14 September 2011

Wedding Wednesday - 14 Sep 2011

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John Hohman Nestel married Mary Teresa Hart on 30 Dec 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The bright light was the flash from my camera, as I was taking a photo of a photo!  It was very delicate and was in my grandparents house, and didn't want to be -that- person to destroy an old photo!

John Martin Nestel married Agnes Flynn about 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The above photo is of the wedding party.  Second one in from left is John M Nestel.  Third man in is my GrGr Grandfather, Michael Flynn.

Sanford Edwin Holt married Anna Louisa Kerns on 14 Oct 1885 in Pennsylvania, USA.
They are my GrGrGr Grandparents.

The marriage return for my GrGr Grandparents, William Edward Greider, Sr. and Elizabeth Forester.
They never lived in New Jersey, however Camden is just over the river from Philadelphia, their normal residence.
I always wonder what had them marry in New Jersey.
 The date on the return is 24 Sep 1889
This is my wedding day.  We tried to imitate the non-smiling, male sitting, woman standing.  I added a sepia tone.
21 May 2011, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA

05 September 2011

Lot Deed From Bartholomew Schmid to Martin Nestel

So I've had this deed that I got from the New Jersey State Archives for some time now.  Whenever I would sit down to transcribe it, I would give up or put it off even longer.  With a nice, relaxing day off work for Labor Day, I figured now is the time to really put forth the effort.  Below is the full deed for a lot sale from Bartholomew Schmid to Martin Nestel, my GrGrGr Grandfather.

"Bartholomew Schmid to Martin Nestel }

This indenture, made the first day of July in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy four (1874) between Bartholomew Schmid of the town of Riverside in the county of Burlington, state of New Jersey , (Harness Maker) and Anna his wife of the first part and, and Martin Nestel (Baker) of the same place of the second part witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars, lawful money of the United States of America, will and truly paid by the said party of the second part to the said party of the first part at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents,

the receipt whereof is truly acknowledged,  hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns all that certain lot or piece of Ground with the Brick House and frame shop thereon erected, situate in the township of Cinnaminson, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, marked on the “Plan” of the town of Progress, now Riverside, with the number two hundred and thirty six (236) as by reference to the aforesaid “Plan” recorded at Mount Holly, Burlington County in the State of New Jersey in Book E.5. of Deeds page 33.sc will now fully appear, also all that their lot or certain piece of ground situate in the said town of Progress (now Riverside) Burlington County and State of New Jersey, and worked upon the aforesaid “Plan” of the Town of Progress with the number two hundred and thirty seven (237)

Being the same two lots of ground and premises which Mary C. Scull of the City of Philadelphia (single woman) by Indenture dated the twenty fourth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1873) and recorded in the Books U.S. of deeds page 435 sc in the Clerks Office of Burlington County at Mount Holly granted and conveyed unto the said Bartholomew Schmid  in fee, as by reference [units] will now fully appear,

Together with all and singular, the building, improvements, woods, ways, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments, and appurtenances, to the same, belonging, or in any wise appertaining to the reveision and reveisions, remainder and remainders, rents issues and profits thereof, and of every part, and parcel thereof; and also, all the estate, right, title, interest property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever both in Law and Equity, of the said party of the first part of, in, and to the said premises, with the appurtenances to have and to hold the said premises with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use, benefit and belief of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever,

and the said Bartholomew Schmid and Anna, his wife their heirs, executors and administrators, do by these presents covenant, grant, and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that they, the said Bartholomew Schmid, and Anna his wife, their heirs, all and singular the hereditaments and premises herein above described and granted, or mentioned and intended to be so with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against them the said Bartholomew Schmid and Anna, his wife, their heirs and against all and every other person and persons, whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof by, from, or under them or any of them shall and will warrant, and for ever defend in witness whereof the said party of the first part to these presents havehereunto set their hands and seals dated the day and year just above within,
Signed, sealed and delivered

                In the presence of           }              Bartholomew Schmid (L.S.)
                Peter Powell                   }              Anna Schmid (L.S)

State of New Jersey, Burlington County=ss=be it remembered that on this first day of July in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy four, before me and commissioner of deed of said state of Ne wJersey, personably appeared, Bartholomew Schmid and Anna his wife, who I am satisfied are the grantors mentioned in the above deed or conveyance, and I having just made known to them the contents thereof, they acknowledged that they signed, sealed, and delivered the same as their voluntary act and deed and the said Anna Schmid being of full age, on a private examination apart from her said husband before me acknowledged that she signed, sealed and delivered the same as her voluntary act and deed, freely, without any fear, threats or confession of her said husband, all of which is freely certified,

                                                                                                                                Peter Powell

Recorded July 2, 1874

                                                                                                R.B. Taylor, Clerk"

Definitions of some words found above:
Enfeoffed - To invest with a feudal estate or fee
Hereditaments - Property that can be inherited.
Appurtenance - Law A right, privilege, or property that is considered incident to the principal property for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance.

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