Submitted by Susan Leone.
Marshall County Will Book 3, p. 90 Will of Maria Kleiner 1895 In the name of God, Amen, I, Maria Kleiner of the County of Marshall and State of West Vir- ginia being of sound mind and memory (blessed be Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last Will and Testament. I give and bequeath to my son David Kleiner of the City of Wheeling State afore- said the South one half of the North half of Lot numbered Seventy-eight (S 1/2 of the N 1/2 Lot No. 78) on the East Side of Main Street, between twenty- first and twenty Second Streets (formerly, Alley B. and third Street) in the fifth ward of the City of Wheeling aforesaid together with all the im- provements thereon, [being?] the same property con- veyed to me by John Ramsey and wife, by Deed bear- ing date on the 24th day of March 1879, which said Deed is duly recorded in Deed Book No. 68 Page 658, in the County Court Clerk's Office of Ohio County West Virginia. The foregoing bequest is made Subject to the payment of a debt of one thousand dollars ($1000.00/100) due [Catharine Devine?] of the City of Wheeling, for which said sum of money the said [Catharine Devine?] holds my note, signed by me and my husband Chris- tian D. Kleiner, the payment of said note being secured by a Deed of Trust on the property hereby bequeathed (executed by myself and my said hus- band). The payment of the aforesaid debt of ($1000.00/100) is hereby made a charge on the foregoing bequest. It being my will that my son David shall pay said debt of $1000.00/100. I nominate and appoint my beloved husband last Christian D. Kleiner Executor of this my Will and Testament. In testimony thereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below this 14th day of December 1894. Maria Kleiner seal Signed, dealed, and declared and published by the said Maria Kleiner, as and for her last Will and testament in the presence of us who, at her request and in the and in her presence and in her presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto James [?] McGill seal David [?] F[ortz] seal West Virginia Marshall County Court, Clerk's Office, Feby 14th 1895. A paper writing bearing date of Dec. 14th 1894, and purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Marie Kleiner, deceased, late of this county is this day fully proved before me upon the oaths of James [?] McGill and David [?] F[ortz] the two sub- scribing witnesses thereto and is admitted to pro- bate and ordered to be recorded as and for the true last Will and Testament of the said Marie Executor Kleiner, deceased, and Christian D. Kleiner [?] in said Will named, is granted leave to qualify as such Executor at some future day. Teste: E. M. Lewis, Clerk