WILL AND DECREE RECORD
<br />20081 —The Augustine Co., Grand island, Nebr.
<br />IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 29 day of February, 1932.
<br />Juergen Koch
<br />We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, do hereby certify that Juergen Koch, the testator,
<br />subscribed his name to the above instrument in our presence and in the presence of each of us,
<br />and, at the same time, and in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be his last will and
<br />testament, and we, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence, of each other, did sign
<br />our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
<br />Leslie S. Belford
<br />Of Urand Bland, Nebraska
<br />Vernon Rice
<br />Of Grand s an , Nebraska.
<br />V. E. Warren
<br />Of Grana Island, a raska
<br />HALL COUNTY, NEBRASKA F I L E D DEC 1 1945 CHARLES BQSSERT COUNTY JUDGE.
<br />CERTIFICATE OF PROBATE OF WILL
<br />STATE OF NEBRASKA )
<br />HALL COUNTY )ss' At a Session of the County Court held in the County Court Room in
<br />Grand Island, in said County, on the 3rd day of January, A.D., 1946.
<br />(resent Charles Bossert-
<br />County Judge
<br />In the Matter of the Estate of
<br />Juergen Koch, Deceased.
<br />I, Charles Bossert, Judge of the County Court, in and for said County, do hereby certify that
<br />on the lst day of December, 1945, the instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of
<br />Juergen Koch, deceased, was filed for probate in this Court. That on the 3rd day of January,1946,
<br />said 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 Juergen Koch, 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 />3rd day of January, 1946.
<br />(SEAL) Charles Bossert
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<br />HALL COUNTY, NEBRASKA F I L E D JAN 3 1946 County; Judge
<br />CHARLES BOSSERT, COUNTY JUDGE
<br />IN THE COUNTY COURT OF HALL COUNTY, NEBRASKA
<br />IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ) FINAL DECREE.
<br />JUERGEN KOCH, DECEASED )
<br />Now on this 6th day of June, 1946, this caude came on for hearing upon the final report of
<br />Edward Huwaldt, executor of the estate of Juergen Koch, deceased, and upon the petition of said
<br />executor for the allowance and approval of the report, settlement of the estate and discharge herein,
<br />and the Court having examined the records and files herein and being fully advised in the premises,
<br />finds that due and legal notice has been given to all persons of the time and place fixed by the
<br />Court for the hearing thereon, and further finds that said report is true and correct in all things
<br />and that the same ought to be approved and allowed as-and for the final report of the executor,the
<br />estate settled and closed and the executor discharged.
<br />The Court further finds that the said Juergen Koch departed this life on the 18th day of November,
<br />1945, and that at the time of his death he was a resident and inhabitant of Hall County Nebraska;
<br />that he left surviving him as his hears -at -law and only heirs -at -law, his wife, Minnie koch, one
<br />son, Hans H.Koch, and three daughters, Lizzie Koch Windolph Scarborough, Minnie Koch Goetsche, and
<br />Elsie Koch Boldt; that he left a Last Will and Testament, which were, by the consideration of this
<br />Court, duly proven, allowed, admitted to probate the 3rd day of January, 1946, and letters testa-
<br />mentary were duly issued by this Court to Edward Huwaldt as executor of the estate of Juergen Koch,
<br />The Court further finds that due and legal notice has been given to all persons of the time and
<br />place fixed by the Court for filing claims against the estate of said deceased, and that the time
<br />so fixed has ru11y expired and that all persons having claims against the estate and not filed
<br />within the time limit by the Court are forever barred'and excluded from setting up or asserting
<br />any such claims against said estate.
<br />The Court further finds that the executor has paid all debts against said estate and that the
<br />funeral expenses and the cost of these proceedings have been paid, and that he has made due dis-
<br />tribution of the remaining personal property in said estate to the legateesunder the Will of the
<br />deceased and nothing further remains in the hands of the executor belonging to said estate.
<br />The Court further finds that the estate is not subject to an inheritance tax under the laws
<br />of the State of Nebraska, or to a federal estate tax under the laws of the United States.
<br />The`Court further finds that the-said Juergen Koch was ossessed of real estate at the time
<br />of'his death, described as Lot Ten (10), Block Forty -Four M), Wheeler's Addition to the City
<br />of Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, which, under the terms and provisions of his Will, passes
<br />and descended to Minnie Koch for and during her mtural life or so long as she remains the widow
<br />of the testator, with the further provision that in the event she remarries or upon her death, said
<br />real estate passed and descended to Lizzie Koch Windolph Scarborough, Minnie Koch Goetsche, and
<br />Elsie Koch Boldt, share and share alike.
<br />The Court further finds that the said Juergen koch was possessed at the time of the execution
<br />of said Will, of real estate described as the Southwest Quarter (5W4) of Section Fourteen (14),
<br />Township Twelve (12), Range Ten (10), and the North Half of the southeast Quarter (N *SE*) and
<br />fourteen (14) acres of the Northeast Quarter (NEj) of Section Twenty -Three (23), in Township
<br />Twelve (12), Range Ten (10),consisting of 254 acres in Hall County, Nebraska; that under the
<br />provisions of his Will, he devised said real estate to his son, Hans H.Koch, subject, however,
<br />to the payment of the sum of $500.00 per year within one year after death of the said Juergen
<br />Koch and each year thereafter to Minnie Kochtduring her natural life-or so long as she remains
<br />the widow of Juergen Koch, with the further provision that in the event she should remarry, then
<br />the payments to discontinue; said real estate was also made s,zbject to certain cash bequests
<br />given to daughters and grandchildren of the said Juergen Koch, which have been paid; that on the
<br />same day of the execution of said Will, the said Juergen Koch and Minnie Koch, his wife; also
<br />executed and delivered a deed conveying said real estate to the said Hans H.Koch, and he was the
<br />holder of said deed at the time of the death of Juergen Koch; that in the event said deed was