Bob, Two sources indicate the will was probated 11 May 1847. I am copying and pasting one. You can find the text of the whole document and a wealth of information on the following site: http://www.genealogy.com/users/s/h/i/William-Edward-Shimmel/GENE12-0001.html
Source: Eileen Jenkins
His will was probated 11th of May 1847, the largest part of his estate went to his son William, consisting of the farm in Morris Twp., with the stipulation that he provide for his mother. (excerpts from his last Will and Testament. "Also I direct and bequeath the whole of my household furniture and all my personal property (except such articles hereafter bequeathed), to my beloved wife to be and remain her absolute property, if she shall be living at the time of my decease, but if she should not survive me, that the same shall be given to my daughter Julian for her constant attendance of me in my declining years. Also I do direct & bequeath to my son William all my farm & real estate and all those messuages or tenements with the appurtenances equines and obligations, viz to John, Christina, Betsy, Phillip, Katy, Susannah and Julian, to each of these my children, he will oblige himself for twenty dollars. To my son Henry and George ten dollars. To my son Lewis, fifteen dollars and also to my son Adam's three children five dollars.
In witness there of, I George Shimmel, the testator have to this my will written on a sheet of paper, set my hand and seal, the nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty four.
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