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Jacob Oastwalt, Sr.

Birthdate: (98)
Birthplace: Palatinate-Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Death: September 19, 1819 (98)
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Oastwalt and Catherina Oastwalt
Husband of Margaretha Catherina and Drusilla Rebecca Rachel Huston
Father of Catherine Oswalt; Tobias Oswalt; Michael Hagel Oswalt and Jacob Oswalt, II
Brother of Johann Georg Oastwalt

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About Jacob Oastwalt

Jacob emigrated to America in 1753 to the Port of Philadelphia aboard the ship Windsor by way of Rotterdam, Holland. Moved from Philadelphia to Bedford County, Pennsylvania by 1775. He then moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio and the the Indiana Territory, as did son, Tobias after the Jacob's death.

Jacob Aswalt resided in Londonderry Twp., Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. His will was dated October 6, 1814 -" In the name of God Amen. I Jacob Oswalt of Londenderry township, Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania being of perfect ind and memory and calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in the following form and manner first and prinsably I give and recommend my soul to allmighty God whom gave it and my body to be buried in common deasent christian burial and of such worldly efects as it heath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of in the following form and manner first I geave and bequeath unto my eldest son, Tobias, all my real estate consisting of the plantation whearas I now live on in the township and county afs with all the appertianances thereunto belong in together with all my movable property and household furnature mixed or unmixed, receiving ordering and directing that my eldest son, Tobias, pay unto each and every of my other children the sum of three dollars each that ie to say to my daughter Catherine three dollars and to my daughter Crestin three dollars to my son Michael three dollars, to my daughter Suasn three dollars and to my son Jacob three dollars and I do by these presents constitute ordain and appoint my eldest son Tobias and Henry Miltheton to be the entire and sole executors of this my last will and testament hearby revoking anuling and seting aside all other wills heretofore made by me hearty ratifying and confirming this to be my only last will and testament. In Witness whearof I heave hearunto put my hand and seal this sixth day of October in the year of our Lord 1814. signed Jacob Oswalt His mark

The will was probated 22 July, 1819. by Cornelius Devore attorney. In presents of us Ben Tomlinson, Henry Hetherington and Cornelius Devore.

(Source: Bedford County, Pa. Will Book #2, pp. 6-7)

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Jacob Oastwalt's Timeline

March 1721
Palatinate-Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Age 31
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 33
Age 36
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Age 38
Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
September 19, 1819
Age 98
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States