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Last Will and Testament of Anders Magnus Danielson

I, Anders Magnus Danielson, farmer by occupation, of sound mind and good reason, fifty three years old, living in Poland Township, Buena Vista County Iowa,make this my last Will. I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property, real and personal, as follows: that is to say, my wife Britta Maria Danielson, during her widowhood or if she does not marry again, shall be the undisputed owner of all real estate now owned and here after acquired together with all personal property of every kind and nature that I am possessed of at my death, together with all money and credits during her natural life time. On the other hand if she shall decide to marry again she shall be entitled to keep one-third of the value of all real estate and personal property and money and credits, the remaining two-thirds to be divided among our four children, Hulda, Oscar, Carl Emil and Emma Danielson, share and share alike. On the other hand if my wife does not enter into a second marriage, none of the children shall receive anything at my death, until their mother's death, when they all share alike in what is left after their mother's funeral expenses have been paid, and debts if any are paid.

I also further provide and desire that my wife shall pay all funeral expenses and doctor bills and anything that I may owe to any one, also to collect all bills due me.

I also appoint Otto Johnson of Albert City, formerly a farmer, now working in the grain elevator and also Britta Maria Danielson my wife, Executors of this my last will of real estate (and that my wife be allowed to stand without giving bond) of which I am now possessed, are as follows:

Thirty acres in the S. E. Corner of S. E. 1/4 of the S. W. 1/4 section no. Thirty six (36) in Township No. 93, Ninety-three north of range no. Thirty five (35).

Also W .1/2 of N. E. 1/4 Section No. one (1). Township number 92, Range Number thirty five (35) West of the 5th P. M. Buena Vista County Iowa.

Also W. 1/2 and N. E. 1/4 of N. W. 1/4 of Section No. Six (6) Township Number ninety two (92), Range Number 34, Pocahontas County, Iowa and other real estate that may be acquired hereafter.

In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my last will at Marathon, Iowa, October 14th, 1901.

A. M. Danielson.

The said Anders Magnus Danielson at Marathon on said day and date signed and sealed this instrument, and published and declared the same as and for his last will. And we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.

Olaf Ovren
George M. Smith
J. M. Swanson

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