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Brown County, Minnesota

 


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Jacob Kolb
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) May 4, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

STATE OF MINNESOTA, County of Brown} ss
In Probate Court, Special Term, April 19th 1892
In the matter of the estate of Jacob Kolb deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Auguste Kolb administratrix of the estate of said deceased setting forth that no personal estate has come to her hands, as such administratrix the amount of debts outstanding against said deceased, as far as the same can be ascertained; and a description of all the real estate, excepting the homestead of which said deceased died seized, and the condition and value of the respective portions or lots thereof; the persons interested in said estate, with their residences; and praying that license be to her granted to sell all of said real estate at private sale; And it appearing by said petition that there is no personal estate in the hands of said administratrix to pry said debts and expenses of administration and that it is necessary for the payment of such debts, and expenses to sell all of said real estate.
It is therefore Ordered, That all persons interested in said estate appear before this court on Thursday the 19th day of May A. D., 1892, at 10 o'clock A. M., at the Court House in the City of New Ulm in said County, then and there to show cause (if any there be) why license should not be granted to said administration to sell so much of the real estate of said deceased as shall be necessary to pay such debts, and expenses.
And it is further Ordered, That this Order shall be published once in each week, for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in the New Ulm Review a weekly newspaper printed and published at the City of New Ulm in said County.
Dated at New Ulm, Minn., the 19th day of April A. D. 1892.
By the Court;
ERNST BRANDT
Judge of Probate


Albert Meyer Guardianship
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) April 20, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

STATE OF MINNESOTA County of Brown} ss.
In Probate Court, Special term, April 12th, 1892.
In the matter of the guardianship of Albert Meyer, minor.
On reading and filing the petition of A. Westpha guardian of said minor, representing among other things, that said ward is seized of certain real estate in the County of Brown and State of Minnesota and that for the benefit of said ward a part of the same should be sold, and praying for license to sell the same at private sale. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, from said petition that for the benefit of said ward said real estate should be sold:
It is ordered, That all persons interested in said estate appear before this Court on Saturday the 14th day of May A. D. 1892, at the Probate Office in the Court House in the City of New Ulm in said County, then and there to show cause (if any there be) why license should not be granted for the sale of said real estate, according to the prayer of said petition.
And it is further ordered, That this Order shall be published once in each week, for three successive weeks, prior to said day of hearing, in the New Ulm Review, a weekly newspaper printed and published at the City of New Ulm in said county.
Dated at New Ulm, Minn., the 12th day of April A. D. 1892.
By the Court
ERNST BRANDT
Judge of Probate.


Louis Schmelz
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) May 11, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

STATE OF MINNESOTA, County of Brown} ss.
In Probate Court, Special Term, May 4th, 1892
In the matter of the estate of Louis Schmelz deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Helen Schmelz of New Ulm, Brown County, Minn., representing, among other things, that Louis Schmelz late of said Brown County, Minn., on or about the 30th day of April A. D. 1892, at the town of Cottonwood in said county died intestate and being a resident of this county at the time of his death, leaving goods, chattels and estate within this county, and that said petitioner is the widow of said deceased and praying that administration of said estate be to John Schmelz of Springfield Minn., granted.
It is ordered that said petition be heard before the Judge of this court, on Wednesday the 2nd day of June A. D. 1892, at 3 o'clock P. M. at the Probate office in said county.
Ordered further, that notice thereof be given to the heirs of said deceased and to all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order once in each week for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing in the New Ulm Review, a weekly newspaper printed and published at the City of New Ulm in said County.
Dated at New Ulm, Minn., this 4th day of May A. D. 1892.
By the Court, ERNST BRANDT,
Judge of Probate.


George L. Schultze
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) April 20, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

STATE OF MINNESOTA, County of Brown} ss
In Probate Court, Special Term, March 31s 1892
In the matter of the estate of George L. Schultze deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Louise Schultze of the City of Bremen, Germany, by Brown & Schrader, her attorneys in fact representing among other things, that George L. Schultze late of said City of Bremen, Germany, on the 14th day of July A. D. 1891, at said City of Bremen, Germany, died intestate and being a resident of said City of Bremen, Germany, at the time of his death, leaving goods, chattels and estate within this County, and that the said petitioner is the widow of said deceased, and praying that administration of said estate to be William Pfaender of New Ulm, Minn., granted,
It is ordered, that said petition be heard by the Judge of this Court, on Thursday, the 28th day of April A. D. 1892, at 10 o'clock A. M. at the Probate Office in said County.
Dated at New Ulm, Minn., the 31st day of March A. D. 1892.
By the court,
ERNST BRANDT
Judge of Probate


Augustin Wirth
Source: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA) Monday, March 2, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

VOW OF POVERTY MAY NOT STAND
Washington, Monday, March 2.-Upon the decision of the supreme court in a case to be considered this week may rest the future of every brotherhood and sisterhood of the Catholic Church in the United States. The court will decide whether the vows of poverty in these orders are against public policy, as recently decided by the United States circuit court of appeals of the Eighth District.

The case in question arises out of the death of Father Wirth, a member of the Order of St. Benedict, who, at the time of his death in 1901, was in charge of the German Catholic Church at Springfield, Minn.

Nearly fifty years before his death he took the vows of the Benedictine Society, of chastity, poverty and obedience. By this vow all his right of possessing property was transferred to the order and the order became obligated to support him for life.

The probate court of Brown County, Minn., recognized his heirs as entitled to the property. They succeeded in getting a decision from the United States circuit court that the vow of poverty was against public policy and therefore void. The heirs were held entitled to the property.

In the application for the supreme court to review the decision it was pointed out that the decision might affect religious orders of the Episcopal Church and some of the Protestant churches.


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