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Piatt County, IL
Wills/Probate Records

Biebinger, John,
Will Contest Wills- A case of more than local interest because of peculiarities involved has been instituted in the county court of Piatt county at Monticello, Ill., by David Biebinger, draftsman with the Moline Plow company, and residing in this city, who is seeking to have the will of his father, the late John Biebinger, set aside, and who is also contesting the will of his mother, Naomi Ellen Biebinger, also deceased. The proceedings center about the disposition of 780 acres of farm land, of which 540 acres are located near  Columbus Junction, Iowa, where Biebinger family resided for a short period. Sensational allegations are made in the contest. The will of John Biebinger, who died Sept. 16, 1909, left practically all his property to other children than the contestant. Jesse Biebinger, Isaac Newton Biebinger, Anna Laura Kinder, Margaret Biebinger and Leo Biebinger. The sum of $5 is all that was left to David Biebinger Source: Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1886-1893, June 13, 1913, Home Edition  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Bondurant, Thomas E.
After a trial lasting two weeks a jury in the Piatt county Circuit Court brought in a verdict sustaining the will of Thomas E. Bondurant of Monticello, who left over half a million dollars to church institutions, ignoring the contesting relatives. The first trial resulted in a victory for the relatives, and the second verdict is a surprise. By the will an annuity of $50,000 is left for missionary purposes in Chicago: one-fourth of the residue of the estate goes to the American Christian Missionary Society of Cincinnati, and another fourth to the same society for the church extension fund. Another fourth goes to the Illinois Christian Missionary Society, and still another to the Foreign Christian Missionary Society of Illinois. Source: Chicago eagle (Chicago,Ill ),  May 09,1908  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst


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