The last Will and
I, Fredrig Kolkmeier, at this time a resident of Shelby County Indiana and
being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this to be my last Will
and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
Item 1. It is my will and I hereby direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my Executor out of the first money that may come into his hands from my estate. And I further Will and devise that I be buried by the side of my beloved wife and in like manner, furnishings as she was buried.
Item 2. I will and devise to my beloved son Edward Kolkmeier the following described real Estate of Which I am the owner, situated in Shelby Co. Indiana, to wit: Ten (10) acres off of the entire West Side of a tract of forty three (43) acres off the North end of the West half of the South East Quarter of Section Nineteen (19) in Township Twelve (12) in range Eight East, except ten (10) acres off of the entire West side and Except also twenty three (23) acres off of the East side thereof, being ten (10) acres hereby devised by this item.
Item 3. I will and devise to my beloved son Fredrig K. Kolkmeier, the following describe real estate situated in Shelby County, Indiana to wit: all of the tract of forty three (43) acres off the North End of the West half of the South East Quarter of Section Nineteen (19) in Township Twelve (12) in Range Eight East, except ten (10) acres off of the entire West side and Except also Twenty three (23) acres off of the entire East side thereof, being ten (10) acres hereby devised by this item.
Item 4. I will and devise to my beloved daughter Mary Bailey all of the tract of (43) forty three acres off the North End of the West half of the South East Quarter of Section Nineteen (19) in Township Twelve (12) in Range Eight (8) East in Shelby County Indiana, except twenty (20) acres off of the entire West side and except also fifteen (15) acres off of the Entire East side thereof being Eight (8) acres hereby devise by this item, for and during the Natural life of her the said Mary Bailey, and at her death the said Eight (8) acres to go to her child or children surviving her, but if my said daughter at her death shall not leave any such child or children surviving her, then the said tract of Eight (8) actes so devised by this item shall of in fee simple to my grand children the living equal share and share alike.
Item 5 - If any of my estate remains undisposed of, after the payment of the debts and charges named in Item 1 above and the execution of the provision of Items 2-3 and 4 above, I will, devise and bequeath the same absolutely to my four children Edward, Fredrig, Caroline Kappes equally share and share alike.
I have made no devise herein of any real estate to my beloved daughter, Caroline Kappes for the reason that I have already and hereto fore made such provision for her by deed conveying to her fifteen (15) acres of the tract of Forty-three (43) acres of land herein above described in this Will on which is located my residence and buildings.
Item 6. I nominate and appoint my son Fredrig Kolkmeier as the Executor of this my last Will and Testament and herby direct that he shall serve in such compactly without being required to give any bond by any Court in the settlement of my Estate and the Execution of his duties under this Will as such Executor.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto sit my hand and real this 25th day of March 1911.
Signed Fredrig Kolkmeier
Albert F. Wray
Thomas H. Campbell
Recorded Book 6
June 26, 1913
Transcribed by Wanda
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