Subject: will of Andreas Haack
From: "Bill Hawk"
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 16:33:00 -0400
To: "Victor Hawk"

I got this from the Berks Co. PA web site, 1776-  will abstracts.
Bill
 

HAACK, ANDREW, Rockland.
October 8, 1775 - November 18, 1780. B - 23.
To wife Anna Cunigunda, my whole estate during life.
To son John 55 and this shall be paid to him the 27th day of May 1776. And so likewise my son William, and sons Andrew and Jacob, every one have rec'd. their portion.
After wife's decease what remains shall be equally divided among son Peter and daus Agnes wife of Conrad MANESMITH, heirs of dau. Barbara wife of Deobald BAYER decd, dau. Margareth wife of Jacob SHERRAIN, Justina wife of Michael SCHEFFER and Mary wife of Jacob WEZEL and Susanna wife of George RIGHT.
Exrs: son in law Jacob SCHARRADIN and son John.
Wit: Jacob BECKER Jr, Abm. HERB.

Bill's added note
This would be the father of your Andrew. Will was written 8 Oct 1775, probated 18 Nov 1780. Rockland is the Township of Berks County. WFT 3137 says the elder Andrew died in Rockland Twp.(no ref. given, but Berks county will have it). Also I found a reference to the birth of a daughter Catherine to Andreas Haack and wife, 16 May 1761 (Early Records of Mertz Church, Rockland Twp.) in Egle's Notes and Queries, Annual Vol. of 1900, p.77. Looks like there was an aunt Catherine too. This will may also give a clue to the date of John's birth. If the 55 pounds was to be given on his 21st birthday, then it looks like he was born 27 May 1755.