 25 Gulden, 5 Schillings and each of them receives on this a sum of one quarter, so, 6 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 9 d. (Using this calculation, 12 d = 1 Schilling, 10 Schilling = 1 Gulden)
Same is due to the Justice Accountant for 2½ days work on this account, a total of 2 Gulden, 4 Schillings.
Same is due to Johannes GÜLG, the guardian of the son in the second marriage (Mathias), 33 Gulden and 9 Schillings.
All 5 children also owe to the Bailiff's authority a sum of 4 Gulden and to the same for one years accounting of 2 Gulden, 6 d.
Same to the Bailiff for assisting this account, 7 Schillings, 6d.
Same for the Bailiff for 3 trips to WISSEMBOURG in order to obtain payment due by Lienhard STOCKER, 2 Gulden, 2 Schillings, 6 d.
Same due to the guardian from time of the father's death, 5 Schillings.
The rest will be named afterwards.
General payment of the 5 children is: 397 Gulden, 6 d. Remains to be paid to the guardian, Andreas MÖSSNER for his four guardians children and to Johannes GÜLG for the 5th son, Mathias, totalling 17 Gulden, 9 Schillings, 6½ d.
On this is due a fifth part to Johannes GÜLG, so: 3 Gulden, 5 Schillings, 10 d.
To be added, the share of the sale of the father's clothes: 8 Schillings, 6d. on a total of 1 Gulden, 7 Schillings. Total is: 4 Gulden, 4 Schillings, 4 d.
This will be considered by Johannes GÜLG when he renders his accounts as a received sum from Andreas MÖSSNER. And to Andreas MÖSSNER as guardian of the other 4 children: four fifths or 3 Schillings and 7 and 3/5 d.
Now follows what is due to MARIA EVA DOROTHEA, eldest daughter.
First as before named what she owes to her guardian: 1/5th or 3 Gulden, 5 schillings, 10 d.
Interest on sales:
According to auction made 2nd January, 1760 on the mother's property, it had been agreed that the property in GOERSDORF would be loaned to Philipp SCHAFFNER for a yearly interest of 3 Gulden, with condition that the auction buyer would pay the interests yearly on St. Martins Day (11th November), so: For year 1760: 3 Gulden and interest on 5 years, 7 Schillings 6d.
For year 1761: 3 Gulden and interest on 4 years, 6 Schillings.
For year 1762: 3 Gulden and interest on 3 years , 4 Schillings 6 d.
For year 1763: 3 Gulden and interest on 2 years, 3 Schillings.
For year 1764: 3 Gulden and interest on 1 year, 1 Schilling 6 d.
For year 1765: 3 Gulden.
This amount at the time of the mother's death had been left to the deceased father on condition that he would pay the taxes on this amount of 20 Gulden, 2 Schillings, 6 d.
Crops in the fields: These were also left to the father on the death of the mother with no conditions.
Same is due to Maria Eva Dorothea on her share of the debt of Lienhard STOCKER which amounts to 30 Gulden and the interests on this of 10 Gulden which is 1/4, so 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interests for a year of 1 Schilling, 3 d.
She is to receive on her mother's general inventory: 24 Gulden, which makes a total of 26 Gulden, 6 Schillings, 3 d.
She is to receive one quarter of the inheritance of her deceased brother Georg Jacob's share of her mother's inventory which equals 6 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 9 d.
These last amounts are included into the general account by Andreas MÖSSNER.
This makes a total for Maria Eva Dorothea to receive: 63 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 1 and 9/10ths d.
Minus:
She purchased a pair of stockings which cost 7 Schillings, 6 d and made receipt for this on the 6th August, 1765, plus interest for 11 months of 6½ d.
She also received at the time that she was named as Godmother a sum of 2 Gulden, 1 Schilling and has to pay the interest on this for 1 year of 1 Schilling, ¾ d.
She also received for herself and Maria Anna some grocers ware as receipt made on the 10th January, 1766 for 14 Gulden, 5 Schillings, 6 d.
And on tailor's work in 1765 for receipt of 7 Schillings 6 d.
This makes a total of 18 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 1¼ d already spent by her and part for her sister of 7 Gulden, 6 Schillings, 6 d with interests added to this leaves a total of 10 Gulden, 6 Schillings, 7¼ d.
Paid to the Tax receiver BALLIS at this time to assist the inventory, as by receipt on the 31st March, 1756, 1 Schilling, 6 d.
And to myself, Andreas MÖSSNER, guardian at time of oath taken, 4 Schillings.
And interest on both articles is: 10 d.
And for 14 years of guardians account at 5 Schillings per year, 7 Gulden. plus 5 Schillings.
Gives a total of 8 Gulden, 1 Schilling, 4 d.
So: one quarter equals 2 Gulden, 4 d.
The total of her debts being: 12 Gulden, 9 Schillings, 1/10 d.;
Her share left on the general account: 50 Gulden, 4 Schillings, 2/10 d.
Now follows what is due to MARIA ANNA, second daughter.
First as before named what she is owed from her guardian: 1/5th or 3 Gulden, 5 schillings, 10 d.
According to auction of 1761 she has sold on her mothers share in GOERSDORF and with interest to Andreas BÜRI:
For the year 1761: 2 Gulden.
For the year 1762: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and the interest for 3 years, 3 Schillings, 9 d.
For the year 1763: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1764: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1765: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1766 and 1767 a new account will be made later.
Total of page is: 12 Gulden, 7 Schillings, 6 d.
As did her sister, Maria Anna has to receive on her share of the debt from Lienhard STOCKER, from WEILER, 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interests for a year of 1 Schilling, 3 d.
On her mother's property her share of 25 Gulden plus 5 Schillings as all children by the first marriage.
She is to receive one quarter of the inheritance of her deceased brother Georg Jacob's share of her mother's inventory which equals 6 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 9 d.
Received these articles by the guardian, Andreas MÖSSNER in his general account.
Maria Anna's share is: 50 Gulden, 8 Schillings, 5 d.
Minus:
She purchased a pair of stockings which cost 7 Schillings, 6 d and made receipt for this on the 6th August, 1765, plus interest for 11 months of 6½ d.
She also received for herself with Maria Eva Dorothea some grocers ware as receipt made on the 10th January, 1766 for 14 Gulden, 5 Schillings, 6 d. her share being 7 Gulden, 6 Schillings, 6 d.
And on tailor's work in 1765 for receipt of 7 Schillings 6 d.
For Taxes and accounting, 2 Gulden, 10½ d.
And so she has to compensate the others for this and is left a sum of 39 Gulden, 9 Schillings, 9 d.
Now follows what is due to JOHANN NICOLAUS, eldest son.
First as before named what he is owed from his guardian: 1/5th or 3 Gulden, 5 schillings, 10 d.
According to auction of 1761 he has sold on his mothers share in GOERSDORF and with interest to Andreas BÜRI:
For the year 1761: 2 Gulden.
For the year 1762: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and the interest for 3 years, 3 Schillings, 9 d.
For the year 1763: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1764: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1765: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1766 and 1767 a new account will be made later.
Total of page is: 12 Gulden, 7 Schillings, 6 d.
As did his sister, Johann Nicolaus has to receive on his share of the debt from Lienhard STOCKER, from WEILER, 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interests for a year of 1 Schilling, 3 d.
On his mother's property his share of 25 Gulden plus 5 Schillings as all children by the first marriage.
He is to receive one quarter of the inheritance of his deceased brother Georg Jacob's share of his mother's inventory which equals 6 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 9 d.
Received these articles by the guardian, Andreas MÖSSNER in his general account.
Johann Nicolaus’s share is: 50 Gulden, 8 Schillings, 5 d.
Now follows what is due to CATHARINA MAGDALENA, third daughter.
First as before named what she is owed from her guardian: 1/5th or 3 Gulden, 5 schillings, 10 d.
According to auction of 1761 she has sold on her mothers share in GOERSDORF and with interest to Andreas BÜRI:
For the year 1761: 2 Gulden.
For the year 1762: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and the interest for 3 years, 3 Schillings, 9 d.
For the year 1763: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1764: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1765: 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interest of 1 Schilling, 3 d
For the year 1766 and 1767 a new account will be made later.
Total of page is: 12 Gulden, 7 Schillings, 6 d.
As did her sisters, Catharina Magdalena has to receive on her share of the debt from Lienhard STOCKER, from WEILER, 2 Gulden, 5 Schillings and interests for a year of 1 Schilling, 3 d.
On her mother's property her share of 25 Gulden plus 5 Schillings as all children by the first marriage.
She is to receive one quarter of the inheritance of her deceased brother Georg Jacob's share of her mother's inventory which equals 6 Gulden, 3 Schillings, 9 d.
Received these articles by the guardian, Andreas MÖSSNER in his general account.
Catharina Magdalena's share is: 50 Gulden, 8 Schillings, 5 d.
Andreas MÖSSNER. Johannes GÜLG. Guardians.