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Titanic Victim's Will

Testament of Wyckoff Van Der-hoef 

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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Testament of Wyckoff Van Der-hoef 
Filed for Probate
Without Schedule

The will of Wyckoff Van Derhoef of 100 [sic,109] Joralemon street, one of the victims of the Titanic disaster, was today filed for probate in the office of Surrogate Ketcham. The petition of the Long Island Trust Company, which is named in the will as executor, states that the testator lost his life April 15. being one of the passengers on the White star S. S. Titanic. 

The proof of death is furnished by an affidavit of Daniel Chauncey of 129 Joralemon street, who states that he saw the body of Van Derhoef at Halifax, N. S., April 30. He further states that he had known the testator for the past sixty years. Another affidavit is submitted by the widow, Laura E. Van Derhoef and the two sons, stating that Mr. Van Derhoef left New York for Europe March 26. 

The will, which was signed July 25, 1898, leaves $250 to the Greenwood Trust Company for tho care of the grave, and $500 for a monument to be selected by the widow, in case no monument be already erected at the time of death. 

The rest of the property, of which no schedule is filed, is placed in trust with the direction that the income be paid to the widow until death or remarriage. Upon either event the income will go to the two sons, until the youngest reaches the age of 28, when the trust ceases and the principal becomes payable to the sons.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Titanic Victim's Will (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Friday 10th May 1912, ref: #453, published 24 April 2021, generated 16th October 2021 03:40:27 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victims-will-453.html