<br />WILL AND DECREE e\
<br />LAST WILL AND TESTAM&JT OF NIELS 1VIELSEN
<br />I Niels Nielsen of Grand Bland Ha
<br />I 11 County, Nebraska, being of sound mind and disposing
<br />memory, do make and publish this, my last will and testament, in the manner and form following:
<br />I direct that my just debts, if any, and the expenses attending my burial, 'be first paid out
<br />of my personal estate.
<br />I give, devise, and bequeath all of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real
<br />and personal, of which I shall die the owner, to my beloved wife, Minna Nielsen, in the event she
<br />survives me, for and during the period of her natural life, she to have the rents, profits, and
<br />income therefrom, as may be necessary for her care and comfort.
<br />I give to my son, Walter N.Nielsen, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to be paid as
<br />soon after my death as may be convenient to my wife, Minna Nielsen.
<br />All of the rest, residue, and remainder of.my property, real and personal, subject to the life
<br />estate provided for in the second paragraph hereof, 1 give, devise, and bequeath to my children,
<br />Clara Zieg, Walter N.Nielsen, and Elmer E.Nielsen, in equal shares. The children of any deceased
<br />shall take by right of representation, and in the event of the death of said Walter N.Nielsen.
<br />prior to the death of my said wife, then his share shall go to his heirs at law, and in the event
<br />of the death of Elmer E.Nielsen, prior to the death of my said wife, he leaving no child, his
<br />share shall go to my surviving children, Walter N.Nielsen and Clara Zieg, in equal shares.
<br />I further provide that any opligation owing me at the time of my death by any of my aforesaid
<br />children shall be collected in accordance with whatever agreements might be in existence, and
<br />shall become a part of my estate for distribution as hereinbefore provided.
<br />I hereby revoke any and all former wills by me made.
<br />I name, nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Minna Nielsen, and my son, Elmer E.Nielsen,
<br />as executors of this, my last will and testament, and provide that they shall not be required
<br />to furnish sureties upon their bonds as such.
<br />IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 4th day of December, 1935•
<br />Niels Nielsen
<br />Bernice E.Matthews
<br />We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, do hereby certify that Niels Nielsen, the testator,
<br />subscribed his name to the above and foregoing instrument in our presence and in the presence of
<br />each of us, and., at the same time and in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be his
<br />last will and testament, and we, at his request, and ifi his presence, and, in the presence of
<br />each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses.
<br />Bernice E. Matthews
<br />Of Grand Island,Nebraska.
<br />Wm. Suhr
<br />Of Grand Island, Nebraska
<br />STATE OF NEBRASKA )ss. CERTIFICATE OF PROBATE OF WILL.
<br />HALL COUNTY )
<br />At a Session of the County Court held in the County Court Room in Grand Island, in said County,
<br />on the 2nd day of October, A.D., 1941.
<br />Present Paul N.Kirk, County Judge.
<br />In the Matter of the Estate of
<br />Niels Nielsen, Deceased.
<br />I, Paul N.Kirk, Judge of the County Court in and for said County, do hereby certify that on the
<br />6th da -y of September, 1941, the instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Niels
<br />Nielsen deceased, was filed for probate in this Court. That on the 2nd day of October 1941, said
<br />instrument to which this certificate is attached was duly proved, probated and allowed as the
<br />last will and testament of the real and personal estate of said Niels Nielsen deceased, and the
<br />same was ordered to be recorded in the records of the Court aforesaid.
<br />IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Court, this
<br />2nd day of October, 1941. (SEAL) Paul N.Kirk
<br />County Judge
<br />In the Matter of the Estate
<br />Niels Nielsen, deceased.
<br />IN THE COUNTY COURT OF HALL COUNTY,NEBRASKA
<br />DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION.
<br />Now on this 5th day of March, 1942, this cause came on for hearing before the Court upon the
<br />final account of Elmer E.Nielsen, Executor, and Clara A.Zieg, Administratrix with the will
<br />annexed, of the estate of the said Niels Nielsen, deceased, and their petition for distribution.
<br />Thereupon evidence was duly instroduced and the Court finds from the evidence and from a careful
<br />examination of said final account that due and legal notice of the time and place of the hearing
<br />upon said final account and petition for distribution has been given to all persons interested in
<br />said estate, by publication as required by law and the order of this Court.
<br />The Court further finds that the final account of the said Executor and Administratrix is true
<br />and correct and should be approved and confirmed by the Court. That all proceedings have been
<br />had in the said estate for the determination and allowance of claims, that a time and place has
<br />heretofore been duly fixed for the filing of claims against said estate and due notice thereof
<br />given to creditors and other persons interested in said estate, by publication, as required by
<br />law and the order of this court; that the time so fixed has elapsed, that all claims filed and
<br />allowed have been paid- .n'full, that the funeral expenses, expenses of administration, and all
<br />other claims, debts and charges against said estate have been fully paid; that said Executor and
<br />Administratrix have duly waived any and all claims to fees as such representatives; that the