NO. 9 HALL COUNTY
<br />Issue of any deceased children, and that said. widow and children are the sole and only heirs of
<br />his estate; that complete legal and valid proceedings were had in this matter and court for the
<br />administration of the estate of Richard Spoercke, deceased, except that no decree was entered on
<br />the petition of the said Johanna Spoercke, filed herein on January 17, 1906 for a decree of heir-
<br />ship and hearing on which petition was set for February 15, 1906 at 9 A.M. and notice published as
<br />required by law, a.nd no order was entered on the report of the executor filed on March 7, 1.906,
<br />hearing on which was fixed for March 17, 1906 at 9 A.M. as provided by law; that on January 19, 1935,
<br />approximately 29 years thereafter, a purported final decree was entered and filed herein, and that
<br />no notice of hearing on that date was given, as provided by law and because of said facts the
<br />record title to the real estate of which the decedent died seized and possessed, is incomplete,
<br />irregular and defective; that legal administration of the estate was had in this court, except in
<br />the respects above alleged; that the said Richard Spoercke died seized and possessed of an undivided
<br />one -half interest in Lot 8, in Block 14, of the original town, now City of Grand Island, Hall County,
<br />Nebraska; that said real estate descended by law to the said children equally, share and share alike,
<br />subject to the dower and homestead rights of said widow; that the petitioner, Hazel Jones, is the
<br />owner of the East Half of said Lot 8; and as such owner is entitled to have a determination as to the
<br />heirs, their degree of kinship to the decedent and as to the descent of the real estate at the time
<br />of the death of the decedent; that each and all of the allegations of the petition filed herein are
<br />true; that no one has appeared to oppose or contest said petition, and the prayer thereof should by
<br />granted, and that this court has jurisdiction to hear and determine said matter.
<br />IT IS THEREFORE CONSIDERED, ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED BY THE COURT that each and all of the
<br />matters hereinbefore stated in the findings be and trey are hereby decreed to be true; that the
<br />xetitioner is the owner of the East Half of said Lot 8, hereinbefore described; that Richard Spoercke
<br />died. intestate on February 5, 1999, a resident of Hall County, Nebraska; that the widow Johanna
<br />Spoercke Sothman, formerly Johanna Spoercke, and children Elsie Spoercke Deems, formerly Elsie
<br />Spoercke, a daughter, George Spoercke, a son, May Spoercke Scheffel, formerly May Spoercke, a
<br />daughter, Ella Spoercke Stark, formerly Ella Spoercke, a daughter, and Richard Spoercke, a son,
<br />are the next of kin and only heirs at law of the decedent; that all indebtedness of the decedent and
<br />all. claims against his estate have been satisfied and barred, and that all expenses of Administration
<br />have been na.id; that the real estate of which the decedent died seized and possessed and hereinbefore
<br />described, descended by law and is hereby assigned as of the date of the death of the decedent to
<br />said children, equally, share and share alike, subject to the dower and homestead rights of the widow.
<br />Charles Bossert
<br />County Judge.
<br />IN T H7 COUNTY COURT OF HALL COUNTY, NEBRASKA
<br />STATE OF NEBRASKA)
<br />ss. I, Charles Bossert County Judge of Hall County, Nebraska, do hereby certify
<br />HALL COUNTY ) that I have compared the foregoing copy of Decree entered IN THE MATTER OF
<br />THE ESTATE OF RICHARD SPOERCKE, DECEASED, with the original record thereof,
<br />now remaining in said Court, that the same is a correct transcript thereof, and of the whole of
<br />such original record; that said Court is a Court of Record having a seal, which seal is hereto
<br />attached; that said Court has no Clerk authorized to sign certificates in his own name, and that I
<br />am the legal custodian of said Seal and of the Records of said Court, and that the foregoing
<br />attestation is in due form of law.
<br />IN TESTIMONY ` ,,'HT'RFOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Court,
<br />at Grand Island, this 19th day of June 1947-
<br />Charles Bossert
<br />(SEAL) County Judge.
<br />Filed for record the 19 da,y of June, 1947 at 4:10 o'clock P.M.
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<br />WILL AND DECREE
<br />LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
<br />HANS P. HANSEN
<br />Of Hall County, Nebraska
<br />KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
<br />That I, Hans P. Hansen, of Hall County, Nebraska., being of sound mind and disposing memory,
<br />but not unmindful of the uncertainties of, human life, do hereby make, publish and declare this,
<br />my last Will and Testament:
<br />I hereby revoke any and all former wills by me made.
<br />SECOND *:
<br />I direct that my just debts be first paid out of my estate.
<br />I hereby bequeath to my daughter, Juanita Redfern, one -half the remainder of the personal property
<br />of which I may die possessed, and one - fourth part thereof to each of my two granchildren, Paul W.
<br />Ruple and Phyllis Ruple.
<br />The rest, residue and remainder of my estate of any and all natures whatsoever and wherever
<br />situated, I give, devise and bequeath unto Edsmrd Huwaldt of Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska,
<br />in trust, however, to the following uses and purposes:
<br />1. The said Trustee shall have full power and authority to rent, lease or otherwise manage and
<br />control any and all real estate of which I may die possessed.
<br />2. The Trustee shall have full power and authority to renew or extend any mortgage indebtedness
<br />on said real estate existing at the time of my death and to make a new mortgage for the purpose of
<br />paying off any mortgage indebtedness existing at the time of my death, and, in addition thereto,
<br />if necessary, for the purpose of paying my just debts, funeral expenses and expenses of administering
<br />my estate.
<br />3. This trust shall ,continue until my grandchild, Phyl'Iis Ruple, shall reach the age of twenty -
<br />one or until her death, which ever event shall occur first: When she shall reach the age of twenty -
<br />one or upon her death, or in the event she shall have reached the age of twenty -one or shall have
<br />died before I do, then said trust may terminate upon the unanimous agreement of the persons entitled
<br />to the corpus, or may continue upon the unanimous agreement of said persons. In the event they are
<br />unable to agree as to whether said trust should continue or terminate, the then trustee shall elect
<br />whether to continue the trust or terminate the same, and his decision shall be final and binding; at
<br />any time thereafter by unanimous agreement of the persons entitled to the corpus of the estate or at