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Faribault County, Minnesota


Wills and Probate Notices

H. C. Bosshart
Source: Executive Documents of the State of Minnesota for the year ending July 31, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Faribault County-In the Matter of the Claim of Henry Wolfer, as Warden, vs. Estate of H. C. Bosshart, Deceased.

This was a claim on a note given for binding twine. The executor of the estate denied the priority or preference of the state’s claim, asserting that the state should come in on the basis of other creditors, under the statutes which provides for the order of payment of claims against the estate of a deceased person, and also because of the character of the claim. The matter was submitted upon briefs to the judge of the Probate Court whose decision was that the claim of the state was preferred to that of other general creditors.

John W. Perry
Source: The Decatur Herald (IL) November 27, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

John W. Perry Has Been Silent For More Than Seven Years.

His Half Brother and Sister Will Get Perry's Small Estate Held By the County Treasurer.

According to a decree of the county court of Macon county, entered on Tuesday, Nov. 26, John W. Perry is dead, at least so far as the form of law is concerned. If Perry is alive no one here has any knowledge of that fact, and having remained silent during the lapse of seven years which makes him legally dead, a decree has been entered accordingly.

This decree was entered in answer to the petition of Major Besonday and Lucretia Butler of Winnebago, Minn. The deceased was their half brother, and the petition was filed in order that the petitioners might secure to themselves the small legacy which has for a number of years awaited the return of the owner.

The petition was filed as of the estate of John W. Perry, by Jajor Besonday and Lucretia Butler, as the children of Louisa Besonday, formerly Louisa Perry, formerly Louisa Cundiff, a daughter of Benjamin L. Cundiff, late of Maroa, and who was the grandfather of John W. Perry. It is from the estate of B. L. Cundiff that Perry was entitled to a small sum of money.

The petitioners related that so far as they could discover no one they knew had had any communication with Perry for more than seven years prior the time that their petition was filed. They declared that their relations with Perry had always been most cordial and pleasant and there was no reason they could present why he should thus absent himself from his old home and remain silent to his relatives unless he was dead and they declared that it was their belief that the was dead because all of their diligent efforts to find him had proved futile.

As a grandson of B. L. Cundiff, Perry was entitled to $64.87. Sarah B. Persinger had been administrator of Cundiff's estate, and being unable to find Perry when she made final settlement, had as the law directs, paid the money to the county treasurer, to be by him held until it should be claimed by the lawful owner.

Perry was never married and his nearest kin were Besonday and Mrs. Butler, his half brother and half sister.

In his decree, Judge Hammer reviewed the facts as they appeared to the court, that John W. Perry had not been heard from during the last seven years prior to the time the petition was filed and "the court further finds that the said John W. Perry is deceased." The decree likewise found that the petitioners were is next of kin and ordered that the county treasurer pay to them the sum of money which had been deposited for the benefit of Perry.

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