The last Will and Testament
of
Fred  Coers


I,  Fred W. Coers,  of Shelby County, Indiana do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills by me heretofore made.

Item I:   I hereby appoint my son, Frank Coers, as executor of this my last will, and direct that he shall have a reasonable compensation for his services as such executor.

Item II:   I hereby order and direct said executor to convert all my personal property into cash and to sell all my real estate as soon as possible after my death, and after the payment of all my just debts, including the expense of my funeral and the costs of administration of my said estate out of the proceeds from said sale of my real and personal property, I direct my said executor to divide the residue of cash in his hands equally among my children, namely:  George H. Coers,  Rose Redenbough,  Ella Bailey,  and  Frank Coers.

Item III:   Whereas, my son, George H. Coers, is now indebted to me in the sum of $295.00 evidenced by his promissory note, payable to my order, dated October 19, 1917, I hereby direct that if said note has not been paid to me by my said son prior to my death that the total amount due in said note then be inventoried by my said executer as an asset of my estate and shall on final settlement of my estate be deducted from the distributive share to be paid to my said son under item ii of this will: and whereas, I am surety on other notes given by my said son, George H. Coers, I hereby order that amy sums paid by me in the future by reason of said notes shall be inventoried by my said executor and deducted from the distributive share to be paid my said son as aforesaid.

Item IV:   Whereas, I have heretofore paid a surety debt in the sum of $140.00 on behalf and for the benefit of the estate of  Joseph Redenbough, I hereby direct that my said executor shall inventory said sum as an asset due my estate, and on final settlement of my estate deduct from the distributive share to be paid to my daughter, Rose Redenbough, under Item II of this will said sum of $140.00.  The said Joseph Redenbough having been the husband of my said daughter.

In testimony whereof, I Fred W. Coers have hereunto set my hand this 22nd of october, 1917.

Fred W. Coers


Signed by testator, Fred W. Coers, as his last will in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, this 22nd day of October, 1917.

A.B. Marshall
O.L. Williams



State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:

Be it remembered that on the 29th day of January, A.D., 1920 the 28th judicial day of the January Term of the Shelby Circuit Count in said year, came into open court O.L. Williams and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Fred W. Coers, deceased, and now moves the admintance thereof to probate and record, and in proof of said will introduces O.L. Williams one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, on oath declares and testifies as follows, that is to say, that on the 22nd day of October, 1917 he saw Fred W. Coeers sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and Testiment: and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Fred W. Coers declare that said instrument in writing to be his last will and Testament, and that said instrument in writing was, at the same time at the request of the said Fred W. Coers and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said O.L. Williams and A.B. Marshall in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witness thereto, and that the said Fred W. Coers was, at the time of the 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.

O.L. Williams


Sworn to and subscribed by the said O.L. Williams before me Gordon Thurston Clerk of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana the 29th day of january 1920.

Gordon Thurston   Clerk

Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court tht said instrument in writing purporting to be the last will of  Fred W. Coers deceased, is the last will and Testament of  Fred W. Coers deceased and is hereby admitted to probate and record in this Court.

Gordon Thurston, Clerk


Stat of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:

I, Gordon Thurston Clerk of the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed will and Testament of Fred W. Coers has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of O.L. Williams of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said will, and of the testimony of the said O.L. Wiliams in thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at pages 462 and 463 of the record of wills of said County.

In attestation whereof, I have herunto subscribed myname, and affixed the seal of said Court, at Shelbyville, Indiana, this 29th day of January 1920

Gordon Thurston Clerk Circuit Court Shelby County { seal }             

Transcribed by Jann Rapp DeMeire

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