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Buena Vista County Wills and Probate
Last Will and Testament of Tollef Knudson Stake


I, Tollef Knudson Stake, of Barnes Township, County of Buena Vista, State of Iowa, being of sound and disposing mind, do hereby make, declare and publish this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills at any time heretofore made by me.

First--I hereby will, devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Kriste O. Mickelson, five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Second--I hereby will, devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Bergite N. Mickelson, five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Third--I hereby will, devise and bequeath to my son, Charles Knudson, five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Fourth--I hereby will, devise and bequeath to my son, Ingval T. Knudson, five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Fifth--I will and bequeath to my two daughters, Kriste O. Mickelson and Bergite N. Mickelson, all other sums of money and all other personal property belonging to me at the time of my death, which may remain after paying the heirs above names the amounts given to them, it being understood that said heirs are to take care of and keep my grave and the grave of their mother in good shape and to enclose the same with a good and substantial fence.

Sixth--To my daughter Lena Bertness I give nothing more than what she has already had, she having received what I deem her entitled to.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 5th day of June, A.D. 1907.

Tollef Knudson Stake

Witnesses:
Sara E. Reese
H. L. Pierce





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