Last  Will  and  Testament
of
Frank  Kirschbaum
deceased


I,  Frank Kirschbaum,  a resident of Shelby County in the State of Indiana, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills by me heretofore made.

Item 1.  It is my will and I do hereby order and direct that as soon as possible after my decease all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate by my Executrix herein after named.

Item 2.  After the payment of all of my just debts and funeral expenses as provided for in item one above, I give, devise and bequeath all of the residue of my estate, both real and personal, that shall remain, to my beloved wife,  Loueasa Kirschbaum,  to have and to hold the same as her individual property forever in fee simple.

Item 3.  I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Loueasa Kirschbaum, as the Executrix of this my last will and testament.


In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of April 1915.

Frank Kirschbaum   ( SEAL )



Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the above named Frank Kirschbaum as his last will and testament in our presence, and signed by us, as attesting witnesses thereto, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other.
April 7th 1915.          Charles W. Culbertson          Everet E. Stroup.




State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
          Be it remembered, that on the 242 day of January, A.D., 1917 the 15th judicialday of the January Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into open Court Loueasa Kirschbaum and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will and Tesament of Frank Kirschbaum, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said Will introduces Everet E. Stroup one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the clerk of said court, on oath, declare and testify as follows, that is to say: That on the 7th day of April 1915 he saw the said Frank Kirschbaum sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last Will andTestament; and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Frank Kirschbaum declare the said instrument in writing to be his last will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Frank Kirschbaum and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Everet K. Strop and Charles W. Culbertson in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Frank Kirschbaum was, at the time of this signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing, as aforesaid, of full age (that is more than twenty one years of age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes, and further deponent says not.

Everet E. Stroup



Sworn to and subscribed by the said Everet E. Stroup before me Cecil B. Collins Clerk of said court, at Shelbyville Indiana, the 242 day of January 1917.

Cecil B. Collins Clerk.



          Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Frank Kirschbaum deceased, is the last Will and Testament of Frank Kirschbaum deceased, and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this court.

Cecil B. Collins Clerk.




State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
          I, Cecil B. Collins Clerk of the circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed will and Testament of Frank Kirschbaum has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimoney of Everet E. Stroup one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said Everet E. Stroup in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at Pages 194 and 195 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 24th day of January 1917.

( SEAL )     Cecil B. Collins Clerk, Circuit Court Shelby County.



ELECTION  OF  WIDOW.


          The undersigned widow of Frank Kirschbaum, deceased, late of Shelby County, in the State of Indiana, who died testate and whose last will and testament had been duly admitted to probate and records in the Shelby Circuit Court of said County and State, hereby makes election to take and accept the provisions made by said will in her favor in lien of her statutory right, as such widow, in and to the estate, both real and personal, of which her said husband died seized, under the laws of the State of Indiana; and which statutory right in consideration of the provisions of said will by her accepted as abovesaid, is hereby relinquished and released.

Loueasa Kirschbaum




State of Indiana,
Shelby County, SS:

          Before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for said County and State on this 8th day of February 1917, personally appeared the above named Loueasa Kirschbaum and acknowledged the execution of the above and foregoin acceptance under the will of her deceased husband, Frank Kirschbaum, to be her voluntary act and deed, for the purposes herein mentioned.

          In Witness wherefo I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of February 1917

( SEAL )     Comm. Exp. Feb, 1, 1921. Everett E. Stroup, Notary Public.

Transcribed by Jeanette Crane

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