Last Will and Testament
Item One: It is my will and I hereby direct that my executors hereinafter named shall as soon after my death as is practical pay all of my? and lawful debts including expenses of my last sickness and funeral.
Item Two: It is my will and I hereby direct my executers hereinafter to pay the priest in charge of the St. Vincent Catholic Church situated in Liberty Township, Shelby County, Indiana for the purpose of having masses and for the repose of the souls of my deceased wife and myself, the sum of two hundred dollars.
Item Three: I devise and bequeath to my son Joseph J. Rosenfield the following described real estate situated in Liberty Township, Shelby County, Indiana being the lands purchased by me from Sammuel Harris and others and more particularly described as the North West Quarter of the North East Quarter of section 13 and also the East half of the South West Quarter of the South East quarter of Section 12 all in Township 12 North in Range 7 East and counting in both described tracts sixty acres more or less subject to the payments by said [?] J. Rosenfield of the sum of one thousand dollars as herein after provided.
Item Four: I give devise and bequeath to my son Bernard H. Rosenfield my home farm consisting of one hundred acres more or less the same being all the real estate now owned by me in Section 13 and 14 in Township 12 North and in Range 7 East except the forty acres devised to my said son Bernard being the same lands purchased by me from John Laindworl (not sure of this name) and John H. Parkinson and more particularly described as the East half of the East half of the North West Quarter of Section 13; also thirty acres more or less off of the South end(?) of the West half of the North West Quarter of section 14, all of said lands being in Township 12 North and in Range 7 East and contains in the several tracts herein devised to my said son Bernard one hundred acres more or less subject to the payment by said Bernard H. Rosenfield of the sum of three thousand dollars as herein after provided.
Item Five: I give and bequeath to my daughter Caroline Ruhnebohm all of my household furniture kitchen furniture carpets, beds and bedding.
Item Six: It is my will and I hereby direct my executors hereinafter named as soon after my death as can reasonably be done to convert into cash money all stocks bonds, notes, accounts and every other personal property owned by me at the time of my death except that bequeathed in item five above and blacksmith tools and farming implements and it is my will and I hereby direct that in consideration of the devise and bequeath made to my son Joseph J. Rosenfield in item 3 above that said Joseph J. Rosenfield shall within one year from death pay to my executors the sum of one thousand dollars to be dispersed of and paid out as hereinafter provided and I hereby charge the ????? in this my will devise to my said son Joseph J. Rosenfield and hereby create a lien thereby to enforce the payment of said One Thousand Dollars as aforesaid. And it is further my will and I hereby direct in consideration of the devise and bequest made to my son Bernard H. Rosenfield shall within one year from my death pay to my executors the sum of three thousand dollars, to be disposed of and paid out as hereinafter directed and I hereby charge the lands in said item four devised to said Bernard H. Rosenfield and hereby create a lien thereon to enforce the payment of said Three Thousand dollars a aforesaid and the fund so divided by converting into cash all of my personal property including stocks, bonds, notes, accounts and any other personal property owned by me at my death not disposed of in item five above and my blacksmith tools and implements together with the one thousand dollars and three thousand dollars charges against said Joseph and Bernard Rosenfield, shall be paid out and distributed as follows: First my executor shall pay to my daughter Caroline Ruhnebohm the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars, to my Daughter Anna Wisker, three thousand five hundred dollars, to my son Philip L. Rosenfield fifteen hundred dollars, to my son William J. Rosenfield, fifteen hundred dollars. Second: out of said fund my executors shall pay all costs and expenses incurred to the settlement of my estate and third the balance remaining shall then be divided into four equal parts and one fourth to my daughter Caroline Ruhnebohm one fourth to my daughter Anna Wisker, one fourth to my son Philip L. Rosenfield and the remaining one fourth to my son William J. Rosenfield, one reason for this discrimination in this my last will against my sons Philip L. and William J. Rosenfield is that I have heretofore advanced to each of said last named sons large sums of money and for the further reason that said last named sons have not been dutiful to me as my other children have been nor have they shown a disposition to save or accumulate any money.
Item Seven: It is my desire that all of my blacksmith tools and implements and what farming implements I have remain on my home farm and be not sold and that my children and their families may have the use of them.
Item Eight: I here by nominate and appoint my two sons Joseph and Bernard to be the executors 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 5th day of June 1909, at the City of Shelbyville, Indiana. William Rosenfield in our presence and hearing this 5th day of June 1909,
The above and foregoing instrument and declared the same to be his last will and testament we the undersigned in his presence and hearing and in the presence of each other and at his request have the hereunto subscribed our names is witnessed to and of said last will and testament, this 5th day of June 1909.
Will A. Yarling
Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of April A. D. 1911, the 19th Judicial Day of the March term of the Shelby Circuit Court in said year offered into open court Barnard Rosenfield and producing in court an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William Rosenfield deceased and now moves the admittance thereof to probate and record and in proof of said will introduces Will A. Yarling above of the subscribing witness 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 5th day of June 1909 he saw the said William Rosenfield sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that this deponent, at the same time heard the said William Rosenfield 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 William Rosenfield and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said Will A. Yarling and Frank Ewing in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said William Rosenfield was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing the aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty one years of age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under corrosion or restraint as the said deponent verily believes and further deponent says not.
Recorded in Book 6, pages 1-7 of the Record of Wills
of said county.
Transcribed by Lora
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