Last  Will  and  Testament
Minnie  DePrez

I  Minnie DePrez  of the City of Shelbyville, in Shelby county, Indiana, do make, declare and publish the following as my last will and Testament.

Item 1:  I will and direct that all of my just debts, funeral expenses and the expenses of administration, of my estate be first paid, and that a suitable monument be erected over my grave.

Item 2:  I will and bequeth to my daughter,  Maggie DePrez  all of the household goods and furniture including pictures, ornaments, bric a brac and kitchen utensils which shall be contained in and used in connection with my residence at the time of my death.

Item 3:  I will and bequeath to my daughter Maggie DePrez, the sum of two thousand dollars to be paid to her out of my personal estate if sufficient:  if my personal estate is not sufficient to pay said amount after items one and two of this will are complied with, then I will and direct that sufficient of my real estate be sold to pay the same.

Item 4:  I will devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate both real and personal to my daughter maggie and my grand son  Ralph DePrez  son of my deceased son  Charles DePrez  in equal proportions and share and share alike.

Item 5:  I nominate and appoint my daughter Maggie DePrez as Executrix of this my last will.

Item 6:  I hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of April 1908.

Minnie DePrez {seal}

Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Minnie DePrez as her last will, in our presence and signed by us at her request, as attesting witnesses thereto, on her presence, and in the resence of each other this 13th day of April 1908.

John W. Vanarsdall
H. C. Morrison.

State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:

Be it remembered that on the 14th day of January, A.D., 1920 the 9th judicial day of the January Term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year, come into oopen Court Maggie henrich and produces in Court an instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Minnie DePrez, deceased, and now moves the admittance thereof to proof of said Will introduces harry C. Morrison, 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 13th day of April 1908 he saw the said Minnie DePrez sign her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last will and Testament: and that this deponent, at the same time, heard the said Minnie DePrez declare the said instrument in writing to be her last will and testament, and the said instrument in writing was, at the same time, at the request of the said Minnie DePrez, be one with her consent attested and subscribed by the said Haryy C. Morrison and J. W. Vanarsdall in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witness thereto, and that the said Minnie DePrez 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 believe, and further deponent says not.

H. C. Morrison

Sworn to and subscribed by the said Harry C. Morrison before me Gordon Thurston Clerk of said Counrt, at Shelbyville, Indiana the 14th day of January 1920

Gordon Thurston, Clerk

Whereupon it is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument in writing purporting to be the last Will of Minnie DePrez has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testimony of H.C. Morrison, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and of the testimony of the said H.C. Morrison in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 7 at pages 458 and 459 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 14th day of January 1920.

Gordon Thurston, Clerk
Circuit Court Shelby County.

Transcribed by Jann Rapp DeMeire
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