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Charles F. E. Mielke
Source: The Faribault Journal (Fairbault, MN), March 9, 1921, page 8; submitted by Robin Line
(First publication Feb. 23, 1921.)
STATE OF MINNESOTA, County of Rice, ss. In Probate Court.
In the matter of the Estate of Charles F. E. Mielke, Deceased. The State of Minnesota, to Johanna A. Mielke and Frank Mielke, of Forest, Rice county, Minnesota; William Mielke, Minnie Mielke Greenwold and George H. Mielke of Ray, Minnesota; August J. Mielke and Charles H. Mielke, of Danville, Illinois; and all persons interested in the allowance of the the last will and testament of said decedent, and granting letters hereon.

The purported last will and testament of said decedent, together with the petition of Frank Mielke (the executor named and appointed in said will) having been duly filed in this court, representing that said decedent was at the time of his death a resident of the county of Rice and state of Minnesota, and that said decedent died on the 25th day of January, 1921, at the county of Rice and state of Minnesota, leaving property in said Rice county, Minnesota, and praying that said purported will be allowed by this court as the last will and testament of said decedent, and that letters testamentary to be Frank Mielke issued thereon.

Now, therefore, you, and each of you, are hereby cited and required to be and appear before this court on the 28th day of March, A. D. 1921, at ten o'clock a.m. at the probate office in the court house at Faribault in said county to show cause, if any you have, why said petition should not be granted and letters issued as aforesaid.

And it is ordered, that this citation be served by publication thereof for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing in the Faribault Journal, a weekly newspaper, printed and published at Faribault in said county. Dated this 21st day of February, A. D. 1921.
By the Court.
Judge of Probate.

Thorstein B. Veblen
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, August 21, 1929; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The will of Thorstein B. Veblen, educator, author, economist and former member of the Stanford faculty, who died at his home near Menlo Park, August 3, was filed for probate in Redwood City yesterday. Six brothers and sisters whose ages range from 60 to 82 are mentioned in the will.

His stepdaughter, Rebecca Bradley, is left $10,000 and his household goods to Mildred Van Valkenburg Bennett. One of his brothers, Oscar Veblen of Denton, Mont., is mentioned as having all his debts to the testator cancelled with the exception of a promissory note for $2500.

The six elderly brothers and sisters are Andrew Veblen, 82, Los Angeles; Edward Veblen, 62, Los Angeles; Betsy Viken, 80, Sacred Heart, Minn.; Emily Olsen, 70, Minneapolis; Mary Hougen, 66, Nerstrand, Minn., and Hanna Hanson, 60, South Dakota. They are mentioned as recipients of gifts mentioned in an attached list. This list was not filed with the will.

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