In the mane of God Amen, I Jacob Zillhart of the County of Carroll and State of Illinois of the age of Seventy-six years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, in manner following that is to day.
First--It is my will that all my just debts be fully paid.
Second--After the payment of my just debts, as aforesaid I give and bequeath to my wife - Jane Zilihart all my remaining and personal estate, and the use and occupation of my real Estate during her life.
Third--After the death of my wife - Jane Zillhart, I give and devise to my two sons - John Henry Zillhart and Jacob Clay Zillhart all my Real Estate share and share alike. And also appoint my two said sons Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Fourth--I give and bequeath to my three daughters Sarah Zuck, Elizabeth Kepel, and Susan Bowman my good will but none of my effects, as they are already in as good circumstances as myself.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal this fourteenth day of May, the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-four.
signed and sealed-Jacob Zilihart
Source: Mirror-Democrat, Mt. Carroll