Putnam County Probate Records




Henry Andrews
The Ottawa free trader., November 24, 1843
All persons having claims against the estate of Henry Andrews, dec'd, are hereby notified and requested to attend before the Probate Justice of Putnam county, Illinois, at his office in Hennepin in said county, on Monday the 18th day of December next, for the purpose of having the same adjusted; that being the day fixed upon by the subscriber, in pursuance of the statute, for the purpose of settling and adjusting all claims against said decedent.
T. D. Brewster, Executor
Oct. 24, 1843




Book No. 103
Estate No. 1029

The Last Will and Testament of Joseph B. Albert
of the village of Florid, of the county of Putnam in the state of Illinois
published the 30th day of April in the year of our Lord 1909.

In the name of God Amen, I, Joseph B. Albert, in the village of Florid, in the county of Putnam, in the state of Illinois, age the age of 63 years, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, published and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say:

First: It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid

Second: I give and bequeath to my wife, Eliza A. Albert all of my real estate and all of my personal property that I may own or have at the time of my death. She is to have full right to dispose of any part there is or the whole of it as she may desire and at the death of my wife, Eliza A., if any property remains in my wife’s possession, it is my will that Jesse E. Reichwine have two-thirds and Della Davis have one third of all that is left after funeral expenses are paid.

Lastly I here nominated and appoint Eliza A. Albert, my wife, without bond, to be the executrix of my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

In witness here I set my hand and seal, the 30th day of April, in year of our Lord 1909.

Joseph B. Albert

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was now here scribed by Joseph B. Albert  the testator, in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names here unto his presence as  attesting witnesses.

F.C. Taylor of Florid, IL
W.H. Morris of Florid, IL


Book No. 40
Estate No. 594

Will of Joseph Cassell Died

In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph Cassell of the town of Florid, in the county of Putnam, state of Illinois, at the age of 73 years and being of sound mind and memory do hereby make, published and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is my say:

First: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Emma Cassell, lots number 25 and 26, in the village of Florid, in Putnam County, state of Illinois.

Second: I give to my wife, Kate Cassell, all the rest residence and remainder of my personal property as estate goods and chattels of what nature or kind so ever. Also, I have the use of all the real estate that I might own at the time of my death. Said real estate consisting of 17 acres on which my dwelling is situated, to have and to hold during her life.

Third: If my wife, Kate Cassell, dies before my daughter, Emma Cassell, then the use of the 17 acres of land in which my dwelling is situated, shall revert to my daughter, Emma Cassell and at her death, said to revert to my natural heirs.

In witness here of I have here to set my hand in seal this 11th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and ninety.

Joseph  X  Cassell

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date here of signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Joseph Cassell and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, whom at his request and in his presence, and at the presence of each other, have subscribed our names in witness there to

Joseph B. Albert, residing at Florid, IL
James A. Chance, residing at Florid, IL


State of Illinois
Putnam County

In the county court of said county in probate May term, AD 1891, personally appeared in open court, Joseph B. Albert and James Chance subscribing witness to the annexed writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Joseph Cassell, late of said county, deceased. Who have been duly sworn according to law do dispose of say each for himself, that he was present and saw that Joseph Cassell signed said will in his presence and he believes that the said will and testament was of sound mind and memory, of lawful age and under no constraint, when he signed said will. Subscribed and sworn to in open court, this 4th day of May AD 1891

A.T. Purviance, county clerk

Joseph B. Albert
James Chance


Administrators Notice
The Estate of Joseph Cassell, deceased

The undersigned having appointed administrator of the will annexed of the estate of Joseph Cassell, deceased, hereby gives notice that he will appear before the county clerk of Putnam at the court house in Hennepin at the August term, on the first Monday in August next. At which time all persons having claims against said estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same adjusted. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Joseph B. Albert, administrator  
Dated this 9th day of June, 1891


Final Settlement Notice
Estate of Joseph Cassell, deceased

Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned administrator, of the estate of Joseph Cassell deceased. who appeared before the county clerk of Putnam County, Illinois, at the July term thereof to beholden at the county court in Hennepin, on the first day of July, next Thursday, for the purpose of making final settlement as such administrator of said estate and that he will at the same time, asked for an order of the court discharging him from further action or liability of such administrator and all persons interested can appear and show cause if any, they have why such order should not be granted.

J.B. Albert, administrator, with the will annexed
Hennepin, Illinois, June 5, 1893


Inventory Estate of Joseph Cassell

State of Illinois
Putnam County

In the manner of the estate of Joseph Cassell, deceased, the following is a full and perfect inventory of all real and personal estate of the said deceased so far as the same has come to the possession or knowledge of undersigned administrator, will annexed of Joseph Cassell.

Real Estate

10 acres in the North-wear S.E. 1/4 of Sec. 24-32-2

5 acres W. 1/2 W. 1/2 N.E. 1/4 32-2

2 acres Lot - 4 NW. 1/4 -32-32


Petition of Kate M. Cassell

Petition of Kate M. Cassell in the matter of the estate of Joseph Cassell, deceased, by the letters  of the administrator with the will annexed, to the honorable Augustus Cassell, justice of the county court of Putnam County, in the state of Illinois. The petition of the undersigned Kate Cassell, it respectfully represents that Joseph Cassell, late of the county aforesaid, departed this life in Florid, of said county on or about the 4th day of March 1891, leaving a last will and testament and appointing no executor. And this petition further shows that the said Joseph Cassell died ceased and possessed of real estate and personal estate, consisting chiefly of one horse, one cow and calf, household furniture, promissory notes. All of said estate being estate to be worth about $400. The said deceased left surviving, his wife, Kate M. Cassell and Ephriam Cassell, Philip Augustus Cassell, Esther Gardner, Jane Youngdal, Emma Cassell, first children and five grandchildren, sons and daughters of Calvin Cassell, deceased as heirs. The here petitioner being widow of said deceased and believing that the said estate should be immediately administered as well for proper management of the estate. As for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of her right, under the statute, she therefore prays that Your Honor will grant letters of administration with will annexed to Joseph B. Albert in the premises upon his taking oath prescribed by the statute and entering in to pond in such sum with securities as may be approved by Your Honor.

Kate M. Cassell


State of Illinois
Putnam County

Assess, Kate M. Cassell, being duly sworn, disposes and says that the facts averred the said petition are true according to the best of her knowledge, information and belief.  Sworn to and subscribed before me, A.T. Purviance, clerk of the county court of Putnam County, this 2nd day of June AD 1891.

A.T. Purviance, clerk


Book No. 53
Estate No. 768

Last Will and Testament of Henry Cassell
Made and published the 30th day of March 1905.
Filed August 7, 1905, Charles C. Griener, clerk
Abated and admitted this record by me, this 4th day of September 1905, H.C. Mills, county judge, recorded in will of record T page 53


The last will and testament of Henry Cassell,
in the village of Florid, in the County of Putnam, in the state of Illinois, made and published the 30th day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred, five.

In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry Cassell, of the village of Florid, in the village of Florid, in the county of Putnam, in the state of Illinois, at the age of 78 years, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, published and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say:

First: It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid

Second: I give and bequeath to my wife, Sarah A. Cassell, all of my real estate limit in the village of Florid or adjoining said village on the west of lot number 29 and east of the school house grounds being about 1/2 acre. On which tract of land is situated my dwelling house and is our homestead at this date. Also all of the household goods in said dwelling house, of what soever name or kind to her own use forever and to have the power to sell the same as she deems best, both real and personal property that I may be possessed of at the time of my death. Also $6,000 in addition to the foregoing bequest.

Second: I give to each of my living brothers and sister, $500, each being John Cassell, and Esther Albert or if not living at the time of my death, then to their heirs to be divided, share and share alike. To the children of my deceased brothers and sisters, herein named, to the living children of Augustus Cassell, Joseph Cassell, Christian Cassell, Michael Cassell, Sophia Albert, and Rosannah Allen, they to receive, share and share alike of $500 that their parents would have received if living.

Third: I give to my nephew, David Albert, $500, first after the bequest to my wife has been paid. If there remains a residue of my estate, after the foregoing legacies are paid, I hereby give to my wife, Sara A. Cassell, all of the remaining of my estate.

Lastly I hereby appoint and nominate Joseph B. Albert to be the executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness thereof, I have set my hand and seal, the 30th day of March, in year of our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred and five.

Henry Cassell

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was now subscribed by Henry Cassell the testator, in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names here unto his presence as  attesting witnesses.

Samuel Clemens of Florid, Illinois
William Hetrick of Florid, Illinois
Harry Hipple of Florid, Illinois


Estate of Henry Cassell deceased

State of Illinois
Putnam County

In county clerk, September 3, A.D. 1905, I do solemnly swear, that this writing contains the true last will and testament of the within named Henry Cassell, deceased, so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same by paying first the descents, then the legacies mentioned therein as far as goods and chattels will there unto extend and the law charge me that will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattels, rights and credits as may come to my hands and knowledge, belonging to the estate of the said deceased and render a fair and just account of my executorship when thereunto required by law to the best of my knowledge and abilities, so help me God. Joseph B. Albert, sworn to and subscribed this 4th day of September A.D. 1905, in open court by me, Charles C. Greiner, clerk.


State of Illinois
Putnam County

In the county court, January term A.D. 1907

In the matter of the estate of Henry Cassell, deceased, to the Honorable H.C. Mills, judge of the county court, of the county of Putnam, in the state of Illinois. Your petitioner Joseph B. Albert, of the county of Putnam, in the state of Illinois respectfully represents unto Your Honor, that he is duly appointed, qualified, acting executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, late of the county of Putnam, in the state of Illinois, deceased. Here petitioner further represents unto Your Honor, that the said Henry Cassell, deceased in and by his last will and testament, gave certain legacies as follows to wit:

To Sarah A. Cassell his widow, he gave the sum of $6000, to John Cassell and Esther Albert, each the sum of $500, to the living children of Augustus Cassell, the sum of $500, to the living children of Joseph Cassell, the sum of $500, to the living children of Christian Cassell, the sum of $500, to the living children of Michael Cassell, the sum of $500, to the living children of Sophia Albert, the sum of $500, to the living children of Rosannah Allen, the sum of $500, to David Albert, the sum of $500.

Your petitioner further represents unto Your Honor, that the said Sarah A. Cassell, widow of the said Henry Cassell, deceased and the said John Cassell, Esther Albert and David Albert are each and all still living. Here petitioner further represents unto Your Honor that the children of the said Augustus Cassell, living at the time of the death of the said Henry Cassell, deceased and who by the terms of the last will and testament of the said Henry Cassell, deceased are entitled to received a legacy their under are as follows to wit: John Henry Cassell, William B. Cassell, Allson K. Cassell, Rufus L. Cassell, Mary E. Murphy, Isadora Pool.

Your petitioner further represents unto Your Honor that the children of the said Joseph Cassell, living at the time of the death of the said Henry Cassell, deceased and who by the terms of the last will and testament of the said Henry Cassell, deceased are entitled to received a legacy there under are as follows to wit: Ephriam Cassell, Philip A. Cassell, now deceased, Jane Youngdal, now deceased leaving her surviving Philip A. Barnett, her son and Emma Cassell only heir at law.

Your petitioner further represents unto Your Honor that the children of the said Christian Cassell, living at the time of the death of the said Henry Cassell, deceased and who by the terms of the last will and testament of the said Henry Cassell, deceased are entitled to received a legacy there under are as follows to wit:  Katherine Smith, Clara Shively, Elmer E. Cassell, Anna Daily and Benjamin Cassell

Your petitioner further represents unto Your Honor that the children of the said Michael Cassell, living at the time of the death of the said Henry Cassell, deceased and who by the terms of the last will and testament of the said Henry Cassell, deceased are entitled to received a legacy there under are as follows to wit:  Della Roberts, Ida May Copenbarger now deceased, Maggie Ray, Mira Meisenhelter, Charles H. Cassell, Rebecca Hull, Mary Paron.

Your petitioner further more represents unto Your Honor that the children of the said Sophia Albert, living at the time of the death of the said Henry Cassell, deceased and who by the terms of the last will and testament of the said Henry Cassell, deceased are entitled to received a legacy there under are as follows to wit:  Catherine Chandler, David Albert, Margaret Lengle, William Albert, Jacob Albert

Your petitioner further more represents unto Your Honor that the children of the said Rosannah Allen, living at the time of the death of the said Henry Cassell, deceased and who by the terms of the last will and testament of the said Henry Cassell, deceased are entitled to received a legacy there under are as follows to wit:  Owen W. Allen, Eliza S. Forney, Jane Umbarger, and Cora Eberly

Your petitioner further more represents unto Your Honor that Philip A. Cassell, a son of Joseph Cassell, deceased departing this life, intestate so far as your petitioner is informed to believe since the death of said Henry Cassell, leaving him surviving as his sole and only heir a law so far as your petitioner is informed to believe, Ephriam Cassell, a brother, Jane Youngdale, a sister who has departed this life since the death of the said Philip A. Cassell, leaving a son Philip A. Barnett as her sole and only heir at law so far as your petitioner is informed and believes, Emma Cassell, a sister, and William Cassell, Mary Etta Cassell Minkler, Guy Bernard Cassell, Ona Earl Cassell, Ray Calvin Cassell, children of the deceased brother, Calvin Cassell, and William T. Gardner, Rebecca McDowell, P.L. Gardner, Kate Miller, Sally Holmes and Bula Gardner, children of the deceased sister, Esther Gardner.

Your petitioner further represents unto Your Honor that May Copenbarger, daughter of Michael Cassell, deceased, departed this life since the death of the said Henry Cassell, deceased, leaving her surviving as sole and only heir at law so far as your petitioner is informed and believes, Lotta Harrauff, Juna Kemp, and Mable McIntyre her children.

Joseph B. Albert


State of Illinois
Putnam County

Joseph B. Albert, duly sworn on his oath says that he has heard, read the foregoing petition and knows the contents thereof and that the matter of things hereto stated and set forth by true and substance and in fact according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.  Joseph B. Albert, subscribed and sworn to before me the 7th of January A.D. 1907

Charles C. Griener, clerk


Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 19, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Elmer E. Cassell
Son of Christian Cassell, deceased

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Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Mrs. Anna Daily
Daughter of Christian Cassell, deceased

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Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

(her mark)    
Clara  X  Shively
Daughter of Christian Cassell deceased

Witness to Mark
Sara Riggs

The State of California
County of Los Angeles

I, A.R. Collins, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, to hereby certify that Clara Shively made her mark being physically unable to write her name at this time, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 21st day of January AD 1907.

A.R. Collins

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Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Katherine Smith
Daughter of Christian Cassell, deceased

State of Nebraska
County of Gage

I, J. Homen a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Katherine Smith, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 21st day of January AD 1907.

J. Homen

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Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of 83 and 33/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

John H. Cassell
Son of Augustus Cassell, deceased
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Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of 83 and 33/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

William B. Cassell
Son of Augustus Cassell, deceased
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Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of 83 and 33/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

A.K. Cassell
Son of Augustus Cassell, deceased
Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois

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January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of 83 and 33/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Rufus L. Cassell
Son of Augustus Cassell, deceased

State of Missouri
County of Carroll

I, Eli B. Jersey, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Rufus L. Cassell, of said county Ray and state of Missouri, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 18th day of January AD 1907.

Eli B. Jersey
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Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois
January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of 83 and 33/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Isadore Pool
Daughter of Augustus Cassell, deceased

State of Nebraska
County of Cheyenne

I, Herman J. Miller, a justice of the peace, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Isadore Pool, , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 11th day of February AD 1907.

Herman J. Miller

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January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of 83 and 33/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Mrs. Henry E. Murphy
Daughter of Augustus Cassell, deceased

State of Illinois
County of Bureau

I, S.M. Oaklawn, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Mary Murphy , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 22nd day of February AD 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Catherine Chandler
Daughter of Sophia Albert, deceased

State of Illinois

County of Macon

I, Harvey Pascell, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Catherine Chandler , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 21st day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

David Albert
Son of Sophia Albert, deceased

State of Illinois
County of Macon

I, Harvey Pascell, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that David Albert , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 21st day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $500 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

David Albert
Son of Sophia Albert, deceased

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

(her mark)
Margaret X Lingle
Daughter of Sophia Albert, deceased

Witness
Amos J. Lingle

State of Pennsylvania
County of Dauphin

I, M.C. Carroll, justice of the peace, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Margaret Lingle , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 18th day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

William Albert
Son of Sophia Albert, deceased

State of Pennsylvania
County of Dauphin

I, M.C. Carroll, justice of the peace, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that William Albert , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 28th day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $100 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

J.C. Albert
Son of Sophia Albert, deceased

Sate of Pennsylvania
County of Mifflin

I,...... justice of the peace, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that J. C. Albert , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 18th day of January 1907

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Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $120 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Emma Cassell by John Pernie her guardian
Daughter of Joseph Cassell, deceased

State of Nebraska
County of Custer

I, Francis Kelly, notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that John Pernie, guardian of Emma Cassell, an incompetant person , was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 5th day of April 1907

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January 19th 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $125 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Ephriam Cassell
Son of Joseph Cassell, deceased

State of Nebraska
County of Harlan

I, Chad E. McFearson, notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Ephriam Cassell, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 24th day of January 1907

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January 19th 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $125 in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Philip A. Barnett
Son and only heir of Jane Youngdale, deceased
Daughter of Joseph Cassell, deceased

Territory of Arizona
County of Marocoa

I, T.G. Smith, a notary republic, of territory in and for said county in the territory afore, do hereby certify that Philip A. Barnett, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 19th day of February 1907

Territory of Arizona
County of Maracoa

Philip A. Barnett, first being duly sworn on his oath, says that he is the son of Jane Youngdale. That his mother the same Jane Youngdale, departed this life intestate, on or about the 30th day of January 1906 at Stanford, Nebraska leaving her surviving this affiate, Philip A. Barnett as her sole and only heir in law and that she did not leave her surviving any other children or children of descendents other than the child or children. Affiant further says he makes this affidative on his own personal knowledge of matters of things here stated and set forth.

Phillip A. Barnett
Subscribed, sworn to by the said Philip A. Barnett before me this12th day of March AD 1907, T.G. Smith, notary republic

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January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $250 and 41/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

John Cassell
Brother of Henry Cassell

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $500 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Esther Albert
Sister of Henry Cassell, deceased

Stae of Wisconsin
County of Milwaukee

I, H. Max Obendorfer, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Esther Cassell, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this

21st day of January 1907

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January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $125 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

O.W. Allen
Son of Rosannah Allen, deceased

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January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $125 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Eliza S. Forney
Daughter of Rosannah Allen, deceased

State of Illinois
County of Ford

I, Josephine Perry, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Eliza Forney, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 22day of January 1907

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January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $125 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Jane Umbarger
Daughter of Rosannah Allen, deceased

State of Illinois
County of Ford

I, Josephine Perry, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Jane Umbarger, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 22 day of January 1907

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January 15, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $125 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Cora Eberly
Daughter of Rosannah Allen, deceased

State of Illinois
County of LaSalle

I, C.H. Whitney, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Cora Eberly, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 22 day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $71 and 43/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Mrs. Della Roberts
Daughter of Michael Cassell, deceased

State of Illinois
County of Macon

I, M.E. Pennwell, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Della Roberts, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 18th day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $71 and 43/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Almira Meisenhelter
Daughter of Michael Cassell, deceased

USA Indian Territory
Western District

I, C.H. Cleveland, a notary republic, in and for said district in said territory afore, do hereby certify that Almira Meisenhelter, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 22nd day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $71 and 43/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

(her mark)
Mary A. X Perrin
Daughter of Michael Cassell, deceased

Witness to her mark
Will Perrin
C.T. Hamilton

State of Iowa
County of Washington

I, G.W. Kleckulezen, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Mary Perrin, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 1st day of February AD 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $71 and 43/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Marguerite Ray
Daughter of Michael Cassell, deceased

State of Illinois
County of Macon

I, M.E. Pennwell, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Marguerite Ray, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 30 day of January 1907

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January 16, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $71 and 43/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

(her mark)
Rebecca X Hull
Daughter of Michael Cassell, deceased

Witness
Eardley Bell, Jr.

State of Iowa
County of Washington

I, Eardley Bell, Jr., a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Rebecca Hull, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 19th day of January 1907

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March 4, 1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $71 and 43/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

C. H. Cassell
Son of Michael Cassell, deceased

State of Missouri
County of St. Louis

I, William Troll, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Charles Cassell, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 6th day of March AD 1907

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1/15/1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $23 and 81/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Mrs. Lottie Harrauff
Daughter of  Ida May Coppenbarger, deceased
Daughter of Michael Cassell, deceased

State of Illinois
County of Bureau

I, Palmer Anderson, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Lottie Harrauff, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 18th day of  January 1907.

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1-16-1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $23 and 81/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Mrs. Mabelle McIntyre
Daughter of Ida May Copenbarger deceased
Daughter of Michael Cassell deceased

State of Illinois
County of Macon

I, M.E. Pennwell, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Mabelle McIntyre, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 18th day of January 1907

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1-16-1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $23 and 81/100 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Jura D. Kemp
Daughter of Ida May Copenbarger deceased
Daughter of Michael Cassell deceased

State of Illinois
County of DeWitt

I, W.W. Johnston, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Jura D. Kemp, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 21 day of January 1907

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5-6-1907

Received of Joseph B. Albert, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Cassell, deceased, the sum of $125 dollars in full payment in discharge of the legacy in and by said will given to me and bequeathed.

Grace M. Herron
Executor of the last will and testament of Philip Aug. Cassell, deceased

State of California
County of Los Angeles

I, Arthur Crabb, a notary republic, in and for said county in the state afore, do hereby certify that Grace M. Herron, was personally known to me to be the same person described in and who executed the foregoing receipt, appeared before me this date in person and acknowledged that she signed and sealed and delivered the receipt as her free act and deed for the use and purposes there set forth given unto my hand a notary seal this 6 day of May 1907


SUMMARY OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF PHILIP A. CASSELL

Grace Herron, Executrix
13th day of February 1906

Will filed at Romano, California on January 20th 1905

Gave granddaughter, Anna May Herron $500.  Divided remainder of estate equally between children of Ephriam, Calvin and Grace M. Herron, daughter.





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