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Buena Vista County Wills and Probate
Last Will and Testament of Frank Hemmer

I, Frank Hemmer, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

First: I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Second: I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Hemmer all my property both real and personal, to be by her used and enjoyed during her natural life, and to use and dispose of as she may deem best. Upon the death of my wife, Elizabeth Hemmer, it is my desire and will that my son, Clem Hemmer, shall be paid the sum of Two Thousand ($2000) from my estate, which sum shall be in full of his share of my estate. One half (1/2) of said sum to be paid him within six months from date of my wife's death and balance in one year from date of her death and in case said amount cannot be paid out of my estate without selling real estate, it is my desire that my other heirs make up the amount necessary to meet above payments.

Third: It is my will and desire that the balance, residue , and remainder of my estate after making all or part of the above payments be divided between my four children, Maggie Gales, Coney Reuhlen, Peter Hemmer, and Frank Hemmer, share and share alike.

Fourth: It is my further will that my wife, Elizabeth Hemmer, shall act as executrix of this my last will during her natural life, and that she be not required to give any bond for the performance of her duties as such executrix, and that she be not required to file any inventory of my estate.

Dated at Storm Lake, Iowa, this 17th day of March, 1903.

Frank Hemmer.

James M. Berg
George J. Schaller, Witnesses

We, the above named witnesses, both of Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, do hereby certify that at the request of the said Frank Hemmer, we signed this instrument as witness to the signature of the same, in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other, and that the same was signed by the testator in our presence, and declared by him to be his last Will and Testament, on this the 17th day of March, 1903.

James M. Berg
George J. Schaller

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