Elsa C. German
I Elsa C. German, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make this my last will and testament revoking any and all other wills by me heretofore made.
Item 1st. It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal property.
Item 2. I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my children, viz. Sarah J.
Holden, Rebecca J. Hensley, Robert M German, David A. German, Elizabeth J. Beynon, Joseph T. German and William German, the following personal property: viz.; To Sarah J. Holden, I give one enlarged picture of herself, one glass dish, one enlarged picture of her son, Allie, also one third part in value of my clothing, and one Bowlster.
3. To Rebecca J. Hensley, I give one full feather bed and two pillows, her Grandfathers and Grandmothers portraits or pictures, and one old Bureau, also one third of my clothing.
Item 4. I give to Robert M. German, one full feather bed and two pillows, My Picture, his fathers picture also the picture of the "Boggstown Cornet Band."
Item 5. I give to David A. German his portrait and one stand Table, and cash to the amount in value of the feather beds given the other children.
Item 6. I give to Elizabeth J. Beynon, one full feather bed and one third of my clothing and two pillows, also her portrait.
Item 7. I give to Joseph T. German, his portrait, one Bowlster.
Item 8. I give to William German, his portrait, one half of his fathers clothing, one Bowlster (the remaining half of his fathers clothing to go to
Joseph T. German).
Item 9. The residue of my personal property to be given to my several children herein named each to share and share alike.
Item 10. In the event of the death of any of my children prior to my demise, their interest in my estate shall descend to the other remaining children named herein as beneficiaries to my estate.
Item 11. It is my will, that all of the real estate of which I may die
seized, is to be sold and the proceeds given to my children heretofore
mentioned and each to share and share alike.
In witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this 7th day of February, 1912.
Elsa C. X German
T. B. Carey, E. C. Trisler
Thomas B. CareySworn to and subscribed by the said Thomas B. Carey before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana, the 29th day of March 1915.
Cecil B. Collins, ClerkWhereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Elsa C. German, deceased, is the last Will and Testament of Elsa C. German deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk
State of Indiana, Shelby County
I,, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, do
hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Elsa C. German has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the Testamony of Thomas B. Carey one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Thomas B. Carey in proof thereof, has been duly made and recorded in Book 6 at Pages 554, 555, 556, 557, of the record of Wills of said County.
In Attestation Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana, this 27th day of March 1915.
Cecil B. Collins, Clerk, Circuit Court, Shelby County. ( Seal )
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