Wills and Probates
Doris - Will of Doris Clark 1909
Mrs. Doris Clark Left a Will
Instrument was Filed for Probate with the County Clerk Yesterday
Afternoon-Estate, Which is Shown to be Quite a Large One, is Left to Deceased's Relatives
The last will and testament of the late Mrs. Doris Clark, who enjoyed the destinction of being the oldest lady in the city before her death, has been filed with the county clerk, and by the terms of the instrument, which has three codicils annexed, the estate, which is a good sized one, is left to the immmediate relatives.
According to the instrument, the household goods, with the exception of one large watercolor picture of the testatrix, is left to Dora Meiners, Bertha Francis and Mary Esterley, share and share alike. The picture, with its frame, is left to Dora Meiners. The three beneficiaries mentioned are granddaughters. The following cash bequests are made:
To Dora Meiners, $4,000; to Bertha Frances, $4,000; to Julia Baum, $500; to Rosa Koehler, $500; to Paulina Laws, $500; to Minnie Esterley, $500. The sum of $5 is left to each of the following: Charles Clark, Bertha Morrison, Dude Browning, James Clark and Wilhelmina Clark.
The instrument then directs Henry Meiners to invest the sum of $1,200 in a farm for the benefit of another granddaughter, Emma Rainwater, to be the property of the granddaughter until her death, when it is to be sold by the executor and the proceeds divided between Bertha Francis, Mary Esterley, Dora Meiners and Joseph Francis. The remainder of the estate is to be divided as follows: One-third to Mary Esterley, one-third to Dora Meiners and the remaining one-third is to be divided into two parts, and one part is to be invested in real estate for the benefit of Joseph Francis for life, and at his death the property is to become the property of his children. The executor is directed to dipose of the real estate as soon as possible in order to comply with the terms of the will. The will proper was signed October 14, 1895, and was witnessed by Nickolaus Kohl and Nicholas Heintz. Henry Meiners was named the executor.
Three Codicils Added
Three codicils were added to the original will from time to time, the first one being added on December 11, 1906. According to the terms of the first codicil, Mary Esterley is to receive an additional $2,000, and Charles Clark, who was bequeathed $5, is to receive an additional $500.The codicil was witnessed by Frank McCann and Harry Leitch. Another codicil, dated January 26, 1907, annuls the bequest of $500 made to Minnie Esterley, the money reverting back to the estate. The final codicil was added on March 23, 1907, and annuls the sixth clause of the will and annuls the cash bequest of $4,000 to Bertha Francis, the testatrix stating that she had given her note to the beneficiary for $6,000. The household and personal estate is awarded to Dora Meiners, Mary Esterley and Bertha Francis.
[Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, Aug. 13, 1909, P.3, - Submitted by Charla Weisenburger]
Gibson, Eliza - 1868
STATE OF ILLINOIS, County of Adams, sct. In the Adams Circuit
Elizabeth Edmonds, Robert F. Edmonds, Sarah Jane Rankin, and Robert Rankin, her husband, Harriet Louisa Taylor, and Washington
C. Taylor, her husband Anna Amanda Rankin, and Jesse Rankin, her husband, Anna O. Edmonds, Laura E. Edmonds, Cordelia E.
Stephenson, and Linus Stephenson, her husband, Mary L. Sparks, and Ebenezer M. Sparks, her husband. James A. Rush, Amor Decker,
Levi Gibson, and the unknown heirs or devisees of Eliza Gibson, deceased defendant.
John W. Morehead, Clerk.
|Pellenwessel, Anna Mary - Probate of Will 1921
Petition For Probate of Will of Anna Mary Pellenwessel in the County Court of Adams County
Petition of Alois H. Elzi set for hearing Feb. 7, A.D. 1921 at 9 o’clock A.M.
Fred C. Wolfe, County Judge
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