Last Will and Testament
I, John Gahimer SR. at this time a resident of Shelby County,
being of sound mind, publish and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare
this to me my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all former
wills by me heretofore made.
Item 1. It is my will and hereby direct my Executor hereinafter named as soon after my death as is practical, to pay and discharge all of my legal debts, as well as the expense of my last sickness and funeral.
Item 2. I will, give and devise to my daughter Kati Thoman the West half of the South East Quarter of Section Seven in township Twelve (12) North in Range Eight (8) East in Shelby County Indiana she to have and hold said real Estate for and during the term of her natural live only and at her death the same shall go in fee simple to her children share and share alike. But in the event said Kate Thoman should die leaving no child or children or their decedents, then said real estate shall go to the children of said testator or their heirs. A lien is hereby created on and against said real estate to insure the payment to John Gahimer Jr., Jacob Gahimer in equal shares of the sum of $983.34 by said Kate Thoman together with interest on said sum from this date at six per cent. If Said Kate Thoman shall fail or refuse to pay or cause to be paid said sum and interest to said above name parties, then said John Gahimer Jr. and Jacob Gahimer shall retain possession of said premises until the rents and profits of said real estate, shall go to said Kate Thoman as above provided, Said sum so to be paid said John and Jacob Gahimer because the land is devised to said Kate above named is worth said sum in excess of the value of certain real estate owned to said John and Jacob Gahimer.
Item Three. All the rest and reminder of my real estate wherever situate, and all of my personal property, I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Barbara Gahimer, she to have and hold the same and have the rents and profits and income thereof, for and during the term of her natural life only. And after her death, it is my will and I herby direct my Executor, under the proper order of the Court to see all of said remaining real estate is owned by me at the time of my death and after paying all costs incident to each sale, and all obligations owing to my said wife together with the costs and expenses of her last sickness and funeral, divide the proceeds of the sale of such real estate together with all other money left, by my said wife into six equal parts, paid to each of my six children. But, if either of said children be not living at the time of my death or the death of my said wife, and have no child or children living at said time, then such one-sixth of said sum shall be paid to my surviving children.
Item Four. I hereby nominate constitute and appoint Will A. Yarling the Executor of this my last will and testament. And in witness of this my last will and Testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st Day of August 1912.
Signed John Gahimer Sr. ( seal )Witnesses: