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E <br />6_1 8 <br />20081 —The Augustine Co., Grand Island, Nebr. <br />WILL AND DECREE RECORD <br />In the County Court of Hall County,Nebraska <br />Certificate <br />State of Nebraska, ) <br />)ss. I,Charles Bosse_rt County Judge of Hall County,Nebraska,do hereby <br />Hall County ) certify_that I have compared the foregoing copy of FINAL DECREE <br />entered IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRANK E.CASTLE,DECEASED, <br />with the original record thereof,now remaining in said Court,that the same is a correct transcript <br />thereof, and of the whole of such original record ;that said Court is a Court of Record having a <br />seal,which seal*is hereto attached;that said Court has no Clerk authorized to sign certificates <br />in his own name,and that I am the legal custodian of said Seal and of the Records of said Court, <br />and that the foregoing attestation is in due form of law. <br />IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Court,at <br />Grand Island,this 30th day of March 1946. <br />(SEAL) Charles Bo s s ert <br />County Judge <br />Filed for record this 30 day of March,1946,at 4 o'clock P.M.4\ <br />Reg a er of Deeds' <br />-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o=o-o-o-o-o-o-o- <br />FINAL DECREE <br />IN THE MATTER OF <br />IN THE COUNTY COURT OF HALL COUNTY, NEBRASKA <br />) <br />THE ESTATE OF ) FINAL DECREE. <br />MARY GEHRT, deceased. ) <br />STATE OF NEBRASKA ) At a session of the County Court held in and for said County of Hall <br />COUNTY OF HALL )ss• and State of Nebraska, this 27th day of March, 1946, <br />Present: Charles Bossert, County Judge. <br />BE IT REMEMBERED: That on the lst day of ga,rch, 1946, Otto Guenther, Executor of the estate of <br />Mary Gehrt, deceased, filed in this Court his final account as such Executor and a petition praying <br />that said account be allowed, for a decree of heirship, an order of distribution, a final settle- <br />ment thereon and discharge. <br />For these purposes, the 27th day of March, 1946, at 10 o'clock A.R. at the County Court Room <br />in said County was assigned as the time and place for hearing said petition, examining and allow- <br />ing said account; and it was ordered that notice of the pendency of said petition be given to all <br />persons interested in said estate by publishing such notice in the Grand Island Independent, a <br />legal newspaper printed in said County, for three weeks prior to said day of hearing, and it <br />appears by proof on file that said notice was given as ordered by Court and that no objections to <br />said final-account have been made or filed. <br />Upon examination of the record and the evidence in this matter and being duly advised in the <br />premises, the Court finds as follows: <br />FIRST. <br />That Mary Gehrt departed this life on the 15th day of September, 1945, at her home in Grand <br />Island in Hall County, Nebraska, testate, and at the time of her death she was a resident of <br />Hall County, Nebraska. <br />SECOND. <br />That on the 20th day of September, 1945, Otto Guenther filed in this Court an instrument pur- <br />porting ':o be the Last Will and Testament of said Mary Gehrt, deceased, wherein said petitioner <br />was named Executor and a petition offering said Will for probate, and on the 20th day of September <br />1945, an order of this Court was made therein assigning the 17th day of October, 1945, at 10 o'clock <br />A.M. in the County Court Room in said County as the time and place for hearing said petition, prov- <br />ing said Will and admitting the same to probate and ordering that notice of the pendency of said <br />petition and hearing thereon be given to all persons interested in said matter by publishing said <br />notice in the Grand Island Independent, a legal newspaper printed in said County, for three suc- <br />cessive weeks prior to said day of hearing, and it appears by proof on file that notice of said <br />order was so given. <br />THIRD. <br />The Court further finds that on the 17th day of October, 1945, said instrument was proven <br />allowed and admitted to probate as the Last Will and Testament of Mary Gehrt, deceased, which <br />Last Will and Testament is in words as follows: - <br />LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT <br />I, Mary Gehrt, a widow, of Grand Island, Nebraska, do hereby make, publish and declare this <br />my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made, in words as follows: <br />1. <br />I hereby appoint my son Otto Guenther Executor of this Will and direct him to pay all claims <br />against my estate, expenses of my last illness and probating this Will and administering my estate <br />out of my personal property: I have some life insurance which is payable to my daughter Mrs. Carolina <br />Louise Smith, and it is my Will that she use the proceeds of the same in payment of my burial and <br />if that be not sufficient, then my Executor is to pay the balance thereof from my personal property. <br />2. <br />All of my household goods, clothes, linens and all other personal effects, I give to my daughter <br />Carolina Smith; but I provide that out of the same, she permit my daughter -in -law Carolyn Guenther <br />to select a remembrance for herself, and that my said daughter give to each of my granddaughters <br />therefrom, a rememberance of me. <br />3. <br />I hereby bequeath unto the adopted son of my deceased son George Guenther, whose name is Jack <br />Screeve Guenther, the sum of Five Dollars, ($5-00) and no more, which sum is to be paid him out <br />of my personal property. 4. <br />All tools, including carpenter and garden tools, I hereby bequeath unto my son Otto- Guenther. <br />5• <br />All the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate, after payment of all of the foregoing, <br />I bequeath as follows: A one- fourth part to Geraldine'Gehrt of Denver, Colorado, who is the only <br />daughter of my deceased son Joan Gehrt; an undivided one - fourth part to my son Otto Guenther; an <br />undivided one- fourth part to my daughter Earolina._Srith and an undivided one - eighth part to my <br />granddaughter Evelyn Fregeu and an undivided one - eighth part to my grandson Robert Rex Cummings, <br />both of Denver, Colorado, they being the two children of my deceased daughter Doris Cummings. <br />M real estate being • <br />My , g part of Lot Thirteen (13) of County Sub- division of the South Half of <br />the Southeast Quarter (SHSW of Section Sixteen (16) in Township Eleven (11) North,Range Nine (9) <br />1 <br />1 <br />fl <br />1 <br />