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Buena Vista County Wills and Probate
Last Will and Testament of Christian Gulbransen

I, Christian Gulbransen, of Alta in the County of Buena Vista and the State of Iowa, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, free to act and of lawful age, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

First: After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sophia Gulbransen, all my property of every nature and description and wheresoever found, both that is now in being and that I may subsequently acquire, and of which I may die seized of, to have and to hold unto her the said Sophia Gulbransen as long as she may live.

Second: After the death of my wife, the said Sophia Gulbransen, and the payment of her just debts and funeral expenses, I desire that all of the property then remaining, whether real or personal, shall be divided between my six children, Hilda G. Bell, Gyda G. Johnson, Ella G. Coombs, Emma Juliane Gulbransen, Marie G. Coombs and Carl G. Gulbransen, share and share alike. If any of these said children shall have died leaving issue, his or her share shall go to such issue; but if any one shall have died without issue, his or her share shall be divided equally along those who survive.

Third: I hereby nominate and appoint my son Carl G. Gulbransen and George H. Bell as executors of this my last will and testament.

Given as my last will and testament at Alta, in Buena Vista County, State of Iowa, this 27th day of September, A. D. 1906.

Christian Gulbransen.

The above and foregoing instrument, consisting of one sheet, was on the date thereof, signed by Christian Gulbransen the testator in our presence, and declared to be his last will and testament, and we at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, hereby subscribe the same as attesting witnesses thereto. Dated this 27th day of September, 1903.

Alfred Gulbransen
A. R. Browne

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