WILL RECORD “H”

 

RITTENHOUSE, J. Freeman, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 1)

            Date: 4 Oct. 1940; prob. 20 Dec. 1940, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Lillian E....”after her death equally between my heirs...”

            Exr: wife, Lillian E. RITTENHOUSE, “or my son,” James F. RITTENHOUSE.

            Wits: Nellie LEININGER, Earl H. LEININGER, H.D. STONER, N.C. MOORE

 

GROGG, Mason H., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 3)

            Date: 20 Mar. 1940; prob. 28 Dec. 1940, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Alice D..”then to my children, as follows: Theresa BUCHER, Josephine GROGG and Maryland GROGG..Theron GROGG... Forest GROGG..”

            Exr: wife, Alice D. GROGG.

            Wits: Harley L. ROGERS, Foster Leon KINDIG.

 

NOFTSGER, Naaman, of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 5)

            Date: 11 Mar. 1940; prob 1 Feb. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to Una S. TUCKER and Yola TUCKER, his wife...I am makig my home with said Una S. TUCKER..” nephew, Benjamin NOFTSGER, Jr...to Blanche SMITH, formerly Blanche LAIRD...nephew, Milo LaRUE and niece, Jennie HARMON, “being the children of my deceased sister, Mary Jane LaRUE, nee NOFTSGER...:nephews, Dee ANDREWS and Carl ANDREWS, niece Cora CALHOUN, “being the children of my deceased half-sister, Elzina PERRY...”nephew, Avah COLWELL, “son of my deceased sister, Louise COLWELL...niece, Minnie HOOVER, niece Nellie RICHARDSON...Robert TIMBERS and Mary Timbers HARSH and Athel Timbers EBY, “being the children of Chloe Goltry TIMBERS...”

            Exr: Hubbard D. STONER, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodean BALL.

 

HUTCHINSON, James D., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 7)

            Date: 31 May 1930; prob. 3 Mar. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elva...”then to my children in equal shares...”

            Exr: wife, Elva HUTCHINSON.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Harry BERNETHA.

 

KREAMER, Edward A., of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 9)

            Date: 22 Mar. 1929; prob. 7 Mar. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Katherine...son, Carl E. KREAMER “instead of to my brothers and sisters or to their heirs...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, A.C. McLOCHLIN
ROGERS
, William L., of Tiosa, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 11)

            Date: 18 May 1935; prob. 8 Mar. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Nellie HAWK...daughter, Ollie TOWN...daughter Grethel MOW...daughter, Ethel NELLANS...grandson, Donald KANOUSE...grandson, Dean KANOUSE...great-granddaughter, Jeanette HARBAUGH..

            Exr: daughter, Grethel MOW

            Wits: Charles E. EMMONS, Frank R. McCARTER.

            Codicil: date 8 Mar 1940.  “Said grandson, Donald KANOUSE, is now dead...to his two twins, namely, Jean KANOUSE and Joan KANOUSE...”

            Wits: Charles E. EMMONS, Frank R. McCARTER.

 

ROBERTSON, David G., of Evanston, Ill.    (WR “H” 13)

            Date: 19 May, 1928; prob. (-----)

            Heirs: wife, Hannah E....daughter, Gladys R. REEVE, 2120 Pioneer Road, Evanston, Ill...daughter, Lucille C. ROBERTSON, 911 Reba Place, Evanston, Ill...son, Donald G. ROBERTSON...son, Paul K. ROBERTSON...

            Exrs: sons, Donald G. ROBERTSON and Paul K. ROBERTSON.

            Wits: Maud GRANGER, 91 S. Jackson St., Elgin, Ill., Mabel C. BALLS, 7604 Kingston Ave., Chicago, Ill.

 

SALES, Nancy J., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 14)

            Date: 23 Oct. 1924; prob. (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my four children, namely Charles SALES, Maud KREAMER, Kline SALES and Waneta APPLEMAN..”

            Burial: “at my grave in the cemetery in Leiters Ford, Ind.”

            Exr: Willie OVERMYER, “of Leiters Ford , Indiana, who is now working in the Leiters Ford Bank...”

            Wits: Chas. E. EMMONS, Omar B. SMITH.

 

WIDEMAN, Elmer E, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 15)

            Date: 23 June 1930; prob 2 June 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Iola...”equally among my children, Russell WIDEMAN, Ruth W. LEININGER and Marie WIDEMAN...”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Hubbard D. STONER.

 

WEBB, Ellen (Nellie), of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 17)

            Date: 20 June 1940; prob. 3 June 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Mary HAWTHORN...”to my good friend, Dean K. STINSON, in appreciation of his kindness to me...”

            Burial: over my grave and that of my sisters, Jennie and Mary, at the new addition of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Edith HENDERSON, Doris C. McGUIRE.

            Notes: “For a number of years Mrs. Webb and her sister, the late Mrs. Jennie LaBELLE, operated the LaBelle Tea Room at Lake Manitou..Her only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Mary HAWTHORNE...” - - The News-Sentinel, Rochester, Ind., Thurs. May 29, 1941.

COPLEN, Alvah Frank, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 19)

            Date: 3 Aug. 1940; prob. 21 June 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Delilah M...son, George W. COPLEN (real estate in Talma, Fulton Co., Ind.)..”George W. COPLEN, my son, and said Artemus F. COPLEN, my son, become the owner, undivided one-half each of all the saw mill macinery...” daughter, Mary Olive WENGER...daughter, Vida G. FISH, “and to my grandchild whose name was Waneta STOCKBERGER before marriage...”

            Exr: George DEAMER Jr.

            Wits: George DEAMER Jr., Vesta A. HENDRICKSON.

 

MURRAY, Asa J., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 21)

            Date: 13 May 1941; prob. 11 July 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs wife, Odessa M. MURRAY...”our children, Bessie B. BAKER, George R. MURRAY, Rex E. MURRAY, Cloyde A. MURRAY, Flossie B. MURRAY...” son-in-law, Earl BAKER, husband of Bessie B. BAKER.

            Exr: Rex E. MURRAY.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

GAST, Rudolph N., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 23)

            Date: 12 Apr. 1941; prob. 18 July 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “unto Gail WONDERLY”...sister-in-law, Blanche MARTIN...wife, Clara M. GAST...

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodean BALL.

 

DRUDGE, Ella M., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 25)

            Date: 27 Feb. 1935; prob. 22 July 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my three children, viz., my daughter, Maude M. LUKENS, my son, Wilson L. DRUDGE, and my daughter, Marie DAWSON (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Herman D. JONES.

 

MATHEWS, Robert M., of Fulton, Indiana.             (WR “H” 27)

            Date: 21 Feb. 1936; prob. 22 July 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ella R Lemon MATHEWS...daughter, Florence STOLTTING...grandson, William STOLTTING, Jr....granddaughter, Virginist Calaway RENTSCHLER...Robert Charles CALAWAY..Fulton U.B. Church...

            Exr: Vachel J. POWNALL.  Alternate, Loyd ROUCH.

            Wits: Ancil C. GRAY, William LOCKE.

            Codicil: date 25 Feb. 1936.

            Wits: Mrs. Pearl Insley STUDEBAKER, Guy INSLEY.
HINES
, James F., “a retired teacher,” of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “H” 29)

            Date: 30 June 1941; prob. 4 Aug. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Nettie G...

            Burial: “in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.”

            Exr: wife, Nettie G. HINES.

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, C.B. HIATT.

 

MATHEWS, Ella R., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 31)

            Date: 23 July 1941; prob. 18 Sept. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to Virginist RENTSCHLER...”

            Exr: Ernest RICHTER.

            Wits: Bernice E. HAWTHORNE, Nellie B. SMITH, George P. BUCHANAN.

 

CARRUTHERS, Alonzo J., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 33)

            Date: 21 July 1924; prob. 26 Sept. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Daisy...

            Exr: wife, Daisy CARRUTHERS.

            Wits: Glen J. RUSH, Rena WRIGHT

 

ZOLMAN, Bronson E., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 35)

            Date: 15 Nov. 1939; prob 18 Oct. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece, Anna CRAFT, of Knox Co., Ohio.

            Burial: “I have already selected my casket and paid for my burial, having made arrangements with Ora FOSTER...to Sycamore Cemetery, Newcaste Twp. (For perpetual care)...monument at the grave of my brother, Joseph L. ZOLMAN, who is buried in the Sycamore Cemetery, Newcastle Township, Fulton Co., Ind.”

            Exr: George W. DEAMER, Sr.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Harry BERNETHA.

            Codicil: date 23 Apr. 1940.  Names George DEAMER Jr. Exr.

            Wits: Fred TIPTON, Elding L. CLAYBURN.

 

CAFFYN, Emma, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 37)

            Date: 12 Dec. 1939; prob. 27 Oct., 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Walter W. CAFFYN, “my nieces,” Mary HEPPE and Charlotte PHILLIPS (house at 928 Main St., Rochester, Ind...remainder to James Whitcomb Riley Home, Indianapolis, Ind.

            Exr: son, Walter W. CAFFYN.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A.

 

WILSON, Marie E.    (WR “H” 39).

            Notes Widower’s election 25 Apr. 1941.
DAVIDSON
, Cora L., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 41)

            Date: 7 Mar. 1936; prob. 17 Nov. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs husband, Turpie DAVIDSON...son, Claude W. BOUCK, Detroit, Mich...

            Exr: son, Claude W. BOUCK.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Walter MASON.

 

CLARK, William Pharus, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 43)

            Date: 26 Sept. 1941; prob. 24 Nov. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Olive...

            Exr: wife, Olive CLARK.

            Wits: Don F. KITCH, Tom R. HUFF.

 

BOWEN, Albert R., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 45)

            Date: 9 Sept. 1926; prob. 25 Nov. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece, Kitty Fay POWELL...

            Exrs: Benjamin POWELL and Kitty Fay POWELL.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Dorothy SCULL.

 

KOPP, Daniel, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 47)

            Date: 7 Aug. 1934; prob. 28 Nov. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Sarah J.

            Exr: wife, Sarah J. KOPP.

            Wits: Chas. BRUCE, Andrew E. BABCOCK.

 

WILSON, Pierce, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 49)

            Date: 5 Oct. 1916; prob. (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Aurilla L...son, Lester Charles WILSON..

            Exr: wife, Aurlla L. WILSON.

            Wits: John E. TROUTMAN Solomon ALLMAN.

 

DAVIDSON, Cora L.             (WR “H” 51)

            Notes: Widower’s election (not dated), signed David T. DAVIDSON

            Date: 15 Aug 1940; prob. 15 Dec. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Edwin J....daughter, Beaulah Irene FOUTS, nee CURTIS...

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, Earl L. LEININGER, Jay R. EMAHISER.

 

CALLAHAM (also CALLEHAN), James T.,            (WR “H” 55)

            Date 17 Feb. 1940; prob. 24 Dec. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: granddaughter, Geneva LEMON, and Carl LEMON, her husband, of Cass County, Indiana, “my old home farm in Bethlehem Township, Cass County, Indiana and (farm) in Wayne Township, Fulton County, Indiana...also, farm just east of Fletchers Lake, Fulton County, Indiana, being known as the Old Ray MAUDLIN farm...until the youngest of my great-grandsons, Howard LEMON and Donald James LEMON shall become 21 years of age...my daughter, Valley Callehan HOWER, of Fulton County, Indiana...her husband, Samuel HOWER...remainder to Geneva LEMON and her husband Carl LEMON, Howard LEMON, Donald James LEMON and Charles CLINE, my son-in-law, of Fulton County, Indiana”...Metodist Epicopal Church, Fletchers Lake, Fulton Co., Ind...Cass Co. Hospital, Cass Co., Ind...

            Exr: son-in-law, Charles CLINE.

            Wits: Charles L. ANDERSON, John S. LAIRY.

 

CANNON, Edwin C., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 57)

            Date: 8 June 1937; prob. 30 Dec. 1941, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Blanche W....daughter, Bernice McNABB...granddaughter, Dolores KINGERY...

            Exr: wife, Blanche W. CANNON.

            Wits: Clyde C. MOSHER, Clyde ELSTON.

 

WILSON, Pierce        (WR “H” 59)

            Notes: Widow’s election 30 Dec 1941.

 

BAILEY, Eve, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 61)

            Date: 28 Jan. 1932; prob. 6 Mar 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, William J....”remainder to Fred H. AULT, Edith M. GERRIE, Joseph O. AULT, William F. AULT, children of my brother, Joseph AULT, deceased, and to my sister, Lila BARCUS...”

            Exr: George W. DEAMER.

            Wits: George W. DEAMER, George DEAMER Jr.

 

WILLOUGHBY, T.J.N., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 63)

            Date: 2 Aug. 1941; prob. 9 Mar. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my five children, by name, F.S. WILLOUGHBY, W.N. WILLOUGHBY, June DENERLINE, Gail HENDRICKSON and Doris McGINNIS...”

            Exr: F.S. WILLOUGHBY.

            Wits J.A WELLER, J.L. WALTER.

 

LOWMAN, Samuel D., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 65)

            Date 20 Jan. 1941; prob. 13 Mar 1942, Fulton Co. Ind.

            Heirs: “to Murray C. HOOVER and Irene L. HOOVER (life estate in real estate) then, to their children, to-wit: John F. HOOVER and Carol Ann HOOVER...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Harley L ROGERS, Paul LAMOREE.

 

DAWSON, George V., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 67)

            Date: 7 Apr. 1939; prob. 4 Apr. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Effie C.

            Exr: wife, Effie C. DAWSON.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.
RENO
, Mary Jane, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 69)

            Date: 24 Feb. 1942; prob. 7 Apr. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my children, James R. BRIDGES, Ozark, Mo, and Nellie BLACK, Sedalia, Mo., and Mabel HENDRICKS, 13 North Evely Place, Atlanta, Ga., and my brother, William O. BAKER, Rochester, Ind., and husband, Lawrence RENO, Rochester, Ind.”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: (not witessed)

            Proof of handwriting: William O. BAKER, Mabel BAKER

 

JOHNSON, Schuyler D. and Eunice, Delong, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 71)

            Date: 8 June 1931; prob. 25 May 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Schuyler D. JOHSON, Nov. 24, 1867 - Apr 19, 1942; Eunice A. JOHNSON, June 5, 1871 - Oct. 1, 1944.  Fulton Co. Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 3, p. 181, by Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: “in equal shares to Walter JOHNSON, Ethel NICKELS, Omer PICKENS and Leona OVERMYER, said Walter JOHNSON and Ethel NICKELS being children of the testator and testratrx herein and said Omer PICKENS and Leona OVERMYER being children of the testatrix by her former husbnd, Charles PICKENS, deceased...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Otto McMAHAN.

 

GEYER, Sarah E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 73)

            Date: 10 Feb. 1941; prob. 7 May 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs Grace Methodist Church, Rochester,Ind...residue to son, Buel GEYER...”I have four other children, namely, Herschel GEYER, Noel GEYER, Manvel GEYER and Mable GALENTINE ...my son, Buel, as made my home his home for many years last past...”

            Exr: son, Buel GEYER.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

            Notes: Widower’s electon 9 June 1942, signed John L. GEYER

 

MERCER, Edwin and Clara B.         (WR “H” 76)

            Notes: (see WR “G” herein) Proof of probate, 21 May 1942.

 

DRUDGE, Amos, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 79)

            Date: 9 Apr. 1938; prob. 11 June 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Cleo J. DRUDGE (real estate in Fulton and Cass counties, Ind.)...daughter, Lorene OLIVER (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...daughter, Sena TROUT (real estate in St. Joseph Co., Ind.)...

            Exr son, Cleo J. DRUDGE.    Wits: B.F. FRETZ, Selden J. BROWN.

 

JENKINS, Minnie May, of Fulto Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 81)

            Date: 17 May 1933; prob. 6 July 1942, Fulton co., Ind.

            Heirs niece, Mabel Alspach HARTUNG.

            Exr: niece, Mabel Alspach HARTUNG

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Harry BERNETHA

MEREDITH, Henry L., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 83)

            Date: 29 Sept. 1941; prob. 12 Aug. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Phyllis F. SHOWALTER (filling station in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind with life estate to) “my son, Kenneth L. MEREDITH...my said daughter to manage and pay the net proceeds to my said son, Kenneth L. MEREDITH...to my fllowing children: Charles H. MEREDITH, Russell W. MEREDITH, Donald D. MEREDITH, Bessie BARNES, Phyllis F. SCHOWALTER and Opal L. BOWMAN.”

            Exr: Phyllis F. SHOWALTER.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

FOOR, Parlee E., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 95)

            Date 14 Sept.1940; prob. 31 Aug. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: “to my youngest son, Dennis Harold FOOR...”

            Exr: son, Dennie Harold FOOR

            Wits: Fred FOOR, Harry WENGER

 

MURRAY, James H., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 87)

            Date: 10 Apr. 1931; prob. 19 Sept. 1942, Fulto Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Nellie J. MURRAY...”to my five children: Ada C., Oral G., Ralph L., Agnes F. and Gilf CHAPMAN, a stepson...In case the whereabouts of Ada C., my daughter are unknown...the remainig heirs are requested to use one-half of her share in an attempt to find her.”

            Burial: “monument similar to one on Oral G. MURRAY’s lot in Moon Cemetery..”

            Exr: wife, Nellie J. MURRAY.

            Wits: Maurice H. WINN, Eva WINN, both Leiters Ford, Ind.

 

HITCHCOCK Robert A., of Winamac, Ind.             (WR “H” 89)

            Date: 14 Sept. 1941; prob. 8 Oct. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister-i-law, Beulah Leininger COOK...nephew, Leo B. HEATH...

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Harry W. McDOWELL, K. Stuart GAST.

 

BUCHER, Ammon J., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 91).

            Date: 20 Feb. 1937; prob. 13 Oct 1942, Fulton Co. Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary...

            Exr: wife, Mary BUCHER.

            Wits: Edith HENDERSON, Selden J. BROWN.

 

SNYDER, Willard Raymond, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 93)

            Date: 12 June 1942; prob. 14 Oct. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Maleta Sunshine SNYDER.

            Exr: wife, Maleta Sunshine SNYDER.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Ben DuBOIS.
BARR
, Eldora, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 95)

            Date: 8 Sept. 1936; prob. 14 Oct 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Ada DENISTON (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to daughter, Pearl PAGE...to Bertha BARR...to Mary BARR..granddaughter, Dorothy Deniston WALL...and to John RANNELLS, Jean Rannells BROWN, Edna RANNELLS and Fred ROBBINS..

            Exrs: daughter, Ada DENISTON.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

BLACKETOR, Horatio S., of Fulton Co, Ind.          (WR “H” 97)

            Date: 8 July 1935; prob. 16 Oct 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Anna E.

            Exr: wife, Anna E. BLACKETOR

            Wits: Dee Forest MILLER, Andrew E. BABCOCK.

 

BUCHER, Ammon J.              (WR “H” 99)

            Notes: Widow’s election (not dated) signed Mary J. BUCHER.

 

SPAKE, Minnie, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 101)

            Date: 7 Nov. 1939; prob. 16 Nov. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to great-granddaughter, Jean Ellen DAWSON (real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.), residue “unto my sons, Franklin E. DAWSON and Ora J. DAWSON...”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Hubbard D. STONER, Alice SECOR.

 

HAWKINS, Allen L., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 103)

            Date: 26 Sept. 1941; prob 19 Nov. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: E.M. SMALL..”I have not named my wife, Ina Lillian HAWKINS, due to the fact that she has been separated from me since July 14, 1924.  I have not named my son, Claude Russell HAWKINS, because for a period of years he has given me no companionship and has shown no affection for me.”

            Exr: John E. FELL, Kokomo, Ind.

            Wits: John E. FELL, Vally C. DUKE, both Kokomo, Ind.

 

ELLIS, Elva, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 105)

            Date: 17 Apr. 1940; prob. 20 Nov. 1942, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Zion Reformed Church, southwest of Culver, Ind...to Mary H. ELLIS...to Lester MAHLER...residue to Belle MONTGOMERY and Maude M. EMMONS, both of Rochester, Ind., and to Frances CLARK, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

            Burial: “to I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Leiters Ford, for perpetual care...”

            Exr: Charles E. EMMONS

            Wits: Joseph W. DENNY, Daisy DENNY.
BRUGH
, Elmer E., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 107)

            Date: 28 June 1938; prob. 29 Dec. 1942. Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Fred BRUGH.

            Exr: son, Fred BRUGH.

            Wits: Maurice H. WINN, L. LUCKENBILL

 

CUFFEL, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 109)

            Date: 21 May 1907; prob. (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary...”my oldest son, Roy O. CUFFEL...my younger son, Charles CUFFEL...”

            Exr: Mary CUFFEL.

            Wits: Frank M. WEAVER John H. GRINDLE.

 

MILLER, Orra, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 111)

            Date: 8 Sept. 1941; prob. 14 Jan. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: grandson, Billy Albert MILLER, “the watch which belonged to my deceased husband, William C. MILLER...” daughter, Wilma Cozette HIGGINS...daughter, Joanna M. FOX...son, William K. MILLER...granddaughter, Billy Jo HIGGINS..daughter-in-law, Helen MILLER...

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Willodean BALL, Loder L. PATTERSON

 

CASTLEMAN, Loyd, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 113)

            Date: 31 Jan. 1943; prob. 17 Feb. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ruth..son, Clyde Earl CASTLEMAN (real estate, “part of the SAGE Estate”) remainder “to my children, Donna CASTLEMAN and Clyde Earl CASTLEMN.”

            Exr: wife, Ruth CASTLEMAN and son, Clyde Earl CASTLEMAN.

            Wits: Olin W. CASTLEMAN, R#6, Rochester, Ind., Clyde CASTLEMAN, R#4, Rochester, Ind.

 

JOHNSON, Lois A., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 115)

            Date: 30 July 1934; prob. 19 Feb. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Vida BARGER...residue to: “Myra ANDERSON, Perry E. WALTERS, Ida OVERMYER, Dora SHAFER and Irvin WALTERS, children of Catherine WALTERS; to Ella NELLANS, daughter of Elizabeth PRICE; to Belle WILSON, Vada WALTERS, Erdine OBLENIS, Loren JOHNSON, children of William JOHNSON; to Ella AXTER; to Stella HIATT, daughter of Madison HIATT; to Chauncey HIATT, son of Charles HIATT; to Della KEEL and Herbert MORRELL; to Lota FISSEL, daughter of Dora OVERMYER..”

            Exr: Perry E. WALTERS.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

            Codicil: date 25 May 1938.  Mentions Perry E. WALTERS, “my nephew.”

            Wits Charles C. CAMPBELL Edith HENDERSON.
DARRAH
, James J., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 117)

            Date: 11 Mar 1927; prob. 23 Feb. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary L...daughters, Audry DARRAH and Relda DARRAH...

            Exr: wife, Mary L. DARRAH.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, R.T. BROWN.

 

CRANDALL, Cornelia, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 119)

            Date: 2 Mar. 1918; prob. (-----) Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sisters, Mrs. Victoria GOODRICH and Mrs. Orpha PRICE...remainder to nieces, Miss Orrie CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. Frances GOODWIN...

            Exr: sisters, Orpha PRICE and Victoria GOODRICH.

            Wits: Thomas J. CRANDALL, Eva E. CRANDALL.

 

MILLER, Clem V., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 121)

            Date: 19 Feb. 1929; prob. 19 Mar. 1943, Fulton Co. Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Della...son, Clarence Edwards MILLER...

            Exr: wife, Della MILLER.

            Wits Chas. C. CAMPBELL, Charles E. EMMONS.

 

WIDEMAN, Evelyne, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 123)

            Date: 24 June, 1930; prob. 12 Apr. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my sister and brothers equal: Ida WIDEMAN, Joseph WIDEMAN, Henry WIDEMAN, James WIDEMAN and Elmer WIDEMAN..”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Hubbard D. STONER.

 

FOUTS, Joseph H.      (WR “H” 125)

            Date: 6 Apr. 1943; prob. 22 Apr. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Linnie Jane FOUTS (real estate in Macy, Miami Co., Ind.)..”to Barbara Sue EASTLUND (a minor), daughter of Doris Katherine EASTLUND, my wife’s daughter, (real estate in Allen Twp., Miami Co., Ind.)..to my god child, Joseph LeRoy MARTIN...to my adopted son, Frank FOUTS..residue to: Doris Katherine ESTLUND, Philip Dean WALTZ, grandson of my said wife, Edward Arthur WALTZ, grandson of my wife, and Barbara Sue EASTLUND...”

            Exr: Doris Katherine EASTLUND.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

HAMILTON, Taber, of Philadelphia , Penn.  (WR “H” 127)

            Date: 7 Nov. 1935; prob. 14 Jan. 1943, Philadelphia Co., Penn.

            Heirs: wife, Abigail Gillan HAMILTON...

            Exr: brother, Dr. Allen HAMILTON, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

            Wits: Martin X. JOYCE, 1002 Madison St., Wilmington, Del., Joseph T. SMITH, 1123 South Divinity St., Philadelphia, Penn.
GORSELINE
, William M., Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 129)

            Date: 1 Aug. 1941; prob. 9 June 1943, Fulton Co. Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Jessie Gorseline BALDWIN (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co, Ind., and farm in Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)...”my three grandsons, namely, Albert A. BALDWIN, Homer C. BALDWIN and Ralph E. BALDWIN...reasons for dividing the farm thus, because the mother of my daughter, Jessie, the mother of my deceased daughter, Agnes, and I worked together and acquired this farm during our 42-1/2 years of companionship together...All other property I have acquired since the death of my wife, Olive, Nov. 2, 1925...remainder to my beloved daughter, Jessie Gorseline BALDWIN, for the care of my home and for the love and care and sacrifice in caring for me.”

            Exr: daughter, Jessie Gorseline BALDWIN.

            Wits: J. Harold READ, Alf. L. CARTER.

            Codicil: date 6 Apr. 1943.

            Wits: J. Harold READ, Alf L. CARTER.

 

KELLER, John M., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 131)

            Date: 2 June, 1943; prob. 1 July 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Bettie S. KELLER...”I have two (2) children of former marriage,named Howard B. KELLER and Rieta COLLINS, both of South Bend, Indiana, and my present wife, Bettie S. KELLER and I have no children of our own, she having children by former marriage, and whereas my present wife and I have lived happily together for more than five (5) years...”

            Exr: son, Howard B. KELLER.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia R. COOK.

 

FELTS, John W., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 135)

            Date: 30 Aug. 1928; prob 6 July 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to Bertha PRILL...rsidue to daughter, Nora E. PHEUBUS.

            Exr: daughter, Nora E. PHEUBUS.

            Wits: Charles E. EMMONS, Charles C. CAMPBELL.

 

PHILLIPS, Fremont C., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 137)

            Date: 11 Mar. 1937; prob. 7 Sept. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Virgil C. PHILLIPS.

            Exr: son, Virgil C. PHILLIPS.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Dolores KARN.

 

FROMM, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 139)

            Date: 30 Sept. 1942; prob 14 Sept. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Lutheran Church, Rochester, Ind. (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...nephew, Frederick MELLICE...”my grandchildren, Robert D. SULLIVAN, Jane Sullivan FINGER, Lusanne SULLIVAN and Jack SULLIVAN...

my grandson, Henry SMITH (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...my grandson, Arthur SMITH...my grandson, Willard SMITH (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...brother, Frederick W, FROMM, and to my nieces and nephews, the children of my sister, Minnie MILLICE...”

            Burial: “separate monuments over the graves of my daughter, Henriette FROMM, my wife, Ida FROMM, and mysellf...the name of my daughter, Henriette FROMM, is incorrectly spelled on the small plate now marking her grave...”

            Exr: friend, I.N. GOOD.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Ben DuBOIS.

 

COPLEN, Charles W., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 141)

            Note: will written at Moody Field, Ga.)

            Date: 15 July 1943; prob. (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: mother, Eunice Barkman COPLEN.

            Exr: mother, Eunice Barkman COPLEN.

            Wits: Fredrick N. BARKER, Jr, Roseland, N.J., Victor D. DENISON, Folworth, Miss., Calhoun W.J. PHELPS, 0-904367 1st Lt. A.C., Princeton, Ill.

 

DUKES, Anna, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 143)

            Date: 22 July 1941; prob. (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Ellis V. Barker DUKES...foster daughter, Daisy MILLER...

            Exr: Ellis V. Barker DUKES.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Rochester, Ind., Mrs Virgil C. PHILLIPS, Kewanna, Ind.

 

VanMETER, Martin L., farmer of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 145)

            Date: 19 Aug 1933; prob. 9 Oct. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Arminda M...”among all my five sons, viz: Archie VanMETER, Ernest VanMETER, Clarence VanMETER, Lloyd VanMETER and Floyd VanMETER...”

            Burial “in the family lot in Grass Creek Cemetery.”

            Exr: wife, Arminda M. VanMETER.

            Wits: Albert KERSHNER, Roy BLAUSSER.

 

HOGUE, Harry H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 147)

            Date: 5 Oct. 1943; prob. 26 Oct. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Vera...”my two children, namely Cathryn Hogue SISSEL and Harriett Helen HOGUE...”

            Exr: wife, Vera HOGUE.

            Wits: George P. BUCHANAN, Nellie B. SMITH.

 

MOORE, Emma H., of Athens, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 149)

            Date: 28 Sept. 1943; prob. 26 Nov. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “in compliance with the wish of my departed husband, to Fred W. MOHLER and Flora W. MOHLER, husband and wife, the unpaid balance, if any, on a certain real estate contract..to Eva Gertrude McGEE as paymet for her services rendered...care of me during the declining days of my life..”

            Exr: C.B. HARMS, now of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Leora S. PERRY, both Rochester, Ind.
PATTON
, Jesse B., of Cass Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 151)

            Date: 2 Mar. 1943; prob. 7 Dec. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my two beloved children, Helen Patton CHAMBERLAIN and Donald Emery PATTON...”

            Exr: daughter, Helen Patton CHAMBERLAIN.

            Wits: H.P. LAWRENCE, Shirlee MELSON, both Peru, Ind.

 

McCANCE, Eliza, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 153)

            Date: 6 Nov. 1937; prob. 9 Dec. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to Frank M. LOWDEN and Ollie LOWDEN, his wife, of Rochester, Ind...

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Dolores KARN.

 

BARCUS, Lila, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 155)

            Date: 25 Aug. 1943; prob. 13 Dec. 1943, Fulton Co.,Ind.

            Heirs: nephew, Joseph O. AULT.

            Exr: nephew, Joseph O. AULT.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Mina ENTSMINGER.

 

STUBBS, Schuyler C., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 157)

            Date: 12 Sept. 1940; prob 14 Dec. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Alice...son, Vern STUBBS...residue “equally between my daughters and my Grand Daughter, Helen SHAW, daughter of my daughter, Lottie OSBORN, now deceased...loaned my daughter, Ella OSBORN...to my daughter, Nettie NICHOLSON...”

            Exr: Ellis McNABB.

            Wits: Frank S. SCOTT, E.B. DeVAULT

            Codicil: date 15 Nov. 1940.

            Wits: Frank S. SCOTT, E.B. DeVAULT.

 

BAILEY, Charles H., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 159)

            Date: 31 Mar. 1937; prob.22 Dec. 1943, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mayme G...daughter, Stella Von FULTZ then to “her daughter, Harriett Ann FULTZ, my granddaughter...” son-in-law, Roy D. FULTZ...(concerning real estate, building and hatchery) “if sold and Geo. W. COX of Kenton, Ohio is living, in charge of the sale of the incubators...”mentioned also, Bailey Beverage Co.)

            Burial: shall be very common...and a cement vault made by McCall & Pontious...Just a small affair about like my father and mother’s.”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: George E. REAM, Chas E. TARKINGTON.
LEITER
, Jane, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 161)

            Date: 15 May, 1939; prob. 12 Jan 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Mollie LEITER..niece Katherine HUNNESHAGEN of Detroit, Michigan, “who has been like a daughter to me.”

            Exr: Mollie LEITER and Katherine HUNNESHAGEN.

            Wits: Wm. Walter MASON, Daniel S. PERRY

 

BARR, Guy R., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 163)

            Date: 21 Dec. 1943; prob 22 Jan. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary.

            Exr: wife, Mary BARR.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

WALTERS, Ellen I., of Rochesteer, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 165)

            Date: 14 Mar 1934; prob. 24 Jan. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: granddaughter, Mabel GREEN “only $5, as she is to receive $500 at my death from the remaining estate of my deceased husband, John F. WALTERS...residdue to my daughter, Nedith NUNGESSER (or if deceased) to her husband, John A. NUNGESSER, to repay them for assisting my deceased husband and myself, and in my last sickness,”

            Exr: daugher, Nedith UNGESSER, or alternate, her husband, John A. NUNGESSER

            Wits: George W. DEAMER, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

WYNN, Eli, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind        (WR “H” 167)

            Date: 28 Oct 1943; prob. 3 Feb. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs “to my brother, Harrison W. WYNN, and his wife, Sarah WYNN...”

            Exr: Tola ROGERS, “of near Rochester, Indiana.”

            Wits: HW. MARKLEY, Martin W. IVEY

 

ALBERT, Rufus D., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 169)

            Date: 26 June 1940; prob 4 Feb. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, Irvin W. ALBERT

            Burial: “marker upon my burial lot...graves of myself and wife...”

            Exr: Andrew E. BABCOCK.

            Wits: Paul DICE, Ed L. EKBLAW.

 

MARTIN, Rosetta, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind    (WR “H” 171)

            Date: 17 Oct. 1940; prob. 4 Feb. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece, Suda Belle AULT.

            Exr: niece, Suda Belle AULT.

            Wits: Nellie B. SMITH, George P. BUCHANAN
OLIVER
, James A., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 173)

            Date: 28 Apr. 1942; prob. 7 Feb. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Arminda...son, Alvin V. OLIVER...daughter, (Vernice) Gail SHELTON...”the nine children of my deceased son, Irvin OLIVER, and his widow, Anna OLIVER..”

            Exr: son, Alvin V OLIVER and daughter (Vernice) Gail SHELTON.

            Wits: Floyd M. GAUMER, Selden J. BROWN.

 

GOOD, Fred O., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 175)

            Date: 3 Jan. 1944; prob. 15 Feb. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elsie M.

            Exr: wife, Elsie M. GOOD.

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Ildia COOK.

 

FLORA, Caroline, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 177)

            Date: 21 Mar 1931; prob. 1 Mar. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: children, William FLORA, Eldora CALHOUN, Nora McLAREN, Bertha FLORENCE “and the two children of my son, Ira FLORA, now deceased, said children being Ralph and Ruth FLORA...an equal share with my other children...the widow of said Ira FLORA and the mother of said two grandchildren, namely Carrie FLORA...(farm in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)”

            Exr: daughter, Nora McLAREN.

            Wits: Charles E. EMMONS, Charles C. CAMPBELL.

            Codicil #1: date 14 Jan. 1937 “Ralph FLORA died about a year ago, and left surviving him seven children.” Names Nora McLAREN, Exr.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

            Codicil #2: date 7 Apr. 1939.  “To William FLORA, Eldona CALHOUN, Nora McLAREN, Bertha SPENCER, formerly Bertha FLORENCE, children; Ruth FLORA, now Ruth PICKENS, daughter of Ira FLORA, now deceased, grandchild; to the children of Ralph FLORA, now deceased, seven in number, and son of Ira FLORA, now deceased, great-grandchildren...”

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

            Codicil #3: date 26 June 1941.  “Whereas my said daughter, Eldora CALHOUN, has died in May, 1941, and whereas she left three children, namely Florence GUSTIN, Russel and Ira CALHOUN..”

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

WIDMAN, Elizabeth M., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 183)

            Date: 6 June 1942; prob. 17 Mar. 1944, Fulton Co, Ind

            Heirs: St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Monterey, Ind...children, Rose Widman BILTZ, Anna C. WIDMAN, Eleanora Widman BILTZ and Charles H. WIDMAN...

            Burial: “perpetual care of the cemetery lot, in the Catholic Cemetery at Monterey, Indiana, where myself and other members of my family are buried...{

            Exr: Charles B. KEITZER, Monterey, Ind.

            Wits: Eunice EMMETT, Louis A. REIDELBACH, both Winamac, Ind.

            Codicil: date 19 Sept 1942, at Winamac, Ind. “For the purpose of masses for my deceased husband, Ambrose WIDMAN...”     Wits: (not shown)

ARNOLD, Ida B., of Tiosa, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 195)

            Date: 10 Apr. 1943; prob. 20 Apr. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to Merle NIFONG and Maud NIFONG, husband and wife...

            Burial: “funeral be held at the Tiosa Brethren Church, and that my body be buried in the burIal place just east of the graves of George and Sarah MERLEY in Richland Center Cemetery in Fulton County, Indiaa...tomb stoe inscrbed Ida B. Merley ARNOLD born August 27, 1869, died (----)...”

            Exr; (not named)

            Wits: Clinton B. STRONG, Byron STRONG.

 

ACKERMAN, Metta, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 187)

            Date: 14 June 1942; prob. 29 Apr. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: nieces, Clara Jane KUMLER, Martha Ann URBIN, Cecilia LISEY, and Ileene TIBBETS...nephews, John LISEY, Robert LISEY and John URBIN...brother, John F. LISEY..sisters, Lulu WHARTON and Jessie URBIN...

            Exr: John F. LISEY.

            Wits: Hattie M. LEE, R.N., J. Murray McCARTY.

 

ROSS, William P., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 189)

            Date: 25 Sept. 1936; prob. 1 May 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Anna A.

            Exr: wife, Anna A. ROSS.

            Wits: Charles PYLE, Martin W. IVEY.

 

BURN, Gladys Gordon, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 191)

            Date: 16 Oct. 1942; prob. 5 May 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: John McCARTY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray McCARTY; Ward McCARTY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray McCARTY (personal property, formerly belonged Isaac ALEXANDER; Howard SHERBONDY; Blanche Ward WILE; Ada SHERBONDY; Fern NORRIS; Harry SOUTHARD; Iva CRAGUN, 6120 University Ave., Chicago, Ill.; Jean Cragun TOMBAUGH; Clarence ALEXANDER; Mrs. Mildred WILSON, 605 N. Drive, Woodruff Place, Indianapolis, Ind; Henrietta McCARTY; Richard SHERBONDY...

            Exr: Ada SHERBONDY.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Clyde W. ENTSMINGER.

 

SHEWMAN, William D., of St. Louis, Mo.              (WR “H” 193)

            Date: 24 Aug. 1929; prob. 6 Mar 1944, St. Louis Co., Mo.

            Notes: Proof shoes: “died testate on the 31st day of January, 1944, and at the time of his death resided at 853 Atlanta Ave., Webster Grove, Mo.”

            Heirs: wife, Lura May SHEWMAN...to Wilbur C. HARTER, Trustee (real estate in trust for wife, then to children as they become of age.)

            Exr: Wilbur C. HARTER.

            Wits: A.L. LATIMER, Loder L. PATTERSON.
BEEHLER
, Christena, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 199)

            Date: 29 Mar. 1930; prob. 10 July 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my children, Clyde J. BEEHLER, Alta ROUCH, Leo W. BEEHLER and Rethal EVANS..(residue) to my children, Edna BUNN, Mary THOMPSON, Clyde J. BEEHLER, Ruth NELLANS, Alta ROUCH, Leo W. BEEHLER and Rethal EVANS...”

            Exr: Clyde J. BEEHLER.

            Wits: Geo. L. BROWER, Martin W. IVEY.

 

GRAFFT, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 201)

            Date: 7 Oct. 1935; prob. 15 Aug. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my daughter, Mamie L. GRAFFT...my nephew, Dee I. ULRICH and my niece, Grace STOUT...residue to my daughters, Mamie L. GRAFFT, Bessie M. MICHAEL and Edna I. RIEHL...”

            Exr: friend, Andrew E. BABCOCK.

            Wits: John A. BARRETT, H.S. MILLER.

 

HEETER, Francis L. and Mary E., h. and w., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 203)

            Date: 24 Dec. 1927; prob. 30 Aug. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Francis L. HEETER, 1860-1935; Mary E. HEETER, 1861-1944.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1, p. 490, by Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: “to our grandchildren, Howard H. ROWE, Eva ROWE, Dora ROWE and Josephine ROWE...intact and unsold until the youngest of said grandchildren shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years.”

            Exr: Dr. A.E. STINSON, Athens, Ind.

            Wits Dorothy OLSEN, Arthur METZLER, Herman METZLER.

 

EYTCHESON, Isaac, of Fulton Co., Ind      (WR “H” 205)

            Date: 6 Nov. 1937; prob. 11 Sept. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ollie (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind) children, Ralph EYTCHESON, Pearl REED, Bessie REED and Elmer EYTCHESON...

            Exr: Ralph EYTCHESON.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

            Docidil: date 3 Sept. 1940.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON

 

BLACK, Nellie E., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 209)

            Date: 3 June 1943; prob. 28 Sept. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Katheleen ROBERTS...Roy BURDGE...(residue to husband, William BLACK (or if deceased) to Effie May EATON, Matilda DOUB, Helen DONAHUE and Maredean BUCHER,,,(real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.) to Mary BUCHER and to Charles MOYER and to Sherman SWICK and Viola SWICK...

            Exr: Charles MOYER, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Allan S. WIDAMAN, Lou H. HAYMOND.
DICK
, Lucy A., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 211)

            Date: 28 Aug. 1944; prob. 4 Oct. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son Raymond Walter BOWERS...son, Gilford Leon BOWERS...daughter, Dessie Mae LaZAR..”and to Robert Austin STOCKBERGER, whom I have raised from childhood.”

            Exr: daughter, Dessie Mae LaZAR.

            Wits: D.L. SLAYBAUGH, W.A. DICK.

 

WIDEMAN, Joseph, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 213)

            Date: 24 June 1930; prob. 1 Nov. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my sisters and brothers equal: Ida WIDEMAN, Eveline WIDEMAN, Henry WIDEMAN, James WIDEMAN and Elmer E. WIDEMAN...”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Hubbard D. STONER.

 

DICK, Lucy Ann.       (WR “H” 215)

            Notes: Widower’s election 25 Nov. 1944, signed Willard A. DICK.

 

BERRY, Mary J., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 217)

            Date: 20 Oct. 1942; prob. 12 Dec. 1944, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Glen A. BERRY...grandsons, Benile BERRY and Gerald A. BERRY..

            Exr: son, Glen A. BERRY.

            Wits: Elmer BECK, Marion WHYBREW, both Fulton, Ind.

 

PACKER, Nissa, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 219)

            Date: 5 Feb. 1938; prob. 18 Jan. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Christian Church, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind....daughter, Flora L REAM...son, Frederick B. PACKER...step-son, Clement PACKER...step-daughter, Zoa L. NELLANS..nephew, Earl BARNHART..granddaughter, Delta COSTELLO...”and to the children of my step-grandon, Byron NELLANS, viz: Jack NELLANS and Mary Jane NELLANS..”grandchildren, viz: George REAM, Arthur REAM and Catherine Ream YOUNG...

            Exr: Charles T. JONES.

            Wits: Mrs. Eva BEATTIE, Faye WRIGHT.

 

WILE, Isaac “Ike” M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 221)

            Date: 25 Jan. 1945; prob. 16 Feb. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Miriam SAUER, formerly Miriam KENNELL (for service rendered during employment at M. Wile & Sons, Inc, store in Rochester, Ind)..to Floyd KINDIG (for service rendered the Wile store during employment there)..to Ward McCARTY and John McCARTY, “children of Henrietta and Murray McCARTY...to the three sons of Byron KINDIG (farm tenant).to Nellie DAVIDSON, “now employed in my household.” brothers, Lee WILE and Arthur E. WILE, sister, Blanche YUSTER, “and to my nephews, Harold REDEL and Ralph REDEL...”

            Burial: “in the Mausoleum at Rochester, Indiana...and that my friend, Rev. Thomas STOVALL, assist in conducting the funeral services.”

            Exrs: brother, Arthur E. WILE and nephew, Harold REDEL. (Did not name longtime friend, Ben OPPENHEIM, North Manchester, Ind, because of his age.)

            Wits: Ira D. GOSS, Jessie F. GOSS.

 

WILD, William R.,and Theresa M., h. and w., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR”H” 223)

            Date: 19 Aug 1941; prob. 6 Mar. 1945, Fulton Co, Ind.

            Heirs “equally between our son, Bewley W. WILD and our daughter, Vera Wild DREWES...”

            Exr: son, Bewley W. WILD.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

JONES, Mary E., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 225)

            Date: 4 Feb. 1937; prob 9 Mar. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Gordon HARROLD...Charles GOOD “and wife”...Jennie and Clyde GOOD...Lillie CRAIG...Sarah MOST, Louisa GOOD and Milo HARROLD...

            Exr: Hubbard D. STONER, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodean BALL.

 

KILMER, William Otis, and Emma, h. and w.          (WR “H” 227)

            Date: 31 Dec. 1942; prob. 5 Mar. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “between our children, Dean KILMER and Irene FYVIE and our adopted son, Robert KILMER...at the death of the said Irene FYVIE, vest in her husband, Robert FYVIE...”

            Exr: Donald KILMER.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

LIGHTFOOT, Martha Alice, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 229)

            Date: 19 June 1930; prob. 29 Mar. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my only child, Eva Ellen LIGHTFOOT...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: H. Gordon MILLER, Rochester, Ind., K.C. EMERSON, Mishawaka, Ind.

 

THOMSON, Jane C., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 231)

            Date: 29 Nov. 1922; prob. 19 Apr. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Elizabeth A. THOMSON...sister, Susan T. THOMSON...

            Exr: Elizabeth A. THOMSON.   Alternate, Susan T. THOMSON.

            Wits: Minnie K. BROWN, Frank C. AYRES.

 

SUNDERLAND, Byron A., of Fulton Co, Ind.        (WR “H” 233)

            Date: 1 June 1944; prob. 2 May 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Nettie A...son, Byron G. SUNDERLAND.

            Exr: son, Byron G. SUNDERLAND.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia COOK.
METSKER
, Alpha Franklin, and Anna Ida, h. & w.             (WR H” 235)

            Date: 31 Dec. 1921; prob. 14 May 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Handwriting of decedent, Alpha Franklin METSKER, identified by affidavit siged by Mrs. Minnie POLLEY, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “We give, devise and bequeath to to each other...”

            Exr: (survivor of the first to die)

            Wits: Helen GALLAGHER, 2425 W. 38Th St., Chicago, Ill.,, Robt. J. SCOTT, Glen Ellyn, Ill. , Benjamin CLARK, 1447 E. 69Th Pl., Chicago, Ill.

 

BURNS, Martha A, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 237)

            Date: 27 Nov. 1925; prob. 16 May 1945, Fulton Co., Id.

            Heirs: niece, Celia GROVE...residue to Gospel Trumpet Co., Anderson, Ind.

            Exr: Hubbard D. STONER, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Harry GARMAN, Albert B. CHIPMAN.

 

PENROD, James F., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 239)

            Date: 18 Sept. 1943; prob. 26 May 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “Delia Lambert GREER, Lois Lambert SHIDAKER and Sarah Lambert BAXTER, nieces of my deceased wife...Philip PENROD, Roscoe PENROD, Noel PENROD, Sarah Penrod SHERER and Lois Penrod BEDIE, children of a deceased brother...and residue unto my nephew, Glen O. LOGAN...”

            Exr: Glen O. LOGAN.

            Wits: Elizabeth TOMLINSON, Harry S. MILLER.

 

NORRIS, Harry, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 241)

            Date: 28 Dec. 1938; prob. 23 June 1945, Fulton Co,., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Edna Fern NORRIS...granddaughter, Suzanne Lynn LANDGRAVE “now a minor of but four years of age...”

            Exr: wife, Edna Fern NORRIS.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

GOOD, Louisa C., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 243)

            Date: 2 June 1943; prob. 26 June 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Charles D. GOOD, Clyde D. GOOD and Lillian CRAIG....Deposits in the First National Bank of Rochester, Ind. “for the burial of my daughter, Maude M. MULKINS.”

            Exr: “my son,” Charles D. GOOD.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Florence Etta HAROLD.

 

WOODCOX, Harley A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 245)

            Date: 25 Oct. 1934; prob. 29 June 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs wife, Melvina Belle.

            Exr: wife, Melvina Belle WOODCOX.

            Wits: Richard FRILL, Daniel S. PERRY, both Rochester, Ind.
BABCOCK
, Alfred Ray, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 247)

            Date: 3 Feb. 1928; prob. 5 July 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Nellie.

            Exr: wife, Nellie BABCOCK.

            Wits: A.E. BABCOCK, Alida RANNELLS.

 

BRINGHAM, Nora E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 249)

            Date: 2 Nov. 1939; prob. 25 July 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my four children, Mildred B. IRELAN, Margaret M. NELSON, Wilbur R. BRINGHAM and John S. BRINGHAM...”

            Exr: son, John S. BRINGHAM.

            Wits: Mary M. TIPPY, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

MARQUIS, Lillie S., of Cass Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 251)

            Date: 18 Oct. 1941; prob. 31 July 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Proof shows: “departed this life in Fulton County, Indiana, on the 25t day of July, 1945...”

            Heirs: “my granddaughter, Alberta Juanita MORROW...my granddaugter, Treva Mae SHOEMAKER...my son, Walter MARQUIS, is now deceased...he left three children, consisting of a daughter by his first wife whose name is now Alberta Juanita MORROW and two sons by his second wife, whose names are Walter MARQUIS Jr., and Charles Albert MARQUIS.  Alberta Juanita MORROW has been with me since she was two weeks of age and like a daughter to me..residue to my son, James I. MARQUIS, of Pulaski County, my daughters, Ida May SHOEMAKER, of Fulton County, and Celestia L. YANKEE, of St. Joseph County, and my granddaughter, Alberta Juanita MORROW...”

            Exr: Donald D. ONEILL, Logansport, Ind.

            Wits: Donald D. ONEILL, Lynn ONEILL, Adeline SUNDY.

            Codicil: date 9 Apr. 1943 “now a resident of Fulton County, Indiana.”

            Wits: Donald D. ONEILL, Lynn ONEILL, Adeline SUNDY.

 

KOPP, Sarah J., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind          (WR”H” 253)

            Date: 1 Oct, 1943; prob. 11 Sept. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: St. Ann’s Church, Kewana, Ind. “for saying masses for myself, my deceased husband, Daniel KOPP, Sr., and our deceased children...(residue) to my children, who are living at the time of my death...”

            Exr: daughter, Helena SHINE.

            Wits: Eileen M. DWYER, R.T. LORD.

 

CALAWAY, Schuyler C., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 255)

            Date: 28 Feb. 1942; prob. Sept. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my two granddaughters, Mildred BURNS and Winifred SANDERS...”

            Exr: granddaughter, Mildred BURNS.

            Wits: Percy SMITH, Frank R. McCARTER.
WALSH
, Mary F., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 257)

            Date: 27 Dec. 1941; prob. 8 Oct. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Thomas WALSH...son, Lawrence WALSH (real estate in Harrison Twp, Pulaski Co., Ind.)...(real estate in Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) “to Kyron WALSH, my son...Arthur WALSH, my son, Helen L. HOPE, my daughter...Grace McLOCHLIN, my daughter...Margaret EVELSEIZER, my daughter...Florence BRINKEL, my daughter...Thomas WALSH, my son...John W. MARONEY, my grandson and Alberta HENDERSON, my granddaughter...residue to above and to Lawrence WALSH, son.)”

            Exr: son, Thomas WALSH.

            Wits: Wm. Walter MASON, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

BLACK, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 259)

            Date: 28 Sept 1944; prob. 11 Oct 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “unto my sister, Effie M. EATON and my nephew, Carl EATON and my niece, Mabel DOWNING (real estate in Kosciusko Co., Ind.)...I hereby will, devise and bequeath no propety unto my sister, Ida SNOKE:”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank.

            Wits: Willodean BALL, Mary BUCHER.

 

OLIVER, John M., of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 261)

            Date: 4 Jan 1936, prob. 24 Oct 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Della...

            Exr: wife, Della OLIVER.

            Wits: Frank H. TERRY, Ferd HEILBRUN.

 

SHAFFER, Eva., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 263)

            Date: 29 Jan. 1937; prob. 7 Nov. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Sarah GREEN..Virgil SHAFFER..mother, Sarah E. SHAFFER...”my good friend,” Pearl PRESSNALL, or if deceased, to Florence PRESSNALL, or if deceased, to DeVer PRESSNALL..          

            Exr: DeVer PRESSNALL.

            Wits: Ina M. BRUNDIGE, Don O. NOYER.

 

DuBOIS, Benjamin F., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 265)

            Date: 26 Apr 1944; prob. 8 Nov. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: residue to brother, Thomas E. DuBOIS (and if he is deceased) to brother, Robert O. DuBOIS.

            Exr: Thomas E. DuBOIS.

            Wits: Helen VanDUYNE, Selden J. BROWN.
SHOWALTER
, Laura B., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 267)

            Date: June 1928; prob. 10 Nov. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my following children, Opal WAECHTER, Harry M. SHOWALTER, Wm. Everett SHOWALTER...residue to daughter, Opal WAECHTER, Harry M. SHOWALTER, Wm. Everett SHOWALTER, Mildred R. SWIHART, to the children of my deceased daughter, Mary Edith BAILEY, and the children of my deceased daughter, Vera G. MARTIN...to my granddaughter, Anita KINDER I bequeath the sum of One Dollar, and the remainder equally between my grandchildren Arthur, Carl and Miles MARTIN...”

            Burial: “monument at the grave of myself and my deceased husband, James M. SHOWALTER.”

            Exr: Harry M. SHOWALTER.  Wits: Kathryn READ, Aaron S. BERGER

 

BAIR, Dora I.H. Barnhisel, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 269)

            Date: 6 Nov. 1937; prob. 13 Nov. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Marion J. (Life estate) remainder to Church of God.

            Exr: husband, Marion J. BAIR.  Alternate, Charles E. MANES.

            Wits: Chas. E. MANES, Eliza MANES, Joseph R. HARRISON (all of Columbia City, Ind.)

 

CARROTHERS, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 271)

            Date: 4 Oct 1945; prob. 14 Nov. 1945, Fulton Co, Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Rose (real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind)...”to my son, Victor CARROTHERS (real estate in Perry Twp., Miami Co., Ind)...residue to my grandchildren seven in number, children of my deceased son, Carl CARROTHERS, said grandchildrens’ names are as follows: Lennis WISE, Laura CARROTHERS, Mary WHISLER, Gail CARROTHERS, William R. CARROTHERS, Thelma CARROTHERS and June CARROTHERS.”

            Exr: wife, Rose CARROTHERS.  Alternate, Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

CARR, Benjamin F., of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 273)

            Date: 15 Feb. 1930; prob. (-----) Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Calista (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) “balance of my real estate (in Fulton Co., Ind.) to my sons, Fred S. CARR, Harley L. CARR, Alonzo C. CARR, Ray B. CARR and Stanley B. CARR.”

            Exr: “my son,” Benj. R. CARR.

            Wits: Martin W. IVEY, Orville F. MILLER.

 

SECOR, Alice L., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 275)

            Date: 21 Nov. 1942; prob. 27 Dec. 1945, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, Naaman MOORE...nephew, Frank E. DAWSON...nephew, Orville MOORE...niece, Lessie MABY..nephew, Guy MOORE...great-nephew, Gail HARTMAN, “son of my niece, Mabel HARTMAN...and to my deceased husband’s half brother, Daniel M. SECOR...”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, Willodean BALL.

WHALEY, Calvin, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 277)

            Date: 24 July 1944; prob. 2 Jan. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Olive Branch United Brethern Church, Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind..to son, Ralph WHALEY ($1.00)...residue to Merrit and Katie GAULT..

            Exr: friend, Clyde CHAMP.

            Wits: O.R. PICKERING, Dorothy GRIEST.

 

VanDIEN, Frederick L., of Rochester, Fulton Co, Ind.  “now in the active military service as a 2nd Lt.  ASN 0-765153, in the Army of the United States.”

(WR “H” 279)

            Date: 16 Feb. 1944; prob. 19 Jan. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: mother, Gertrude L VanDIEN, Rochester, Ind., and if deceased, to father, Albertus VanDIEN, Rochester, Ind.

            Exr: Gertrude L. VanDIEN.

            Wits: Vernon A. HOFFMAN, Portland, Ore, George O. SPARKS, Jr., Meridian, Miss., Warner C. VanVOOST, Turner, Mont.

 

LEITER, Alice Mae, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 281)

            Date: 28 July 1943; prob. 11 Feb. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: brother, Fred LEITER...sister, Della LEITER...

            Exr: brother, Fred LEITER, ad sister, Della LEITER.

            Wits: Charles LEITER, Mollie LEITER.

 

AGSTER, John F., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 283)

            Date: 13 Feb. 1943; prob 29 Mar. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ellen...son, Horatio S. AGSTER

            Exr: son, Horatio S. AGSTER

            Wits: Edna C. SHEETS, Faye WRIGHT.

 

PUTMAN, David, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR H” 285)

            Date: 4 Aug. 1933; prob. 29 Mar. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Audra J. PUTMAN...daughter, Velda PENROD...

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, John D. HOLMAN

 

SHIPLEY, Eva C., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 287)

            Date: 23 Jan. 1942; prob. 8 Apr. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Indiana Methodist Childrens Home, Lebanon, Ind... (U.S. Bonds) “in my name and in the name of Helen CASE”..Emma SHIPLEY, widow of Tully SHIPLEY, deceased...Harry CASE, “my brother, and wife Ella...”Myrtle CASE, wife of Frank CASE, deceased...Edward CASE, “my brother, and wife Maggie..to Clara Burns CLEMENS, for loving care and friendship...to I.O.O.F. Cemetery (location not given)...

            Exr: brother, Edward CASE, Akron, Ind

            Wits: A.B. GREEN, Ed. CASE.

            Codicil: date 9 Aug. 1943.   “I desire to cancel the bequest to Emma SHIPLEY...”

            Wits: Isabel HENDERSON, A.B. GREEN.

EVANS, Charles, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 289)

            Date: 16 Aug. 1933; prob. 9 Apr. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Minnie...”While I have been accused of being the father of a child of one Jennie CURTIS, the name as given to such child being Bettie Louisa EVANS, as shown by the records of the Health Officer of Fulton County, Indiana, and while I made a settlement with the said Jennie CURTIS, relative thereto, I now hereby deny that I am or was the father of the said Bettie Louisa EVANS, and further say, that she is not my child, but will that following my death (Executor) shall pay to said Bettie Louisa EVANS, or her agent, the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars...residue divided equally between Carl BATZ and Mildred BATZ, children of my sister, Blanche BATZ, and Charles Robert EVANS and Carl Jacob EVANS, sons of my deceased brother, Jacob EVANS.”

            Burial: “in Odd Fellows Cemetery at Kewana, Indiana.”

            Exr: wife, Minnie EVANS.

            Wits: Frank HUDKINS, Robert R. TOMLINSON.

 

FELDER, Louis W., of Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 291)

            Date: 7 June 1930; prob. 10 Apr. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: wife, Lottie R...”my three children, Phyllis MEYER, Emerson E. FELDER and Vera F. MESSINGER, and of my grandchildren...:

            Exr: wife, Lottie R. FELDER.

            Wits: Ross E. BALDWIN, Macy, Ind., Emma BECKER, Fulton, Ind.

 

MOORE, Fred H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 293)

            Date: 16 Mar. 1926; prob. 29 Apr. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Annabelle.

            Exr: wife, Annabelle MOORE

            Wits: Evelyn BRYANT, Hilda WILBURN, Pauline GOSS, Helen LOWE, Ruth SHUMAN (all of Rochester, Ind.)

 

NELSON, Gust Reuben, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 295)

            Date: 12 Aug. 1936; prob. 2 May 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Emma Christena...daughter, Laura Caroline Mabel NELSON...son, Clarence Clark NELSON...son, Ives Arthur NELSON...daughter, Nellie Anima WERNER, “her husband, William A. WERNER.”...(real estate in Athens, Fulton Co., Ind)

            Exr: Clarence Clark NELSON.

            Wits: Harry BERNETHA, Madge WAYMIRE.

 

YOUNG, Catherine, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 297)

            Date: 27 Aug. 1940; prob. 6 May 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughters, Mary BUCHER, Maggie HARROLD, Tressie BALL and Daisy BUCHER...

            Exr: State Bank, Akron, Ind

            Wits: Irene BOLLEY, Aaron S. BERGER.
GOOD
, Ivy R., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 299)

            Date: 7 Nov. 1945; prob 11 June 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, Ind.  (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...nephew, Charles V. GOOD.nephew, Otta A. GOOD...niece, Lillian R. RAY...wife, Floretta C. GOOD, “under the provisions of an Ante Nuptial contract which I entered into with my said wife, when she was single and when her name was Floretta C. FENSTERMACHER...Theodore GOOD...Willard MILLICE, Frederick MILLICE, Elizabeth MILLICE, Helen COPP and Frederick H. FROMM...residue to my nieces, Faye WRIGHT, Rena WRIGHT, Ruth Wright COPPAGE and Lefa WRIGHT...

            Burial: “marker be provided at the grave of my deceased mother, Syrena DUMBAULD, who is buried in the Cemetery East of Tiosa, Indiana, known as the Lutheran Cemetery.”

            Exr: Faye WRIGHT and Rena WRIGHT.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Ernest D. BONINE

 

BAMMERLIN, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 301)

            Date: 24 June 1941; prob. 19 June 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “unto Frederick Sausaman BAMMERLIN, no property”...sons, Robert BAMMERLIN and Albert BAMMERLIN, daughter, Berdella Bammerlin SHIREMAN, step-daughter, Valura NYE...

            Exrs: sons, Robert BAMMERLIN and Albert BAMMERLIN.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodean BALL.

 

SHESLER, Samantha J., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 303)

            Date: 1 June 1945; prob. 10 June 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Ella K. STINSON and to daughter, Lula MINTER (real estate known as the Bidwell Store building and the Post Office building)...to daughter, Amy WALTON, real estate known as Barnes Shoe Repair Shop “adjacent to the Post Office building” also real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Exr: daughter, Amy WALTON.

            Wits: Hubbard D. STONER, Willodean BALL.

 

DAOUST, Roger, of Defiance, Ohio.            (WR “H” 305)

            Date: 28 Nov. 1931; prob. (-----) Defiance Co., Ohio.  Certified record of probate court dated 19 June 1946,

            Heirs: wife, Gertrude N....

            Exr: wife, Gertrude N. DAOUST.

            Wits: William E. DAOUST, F.L.HAY, both Defiance, Ohio.

 

StCLAIR, Flora J., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 307)

            Date: 4 Oct. 1944; prob. 30 July 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my children, George A. StCLAIR, Glen D. StCLAIR, Orren D. StCLAIR, Joseph E. StCLAIR, Nellie M. HOFFMAN, Mary E. ERWIN and Doris E. StCLAIR...”

            Exr: son-in-law, Charles HOFFMAN.  Alternate, son, George A. StCLAIR.

            Wits: Donald D. ONEILL, Betty M. FOUTZ.
HOLDEN
, Maud M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 309)

            Date: 7 feb. 1946; prob. 19 Aug. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece Elizabeth SHEPARD (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...”to Sandra RAVENCROFT, daughter of John A. RAVENCROFT and Francis RAVENCROFT” (real estate, golf links at Rochester Country Club.)

            Exr: Arthur METZLER, Attorney, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Charles SCHOLDER, Val ZIMMERMAN.

 

BALDWIN, Norman A. Jr. Of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “H” 311 ?)

            Date: 15 Dec. 1942; prob (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Clare Mae BALDWIN..

            Exr: Clare Mae BALDWIN

            Wits: Clarence C. PHILLIPS, F/O Del Valley A.A.B., Austin, Tex., S. Paul TUZZEO, 210 DeMott Ave., Baldin, LI., N.Y., Omar P. ROSVOLD, Delta, Ohio.

 

GOHN, Kizzie, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 313)

            Date 17 Oct. 1942; prob. 17 Oct. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Eva GOHN (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”my son, Ernest, and my grandchildren who have their own interest in the above described real estate.”

            Exr: daughter, Eva GOHN.

            Wits: Edith C. BRYANT Mildred FIELDS.

            Codicil: date (-----).  (Concerning deed to real estate in possession of Frank BRYANT for delivery to grantee, Eva GOHN) “upon my death.”

            Wits: George BEARSS, Ralph WEBER.

 

McCARTER, Harley I., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 315)

            Date: 15 June 1942; prob. 30 Oct 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to Ada May BLESSING, in consideration of her attention to and assistance in building my said business...remainder to my legal heirs...”

            Exr: daughter, Lillian McCARTER.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

BAKER, Ella M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 317)

            Date: 9 Apr. 1945; prob. 12 Nov. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to each of the nine children of my deceased daughter, Bertha WILSON...residue to my children, Merla SINGER, Ermal C. BAKER and Artha KREAMER.”

            Exr: daughter, Merla SINGER, and son, Ermal C. BAKER.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Margaret HURLBERT.
CHAMBERLIN
, Edith Russell         (WR “H” 319)

            Date: 3 Sept. 1946; prob 21 Nov. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Mrs. Louise Watts TAYLOR, 25 Demorest Ave., Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Edith Watts McMURPHY; Mrs. Hetty Lewis WILSON, Calfon, N.J.; Mrs. Mortimer WILSON Jr., New York, N.Y; Mrs Don WATTS, Tulsa, Okla; Mrs. Georgia Watts MOECKEL, 51 East 90 St., New York, N.Y.; Mrs. Genevieve Smith LaLIBERTE, Miami Beach, Fla.; Miss Ruth COPELAND; Mr. Charles LEWIS, 110 N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, Calif (“watch of my deceased husband”); Mr John H. DRACH, 1422 Bellevue Ave., Burlingame, Calif (“son of an old friend”); Mrs. Marion HUFF, 801 Sutter, St., San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Betsy Nixon LANE, Chestnut Hill Apts., Philadelphia, Penn.; Mrs. Myra Paramore SMITH, Rochester, Ind.; Mrs. Herman WOBBER, 2500 Steiner St., San Francisco, Calif.

            Burial: “my body shall be cremated...interred in the family burial plot, being Lot No. Fifty Two (52) Section Thirteen (13) in West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia...said lot in the name of Edith M. RUSSELL...”

            Exr: Gerald Percy SMITH, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

TUOHY, Lulu M., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 323)

            Date: 2 May 1935; prob. 26 Nov. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brothers, John W.R. BROCKMAN and Eugene C. BROCKMAN...daughter, Mary Louise WEAVER...

            Exr: brother, Eugene C. BROCKMAN.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

BLILEY, Isaiah, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 325)

            Date: 16 Mar. 1943; prob. 12 Dec. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to five of my six children, to-wit: Flossie CRUM, Ruth HARTER, Raymond BLILEY, Maud TOWN and George BLILEY...(nothing to my son, Ira BLILEY because in my opinion he has not treated me properly.”

            Exr: son-in-law, Leonard HARTER.

            Wits: George F. STEVENS, Faye Marie TRAVIS.

 

MUSSELMAN, Alfaretta, of Fulto Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 327)

            Date: 1 Feb. 1943; prob. 14 Dec. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: “making my home continuously with my sister, Nettie KINDER and her husband George KINDER near Akron, Indiana...my two grandchildren, namely, Harold and George BURTON...”

            Exr: Estil GINN.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia COOK.

 

DAVIDSON, David T., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 329)

            Date: 21 Aug. 1945; prob. 27 Dec. 1946, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: nephew, Theodore DAVIDSON.

            Exr: nephew, Theodore DAVIDSON.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Earl GRAHAM.
ROSS
, Anna A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 331)

            Date: 22 Jan 1945; prob.20 Jan. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: grandchildren, William D. ROSS, Barbara ROSS and Thelma ROSS.

            Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Vernie SEVERNS, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

LEEDY, Ezra, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 333)

            Date: 24 Mar. 1937; prob. 28 Jan. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to Albertus LEEDY and Grethel MOW (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to Otis BURKETT, Oran LEEDY and Ledolia RIDOUT..(real estate to) Dean MOW, Trustee for Patsy J. HARBAUGH, “who is a granddaughter of my deceased wife, provded...to arrive at the full age of twenty-one years..”

            Exr: Dean MOW.

            Wits: Charles E. EMMONS, Frank R. McCARTER.

 

COOK, Delia (Cordelia) A.,   (WR “H” 337)

            Date: 9 May 1944; prob. 31 Jan. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: “this day entered into a contract with Dean MOW and Grethel MOW, husband and wife, for my care...rest of my life...Therefore, (resdue to them).”

            Burial: “in Washington Cemetery by the side of my former husband, Stephen EDWARDS.and pastor of the Church of the Brethren in the village of Walnut to preach the funeral sermon.”

            Exr: Dean MOW and Grethel MOW

            Wits: Don F. KITCH, Hugh W. KEISER.

 

SMITH, Ernest A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 339)

            Date: 10 Jan. 1936; prob 21 Feb. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Bertha A...”trust for son, Robert E. SMITH, until he arrives at the age of 25 years (unless he regains his health before division of estate)...my beloved children, viz: Phyllis Emogene SHEETZ, Robert Edwin SMITH, James Emerson SMITH, Nellie Mae SMITH and Joe SMITH.”

            Exr: wife, Bertha A. SMITH.

            Wits: Nellie BRYANT, George P. BUCHANAN.

 

HUNNESHAGEN, Mabel, of Chicago, Ill.  (WR “H” 341)

            Date: 28 Jan. 1944; prob 6 Mar. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, Eugene HUNNESHAGEN, Kewanna, Ind...bother, Clarence HUNNESHAGEN, Kokomo, Ind...sister-in-law, Geneva HUNNESHAGEN “and to her daughters (my nieces) Roberta HUNNESHAGEN, Marilyn HUNNESHAGEN and Marcia HUNNESHAGEN, of Rochester, Indiana...to Vincent Delli VENNERI, of Chicago, Illinois...”  nephew, Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN, of Rochester, Ind...Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN Jr., son of Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN..

            Exr: Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN.

            Wits: Lillian C. BARRON, 231 N. LaVergne Ave., Chicago, Ill., Clyde C. COLWELL, 1 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Ill., Henry L. WELLS, 1 N. LASalle St., Chicago, Ill.

KNISS, Mary Jane, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 343)

            Date: 31 Dec. 1925; prob. 7 Mar 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Frank KAMMERER

            Exr: Frank KAMMERER.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

GAGNON, Armin, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 345)

            Date: 28 Dec. 1945; prob. 13 Mar. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to Helen THIEME, my granddaughter, daughter of my deceased daughter, Della HOFFMAN...to my grandsons Marion and Melvin GAGNON, sons of my deceased son, Floyd GAGNON...to my daughter, Loretta HANCOCK...to my son, Walter GAGNON...to my son, ONeill GAGNON..to my son, Arthur GAGNON...to my son, Russell GAGNON...to my son, Wilford GAGNON...to my son, Lawrence GAGNON...to my son, Orville GAGNON...to my son, Roswell GAGNON...to my son, Blair GAGNON...”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: J.R. EMAHISER, Willodean BALL.

 

COPLEN, Charles E., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 347)

            Date: 9 Apr. 1946; prob. 24 Mar. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Tellie R. COPLEN.

            Exr: son, Tellie R. COPLEN.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Harold REMY.

 

BERNHARDT, Oscar A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 349)

            Date: 26 Nov. 1946; prob. 3 Apr. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Lorraie T. BOOTH, (permitted to live in real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...”to my beloved children, Audrey SMITH, Russell O. BERNHARDT and Lorraine T. BOOTH...”

            Exr: son-in-law, Marvin BOOTH.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Glen W. BRYANT.

 

FERNBAUGH, William, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 351)

            Date: 26 Nov 1946; prob. 5 Apr. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Estella...daughter, Mae LOVLESS...”unto my children, Earl FERNBAUGH, Carl FERNBAUGH and Robert FERNBAUGH and Grace BAKER...Mae LOVLESS is the only child of my first wife...and that my other four children are born from my second marriage...”

            Exr: Grace BAKER.

            Wits: W.O. OSBORN, Charlotte JUNG.
RENTSCHLER
, George, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 353)

            Date: 20 Feb. 1934; prob. 7 Apr. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Lettie E (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) and at her death to son, Clarence RENTSCHLER, and at his death to the children of Clarence RENTSCHLER; also if wife pre-deceases testator, to son, Henry A. RENTSCHLER, “the sum of $100.00,” and residue equally, “to my sons, George A. RENTSCHLER, Jr., Andrew F. RENTSCHLER, Clarence I. RENTSCHLER, Robert L. RENTSCHLER and Elgy RENTSCHLER..(also trust for) my grandchildren, William Adam RENTSCHLER (under 21 years of age), Vonda Marie RENTSCHLER (under 25 years of age) and Betty Louise RENTSCHLER (under 25 years of age)...”

            Exrs: George A. RENTSCHLER, Jr., Elgy RENTSCHLER and Robert L. RENTSCHLER.

            Wits: C.W. JONES, L.C. THOMMEN.

            Codicil: date 1 May 1935.

            Wits: Charles W. JONES, Lucius C. THOMMEN.

 

LUDEWIG, Lillie May, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 357)

            Date: 23 Apr. 1946; prob. 7 Apr. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to George RENTSCHLER, Sr., and if he be deceased, bequests to Dessie RENTSCHLER, Mervine RENTSCHLER and Virginist RENTSCHLER; remainder to Robert RENTSCHLER, George RENTSCHLER, Elgy RENTSCHLER and Clarence RENTSCHLER...

            Exr: Clarence RENTSCHLER.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Mrs. Bernice WALLE, both Rochester, Ind.

 

BARNHART, Alwilda E.D., Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 359)

            Date: 2 July 1943; prob. 2 May 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Baptist Church, Rochester-Fulton Co., Library (all Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to Isabelle KOCH, “upon condition that she remains in my employ until the time of my decease”...to nephew, Clarence E. MILLER...niece, Ruth Edwards MEYER...sister, Della MILLER (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to children “living at the time of my decease of Glen BAILEY, the children of Dean L. BARNHART living at the time of my decease and Hugh BARNHART...to Talmadge DILLON, Grace Dillon McVAY and Clarence DILLON, children of William DILLON, deceased, ad to Madge DILLON and Billie DILLON, children of Arthur DILLON, a deceased son of said William DILLON...to Ray BABCOCK and Perry BABCOCK, children of Rebecca Dillon BABCOCK, deceased and Grace ABBOTT, Bernice ABBOTT and Dorothy MUSICK, children of Andrew BABCOCK, a deceased son of said Rebecca Dillon BABCOCK and Miriam MITCHELL, Robert MILLER and Arthur MILLER, children of Lucia MILLER, a deceased daughter of said Rebecca Dillon BABCOCK...to Harry DILLON, Arthur DILLON and Lewis DILLON, children of L. Cass DILLON, deceased...to Zella KOONTZ and Ida CONE, children of Charles DILLON, deceased...”residue to sister, Della MILLER, and if she is deceased, to my nephew, Clarance E. MILLER, son of Della MILLER.”

            Exr: First National Bank of Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

STOFER, Jess, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 363)

            Date: 25 Jan. 1944; prob. 13 May 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “no property...unto any of my brothers or sisters, or unto any of the children of my deceased brother or sister...residue...Tuberculosis Hospital, Denver, Colorado, and Orphans Home of the St. Anthony’s Hospital, at Denver, Colorado..”

            Burial: “my body be cremated and the ashes to be taken to Pikes Peak, Colorado, and thrown to the wind.”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Willodean BALL, J.R. EMAHISER.

 

SKINNER, Bessie E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 365)

            Date: 13 May 1947; prob. 19 May 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my friends, Ruth CLOUD and Della PONTIOUS of Rochester, Indiana...residue to my cousins, Richard PARKER, Ralph PARKER and Daisy Cook WHITING, of Proctorsville, Vermont..”

            Exr: friend, Alice BECKER, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Charles L. RICHARDSON, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

MERANDA, Offa W., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 367)

            Date: 2 Oct. 1940; prob. 28 May 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “heirlooms painted by my former wife, Maude MERANDA, to my niece, Ethel BURKETT, of Kokomo, Indiana...tools to my brother, John Arthur MERANDA... Residue to Christian Church of Rochester, Indiana...to my brother, John Arthur MERANDA...to my niece, Ethel BURKETT...to Claude PETERS and Pauline PETERS.”

            Burial: “buried in my lot in Crown Hill Cemetery at Kokomo, Indiana, beside my former wife, Maude MERANDA...a mausoleum covering for each of said graves..”

            Exr: Charles C. CAMPBELL.

            Wits: Edith HENDERSON, Frank E. BRYANT.

 

TRANBARGER, Dorus W., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 369)

            Date: 20 Aug. 1945; prob. 26 June 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my son, Emmett S. TRANBARGER (real estate in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., life estate)...to Bertha MARSHAL for care and kindness she has rendered to me in my declining years...Martha TRANBARGER, my former daughter-in-law...to Anna SHINOLDT, my deceased wife’s sister...(if testator sells real estate, then) pay my son, Emmett TRANBARGER, the sum of $100.00.”

            Exr: Herbert A. ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Helen VanDUYNE, Selden J. BROWN.
CARRUTHERS
, Daisy M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 371)

            Date: 8 Sept 1945; prob. 28 June 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my beloved children, Harold H. CARRUTHERS, Mary E. SMITH, Margaret KISSINGER, Ruth HAYS, Maurice Earl CARRUTHERS and Virginia ROBINSON...”

            Exr: son, Harold H. CARRUTHERS.

            Wits: Mary P. CLINE, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

ENYEART, Ethel May, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 373)

            Date: 23 June 1947; prob. 2 July 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to daughter, Velma ENYEART...to daughter, Beulah ENYEART...rsidue “to my children, Velma ENYEART, Beulah ENYEART, Cecil ENYEART, Donald ENYEART, Vernal ENYEART and Garnet BEAUCHAMP...”

            Exrs: Velma ENYEART and Beulah ENYEART.

            Wits: James A. DILTS, Velma A. MOODY.

 

ZIMMERMAN, Frank J., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 385)

            Date: 30 Sept. 1946; prob. 18 July 1947, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: to Donna Belle WARREN, and if she predeceases testator, to her children (real estate in Disko, Fulton Co., Ind.)...Bequests to Methodist Church, Disko, Ind., Ivan FLOHR, Harold SULLIVAN, Marcella SULLIVAN and Mabel SULLIVAN, Don RAGER, Jessie HOUDEN, Beulah COLE, Ollie ULSH.residue to Charles NELSON, Etta KINSEY, Kenneth NELSON and Ulla MINEAR..to the children of Ray NELSON...to the natural children of Cleo WALLACE...to the children of Millie, (daughter of my aunt, Mary MILLER...to the children of Grace, daughter of my aunt, Mary MILLER...to Mabel, daughter of my aunt Mary MILLER...to Dewitte NELSON, Vance NELSON, Lee NELSON, sons of my uncle, C.L. NELSON...to the children of Guy NELSON, son of my uncle, C.L. NELSON..to Francis, Robert Vivian, Rex and Beatrice, children of my uncle, Robert NELSON...to the children of Arthur NELSON, son of my uncle, Robert NELSON...to the children of Roy NELSON, son of my uncle, Robert NELSON..to Harley, Bessie, Mamie, Gladys and Frank, children of my uncle, Jessie NELSON..”

            Exr: Roy GRONINGER.

            Wits: Claire GARBER, Geo. F. GARBER.

 

COFFING, Effie E.    (WR “H” 377)

            Date: 7 Mar. 1946; prob 18 Aug. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to Methodist Church...”to my half-sister, Elizabeth WELLER...to my half-sister, Mrs. Grace SHADEL..to my sister, Emma Jane COFFING (one dollar to each of above)..residue to Arthur E. COFFING, a full brother, and Ralph COFFING and Russell COFFING, each my half-brothers..”

            Exr: Arthur E. COFFING.

            Wits: Daisy E. BAKER, Ella BURKETT.

            Codicil: date 28 Dec 1946.

            Wits: J.D. EWING, Anna BARNHISEL.
TETER
, Earl L., of Cook Co., Ill.      (WR “H” 379)

            Date: 18 June 1946; prob 16 Sept 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Llllian “one dollar”...mother, Susie TETER...brothers, Cluster TETER, Roy TETER, Howard TETER...sister, Mrs. Esther SINGER...

            Burial: “my sister, Mrs. Esther SINGER shall select the place of my burial.”

            Note: Earl L. TETER, Oct. 15, 1904 - Sept 7, 1947, Akron Cemetery, Fulton County Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions, Henry Township, by Jean C. & Wendell C Tombaugh.

            Exr: Cluster TETER.

            Wits Soule F. DAVENPORT, R.H. FRANKLIN, R.H. McNEIL.

 

AGSTER, Ellen, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 381)

            Date: 13 Feb. 1943; prob. 8 Oct. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, John F. AGSTER...”if he pre-decease me, then to my son, Horatio S. AGSTER...”

            Exr: son, Horatio S. AGSTER.

            Wits: Edna C. SHEETS, Faye            WRIGHT.

 

PYLE, Nellie Eldora, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 383)

            Date: 17 Apr. 1940; prob. 16 Oct. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to “my brothers, Charles E. ROBBINS, Alvin LeRoy ROBBINS and my sisters Minnie MARTINDALE and Della COLE...”

            Exr: Charles E. ROBBINS

            Wits: (not shown)

 

WIDEMAN, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 385)

            Date: 24 June 1930; prob. 22 Oct. 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my sisters and brothers equal: Ida WIDEMAN, Eveline WIDEMAN, Joseph WIDEMAN, James WIDEMAN and Elmer WIDEMAN..”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Hubbard D. STONER.

 

ENOCH, Amanda Belle, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 387)

            Date: 16 June 1942; prob 27 Oct 1947, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece, Mrs. Bessie (Reeder) SENFT...to Methodist Episcopal Church, Rochester, Ind...

            Burial: (trust for upkeep) “on the cemetery lot of me and my deceased husband...I.O.O.F. Cemetery...”

            Exr: Dr. George Dow HAIMBAUGH, Sr., Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Nellie B. SMITH, Agnes S. HAIMBAUGH.
HUDKINS
, Mary A., of Fulton Co., Ind “but now residing with my son, Alvin R. HUDKINS, at Berrien Springs, Michigan.”    (WR “H” 389)

            Date: 17 May 1943; prob. 24 Feb. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to daughters, Lulu COOPER and Mary MYERS ($1.00 each)...residue to my son, Alvin R. HUDKINS (who agreed to provide for and bury testator)”

            Exr: Alvin R. HUDKINS.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Robert O. DuBOIS.

 

GOSS, Jessie F, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 391)

            Date: 30 Nov. 1946; prob 26 Feb. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: trustee, First Bank and Trust Co., South Bend, Ind, pay husband, Ira D. GOSS...daughter, Virginia G. ARCHER...grandchildren, Robert S. ARCHER, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann ARCHER...son, David A. GOSS...”my said son’s first wife, Esther F. GOSS”...granddaughter, Dorothy V. GOSS...grandson, David A. GOSS, Jr...

            Exr: First Bank & Trust Co., South Bend, Ind.

            Wits: Percy SMITH, Charles M. SHERIDAN.

            Codicil: date 26 Feb. 1947.

            Wits: Percy SMITH, Charles M. SHERIDAN.

 

RICHTER, Charles E., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 397)

            Date: 1 Aug. 1946; prob 31 Mar. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my two sons, Charles E. RICHTER and Ernest P. RICHTER and my daughter, Esther R. STINGELY, all of my property (including real estate in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)..my said son, Ernest P. RICHTER, is married and has a family and is living with me..”

            Exr: son, Ernest P. RICHTER.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

GRIGGS, Howard H., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 399)

            Date: 8 Oct. 1945; prob. 14 Apr. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Edith Lora...”my two children, Martha L. GALBREATH and Dora A. HILFICKER...”

            Exr: wife, Edith Lora GRIGGS.

            Wits: Willodean BALL, Jay R. EMAHISER.

 

WALLACE, Charles G, of Fulton Co., Ind   (WR “H” 401)

            Date: 4 June 1947; prob. 14 May 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mabel Irene..daughter, Bette Lee MATHIAS,..

            Exr: wife, Mabel Irene WALLACE.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.
MYERS
, Franklin, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 403)

            Date: 25 Feb. 1939; prob 28 May 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “all residue to my grand-nephew, Byron H. GORDON for maintainig, sustainig and comforting me during my lifetime until my death.”

            Exr: George W. DEAMER.  Alternate, George L. DEAMER, Jr.

            Wits: George W. DEAMER, George DEAMER Jr.

 

POORMAN, Juna A., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 405)

            Date: 23 Dec. 1943; prob. 2 June 1948, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: Baptist Church, Fulton, Ind...equally “betwee my three nieces and two nephew namely: Faye CALAWAY, Marie DENTON, Roxy M. JOHNSTON, Clyde N. SPARKS, James A. SPARKS...”

            Bural: bequest for “care of my lot In the Fulton Cemetery.”

            Exr: Gene DITMIRE

            Wits: Elmer BECK, Laura OXLEY.

 

ZEGAFUSE, Linda, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 407)

            Date: 9 May 1933; prob 7 June 1948, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: “all of the capital stock which I now own in the Farmers Elevator at Rochester, Indiana to Dee Forest MILLER...to Burton Church, in Rochester Township, Fulton Co., Ind...to Macy Methodist Church, in Macy, Miami Co., Ind...residue to my dear friend, Mrs. Fern AULT...”

            Exr: Fern AULT.

            Wits: H.W. MARKLEY, Don DOUGLASS.

 

THACKER, Carl W., of Fulton Co., Ind       (WR “H” 409)

            Date: 15 Oct 1940; prob. 3 July 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elizabeth THACKER...and at her death “to my two children, Milton Bashore THACKER and Janis Rosemary THACKER..my phonograph business shall be kept in operation by my wife...and shall be managed by my father-in-law, Claude I. BASHORE, of Silver Lake, Indiana.”

            Exr: father-in-law, Claude I. BASHORE.

            Wits: Dale POENIX, Betty POENIX.

            Notes: Wdow’s election 3 July 1948.

 

WALTZ, Clara A., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 411)

            Date: 3 July 1930; prob. 22 July 1948, Fulton Co, Ind.

            Heirs: “to my best friend, Mary E. THOMPSON, wife of George A.  THOMPSON, of Fulton Co., Ind.”

            Burial: “marker at my grave and the grave of my deceased husband...”

            Exr: Mary E. THOMPSON.

            Wits: Percy SMITH, Selden J. BROWN.
KLEIN
, Ike, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 413)

            Date: 28 Jan. 1944; prob. 22 July 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to Cleveland Orphans Home, Cleveland, Ohio; Denver Orphans Home, Denver, Colo.; Boys Town; Denver Jewish Hosptal, Denver, Colo. ($10.00 to each)...bequests to brother, Alex KLEIN, “Lena KLEIN, Fannie BAUM, Miriam KLEIN, my sisters and Rosa Lee BAUM, my niece...residue to my wife, Belle K. KLEIN.”

            Exr: wife, Belle K. KLEIN.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, C.W. ENTSMINGER, both Rochester, Ind.

 

MATHIAS, William D., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 415)

            Date: 27 June 1945; prob 26 July 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my sons, Harry R. MATHIAS, Oren J. MATHIAS and Floyd B. MATHIAS...”

            Exr: son, Floyd B. MATHIAS.

            Wits: Jack OLINGER, Ray YEAKLEY

 

WIDEMAN, James, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 417)

            Date: 24 June 1930; prob. 13 Aug. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my sisters and brothers, equal: Ida WIDEMAN, Eveline WIDEMAN, Joseph WIDEMAN, Henry WIDEMAN and Elmer E. WIDEMAN..”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Hubbard D. STONER.

 

DEAMER, William H. and Loretta J., h. & w., of RR 2, Rochester, Fulton Co., lnd.

 (WR “H” 419)

            Date: 20 Aug. 1947; prob. 17 Aug. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: William H. DEAMER, 1866-1948; Loretta J. Boyer DEAMER, 1872-1949.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 2, p. 251, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: Reichter Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ind., Endowment Fund...brother, Arthur DEAMER..”to chldren of Samuel DEAMER, late brother...children of Mainam DEAMER, deceased brother...children of George DEAMER, deceased brother...children of Viola JONES, who is a sister and is now deceased...to brother, John BOYER...to brother, William BOYER...to brother, Merl BOYER...to brother, Herschel BOYER...to Patricia Lee HUNTER, daughter of our nephew, Delbert HUNTER...to Geraldine HUNTER, wife of Delbert HUNTER..to Myrtle HUNTER, sister of testatrix...to Betty SHAW...to Annabelle RATHFON...”

            Burial: “monument over the grave of Charles W. BOYER, brother of testatrix...(and if already erected) pay to the children of said Charles BOYER..”

            Exr: George DEAMER Jr., “a nephew of the testator, and Merln D. BOYER, a brother of the testatrix.”

            Wits: Thomas F. FITZGERALD, Iris C. FITZGERALD.

            Codicil: date 18 May 1948.

            Wits: Thomas F. FITZGERALD, Iris C. FITZGERALD.
BERNETHA
, Lillie B. (Belle), of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “H” 423)

            Date: 2 Feb. 1944; prob. 24 Aug. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: First Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind..to Harry B. ALLISON, James L. ALLISON and Julia Ann SCHLEIGER...”to Susan ALLISON, daughter of Harry B. ALLISON...to Madge ALLISON and Mildred MEYER..or to the children of either of said Madge ALLISON or Mildred MEYER...”

            Exr: Madge ALLISON and Mildred MEYER.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Walter MASON.       

 

BALL, David E (Eli), of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 425)

            Date: 27 May 1946; prob 16 Sept, 1948, Fulton Co., Id.

            Heirs: wife Amanda...daughter, Wilma BALL (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”among my four children, Chloe SMITH, Carrie M. CAMPBELL, Walter BALL and Wilma BALL.. (Wilma BALL) is now about 36 years of age and has remained with me and my said wife..”

            Exr: son-in-law, Hugh H. CAMPBELL.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances McGUIRE.

 

RITTENHOUSE, Lillian D., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind       (WR “H” 427)

            Date: (--) May 1946; prob. 1 Oct 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my children and the issue of any of my children now deceased or who may pre-decease me..”

            Exr: son, James F. RITTENHOUSE.

            Wits: Mrs. Roy E. MEREDITH, Roy E. MEREDITH, Mrs. Henry BLESCH, all of Akron, Ind.

 

DITMIRE, Ida M., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 429)

            Date: 30 Jan 1947; prob. 1 Oct. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Ralph W. DITMIRE...daughter, Jessie M. LAREAU..son, Jean E. DITMIRE...”between the children of my deceased daughter, Sarah E. BLACK, as follows: Carl L. BLACK, grandson, Paul L. BLACK, grandson, and equally to the children of my deceased grandson, Gerald E. BLACK, namely, Jimmy Joe BLACK and Jerry Lee BLACK...”

            Exr: son, Ralph W. DITMIRE.

            Wits: Robert I. RANNELLS, Lucille J. KARN

 

ONSTOTT, Isaac H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 431)

            Date: 8 Aug. 1946; prob. 10 Nov. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to David B. ONSTOTT, grandson (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)..to daughter, Ruth HANES...to son, Harry L. ONSTOTT (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind) “subject to interest now owned by Russell L. SPARKS.”

            Exr: Clyde CASTLEMAN.

            Wits: Walter MASON, Daniel S. PERRY
ENYART
, Morton O. and Minta V., h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 433)

            Date: 8 Dec. 1936; prob. 30 Nov. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Morton O. ENYART, 1866-1948; Minta V. ENYART, 1869-1958, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, p. 277, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: United Brethren Church, Fulton, Ind...to Hazel Fern LANE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue to William B. ENYART, William Harley HORTON, Auda McCORMICH, Josephine SAMMONS, Nellie EATINGER and Gladys DeHAVEN...to Lois ENYART...to Floyd WILDERMUTH...

            Exr: (survivor)

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

HORN, Ida May Coplen        (WR “H” 435)

            Date: 26 Dec. 1946; prob 7 Dec. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Bethel May BURGNER...son, Derrel F. COPLEN, “the smoking stand made by his deceased brother, Kenneth COPLEN”...son, Chester COPLEN...residue “to the following named children and grandchildren, to-wit: Bethel May BURGNER; Edna BORTEN; to the children of my deceased son, Ray COPLEN; Chester COPLEN; Derrel COPLEN.”

            Burial: “monument at the grave of mysef and husband, John COPLEN.”

            Exr: son, Chester COPLEN

            Wits: Nellie B. SMITH, George P. BUCHANAN.

 

ZANGER, Bernard J., of LaPorte Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 437)

            Date: 6 Aug 1946; prob 8 Dec. 1948, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “unto Bettie ZANGER all of my estate...”

            Exr: John ZANGER

            Wits: Isabelle D. EBECK, W.H. BECHER.

 

WILE, Lee, of Hampden Co., Mass   (WR “H” 439)

            Date: 16 Apr. 1945; prob. 25 Feb. 1948, Hampden Co., Mass.

            Heirs: grandniece, Doris Redel TRIVERS, of Chicago, Ill., “daughter of my nephew, Harold REDEL...grandniece, Lois REDEL, of Chicago, Ill., daughter of my nephew, Harold REDEL...grandnephew, Wile REDEL, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., son of my nephew, Ralph REDEL...grandnephews, Lawrence JACOBS, of Cincinnati, Ohio, son of my niece, Josephine Yuster JACOBS...child or children of my grandniece, Doris Redel TRIVERS, of Chicago, Ill., now in the period of gestation...Harry K. STERN, Springfield, Mass. (if employed by Kay Jewelry Co., Sprngfied, Mass..) residue to: sister, Blanche YUSTER, of Columbus, Ohio...brother, Arthur WILE, of Rochester, Ind..niece, Josephine Yuster JACOBS, of Columbus, Ohio...niece, Georgianna Yuster LAKIN, of Columbus, Ohio...nephew, Harold REDEL, of Chicago, Ill...nephew Ralph REDEL, of Tuscaloosa, Ala...”

            Exrs: Harold REDEL, Chicago, Ill., and Arthur JACOBS, Columbus, Ohio.

            Wits: Sol. W. WELTMAN, Rachel B. EDDY, Justin COHEN.
MARTIN
, Minnie Hawkins, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 443)

            Date: 25 Aug. 1948; prob 13 Jan. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Emile F...daughter, Edyth Kingery OVERMYER (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) {my said husband was formerly married and has a child by such former wife and marriage, whose name is Emma ERNIE...”

            Exr: daughter, Edtyth Kingery OVERMYER.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

PERRY, Lindley B., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind (WR “H” 445)

            Date: 30 Nov. 1945; prob. 26 Jan. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: grandson, John R. PERRY (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind)...residue to daughter, Reva Perry ROSS, of Rochester, Ind...

            Exr: daughter, Reva Perry ROSS.

            Wits: Betty M. YEIDER, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

MARKLEY, Henry W., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 447)

            Date: 9 Mar. 1934; prob. (-----), Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my children, Mary C. SMITH, Nilah K. DENTER, Helen J. GREEN and Ruth L. DONOVAN...”

            Exr: daughter, Mary C. SMITH.

            Wits: George L. BROWER, Martin W. IVEY.

 

KEIM, Charles F., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 449)

            Date: 19 Sept 1941; prob. 16 Feb. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Myrtle J...daughter, Marie CRAFT...daughter, Orma HUFFMAN...son, Donald KEIM...

            Exr: wife, Myrtle J. KEIM.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodean BALL.

 

LEVI, Bertha, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 451)

            Date: 12 Sept 1946; prob. 1 Mar 1949, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: great niece, June Eagle COHEN...great nephew, Alan EAGLE...great niece, Elsye Louise ROSENBERG...great-niece Royce ROSENBERG...granddaughter, Yetta ESSIG (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind)...resdue to daughter, Mina ENTSMINGER...

            Exr: daughter, Mina ENTSMINGER.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

MEREDITH, Willis, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 453)

            Date: 30 Dec 1946; prob. 29 Mar. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: residue to Trelba FITON...

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, Harvey MEREDITH.
MILLS
, Rhoda A., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 455)

            Date: 22 Mar 1945; prob. 6 Apr. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my grandchildren, to-wit: Paul C. MILLS, C. Robert MILLS, Vivian MARTIN, Alice CROCKETT and Betty MILLS...”

            Exr: grandson, Paul C. MILLS, Elkhart, Ind.

            Wits: Willodean BALL, Emma KROFT.

 

KILMER, William Otis and Emma h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 457)

            Date: 31 Dec. 1942; prob. 8 Apr. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: W.O. KILMER, 1869-1945; Emma KILMER 1873-1949.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, p.238, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: “equally betwee our children Dean KILMER and Irene FYVIE and our adopted son, Robert KILMER (life estates in any real estate) remainder to child or children of the said Dean KILMER, and of Robert KILMER, and at the death of the said Irene FYVIE...her husband, Robert FYVIE...”

            Exr: Donald KILMER.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Selden J. BROWN

 

WILDERMUTH, Solomon R., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “H” 459)

            Date: 31 Aug. 1946; prob. 19 Apr. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Iona Rae...sons, Daniel Hugh WILDERMUTH and Joseph Mark WILDERMUTH...daughter, Edith DRISCOLL (trust, proceeds to widow, remainder to children)...

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Carlton H. HASKETT.

 

BURNS, Minnie E., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 461)

            Date: 26 July 1941; prob.20 Apr. 1949, Fulton Co.., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, James T. BURNS.

            Exr: brother, James T. BURNS.

            Wits: Floyd HANNA, Lou HANNA, both of 1228 Bellefountain Ave. (city not shown)

 

McCAIN, Fannie, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 463)

            Date: 28 Jan. 1949; prob. 26 Apr. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: foster daughter, Mildred MILLS (who has been legally adopted by me, of Fulton County, Indiana..”

            Exr: Mildred MILLS.

            Wits Harvey TOMLINSON, Rupert HILL.

 

WOODCOX, Samuel E., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 465)

            Date: 6 Mar. 1918; prob. 2 May 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elizabeth.

            Exr: wife, Elizabeth WOODCOX.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Ray BABCOCK.
OSTENDORF
, Martha, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 467)

            Date: 21 Oct. 1948; prob. 4 May 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Hertha OSTENDORF...sons, Irvin OSTENDORF and Edwin William OSTENDORF...

            Buria: “in a mausoleum in Fairmount Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois...”

            Exr: friends, William H. BOOSE, of Rochester, Ind., and Martin KENNELLY, of Chicago, Ill.

            Wits: Emma Marie VanSCOY, Glenn L. MILLER

 

GINTHER, Martha C., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 469)

            Date: 29 Nov. 1938; prob. 9 June 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, Valentine ZIMMERMAN..sister, Philomena A. HOOD...residue “to my sister, nephews and nieces as follows to-wit: Philomena A. HOOD, Emerson ZIMMERMAN, Herbert ZIMMERMAN, Valentine ZIMMERMAN, Jr., Leo ZIMMERMAN, Jr., Major ZIMMERMAN, James ZIMMERMAN, Martha HOOD, Mary Jane HOOD, Hannah HOOD...”

            Exr: Herbert ZIMMERMAN.

            Wits: Mrs. Glennis CROWEL, Miss Bess SKINNER.

 

HEETER, Hollas H., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 471)

            Date: 29 Jan 1919; prob. 20 June 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Emma G.

            Exr: wife, Emma G. HEETER

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Harry BERNETHA.

 

BURKHART, Harlan A., of Peru, Miami Co., Ind. “Prsently a patient at Billings Veterans Hospital.”             (WR “H” 473)

            Date: 18 May 1949; prob. 28 June 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Margaret Malee...”I a not unmindful of our children for I know that my beloved wife will do all things necessary for their care.”

            Exr: Margaret Malee BURKHART.

            Wits: Dolores MANNING, R.N., B.H. BURKHART

 

DEAMER, William H. and Loretta J., h. & w.,         (WR “H” 475)

            (See WR “H” 419)

 

DUCKER, Elza D., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 479)

            Date: 13 Dec. 1918; probe (-----), Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: wife, Jennie L.

            Exr: wife, Jennie L. DUCKER.

            Wits: John E. TROUTMAN, Cyrus M. DAVIS.

 

VERNON, Nora A., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “H” 481)

            Date: 24 Dec. 1947; prob. 20 July 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Ben B....children, Mary Alice GRUND, John VERNON, Dorothy Ruth RICHARD and Betty Jo VERNON.

            Exr: son, John VERNON.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.

CLINE, Emma, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “H” 483)

            Date: 26 Mar. 1945; prob. 9 Aug 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughters, Ethel CORBIN, Florence MURFITT, Mazy YOUNG (all of Fulton Co., Ind)...and Burnadetta SNAPP (of Miami, Co., Ind.)

            Exr: daughters, Ethel CORBIN and Burnadetta SAPP

            Wits: Gene COPLEN, Faye WRIGHT.

 

DOWNS, James M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 485)

            Date: 14 Mar 1936; prob. 15 Aug. 1949, Fulton Co. Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ida B.....First Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind.

            Exr: wife, Ida B. DOWNS.

            Wits: Percy SMITH, Charles E. EMMONS.

 

NYE, Gilbert S., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 487)

            Date: 21 July 1928; prob. 30 Aug. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ida B.

            Exr: wife, Ida B. NYE.

            Wits: Carmen NYE, Paul G. DAVIS.

            Notes: Proof signed by Carmen Nye SPENCER.

 

FULTZ, Norah L., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 489)

            Date: 29 June 1936; prob. 30 Sept. 1949, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Mildred J. FULTZ...bequests to Tessie TRAINER, Chippawa Falls, Wis; Marguerite HOLMES, Rochester, Ind; Blanche BRANNAMAN, South Bend, Ind; Grace BOWMAN, Rich Valley, Ind.; Dr. Milo O. KING, Rochester, Ind; Mary Bowman COOPER; Grace Methodist Church, Rochester, Ind.

            Exr: daughter, Mildred J. FULTZ.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Delores KARN.

 

ROWE, George F., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 491)

            Date: 18 June 1947; prob. 2 Nov. 1949, Fulton Co., nd.

            Heirs: United Brethern Church of Athens, Ind...”unto my children, to-wit: son, William M. ROWE, Fred G. ROWE, to the heirs of my deceased son, Ralph D. ROWE, daughter Orpha BURKETT, daughter, Bessie CLEMANS.”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Willodean BALL, H.D. STONER.

 

WEASNER, James, farmer of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 493)

            Date: 15 Oct. 1948; prob. 18 Jan. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary A....brother, William WEASNER... Sisters, Susan BURKHART, Ada HERSEY and Catharine CHANTLER...

            Burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery in Fulton Co., Ind.

            Exr: friend, John B. SHEETS.

            Wits: Peter J. DWYER, E.B. DeVAULT.
SPAID
, Anna M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 405)

            Date: 10 Mar. 1937; prob. 19 Jan. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Grace L. MILLER

            Exr: Herman G. MILLER.

            Wits: C.F HOWER, Daniel S. PERRY

 

BREWER, George W., of Fulton Co, Ind.    (WR “H” 497)

            Date: 27 Dec. 1943; prob. 23 Jan. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Lora J...nieces and nephews, Harry S. BREWER, George R. BREWER, Frances Marie BREWER and Ruth Irene Brewer HOWELL.

            Exr: George R. BREWER.

            Wits: William S. CRUNDWELL, Mahlon KERLIN.

 

SHIPLEY, Orpha Fay, “single and over 21 years of age.” of Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “H” 499)

            Date: 5 Feb. 1935; prob. 1 Feb. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: brothers, Ferd R. GRUBE and Jenning B. GRUBE..(real estate in Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) to my half sister, Esther M. GRUBE, for the reason she is poor and that my two brothers are in good circumstances...

            Exr: George DEAMER, Jr.

            Wits: George W. DEAMER, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

KRIEGHBAUM, Charles W., of Tippecanoe Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 501)

            Date: 7 Jan 1948; prob. 4 Feb. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mattie W...(with authority to operate Arc Theatre...trust for grandchildren...to daughter, Marietta K. PRUETT (real estate in Tippecanoe Co., Ind.; also real estate being purchased on contract, Metz Hotel Bldg., Lafayette, Ind., from the Metzger heirs; also residence at Lake Manitou, Fulton Co., Ind)

            Exr: wife, Mattie W. KRIEGHBAUM.  Alternate, Lafayetter National Bank, Lafayette, Ind.

            Wits: Harry P. SCHULTZ, Florence M. HARRINGTON.

 

BALL, Jennie G., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 505)

            Dates: 11 Apr. 1936; prob. 15 Feb. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs nephew, Estil A. GAST.

            Exr: nephew, Estil A. GAST.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodean BALL.

 

GREGORY, Mary S, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 507)

            Date: 21 June, 1940; prob. 17 Feb. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Albert M. GREGORY (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Burial: “tombstone upon the grave of myself and my late husband, John R. GREGORY.”

            Exr: son, Albert M. GREGORY.

            Wits: Frank DURKES, Arthur H. DURKES, both of Rochester, Ind.
SHIPP
, Clara F.           (WR “H” 509)

            Date: 15 Feb. 1950; prob. 23 Mar. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son Robert SHIPP, in trust...bequests to Doris L. GIEST, Effie A. HOUSE, Mierl JOHNSON...mother, Bertha SHOEMAKER.

            Exr: Verd L. BARKER.

            Wits: J.F. BLACKETOR, Paul E. SHOEMAKER.

 

PETERSON, Boyd, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 511)

            Date: 12 Nov. 1943; prob. 23 Mar. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Eleonora H. PETERSON.

            Exr: wife, Eleonora H. PETERSON.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

WEASNER, James M.            (WR “H” 513)

            Notes: Widow’s election 25 Mar. 1950, Mary WEASNER, widow. (Cause No. 18310, re: Pettion of Threasa M. WALSH and Mary WALSH, Guardians of Mary WEASNER, “a person of unsound mind.”

 

REYNOLDS, Martha, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 515)

            Date: 1 Nov. 1943; prob. 19 Apr. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Schuyler C....and Archie McKEE (real estate, life estates) remainder to Dixie Loretta McKEE..

            Exr: William H. DENISTON.

            Wits: Eugenia MATTIX, William H. DENISTON, both, Rochester, Ind.

 

NELSON, Charles, of Lake Bruce, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 517)

            Date: 20 Ja. 1950; prob. 28 Apr. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: friend, Burr BURNHAM, “of Hammond, Indiana, Business Agent for the Local Plumbers Union”...wife, Esther NELSON...step-daughter, Mrs. Blanche ULRIDGE, of 444 Price St., Calumet City, Ill. (Real estate at Lake Bruce, Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Edwin J. FITZGERALD, 1001 River Drive, Hammond, Ind.  Elsie LUNDEWALL, 1112 - 170th Place, Hammond, Ind., James J. CLARK, 415 Calumet Bldg., Hammond, Ind.

 

BROWN, Jesse Clarence, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 520)

            Date: 17 Dec. 1947; prob. 10 May 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sons, Robert H. BROWN and William C. BROWN...wife, Elizabeth M. BROWN.

            Exr: wife, Elizabeth M. BROWN.

            Wits: Charles G. WALLACE, Mabel L. WALLACE.
BALDWIN
, Oliver E., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 521)

            Date: 20 Feb. 1947; prob. 26 May 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Picture of “Hugh BALDWIN and brother Ralph BALDWIN when small boys” to Hugh BALDWIN...baby picture of Ruby Baldwin CRABB to Ruby CRABB,,,to Goldie STUMP...”picture of my father, James BALDWIN, to Donald BALDWIN...Edith BALDWIN, Elmer BALDWIN, Martha BALDWIN, are to have first choice of my other small personal articles...betwee my seven heirs: sons, Hugh BALDWIN, Donald BALDWIN, Elmer BALDWIN; daughters, Goldie Baldwin STUMP, Edith BALDWIN, Martha BALDWI, Ruby Baldwin CRABB...”

            Exr: Leiters Ford State Bank. (Also as gdn of minor heirs)

            Wits> C.M. BOWRSOX,, Betty KLINE (both Leiters Ford, Ind.

 

MILLER, Hugh S., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 523)

            Date: 3 June 1949; prob. 2 June 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Iva I. MILLER.

            Exr: wife, Iva I. MILLER.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

KINDER, George F., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 525)

            Date: 4 Mar 1948; prob. 12 June 1950, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: Church of God, Akron, Ind...sister-in-law, Ella BURKETT, Macy, Ind...Mud Creek Chapel Cemetery (known as the Horton Cemetery) in Lberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind...marker for grave of brother in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind...Earl GUYER “for the promotion of his education and to develop an interest in a vocal musical program in the Mud Creek Chapel”..Grace BURTON, Fulton, Ind....Gail GINN, of Mt. Summit, Ind., “in appreciation to my wife and myself by the said Gail GINN and her husband...”   Neva KINDER, of Akron, Ind...Rosetta WOLFORD, Amboy, Id..William M. KINDER, Orland, Ind..George EBER, Milk River, Alberta, Canada...Jean KINDER, South Bend, Ind... Sarah EASH, Elkhart, Ind....sister-in-law, Ella BURKETT...

            Exr: Estil GINN, Mt. Summit, Ind.

            Wits: Ruth A. BAMMERLIN, Willodean BALL.

 

HALDEMAN, Grace Leorlia, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 529)

            Date: 30 June 1947; prob. 11 July 1950, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: sons, Kenneth Dean HALDEMAN and Darl Francis HALDEMAN,

granddaughter, Gwenolin Kay HALDEMAN (real estate in Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exrs: sons, Kenneth Dean HALDEMAN and Darl Francis HALDEMAN

            Wits Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

KEEL Omer H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 531)

            Date: 2 Dec. 1949; prob. 24 July 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Burl KEEL...grandchildren, Burl KEEL, Jr., Donnavon KEEL and Patty Jean KEEL...

            Exr: Warren CUMMINGS.

            Wits: Roberta SHERIDAN, Daniel S. PERRY.
PETERSON
, Charles J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 533)

            Date: 27 Jan 1947; prob. 25 Sept. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my eight children, Franklin E. PETERSON, Clarence C. PETERSON, Mary E. LONG, Ransford L. PETERSON, Ruth ROGERS, Boyd PETERSON, Walter PETERSON and Joseph PETERSON...”

            Exr: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind.  Alternate, Howard WERTZBERGER.          Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, C.W. ENTSMINGER.

 

BRAMAN, Pearl        (WR “H” 535)

            Date: 18 Feb. 1950; prob. 7 Oct. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: adopted daughter, Helen J. KEIM, of 2521 Lowell Ave., Chicago, Ill.

            Exr: adopted daughter, Helen J. KEIM

            Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

DUDGEON, Albertus H., of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 537)

            Date: 12 Nov. 1912; prob. (-----) Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary E...son, Dewey G. DUDGEON (real estate in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exr: wife, Mary E. DUDGEON.

            Wits: George W. HOLMAN, Merritt A. BAKER

 

BIDDINGER, Nelia, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 539)

            Date: 28 July 1950; prob. 13 Oct. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Carl (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind., life estate)...sisters, Maude BUTLER and Florence A. WHITE, of Macouplin Co., Ill. (Real estate in Macouplin Co., lll.)...”if husband is deceased to the children of my sister, Maude BUTLER...”

            Exr Charles SHERIDAN, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

McWILLIAMS, Frank G., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 541)

            Date: 19 Nov. 1945; prob. 27 Oct. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Dorothee V...son, Ralph Douglas McWILLIAMS.

            Exr: wife, Dorothee V. McWILLIAMS.

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Charles C. CAMPBELL.

 

PIKE, Eva Beck, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 543)

            Date: 17 Jan 1946; prob. 9 Nov. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Durward A. PIKE...”all three daughters...I want Virginia to have...”

            Exr: “my three daughters.”

            Wits: Charlotte ROWE, Lester WOOD.

 

PIKE, Durward A., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 545)

            Date: 17 Jan. 1946; prob. 9 Nov. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Eva B. PIKE...

            Exr: “all three daughters.”

            Wits: Charlotte ROWE, Lester WOOD.

FRETZ, Phebe R., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 547)

            Date: 12 Jan 1945; prob. 20 Nov. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind

            Hers: husbad, Benjamin F...(real estate in DeKalb Co., Ind.) ...Indiana Central University...sister,Jemima FURSTENAU...nephew, Ernest E. FURSTENAU, of Cincinnati, Ohio...niece, Bertha M. Furstenau WITTMAN of Glendale, Ohio..nephew, Elroy FURSTENAU, of Harrison, Ohio...nephew, Carl Frederick FURSTENAU...nephew, Paul FURSTENAU, Jr., of Harrison, Ohio...Anna M. Fouts BURKEY, Trustee for Maude M. FOUTS...Waterloo Cemetery Association, Waterloo, Ind...”our grandchildren, Edward M. FRETZ, Polly HIGHTOWER, Marjorie Etta ROGERS, Byron H. FRETZ, Robert O. DuBOIS, Benjamin F. DuBOIS, Thoman Eugene DuBOIS and Dorothy Jean DuBOIS...Residue to: Benjamin F. FRETZ, Jemima FURSTNAU, Ernest E. FURSTENAU, Bertha M. Furstenau WITTMAN, Elory FURSTENAU, Paul FURSTENAU, Carl Frederick FURSTENAU, Anna M. Fouts BURKEY and Anna M. Fouts BURKEY, Trustee for Maude M. FOUTS...”

            Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER.

            Wits: Pearl BRINGHAM, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

DIVELEY, William F., farmer, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 549)

            Date: 14 July 1943; prob. 28 Nov 1950, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: wife, Martha (life estate) ad at her death equally between children...

            Exr: wife, Martha DIVELEY

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, Roy V. TROUTMAN

 

BIDDINGER, Nelia   (WR “H” 551)

            Notes: Widower’s electon.  Nelle J. HINTON, Gdn of widower, Carl B. BIDDINGER, date 2 Dec. 1950

 

ESTABROOK, Ida U., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind          (WR “H” 553)

            Date: 24 Oct 1945; prob. 12 Dec 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Hers: sons-in-law, Fay NEEDLES and Ray BAKER...”to my children, Floyd ESTABROOK, Florence NEEDLES, Hamilton ESTABROOK, Sadie BAKER and Warren ESTABROOK...”

            Exr: daughter, Sadie BAKER, “located closest to my home”

            Wits: Betty M. YEIDER, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

DASHER, Carrie, formerly RINEHART, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “H” 555)

            Date: 13 June 1947; prob. 23 Dec. 1950, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughters, Edith CROSSLEY, Martha Ellen BUSCH “and my foster daughter, Lois Audrey CESSNA...no provision for my sons for the reason that they have received their share...”

            Exr: son, Harry E. RINEHART.

            Wits: Daniel S PERRY, C.W. ENTSMINGER.
STRUCK
, Etta May, widow of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 557)

            Date: 23 July 1949; prob. 4 Jan. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: (balance due testator on contract sale of real estate in Chicago, Ill.) to cousin, “Earl MILLS and his beloved wife, Naomi MILLS...”

            Burial: “in the mausoleum in Valhala Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wiscons, beside my beloved late husband, William J. STRUCK.”

            Exr: friend and business advisor, Frank S. SCOTT, of Kewanna, Ind.  Alterate, Farmers & Merchants Bank,, Kewanna, Ind.

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, Frank S. SCOTT.

 

RUPLE, Allen, of Kosciusko Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 559)

            Date: 3 July 1947; prob. 6 Jan. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: trust for wife, Jennie L. RUPLE...remainder “to my two children, Charles RUPLE and my daughter, Maxine REMY”

            Exr: daughter, Maxine REMY, Rochester, Ind

            Wits: Allan S. WIDAMAN, Eugene WHITE

 

HIRE, Virgil L., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 561)

            Date: 12 June 1947; prob. 11 Jan. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs wife, Ethel D. HIRE...trust for sister, Molly Hire JEFFERIES...remainder “to my brothers and sisters to-wit: Harvey L. HIRE, Malcom D. HIRE, Faun Hire MERLEY....” if Malcom D. HIRE is deceased, to his children...If Faun is deceased, to her children...

            Exr: Allan S. WIDAMAN, alternate John D. WIDAMAN

            Wits: Harry L. HASLET, Joe H. JEWET, M.D.

 

BOGGESS, Willard M., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 563)

            Date: 6 May 1942; prob. 19 Jan. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Clarence Dean BOGGESS

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Russell M. CLINTON, Simon K. BAILEY

 

VAWTER, Edmund R., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 565)

            Date: 18 Sept 1946; prob. 19 Jan. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Minnie D.

            Exr: wife, Minnie D. VAWTER.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Ethel BLACKETOR.

 

BASTOW, Viola M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 567)

            Date: 14 Feb. 1947; prob. 26 Jan. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs husband, Ira A. (life estate),,,grandchildren, Richard Ray MARSHMAN, Mary Marshman TOWNSEND, Jane E. BASTOW and Susan E. BASTOW...great-grandchildren, Stephen Ray TOWNSEND and Linda Lee MARSHMAN...children, Ilo AHLSTROM, Edna MARSHMAN and Francis L. BASTOW...

            Esr: daughter, Ilo AHLSTROM.

            Wits: Edith C. BRYANT, Frank BRYANT
WILDERMUTH
, Margaret E., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 569)

            Date: 7 Nov. 1930; prob. 9 Feb 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Daniel WILDERMUTH (life estate)...son, Solomon Ray WILDERMUTH (life estate) remainder to children of Solomon Ray WILDERMUTH...

            Exr: son, Solomon Ray WILDERMUTH.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Frank MARSH.

 

SMOKER, Frank, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 571)

            Date: 20 Mar. 1950; prob. 20 Feb. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my foster daughter, Ruby DEWALD (real estate)” and to children if any of either or both foster daughters...

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, H.L. GRONINGER.

 

BAIRD, Charles F., of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 573)

            Date: 10 Sept. 1947; prob. 21 Feb. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Laura..if deceased “between my children as follows: James B. BAIRD, Edith Baird JOHNSON, Walter F. BAIRD, Robert D. BAIRD and Evelyn Baird BALDWIN, the last being my granddaughter, the only child of my deceased son, Chas. Fairbank BAIRD, also being my legally adopted daughter by action of the Fulton Co. Circuit Court.”

            Exr: Laura BAIRD

            Wits: Clifford ALBER, L.W. HENDRICKSON.

 

BRIGHT, Dora Frances, widow of Alonzo F. BRIGHT, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “H” 576)

            Date: 21 Apr. 1922; prob. 14 Mar. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to Mary Pearl PRESNALL, who at this time is residing with her husband, Earl PRESNALL, at Pierceton, Indiana...I have always regarded as a daughter, not having any child as my own, but never having adopted Pearl, whose real name was Mary Pearl HUFFMAN...into our home at the age of four years and she so remained till her said marriage...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Fannie SHIELDS, Calvin K. BITTERS.

 

JAMISON, Vivian A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 577)

            Date: 26 Dec. 1947; prob.6 Apr. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Lenore B. JAMISON (real estate in Woodford Co., Ill.)....wife, Orilla B. JAMISON (life estate in same)...

            Exr: wife, Orilla B. JAMISON and sister, Lenore B. JAMISON

            Wits: Ernest D. BONINE, Belva T. MILLER, both Rochester, Ind.
BRANDT
, William A., single, legal age,, farmer, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “H” 579)

            Date: 17 Sept. 1946; prob 6 Apr. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Hers: “my uncle Ulysses BRANDT and my aunt, Alice Laura BRANDT (life estate) both past the age of seventy years...Henry BRANDT, of Bloomington, Illinos” to care for them, and remainder to Henry BRANDT.

            Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna, Ind.

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, Lester H. SHIDAKER.

 

DAY, Harold M., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 581)

            Date: 1 Mar. 1949; prob. 9 Apr. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Geraldine A. DAY...no provson for “any children we may have...”

            Exr: wife, Geraldine A. DAY.

            Wits: Betty M. VOORHEES, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

FULKERSON, Rose Z., of St. Joseph Co., Ind        (WR “H” 583)

            Date: 26 Jan. 1925; prob. 13 Mar. 1951, Winebago Co., Ill.

            Heirs: no provision for husband...daughter, Edith CONGER...son, Robert C. MITCHELL...

            Burial: in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Ind.

            Exr: daughter, Edith CONGER, and son, Robert C. MITCHELL.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Earl R. TOWNSEND.

 

MOST, Ernest, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 585)

            Date: 24 July, 1942; prob. 18 Apr. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Eva M. MOST...remainder, half “between the brothers and sisters of my deceased wife, Sarah MOST, viz. Louisa GOOD, Mary E. JONES and Milo HARROLD, now deceased...and half between my brothers and sisters to-wit: Phillip MOST, now deceased, George MOST, now deceased, Ann DRAGER, now deceased and Lizzie ABBOTT (to heirs of deceased beneficiaries).”

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind

            Wits: H.D. STONER, J.R. EMAHISER

 

KROM, George W., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “H” 587)

            Date: 20 Apr. 1949; prob. 25 May 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my children, A.B. KROM, Nora Belle BRYANT, Mary ALLWELT ad George W. KROM, Jr...”

            Exr: son, George W. KROM, Jr

            Wits: Roberta K. SHERIDAN, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

MYERS, Mina D., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 589)

            Date: 14 May 1945; prob. 29 June 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs husband, James K. MYERS (life estate) then “to my children, Nellie GRASS ad Mazie BARNES...”

            Exr: George DEAMER, Jr.

            Wits: Earl BURGETT, Frank E. MILLER.
KING
, Milo O., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 591)

            Date: 4 Nov. 1950; prob. 10 July 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Blanche D... Sisters, Frances A. CLYMER and Estella CROSS..to wife’s sister and brother, Florence ACKER and Charles DISHER...to Arthur METZLER, surviving husband of Helen A. METZLER, “sister of my said wife...” Robert D. KING...”and to his son, Robert Lee KING...” John Richard KING...Herbert CLYMER...Ruth CLYMER...Frances ENSLEY...Marylin CLYMER, Robert CLYMER, John CLYMER, Joseph CLYMER, Jack CLYMER, Margaret CLYMER, Carolyn CLYMER, John ACKER, Helen ANDERSON, Betty SMALLEY, Jane TAYLOR, James ACKER, Robert DISHER, James DISHER, Willis DISHER and Helen DICKENSON...

            Exr: Oren M. HENDRICKSON.

            Wits: H.A. ZIMMERMAN, Arthur G. COPELAND.

 

RANS, Alice B., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 593)

            Date: 16 July 1946; prob. 11 July 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my three sons, Ralph BENNETT of Gary, Indiana Everett E. RANS and Edgar J. RANS...”

            Exr: son, Everett E. RANS.

            Wits: Clyde C. MOSHER, Oscar ENYEART, both Kewanna, Ind.

 

SOWERS, Ruth Jeannette V., of Los Angeles, Calif.           (WR “H” 595)

            Date: 1 Dec. 1928; prob. (-----)

            Heirs: husbad, Oscar V. (Jack) SOWERS...personal property to mother, Margaret CASE, and at her death to Dorthea EBY, daughter of Hazel EBY, of Roann, Ind

            Exr: Oscar V. SOWERS

            Wits: Samuel M. BAIRD, Mary C. BAIRD.

 

FULTZ, Mildred J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 597)

            Date: 30 Apr. 1951; prob. 30 July 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Mrs. Ruth SEARSON of Ada, Ohio...Mrs. Margaret SMITH, of Rochester, Ind....First Christian Church, Rochester, Ind...Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind..Grace Methodist Church, Rochester, Ind..

            Burial: marker same “as the marker indicating the burial place of my mother, Norah L. FULTZ.”

            Exr: Arthur METZLER, Rochester, Indi.

            Wits: Mollie ELIN, Irene CALVIN.

 

STRONG, Rosa Mae, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 599)

            Date: 17 Aug. 1949; prob 8 Aug. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Don L. STRONG...daughter, Madge Leone KNOX...grandson, William Clinton STRONG...son, Byron L. STRONG...daughter Winifred L. STRONG...

            Exr: son, Byron L. STRONG.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.
ADAMSON
, Ethel L., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 601)

            Date: 3 Nov. 1949; prob. 21 Aug. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: grandsons, Robert Glen DEAMER, Phillip DEAMER, Gail Dewane LAW...granddaughter, Janet Rose LAW...husband, Leroy ADAMSON...daughter, Virginia LAW (real estate in Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)...daughter, Doris DEAMER...

            Exr: daughter, Virginia LAW.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

LOCKRIDGE, Charles D., temporarily at Camp Charles Wood, N.J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 603)

            Date: 11 Jan. 1945; prob. 25 Sept. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Georgianna (life estate) then “to my beloved children, Charlene and Charles Dennis...” (propeerty includes Lockridge Studios, Rochester, Ind.)

            Exr: wife, Georgianna.

            Wits: A. Robert ROTHBARD, 790 Broad St., Newark, N.J., M. Eileen HARPER, 96 Neptune Ave., Deal, N.J., Edward C. KELTON, 56 Pavilion Ave., Long Branch, N.J.

            Notes: Widow’ election 29 Sept.1951.  Georgiana LOCKRIDGE.

 

JAMISON, Vivian A. (WR “H” 607)

            Notes: Widow’s electon 24 Aug. 1951.

 

CALENTINE, Frank, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “H” 609)

            Date 3 Dec 1940; prob. 6 Oct. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Ida SHINDLER “my undivided share in the estate of Samuel and Mary CALENTINE now in probate...”

            Exr: sister, Ida SHINDLER.

            Wits: Ronald L. SWINDEMAN, Isaac THOMPSON.

 

EATON, Artie, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 611)

            Date: 3 Apr. 1945; prob. 15 Oct. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: wife, Mary (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) income to wife...son, Devon I. EATON.

            Exr: son, Devon I. EATON.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Gerald F. WALLE.

 

YELTON, Rosa, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 614)

            Date: 4 June 1938; prob. 19 Oct. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, Frank REARRICK.

            Exr: brother, Frank REARRICK.

            Wits: Artie E. MILLER, Alf L. CARTER.
SHAFFER
, John, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “H” 615)

            Date: 29 Apr. 1950; prob. 14 Nov. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Betty Lou SHAFFER (real estate at Nyona Lake, Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue in trust, Nyona Shaffer CASBON, Trustee, until Betty Lou SHAFFER reaches 30 years...residue, son, J. Eldorado SHAFFER, daughter, Betty Lou SHAFFER, daughter, Nyona Shaffer CASBON...

            Exr: daughter, Nyona Shaffer CASBON.

            Wits: Irene FAUST,, William H. FAUST.

 

NEWCOMB, Willard E., of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “H” 617)

            Date: 9 Nov. 1929; prob 16 Nov. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Anna.

            Exr: wife, Anna NEWCOMB.

            Wits: James SANDERSON, Jacob MARTIN, both Argos, Ind.

 

MARSHALL, Horace Ward (WR “H” 619)

            Date: 20 Nov. 1933; prob. 17 Nov. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Proof “died a resident of Fulton County on the 18th day of September 195            1 and that the said Edgar Herbert WELLS is now deceased.”

            Heirs: wife, Sarah...children, Justin Eugene MARSHALL Indianapolis, Ind, Mary Catherine MARSHALL, Las Vegas, N.M. and Charles Donald MARSHALL, Raton, N.M.

            Exr: wife, Sarah MARSHALL of Las Vegas, N.M.

            Wits: Edgar Herbert WELLS, Socono, N.M., Carl A. HURSH, Las Vegas, N.M.

 

TOWN, Charles W., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “H” 621)

            Date: 27 Jan. 1947; prob 4 Dec. 1951, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Cora I....sons, Gilford R. TOWN, Ronald R. TOWN and Herman D. TOWN...

            Exr: Gilford R. TOWN.

            Wits: Stacy B. CARPENTER, Gerald CARPENTER.

 

EMMONS, Clarence Ray of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “H” 622)

            Date: 11 Oct. 1951; prob. 7 Dec. 1951; Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Rosa Belle (life estate) remainder to daughter, Hildabelle HOLLOWAY...

            Exr: wife, Rosa Belle EMMONS.

            Wits: Mrs. Harold ILER, Margaret WALSH.

 

NESS, Theodore, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 623)

            Date: 3 Sept 1949; prob 13 Jan. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “among my five children Maggie May SWAIM, Charles C. NESS, Roy E. NESS, Harry Lewis NESS and Zella Leona PROUTY...”

            Exr: daughter, Zella Leona PROUTY.

            Wits: Eunice EMMETT, Louis A. REIDELBACH, both Winamac, Ind.
KNICKLEBINE
, Addie E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind (WR “H” 624)

            Date: 10 Mar 1950; prob 4 Feb. 1952 Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Cathryn WOODCOX...son, Howard A. KNICKLEBINE... son Albert H. KNICKLEBINE...Howard A. KNICKLEBINE as Trustee for benefit of the children of Chester KNICKLEBINE...

            Exr: Howard A KNICKLEBINE.

            Wits: Madge WAYMIRE, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

HOOVER, Nevada, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “H” 625)

            Date: 4 Aug. 1950; prob. 30 Jan. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to Tola ROGERS and Lucy ROGERS, his wife, “the family Bible...” to Georgiann DELP and Robert DELP, her husband...to Harley FULTZ and Mary FULTZ his wife..to Mrs. Otis HUNTER...to Clarence KEEL and his wife...trust for son, Floyd CONRAD...

            Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery east of Athens, Indiana “where have previously provided for a cemetery lot for myself and son..”

            Exr: Tola ROGERS and Harley FULTZ.

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Joan THOMAS.

 

TOWN, Charles W.    (WR “H” 627)

            Notes: Widow’s election 15 Feb. 1952.

 

HALDEMAN, Elma E., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “H” 628)

            Date: 4 Dec. 1940; prob. 15 Mar. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Charles H. HALDEMAN...daughter, Constance KERCHER...

            Exr: son-in-law, Wilbur KERCHER.

            Wits: Willodean BALL, Loder L. PATTERSON.

 

POWELL, Oliver M., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “H” 629)

            Date: 20 June 1924; prob. 3 Mar. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Almeda.

            Exr: wife, Almeda POWELL.

            Wits: P.M. BUCHANAN, C.C. CAMPBELL.

 

MILLER, Harry S. “Engaged in the banking business at Kewanna, Fulton County Indiana            (WR “H” 630)

            Date: 6 Sept. 1947; prob 4 Mar 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to Margaret CALHOUN, for the reason that she has been a friend to me by taking care of me when I was ill...”

            Burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., Ind.

            Exr: Margaret CALHOUN.

            Wits: L.M. SHOEMAKER, E.B. DeVAULT.
CRANNELL
, Emaline M., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “H” 631)

            Date: 22 Mar 1938; prob. 10 Apr. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to John P. NICHOLSON, a friend of mine of long standing (real estate at Lake Manitou Fulton Co., Ind. life estate)” remainder to daughter, Susan Jeanette ELKINS...

            Exr: John P. NICHOLSON.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

GREER, Raymond T., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “H” 632)

            Date: 14 Nov. 1950; prob.7 Apr. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my heirs, namely, Bert W. GREER, Mettie E. SHERRILL, James J. GREER, Alfred R. GREER and Ralph L. GREER” and trust for share of Bert W. GREER, Ralph L. GREER, Trustee, Alternate James J. GREER.

            Burial: to Moon Cemetery near Sharon Church in Aubbeenaubbee Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., for maintenance.

            Exr: Ralph L. GREER.

            Wits: George P. BUCHANAN, Nellie B. SMITH.

 

TEETER Carl C., and Grace B. h. & w.,, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “H” 633)

            Date: 2 May 1940; prob 7 Apr. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Carl C. TEETER, Oct. 31, 1885 - Apr 2, 1952; Grace B. TEETER, July 3, 1885 - Apr. 20, 1961.  Fulton Co, Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 4, p. 325, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: son, Max E. TEETER...Methodist Episcopal Church of Rochester, Ind...Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH, “half brother of said Carl C. TEETER.”

            Exr: Daniel L. SLAYBAUGH.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Alice HENDRICKSON.

 

MILLER, Grant H., of Witherbee Court Apts., Pelham Manor, N.Y.

(WR “H” 635)

            Date: 17 Apr. 1929; prob. 17 Apr. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Madlyn.

            Exr: wife, Madlyn MILLER.

            Wits: M.J. BAUER, 60 West 55th St., New York, N.Y., Bernard H. FISHMAN, 860 riverside Drive, New York, N.Y.

            Notes: Widow’s election 17 Apr. 1952.



 

WILL RECORD 1

 

CONRAD, John W., of Fulton Co, Ind.         (WR “1” 1)

            Date: 20 May 1946; prob. 23 Apr. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: grandson, J. Donald KING.

            Exr: grandson, J. Donald KING

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

LEAF, Clifford R., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 2)

            Date: 27 Feb. 1946; prob. 29 Apr. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Charles W. McGUIRE.

            Exr: Charles W. McGUIRE.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Robert O. DuBOIS.

 

BURKETT, Austin, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 3)

            Date: 2 Nov. 1938; prob. 7 May 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Myrtle Mae.

            Exr: wife, Myrtle Mae BURKETT.

            Wits: George W. DEAMER, George DEAMER Jr.

 

KOFFEL, Alva E.      (WR “1” 4)

            Date: 2 Jan. 1932; prob. 14 May 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ella (life estate) remainder “to my five children, viz: Roy KOFFEL, Logansport, Indiana; Alfred KOFFEL, West Bend, Wis.; Maude SANDERS, Fulton Co., Ind; Sylvia CONN, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Edna MILLER, Fulton, Ind.”

            Exr: son, Roy KOFFEL.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Harry BERNETHA.

            Codicil: date 12 Dec. 1945.

            Wits: Hiram G. MILLER, Faye WRIGHT

 

SANER, Ellen, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 6)

            Date: 14 Mar. 1939; prob. 16 May 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my only son, Homer C. SANER, and to his wife, Ferrel L. SANER (life estates) remainder the property of the children of the said Homer C. SANER...”

            Exr: Homer C. SANER

            Wits: Otis WHITTENBERGER, Aaron S. BERGER.
CLYMER
, Harrison C. and Margart E., h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “1” 7)

            Date: 21 Sept. 1946; prob. 20 May 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Harrison C. CLYMER, Mar. 3, 1872 - May 13, 1952; Margaret E. CLYMER, Oct. 31, 1874 - June 7, 1966 Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 4, p. 307, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: “to Flora Lee NEWTON and Bonnie CLYMER, children of our deceased son, Forrest CLYMER..daughter, Hazel WALTERS...and the children of said Hazel WALTERS...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Selden J. BROWN

 

MEINEKA, Fred, of Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “1” 8)

            Date: 16 Dec. 1950; prob. 27 May 1952, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: daughters, Katherine SAVERY, Geneva WAYLAND, Grace MEINEKA, Minnie MARTIN; sons, John MEINEKA, Henry MEINEKA (real estate in Victoria Park Addition, Lake Manitou, Fulton Co., Ind.)...”my said daughter Minnie is to provide a home for my daughter, Grace MEINEKA during the remainder of her lifetime.” (if Minnie predeceases, then her heirs to provide for Grace or Lutheran Old Folks Home at Kendallville, Ind.)

            Exr: George DEAMER Jr.

            Wits: Betty Lou NICODEMUS, George DEAMER Jr.

 

LUCKENBILL, Alonzo, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 9)

            Date: 18 Mar 1949; prob. 10 June 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Alice (life estate) residue “to my children Fannie HANN, Loda GOFF and Kenneth LUCKENBILL...”

            Exr: son, Kenneth LUCKENBILL.

            Wits: Russel J. WILDMAN, Rosetta BURNS.

 

TEETER, Carl C.        (WR “1” 10)

            Notes: Widow’s election 23 June 1952

 

QUEVILLON, Evelyn, of Chicago, Ill.         (WR “!” 11)

            Date: 7 July 1941; prob. 27 June 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Evelyn WARKOCKI and son, Joseph A. JONES (real estate in Florence Co., Wisc., Hudspath Co., Texas and in Tiosa, Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exr: daughter, Evelyn WARKOCKI.

            Wits: Ray SMERGE, 1849 Troy St.,, John LIEK, 4535 S. Christiana St.

 

ROBBINS, Charles E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 12)

            Date: 13 July 1950; prob 27 June 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ollie (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate, remainder “to my children, Clara Mae WRIGHT, Grace BLYGH, Edith PERRY, Angeline TURNER and Cyrus H. ROBBINS...”

            Exr: Cyrus H. ROBBINS.

            Wits: G.A. SKERSICK, Daniel S. PERRY.
MYERS
, Weston H., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 13)

            Date: 29 May 1952; prob. 2 July 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Agnes M. MYERS...”my two children, son, Robert H. MYERS, daughter, Mary Alice STOKES (property includes partnership of Myers & Stokes, Plymouth, Ind.)”

            Exr; wife, Agnes M. MYERS.

            Wits: Charles W. GIDLEY, Frank E. MARTINDALE.

 

SOMMERS, George M., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 14)

            Date: 7 Apr. 1950; prob. 3 July 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary D.  SOMMERS...”my three sons, Adam M. SOMMERS, Harold I. SOMMERS, Leo W. SOMMERS...”

            Burial: in Grass Creek Cemetery beside my beloved first wife, Mary Maud SOMMERS...”

            Exr: Harold I. SOMMERS.

            Wits: Alva W. RANS, George VanMETER.

            Codicil: date 22 May 1952.  To granddaughter, Charlotte SOMMERS...to Evangelical United Brethern Church, Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Ind...

            Wits: Alva W. RANS, George VanMETER.

 

RENTSCHLER, Andrew F., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 16)

            Date: 26 Feb. 1944; prob. 11 July 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mattie E. (my interest in and to a mortgage executed by one Elmer MONESMITH, and real estate)...son, Everett L. RENTSCHLER...”my wife’s brother, Howard Easton CONN (or if deceased, to his children)...to the children of my wife’s sister, now deceased, namely, Robert ENYART, Wilbur ENYART, Arabelle ENYART, Ruth ENYART and Maxine ENYART...to my beloved brothers...”

            Exr: wife, Mattie E. RENTCHLER.

            Wits: J. Miurray McCARTY, Henriyetta McCARTY.

 

DUNN, Martha Delia, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 18)

            Date: 12 Feb. 1952; prob. 11 July 1952, Fulton Co., Zind.

            Heirs: “to my daughters, Mildred HUMPHREY and Geraldine A. DAY...(if either is deceased) “among her children.”

            Exr: daughter, Geraldine A. DAY.

            Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, James M. WALTON.

 

WALTERS, Perry E., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 19)

            Date: 16 Nov. 1943; prob. 23 July 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Bessie M....”wife and myself are the parents of two (2) children, namely, Robert M. WALTERS and Russell D. WALTERS.  (real estate in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)”

            Exrs: sons, Robert M. WALTERS and Russell D. WALTERS.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia COOK.

            Codicil: date 11 June 1947.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.
THOMPSON
, Isaac A., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 22)

            Date: 14 Oct. 1948; prob. 29 July 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Marie.

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: George KENT, Clyde M. STEEN.

 

MILLER, Archie B., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 23)

            Date: 13 Dec. 1948; prob. 11 Aug. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my sons, Arthur L. MILLER, Walter W. MILLER and Lucius C.E. MILLER...”

            Exr: son, Arthur L. MILLER.

            Wits: Roberta SHERIDAN, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

METZGER, Gus, of Chicago, Ill.      (WR “1” 24)

            Date: 5 Dec. 1945; prob 5 Sept. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Lula...”to my sisters or if deceased to their children.”

            Exr: wife, Lula METZGER.

            Wits: Herbert T. YUENGER, 4604 Dening Pl., Dr. C.P. BELLAN, 4943 Fulton St.

 

MOW, Clyde C., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 25)

            Date: 16 Apr. 1949; prob. 19 Sept. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Leone L. (life estate) remainder “to my daughters, Geraldine L. KOONS and Josephine R. KINDIG.”

            Exr: wife, Leone L. MOW.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty Lou SMITH.

 

MONTGOMERY, Omer C., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 26)

            Date: 24 Mar 1952; prob. 24 Sept.1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Maude...Voy BODLE “has resded in my household since he was an infant..”sister, Mary SWEET...half-sister, Gertrude BLAKLEY...to Barr MONTGOMERY...

            Exr: wife, Maude MONTGOMERY.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Herbert A. ZIMMERMAN.

            Notes: Other survivors are a son, LaVoy MONTGOMERY, at home...The News-Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, Monday, Sept 15, 1952.

 

ANDERSON, Harman L., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 27)

            Date: 11 Jan. 1936; prob. 27 Sept. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Linnie ANDERSON.

            Exr: Raymond RIDDLE.

            Wits: Samuel ARNOLD, Joe ARNOLD.
MILLER
, Hugh W., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 28)

            Date: 2 Mar. 1951; prob. 30 Sept. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary C...children, Ethel May ROSENTHAL, Blanche Marie DICKY, Gladys Fay HOUGH, Helen Geneva SHIPLEY, Mabel Irene LEHMANN and Ralph S. MILLER.

            Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.  Alternates, Harold GRONINGER, Jay EMAHISER.

            Wits: Lorin J. STUCKER, Royce M. MISHLER.

 

LEECH, Ossa O., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 29)

            Date: 12 July 1940; prob. 1 Nov. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Delila Jane...daughters, Gertrude BALL and Mary VanDOREN (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...Harold VanDOREN, “the husband of my daughter, Mary VanDOREN”.son, John LEECH...

            Exr: State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: Claude BILLINGS, Ralph LEININGER.

 

SELIGMAN, Beatrice Elizabeth, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 31)

            Date: 13 Feb. 1951; prob. 26 Dec. 1952, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: Arthur NEWCOME, Brookly, Mich. (Real estate in Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)...Clara LAMBERTI and Margaret GRETONA (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) remainder to Gloria GRETONA and Shirley GRETONA...residue to Margaret Cox HAYS, of Miami, Florida and Doris FINK, 111 St. Louis, Mo.

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Leon M. LEFFERT, Mary E. TOBEY

 

MILLER, Hiram G., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 32)

            Date: 6 Apr. 1943; prob 20 Jan. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Edward W. MILLER...wife, Laura B. MILLER.

            Exr: wife, Laura B. MILLER

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Wm. Walter MASON.

 

COOPER, Charles L. and Ella H., h & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 33)

            Date: 26 Nov. 1952; prob. 21 Jan. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Charles L. COOPER, 69, 112 E. 10Th Street, this city, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joseph DYSON, of Clearwater, Fla...The News-Sentinel, Thursday, Jan. 15, 1953.

            Heirs: granddaughter, Margo Cheryl MATHIA...grandsons, Martin Louis MATHIA, Charles Lee COOPER and John Louis COOPER.

            Exr: grandson, Martin Louis MATHIA.

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Kathryn L. SPICE.
PLANK
, Donald C. and Pearl Barrett PLANK, h. & w. of Fulton Co. Ind.

(WR “1” 35)

            Date: 12 Mar 1952; prob 26 Jan. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Rochester relatives late Monday evening received word of the death of Mrs. Donald C. PLANK, Sr., which occurred in Brownsville, Texas, around 7:30 p.m. Monday..while riding in the family automobile with Mr. Plank...The News-Sentinel, Rochester, Ind., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1953.

            Heirs: Claude CROCKETT, of Stevens Point, Wis..to “Donald K. PLANK, son of testator, Donald C. PLANK, and to Barrett IRVINE, of Culver, Indiana...”

            Exr: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Donna MYERS.

 

THOMAS, Bertha M., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 37)

            Date: 21 June 1951; prob. 3 Feb. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Star City Cemetery, at Star City, Pulaski Co., Ind., “for the burial lot of my parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. GANGWER..,to each of my daughters, Bertha M. BECHTOLD, Mary C. HORN and Eleanora H. STRAUCH, and to my sons, Arthur C. BASSLER and Eddie W. BASSLER...residue to my son, George F. BASSLER, of Fulton County, Indiana...”

            Exr: son, George F. BASSLER.

            Wits: Donald D. ONEILL, Mary WITHROW.

 

McDONOUGH, George H., farmer of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 39)

            Date: 15 Oct. 1947; prob. 17 Feb 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: St. Ann’s Church, Kewanna, Ind. “for deceased members of the family of Bernard and Jane McDONOUGH”...to Edward SADLER and Dorothy SADLER...to William CRUMLEY, of the Metropole Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio “for favors,” and if he be deceased to Rev. Thomas CRUMLEY, of St. John’s Hospital, Anderson, Ind., brother of William CRUMLEY...residue to Ethel KOUNTZ and Reginald KOUNTZ of 4701 Burkley Ave., Louisville, Ky...

            Burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.

            Exr: Robert HENDRICKSON

            Wits: Lester H. SHIDAKER, E.B. DeVAULT.

 

ANDERSON, Ella Mae, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 40)

            Date: 1 Aug. 1950; prob. 24 Feb. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: grandchildren, Guy Nelson ANDERSON, Monica SEE, Marvin ANDERSON, Mary Jane ANDERSON, Coleen ANDERSON, Charles ANDERSON, David ANDERSON, Joan ANDERSON, Delores HAYDEN, Margaret WITUCKI, Jack ANDERSON and Melvin SEE.  “The above named Joan ANDERSON is now married and this testator does not know her married name...residue to my children, Lucie SEE, Dee ANDERSON, Guy ANDERSON Leroy ANDERSON and Howard ANDERSON...”

            Exr: daughter, Lucie SEE.

            Wits: Grace GARBER, Selden J. BROWN.
MARTIN
, Emile F., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 41)

            Date: 6 Mar. 1952; prob. 24 Feb. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elsie E. (Real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind; cafe known as “The Brass Rail”)...daughter, Emma Elizabeth AERNE, of Kokomo, Ind...

            Exr: wife, Elsie E. MARTIN

            Wits: Albert W. JENNENS, Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.

 

EBER, Charles A., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 42)

            Date: 25 Apr. 1925; prob. 14 Mar. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Gerald Vern EBER “ son by my first marriage, and to my sons, John D. EBER, Paul A. EBER and Carl B. EBER, sons of my present wife”...wife, Minnie A....

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Frank E. BRYANT, Lois M. FIELDS.

 

TOWN, Cora Idella, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 43)

            Date: 13 Aug 1951; prob 8 Apr. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Ruth BUNCH...sister, Elize ROHRER...sister, Nellie ZEIGLER..”to Irene TRACY, daughter of my deceased sister, Sadie BOWMAN..to Lawrence BUNCH, husband of Ollie ALDERFER, now deceased...” to husband, Charles W. TOWN...”to Dennis ARNOLD, Ellis ARNOLD and Clayton ARNOLD, being the children of my deceased sister, Ida ARNOLD...”

            Burial: “with my deceased husband, Amos ALDERFER.”

            Exr: Lawrece BUNCH.

            Wits: George F. STEVENS, Faye Marie TRAVIS.

 

KISTLER, Margaret, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 44)

            Date: 30 June 1949; prob. 14 Apr. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother-in-law, Evan A. WHALLON...sister, Katherine WHALLON, or if she is deceased, “unto her children, viz: Evan A. WHALLON, Jr., Jeanne WHALLON and Harriet WHALLON...”

            Exr: brother-in-law, Evan A. WHALLON.

            Wits: A.M. PRICE, Jr., Goldia P. BRIGHT.

 

McCOY, Olive M., of Indianapolis , Ind.       (WR “1” 45)

            Date: 17 Sept. 1945; prob 20 Apr. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: friend, Betty Jean GRASTON...brother, LeRoy E. FOSNER...sister, Mary L. IZZARD...

            Exr: sister, Mary L. IZZARD.

            Wits: Madge WAYMIRE, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

WOLF, David T., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 46)

            Date: 15 Nov 1952; prob. 23 Apr. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my beloved children, Bertha Berniece COOK, Ruthanna Lucille KENDELL, Marjorie Claraette PONTIOUS and Dorothy Elizabeth ANDERSON...grandson, David William WOLF...”

            Exr: daughter, Bertha Berniece COOK.

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Kathryn L. SPICE.

STACY, Ida V., of Rocheter, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 47)

            Date: 13 Nov. 1939; prob 1 May 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my children, Russell M. STACY, Mary F. TATLOCK and Sarah M.S. MITCHELL...”

            Exr: daughter, Sarah M.S. MITCHELL.

            Wits: Madge WAYMIRE, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

KESTNER, George William, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 48)

            Date: 7 Mar. 1953; prob. 3 June 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “in consideration of the care and attention provided me in the last days of my life...to Elizabeth ROUCH...”

            Exr: Elizabeth ROUCH.

            Wits: George E. REAM, Lee LEWIS.

 

SMITH, Omer E., of Fulto Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 49)

            Date: 2 Oct. 1951; prob. 10 June 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Herbert D. SMITH, or if deceased to his children...wife Ethel G. .        Exr: wife, Ethel G. SMITH.

            Wit: J. Murray McCARTY, Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

ORR, John N., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 50)

            Date: 26 Mar. 1945; prob. 24 June 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “unto Henry D. ORR, or any of his heirs, no money or property”...(concerning note cosigned by testator with William ORR, Jr.)...residue to: Robert G. ORR; heirs of Eldridge ORR, deceased, viz: Edna ORR, Thomas M. ORR, John V. ORR, Violet ORR, William ORR, Jr., James ORR and Walter ORR; Forrest M. FARMER, Albert Orr FARMER...

            Burial: “head stone for me on my lot in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Akron, Indiana...upkeep of the lot in the name of my deceased father, Melville ORR.”

            Exr: (omitted)

            Wits: (omitted)

 

METSKER, Anna I., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 52)

            Date: 20 Oct. 1952; prob. 24 June 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my brothers, William H. GOETZ, Edwin W. GOETZ, Martin H. GOETZ and Harry O. GOETZ...brother-in-law, Winfield APPLEGATE...”

            Exr: brother, William H. GOETZ.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

BRENNAN, Anastasia, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 53)

            Date: 6 July 1950; prob. 27 June 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Margaret BRENNAN ( real estate in Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.)...son, John R. BRENNAN (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exr: daughter Margaret BRENNAN.  Alternate, son, John R. BRENNAN.

            Wits: Edith COSTELLO, Enid BARNETT.
BRUBAKER
, William H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 54)

            Date: 1 June 1945; prob. 3 Aug. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Hallie E....daughter, Isabel WEBBER...brother, John W. BRUBAKER...

            Exr: brother, John W. BRUBAKER.

            Wits: C.N. STAHL, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

SHEETS, Lina M., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 55)

            Date: 6 Sept. 1938; prob. 7 Aug 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: children: Israel Dee SHEETS, Ruth BAKER, Glenn DAGGY, Mildred READ, John W. SHEETS, Martha SHEETS, Donald SHEETS, Arthur SHEETS...

            Exr: daughter, Ruth BAKER.

            Wits: Jess BROWN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

OLIVER, Amarinda, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 57)

            Date: 3 Apr. 1944; prob. 9 Sept. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: step-son, Alvin OLIVER...daughter, Gail SHELTON...”children of my deceased son, Irvin R. OLIVER...”

            Exr: Alvin OLIVER and Gail SHELTON.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

HAMLETT, Washington, of East Gary, Lake Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 59)

            Date: 29 Nov. 1944; prob. 10 Sept. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Grace...daughter, Treva BEEHLER, Rochester, Ind..Russel HESS and Clifford HESS, of Lake Co., Ind.,...”my four other children, to-wit: Kline HAMLETT, Iona HAMLETT, Arphila HAMLETT (now married) and Arzona NOYES...”

            Exr: Russel HESS.  Alternate, Treva BEEHLER.

            Wits: Raymond A. KOSTBADE, Shirley KOSTBADE.

 

BURDEN, Lizzie, “of near Mentone,” Kosciusko Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 61)

            Date 24 June 1940; prob 21 Oct. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, John BURDEN, Warsaw, Ind...daughter, “Mrs. YOUNG.”

            Exr: son, John BURDEN.

            Wits: Genevieve Wood LAEHR, William Gray LOEHR, Beatrice BURDEN.

 

HAND, Noah, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 62)

            Date: 31 Aug. 1953; prob 25 Nov. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Amanda Alice...daughter, Nellie CHOLSON, Knoxville, Iowa...son, Lamoin HAND, Akron, Ind...”family of my deceased son, Floyd F. HAND, and to his widow Dorothy...his children, Laurel, Patricia, Clyde, Evan.”

            Exr: Lamoin HAND.

            Wits: Tola MILLER, Frienda MILLER.
GOTTSCHALK
, William A., and Martha A., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 63)

            Date: 29 Dec. 1931; prob. 21 Dec. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: William A. GOTTSCHALK, 1868-1953; Martha A. GOTTSCHALK, 1870-1959.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscription, Vol. 4, p. 276, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh.

            Heirs: (each other)

            Exr: (each other)

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, H.A. FRISTOE.

 

BIXLER, Sidney R., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 64)

            Date: 18 Dec. 1953; prob. 28 Dec. 1953, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Winnie.

            Exr: wife, Winnie BIXLER.

            Wits: Otis JACKSON, E. Paul WEAVER.

 

SWARTZLANDER, Henry F., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 65)

            Date: 13 Nov 1952; prob. 14 Jan. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Rosetta E. (life estate) remainder “to my three children, Blanche Berniece WELLS, Retha Ruthe SWARTZLANDER and Ina Iona HATFIELD (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...children of Ina Iona HATFIELD: her son, Billy Lee HATFIELD, her son, Thomas Edward HATFIELD, her daughter, Joyce Darleen HATFIELD...”

            Exr: daughter, Blanche Berniece WELLS.

            Wits: Frederick E. RAKESTRAW, H.D. STONER.

 

KEEBLER, Clarence I., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 68)

            Notes: “over the age of twenty-one”

            Date: 1 Dec. 1945; prob. 3 Mar, 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: half-sister, Elizabeth FELIX.

            Exr: half-sister, Elizabeth FELIX.

            Wits: William H. DENISTON, Roscoe D. CLAY.

 

BURGE, Albert E., of Cass Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 69)

            Date: 7 May, 1952; prob. 22 Mar. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Marie THOMPSON, Rochester, Ind.

            Exr: daughter, Marie THOMPSON.

            Wits: Maude HOLLOWAY, Granvil HOLLOWAY.

 

BOWEN, Emma C., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 71)

            Date: 8 Oct. 1947; prob. 25 Mar. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Nelson (life estate) then “between my children, to-wit: Ruth P. BOWEN my daughter; Raymond D. BOWEN, my son; Paul N. BOWEN, my son; E. Doris STANLEY, my daughter; Lois Y. BOWEN, my daughter; and Albert L. BOWEN, my son..”   also to daughter, Lois Yvette BOWEN...

            Exr: daughter, Ruth P. BOWEN.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, Willodean BALL.
BALDWIN
, Emma J., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 73)

            Date: 15 Nov. 1930; prob. 31 Mar. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, William L. (life estate) “then to my children, Ethel WILLIAMS, Bessie Marie VOORHEES, William Joseph BALDWIN and Berniece May BALDWIN...”

            Exr: son-in-law, Claud WILLIAMS.

            Wits: Fred C. McCLURG, Selden J. BROWN.

 

CORBETT, Gilbert L., of Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 75)

            Date: 13 Nov. 1943; prob. 28 Apr. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, M. Marie...son, Maurice L. CORBETT (real estate in Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., Ind.)

            Exr: M. Marie CORBETT.

            Wits: James A. DILTS, Edna BIERRUM, both Winamac Ind.

 

LUCKENBILL Myrta, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 77)

            Date: 9 Mar 1954; prob. 6 May 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Leiters Ford Methodist Church...I.O.O.F...Kenneth LUCKENBILL “for the care and support of Alice LUCKENBILL, widow of Lon LUCKEBILL...”brother, Jesse D. WILLIAMS (real estate in Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., Ind.)...J. Murray McCARTY, Trustee for Jesse D. WILLIAMS...

            Exr: brother, Jesse D. WILLIAMS and J. Murray McCARTY.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Dorothy L. WEAVER.

 

KINDIG, Herman D., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 80)

            Date: 25 July 1953; prob. (-----) Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Nina E

            Exr: wife, Nina E. KINDIG.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN

 

BOWMAN, Charles, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 81).

            Date: 1 June 1953; prob. 1 June 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Almeda F....to Estella FENSTERMAKER and Joan WARREN...residue “to my two brothers, Wildo BOWMAN and Samuel BOWMAN, and to my wife’s sister, Mrs. Viola STEFFEY (or if she is deceased) to Roy FENSTERMAKER...”

            Exr: Estella FENSTERMAKER.

            Wits: Mrs. Ray COPLEN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

MATHIAS, Earl, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 83)

            Date: 17 July 1953; prob. 22 June 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Goldie...”my children, James Robert MATHIAS, June Rosalee GROVE, Muriel Elaine MATHIAS and Mickey Joe MATHIAS...”

            Exrs: sons, James Robert MATHIAS and Mickey Joe MATHIAS.

            Wits: Clarence B. HARMS, Howard R. WERTZBERGER, G.A. SKERSICK, all of Rochester, Ind.
EWING
, Louise D. of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 85)

            Date: 28 Jan. 1943; prob. 29 June 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Church of God, Rochester, Ind..George MILBRODT...residue to sister, Minnie PACKER of Portland, Ore., and niece Lucy PACKER of Portand, Ore.

            Exr: sister, Minnie PACKER.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER

 

FLENAR, Merl and Leona Grace, h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 87)

            Date: 29 Aug. 1942; prob. 30 June 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Proof shows: “Leona Grace FLENAR died on or about the 25th day of May 1954, and was a resident of Fulton Co. Ind” Merl FLENAR, 86, 1205 Lakeshore Drive, died in his sleep at his home Thursday night...The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind,, Sat. Sept. 28, 1974.

            Heirs: each other...Jordon Baptist Church “which is located about four miles southwest of Argos, Indiana...”

            Exr: George DEAMER, Jr.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Lester WHITE.

 

JONES, John J., of Macy, Ind.           (WR “1” 89)

            Date: 9 Aug. 1944; prob. 6 July 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my three children, namely, Albert JONES, Mary E. ROCKEY and Georgianna SROUFE...”

            Exr: Russell SROUFE.

            Wits: Glen HEATON, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

RAFF, Eugene, of Chicago, Ill.          (WR “1” 90)

            Date: 30 Sept. 1942; prob. 30 June 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elizabeth.

            Exr: wife, Elizabeth RAFF.                 Wits: Nathan A. ROSENFELD...

 

REED, Ellis E., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 91)

            Date: 8 Jan. 1947; prob. 30 July 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Charlotte B....son, Fred (real estate) life estate, then to his children...

            Burial: “my wife Charlotte has a respectable burial by the side of her former huband, George BIDDLE and her daughter Cleo DUGLE in the River View Cemetery at Aurora, Indiana...”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: M.O. KING, M.D., Howard R. WERTZBERGER, both Rochester, Ind.

 

PAGE, Harry E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 92)

            Date: 23 May, 1951; prob. 2 Aug. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Pearl..”Barr MONTGOMERY, son of my said wife by her former husband...”

            Exr: Barr MONTGOMERY.

Wits: Everett R. LICHTENWALTER, Arthur METZLER

MELTON, Bernard H., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 93)

            Date: 24 Jan. 1951; prob. 20 Aug. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heir: wife, Sylvia W.

            Exr: wife, Sylvia W. MELTON.

            Wits: Madge WAYMIRE, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

BAILEY, Mayme G., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 94)

            Date: 25 July 1949; prob. 23 Aug. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: granddaughter Caroline Edna FULTZ..granddaughter, Harriett Ann FULTZ...

            Exr: daughter, Stella Von FULTZ, “mother of my said grandchildren.”

            Sits: Selden J. BROWN, Betty VOORHEES.

 

JONES, Iva Grace, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 95)

            Date: 1 June 1950; prob. 24 Aug. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Estie M. DAWALD (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to nieces, Shrley M. NEWELL, Florence E. MILLER and Helen Elizabeth EIDSON and great-nephew, Danny Lee DAWALD...

            Exr: sister, Estie M. DAWALD.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty Lou NICODEMUS. 

 

BARGER, Vida, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 96)

            Date: 20 Feb. 1950; prob. 15 Sept. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: friend, Carrie STROUP of Huntington, Ind..to Howard and Nellie ANDERSON...”to Herbert MORILL, an orphan boy raised by my sister, Martha EDINGER..Irvin WALTERS, my residence at 301 Fulton Street, Rochester, Indiaa..”   International Bible Students Assn., of Brooklyn, N.Y....

            Burial: “that Ora FOSTER be the undertaker, and that he shall procure a blanket of Red Roses bearing the name of my late husband, Frank BARGER...”

            Exr: Irvin WALTERS.

            Wits: Madge WAYMIRE, Daniel S. PERRY.

 

GOOD, Flo,    (WR “1” 98)

            Notes: Petition to not probate a purported will signed by Mae DAY, sister-in-law of Flo GOOD - that will has not been found, that it was destroyed; and that a copy will be attempted to be probated.

 

MATHIAS, Earl.         (WR “1” 99)

            Notes: Widow’s election 22 June 1954, filed 15 Oct. 1954

 

SHOEMAKER, Cecil S., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 100)

            Date: 10 Feb 1954; prob. 5 Nov. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Church of God at Olive Bethel, Ind...wife, Viola (real estate in Franklin Twp., Kosciusko Co., Ind) life estate, then “my three children namely, Ralph SHOEMAKER, Dulcie Marie TARNOW and Ernest L. SHOEMAKER...”

            Exr: Ellis J. KEIM, Franklin Twp., Kosciusko Co., Ind.

            Wits: Charles E. WHITE, Zelda M. WHITE.
BRIGHT
, Elsie T., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 102)

            Date: 11 June 1952; prob. 5 Nov. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Faith T. SLAYBAUGH...”my brothers, Stanford R. THOMPSON and Max K. THOMPSON”...Olive Bethel Church of God...Nichols Cemetery Fund...

            Exr: sister, Faith T. SLAYBAUGH.

            Wits: Stuart SLAYBAUGH, Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.

 

SPARKS, Isaac L., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 103)

            Date: 19 Mar. 1943; prob. 15 Nov 1954, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Proof shows “departed this life on or about the 29th day of October 1954, a resident of Fulton Co., Indiana...” signed at Huntington Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Tina P.

            Exr: wife, Tina P. SPARKS.

            Wits: Ezra A. BARNHISEL, Russell HUFFMAN.

 

SHEETZ, William H., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 104)

            Date: 11 June 1945; prob. 30 Nov. 1954, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: granddaughter, Louise SHEETZ, “the daughter of my son, Estil SHEETZ...grandson, Richard SHEETZ, the son of my son, Estl SHEETZ...my sons, Leon SHEETZ and Loy SHEETZ...”

            Exr:; friend, Hubbard D. STONER.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

 

WEBER, Eva, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1: 105)

            Date: 4 Nov. 1954; prob. 3 Jan. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: St. Ann’s Church, Kewanna, Ind...Frank GOETZ...residue to Katie GOETZ, Eva MALITOR, Phillip WEBER, Isabelle WEBER, Rose WEBER and Frank WEBER...

            Exr: Robert T. LORD.

            Wits: J. Van BROWN, Mrs. R.T. LORD.

 

ADAMS, William J., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 106)

            Date: 17 Dec. 1938; prob. 11 Jan. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ida May...children, Arnold ADAMS, Orville H. ALDRIDGE, Retha Katharine BERRYMAN and Ada May HARRIS...

            Exr: Orville H. ALDRIDGE and Arnold ADAMS.

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, Fred E. NICKELS.

 

MINTER, Asa R.         (WR “1” 107)

            Date: 14 Sept. 1946; prob. 19 Jan. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Hazel V...son, James MINTER..

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Wilbur E. ZIEG, Edna WOODLING.
OLINGER
, Elma J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 108)

            Date: 8 Sept. 1952; prob. 31 Jan. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my three daughters, Lucile C. FUNK, Minnie KING and Harriet J. WESTWOOD...”

            Exr: daughter, Harriet J. WESTWOOD.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

CHALK, Emma Leota, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 110)

            Date: 4 Jan. 1954; prob. 14 Feb. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Albert C. CHALK.

            Exr: son, Albert C. CHALK.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, M. Janette BAIR.

 

HASCHEL, Olive D., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 111)

            Date: 28 June 1947; prob. 28 Feb. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Methodist Episcopal Church, Leiters Ford, Ind. “($1,000) to be known a the Dr. B.F. and Olive D. OVERMYER MEMORIAL FUND...trust ($100) Leiters Ford State Bank, “maintain the burial lot of Dr. B.F. OVERMYER, my former husband, in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in Leiters Ford, Indiana...” sister, Martha ROUCH...brother, Thomas DAVIDSON...nephew, Paul DAVIDSON (real estate in Leiters Ford, Ind.)...Marjorie BROWN “niece of my deceased husband, Dr. B.F. OVERMYER...Florence NIEDERMYER, daughter of my deceased brother, Robert DAVIDSON, and adopted daughter of my sister, Martha RUCH...niece, Maude BAILEY (jewelry) belonging to my deceased sister, Lydia GALLAGHER...my niece, Margaret DIVILBISS...my niece Frances WOODFORD...my niece, Gertrude Davidson PONTIUS...Flo OVERMYER, Goldia HICKENS, Sylvia KELLER and Mable OVERMYER, daughters of my husband, Daniel R. HASCHEL...”   to husband, Danie R. HASCHEL...residue to niece, Florence NIEDERMYER, niece Ruth HICKMAN, niece Cecile BOWDEN, nephew Roy E. DAVIDSON, niece Gertrude Davidson PONTIUS, niece Margaret DIVILBISS, niece Maude BAILEY, niece Lucille Davidson VANPELT, niece, Frances WOODFORD, nephew Frank DAVIDSON, nephew, John D. DAVIDSON, nephew Paul DAVIDSON, nephew Charles HOSIMER and nephew Henry HOSIMER...

            Exr: husband, Daniel R. HASCHEL.

            Wits: W.O. OSBORN, Charlotte JUNG.

            Codicil: date (--) June 1951.  Names Paul DAVIDSON, Exr.

            Wits: E.V. HERENDEEN, M.D., Louiemae EDGINGTON, R.N.

 

UMBAUGH, Lulu U., of Marshall Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 116)

            Date: 24 July 1929; prob. 21 Mar 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Elias F. UMBAUGH...”my beloved children Harold UMBAUGH, Edith UMBAUGH, Cecil UMBAUGH and Edwin UMBAUGH...”

            Exr: husband, Elias F. UMBAUGH.

            Wits: John D. HOLMAN, Arthur METZLER.
BAIN
Charles H., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 117)

            Date: 4 Dec. 1947; prob. 24 Mar. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Iris M.

            Exr: wife, Iris M. BAIN.

            Wits: Barbara Ward WAGLER, A.W. MATT.

 

LEONARD, Ada I., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 118)

            Date: 16 June 1952; prob. 13 Apr. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Helen M. DeBRULER...sister, Katherine L. DETAMORE...sister, Mildred A. LEONARD (picture) “painted for me by Isabella THOMAS”...nephew, Robert L. DeBRULER “and his wife”...nephew, David L. DETAMORE “and his wife”...brother-in-law, Dr. Paul R. DETAMORE...First Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind...Masonic Home, Franklin, Ind...”any cattle which I may own to Lois DETAMORE and Martha DeBRULER...to Pamila DeBRULER, Linda Jane DeBRULER and James DETAMORE...”

            Exr: Lawrence M. BROWN.

            Wits: Louise YEAKLEY, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

BURKETT, William, of Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 121)

            Date: 20 Dec. 1944; prob. 24 May 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my children, Walter L. BURKETT and Esther MOW...” wife, Martha BURKETT (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exr: Walter L. BURKETT.

            Wits: Helen VanDUYNE, Selden J. BROWN.

 

MORRIS, Arley P., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 123)

            Date: 24 Apr. 1953; prob. 26 May 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exr: friend, George RIDDLE.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

BAKER, Daisy E., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 124)

            Date: 28 Oct. 1944; prob. 20 May 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Retha MIKESELL...son, LeRoy BAKER (furniture) “which originally belonged to my son, Samuel BAKER, deceased”..granddaugter, Beverly MIKESELL...granddaughter, Janice MIKESELL...residue “to my children, Howard Ray BAKER, LeRoy BAKER and Retha MIKESELL...”

            Exr: son, LeRoy BAKER.

            Wits: Fred M. FRASER, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

ZENT, Blanche, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 125)

            Date: 2 May 1953; prob. 1 June 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Lloyd (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) residue “to my sons, Robert Earl ZENT and Orton Paul ZENT...”

            Exrs: sons, Robert Earl ZENT and Orton Paul ZENT.

            Wits: James E. RODIBAUGH, K.A.RINER, Forrest D. MINER, all of Mentone, Ind.    
BIXLER
, Winnie, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 127)

            Date: 8 Dec. 1954; prob. 8 June 1955, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: Church of the Brethren, Buffalo, Ind...daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert BIXLER...”I have seven children all of whom are married and have homes of their own, as follows: Maurice H. BIXLER, RR 6, Rochester, Ind; Dorotha E. WOODCOX, RR 5, Rochester, Indiana; Floyd R. BIXLER, RR 1, Rochester, Indiana; Stella WARD, Valparaiso, Indiana; Chester A. BIXLER, Logansport, Indiana; George W. BIXLER, Athens, Indiana; and S. Robert BIXLER, RR 1, Niles, Michigan...” also to Church of the Brethren, Mexico, Ind.

            Exr: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Hurd J. HURST, Alice M. BAKER

 

NICHOLAS, Earl A., of Fulton Co., Ind      (WR “1” 129)

            Date: 17 June 1955; prob. 23 June 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Hers: “to the daughter of Ray Nicholas HEINY, which daughter’s maiden name was Mary HEINY...I do not know her married name, and she resided at one time in the vicinity of Gary, Indiana...to Tillie WARNER, who has been my faithful housekeeper for many years...residue to Thelma NICHOLAS, of Cass County, Indiana, my niece...”

            Exr: niece, Thelma NICHOLAS.

            Wits: Esther RUDE, Wilbur RUDE, J.T. HILLIS.

 

NORDLOH, Henry and Lena Leota, h. & w. of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 130)

            Date: 18 Oct. 1944; prob. 5 July 1955 Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: (upon deaths of both) residue 1/2 “to brothers and sisters of the testator, Henry NORDLOH, as follows: Fred NORDLOH..John NORDLOH...Anna THOMAS...Elizabeth VINES...”Ruth SPARLING and Alberta SMITH, daughters of Carrie BAYER...Wilbur OTTO Edna WRIGHT, Laura MEYER, children of Dora OTTO...and to Leslie SHEETS, son of Adeline SHEETS...”and 1/2” to brothers and sisters of the testator, Lena Leota NORDLOH: William GRAY..Ancil GRAY...Everett GRAY...Edith DOLBEE...Nettie DOLBEE...Elizabeth GRAY.and to Vonda RENTSCHLER, Betty RENTSCHLER and Adam RENTSCHLER, children of Ollie RENTSCHLER, now deceased...”

            Exr: William GRAY.

            Wits: Helen VanDUYNE, Selden J. BROWN.

            Codicil: (date omitted) “brothers and sisters of the testator, Lena Leota NORDLOH: William GRAY, Ancil GRAY, George GRAY, Everett GRAY, Edith DOLBEE, Nettie DOLBEE, Elizabeth GRAY, and to Vonda RENTSCHLER, Betty RENTSCHLER and Adam RENTSCHLER, children of Ollie RENTSCHLER, now deceased...”

            Wits: Oscar MILLER, Theo. M. CARITHERS.
BROCKMAN
, John W.R., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 133)

            Date: 2 May 1935; prob. 26 July 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Lulu M. TUOHY...brother, Eugene C. BROCKMAN...niece, Mary Louise WEAVER...

            Exr: brother, Eugene C. BROCKMAN.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

DOUB, Otto, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 134)

            Date: 28 Dec. 1946; prob. 30 Aug. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs wife, Lottie...”my children, Harry DOUB, Faun DOUB, Carl DOUB and Gertrude DOUB...”

            Exr: wife, Lotte DOUB.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, H.L. GRONINGER

 

SAFFORD, Charles W. and Louisa, h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 135)

            Date: 2 Aug. 1947; prob. 16 Sept. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Mrs. Louise A. SAFFORD, 81, a resident of the Bethlehem neighborhood for 44 years, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday...She was married in Detroit Nov. 24, 1909 to Charles W. SAFFORD, who died in 1955...The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind., Fri., May 22, 1964.

            Heirs: “to our surviving children (or if deceased) then the offspring of such deceased heir shall be entitled to such share as would have been inherited by the deceased heir.  In no case shall this estate be settled by any orphans court...”

            Exr: “oldest surviving heir.”

            Wits: Gerald KINDIG, Emaline KINDIG.

 

MERLEY, Daisy, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 136)

            Date: 10 Dec. 1952; prob. 5 Oct. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my two sons, Nyle MERLEY of Fulton County, Indiana and Donald (William Donald) MERLEY of Miami County , Indiana...”

            Exr: “my two sons.”

            Wits: C.B. HARMS, Selden J. BROWN.

 

McCOY, Walter A.    (WR “1” 137)

            Date: 19 Sept. 1955; prob. 28 Oct. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: James MacDONALD, 111673 Auburn, Detroit, Mich...Merlin PRIESTER, 8864 West Wood, Detroit, Mich...Margaret DAY, Kewanna, Ind...Jeanie MILLER...Pearl POWNELL, Clifton Ave., Logansport, Ind...Mr. & Mrs. Nelson HIZER...Gerald MILLER..Note (from Wm. MASON and wife for 1800 at 5% interest.  It s to be $1500 and no interest for all he has done for me.”

            Burial: “in Grass Creek Cemetery in Nelson HIZER plot. (Songs) sung by Mrs. Miriam HIZER...I wish to be buried in my Legion Uniform...”

            Exr: Howard MUTCHLER.

            Wits Olinda M. BRIGGS, Alfred R. BRIGGS.
COX
, Lulu D., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 138)

            Date: 15 Oct. 1954; prob. 4 Nov. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Roy A. COX (life estate) remainder “to my children, Namely, Ron, Don, Helen GAULT and Ray POWNALL..”

            Exr: Ray POWNALL.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Dorothy L. WEAVER.

 

HICKLE, Florence, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 140)

            Date: 3 Feb. 1955; prob. 7 Nov. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece, Edna VERHOEVE “and her husband, Raymond VERHOEVE,” 6636 So. ASHLAND, Chcago, Ill

            Burial: Paul HARRISON of the Harrison Funeral Home, Kewanna, to conduct funeral.

            Exr: Paul HARRISON.

            Wits: Robert W. SCOTT, Blaine ORR.

 

KOCH, Frank N., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 141)

            Date: 1 June 1948; prob. 29 Nov. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my grandchildren, namely Frances Ellen TAYLOR, Phyllis Jean TAYLOR, Sharon Janet TAYLOR, Russell Howard TAYLOR, Nancy Ellen KOCH, Arthur Gene KOCH, Pamaley May KOCH and Denny Frank KOCH...Christian Church, Rochester, Ind...wife, Margaret Ellen KOCH (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...my children, William Clifford KOCH, James Russell KOCH, Sarah Isabelle KOCH, Altha Margaret TAYLOR and Richard Eugene KOCH...”

            Exr: wife, Margaret Ellen KOCH.

            Wits: W. Steele EWING, Lovell C. PORTER.

 

CARR, Aliff J.           (WR “1” 143)

            Date: 5 June 1936; prob. 2 Dec. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heir: “to the children of my deceased son, Alonzo H. CARR, namely, Evelyn STALETS Erma BOSTON, Raymond CARR, Helen CARR, Oscar CARR, Thelma CARR and Lorene CARR...my children, William Harvey CARR, Charles A. CARR, Harry Wilbur CARR, John E. CARR, Catherine STAMM, Thomas R. CARR and Nancy E. HAUSER...”

            Exr: Harry Wilbur CARR.

            Wits: Harry McDOWELL, Robert E. THOMPSON.

 

BRUBAKER, Arthur W. and Della, h. & w.             (WR “1” 144)

            Date: 27 July 1929; prob. 8 Dec. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Ethel SNAPP “who for a number of years lived with us as a member of our family.”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Max GRAEBER, Arthur METZLER.
MILLER
, Ethel J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 145)

            Date: 2 Aub. 1955; prob. 15 Dec. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: sister, Edith L. PIPER...brother, Fred RASSWEILER...sister, Kathryn RIFE...”to Alida Rae MILLER, daughter of my husband, Orion M. MILLER...to Christian Herald Summer Camp for Children, Mount Lawn, New York, in memory of my daughter, Jean E. MILLER, who died in infancy” also to American Mission for Lepers, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago, Ill., in her memory...husband, Orion M. MILLER...

            Exr: husband, Orion M. MILLER.

            Wits: H. Blain TILMAN, Ida B. TILMAN.

 

SCHWENK, Fern E., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 146)

            Date: 8 July 1953; prob 20 Dec. 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Gene Francis SCHWENK “when he attains the age of eighteen years”...residue to Janet Sue SCHWENK, Linda SCHWENK and Gilbert SCHWENK...Glen R. SCHWENK...Gertrude Mary SCHWENK...Gene Francis SCHWENK...

            Exr: son, George Morris SCHWENK.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty Lou NICODEMUS.

 

MIKESELL, Luversia M., of St. Joseph Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 147)

            Date: 5 May 1955; prob 20 May 1955, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: nephew, Harold Rosco MIKESELL, RR #1, Macy, Ind...Nephew,, Oliver Rhue MIKESELL, RR # 1, Rochester, Ind...nephew, Lloyd Lewis MIKESELL, 305 Chicago St., Buchanan, Mich...niece, Helen Alice RILEY, 2006 Roy St., Ft. Wayne, Ind...

            Burial: “My funeral expenses were paid in full during the month of May 1954 to the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, of Rochester, Indiana.”

            Exr: Russell Asa MIKESELL, 2441 North Hollyhock Road, South Bend, Ind.

            Wits: Myrtle SYSON, Ralph E. SYSON, both 332 E Brick Rd., South Bend, Ind.

 

ESHELMAN, Dever, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 149)

            Date: 6 July 1954; prob. 17 Jan. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes Proof shows “decedent died a resident of Fulton County, Indiana, on or about the 4th day of January, 1956.”

            Heirs: wife, Eva (life estate) remainder to step-daughter Mary Lou SMITH, Akron, Ind, or if deceased to step-son-in-law, Everett S. SMITH, Akron, Ind., or if deceased to “the blood nieces and nephews of my wife...”

            Exr: step-daughter, Mary Lou SMITH.

            Wits: Thelma L. KUHN, Carrie NORRIS, both Akron, Ind.
KESLER
, Milton, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 151)

            Date: 4 May 1955; prob. 17 Jan. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Bernice KESLER (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) residue in trust, Everett RATHFON, Trustee, to provide for daughter Bernice KESLER and at her death balance “to my grandchildren, Robert M. KESLER and Mary Marjorie McCOY...”

            Exr: Everett RATHFON.  Alternate, Farmers State Bank, Mentone, Ind.

            Wits: Jame E. RODIBAUGH, Mentone, Ind, Bessie ANDERSON, Rochester, Ind.

 

DAWSON, Effie C., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 154)

            Date: 26 Aug. 1947; prob. 25 Jan. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: First Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind.  “In memory of my beloved daughter, Mary BARR, deceased.  I am now residing with my beloved granddaughter, Carolyn B. ENSIGN her husband and children...my two beloved granddaughters, Carolyn B. ENSIGN and Joan TIPMORE...”

            Burial: “at the side of my late husband, George V. DAWSON, in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in Rochester, Indiana.”

            Exr: Carolyn B. ENSIGN.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

DARR, Susie, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 156)

            Date: 8 Jan. 1952; prob. 16 Feb. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my beloved granddaughters, Mildred M. ROBBINS and Frances L. VanDEREN, and my great-grandchildren, William Stevie VanDEREN and Tommie Joseph VanDEREN..”

            Exr: granddaughters, Mildred M. ROBBINS and Frances L. VanDEREN.

            Wits: Washington HAMLETT, Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

JACKSON, Nancy, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 158)

            Date: 31 Mar. 1952; prob. 19 Mar 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my sons, Urbin JACKSON and Clarence JACKSON...residue to my two sons, Luther JACKSON and Otis JACKSON...”

            Exrs: sons, Luther and Otis JACKSON.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Dnna MYERS.

 

HERD, Thomas, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 159)

            Date: 17 Dec. 1934; prob 19 Apr. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Subscribing witnesses deceased.  Affidavit of testator’s signature signed by Alida B. LEASE and Howard R. WERTZBERGER.

            Heirs: wife, Myrtle M. (life estate) and at her death, “unto my four children, John E. HERD, Margaret HERD, Mary HERD and Joseph HERD...”

            Exr: wife, Myrtle M HERD.

            Wits: Clyde ELSTON, A.E. BABCOCK.
KREAMER
, Edella, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 161)

            Date: 1 Oct 1953; prob. 24 Apr. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Wilbur KREAMER...so, Dean KREAMER...daughter, Ruth CORNELL “my Bible”...granddaughter, Rosemary KREAMER...Akron Methodist Church...residue “among my son Wilbur KREAMER and my daughters, Ethel GEARHART and Ruth CORNELL...”

            Exr: H.L. GRONINGER.

            Wits: Goldia P. BRIGHT, Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.

 

DENISTON, Arthur LeRoy, of Rochester Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 163)

            Date: 9 Apr. 1956; prob. 24 Apr. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my children, William H. DENISTON, Dorothy R. WALL and Barbara STETSON...”

            Exr: son, William H. DENISTON.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Selden J. BROWN

 

SCHLEMMER, Lena Bennett, of St. Joseph Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 165)

            Date: 1 Oct. 1954; prob. 5 May 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my seven daughters: Esther WEAVER, Thelma SALTSGIVER, Violet HARMON, Cecelia SMITH, Leola HUNSBERGER Cletus HARTMAN and Phyllis BYRER...the plate with violets on that Ed GERMANS gave us as a wedding present...amongst all the grandchildren...my wrist watch goes to the oldest granddaughter, Janet...”

            Exr: Carl HARTMAN, Jerry and Violet HARMON “of St. Joseph Co. & Goshen Resp’t...”

            Wits: Layman BENNETT, 137 E. Pulling, So. Bend, Ind., Mrs. Goldie BENNETT, 137 E. Pulling, So. Bend, Ind., Mrs. Cora HARTMAN, Wakarusa, Ind.

 

REISH, John Adam, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 168)

            Date: 29 Mar 1956; prob. 28 May 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth CHARTRAND...granddaughter, Marjorie Fern CARPENTER, Elkhart, Ind...daughter, Margaret M. REISH (residue) for “many years of services to me and to my deceased wife.”

            Exr: daughter, Margaret M. REISH.

            Wits: Bonnie REED, Charlotte JUNG.

 

HOOVER, Olive G., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 170)

            Date: 22 Nov. 1955; prob. 19 June 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, Joe S. GUISE (opton to purchase real estate in Fulton Co., Ind) “kown as the George B.M. GUISE farm”...husband, Paul A. HOOVER...brother, Harley C. GUISE...

            Exrs: brothers, Joe S. GUISE and Harley C. GUISE.

            Wits: Ruby HARING, Bonnie REED.
GUISE
, Elva, “a widow,” of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 172)

            Date: 6 Nov. 1953; prob. 26 June 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Ruth BAMMERLIN...Emma KROFT...Robert BRADY...Billy BRADY...Bobby BRADY...Cemetery Association at Ebenezer for “upkeep the graves of my deceased husband and my own grave...my three nieces, Ruth BAMMERLIN, Gertrude BERGER and LaVon FITES...” brother, Elmer FITES...Ruth Ann SHOEMAKER, Laura SHOEMAKER...Paul SHOEMAKER...Curt SHOEMAKER...Gary SHOEMAKER...Olga SHOEMAKER...Carrie RUNKLE...Ruth MILLER...Pansy HAY...Velma KOTTERMAN...Gladys and Robert BRADY...

            Exr: nephew, James L. FITES.

            Wits: Oscar A. AHLGREN, Mildred L. HOTCHKISS both Whiting, Ind.

 

SCULL, Emma M., of Fulto Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 174)

            Date: 5 Apr. 1954; prob. 10 July 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: grandson, Herbert W. CLARK...granddaughter, Dorothy Margaret CLARK..son, Herbert M. SCULL...daughter Dorothy E. OLSEN (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)

            Exr: son, Herbert M. SCULL.

            Wits: Robert E. DELP, 1104 Wabash Ave., Rochester, Ind., William L. MORRIS, RR #2, Rochester, Ind.

 

HENDRICKS, Blanche, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 177)

            Date: 15 Dec. 1947; prob. 27 July 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece, Garnet SNIDER.

            Exr: niece Garnet SNIDER.

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

ROYER, Nerla, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 178)

            Date: 14 Nov. 1941; prob. 2 July 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Reuben...sons, Vern F. ROYER and Robert A. ROYER...

            Exrs: sons, Vern F. ROYER and Robert A. ROYER.

            Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodean BALL.

 

ZEGAFUSE, Emanuel, of Miami Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 180)

            Date: 8 Feb. 1943; prob. 31 July 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Elizabeth FISHLEY...”heirs of my deceased sister, Julia Ann KING...heirs of my deceased brother Peter ZEGAFUSE...sister, Rebecca HOFFMAN...Linda ZEGAFUSE, widow of my deceased brother John ZEGAFUSE...”

            Exr: First Federal Savings & Loan, Peru, Ind.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, Willodean BALL.

            Codicil: date 25 June 1955.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty NICODEMUS.
CASTLE
, Edwin Windfield, of St. Joseph Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 182)

            Date: 8 Oct. 1952; prob. 2 Aug. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Charles CASTLE...wife, Ora May CASTLE...residue “to my two sons, Charles CASTLE and Orville CASTLE...my son, Wayne CASTLE...”

            Exr: Charles CASTLE.  Alternate, St. Joseph Bank & Trust Co., So. Bend, Ind.

            Wits: Mary FERRETTEE, 801 W. 3Rd., Mishawaka, Ind., John W. DORAN, 1305 Rockne Dr., So. Bend, Ind., Gerald A. KAMM, 706 Lincoln Way West, Mishawaka, Ind.

 

APT, Susan, of Fulto Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 185)

            Date: 10 May 1944; prob. 4 Sept. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Indiana Central College, Indianapolis, Ind.. Salem Cemetery...United Brethern Church, Fulton, Ind...Hugh MATHIAS, May MOORE and Bernice SEVERNS “because of help given unto myself and also unto my deceased husband, Elmer APT, during his lifetime...” Sister-in-law, Edella HOWER..brother, Charles W. MATHIAS...brother, Jacob MATHIAS...residue to: Bernice SEVERNS and Clair HOWER, niece and nephew respectively of my deceased husband, Elmer APT, and the following named of my nieces and nephews: Hugh MATHIAS, Herman MATHIAS, Edd MATHIAS, Noble MATHIAS, Grace CLAY, Edd DOWNES, Lola KENNEY, Clara METZGER, George MATHIAS, Nettie FOSTER May MOORE, Minnie MARSH, Ruth CASTLEMAN, William MATHIAS, Charles MATHIAS, Madison Street, Rochester, Indiana, Earl MATHIAS, John MATHIAS, Deedsville, Indiana, Ernest MATHIAS, Vivian WALCUPP and Esther DORSEY...”

            Burial: “date of my death be inscribed upon the monument for Elmer APT, deceased, and Susan APT in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Ind”

            Exr: Earl MATHIAS.

            Wits: Vesta A. HENDRICKSON, George DEAMER, Jr.

            Codicil: date 15 Oct. 1954. (Personal items) “to my nieces, Grace CLAY, Ruth CASTLEMAN and Minnie MARSH...to Hugh MATHIAS...to the children of Bernice SEVERNS, deceased...to Ida BURWELL, daughter of my niece, May MOORE, deceased...my brother, Jacob MATHIAS being deceased...residue to: nephew, Hugh MATHIAS; nephew, Herman MATHIAS; Nelda Joan MATHIAS, only child of my nephew, Noble MATHIAS, deceased; nephew, Ernest MATHIAS; nephew, John MATHIA; nephew, Edd MATHIAS; niece, Grace CLAY; Charles (Sonny) Clair DOWNES, only child of my nephew, Edd DOWNS, deceased; niece, Lola KENNY; niece, Clara METZGER; nephew, George MATHIAS; niece, Esther DORSEY; niece, Vivian WALCUPP; to the descendants of my niece, Nettie FOSTER, deceased; niece Minnie MARSH; niece, Ruth CASTLEMAN; to the descendants of my nephew, William MATHIAS, deceased; to the descendants of my nephew, Charles MATHIAS, deceased, who died near Lakeville, Indiana...to the descendants of my nephew, Earl MATHIAS...to the descendants of my niece, May MOORE, deceased...nephew, John Wesley MATHIAS...due to the fact that Earl MATHIAS is deceased, I appoint Ora MARSH Executor...”

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Doris DEAMER.
ENGLE
, Ronald H., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 189)

            Date: 9 May 1953; prob 28 Sept. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mary Margaret Keefe ENGLE...wife to provide for care and education of children...”to my children, Mary Brenda ENGLE and John David ENGLE...”

            Exr: wife, Mary Margaret Keefe ENGLE.  Alternate Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

            Wits: A.M. PRICE, Jr., Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.

 

NYE, Ida Blanche of Fulton Co, Ind.            (WR “1” 191)

            Date: 25 Apr. 1950; prob. 31 Oct. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my grandchildren, Virgil V. BURNS, Florence BOWEN, Namona CALLOWAY Treva P. REEVES and Lena Faye KANE, the children of my deceased daughter, Essie B. BURNS...to my grandchildren, Lester DAVIS and Ralph DAVIS, the sons of my deceased daughter, Myrtle G. DAVIS...to my grandchildren, Trella M. TOMBAUGH and Lorene Mae SWICK, daughters of my deceased daughter, Lucretia A. KUHN...to my grandchild, Maune Joann BONER, the daughter of my deceased daughter, Valena Maune BONER...to my son, Clifford V. NYE...to my grandchild, Alan Robert NYE, the son of my deceased son, Robert Cleon NYE...to my daughter, Carmen Nye SPENCER...

            Exr: daughter, Carmen Nye SPENCER.

            Wits: Mary Jane KOTTERMAN, Howard R. WERTZBERGER.

 

BURKETT, Myrtle Mae, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 193)

            Date: 9 Dec. 1952; prob. 9 Nov. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Bessie H. GOOD, “is record owner of a sixty acre farm deeded to her by my late husband and myself...to my grandchildren, namely, Margaret Good WALKER, Delbert GOOD, Jr., commonly known as Junior GOOD, and Helen GOOD...residue to son, Ralph C. BURKETT, has cared for me has greatly assisted me in accumulating my estate.”

            Exr: son, Ralph C. BURKETT.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

DAVIS John B., of Akro, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 195)

            Date: 17 Oct. 1953; prob. 19 Nov. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my daughters, Mary Marie DAVIS and Trella KLINE...my grandchildren, John IMHOFF, Neal IMHOFF, Margaret OVERMYER and Jeanne MURPHY...” wife, Hilda M. DAVIS...step-son, Edward DAVIS...son, John E. DAVIS, Jr...

            Exr: wife, Hilda M. DAVIS.

            Wits: A.M. PRICE, Jr., Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.
KRIEGHBAUM
, Mattie W., of Tippecanoe Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 197)

            Date: 7 Jan. 1948; prob. 28 Nov 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, Charles F. KRIEGHBAUM...trust for grandchildren...life estate to daughter, Marietta K. PRUETT in real estate in Lafayette, Ind., real estate purchased from METZGER heirs, known as Metz Hotel Building, Lafayette, Ind...

            Exr: husband, Charles F. KRIEGHBAUM.  Alternate, National Bank, Lafayette, Ind.          Wits: Harry P. SCHULTZ, Florence B. HARRINGTON.

 

HALDEMAN, Vernon, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 200)

            Date: 8 Apr. 1954; 17 Jan. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “unto Irene KAMP, sister of my deceased wife...”

            Exr: Irene KAMP.

            Wits: E. Fawn SHEETS, Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.

 

ALVAREZ, Golda L., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 201)

            Date: 19 Mar. 1956; prob 18 Jan. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: husband, (not named), life estate...remainder “to my brother, Edgar T. RUNKLE...”

            Exr: brother, Edgar T. RUNKLE.

            Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Selden J. BROWN.

            Notes: Antonio ALVAREZ, 1896 - (no d.d.); Golda L. ALVAREZ, 1890-1957.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptios, Vol. 1, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 495.

 

DYSERT, Laura A., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 202)

            Date: 8 Aug. 1945; prob. 18 Jan. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heir: brother, A.J. PONTIUS (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., and stock in First National Bank, Celina, Ohio.)...brother, A.H. PONTIUS (real estate in Kosciusko Co., Ind., and stock in First National Bank, Celina, Ohio)...Sister, Jessie May MALLORY (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...sister, Dora Belle CLARK (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., and stock in Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind.)...sister, Maud CROSBY (real estate in Van Wert, Ohio)...nephew, G.W. HOUSER..nephew, Carl HOUSER...niece, Florence Houser GRAY...Jessie Houser MAYER...niece, Edith Houser ROBERTS...

            Exrs.: brothers, A.J. PONTIUS and A.H. PONTIUS

            Wits: W.E. TouVELLE, Edna L. THEDIECK, John SPRIEGS, all of Celina, Ohio.

 

McNAMARA, Frank C., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 205)

            Date: 17 Aug. 1945; prob 18 Feb. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Kathlene LUBBE...”I own a farm in the name of Francis C. McNAMARA (in Fulton Co., Ind.)...the name was by mistake and that my true name is Frank C. McNAMARA...”

            Exr: sister, Kathlene LUBBE.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE

            Codicil: date 4 Mar. 1952.  “sister, Kathleen LUBBE and my step-granddaughter, Ruth Ann YOWELL...”

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Kathryn L. SPICE.

STINSON, Arthur E., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 207)

            Date: 26 Dec. 1952; prob. 1 Mar. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Dean K. STINSON (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind., including building) “used by us jointly as a medical office in Rochester, Indiana...” wife, Grace E. STINSON, life estate (in real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”I now have four grandchildren, namely, Dean K. STINSON, Jr., Barbara W. STINSON, Patricia J. STINSON and Steven A. STINSON, all minors...”

            Exr: son, Dean K. STINSON.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

SPARKS, Tina, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 209)

            Date: 15 Mar. 1955; prob. 22 Sept. 1956, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sons, Paul Eugene BEADING and Rome Maurice BEADING...

            Exr: son, Paul Eugene BEADING.

            Wits: Maxine B. MORRIS, William L. MORRIS, both Rochester, Ind.

 

SWICK, Jesse T., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 210)

            Date: 8 Mar. 1943; prob 18 Apr. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Martha...son, Loyd SWICK Goshen, Ind...daughter, Opal Fern ADAMS, Dalton, Ga...son, Merl F. SWICK, Fulton Co., Ind...Loyd SWICK, Trustee, for daughter, Beulah Miriam SMITH, Marion, Ind...Randall SMITH, husband of Beulah Miriam SMITH...

            Burial: “my burial in the Nichols Cemetery, in Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana.”

            Exr: son, Loyd SWICK.

            Wits: Albert B. CHIPMAN, Mabel K. JOHNSTON

 

LEWIS, Fred (WR “1” 212)

            Date: 30 Nov. 1953; prob. 24 Apr. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Minnie...”children of our marriage: Mary Florinel LEWIS, Elizabet Lewis STREU, Joseph Fred LEWIS, Albert Arthur LEWIS, Emily Caroline Lewis MORIN, Donna Rose Lewis CHIDALEC and Ruth Leavelle LEWIS...”

            Exr: wife, Minnie LEWIS.  Alternate, sons, Joseph Fred LEWIS and Albert Arthur LEWIS.

            Wits: Doris GREEN, Thomas ESSEX.

 

VanLUE, James W. and Tincy J., h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 213)

            Date: 14 Jan. 1950; prob. 26 Apr. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Note: James W. VanLUE, 1880-1967; Tincy Fultz VanLUE, 1880-1956. Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 375.

            Heirs: son, Leonard H. VanLUE...residue “between our beloved children, namely, Anna VANDERGRIFT, Orvan V. VanLUE, Leonard H. VanLUE, Hubert L. VanLUE, Kathern BARKMAN and Willetta MINGLIN...”

            Exr: Howard R. WERTZBERGER, Rochester, Ind

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Charles C. CAMPBELL.
GAST
, Andrew A., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1 “ 215)

            Date: 28 Nov. 1945; prob. 29 Apr. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: trust for wife, Flora E. GAST trustees “my sons, Karl B. GAST and Whitney K. GAST...(and at her death) between my following named children to-wit: Estil A. GAST, Karl B. GAST, Whitney K. GAST, Robert P. GAST and Marie Kathleen TALBOT...”

            Exr: sons, Karl B. GAST and Whitney K. GAT.

            Wits: Aaron S. BERGER, Marie CUMBERLAND.

            Codicil: 28 Apr. 1953. Names Exrs. “My four sons, Estil A. GAST, Robert P. GAST, Karl B. GAST and Whitney K. GAST...”

            Wits: Lillian FLOHR, Thelma L. KUHN, both Akron, Ind.

 

SUTTON, Ruth D., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 217)

            Date: (--) Sept. 1956; prob. 15 May 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my three daughters, namely: Olive Mae MOREHOUSE, Joanna Fern SHEETZ and Louwanna Kay MARSH..” son, Donald Cleon SUTTON...

            Exr: daughter, Joanna Fern SHEETZ

            Wits: Erma M. WILLIAMSON, Virdell OVERMYER, Mary Ann OVERMYER.

 

CUTSHALL, Milo, of Fulton Co. Ind.          (WR “1” 218)

            Date: 3 Mar. 1955; prob. 20 May 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son-in-law, Lamoin HAND (machinery, equipment, tools of partnership) “whick said partnersip is doing business under my ow individual name...”   daughter, Neva May KRETZMIER...”residue to my two daughters, Neva May KRETZMIER and Marie Sarah HAND...”

            Exr daughters, Neva May KRETZMIER and Marie Sarah HAND.

            Wits: Alvin T. ROCKHILL, Gene B. LEE (both Warsaw, Ind.

 

CASTLEMAN, Vernon and Gladys, h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 220)

            Date: 15 Dec. 1956; prob. 27 May 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Vernon “Bill” CASTLEMAN, 1897- (no d.d.); Gladys G. CASTLEMAN, 1900-1957.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 372.  Vernon (Bill) CASTLEMAN, 81, R.R. 1, Rocheter, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend...His first marriage was to Gladys GARNER in 1920; she died in 1957.  His second marriage was to Geneva MORRIS in 1961, who survives. The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind., Wed. Sept. 27, 1978.

            Heirs: granddaughter, Lee Ann BAXTER...”our daughters, Frances BAXTER and Carolyn HUNTER (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)”

            Exrs: daughters, Frances BAXTER and Carolyn HUNTER.

            Wits: Albert H. COLE, Jr., Gertrude M. KENNELL.
FINNEY
, Charles E. (WR “1” 222)

            Date: 8 Oct. 1946; prob 28 Feb. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Cora E....daughter, Hortense DENTON...son Curtis E. FINNEY.

            Exr: daughter, Hortense DENTON.

Wits: J. Van BROWN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

UTTER, Frank H. and Ida C. h. & w.,           (WR “1” 223)

            Date: 9 Dec. 1953; prob 17 June 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Frank H. UTTER, Nov. 23, 1886 - June 8, 1957; Ida C. UTTER, 1894-1957. Fulton Co., Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 363.

            Heirs: to survivor, and after both are deceased, residue “to Virginia May SMITH who now resides at 201 Prairie Avenue, Mishawaka, Indiana, and who for a period of approximately sixteen years was a member of our household...”

            Burial: “Odd Fellows Cemetery, Akron, Indiana, where it is our will that we be buried...”

            Exr: survivor, or at their deaths, Virginia May SMITH.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Ralph D. HATFIELD.

 

MURRAY, Lewos S., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 224)

            Date: 12 May 1951; prob. 27 June 1957, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind...Monitor Lodge No 286, I.O.O.F., Mishawaka, Ind...residue to “James MURRAY and the issue of James MURRAY (the shares of said issue to be kept by James until said issue become 21 years of age)...I raised the said James MURRAY at my home, although I did not adopt him, and I always regarded him in the way of a son, and he has always treated me in the way of being his natural father and made life as pleasant for me as possible.”

            Exr: James MURRAY.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Kathryn L. SPICE.

            Codicil: date 22 Oct 1951.  To Woodlawn Hospital “for the purpose of equipping a room in said hospital I memory of myself and my deceased wife, Fannie R. MURRAY.”

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Donna MYERS.

 

CARINI, Cora, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 227)

            Date: 19 Jan/ 1955; prob. 8 July 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, George GARNER.

            Burial: “I have already arranged with Zimmerman Brothers, Rochester, Indiana..”

            Exr: George GARNER.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty NICODEMUS.
BASTOW
, Ira A., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 228)

            Date: 20 Apr. 1957; prob. 8 July 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs wife, Marie (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.), and if she is deceased, “to my beloved children, Edna B. MARSHMAN, Ilo F. AHLSTROM and Francis L. BASTOW...”

            Exr: Francis L. BASTOW.

            Wits: Helen I. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

ROUCH, Ida M., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 230)

            Date: 11 Sept 1951; prob 12 July 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Evangelical United Brethren Church, Fulton, Ind...residue “to my brother, Frank B. MOON and Edith MOON, husband and wife...(and if they are deceased) to such of my brothers and sister who may survive me...”

            Burial: Bequest to Fulton Cemetery for the “maintenance of the burial place of my deceased husband and myself.”

            Exr: Lloyd ROUCH, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Elmer MONESMITH, Clara MONESMITH.

 

STEINHISER, Mary D., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 231)

            Date: 30 Nov. 1955; prob. 8 July 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Noah GOODNIGHT...

            Exr: C.M. BOWERSOX.

            Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

WERNER, Dora J., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 232)

            Date: 27 July 1951; prob. 19 July 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: grandson, Frederick WERNER (real estate in Carpenter Twp., Jasper Co., Ind.)...nephew, Frank BABCOCK (real estate, Carpenter Twp., Jasper Co., Ind.)...son, Charles WERNER (real estate in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.)...

            Exr: (not named)             Wits: Ralph SWANK, Hazel SWANK.

 

WALES, Mary E., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 233)

            Date: 25 Feb. 1949; prob. 6 Aug 1957, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: “to my children, Carrie SIXBY, Ernest W. WALES, Ora WALES, Jennie WOLF and Ada NEHER...”

            Exr: daughter, Carrie SIXBY.

            WITS: George DEAMER, Jr., Demoine TOWN.

 

BROOKER, Walter and Nellie E. h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 234)

            Date: 23 Oct. 1941; prob. 7 Aug. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Mrs. Nellie E. BROOKER, 90, 938 Jackson  Blvd., died of a coronary attack at 2:34 a.m. today...born Sept. 21, 1876 in Rocheter to Hiram and Melissa Collins CARITHERS.  She married Walter BROOKER July 24, 1905.  He died May 26, 1957...The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind., Wed. June 7, 1967.

            Heirs: “to our daughters, Geneva HUNNESHAGEN and Josephine TALBOTT..”

            Exrs: Geneva HUNNESHAGEN and Josephine TALBOTT

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Ben DuBOIS.

CALLAHAN, G. Russell, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 235)

            Date: 16 May 1955; prob. 12 Aug. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Bertha I (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...remainder “to my daughter, Dorothy L. SORENSEN...”

            Exr: Bertha I. CALLAHAN.

            Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

KREAMER, Maud M., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 236)

            Date: 19 Apr. 1957; prob 20 Aug. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to the daughters and grandson of my deceased husband, Jacob H. KREAMER, to-wit: Mary ANDERSON, daughter, Naomi MILLS, daughter and Ralph KREAMER, grandson...”

            Exr: Mary ANDERSON.

            Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Selden J. BROWN.

 

BECK, Grace E., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 237)

            Date: 29 Apr. 1953; prob. 30 July 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Evangelical United Brethren Church, Fulton, Ind...Mrs. Pearl BAGGERLY, “of Fulton, Indiana, for love and affection and for good deeds she did for me...residue to Mr. Nelson X. PAULK, for his care and watchfulness over me in the latter days of my life.”

            Burial: (insurance policy) “now held by Ditmire and Company, Fulton, Indiana, to pay my funeral expenses”

            Exr: Harry McCARTER, Fulton, Ind

            Wits: William J. ABBOTT, Leala WILLIS.

 

OXLEY, Laura, of Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 238)

            Date: 5 Feb. 1954; prob. 21 Aug. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my three nieces, namely, Ethel Tilden FLOURNEY, San Diego, California, Edith Siders HOLIDAY, Kewana, Indiana, Ruth Gehman LAWSON, Peru, Indiana...”

            Exr: Elmer HOLIDAY ad Edith HOLIDAY.

            Wits: Willard WILLIAMS, May WILLIAMS.

 

MURRAY, Odessa M., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 239)

            Date: 20 Apr. 1943; prob. 13 Sept. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my beloved children, Bessie Blanche BAKER of Royal Center, Indiana; George R. MURRAY of Washington, Indiana; Rex E. MURRAY of Kewanna, Indiana; Flossie Bell MURRAY of Beverly Hills, California; Cloyde A. MURRAY of Economy, Indiana...”

            Exr: son, Rex E. MURRAY.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia COOK.

            Codicil: date 21 Nov. 1952.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Kathryn L. SPICE.
KING
, Mabel T.         (WR “1” 241)

            Date: 16 Apr. 1954; prob. 24 Sept. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Gloria Ann GEARHART (stock in Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.)...husband, Clyde KING...

            Exr: daughter, Gloria Ann GEARHART.

            Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

ROSE, Daniel T., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 242)

            Date: 10 Feb. 1953: prob. 30 Sept. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife Reta R.

            Exr: wife, Reta R. ROSE.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty Lou NICODEMUS.

 

URBIN, Guy, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 243)

            Date: 20 Dec 1956; prob. 10 Oct 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Jessie...son, John URBIN (Guy Urbin Auto Company of Kewanna, Ind.) “be ultimately the property of my son, John, who is now part owner, with his wife, Ruth, and my daughter, Martha Ann COOK and her husband, Kenneth COOK...residue to my three children, John URBIN, Martha Ann COOK and Clara Jane KUMLER...to each of my grandchildren...”

            Exr: wife, Jessie URBIN.  Alternate, John URBIN.

            Wits: Doris I. GREEN, Thomas ESSEX.

 

HAIMBAUGH, Obadiah, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 245)

            Date: 4 Dec. 1948; prob. 11 Oct. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Edna CAREY, Rex HAIMBAUGH and Lucile KESLER...residue to Lucile KESLER, Freda LAYMON, Rex HAIMBAUGH, Edna CAREY, Meade HAIMBAUGH and Dow HAIMBAUGH...

            Exr: Rex HAIMBAUGH.

            Wits: Mrs. Carol Younber BOYER W.J., George M. BOWSER

 

SMITH, Luetta G., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 246)

            Date: 6 Mar. 1945; prob. 25 Oct 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my son, Cleotus G. SMITH and to his wife, Faye L. SMITH..”

            Exr: Cleotus G. SMITH.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, Pearl STONER.

 

SANDERS, Amos T., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 247)

            Date: 21 July 1954; prob. 22 Oct 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife Adda N...daughter, Thelma N. SAFFORD (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...Indiana Central College, Indianapolis, Ind...Evangelical United Brethren Church...grandson, Lowell Dale SAFFORD...

            Exr: wife Adda N. SANDERS.  Alternate, Howard R. WERTZBERGER, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Mrs. Bertha BACON, Phillip E. BACON
ERLENBAUGH
, Edward F., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 249)

            Date: 3 Dec. 1952; prob. 30 Oct 1957, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rochester, Ind...St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru, Ind.  (for masses for testator and Nellie ERLENBAUGH)...residue to son, Herman ERLENBAUGH, daughter, Verna KELLY; son, Edward ERLENBAUGH; daughter, Helen DANCY; “to my grandchildren, Carol and Martin ERLENBAUGH, children of Paul David ERLENBAUGH, my son..”

            Exr: son, Paul David ERLENBAUGH and daughter, Helen DANCY.

            Wits: Mildred BEHLE, James F. VOLPERT, both Peru, Ind.

 

RISHLING, Linley, of Wabash Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 250)

            Date: 21 May 1954; prob 12 Nov. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Viona L...nephew, Harold RISHLING, 916 West Augusta St., Spokane, Wash...Paul DAVENPORT “no relation,” Roann, Ind...nephew, Clifford BARTOO “and each of his children, Carl, Joan, Sallie and James...my wife’s brother, Raymond J. SCOTT, and his two children, Jack SCOTT and Ina SCOTT...

            Exr: wife, Viona L. RISHLING.  Alternate, nephew, Clifford BARTOO “and my wife’s brother,” Raymond J. SCOTT.

            Wits: Janice N. BOWMAN, Franklin W. PLUMMER.

 

KAMMERER, Frank, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 252)

            Date: 17 May 1955; prob. 27 Nov. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elsie Mae...brother, Henry KAMMERER...

            Exr: J. Murray McCARTY.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia CRIFFIELD.

            Notes: Widow’s election 27 Nov. 1957.  “That decedent died on the 24th day of November, 1957 at Rochester, Indiana...that decedent left no kin except one niece and several nephews”...widow elects to take all of the property, signed Elsie Dorothy KAMMERER.

 

REA, Lucretia, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 253)

            Date: 3 Dec. 1951; prob 6 Dec. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: nephew, Robert J. REA of Steilacom, Wash.

            Exr: State Exchange Bank, Culver, Ind.

            Wits: Betty YOUNG, Rose Lee STRANG.

 

WALTZ, Myrta O., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 254)

            Date: 9 Nov. 1949; prob. 17 Dec. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Omer F. WALTZ “to equalize unto him for amount which my late husband, George R. WALTZ, deceased and myself have advanced heretofore unto my son, Truman WALTZ...”

            Exr: son, Omer F. WALTZ.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty Lou NICODEMUS.
KALMBACHER
, John H. of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 255)

            Date: 31 Jan. 1941; prob. 28 Dec. 1957, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Lettie Elnora...residue “to my daughter, Retha BOYCE, and my son, Oliver KALMBACHER...”

            Exr: daughter, Retha BOYCE.

            Wits: Fred WESTWOOD, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

BINNEY, Clarence M. and Agnes K., h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 256)

            Date: 27 Sept. 1957; prob. 14 Jan. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “our daughter, Judith Kay BINNEY (trust)”, Donald A. McKEONE, Trustee...

            Exr: survivor, Alternate, Donald A. McKEONE.

            Wits: Mrs. Estelle GALKA, Stanley C. GALKA.

 

SCHEID, Reuben J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 258)

            Date: 4 Nov. 1954; prob. 14 Jan. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, Rochester, Ind...wife Mayme SCHEID (life estate) remainder to son, Robert J. SCHEID and to daughter, Ethel Marguerite Scheid COPLEN.

            Exr: son, Robert J. SCHEID.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

MATHIAS, John W., “commonly called Wesley MATHIAS.          (WR “1” 261)

            Date: 7 Mar. 1951; prob 16 Jan. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my three children, Paul E. MATHIAS, Helen L. CROCKER and Donna Fae BAUER...”

            Exr: son, Paul E. MATHIAS and daughter, Helen L. CROCKER.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Virgil R. BLACKETOR.

 

WALTERS, John W., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 262)

            Date: 6 June 1947; prob. 21 Jan. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Norene...step-daughter, Janice REED...residue “to my wife, Norene WALTERS and my three children, Anabelle ALBERT, Raymond D. WALTERS and Paul E. WALTERS...”

            Exr: Charles SHERIDAN, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Harold REMY.

 

RHOADES, Harry L., of Bucome Co., N.C. (WR “1” 263)

            Date: 11 Oct. 1955; prob. 29 Jan. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: mother, Cecil E. RHOADES.

            Exr: mother, Cecil E. RHOADES.

            Wits Mary WITHROW, Donald D. ONEILL.
HEETER
, Oscar H., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 264)

            Date: 9 July 1942; prob. 6 Feb. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Clara E. (Real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) residue to son, Lloyd H. HEETER, son Loren W. HEETER and niece, Sarah Grace GALENTINE...

            Exr: wife, Clara E. HEETER.

            Wits: H.D. STONER, J.R. EMAHISER.

 

BALDWIN, Ross E., of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 266)

            Date: 10 Apr. 1956; prob. 26 Feb. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Carrie E. (Real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate, then “among the following named children: Wayne BALDWIN, Indianapolis, Ind.; Carol BLACK, Sweetser Ind.; Marilyn BLACKETOR, Baldwin Park, Cal.; Ronald BALDWIN, Baltimore, Md.; and Catherine BEATTIE, Fulton, Ind...”

            Bural: “monument at the head of our graves, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Indiana.”

            Exr: Wayne BALDWIN.

            Wits: Harold A. GRIEST, O.R. PICKERING

 

CALLAWAY, Howard P., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 267)

            Date: 23 June 1954; prob. 18 Mar. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Robert Charles CALLAWAY..wife Ielda L. (Real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate, then “to my beloved children, Ida Virginist RENTSCHLER and Robert Charles CALLAWAY...”

            Exr: daughter, Ida Virginist RETSCHLER.  Alternate, son, Robert Charles CALLAWAY.

            Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Dorothy L. WEAVER.

 

McKINNEY, Mabel M., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 269)

            Date: 3 Aug. 1943; prob. 31 Mar 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: nephew, Donald McKinney WERNER “the note given me by John J. WERNER and Bessie B. WERNER..” brother, James McKINNEY...residue “to my brother John W. McKINNEY and my sisters, Anna V. BEARSS and Bessie B. WERNER...”

            Exr: brother, James McKINNEY.

            Wits: Leora S. PERRY, Daniel S. PERRY

 

DUBUQUE, Daisy P.             (WR “1” 270).

            Date: 16 Mar. 1953; prob. 11 Feb. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Vernon DUBUQUE...daughter, Florence SCOTT...if Vernon is deceased, “to his wife, Alma DUBUQUE...if Florece is deceased, to her children, Luanne SILENCE, Nancey SCOTT and William J. SCOTT...no provision for my daughter, Mildred L. GREEN...already given her...”

            Exr: daughter, Mildred L. GREEN.

            Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Donna MYERS.
HIZER
, William B., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 271)

            Date: 4 May 1956; prob. 18 Apr. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Rollin C. HIZER...son, Earl C. HIZER...wife, Oma J. HIZER...trust for wife and at her death “divided between my five children, Florence KOEBCKE, Violet ARCHER, Rollin C. HIZER, Donald HIZER, Earl C. HIZER...”

            Exr: son, Rollin C. HIZER and daughter, Florence KOEBCKE.

            Wits: Ruby HARING, Bonnie REED.

 

McCROSKY, Cora Edith, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 275)

            Date: 21 Jan. 1955; prob 17 May 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: Raymond McCROSKY..Cecil McCROSKY...Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind..Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Ind and Skinner Cemetery, Cass Co., Ind., for maintenance...Baptist Church, Fulton, Ind.

            Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER.

            Wits: Dale ZIMMERMAN, J. Van BROWN

 

CARROTHERS, Rose E., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 276).

            Date: 15 Oct. 1947; prob.27 May 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: nephew, Ralph FUNK, “son of my brother, John W. FUNK (real estate in Henry Twp., Fulton Co, Ind.)...brother, Cary FUNK...children of my deceased brother, George FUNK, being Donald FUNK, Jessie ALLWINE and Ruth FULTZ...” niece, Lucille FUNSETT, “daughter of my deceased sister, Amy SHEWARD...”

            Exr: nephew, Ralph FUNK.

            Wits: Aaron S. BERGER, Marie CUMBERLAND.

 

BROWER, Georgia E., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 277)

            Date: 24 July 1950; prob. 23 June 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Medrith WELTY...son, Donald BROWER...sister, Edna SHEETS...granddaughter, Diane Sue WELTY...

            Exr: Jesse A. BROWN

            Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

ROSS, Omer T. and Addelaide, h. & w., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “1” 279{

            Dat: 15 Mar. 1954; prob. 8 July 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Omer T. ROSS, 1870-1958; Addelaide ROSS, 1874-1964.  Fulton Co. Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 159.  Last rites will be Saturday at 2 p.m. In the Grace Methodist Church for Mrs. Addelaide ROSS, 90, longtime resident of Rochester who died Tuesday at Taft, Cal., after a long illness.  She had lived in California five years...She was married in Rochester Nov. 8, 1893, to Omer T. ROSS, who died Jan. 9, 1958...The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind, Wed., July 22, 1964.

            Heirs: daughter, Bernice PRESLEY...son, Emory E. ROSS... daughter, Harriett ROSS...son, Leslie J. ROSS...son, Herald ROSS.

            Exr: survivor.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Ora L. MOSHER.

BROCKMAN, Eugene C., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 280)

            Date: 2 May 1935; prob. 23 July 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Lulu M. TUOHY...brother, John W.R. BROCKMAN...niece, Mary Louise WEAVER...

            Exr: brother, John W.R. BROCKMAN.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Edith HENDERSON.

 

STRONG, Norah May, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 281)

            Date: 3 Nov. 1939; prob. 28 July 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Eva WAECHTER, Akron, Ind...brother, Vivian STRONG, Akron, Ind...niece, Beulah Strong JOHNSON, Cleveland, Ohio...if Eva WAECHTER is deceased, “to her two daughters, Cleo CROOKS, of South Bend, Indiana and Loren PONTIUS, of Elkhart, Indiana...if Vivian STRONG be deceased, to his children, Hazel MDDLETON, of Chicago, Illinois, Mary MATHIAS, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, IZARD, of Chicago, Illinois, and John STRONG, of Chicago, Illiois...and if Beulah Strong JOHNSON be deceased, then to my said sister, Eva WAECHTER, and my said brother, Vivian STRONG...”

            Exr: brother, Vivian STRONG.

            Wits: Esther HEAD, Albert B. CHIPMAN.

 

FELTS, Charles L., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 283)

            Date: 28 Sept. 1954; prob28 July 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “all my interest in and to what is known as Felts Bros Cigar Store to my son, Howard W. FELTS...to my son, Dale FELTS all interest I have in and to the tavern business operated by him and myself as partners in Kewanna, Ind...to my son, Devane FELTS (real estate in Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind and farm in Fulton Co., Ind.) residue, to my sons, Dale, Howard and Devane to be divided equally.”

            Exr: son, Devane FELTS.

            Wits: Robert O. DuBOIS, J. Van BROWN.

 

CAMERER, Emma C.           (WR “1” 285)

            Date: 15 Sept. 1949; prob. 4 Aug. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my only daughter, Olive Fern Camerer ALSPACH (if she be deceased) to Edith and Myra, her daughters, for all the rest of them are provided for in my husband’s will Omer G. CAMERER’s will...no hard feelings...for I have to depend on Olive my only daughter and her husband, Claude ALSPACH, for my care.”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Arthur W. BRUBAKER, William H. BRUBAKER.

 

RITTER, Frank J., of RFD #3, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 286)

            Date: 26 Feb 1957; prob 5 Sept 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Hattie E.

            Exr: daughter, Fern Irene DORSETT.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr. Doris DEAMER, both RFD #5, Rochester, Ind
WARD
, Truman H., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 287)

            Date: 2 Apr. 1956; prob. 6 Sept. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Mary F. WARD...son, Robert C. WARD...son, Emerson H. WARD...son, Glenn H. WARD...(to above 4 children, real estate in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind...wife, Edna A. WARD.

            Exr: Robert C. WARD.

            Wits: Ross BLACKETOR, Orpha BLACKETOR.

 

FAUROTE Elizabeth, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 288)

            Date: 16 Nov. 1948; prob 2 Oct 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: brother, Charles KERCHER, or if he is deceased, “to his children..”

            Exr: brother, Charles KERCHER.

            Wits: Russel J. WILDMAN, Rosetta BURNS.

 

SHELTON, Mary Lou, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 289)

            Date: 3 July 1957; prob. 6 Oct 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my two cousins, Ina ELDRIDGE, 255 W. Wiley Street, Greenwood, Indiana, and Mary W. KETCHAM, North Vernon, Indiana...equal to Ina ELDRIDGE, Mary W. KETCHAM, Richard SHELTON and Merriam SHELTON, my heirs...First Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind...niece, Nancy SHELTON, daughter of Merriam SHELTON...”

            Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: William L. MORRIS, Rochester, Ind., Joyce L. BRIGGS, Macy, Ind.

 

PASS, Harry E., 503 W. Ninth Street, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 291)

            Date: 18 Mar 1953; prob. 6 Oct. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Bernice I...if deceased, “among the children of my wife, Bernice I. PASS, namely, Betty Maxine YEIDER, Winsell Dewey ZARTMAN and Jack M. ZARTMAN...”

            Burial: “inscribed on my monument situated in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana.”

            Exr: wife, Bernice I. PASS, or alternate, Minister of the First Christian Church, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Betty NICODEMUS.

 

McCOLLEY, Emerson, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 202)

            Date: 5 Mar. 1947; prob 28 Oct. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Marjorie (life estate) and then “to my followng named children: Herman McCOLLEY, a son, Helen McColley WENTZEL, a daughter, and to Ruth May McCOLLEY, a daughter...”

            Exr: wife, Marjorie McCOLLEY.

            Wits: Cloyde W. LEININGER, Harold L. GRONINGER.
BARTA
, Elmer R., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 293)

            Date: 25 Oct. 1947; prob. 5 Nov. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Vega...and if deceased, to nephew, John Wallace McMEEL, Bethesda, Md., niece, Diana McMEEL, Bethesda, Md....residue “to our sister,” Marjorie Mekota JOHNSON (Mrs. George Andrew JOHNSON), San Diego, Calif.

            Exr: wife, Vega BARGA.  Alternate, “our sister”, Marjorie Mekota JOHNSON.

            Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, Lula SANDS.

 

HUDKINS, Frank, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 294)

            Date: 22 July 1953; prob 25 Nov. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Norma B. (Life estate) remainder “to my sister--law Ethel G. SMITH, Fulton Co., Ind., and to Herbert D. SMITH...

            Exr: sister-in-law, Ethel G. SMITH.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

BOOSE, William H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 295)

            Date: 24 June 1955; prob. 7 Jan. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Forest BOOSE, or if he be deceased, “to his daughter, Norma LINTON...wife, Marie (real estate in Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) conveyed to me by deed by Lawrence R. KREIDER” also real estate in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind., life estate...trust Farmers & Merchants Ban, Logansport, Ind., Trustee, grandson, John William BOOSE, and if he be deceased, to: Neal Home, Logansport, Ind, Christian Church, Royal Center, Ind, Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Ind....”

            Exr: “my friend,” Howard WERTZBERGER.  Alternate, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Logansport, Ind.

            Wits: William R. REHM, Paul R. HILL, Lester J. POWLEN.

 

PONTIOUS, Tully, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 299)

            Date: 27 Jan. 1953; prob. 12 Jan. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Lillian (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate, remainder “to my two sons, Roscoe PONTIOUS and Howard PONTIOUS...”

            Exr: son, Roscoe PONTIOUS.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN

 

NICKELS, Harriet A., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 300)

            Date: 15 Nov. 1947; prob. 6 Feb. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Fred NICKELS...daughter, Bertha A. NICKELS “as she remained at home and assisted me these many years...son, Howard NICKELS, The Family Bible...residue to daughter, Bertha A. NICKELS, and if she be deceased, to my daughter, Dessie COCHLAN and my son, Howard NICKELS...”

            Burial: “in the Cemetery west of Grass Creek, Fulton County, Indiana...”

            Exr daughter, Dessie COCHLAN.

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, Lester H. SHIDAKER.

            Codicil: date 9 July 1952.

            Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, Lester H. SHIDAKER.
FERRY
, Elvah, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 302)

            Date: 19 July 1938; prob. 23 Jan., 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Marjory Ferry FREDERICK...son, Dr. John L. FERRY...

            Exr: son, Dr. John L. FERRY.

            Wits: Vernice LATIMER, Olive C. REITZEL

 

NINIOS, Peter, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 303)

            Date: 16 July 1956; prob 11 Feb 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Basiliki KOLVTSOPOULOS, of Attalia 52, Aigaleo, Athens, Greece...residue “to my brother, Constantinos NINIOS now residing at South Bend, Indiana, and to my sister, Angeliki TSIMOGIANIS, of 4th Parodos Pamisou, No. 21 Calamata, Greece...”

            Burial: “in the Greek Cemetery in the City of South Bend, Indiana.”

            Exr: (not named)

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, David S. RANS.

 

MILLER, Della, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 304)

            Date: 22 Sept. 1956; prob. 14 Feb. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind

            Heirs: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rochester, Ind...First Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind...nephew, Oren M. MILLER, Rochester, Ind. “and to the daughter of my said nephew, Alida MILLER...residue to my son, Clarence E. MILLER, or if he be deceased, to Adelle MILLER, the wife of my said son...”

            Exr: son, Clarence E. MILLER.

            Wits: Byron B. SHORE, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

INSLEY, Othel M., of Fulton Co., Ind.,       (WR “1” 305)

            Date: 8 Jan. 1952; prob 28 Feb. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Mina (real estate in Washington Twp., Cass Co., Ind.) life estate, then “to my grandchildren, namely, Lawrence R. CRAIN, Robert Howard CRAIN, Margie Jean CRAIN, Betty Imogene LEEDY, William ABBOTT, James ABBOTT, Norma ABBOTT and Donnie ABBOTT...” If wife predeceases testator, “to my daughter, Ruth ABBOTT...”

            Exr: wife, Mina INSLEY

            Wits: Doris DEAMER, George DEAMER, Jr. Both R.F.D. 5, Rochester, Ind.

 

PONTIOUS, Tully      (WR “1” 307)

            Notes: Widow’s election 4 Mar 1959.

 

HEIGHWAY, Henry C.         (WR “1” 308)

            Date: 6 Aug 1947; prob. 11 Mar. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Sarah M...daughter, Margaret M. JONES (life estate) then to children of Margaret M. JONES...

            Exr: wife, Sarah M. HEIGHWAY.

            Wits: Conde D. HOLLOWAY, Selden J. BROWN.
GHRIST
, Henry, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 309)

            Date: 27 Oct 1958; prob. 7 Mar. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Bernice N...”to my children, Joseph Gerald GHRIST and Nancy Bell GHRIST, now Nancy Bell OUSLEY, both residing in Rochester, Indiana...the undivided oe-half interest in and to Motel property... I have already advanced to my son, John Henry GHRIST...”

            Exr: son, Joseph Gerald GHRIST.

            Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Selden J. BROWN

 

SMITH, Minnie E., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 310)

            Date: 14 Oct. 1943; prob 5 Mar. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sister, Mintie SHOWLEY, South Bend, Ind...sister, Utica Showley SMITH, South Bend, Ind...brother, Charles SHOWLEY...sister, Hattie Showley McBEE...

            Burial:   “monument at the grave of myself and husband...”

            Exr: Charles SHOWLEY, Lake Bruce, Ind.  Alternate, nephew, DeForrest SHOWLEY, Chicago, Ill.

            Wits: James A. DILTS, Edna BIERRUM.

 

SMITH, Martha A.     (WR “1” 312)

            Date: 20 Mar. 1954; prob 9 Apr. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: niece, Martha Alice BONINE, Rochester, Ind...”I have in mind my granddaughter, Sue Ann PHEBUS, but on account of advancements made to her parents, I purposely exclude her.”

            Exr: Ernest BONINE, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Zora E. BRUBAKER, Mary HOFFMAN.

 

WELLS, Charles I., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 313)

            Date: 4 Nov. 1957; prob. 11 Apr. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Blanche Bernice (real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate, then to Charles Rowe WELLS and Richard Montraville WELLS...

            Exr: wife, Blanche Bernice WELLS.

            Wits: Harold GRONINGER, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

HOWER, Charity Adaline, “formerly REID, daughter of Austin and Susan REID,” Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 314)

            Date: 24 Oct 1949; prob. 9 Apr. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) “be sold after the death of both mysef and husband, Joseph HOWER, and funds derived therefrom be used to pay” notes to Bernice Hower CONRAD and to Laverna Hower THIBOUDAU...

            Exr: Bernice Hower CONRAD, “that Lawrence HENDRICKSON assist (her) in the settlement...”

            Wits: McKinley E. REED, Mrs. Eva M. BARKER.
GOTTSCHALK
, Martha A., of Fulton Co., Ind       (WR “1” 315)

            Date: Dec. 1953; prob. 21 Apr. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Charles E. GOTTSCHALK...residue “between my children, Etta May GOTTSCHALK, Bertha Marie MURPHY, Alice Edna FOUTS, Laura Myrtle SCHINDLER and Fred O. GOTTSCHALK...”

            Exr:  Howard WERTZBERGER, Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

LaRUE, Milo, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 317)

            Date: 26 Nov. 1957; prob. 28 Apr. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Cleo LaRUE, Plymouth, Ind...son, Dever LaRUE, Akron, Ind...

            Exr: son, Dever LaRUE

            Wits: Roy MISHLER, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

WRIGHT, Faye, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 318)

            Date: 28 Feb. 1953; prob. 2 May 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: sisters, Lefa WRIGHT, Ruth COPPEDGE and Rena WRIGHT...

            Exr: Rena WRIGHT.

            Wits: J. Van BROWN, Walter MASON.

 

GILMAN, Evacena, of Pulaski Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 319)

            Date: 20 June 1957; prob. 11 May 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “note owing to me by Mr. And Mrs. J.H. MOYER...” son, Edwin M. CLEMENTS...daughter, Edna SMITH...daughter, Flosie Ann REASON, 718 North Sixth St., Logansport, Ind...son, Loyd P. CLEMENTS, Phoenix, Ariz...grandson, William E. MAYS, South Bend, Ind...granddaughter Eva Elner KROGER, South Bend, Ind.. granddaughter Lovella WADELL, South Bend, Ind... granddaughter, Velma MOYER 120 East Jennings St., South Bend, Ind..grandson, Harold MAYS, South Bend, Ind...daughter-in-law, Beryl CLEMENTS, “the wife of Edwin M. CLEMENTS...”   son, Clarence C. CLEMENTS...

            Exr: son, Edwi M. CLEMENTS.   Alternate daughter Edna SMITH.

            Wits: Louis A. REIDELBACH, Eunice EMMETT, both Winamac, Ind.

 

McGREW, Glen R. and Delores, h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.,         WR “1” 321)

            Date: 17 Nov. 1954; prob. 13 May, 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Glen R. McGREW, 1907-1959; Dolores I. McGREW, 1908-(no d.d.)   Fulton Co. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 212.

            Heirs: to survivor, then to “our sons, Robert G. McGREW and Donald L. McGREW...”

            Exr: Twelve Mile State Bank, Twelve Mile, Ind

            Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Jesse A. BROWN.
STONER
, Hubbard D., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 322)

            Date: 15 Mar. 1952; prob. 23 May 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Pearl (life estate) then to “my daughter, Gladys M. Stoner MITCHELL and my daughter, Georgia C. Stoner SENGER...”

            Exrs: daughters, Gladys M. MITCHELL and Georgia C. SENGER.

            Wits: H.L. GRONINGER, Goldia P. BRIGHT.

 

SHANLEY, John, of Cass Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 323)

            Date: 21 Aug. 1957; prob. 26 May 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: St. Ann’s Church, Kewanna, Ind...St Vincent’s Church, Logansport, Ind...{to my brothers and sisters...”

            Exr: sister, Ellen SHANLEY.

            Wits: Tom F. HIRSCHAUER, Mary I. TRIBBETT

 

MURTHA, Mary, of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 324)

            Date: 25 Apr. 1956; prob. 28 May 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Hers: brother, George Francis MURTHA (life estate) then “to nephew, George F. McLOCHLIN, James Edward McLOCHLIN and Patrick Joseph McLOCHLIN, children of my deceased nephew, John Edward McLOCHLIN...”

            Exr: nephew, George F. McLOCHLIN.

            Wits: Louise Mae PATTY, Richard A. MOLIQUE, both Logansport, Ind.

 

WILSON, George, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 235)

            Date: 16 Aug. 1957; prob. 8 June 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Clara, granddaughter, Alice Jean WILSON (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) residue to son, Ivan Everett WILSON...

            Exr: son, Ivan Everett WILSON.

            Wits: W.O. OSBORN, Frederic E. ADAMS.

 

MUTCHLER, Charles, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 326)

            Date: 2 Nov. 1955; prob.17 Jiune 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Emma (in trust) Howard WERTZBERGER, Trustee...if she predeceases, then “to my brothers and sisters: Peter MUTCHLER, Barbara Mutchler SPRACKLIN, Samuel S. MUTCHLER, Mollie Mutchler BLANCHARD, Harriet Mutchler BRETBRUNNER and Margaret Mutchler HOGUE...” if Margaret predeceases testator, her share to Mildred ADERSON, Ralph STEWART and Jacquelin DOVE...

            Exr: Edward GILLILAND.

            Wits: Joyce BAILEY, William L. MORRIS, both Rocheter, Ind.

 

ZIMMERMAN, Valentine, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 328)

            Date: 14 Mar. 1959; prob. 19 June 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: maintenance I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Ind...Richard OREN “to obtain a college education...” residue to Major ZIMMERMAN...

            Exr: Herbert A. ZIMMERMAN.

            Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.
EMMONS
, Harry, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 329)

            Date: 15 June 1950; prob. 6 July 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Florence (life estate) remainder to: Minnie Belle ROWE, Louise SHEETS, Beatrice HUPP, Charles H. EMMONS, Ray GLASS and Narcissus WARREN...

            Exr: Ray GLASS

            Wits: Grayce M. THOMPSON, Stacy B. CARPENTER.

 

BIDDINGER Theresa, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 330)

            Date: 30 July 1953; prob 31 July 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, Therman A. BIDDINGER...”in making the above provision for my son, I am not unaware of my adopted daughter, Wilma BIDDINGER...”

            Exr: son, Therman A. BIDDINGER.

            Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

CHARTERS, Minnie, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 331)

            Date: 14 Nov. 1956; prob. 17 Aug. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my grand-nephews, Mickey Eugene BELCHER and Richard Eugene BELCHER” of RR 4, Rochester, Ind.  (Real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to the Prairie Grove Church, Kewanna, Ind., (note and mortgage on real estate in Fulton Co., Ind. from Wilbur RUDE and Esther RUDE...”my half-brother, Abe TIMMONS and his wife,, Susie TIMMONS..residue to my niece, Margaret BELCHER and her husband, William BELCHER,” RR 4, Rochester, Ind...

            Exr: William BELCHER.

            Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

STUDEBAKER, Marion, of Fulton Co. Ind.             (WR “1” 332)

            Date: 8 Aug. 1950; prob. 24 Aug. 1959, Fulton Co. Ind.

            Heirs: Paul HAMMOND, Plymouth, Ind...residue, to Lavina HILL and Ruth HILL, Cass Co., Ind...

            Exr: Harry ULERICK.

            Wits: Dorothy GRIEST, O.R. PICKERING.

 

URBIN, Jessie, of Fulton Co. Ind      (WR “1” 333)

            Date: 23 Apr. 1958; prob. 2 Sept. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: son, John URBIN “my interest in the business known as Guy Urbin Auto Company...residue to my son, John URBIN, my daughter, Martha Ann COOK and my daughter, Clara Jane KUMLER..”

            Exr: son, John URBIN and Martha Ann COOK

            Wits: Fred BYRER, Harry R. CONN Thomas ESSEX.
GERIG
, Eli, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 334)

            Date: 7 Jan. 1952; prob 16 Sept. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ethel A...daughter, Ersle M. HARTUNG...”children of my deceased daghter, Vada D. FLEENOR, to-wit: Dondena FLEENOR, Willetta FLEENOR ad Clella FLEENOR...daughter, Dora BATDORF...son, John J. GERIG...on, Lester GERIG...son, Chester GERIG...daughter, Clella NEFF...”

            Exr: son, John J. GERIG.

            Wits, Robert E. MEYERS, Mary E. FELGER, both Ft. Wayne, Ind.

 

WILSON, George      (WR “1” 335)

            Notes: Widow’s election 30 Sept. 1959.

 

FLAGG, Charles E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 336)

            Date: 25 Oct 1955; prob. 15 Aug. 1958, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Doris Louise FLAGG (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) if she be deceased, “to my nephew, Albert FLAGG, Argos, Marshall Co., Ind.”

            Exr: Albert FLAGG.  Alternate, First Natioal Bank of Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Maurice W. KEYSER, Arthur E. MILLER.

 

WALSH, Francis and Margaret E., h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 337)

            Date: 4 Feb. 1956; prob. 21 Oct. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Margaret WALSH, 1892- (no d.d.); Kerry WALSH, 1886-1959.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 76.

            Heirs: St Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, Ind...upon death of survivor, “to our son, James A. WALSH (real estate in Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) residue to our followig named children, to-wit: James A. WALSH, Mary M. KEMPER, Frances Walsh HANDS, Joann E. REEDY and Nellie Walsh SHANLEY (real estate)..”

            Exr: survivor, or son, James A. WALSH.

            Wits: Louis A. REIDELBACH, Eunice EMMETT, both Winamac, Ind.

 

LEASE, Henry O., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 339)

            Date: 2 Sept. 1941; prob. 4 Nov. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “ante-nuptial agreement with Velma V. HARRIS, who since April 9th, 1919, has been and now is my wife...” step-daughter, Joyce V. COLLINS...residue “to my five sons, Harry H. LEASE, Howard O. LEASE, Herrold J. LEASE, Homer E. LEASE and Harris D. LEASE.”

            Exr: sons, Howard O. LEASE and Harris D. LEASE.

            Wits: Arthur METZLER, Hugh V. HUNNESHAGEN.

 

BAGGERLEY, Charles M., of Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 340)

            Date: 28 Feb. 1947; prob. 4 Nov. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Pearl Montgomery BAGGERLY (life estate) remainder to son, Clifford BAGGERLY,

            Exr: Frank BRYANT.

            Wits: C.B. HARMS, Marian SMITH.

VEDDER, Ernest R., RFD. Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 341)

            Date: 5 Oct 1956; prob. 5 Nov. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs wife, Clara A...

            Exr: wife, Clara A. VEDDER

            Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., RFD 5, Rochester, Ind., Doris L. SRIVER, Akron, Ind.

 

RENTSCHLER, Ida Virginist, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 342)

            Date: 25 Nov 1958; prob. 17 Nov. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Mary BAKER...daughter, Lettie Jane LEININGER...daughter, Janice EARLY...daughter, Joyce POWLEN...husband, Clarence RENTSCHLER...

            Exr: husband, Clarence RENTSCHLER.

            Wits: Bertha M. EMERY, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

PONTIUS, Guy V., of 9226 Longwood Drive, Chicago, Ill.            (WR “1” 344)

            Date: 31 Jan. 1953; prob. 15 Sept. 1959, Cook Co., Ill.

            Heirs: wife, Jane I.

            Exr: wife, Jane I. PONTIUS.

            Wits: Donald E. NORDLAND, 1114 Main St., Evanston, Ill., Helen T. JOSTES, 9046 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, Ill., Julia ONDO, R.N., 7240 S. Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill.

 

LEITER, Fred, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 346)

            Date: 28 July 1943; prob. 2 Dec. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “my sisters, Alice Mae LEITER and Della LEITER...”

            Exrs: sisters, Alice Mae LEITER and Della LEITER.

            Wits: Charles LEITER, Mollie LEITER.

 

LEVI, Jeanette, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 347)

            Date: 14 Mar 1952; prob. 11 Dec. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: National Jewish Hospital, Denver, Colo...National Polio Foundation, Warm Springs, Ga...niece, Joan Allman GREENBURG, Washington, D.C. (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue in trust including testator’s interest in trust (under will of my late brother, Albert J. LEVI, formerly of Enfield, Conn.,” to niece, Joan Allman GREENBURG, grand-nephew, Peter Allman GREENBURG, grandniece, Merry Helen GREENBURG...

            Exr: First National Bank, Rochester, Ind

            Trustees: Helen ALLMAN, Lester ALLMAN, both of Hollywood, Fla., and First National Bank of Rochester, Ind.

            Wits: Charles M. SHERIDAN, Robert J. FOELLINGER, Belva T. MILLER, all Rochester, Ind.
ROCKWELL
, Lawrence, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 353)

            Date: 30 Aug. 1958; prob. 16 Dec. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my brother, Paul ROCKWELL and his wife, Clarabelle, ROCKWELL...”

            Exr: brother, Paul ROCKWELL.

            Wits: Westel F. CARR, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

KAHLER, Mace F., “retired farmer,” Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 354)

            Date: 14 Sept. 1949, prob. 23 Dec. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my oldest daughter, Essie L. KAHLER (real estate in Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.)...wife, Clara KAHLER...residue, remainder to: Essie L. KAHLER, Eva GINN, Maude CARLSON and Tabbie KAHLER, my grandson, who is the son of my son, George KAHLER, who was killed in the second World War...”

            Exr: son-in-law, Theodore CARLSON “and also that he oversee the business of my daughter, Essie L. KAHLER.”

            Wits: Theodore A. BROWN, E.B. DeVAULT.

 

CRANE, George R., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 355)

            Date: 24 May, 1957; prob.28 Dec. 1959, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Elizabeth J...or if she be deceased, “unto my niece, Mrs. Bessie LANGLEY...”

            Exr: wife, Elizabeth J. CRANE.  Alternate, niece, Mrs. Bessie LANGLEY, 18 Barwick Street, St. Thomas, Ont., Can.

            Wits: William L. MORRIS, Rochester, Ind., Joyce L. BRIGGS, Macy, Ind.

 

WHITTENBERGER, Merrill, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 356)

            Date: 7 July, 1949; prob. 4 Jan. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Ada.

            Exr: wife, Ada WHITTENBERGER.

            Wits: John S. JUDD, Aaron S. BERGER.

 

WHYBREW, George Chester and Bessie, h. & w., (WR “1” 357)

            Date: 3 Oct 1945; prob 13 Jan. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: to survivor, then “to our three children, Mary DAWSON, Ethel Maud DAWSON and Martha WHYBREW...”

            Exr: Martha WHYBREW.

            Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Helen VanDUYNE.

 

RANNELLS, Dio Grant, of Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 358)

            Date: 15 Aug. 1950; prob. 19 Jan. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: wife, Clara May (life estate) remainder “unto my daughters, Mary Alice CONN and Jennie Agnes GOODMAN...”

            Exr: wife, Clara May RANNELLS.

            Wits: Faye WRIGHT, J. Van BROWN.
WETTSCHURACK
, Nellie Hendricks,         (WR “1” 359)

            Date: 10 Sept. 1951; prob. 22 Jan. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Notes: Will signed Nellie HENDRICKS, but probated under name Nellie Hendricks WETTSCHURACK.

            Heirs: Audrey Rowley HENDRICKS.

            Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester, Ind. “Where my husband, Charles HENDRICKS, is now buried...monument on our graves...”

            Exr: Audrey Rowley HENDRICKS

            Wits: George P. BUCHANAN, Nellie B. SMITH.

 

LEITER, Levi, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 360)

            Date: 19 Mar. 1943; prob. 27 Jan. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “Whereas one Blanche MILLER has been my housekeeper for the past twenty-two years...residue to each of my children, Ethel WOLFRAM, Gladys KISHPAUGH and Robert LEITER...”

            Exr: Earl HETZNER.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia COOK.

            Codicil: date 23 Sept. 1946.  Names William J. LEITER, “son of Sydney K. LEITER,” Exr.

            Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

PARCEL, Harriett Ann Bailey           (WR “1” 362)

            Date: 7 Apr. 1951; prob. 9 Feb. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my nephews ad nieces, namely: Max P. BAILEY, Sr., Margaret SHAFER, Louise TAYLOR, Elliott BAILEY, Byron BAILEY...to a great nephew, William Bailey WAGONER...to two great nieces, Harriett Ann FULTZ and Caroline Edna FULTZ...to my beloved niece, Stella Von FULTZ (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)”

            Exr: niece, Stella Von FULTZ.

            Wits: Mrs. Regina C. SCHROER, Miss Mildred IRVINE

 

GERIG, Eli     (WR “1” 363)

            Notes: Wdow’s election, 24 Feb 1960.

 

WEIDNER, Bertha M., of Fulto Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 364)

            Date: 26 Apr. 1958; prob. 4 Mar. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: “to my grandchildren, Charles Everett WEIDNER, Arthur William WEIDNER and Kathearine ZARAGOZA, children of my deceased son, Wayne WEIDNER; son, Harley A. WEIDNER; daughter, Della E. PONTIUS; son, George WEIDER; daughter, Glenrose NICODEMUS; to my grandchildren, Dennis Dale NICODEMUS and Darlene Ruth NICODEMUS...”

            Burial: “The inscription on the monument of George W. WEIDNER and Bertha M. WEIDNER will be completed”

            Exr: daughter, Della E. PONTIUS.

            Wits: Ralph STEPP, 1214 Wabash Ave., Rochester, Ind., George DEAMER, Jr., R#5, Rochester, Ind.
MILLER
, Arthur E., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 365)

            Date: 16 Jan. 1956; prob. 21 Mar. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Mariam R. MILLER (all of testator’s interest in) “Miller & Mitchell, with offices in the City of Rochester, Indiana...to my two sons Arthur J. MILLER and Robert C. MILLER (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.) residue to my said children Mariam R. MILLER, Robert C. MILLER and Arthur J. MILLER...”

            Exr: son, Robert C. MILLER.

            Wits: Billy Mae MUSSELMAN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

METZLER Arthur, of Rocheter, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 366)

            Date: 3 Mar. 1960; prob. 23 Mar. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

            Heirs: daughter, Marjorie KING...”to my grandson, Robert L. KING and his wife, Martha E. KING...” remainder to James E. BINGHAM, Trustee, or alternate Paul R. SUMMERS or Claude M. SPILMAN, Jr.

                       Exr: James E. BINGHAM, Indianapolis, Ind.

           Wits: Delma MILLER, 1445 N. Delawre, Indiaapolis, Ind, James E. BINGHAM, 600 Circle Tower, Indianapolis, Ind.

 

SIUDUT, Katarzyna, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 369)

           Date: 22 Aug. 1959; prob. 5 Apr. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Josephine H. GOGOL, 4015 W. 57T Place, Chicago, Ill., son Sylvester SIUDUT, Kewanna, Ind.

           Exr: Mary Ann CICHOSZEWSKI.

           Wits: Mary Ann CICHOSZEWSKI, 4036 So. Francisco, Chcago, Ill., Enig D. COX, Knox, Ind.

 

SINDLINGER, William Peter, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 370)

           Date: 24 Nov. 1960; prob. 14 May 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Florence DAGGY, Logansport, Ind. (real estate at Lake Manitou, Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue to sister, Frieda DAVID and niece, Mildred DOUD...

           Exr: sister, Frieda DAVID.

           Wits: Harry B. ALLISON, J. Van BROWN.

 

BROWN, Merle E., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 371)

           Date: 21 Aug. 1959; prob. 25 Mar. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Lola E.

           Exr: Ruth M. BRUBAKER, North Manchester, Ind.

           Wits: Mary Mae HENDERSON, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

YEAGLEY, Flossie Ellen, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 372)

           Date: 12 Mar. 1957; prob. 4 Apr. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Esther BRUBAKER, RR #1, Akron, Ind.

           Exr: Esther BRUBAKER.

           Wits: Kathryn E. SCHWENK, Lawrence M. BROWN.
GROVE
, Lou, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 373)

           Date 29 Aug. 1947; prob. 18 Apr. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Celia “the home occupied by us at the time of my death...” residue to brother, Archie GROVE...”A certain person or persons may claim to be my lawful heir or heirs...such person or persons are purposely excluded...”

           Exr: brother, Archie GROVE.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

BURNS, Jerry S., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 375)

           Date: 18 Apr. 1960; prob.17 May 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: brother, Dewey F. BURNS.

           Exr: brother, Dewey F. BURNS.

           Wits: Mary E. BURKETT, Claypool, Ind., William E. HANSON, Akron, Ind.

 

DITMIRE, Gene E., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 376)

           Date: 12 Jan. 1955; prob. 18 May 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Marie V., including busines “operated by Ralph W. DITMIRE and myself as partners...son, Larry Joe DITMIRE...I wish to acknowledge that I was baptisd ‘Jean Edward DITMIRE’ but that for the past number of years I have spelled my given name ‘Gene’.

           Exr: wife, Marie V. DITMIRE.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

PADFIELD, Hugh H., of RR 6, Rochester, Fulton Co.., Ind.         (WR “1” 377)

           Date: 10 Apr. 1958; prob. 21 May 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs sister-in-law, Adda L. BUGBEE...residue to Harlin SHOWLEY, Kewanna, Ind. Trustee for “Adda L.BUGBEE and my said two sons, Earl H. PADFIELD and Willard C. PADFIELD.”

           Exr: Harlin SHOWLEY.

           Wits: Gerald F. WALLE, Arthur METZLER.

 

MacINTYRE, Jesse D. and Ruth C., h. & w., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

 (WR “1” 380)

           Date: 23 Apr. 1955; prob. 26 May 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Ruth C. MacINTYRE, 1887-1959, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 321.

           Heirs: “Jesse D. MacINTYRE has two sons from a former marriage and a mother, Effie L. MacINTYRE, who is living in Rochester, Indiana...The sons to receive nothing...The said Ruth C. MacINTYRE has no children, no descendants of deceased children, but has a brother, John A. CABLE, now of Miami, Florida, two descendants of a deceased brother, Harry CABLE, a niece and a nephew, and three descendants of a deceased sister, Lillian, namely: Robert O. SMITH a nephew, Richard C. SMITH, a nephew, and John KEIM, a nephew”...Bess M. MILLER, sister of Jesse D. MacINTYRE, 1130 Jefferson St., Rochester, Ind, Trustee for testator’s mother...Jack G. MILLER, “son of said Bess M. MILLER, who now resides in Indianapolis, Idiana...Richard C. SMITH and Elizabeth D. SMITH, his wife (real estate in Whitley Co., Ind.)...”

           Exr: survivor.  Alternate, Richard C. SMITH and Jack G. MILLER.

           Wits: Con AHLSTROM, Ilo AHLSTROM.

 

STRONG, Merr D., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 383)

           Date: 1 Dec. 1953; prob. 31 May 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Sarah Dorothy...if she is deceased “among my children, Anna Burnette NOFTSGER, Lois Ferrel HOLEWIAK, Theda Deloris REID, Clair Eugene STRONG and Klea Andrew STRONG...”

           Exr: wife, Sarah Dorothy STRONG.

           Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

BARKER-DUKES, Ellis V., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 384)

           Date: 26 Nov. 1956; prob. 16 June 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Monnie BARKER-DUKES...”my three children: my son, Vern E. BARKER-DUKES; my daughter, Edith MATTHEWS; and my dauhter, Dors M. HOOD...my son, Vern E. BARKER-DUKES is known as Vern E. BARKER...”

           Exr: nephew, James R. CARPENTER, RR #3, Kewanna, Ind.

           Wits: Ruby HARING, Bonne REED.

 

LEININGER, Oliver, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 385)

           Date” 11 June 1952; prob. 19 July 1960, Fulton Co. Ind.

           Heirs: Olive Bethel Church of God (real estate at Yellow Creek Lake).Nichols Cemetery Fund...son, Omar LEININGER...residue to my children, Marie HARMON, Carl F. LEININGER, Jesse LEONARD and Omar LEININGER..”

           Exr: son, Carl F. LEININGER.

           Wits: Stuart SLAYBAUGH, Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.

 

THOMAS, Della G., of Delong, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 387)

           Date: 23 July 1955; prob. 19 July 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Raymond W. THOMAS “land where his saw mill is situated...” residue to daughter Fonda Hope WARREN; son, Raymond W. THOMAS; son, Robert M. THOMAS; son, LeRoy P. THOMAS; son, Kenneth Earl THOMAS; Norman W. THOMAS, “child of my deceased son, Norman P. THOMAS; Jana Ann THOMAS, child of my deceased son, Norman P. THOMAS...”

           Burial: “beside my deceased husvband, William THOMAS, on lot in I.O..O.F. Cemetery at Leiters Ford, Indiana...”

           Exr: Charles B. KEITZER, Monterey, Ind.

           Wits: Agnes HARTMAN, Monterey, Ind, Dessie WOLFE, RR #1, Kewanna, Ind.
BROWN
, Louvernia, of Marshall Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 389)

           Date: 28 Aug. 1952; prob. 29 June 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Sam C. SMITH; Son, Clyde BROWN; son, Frank BROWN; granddaughter, Alice Faye SMITH (real estate in Plymouth, Marshall Co., Ind.)...grandson, Allen Ray SMITH (real estate in Plymouth, Marshall Co., Ind.)

           Exr: son, Sam C. SMITH.

           Wits: Loyd WILLARD, Odie SAUSAMAN

 

BRYANT, Ernest R., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 390)

           Date: 16 Aug. 1951; prob. 29 July 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Norabelle.

           Exr: wife, Norabelle BRYANT.

           Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

SHANE, Harry, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 391)

           Date: 26 Feb. 1958; prob 8 Aug. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister, Ethel MORRISON, Covington, Ky....Otto BROWN and N(e)ttie BROWN, Covington, Ky....Lon McGRIFF and Edith McGRIFF...Kenneth HUNTSINGER...Ed SHANE and Eunice SHANE...brother, Ted SHANE..residue “unto my sisters and brothers...”

           Exr: Kenneth HUNTSINGER.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Loritta GLUBCZYNSKI, both Rochester, Ind

           Codicil: date 31` Aug. 1958.  “My brother, Larah SHANE, has died survived by his widow, Decsimal SHANE...{

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Denise REINHOLT, both Rochester, Ind.

 

BARRETT, Lavinnia O., of Eureka, Woodford Co., Ill.       (WR “1” 394)

           Date: 20 Jan. 1953; prob. 17 Mar. 1960 Woodford Co., Ill.

           Heirs: brother, Charles TOMB...”to my nieces and nephew, to-wit: Mary KING, Rochester, Ind., Mildred KALE, Gary, Ind., Dorothy WOODS, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Marjorie TOMB, who is now married, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Irene KIRK, who resides in Florida, and John W. TOMB, Chicago, Ill...”

           Exr: attorney, Ben C. LEIKEN.

           Wits: John D. DAWROY, Kaywin McCLURE, Pearl BILBREY, all Eureka, Ill.

 

LEITER, Mollie, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 397)

           Date: 11 May 1954; prob. 18 Aug. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: niece, Katherine CENTNER, 3020 North Ediso St.., Arlington, Va...personal items to Fred CAMPBELL, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Exr: Hugh BARNHART.

           Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

METZGER, Dave, farmer, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 398)

           Date: 24 July 1943; prob. 20 Oct. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Hers: “equally among my children...”

           Exr: granddaughters, Frances GILLESPIE and Marjorie ZELLERS.

           Wits: E.B. DeVAULT, Lester H. SHIDAKER.

HOOPER, Dorothy I., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 399)

           Date: 14 July 1950; prob 31 Oct 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughters, Betty Ann SPARKS and Patricia Lou HEYDE (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...husband, Paul R. HOOPER...residue to daughters, Betty Ann SPARKS and Patricia Lou HEYDE.

           Exr: husband, Paul R. HOOPER and brother, Cloyn R. HERD.

           Wits: Faye WRIGHT, Hiram G. MILLER.

           Notes: Both witnesses dceased.  Handwriting proven by affidavit of Glenn A. SKERSICK, 31 Oct. 1960.

 

SWICK, Martha, of Fulton Co., Ind. (         WR “1” 401)

           Date: 8 Mar 1945; prob. 4 Nov. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: huband, Jesse T. SWICK...if he is deceased, to: son, Loyd SWICK, Goshen, Ind.; daughter, Opal Fern ADAMS, Dalton, Ga.; son, Merl F. SWICK, Fulton Co., Ind.; and to “son, Loyd SWICK, as Trustee in Trust for my daughter, Beulah Miriam SMITH, of Marion, Indiana” (trust to terminate upon death of Randall SMITH, husband of Beulah Miriam SMITH.)

           Burial: in Nichols Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Kosciusko Co., Ind.

           Exr: husband, Jesse T. SWICK.

           Wits: Albert B. CHIPMAN, Mabel K. JOHNSTON.

           Codicil: date 8 Mar 1958.   Names son, Merl F. SWICK, Alternate Exr.

           Wits: Janice LYTLE, Albert B. CHIPMAN.

 

STEINKE, Charles W.          (WR “1” 404)

           Date” 18 May 1959; prob. 7 Nov. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to Jesse VanCLEAVE, Bessie McCLAIN, Carl STEINKE, Florence BROWN, Ralph STEINKE and Tex STEINKE...”

           Exr: Ralph JOHNSTON, Kewanna, Ind.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

BAKELY, Albert J., of Plymouth, Marshall Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 405)

           Date: 18 June 1958; prob. 23 Nov. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to Violet V. JOHNSON, 1004 North Michigan, Plymouth, Indiana, whom I intend to marry as soon as practicable...”

           Burial: “that Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, of Rochester, Indiana, conduct my funeral services...”

           Exr: Violet V. JOHNSON.

           Wits: Kathryn L. SPICE, William H. DENISTON.

 

GIBSON, John Franklin, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 406)

           Date: 5 Sept. 1960; prob. 28 Nov 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Margaret M. includig “all my interest in the estate of my Mother, Alfreda M. GIBSON, should my death occur before said estate is completely and finally closed.”

           Exr: wife, Margaret M. GIBSON.

           Wits: Vern JENNINGS, Rochester, Ind., Edith JENNINGS, Rochester, Ind., Mildred L. MAYS, Kokomo, Ind.
MILLER
, Harold Eugene, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 407)

           Date: 27 Oct 1958; prob. 9 Dec. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Edith Milissa Drudge MILLER, and if she is deceased, “to Leonard BEIGH and Helen BEIGH, husband and wife, of Kosciusko Co., Ind. (Real estate in Kosciusko Co., Ind.)...unto my nephew, Kenneth Dean HALDEMAN and Bessie HALDEMAN, husband and wife (real (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...nephew, Charles N. BERRY, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio...Nichols Cemetery for upkeep...residue to Masonic Home, Franklin, Ind...”

           Exr: wife, Edith Milissa Drudge MILLER.  Alternate, Charles SHERIDAN, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Denise REINHOLT, both Rochester, Ind.

 

MEISER, Icy Pearl, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 409)

           Date: 10 July 1959; prob. 14 Nov. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughters, Mildred J. BROCKEY, Isabel M. BROCEY, Dorothy M. CHIZUM and Mary L. DOUD, and granddaughter, Ruth Ellen LAMB (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue to son, Thomas Marion LAMB, daughters, Mildred J. BROCKEY, Isabel M. BROCKEY, Dorothy M. CHIZUM and Mary L. DOUD, and granddaughter, Ruth Ellen LAMB...

           Exr: daughter, Mildred J. BROCKEY, “and her husband,” Ernest W. BROCKEY.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Charles C. CAMPBELL.

 

SHEWMAN, Worthy B., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 411)

           Date: 11 Oct. 1956; prob 9 Dec. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my children, DeVer SHEWMAN, Merl SHEWMAN, Edward SHEWMAN and Georgia JENKINS...”

           Exr: Merl SHEWMAN.

           Wits: Albert M. PRICE, Jr., William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

HOUSE, Goldie F., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 412)

           Date: 26 Aug. 1958; prob. 13 Dec. 1960, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Elsie House MILLER...”she is to give to my beloved son, Edgar L. HOUSE, reasonable support, care and housng during his life time.”

           Exr: daughter, Elsie House MILLER.

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Jean MATZKE

 

LEITER, Levi, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 413)

           Date: 26 Oct. 1955; prob. 10 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: “I am now the owner of a certain mortgage on lands formerly owned by me and sold to Carl NICHOLS...Blanche MILLER, who is my housekeeper and has been such for more than thirty-three years (real estate) life estate, then to daughter, Gladys KISHPAUGH, son Robert LEITER and grandchildren, Betty CLEMANS and Jean QUINN, children of my deceased daughter, Ethel WOLFROM...”

           Exr: William LEITER, Flora, Ind.

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia CRIFFIELD.

           Notes: Accepted by Blanche MILLER.

TOMB, Charles N., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 415)

           Date: 12 May 1959; prob. 11 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Myrtle TOMB.

           Exr: wife, Myrtle TOMB.

           Wits: James R. SUTTON, Gordon M. BEATTIE.

 

FOELLINGER, Robert J. and Jane, h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 416)

           Date: 9 Oct. 1958; prob. 11 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Robert J. FOELLINGER, Ind. Major 4035 Base Unit AAF, W.W. 2, Mar. 15, 1919 - Oct. 31, 1960 (military marker).  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 338.

           Heirs: to survivor, then “to our two sons, Robert Brooks FOELLINGER and David Bishop FOELLINGER...”

           Exr: survivor.  Alternate, Kenneth A. FOELLINGER, Fr. Wayne, Ind.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

MORRETT, Wilbur Wear, of RFD #2, Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 418)

           Date: 1 Dec. 1960; prob 13 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Thelma Pauline.

           Exr: wife, Thelma Pauline MORRETT.

           Wits: Donald B. COLBERT, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

STALKER, Marion E., of Miami Co., Ind. (WR “1” 419)

           Date: 30 Sept. 1948; prob. 17 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: to Rachel STALKER...

           Exr: Rachel STALKER.

           Wits: Pauline STALEY, O.F. RHODES.

 

McHATTON, Irvin, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 420)

           Date: 15 Jan 1949; prob. 23 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Eva F.

           Exr:; wife, Eva F. McHATTON.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Frances A. McGUIRE.

 

LOOKER, Earl Arthur and Dicia May         (WR “1” 421)

           Date: 8 Sept. 1954; prob. 30 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Joann Marie RANS (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) residue to Doris LOOKER, Ollieva HUFF and Joann Marie RANS...

           Exr: Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Logansport, Ind.

           Wits: A.W. STRANTZ, Tom F. HIRSCHAUER.

 

KIRTLEY, Harry V., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 422)

           Date: 8 Feb. 1958; prob. 20 Feb. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs wife, Margaret L. (life esstate) then “to my beloved childre, James A. KIRTLEY and Margaret L. HANKS...”

           Exr: wife, Margaret L. KIRTLEY

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Jean MATZKE.
REDINGER
, Florence, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 423)

           Date: 16 Aug. 1960; prob. 24 Feb. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sons, Wayne REDINGER and Lloyd REDINGER; daughter, Annabelle UTTER...residue “to my children...”

           Exr: Alfred L. UTTER.  Alternate, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Dixie R. HAYES, J. Ward VANDEGRIFT.

 

RUSSELL, John H., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 424)

           Date: 30 Dec. 1944; prob. 1 Mar. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: nephew, Marion R. SEVERNS, Rochester, Ind.

           Exr: nephew, Marion R. SEVERNS.

           Wits: Daniel S. PERRY, C.W. ENTSMINGER

 

ZENT, Lloyd, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 425)

           Date: 4 June 1955; prob. 13 Mar 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sons, Robert Earl ZENT and Orton Paul ZENT...

           Exrs: sons, Robert Earl ZENT and Orton Paul ZENT.

           Wits: K.A. RINER, Forrest MINER, James E. RODIBAUGH, all Mentone, Ind.

 

BEERY, Otto R. and Carrie, h. & w., of Fulton Co. Ind.    (WR “1” 426)

           Date: 11 Feb. 1939; prob. 17 Mar. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Otto R. BEERY, 1886-1961, 2d Zlt. 28Th Inf.; Carrie BEERY 1885-1971.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 341.

           Heirs: to survivor, then to son, Wayne Tyler BEERY (real estate in Aubbeenaubbee Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) and residue to daughters, Evelyn Viola CLARK and Charlotte Lucille HALL.

           Burial: “marker at our graves, and for the grave of the father of the said Otto R. BEERY, to-wit: Frank L. BEERY, in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester, Indiana.”

           Exr: children, Wayne Tyler BEERY, Evelyn Viola CLARK and Charlotte Lucille HALL.

           Wits: Jess BROWN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

KIRTLEY, Harry V.             (WR “1” 428)

           Notes: Widow’s election 20 Feb. 1961.

 

MOORE, Levi P., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 429)

           Date: 19 Oct. 1959; prob 23 Mar. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Lillian M....daughter, Dorothy Lee PRESECAN...to grandchildren, Larry Stephen MOORE and Stephany Lee CHESHIRE “the hall clock that I had formerly given to my deceased son, Guy MOORE”...Charlotte MOORE...

           Exr: brother, Robert P. MOORE.

           Wits: Kathryn L. SPICE, William H. DENISTON.
FARRY
, Creamer, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 431)

           Date: 27 Oct. 1958; prob. 1 Apr. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister Isabelle FENSTERMACHER, or her children...brother, Charles FARRY...trust “during the life of my houekeeper, Zoe O. ESSICK (real estate) Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...remainder to Rochester Kiwanis Club.

           Exr: George DEAMER, Jr.

           Wits: F.P. JOHNSON, 1100 Washington, Rochester, Ind, Winnie W. FRIEDRICH, RR 6, Rochester, Ind.

 

DAWALD, John H., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 432)

           Date: 27 Apr 1957; prob. 7 Apr. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: grandson, Daniel Lee DAWALD...residue to wife, Estie DAWALD (life estate)...remainder to daughter, Shirley Marie NEWELL; daughter, Florence Ethel MILLER; grandson, Daniel Lee DAWALD; Indiana Baptist Home, Zionsville, Ind; First Baptist Church, Rochester, Ind

           Exr: wife, Estie DAWALD.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Rochester, Ind, Joyce L. BRIGGS, Macy, Ind.

 

SPICE, Sidney, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 435)

           Date: 30 Aug 1960; prob 12 Apr. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my three grandchildren, Dennis Dean SPICE, Sharon Ann SPICE and Susan Kay SPICE...sons, Clyde G. SPICE and Donnelly D. SPICE...”

           Exr: Harold GRONINGER.

           Wits: Robert O. DuBOIS, William H. DENISTON

 

WOODS, Freddie Howard, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 436)

           Date: 6 Aug. 1960; prob. 27 Apr. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “unto my now minor son, Howard Charles WOODS...having in mind my other children who are now grown and able to take care of themselves...Olive STANDIFORD and her husband, Charles STANDIFORD, as guardians of my son, Howard Charles WOODS...”

           Exr: Olive STANDIFORD

           Wits: Kathryn L. SPICE, William H. DENISTON.

 

HAIMBAUGH, Henry Rex, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 437)

           Date: 31 July 1957; prob. 2 May 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister, Edna H. CAREY.

           Exr: sster, Edna H. CAREY

           Wts: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia CRIFFIELD

 

BROWN, Selden J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 438)

           Date: 20 Jan 1936; prob. 9 May 1961, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: wife, Grace M.

           Exr: wife, Grace M. BROWN

           Wits: Fred E. MILLER Manford A. NEWELL.
GRAFFIS
, Thomas E.            (WR “1” 439)

           Date: 13 Jan. 1949; prob. 16 Dec. 1960 (-----)

           Heirs: wife, Elizabeth (life estate) then to son, Fred M. GRAFFIS.

           Exr: wife, Elzabeth GRAFFIS

           Wits: Harry McDOWELL, K. Stuart GAST.

 

MEISER, Harrison, of Fulton Co., Ind         (WR “1” 440)

           Date: 6 Oct. 1958; prob. 10 Jan. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife Nellie E. (real estate)...”to my daughter and only child, Martha E. MEISER...”

           Exr: wife, Nellie E. MEISER.

           Wits: K. Stuart GAST, Pauline W. BIRD.

 

LONG, Viella,, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 441)

           Date: 11 Mar. 1961; prob. 15 May 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “unto my brother and sisters, Charles HOFFMAN, Eva STRONG and Sadie MILLS...”

           Exr: sister, Eva STRONG.

           Wits: William E. HANSON, Paul STRONG, both Akron, Ind.

 

HOWER, Valley M., of Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 442)

           Date: 6 Sept. 1960; prob. 18 May 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Samuel E. HOWER, or if deceased, to Grass Creek Evangelical U.B. Church; Charles Clare HOWER and Evelyn HOWER, husband and wife, (real estate); Clark BAIR and Lucille BAIR, husband and wife; Merrell WALTZ and Bertha WALTZ, husband and wife; Raymond H. SPEITEL and Marjorie SPEITEL, husband and wife...

           Exr: husband, Samuel E. HOWER.

           Wits: Glen L. MILLER, Barbara J. SCHIRM.

 

BALL, Lola Faye, of Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 443)

           Date: 20 Jan 1960; prob 22 May 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister, Katherine Pauline ROGERS (life estate in real estate at Lake Manitou, Fulton Co., Ind.) remainder to “my grandchildren, to-wit: William Frederick SEDER, James Richard SEDER, Mark Allen SEDER and Pamela Joyce SEDER; daughter, Peggy Frances SEDER; to William SEDER...”

           Burial: Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, Ind., for “care of the grave of my husband, Fred BALL deceased...grave of my father, Riley McINTIRE, deceased...”

           Exr: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Sara Grace LEININGER, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

GIBBONS, Lulu D., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 445)

           Date: 25 Nov. 1953; prob. 31 May 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Ruth Gibbons AYLESWORTH, or if deceased, to my grandson, Thomas Gibbons AYLESWORTH... Have in mind my grandson, Nelson Gibbons GURNEE, but purposely exclude him.”

           Exr: daughter, Ruth Gibbons AYLESWORTH.

           Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Madge WAYMIRE.

BROOKER, Rudolph, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 446)

           Date: 28 Oct 1953; prob. 14 June 1961, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: brother, Walter BROOKER...residue “divided between the nieces and nephews of both my late wife and myself...”

           Burial: “my body be buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, beside my beloved wife, Sarah BROOKER...”

           Exr: nephew, Carl KREAMER.  Wits: Thomas LARKIN, E.B. DeVAULT.

 

SCOTT, Eva, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 447)

           Date: 6 Aug. 1960; prob. 19 June 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: niece, Helen BABER, Fort Myers, Fla...residue to grandnephew, Robert C. BABER, Akron, Ind

           Exr: Robert C. BABER.

           Wits: Harold L. GRONINGER, Louise GRONINGER.

 

DEEDS, Cora M., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 448)

           Date: 9 Sept. 1957; prob. 26 June 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: great-niece, Mary C. PETER, Galveston, Ind...nephew, Claude KINDIG, Macy, Ind...niece, Ron DORAN...niece, Roberta DICE...niece, Lola MARBURGER, Indianapolis , Ind...great-niece, Geneva BOGGS, Indianapolis, Ind...residue to: sister, Lavina CUNNINGHAM, Peru, Ind.; niece, Catharine PETER Galveston, Ind.; niece, Stella SMITH, Akron, Ind.; nephew, Albert KINDIG, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Douglas KINDIG, Bunker Hill, Ind.; William GIRARD, Peru, Ind.; Reynold GIRARD, Peru, Ind.; Grace Methodist Church, Rochester, Ind; Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind.; Perrysburg Baptist Church, Perrysburg, Ind.; Deedsville E.U.B. Church, Deedsville, Ind.; brother, Welcome E. KINDIG; nephew, Harold KINDIG, Macy, Ind.; niece, Lavonne MIKESELL, Rochester, Ind.; niece, Mary HATCH, Rochester, Ind.; niece, Verna ROSS, Akron, Ohio; niece, Hazel LUDLOW, Indianapolis, Ind;; niece, Hazel SAVAGE, Orlando, Fla.; niece, Mary CALLOWAY, Indianapolis, Ind.; niece, Ruth CRABTREE, Grants Pass, Ore.

           Exr: Howard R. WERTZBERGER, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Clora E. KNAUFF, Kathleen WERTZBERGER

 

BRUGH, Harry O., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 450)

           Date: 18 Sept. 1959; prob.7 July 1961, Fulton Co, Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Ethel M...daughter, Frances Ellen WALSH...son, Albert G. BRUGH...daughter, Donnabel KLINE...son, Joseph L. BRUGH (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) “since he alone of my children remained with me on the farm...”

           Exr: Joseph L. BRUGH.

           Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

PATTERSON, Charles L., of Blackford Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 451)

           Date: 7 July 1923; prob 1 Aug. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Trixie.

           Exr: wife, Trixie PATTERSON

           Wits: J.A. HENDERSON, Margaret V. HOBSON.

           Notes: proof of testator’s signature by affidavit siged by Arthur L. SHAFER 1 Aug 1961.

LEININGER, Roy, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 452)

           Date: 2 Nov. 1959; prob. 17 Aug. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mary Barbara...”my grandsos, Harold Leroy LEININGER and John Randall LEININGER, children of my deceased son, Harold LEININGER, and unto my daughter, Justine NEUENDORF, Madison, Wisconsin...”

           Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind

           Wits: Ruth BELT, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

COOPER, George C., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1:” 453)

           Date: 24 Dec. 1948; prob 28 Aug. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Sadie A. (life estate) then “to our daughter, Lelia Josephine StCLAIR (life estate) then to her children.”

           Exr: daughter, Lelie Josephine StCLAIR.

           Wits E.B. DeVAULT, Vincent CALVIN.

 

RICHARDS, Stephen T., of 2896 Sutherland Ave., Indianapolis, Marion Co., Ind.

(WR “1” 454)

           Date: 5 June 1944; prob. 12 Aug. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my two sons by my first wife, namely: Norman M. RICHARDS and Neilon M. RICHARDS...” wife, Gladys P. RICHARDS...residue “to my three sons by my secod wife,, naely: Joseph H. RICHARDS, Donald S. RICHARDS and Robert L. RICHARDS...”

           Exr: wife, Gladys P. RICHARDS.

           Wits: Eunice EMMETT, Louis A. REIDELBACH, both Winamac, Ind.

 

HAIMBAUGH Emma J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 455)

           Date: 15 Aug. 1953; prob 12 Sept. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my five children, Devon HAIMBAUGH, Rolland HAIMBAUGH, Omer HAIMBAUGH, Edith SMILEY and Ethel PARKER; Edith SMILEY Trustee for Devon’s share, she shall use his share as she may deem to his best interests,” or if she is deceased, to Ethel PARKER as Trustee, or if she is deceased, to Rolland HAIMBAUGH and Omer HAIMBAUGH, as Trustees.

           Exr: Rollad HAIMBAUGH.

           Wits: Charles M. SHERIDAN, Ernest D. BONINE.

           Codicil: date 8 July 1957.

           Wits: Charles M. SHERIDAN, Ernest D. BONINE

 

BRUGH, Harry O.    (WR “1” 457)

           Notes Widow’s electo 13 Sept. 1961.

 

SHIVELY, Noah, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 458)

           Date: 8 Jan. 1960; prob. 15 Sept. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: niece Nina HUBBARD.

           Exr: Charles SHERIDAN

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Jean MATZKE.
CHAMBERLAIN
, Claud C., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 459)

           Date: 10 Feb. 1958; prob. 16 Sept. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: brother, William Lynn CHAMBERLAIN, or if he is deceased, to Michael MINARDO, Trustee for “my two minor children, Chera Lynn CHAMBERLAIN and Jo Michele CHAMBERLAIN, and one dollar each to my two remaining children, John CHAMBERLAIN and David CHAMBERLAIN... I hereby appoint William Lynn CHAMBERLAIN and his wife, Laura CHAMBERLAIN, as guardians of my two minor children, and request them to fully adopt said minor children...”

           Exr: William Lynn CHAMBERLAIN.

           Wits: William H. DENISTON, Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

RAY, Harry Edwin, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 460)

           Date: 29 May 1961; prob. 20 Sept. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Charles William RAY...wife, Viola Elizabeth RAY...or to children of Charles and if any are not of legal age, “request the Court to appoint their mother, Elizabeth Joann RAY,” as guardian.

           Exr: wife, Viola Elizabeth RAY.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Henriyetta A. McCARTY.

 

UTTER, Clarence and Bertha, h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 461)

           Date: 1 Feb. 1956; prob. 26 Sept. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Clarence E. UTTER, father, 1884-1961.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 372.

           Heirs: to survivor, or if deceased, to: Dorothy BROWN (real estate in Athens, Fulton Co., Ind.)...Opal MARSH, Gerald UTTER, Lena REED, Betty Jean TAYLOR and Plyllis CLARK (real estate in Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., Ind.)

           Exr: Dorothy BROWN and Opal MARSH.

           Wits: Billy Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

MARTIN, Cloyd, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 463)

           Date: 1 Nov. 1960: prob. 3 Oct. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my step-mother, Helen Silvia, 7590 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.”

           Exr: Dwight CLEMANS, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Billy Mae MUSSELMAN, Olive Jane HATHAWAY.

 

CONKLE, Alta M., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 464)

           Date: 5 June 1956; prob. 7 Oct. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Ruth WALTER...daughter, Dorothy C. SHANNON...son, Paul CONKLE...daughter, Betty TAYLOR...

           Exr: Paul CONKLE and Dorothy C. SHANNON.

           Wits: Florence L. ROUCH, Mary HOFFMAN
RENTSCHLER
, Henry A., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 465)

           Date: 8 Apr. 1959; prob. 16 Oct. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Hers: wife, Goldie...son, William Adam RENTSCHLER (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”to my two daughters, Betty GRAFF and Vonda BAKER Ilife estates in real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...” remainder to children of Betty or Vonda.

           Exr: son, William Adam RENTSCHLER.  Alternates, Charles M. SHERIDAN or Ernest BONINE.

           Wits: Donald D. ONEILL, Mary WITHROW, both Logansport, Ind.

 

NINIOS, Louis, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 468)

           Date: 16 Feb. 1959; prob. 31 Oct. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: residue “including my interest in any partnership, to Christ NINIOS...”

           Exr: Christ NINIOS.

           Wits: William H. DENISTON, Charles M. SHERIDAN.

 

HATCH, Roscoe J., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 469)

           Date: 12 Dec. 1951; prob. 6 Nov. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mary M.

           Exr: wife, Mary M. HATCH.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN

 

McMAHAN, Otto, widower, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 470)

           Date: 5 Dec. 1959; prob. 13 Nov. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Rebabelle McMahan BOSWELL...sons, Robert O. McMAHAN and George T. McMAHAN...Everett W. BEST...Earl TOWNSEND, or to his wife, Mildred TOWNSEND, if he is deceased...Elizabet Richter MABY to assist Exrs.

           Exrs: sons, Robert O. McMAHAN and George T. McMAHAN.  Alternate, Rebabelle McMahan BOSWELL.

           Wits: Elwyn E. BECKER, 517 E. 12Th St., Rochester, Ind., Loren A. MATTIX, 921 Park St., Rochester, Ind.

           Codicil: date 25 Jan. 1961.  Names William OSBORN co-Exr, with sons or daughter.

           Wits: Charlotte JUNG, Ruby HARING, Gladys SNYDER, all Argos, Ind.

 

MACKEY, Joseph S., 1418 Franklin Ave., Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “1” 473)

           Date: 31 Jan. 1961; prob. 14 Dec. 1961, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: niece, Catharine PRICE, 1378 North Ave., 46, Los Angeles, Calif...residue “to my good friend and brother-in-law, Ross BLACKETOR, and his wife, Orpha BLACKETOR...”

           Exr: Ross BLACKETOR.

           Wits: Doris DEAMER, George DEAMER, Jr., Dolores L. SRIVER
ALDERFER
, Wilnettie, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 474)

           Date: 5 July 1955; prob. 9 Jan. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Clinton I. (real estate in Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate, then to son, Ralph Ulysses ALDERFER.

           Exr: son, Ralph Ulysses ALDERFER.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

LINDEMANN, Marie G., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 475)

           Date: 2 Nov. 1959; prob. 12 Jan. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my nephew and his wife, Alfred L. BERND and Elbert E. BERND, husband and wife (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...to nephew, Arthur R. TWENTY...residue (to my following nephews and niece: Arthur R. TWENTE, Paul A. LINDEMANN, Ruth Lindemann RHODE, Daniel W. BERND and Alfred L. BERND.

           Exr: nephew, Alfred L. BERND.

           Wits: Ronald A. McKEE, Carl ADAMS, Jr.

 

JARRETT Esther, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 477)

           Date: 24 Sept. 1960; prob. 28 Feb. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: mother, Orpha UMBAUGH (life estate) then to Eva SPENCE, 341 East Mulberry St., Phoenix, Ariz.; George DEAMER, Jr. “and his wife, Doris DEAMER”; Marcus HAHN and Marcia Hahn GROVE...

           Burial: “modest burial similar to that of her deceased husband, Charles Loy UMBAUGH...”

           Exr: George DEAMER, Jr.

           Wits: Virgil COOPER, Carol Jean COOPER.

 

ROSS, Gerald Fay, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 478)

           Date: 30 Jan. 1946; prob. 23 Feb. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Martha E. (real estate in Miami Co., Ind.) residue “to my children...”

           Exr: wife, Martha E. ROSS.

           Wits: Rosetta BLACK, Russel J. WILDMAN.

 

GRONINGER, Roy L., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 479)

           Date: 5 June 1954; prob. 3 Apr. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mary O......”to my children, Harold L. GRONINGER, Pauline DAINE, Ruth DAINE, Alice May McFARLAND, Otto L. GRONINGER Gordon L. GRONINGER, Wayne L. GRONINGER and Dwight L. GRONINGER...” Life estate to wife, remainder to Harold L. GRONINGER as Trustee to provide home for Wayne L. GRONINGER...

           Exr: Harold L. GRONINGER.

           Wits: Albert M. PRICE, Jr., Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.
BOWEN
, Violet D., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 481)

           Date: 2 June 1961; prob. 4 Apr. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Orville F...residue to daughter, Ruth Ellen LAMB...If she be a minor, “my sister, Aletha SOLOMON and her husband, James SOLOMON,” to care for her and be her guardian.

           Exr: sister, Aletha SOLOMON and her husband, James SOLOMON.

           Wits: Charlotte JUNG, Gladys R. SNYDER.

 

SMITH, Ira C., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 482)

           Date: 22 Sept. 1944; prob. 10 Apr. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Myrtle B....if she is deceased, “to her son, Newell C. DAY who has heretofore been adopted by me,” or if he is deceased, to his children.

           Exr: wife, Myrtle B. SMITH.  Alternate, Newell C. DAY.

           Wits: Rosetta BLACK, Russel J. WILDMAN

 

BAUMAN, Magdalene L., of Pulaski Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 483)

           Date: 3 Apr. 1937; prob. 8 Apr. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: mother, Anna K. BAUMAN...sister, Edith E. BAUMAN.

           Exr: sister, Edith E. BAUMAN.

           Wits: Louis A. REIDELBACH, Eunice EMMETT, both Winamac, Ind..

 

SHORE, Arthur B. and Reba L., h. & w., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “1” 484)

           Date: 14 Mar. 1962; prob. 30 Apr. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Arthur B. SHORE, 1893-1962; Reba L. Moore SHORE, (no dates). Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 349.

           Heirs: to survivor,then to son, Byron B. SHORE and daughter, Mary Virginia STOUT (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to Robert Perry SHORE and his wife, Ester...

           Exr: son,, Byron B. SHORE and daughter, Mary Virginis STOUT.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

MARONEY, Agnes (WR “1” 487)

           Date: 27 Oct. 1959; prob. 9 May 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: niece, Mary Alberta HENDERSON, Logansport, Ind...nephew, John William MARONEY, Richmond, Ind...sister, Gertrude C. MARONEY...

           Exr: sister, Gertrude C. MARONEY.

           Wits: Dolores L. SRIVER.  George DEAMER, Jr.

 

KOFRON, Golda, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 488)

           Date: 21 Nov. 1955; prob. 9 May 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: mother, Della SMITH (life estate in real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co.,Ind.) remainder to daughter, Marilee BRIDEGROOM...

           Exr: Herbert A. ZIMMERMAN, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Selden J. BROWN.
McINTYRE
, Jess D., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 489)

           Date: 21 July 1959; prob. 4 June 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: nephew, Jack MILLER, Indianapolis, Ind.

           Exr: Bess MILLER, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Olive Jane HATHAWAY.

 

LOVE, Carrie, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 490)

           Date: 13 Aug. 1946; prob 25 June 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my three children, John Ferman LOVE, Margaret E. ROSE and Ruth L. DORAN...”

           Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

           Wits: H.D. STONER, H.L. GRONINGER.

 

BRYANT, Edith C., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 491)

           Date: 7 Sept. 1951; prob. 12 July 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my beloved grandchildren, Jane Edith BASTOW, Peter Lynn CARLTON and Susan Elizabeth BASTOW...daughter, Margaret B. CARLTON...daughter, Frances E. BASTOW...”

           Exr: daughters, Margaret B. CARLTON ad Frances E. BASTOW.

           Wits: Howard R. WERTZBERGER, J. Murray McCARTY.

 

GINTHER, Florence E., of RFD #4, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 493)

           Date: 25 Oct. 1957; prob. 20 July 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Francis James GINTHER, daughter, Elizabeth E. WRIGHT and daughter, Joan R. OCONNOR (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...

           Exr: son, Francis James GINTHER.

           Wits: George DEAMER Jr., RFD #5, Rochester, Ind., Doris DEAMER, RFD #5, Rochester, Ind., Dolores L. SRIVER, Akron, Ind.

 

SMITH, Myrtle B., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 495)

           Date: 30 Mar. 1934; prob. 25 June 1962. Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: husband, Ira C. (life estate)...”the farm lands which I inherited from my parents, and the real estate which I now own as tenant in common with (husband) to my on, Newell C. DAY”..residue to husband and son, Newell C. DAY...

           Exr: husband, Ira C. SMITH and son, Newell C. DAY.

           Wits: Rose TULLY, Russel J. WILDMAN.

 

MOORE, Robert P., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 496)

           Date: 4 June 1962; prob. 25 July 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Arabelle V....”I have no children...” If wife is deceased, then to following: niece, Helen VanDUYNE, nephew, Frederick Hugh MOORE, nephew, Ralph Miller MOORE, niece, Frances TILMAN, niece, Joanne HERBERT, nephew, Byron B. SHORE, niece, Mary Virginia STOUT niece, Dorothy Lee PRESECAN, grand-niece, Stephany MOORE, grand-nephew, Steven MOORE...

           Exr: wife, Arabelle V. MOORE.  Alternate, Howard R. WERTZBERGER.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Jesse A. BROWN.
ROGERS
, Minerva M., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 497)

           Date: 8 Dec. 1945; prob. 2 Aug. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, William H. (life estate) remainder to daughters, Mildred KUHN and Crystle PHILLIPS...

           Exrs: daughters Mildred KUHN and Crystle PHILLIPS.

           Wits: Jessie E. BASS, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

CASAD. Mabel, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 498)

           Date: 13 Mar. 1957; prob. 4 Aug. 1962, Fulton Co.. Ind.

           Heirs: sister-in-law, Zula E. FOLLIN...nephew, Earl J. FOLLIN...

           Exr: nephew, Earl J. FOLLIN.

           Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

DICE, Chauncy A., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 499)

           Date: 4 Jan. 1960; prob. 9 Aug. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: wife, Blanche Edith...if she is deceased, to Donald BEATTIE and Dale SHEETZ, Trustes, to provide for son, Richard Harold DICE, “during his lifetime, for the reason that my son is physically disabled...” then to Baptist Church, Fulton, Ind...Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Ind...to sister, Marie RENTSCHLER, sister, Cecelia LOWE, nephew, Paul DICE brother-in-law, Donald BEATTIE, sister-in-law, Faye MILLS, sister-in-law, Emma SHEETZ, sister-in-law, Grace ALSPACH...

           Exr: “my good friend,” Howard R. WERTZBERGER.  Alternate, Glenn A. SKERSICK.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Doris H. BIGGS, C.B. HARMS.

 

HUBERT, John A., 927 Durant St., Lansing, Mich.            (WR “1” 503)

           Date: 12 Oct. 1957; prob. 23 Aug. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife Glenna.

           Exr: wife, Glenna HUBERT.

           Wits: Jessie M. MOORE, Melvin L., MOORE, both 811 E. Fairview Ave., So. Bend, Ind.

 

EYTCHESON, Ralph of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 504)

           Date: 28 July 1950; prob. 28 Aug. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “I have two children, Donald E. EYTCHESON and Bonnie Louise ZIMPLEMAN.” to son, Donald E. EYTCHESON (real estate inherited “from my father, Isaac EYTCHESON” including land inherited by sister, Pearl REED from Isaac EYTCHESON, and including real estate purchased by testator from Cecil FRED)...to daughter, Bonnie Louise ZIMPLEMAN (real estate also inherited “from my father,” including land purchased from Linnie LEAVELL “about twelve years ago.”...”with my present wife, Alta F. EYTCHESON, entered into an antenptial contract...”

           Exr: Donald E. EYTCHESON.

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Joan THOMAS.

           Codicil: date 2 Nov 1956.

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Ildia CRIFFIELD.
RHINEHART
, Charles L., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 506)

           Date: 20 Oct. 1960; prob. 30 Aug. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Elizabeth J....”confidence that my said wife will use for the best interests of our children.”

           Exr: (not named)

           Wits Ernest D. BONINE, Martha A. BONINE

           Codicil: date 4 Nov. 1961.  Names daughter, Olive Belle KILANDER, Exr.

           Wits: Billy Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

TRUEX, Arthur S., of Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 508)

           Date: 4 Aug. 1962; prob. 15 Sept. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my daughters, Mary Ann MUMBOWER, Anderson, Ind., and Marjorie Irene TONEY, Farmland, Ind.

           Exr: daughters, Mary Ann MUMBOWER and Marjorie Irene TONEY.

           Wits: Ruth STINGELY, Rochester, Ind., Dwight L. ROUCH, Fulton, Ind.

 

MADEFORD, Frank, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 509)

           Date: 19 Sept. 1932; prob. 24 Sept. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife Trude ( life estate), then to daughter, Martha Lou MADEFORD and son, Joseph Alvin MADEFORD...

           Exr: wife, Trude MADEFORD.

           Wits: A.L. LATIMER, Willodean BALL.

           Codicil: date 1 June 1958.  “My wife, Trude MADEFORD, is deceased,” appoint daughter, Martha Lou Madeford SHAW and son, Joseph Alvin MADEFORD, Exrs.

           Wits Edna L. MOYER, Charles M. MOYER.

 

COOK, Merl O., of RR, Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 511)

           Date: 15 Oct. 1955; prob. 13 Oct. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Bertha...if she is deceased “to the following named persons: George CRAIG, Mentone, Indiana; Mildred Craig HARROLD, Akron, Indiana; William CRAIG, Akron, Indiana; Norma Craig RILEY, Akron, Indiana; Beatrice Shimer SHOEMAKER, Rochester, Indiana; James H. SHIMER, Portland, Oregon; Florella Shimer MOODY, Tucson, Arizona; my nephews and nieces and the nephews and nieces of my wife...”

           Exr: wife, Bertha COOK.

           Wits: Harold GRONINGER, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

           Codicil: date 18 Aug. 1962.  residue to: Charles Edward BUCHER. Beaver Dam Lake, Kosciusko, Co., Ind.; George CRAIG, Mildred Craig HARROLD, William CRAIG, Norma Craig RILEY, Florella Shimer MOODY.

           Wits: Harold GRONINGER, William E. HANSON.

 

HARRISON, W.L., of Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa.       (WR “1” 513)

           Date: 1 Mar. 1937; prob. 21 Apr. 1944, Linn Co., Iowa.

           Notes: Proof shows testator died on or about 21 Mar. 1944.

           Heirs wife, Jessie M.

           Exr: wife, Jessie M. HARRISON.

           Wits A.H. SARGENT, Ava LORENCE both Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

EYTCHESON, Ralph           (WR “1” 515)

           Notes: Widow’s election 19 Oct. 1962.

 

HIATT, Edward Arthur, of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 516)

           Date: 13 Apr. 1962; prob.22 Oct. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: adopted daughter, May Louise HIATT...if necessary “for the appointment of a guardian, it is my wish that G.A. SKERSICK, Kewana, Indiana, be appointed.”

           Exr: G.A. SKERSICK.

           Wits: Paul LEFFEL, Ada LEFFEL.

 

SHORE, Earl B., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 517)

           Date: 9 July 1962; prob. 23 Oct. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my beloved daughters, Wilnetta L. HART and Glenden R. ADAMSON..”

           Exrs: Wilnetta L. HART and Glenden R. ADAMSON.

           Wits: Ernest D. BONINE, J. Murray McCARTY.

 

SEE, Emerson W. and Friedel E., h. & w., of Rochester, Lake Manitou, Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” p. 518)

           Date: 8 May 1962; prob. 2 Nov. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Emerson W. SEE, 1890-1962; Friedel E. SEE, 1901- (no d.d.). Miami Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions Allen & Perry Twps., by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 41.

           Heirs: to survivor, or if deceased, “to the brothers and sisters of testator, Emerson W. SEE (real estate in Sheridan Co., Mont in the name of Emerson W. SEE, and lot on Lake Manitou, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)

           Exr: survivor.  Alternate, First National Bank of Rochester, Ind

           Wits: Hurd J. HURST, Florence HURST.

 

HENDRICKSON, Oron M. Of Saraota, Sarasota Co., Fla. (WR “1” 520)

           Date: 21 May 1962; prob. 7 Nov. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Minnie Imogene, or if she is deceased, (real estate Wayne Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) to Hanover College, Hanover, Ind. and to Iowa (known as Grinnell) College, Grinnell, Iowa (tenant on said farm, Cecil M. FIELDS may remain 2 years)...(real estate at Decatur, Morgan Co., Ala. and Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind) to:Sarah Elizabeth WILDER, 1622 Harlem Blvd., Rockford, Ill., John W. BROWN 6016 West School St., Chicago, Ill., and Mary Vivian DANIEL, 704 Clifton Rd., Bristol, Tenn...Northern Indiana Childrens Hospital, So. Bend, Ind..Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind...Rochester-Fulton Co. Public Library, Rochester, Ind..First Presbyterin Church, Rochester, Ind...residue to: Fred HENDRICKSON, 295 Portland Streey, Bryan, Ohio, Troy D. HENDRICKSON, 935 South 26th St., So. Bend, Ind, Paul HENDRICKSON, 215 Prospect St., Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Donald HENDRICKSON, 2621 Pleasat St., So. Bend, Ind., Mary Hendrickson ODEL, 107 Patton St., LaPorte, Ind., Olive Glenn Hendrickson COOPER, 1120 So. 26th. St., So. Bend, Ind..”to my sister, Elsie Edith Hendrickson SWARTWOOD, now living with her son, Harold O. SWARTWOOD, at Cumming, Georgia...; to Howard SWARTWOOD, Walnut, Iowa, or if deceased, “between his two daughters, Margaret SWARTWOOD and Joan SWARTWOOD..to my sister, Adda Glenn Hendrickon BARNETT, 822 Monroe St., Rochester, Ind., or if she be deceased, between her five sons, namely, Edwin M. BARNETT, 15435 Douglass Rd., Granger, Ind., Roscoe R. BARNETT, 528 Niles Ave., Mishawaka, Ind., Joseph D. BARNETT, 1624 E. Wayne St., So Bend, Ind., William Dean BARNETT, 1715 Sunnymede St., So. Bend, Ind., and Carl H. BARNETT, 9150 Greenwood Ave., Des Plaines, Ill.

           Exr: wife, Minnie Imogene HENDRICKSON.   Alternate, Joseph D. BARNETT and First National Bank, St. Petersburg, Fla.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Lawrence M. BROWN, both Rochester, Ind.

 

VanSTAALDUINE, Anna, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 523)

           Date: 7 Nov. 1961; prob. 13 Nov. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my children, Leonard J. VanSTAALDUINE (STALDINE) and Joyce Ann MORGAN”

           Exrs: Leonard J. VanSTAALDUINE (STALDINE) and Joyce Ann MORGN.

           Wits: Dolores L. SRIVER, Patricia J. CLARY, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

STEWART, Richard Julian, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1 “ 524)

           Date: 24 Feb. 1960; prob. 20 Nov. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Hers: wife, Blanche Margaret...residue including real estate in Ontario, Can. “Held in joint title with my brother-in-law, Harry BETHEL” to niece, Mary Lou ARMSTRONG and nephew, Harry J. HOWELL...cousin, Robert COGGAN... Brother-in-law, Harry BETHEL...brother-in-law, Donald BETHEL..sister-in-law, Doris HOWELL...

           Exr: wife, Blanche Margaret STEWART.

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

HOTZ, George,         (WR “1” 525)

           Date: 16 Nov. 1954; prob. 28 Nov. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to Mary Ann KOSTER, Henrietta BARMIER and Emly Barmier HOERNER, my great-niece and nieces...”

           Exr: friend, Curtis C. McKOWN, “and request that Adolph G. EMHARDT be retained as attorney”

           Wits: Susanyce HIRSCHBERGER, Adolph G. IMHARDT.

 

CLUPPER, Letha M., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 527)

           Date: 29 Mar 1957; prob. 5 Dec. 1962, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my three children, namely: Cecil CLUPPER, Ralph CLUPPER and Louise MOON...Executor is to see that my Grand daughter, Cathy Ann CLUPPER, is fully taken care of...” to Allen SOSBE...

           Exr: son, Cecil CLUPPER.

           Wits: Betty NICODEMUS, Gene TURNAGE.
WARE
, Lloyd Earl, of Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Ind            (WR “1” 528)

           Date: 22 July 1958; prob. 16 Jan. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Father Wagoner’s Home, Boys-town, Nebr...

           Burial: “Harrison Funeral Home has been informed as to the type of burial...a monument for my sister, Mrs. Cora BROWNING, has been purchased..”

           Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., RR #5, Rochester, Ind. Dolores L. SRIVER, RR#1, Akron, Ind.

 

GARDNER Belle, of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 529)

           Date: 10 ar. 1954; prob. 1 Feb. 1963, Fulton Co., Id.

           Heirs: Omer STEININGER...Madelyn YOUNG...residue to Mildred KINDIG...

           Exr: Mildred KINDIG.

           Wits: H.K. CUTHBERTSON, Sr., Rose WIEDENHOEFT

 

DAVIDSON, William C., of RR #5, Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “1” 530)

           Date: 12 June 1959; prob. 1 Mar 1963, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: son, Richard E. DAVIDSON...daughter, Marie Ann DAVIDSON...daugher, Elizabeth ALDERFER, Rochester, Ind. Son, William Charles DAVIDSON, Kokomo, Ind...

           Exr: son, Richard E. DAVIDSON and daughter Marie Ann DAVIDSON.

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Jean MATZKE

 

TROUT, Hannah May, of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 531)

           Date: 17 Nov. 1959; prob. 4 Mar. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: (real estate in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) to be sold and proceeds to son, Murrel D. TROUT and “to my grandchildren, Judith Ann RIGNEY, Sarah Ellen LEININGER and Philip Miles TROUT...”

           Exr: son, Murrel D. TROUT.

           Wits: Charles M. SHERIDAN, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

WARD, William R. and Helen I., h. & w., Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 532)

           Date: 19 Oct. 1959; prob. 4 Mar 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: William R. WARD, 1891-1962.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 342.

           Heirs: to survivor, or if deceased (real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate to Estella VanLUE, “mother of testator, Helen I. WARD, then to our said son, William Willis WARD...to Robert E. PETERSON, Trustee, for son William Willis WARD until he reaches 26 years...”

           Exr: survivor, or if deceased, son, William Willis WARD, or if not 26, alternate, Robert E. PETERSON.

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMN, Jesse A. BROWN.
FANCIL
, Martha E, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 534)

           Date: 6 Dec. 1951; prob. 4 Mar. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Pearl E. FANCIL, or if deceased, “to her child or children...I am not unmindful of my daughter, Helen EMMONS...”

           Exr: Pearl E. FANCIL.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

GREEN, Bertha M., of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 535)

           Date: 8 July 1959; prob. 11 Mar. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to each of the following grandchildren, that is, Cleon GILBERT, Pensacola, Fla., Emerson ELKINS, Washington, D.C., and Helen FORD, Corvina, Calif...resudue to my children, Esther G. TANNER, Troy, Ala., Lois WAGONER, Charles E. GREEN and Willis I. GREEN” all Rochester, Ind.

           Exr: Willis I. GREEN.

           Wits: Billy Mae MUSSELMAN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

BURNS, Robert R., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 536)

           Date: 31 May 1957; prob. 11 Mar. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Kathryn, or if deceased, to daughter, Deloris Irene CALANDAR...wife, Kathryn (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate, then to daghter, Deloris Irene CALANDAR and grandson, George Oliver BRUCE...Deloris Irene CALANDAR (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind) life estate then to my grandson, George Oliver BRUCE...

           Exr: wife, Kathryn BURNS.  Alternate, Deloris Irene CALANDAR.

           Wits: (omitted)

 

LOUDEN Jessie        (WR “1” 537)

           Date: 31 Oct. 1952; prob 13 Mar. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs son, Aura L. OVERMYER (real estate), son to pay husband, Claude LOUDEN...residue to husband...

           Exr: son, Aura L. OVERMYER.

           Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

MOORE, Sylvia Pearl Mikesell, of Fulton Co. Ind.             (WR “1” 538)

           Date: 9 Nov. 1946; prob 25 Mar. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: niece, Elizabeth Ann Prill LINDZY (life estate) then “to the child or children of said Elizabeth Ann Prill LINDZY and Devoris Prill RICHESON, Gerald D. PRILL, Claude Eugene PRILL, Donald PRILL and Zola ROACH, my nieces and nephews...”

           Exr: Elizabeth Ann Prill LINDZY.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Ruth L. WESTWOOD.
EMMONS
Ike K., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 539)

           Date: 25 July, 1961; prob. 1 Apr. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Anna, or if decased, “to Lynn JONES and Opal JONES, husband and wife (and) to Lee SHEETS and Louise SHEETS, husband and wife...Lutheran Church, Rochester, Ind...to Vidella SHEETS, Olive SHERMAN, Sue BRITTON and Lucille CLOUD...and to the followig nieces and nephews: Carl SHEETS, Donna GRIFFETH, Katherine FREDRICK, John A. FESSIE, John BARNHART, Fred BARNHART, Harold BARNHART, Robert BARNHART, Betty BOYCE, wife of Robert BOYCE, Emma Bell FLEMINGS, wife of Glen FLEMINGS, Alice BRITTON wife of Willard BRITTON, Beatrice FIDLER, wife of Everett FIDLER and Lela ANDERSON, wife of Emil ANDERSON...”

           Exr: friend, Everett LICHTENWALTER.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Jean MATZKE.

 

MILLER, Willard J., of Chetek, Barron Co., Wisc.             (WR “1” 541)

           Date: 31 Mar. 1960; prob 5 Feb. 1963, Barron Co., Wisc.

           Notes: Proof shows testator died 6 Dec. 1962.

           Heirs: son, Willard J. MILLER, Jr....wife, Esther D....

           Exr: wife, Esther D. MILLER.

           Wits: Byron F. Van HOLLEN, Edwin F. HOLLEN, both Chetek, Wisc.

 

PHILABAUM, Howard S., of Henry Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 544)

           Date: 7 Jan. 1963; prob. 2 Apr. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Avernon...

           Exr: wife, Alvernon PHILABAUM.

           Wits: Sondra A. CUMBERLAND, Sue Mitchell MURPHY, both Akron, Ind.

 

HAMMOND, Wilbur and Aura M., h. & w.,           (WR “1” 545)

           Date: 23 Mar 1954; prob. 24 Apr. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Wilbur HAMMOND, 1876-1958; Aura HAMMOND, 1873-1962. Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p 263.

           Heirs: “our children, Carroll E. HAMMOND, George C. HAMMOND, Kathleen M. SHELLER, Pauline M. HOFFMAN and Maurice M. HAMMOND...

           Wits: Goldia BRIGHT, Frederick E. RAKESTRAW.

 

LONG, Zula Barkman           (WR “1” 546)

           Date: 27 Jan. 1938; prob 22 Apr. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to child or children...” or if deceased “to my brother and sisters, Helen BARKMAN, Mabel BARKMAN and Earl BARKMAN...”

           Exr: Helen BARKMAN.

           Wits: B.F. FRETZ, Selden J. BROWN.
HENDRICKSON
, Florance, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 547)

           Date: 20 Nov. 1961; prob. 1 May 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my children, George HENDRICKSON and Margaret WINELAND...” wife, Frances (real estate)...

           Exr: wife, Frances HENDRICKSON.

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

GOODNIGHT, Noah O., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 548)

           Date: 15 July 1963; prob. 4 May (?) 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mabel F. (Real estate) life estate, then “to my daughters, Louise BARTH, Edith McARTOR, Rosanna WELCH, Jean ROBERSON and Joyce JENNESSS..”

           Exrs: daughter, Edith McARTOR, and “my son-in-law, Robert McARTOR.”

           Wits: Robert R. HALL, Jr., James T. ROBISON.

 

CAMPBELL, Charles C., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 549)

           Date: 28 Feb. 1949; prob. 17 May 1963., Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Grace E. (life estate) then “to my step-son, J. Murray McCARTY, and step-granddaughter, Zanna DANIELS...my step-grandchildren, Ward A. McCARTY and John M. McCARTY, sons of J. Murray McCARTY and Henriyetta A. McCARTY, and my step-gr-grandchild, Daniel Bell DANIELS, son of Zanna DANIELS and Garry DANIELS...”

           Exr: step-son, J. Murray McCARTY.

           Wits Frances A. McGUIRE, Mrs. Bernice MURPHY.

           Codici #1 date 6 Nov. 1953. (my step-great-grandchildren Danny DANIELS, Diana DANIELS, Debrah DANIELS...”

           Wits M. Jeanette BAIR, Kathryn L. SPICE.

           Codicil #2 date 30 Jan 1957.  Names J. Murray McCARTY and Charles G. DANIELS, Exrs.

           Wits Kathryn L. SPICE, Ildia CRIFFIELD.

 

PATTERSON, Leona Bernhardt, of Fulton co., Ind            (WR ‘1’ 552)

           Date: 16 Sept. 1960; prob. 16 May 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, William D...children, Bernice F. KERR, Frank Leon BERNHARDT and Charles W. BERNHARDT...daughter-in-law, Dorothy BERNHARDT...(real estate in Fulton Co., Ind) to husband, remainder to children...real estate in Leiters Ford, Ind., to “my beloved mother, Ada F. SIMS...”

           Exr: son, Charles W. BERNHARDT.  Alternate, Frank Leon BERNHARDT.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Jean MATZKE.
BLACKETOR
, Anna E., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 555)

           Date: 10 July 1961; prob. 20 May 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Ethel BLACKETOR...grandson, Wilbur WHEADON...residue “amongst my named heirs as follows: Ethel BLACKETOR, son, Hugh Robert BLACKETOR, Merle BLACKETOR, Delores McGREW, Otto BLACKETOR, Berniece RHODES, Bonnie DAVIS, now residing in Iowa...”

           Exr: “my eldest son, Merle BLACKETOR.”

           Wits: Kathryn L. SPICE, William H. DENISTON

 

SCHEUER, Edward C., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 557)

           Date: 7 Nov. 1956; prob. 20 May 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Helen Fern...

           Exr: First National Bank, Monterey, Ind.

           Wits: Lucy GUISE, Kewanna, Ind., Florence L. CHAPMAN, Monterey, Ind.

 

LEY, Alfred F., of Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “1” 558)

           Date: 12 Apr. 1958; prob. 20 May 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Rosa L...or if deceased, to St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, Ind., for masses for “my deceased daughter, Rosemary LEY...to my daughter, Mrs. Dorothy TRUITT...residue to my four children named as follows: Paul E. LEY, Edmond A. LEY, Francis J. LEY and Mrs. Dorothy TRUITT...”

           Burial: Mount Calvery Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. “myself and wife...”

           Exr: wife, Rosa L. LEY.  Alternate, First National Bank, Monterey, Ind.

 

NEWELL, Effie M. of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind (WR “1:” 560)

           Date: 22 Mar. 1956; prob. 3 June 1963, Fulton Co. Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Manford A...daughter, Katharine WINE, Detroit, Mich., son, Frederick PERSCHBACHER, Rochester, Ind...

           Exr: husband, Manford A. NEWELL.

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Selden J. BROWN.

 

HERENDEEN, Charles B., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 561)

           Date: 9 June 1937; prob. 24 June 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Bessie...at her death, “among our four children, viz: Francis M. Herendeen EILER, Harold E. HERENDEEN, Earl Dever HERENDEEN and Charles B. HERENDEEN, Jr....”

           Wife: Bessie M. HERENDEEN.

           Wits: Willodean BALL, Loder L. PATTERSON.

 

BARTER, Harry H., Sr., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 562)

           Date: 23 Feb. 1961; prob. 24 June 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: grandchildren, Stephen Lee FELLERS and Susan Marie FELLERS...son, Harry C. BARTER, Jr...daughter, Gloria M. FELLERS...son Gale F. BARTER...residue “unto my children, Harry C. BARTER, Jr., Gale F. BARTER and Gloria M. FELLERS...”

           Exr: Harry C. BARTER, Jr.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Patricia KLINE both Rochester, Ind.

SMITH, William Earl and Mary A. h. & w, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 564)

           Date: 25 Oct. 1961; prob. 27 June 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: to Julie Anne SMITH and Mary A. SMITH...residue “to our four grandchildren, namely: Julie Anne SMITH, David Barcley SMITH, Brian Jeffery SMITH and Patrick Gordon SMITH...”

           Exr: survivor, or Charles M. SHERIDAN, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

ELLIS, Grover C., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 565)

           Date: 15 Oct. 1962; prob. 17 July 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my cousins, Edna REDDING of Warren, Indiana, Amos J. ELLIS of Essixville, Michgan, Edna MADDEN of Bay City, Michigan, and Larry BENNETT of Warren, Indiana...”

           Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER.

           Wits: Mildred A. WENTZEL Jesse A. BROWN.

 

BOWYER Harland C., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 566)

           Date: 25 June 1957; prob. 18 July 1963 Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: wife, Geneva...if deceased, to John A. LANZ, Sherman L. BOWYER, Thurman R. BOWYER, Byrton L. BOWYER, Harold G. BOWYER, Mary Ann RICHARDSON, Norma Jane BAKER, Kathryn HALL and Harland Jr. BOWYER...

           Exr: wife, Geneva BOWYER.  Alternate, Sherman L BOWYER.

           Wits: Herbert F. SMALL, Walton, Ind, Mary Alice CALDWELL, Camden, Ind.

 

LINNEMAN, John H. and Anna M., h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 567)

           Date: 30 July 1956; prob 24 July 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: John H. LINNEMAN, 1875-1963; Anna M. LINNEMAN, 1885-1967.  Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 4, by Jean C & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 337.

           Heirs: son, John A. LINNEMAN (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.   daughter, Mary L. NORDBERG (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) “our deceased daughter, Edith M. CARLSON (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind. already given to her)...” Christian Church, Rochester, Ind...residue to son, John A. LINNEMAN, daughter, Mary L. NORDBERG, “the surviving husband of our deceased daughter, Edith M. CARLSON namely Gilman T. CARLSON, and her surviving children, including her adopted son, namely John Gilman CARLSON, Barbara Ann Carlson JONES, Richard Lynn CARLSON and James Stewart CARLSON (James Stewart’s in trust until he reaches 21 years)...testator declares that he has signed “various legal documents as follows: J.H. LINEMAN, Jr, John H. LINNEMAN, Jr., John H. LINNEMAN and J.H. LINNEMAN...”

           Exr: son, John A. LINNEMAN, and son-in-law, Gilman T. CARLSON.

           Wits: Howard R. WERTZBERGER, C.B. HARMS.
BOGANWRIGHT
, Gifta, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 569)

           Date: 22 Jan. 1955; prob. 6 Aug. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “unto my children, John BOGANWRIGHT, Ruth SHAFER, Mary SANER, Paul BOGANWRIGHT, Keturoh GRUBBS, Martha JOHNSON and Joseph BOGANWRIGHT...”

           Exr: Farmers State Bank, Mentone, Ind

           Wits: Joyce BAILEY, William L. MORRIS, both Rochester, Ind.

 

SIPSON, William Everett, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 570)

           Date: 29 May 1950; prob. 14 Aug. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Maud Winans SIPSON, and at her death half “to my niece, Elinor Meyers McCARTHY and half to nieces of my wife, Mary Bryant ECKERT, Elsie Bryant NEWBURGER, Ruth Roberts GANO and her nephew, Leroy C. BRYANT, Jr....”

           Exr: wife, Maud Winans SIPSON.  Alternate, “my wife’s niece,” Elsie Bryant NEUBURGER.

           Wits: William J. BRYANT, Wilma M. BRYANT.

 

BOWEN, Nelson, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “1” 571)

           Date 30 June 1955; prob. 30 Aug. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Bessie Krieg BOWEN...daughter, Doris STANLEY, Akron, Ind. (rent free, real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.)...”unto my children, Ruth Pauline BOWEN, of Bloomington, Indiana and Akron, Indiana, Paul Nelson BOWEN, Akron, Ind., Raymond Dean BOWEN, Rochester, Ind., Doris STANLEY, Akron, Ind., Lois BOWEN, Akron, Ind., Albert Lester BOWEN, Rochester, Ind...”

           Exr: son, Paul Nelson BOWEN.

           Wits: William E. HANSON, Warsaw, Ind., Albert M. PRICE, Jr., Akron, Ind.

           Codicil: date 8 July 1959. (Prior advancements having been made) “to my son Raymond Dean BOWEN...and to my daughter, Doris STANLEY” (their shares reduced).

           Wits: Albert M. PRICE, Jr., William E. HANSON, both, Akron, Ind.

 

SEUBERTH, Fay R., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “1” 573)

           Date 3 Feb. 1950; prob. 3 Sept. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: cousin, Myra P. SMITH.

           Exr: cousin, Myra P. SMITH.

           Wits: Robert J. FOELLINGER, Belva T. MILLER.

 

CHARTERS, James V., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 574)

           Date: 10 Oct. 1959; prob. 9 Sept. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Nellie D., or if deceased, to: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, Ind...Marvin PEREGRINE...Residue to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rochester, Ind, Old Peoples Home, Kendallville, Ind., Watertown Lutheran Home, Watertown, Iowa.

           Burial: “I would like Zimmerman Bros., Rochester, Indiana to conduct the funeral.  (marker) to harmonize with the markers at my deceased children’s graves on our lot at Mt. Zion Cemetery.”

           Exr: wife, Nellie D. CHARTERS.  Alternate, Howard WERTZBERGER

           Wits C.B. HARMS, G.A. SKERSICK, both Rochester, Ind.

 

MEISER, Nellie E., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 576)

           Date: 10 Aug. 1963; prob. 30 Aug. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bruce Lake, R#1, Kewanna, Ind. (for perpetual care)...Odd Fellows Home, Greensburg, Ind.”to my good friends, Bert KELLY and Mary KELLY, husband and wife...to my good friend, May READING, of Brook, Indiana...residue to my foster daughter, Martha Meiser YOUNG, Lafayette, Ind., and to the following of my nieces and nephews, namely: Elmer PETERS, Winamac, Ind, Fred PETERS, now residing in Arkansas, Clyde PETERS, Winamac, Ind., Ethel LEBO, Rochester, Ind., Robert PETERS and Thelma EVERSOLE, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Harry PETERS, Culver, Ind., Theodore REINHOLT and Thomas REINHOLT of Monterey, Ind, George REINHOLT now residing in Connecticut, Earl REINHOLT, Rochester, Ind., Orville REINHOLT, now residing in Wisconsin, Ruby DAVIS, Star City, Ind., Evelyn SHUBE, Gary, Ind., Clarence WENTZEL and Robert WENTZEL, both of Kewanna, Ind., James HUBENY, Robert HUBENY and Charles HUBENY of Kewanna, Ind.

           Exr: First Union Bank & Trust Co., Winamac, Ind.

           Wits: K. Stuart GAST, Lucile G. ALLEN.

 

MOSHER, Ora Lee, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “1” 578)

           Date: 25 Sept. 1957; prob. 14 Sept. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my four children, Cleo Maude WILLENBURG, Ruth Leora KOHLER, James Nelson MOSHER and Howard Lemoine MOSHER...”

           Exr: daughter, Ruth Leora KOEHLER and son, James Nelson MOSHER.

Wits: Charles R. HIATT, Eva A. HIATT.

 

CAVENDER, Mary M., of Fulton Co., Ind             (WR “1” 579)

           Date: 24 Sept. 1962; prob. 24 Aug. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Howard E. CAVENDER (share reduced by prior advancement)...”my children, Chester CAVENDER, Florence CAVENDER, Wilbur CAVENDER Dorothy DAVIS, Howard E. CAVENDER and Gerald E. CAVENDER...”

           Exr: son, Chester CAVENDER.

           Wits: Vivian A. BUSH, Ruby HARING.

 

LONG, Zulah Barkman, (WR “1” 580)

           Notes: Widower’s election 25 Sept. 1963 signed Leo LONG.

 

GILBERT, Everett, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “1” 581)

           Date: 9 Dec. 1960; prob. 2 Oct. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Lucy K. BOWDEN, Webster Grove, Mo.

           Exr: Charles M. SHERIDAN.

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Jean MATZKE.
DAVIS
, Kathryn, of Miami Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 582)

           Date: 12 July 1958; prob 7 Oct. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Frank A., or if deceased, “to my step-daughter, Blanch PICKENS, provided, if my mother, Rose B. KNIGHT, who is now residing at Miami County Home” survives testator, Blanch PICKENS to provide for “last sickness and burial of my said mother...”

           Exr: step-daughter, Blanch PICKENS.

           Wits: Willodeaa BALL, South Bend, Ind., Goldie BRIGHT, Akron, Ind.

 

HUNNESHAGEN, Hugh V., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 583)

           Date: 17 Sept 1943; prob. 30 Sept. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Geneva...

           Exr: wife, Geneva HUNNESHAGEN.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

SMITH, Albert B., of Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “1” 584)

           Date: 21 Jan. 1958; prob. 10 Oct. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Nancy Jayne SMITH...residdue to wife, Maxine C. SMITH (life estate) remainder “to my daughters, Norma Jean SHRIVER and Janice Sue SMITH...”

           Exr: wife, Maxine G. SMITH.  Alternate, Norma Jean SHRIVER.

           Wits: Janet Sue OGLE, William E. HANSON, both Akron, Ind.

 

BEIK, Mary A., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “1” 585)

           Date: 27 Oct. 1962; prob 17 Oct. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: cousin, Mrs. Anna GRAY, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

           Exr: Harold L. GRONINGER, Fulton Co., Ind

           Wits: Mary WENDLER, Rochester, Ind., Lavon E. STOUT, Akron, Ind.

 

VanLUE, Mark L.      (WR “1” 586)

           Date: 1 Apr. 1958; prob. 30 Oct. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Sandra Kay VanLUE, “if she be of legal age or married...I am not unmindful of my other children but for good and sufficient reasons I am excluding them...”

           Exr: Charles M. SHERIDAN.

           Wits: Mrs. Jane B. HEISLER, Selden J. BROWN.

 

MADLEM, Harland T., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1’” 587)

           Date: 22 Apr. 1953; prob. 1 Nov. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister, Leota BURKHOLDER, Wabash, Ind...sister, Mabel HARMON, Elkhart, Ind. and to Paul LENNON, Delores SHROUT, William LENNON and Thomas LENNON... “my nephew, Wilbur LENNON, shall take nothing...already given him...”

           Burial: in charge of the Adolph Merley Post No. 277 of the American Legion, at Akron, Indiana...buried in the Gaerte Cemetery, located southeast of Akron, Indiana...funeral to be conducted... Emanuel Church, southeast of Akron...”

           Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

           Wits: H.L. GRONINGER, A.M. PRICE, Jr.

KEIM, Myrtle J., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “1” 588)

           Date: 5 Apr. 1949; prob. 1 Nov. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “among my children, viz: Marie CRAFT, my daughter, Orma HUFFMAN, my daughter, and Donald KEIM, my son...”

           Exr: daughter, Marie CRAFT.

           Wits: Goldie P. BRIGHT, Willodean BALL.

 

BRIGHT, Meda, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “1” 589)

           Date: 12 Jan. 1954; prob. 9 Nov. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my beloved foster child, Charles D. KINDIG...the testator further states that she has no children.”

           Esx: foster son, Charles D. KINDIG.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, M Jeanette BAIR.

 

BRYANT, Estle Leroy, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “1” 590)

           Date: 22 July 1963; prob. 9 Nov. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mary Ellen..if she survives...to son, David Leroy BRYANT, Trustee for wife...or, if she is deceased, “unto my children, David Leroy BRYANT, Betty Belle LANDIS and Donna Jean ELLIS...”

           Exr: son, David Leroy BRYANT.  Alternate, Betty Belle LANDIS.

           Wits: Harold GRONINGER, Sue Mitchell MURPHY, both Akron, Ind.

 

SANDERS, Adda N., of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “1” 591)

           Date: 8 Jan. 1957; prob. 20 Nov. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter Thelma N. SAFFORD (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind)...Indiana Central College, Indianapolis, Ind..residue to daughter, Thelma N. SAFFORD, or if deceased, “to my grandson, Lowell Dale SAFFORD subject to estate of rents and profits to my son-in-law, Walter B. SAFFORD until said grandson’s twenty-fifth birthday...and to Evangelical United Brethern Church and Indiana Central College...”

           Exr: daughter, Thelma N. SAFFORD.  Alternate, Howard B. WERTZBERGER.

           Wits: Harry PONTIOUS, Grace PONTIOUS.

 

STEFFEY, Maude S., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “1” 592)

           Date: 30 Dec. 1955; prob. 5 Aug. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: brother, Ray B. MOWE, or if deceased, “to my niece, Mary Frances WILSON...”

           Exr: brother, Ray B. MOWE.

           Wits: Selden J. BROWN, Grace M. BROWN

 

ADAMSON, Edgar H., of Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “1” 593)

           Date: 11 May 1953; prob. 17 Dec. 1963 Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Glenden R., or if deceased, to daughter, Wilnetta Jean KREISLE...

           Exr: wife, Glenden R. ADAMSON.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Kathryn L. SPICE.

WILL RECORD 2

 

ALLEN, William I., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 1)

           Date: 16 July 1962; prob. 8 Jan. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Elvretta, or if deceased, “to my beloved grandsons, Kenneth C. ALLEN and Robert W. ALLEN...” and if either or both not of legal age, request that Lloyd RIFE be guardian,, or alternate, Dolly RIFE, and if they are deceased “to my beloved sister, Berta AUTRY...”

           Exr: friend, Lloyd RIFE.  Alternate, Dolly RIFE.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Harvey CLARY, Sr.

 

REDDICK, Oren E., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “2” 3)

           Date: 26 Oct. 1963; prob. 9 Jan. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Augusta M.

           Exr: wife, Augusta M. REDDICK.

           Wits Jesse A. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

KUHN, Etta E., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 4)

           Date: 10 Oct. 1951; prob. 28 Jan. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my beloved children, Neil V. KUHN and Norma Jean BURNS...”

           Exr: son, Neil V. KUHN and daughter, Norma Jean BURNS.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

MILBANK, Elmer F., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 5)

           Date: 7 Oct. 1963; prob. 3 Feb. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister, Emma M. WEBB...Grace Metodist Church, Rochester, Ind...Oriental Shrine Hospital...”to my nephews, Harold and Elmer WEBB (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)..to Vincent LEMON...to Fred Pat LEMON Vicki, Mathew and Sara Anne LEMON...to Emma WEBB...

           Exr: Charles R. SACKETT, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Sue E. (Mrs. James) JOHNSON, Mabel H. FIESER

 

KOUGH, William M., of Pulaski Co., Ind.              (WR “2” 6)

           Date: 7 Apr. 1959; prob. 15 Oct. 1963, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Clara G.

           Exr: wife, Clara G. KOUGH.    Wits: K. Stuart GAST, Lucile G. ALLEN.

 

DARR, Ellen Louisa, “widow of Cleo H. DARR” of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 7)

           Date: 2 Oct. 1962; prob. 24 Feb. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my two sisters, Agnes HARNETT, Strathroy, Canada, and Grace MILLER, Deckerville, Mich...residue to Howard DARR, Marjorie BRYANT, Pauline EASTER, Barbara STEWART and Evelyn HODGE...”

           Burial: “funeral similar to the funeral of my deceased husband at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home.”

           Exr: Howard DARR and John EASTER.

           Wits: William H. DENISTON, Kathryn L. SPICE.

EGAN, Frances, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “2” 8)

           Date: 23 June 1961; prob. 23 Mar. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my niece, Frances L. BURKETT,” or if deceased, “to her husband, Ralph C. BURKETT...because of the personal care and affection...”

           Burial: “my intention...trust fund and agreement with the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana for my funeral and burial.”

           Exr: niece, Frances L. BURKETT.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Robert E. LANCASTER.

 

WRIGHT, William J., of Miami Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 9)

           Date: 19 Oct. 1953; prob. 2 Mar. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Gertrude WRIGHT, or if deceased “to my five daughters, Gladys E. DALE, Francis I. WILHELM, Alice G. TEEL, Garnet A. WILDERMUTH and Opal Marie MATHIAS (real estate)...my express intention to omit my children by a former marriage, Iola KAMP, Fredrick WRIGHT, Lowel WRIGHT and Kenneth WRIGHT...”

           Exrs: daughters, Garnet L. WILDERMUTH and Opal Marie MATHIAS.

           Wits: Louise GOSS, William L. MORRIS.

 

McKINNEY, John W., of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “2” 11)

           Date: 4 Aug. 1959; prob. 24 Mar. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Carrie...or if deceased, “to my wife’s (niece and) namesake, Carrie Ann GINN...to my wife’s niece, Joan GINN...residue to Carl NEWCOMB James NEWCOMB, Free Love MYERS, Kline BLACKETOR, Jr., Francis BLACKETOR, Raymond BLACKETOR, Priscilla Merle GINN, nephews and nieces of my wife, my nephew, Donald WERNER and Mary Lou SNYDER, a grand-niece of my wife, she being the only child of my wife’s nephew, Leonard NEWCOMB, deceased...”

           Exr: wife, Carrie McKINNEY.  Alternate, nephew, Donald WERNER.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Patricia CLARY.

 

SMITH, Albert B.     (WR “2” 13)

           Notes: Widow’s election 3 Apr. 1964.

 

MARTINDALE Bessie, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “2” 14)

           Date: 30 Jan. 1963; prob. 14 Apr. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “Geneive WEIR, niece of my deceased husband, and to Howard WEIR, her husband...to my friend, Maud BEAGLES, who now resides on 23rd Street in South Bend, Indiana...” Odd Fellows Lodge, Richland Center, Ind., for care of cemetery...residue to Geneive WEIR...

           Burial: “monument grave of my deceased husband, William MARTINDALE, and myself, in Richland Center Cemetery...”

           Exr: Geneive WEIR.

           Wits: Arline FENSTERMAKER, Jesse A. BROWN.
MARINE
, Rose E., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “2” 15)

           Date: 24 July 1957; prob. 29 Apr. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: to Marjorie Marine HANN, Elizabeth Smith BICK and June Smith FLOOR...Methodist Church, Akron, Fulton Co., Ind. (Real estate in Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.)...Trust for Methodist Church, Akron, Ind., for Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Ind. and for Methodist Church, Gilead, Ind...Akron Carnegie Public Library in trust “in memory of my beloved husband, Clyde MARINE...Earl TROUTMAN “as expression of gratitude for his many acts of kindness...residue to Woodlawn Hospital in memory of my beloved husband...”

           Burial: Akron Exchange State Bank, Trustee, for care of Marine and Smith lots in the Gilead Cemetery.

           Exr: “my good friend,” Earl TROUTMAN and Harold GRONINGER.

           Wits: Mrs. Celia ROOKSTOOL, Russel J. WILDMAN.

 

REED, Bessie, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “2” 17)

           Date: 9 Nov. 1962; prob. 29 Apr. 1964 Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Donnie Dale REED ( life estate) remainder “to my four daughters, namely Esther COOLEY, Mildred DICE, Ruby WILDERMUTH and Betty KERBY, and to my grandson, Ronnie KERBY (real estate)...”

           Exr: son Donnie Dale REED.

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Olive Jane HATHAWAY.

 

MORRIS, H. Roy, “a married man,” of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “2” 18)

           (Note: testator known as Jack MORRIS. -Ed.)

           Date: 17 Aub. 1963; prob. 4 May 1964. Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Loa Grace...or if deceased, “unto my four children, Betty Morris TOMBAUGH, Gary, Ind., Kathleen Morris JENNENS, Akron, Ind., Jack Dean MORRIS, LeHabre, Calif., and Suzanne Morris GAST Akron, Ind....”

           Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

           Wits: Sandra CUMBERLAND, Sue Mitchell MURPHY, both Akron, Ind.

 

SMITH, Milford F., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 19)

           Date” 14 June 1963; prob. 6 May, 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: brother, Glenn L. SMITH, sisters, Florence G. SMITH and Myrtle M. MICKEL...residue to Lawrence J. BENNER...

           Exr: Lawrence J. BENNER.

           Wits: Albert H. COLE, Jr, Marion J. ANDREWS.

 

ELIN, Seymour, of Glasgow, Barren Co., Ky.         (WR “2” 20)

           Date: 15 Aug. 1959; prob. 30 Apr. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: wife, Josephine, or if deceased, to daughter, Diana Elin STOCKING and son, Alexander C. ELIN.. “To my brother and sisters, Jacob A. ELIN, Fannie Elin HOFFMAN and Eva Elin SIGAL...”

           Burial: “that I shall be buried on the family plot in the I.O.B.A Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois.  This at the request of my mother, Bessie ELIN...”

           Exr: wife, Josephine ELIN.  Alternate “my children” Diana Elin STOCKING and Alexander C. ELIN.        Wits: Robert L. STOCKING, Ziepha WALTON, Burdette WALTON, all Glasgow, Ky.

CUNNINGHAM, William J., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 22)

           Date: 6 Oct. 1961; prob. 8 May 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my granddaughter, Frances FREIDLINE...to my daughter-in-law, Eugenia CUNNINGHAM...residue to my great-grandchildren, Catherine FREIDLINE, Christine FREIDLINE and Constance FRIEDLINE...”

           Exr: granddaughter, Frances FREIDLINE.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Dolores L. SRIVER, Patricia J. CLARY

 

LEEDY, Lulu M., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “2” 23)

           Date: 27 May 1963; prob. 13 My 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my grandchildren, Kathy Lou SWANGO and Arlene Frances SWANGO (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue “to my daughter, Josephine SWANGO...”

           Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

SNIDER, Oliver Owen and Mary J.              (WR “2” 24)

           Date: 14 Apr. 1959; prob. 5 June 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Mary J. SNIDER, 1882-1964; Oliver O. SNIDER, 1880-1960. Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. 1, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 253.

           Heirs: son, Russell Owen SNIDER...”our grandchildren, Jerry Oliver SNIDER, Helen Caryl STUHLMAN, Michael SNIDER and Stephen SNIDER...”

           Exr: son, Russell Owen SNIDER.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr, Dolores L. SRIVER.

 

BEERY, Don, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 25)

           Date: 30 Nov. 1962; prob. 19 June 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Irene (life estate), remainder “to my son, John C. BEERY...”

           Exr: son, John C. BEERY.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Charles M. SHERIDAN.

 

RUSH, Effie Jane, of 631 Madison St., Rochester, Ind.      (WR “2” 26)

           Date: 5 Nov. 1962; prob. 22 June 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Niece, Donna DUNSTON, 661 Circle View Drive So., Hurst, Texas; niece Phyllis HARRISON, 3907 Iroquois Trail, Kalamacoo, Mich...”my good friend,” Myrtle CLOSE, Beaver Dam, Ind...residue to sister-in-law, Jennie MUNSON, 829 Buckhout St., Kalamazoo, Mich.

           Exr: sister-in-law, Jennie MUNSON.  Alternate, John J. DELWORTH Jr., Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: May KERN, 631 Madison St., Rochester, Ind., John J. DELWORTH, Jr., 112 East 8th St., Rochester, Ind.
MILLER
, Artemas A., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 27)

           Date: 7 July 1961; prob. 26 June 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my sisters, Myrtle WHITE and Dola PETERSON...” or if Myrtle WHITE is deceased, to her children, and if Dola PETERSON is deceased, “to her only son, Deverl PETERSON, or if he be deceased to his children.”

           Exr: Farmers State Bank, Mentone, Ind.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Doris DEAMER.

 

HILAND, Frank M., of Kewanna, Ind.        (WR “2” 28)

           Date: 3 Mar. 1952; prob. 29 June 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Gertrude E.

           Exr: wife, Gertrude E. HILAND.

           Wits: Margaret BRENNAN, E.B. DeVAULT.

 

STARKEY, Willard R. and Annie W., h.&w., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 29)

           Date: 7 Jan. 1959; prob. 29 June 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Willard R. (Bill) STARKEY, 73...died at 10 o’clock this morning in Woodlawn Hospital...Born Dec.29, 1890...He was married April 15, 1916, at Indianapolis, to Annie W. SIMS, who survives...Surviving, besides the wife, are three sons, Russell, Miami; Geraldine ARTHUR, Brownwood, Texas, and Victor, Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Linda, at home; one brother, Frank, Clermont...The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind. Tues.,June 23, 1964.

           Heirs: Geraldine D. ARTHUR, Russell E. STARKEY and Victor E. STARKEY (real estate in Indianapolis, Ind) “now standing in the name of Annie W. STARKEY.” residue to Geraldine B. ARTHUR, Russell E. STARKEY, Victor E. STARKEY and Linda L. STARKEY, provided that if Linda has not reached 21 years, then her share to Victor E. SHARKEY as her guardian.

           Exr: survivor.  Alternate Charles M. SHERIDAN, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Lawrence M. BROWN.

           Codicil: date 6 Jan. 1961.  Names “our son” Victor E. STARKEY as alternate Exr.

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

MACKEY, Harry S., of Marion Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 31)

           Date” 10 Apr. 1945; prob 23 July 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Proof shows Ezra H. STEWART is deceased, and Ruth M. FIREY cannot be found.  Signed by Elizabeth L. MACKEY.

           Heirs: wife, Minnie E., or if deceased, “to our daughter, Elizabeth Louise MACKEY.”

           Exr: wife, Minnie E. MACKEY.

           Wits: Ezra H. STEWART, Ruth M. FIREY.
SCHROEDER
, Norbert F., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.              (WR “2” 32)

           Date: 4 Sept. 1957; prob. 27 July 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Evelyn N., or if deceased, “among such children of mine as survive me.  (Testamentary trusts created, First Bank & Trust Co., So. Bend, Ind., Trustee) trust terminates 21 years after death of last of following: Evelyn N. SCHROEDER Paul N. SCHROEDER, Dale W. SCHROEDER Kathryn M. SCHROEDER and Mary Beth SCHROEDER..and if no descendants, to the following: Father, Joseph F. SCHROEDER, Mother, Martha SCHROEDER, sister, Mrs. Charles (Ernestine) SEEMAN, sister Mrs.. Norbert (Alice) THOMSON, sister, Mrs. Victor (Evelyn) CHEROVSKY, sister Mrs. Lester (Dorothy) ENZ, brother,, Joseph P. SCHROEDER, Jr., mother-in-law, Marie KNOEDLER, brother-in-law, Elmer KNOEDLER...”

           Exr: First Bank & Trust Co., So. Bend, Ind.  “I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife as guardian of the person of any minor child of mine.”

           Wits: Annamae BARHAM, Edwin S. EHLERS, Warren A. DEAHL, all So. Bend, Ind.

 

PAYNE, Cora A. VanLue, 813 Monroe St., Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “2” 34)

           Date 1 Dec. 1949; prob. 5 Aug. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “I did on the 18th day of November, 1949, make, execute and deliver to Marvin VanLUE, my son, a deed (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.), and on the same date a deed to Marvin VanLUE as Trustee for Pauline VanLue COX, Robert VanLUE, Ruth VanLue McCLAIN, Jerry VanLUE and Jeane VanLue SMITH (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...to son, Vernon VanLUE...residue half to Marvin VanLUE, my son, and the other one-half to Helen WARD, Nellie SCOTT, Virgil VanLUE and Richard VanLUE, children and heirs of Vernon VanLUE...”

           Exr: son, Marvin VanLUE.

           Wits: Mrs. Emma J. TIPPY, Frank BRYANT.

           Codicil: date 8 Dec. 1959.  Names Charles SHERIDAN Alternate Exr.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Patricia KLINE.

 

COOPER, Harry O., of Miami Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 36)

           Date: 31 Dec. 1956; prob. 31 July 1964, Fulton Co. Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mary L., or if deceased, “to granddaughters, Judith BELCHER, Sue BELCHER, Linda COOPER Pat COOPER and Donna COOPER...” residue to daughter Virginia BELCHER and son, Donald COOPER

           Exr: wife, Mary L. COOPER.  If deceased, Wabash Valley Trust Co., Peru, Ind

           Wits: H.L. BAKER, O.N McCURRY
OLSON
, Elmer, of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “2” 37)

           Date: 27 Apr. 1964; prob. 5 Aug. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, William E. OLSON, 5747 So. Harvey, LaGrange Highlands, Ill...daughter Eleanor MAZURA, 7941 South Homan, Chicago, Ill...”or to their children..”

           Exr: son, William E. OLSON.

           Wits: Charles S. OVERMYER, RR #2, John J. DELWORTH, Jr., 112 E. 8Th St., Jackie S. EILER, RR#5, all Rochester, Ind.

 

BILYEW, Joseph Edward, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “2” 38)

           Date: 31 Dec. 1951; prob. 25 Aug. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Eva Mae...or if deceased, “the Executor shall take care of my youngest daughter Patty Lou BILYEW, until she shall reach the age of twenty-one” then after she reaches 21, “equally among the children.”

           Exr: Robert Lee BILYEW.

           Wits: W.M. HAWORTH, Fred STROMINGER, both Rochester, Ind.

 

YOUNG, Ethel Leota, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “2” 39)

           Date: 11 Apr. 1961; prob (----), Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Objection to Probate - 4 Sept 1964 - “decedent died in this county on September3, 1964, at which time she had her domicile herein...  That Leonard SLONAKER is decedent’s cousin and one of the heirs at Law...” signed, Leonard SLONAKER.

           Heirs: “to Charles Raymond BRUGH and his wife Alta BRUGH (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...Salvation Army...Rebecca Viola WILKINSON...residue to Charles Raymond BRUGH and his wife Alta BRUGH..”

           Exr: Charles Raymond BRUGH and his wife Alta BRUGH.

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Jean MATZKE.

 

REYNOLDS, Bloice, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 42)

           Date: 5 June, 1964; prob. 9 Sept. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Maude, or if deceased “unto my three children, namely Russell REYNOLDS, Donald REYNOLDS and Betty THOMAS, or surviving spouses...”

           Exr: wife, Maude REYNOLDS.  Alternate, Russell REYNOLDS.

           Wits: Richard M. RHODES, Pauline STALEY.

 

UMBERGER Sarah C., of Kosciusko Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 43)

           Date: 26 Feb. 1963; prob. 11 Sept. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my two sons, Lawrence E. UMBERGER, 419 S. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif, and James D. UMBERGER, 807 Monroe St., Rochester, Ind., and to my nephew, Ira Alan VALENTINE, Leesburg, Ind.”

           Exr: First National Bank, Warsaw, Ind.

           Wits: Charles R. BURNER, Helen B. DINNEEN.
BASTOW
, Marie, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “2” 44)

           Date: 16 Jan. 1964; prob. 12 Sept 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: brother, Paul SNEPP, 2443 Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Myers, Fla., or if deceased, “to his wife” Caryln SNEPP...Edith JACKSON, Fulton, Ind. “for kindness to the Snepp family...” Edythe HEMINGER, 1213 Monroe St., Rochester, Ind. “in appreciation...” Baptist Church, Fulton, Ind. “in memory of my late father...” Maurice T. HORTON, 1082 Windermire St., Indianapolis, Ind...Pearl ANGLE, 2259 College Ave., Indianapolis, Ind...India ESTLE, 14432 Beweley St., Santa Anna, Calif “for her thoughtfulness...:” residue “to my brother, Paul SNEPP, or if deceased, to Church of Christ, Rochester, Ind...

           Exr: Charles SHERIDAN.

           Wits: Faye WYSONG, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

GRUBE, Stella Z., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “2” 45)

           Date: 21 June 1961; prob. 14 Sept. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Nancy E. APPLEMAN...Marilyn Jean APPLEMAN...sister, Emma CARTER (real estate in Kewanna, Fulton Co., Ind.) or if deceased to her child or children...Prairie Grove Evangelical United Brethren Church, Fulton Co., Ind... residue, 1/3 to Kenneth APPLEMAN, Mary Elizabeth APPLEMAN, Marilyn Jean APPLEMAN, Nancy E. APPLEMAN and Carole Sue WALTERS...1/3 to John McKINSEY, Susan McKINSEY, Jeffery DOUGLAS, Gary DOUGLAS, Mark COOPER, Helen Slick SNYDER, Harlan McKINSEY and to Byron McKINSEY, Eldon Paul SLICK, Maria Lorene COOPER, James B. MILLICE and Judy Millice SCHUMACHER...and 1/3 to “the following named persons, who are relatives of my deceased husband,” Ferd R. GRUBE, Jennings GRUBE, Bertha GRUBE, Max GRUBE, Walter GRUBE, Carl GRUBE, Allen GRUBE, Elden GRUBE, Paul Ray GRUBE, Dorothy Grube LAVENGOOD, Betty May DUNLAP, Fred GREENWALD, Esther GREENWALD and Donna GREENWALD, and Rex GRUBE.

           Exr: Kenneth Edward APPLEMAN.

           Wits: W.O. OSBORN Gladys R. SNYDER.

 

KESSLER, Carl D., of Peru, Miami Co., Ind.          (WR “2” 48)

           Date: 14 Nov. 1960; prob. 16 Oct. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my grandchildren, the children of Evalin E. Kessler WESTCOTT and Edward WESTCOTT...residue to wife, Addie M. KESSLER, or if deceased, to daughter, Evalin E. Kessler WESTCOTT and son-in-law Edward M. WESTCOTT and to their children...”

           Exr: Addie M. KESSLER.

           Wits: Russell T. KEITH, Frank V. DICE.

 

OLMSTED, Trudie C., of Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “2” 50)

           Date: 29 Oct. 1963; prob. 10 Nov. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Charles...”to my beloved sons, Eldon ZABST, Marvin ZABST and Max ZABST (real estate in Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.)”

           Exr: husband, Charles OLMSTED.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Ralph V. JOHNSTON.
HUDKINS
, Edward T., of Union Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 52)

           Date: 28 Sept. 1960; prob 10 Nov. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Ethel R.

           Exr: wife, Ethel R. HUDKINS.

           Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Olive Jane HATHAWAY.

 

HECKER, William O., of Gary, Lake Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 53)

           Date: 28 Apr. 1960: prob. (----)

           Heirs: wife, Annie, or if deceased, “to my following named nephews: Harold William KARNER, Chesterton, Ind., Fred William HECKER, Calumet City, Ill., and Howard Ronald HECKER, Westfille, Ind.”

           Exr: wife, Annie HECKER.  Alternate, Gary Trust & Savings Bank, Gary, Ind.

           Wits: Janet WASHKO, Juanita OCHOA.

 

VanLUE, Orvan, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “2” 55)

           Date: 5 Dec. 1960; prob. 13 Oct 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mildred A., or if deceased, “to my beloved children, John Richard VanLUE, William Joseph VanLUE and Rebecca Sue VanLUE...”

           Exr: wife, Mildred VanLUE.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Charles C. CAMPBELL.

 

BLACKBURN, Jessie, of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR “2” 57)

           Date: 28 Jan. 1953; prob. 17 Nov. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “in making this will, is to carry out an agreeable understanding, between myself and my first husband, namely Harvey ROUDEBUSH, now deceased...I have since remarried to Henry Oscar BLACKBURN, and that he is now deceased as of April 13th 1946, having passed away at our home in Fulton, Ind...” to nephew, Jacob SMITH (real estate in Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.)...”note given me by Jacob SMITH and Lloyd SMITH be cancelled.” residue to Rosanna CAPER, Chicago, Ill..Genevieve and Annabel YOUNG, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

           Exr: Offa R. PICKERING, Twelve Mile, Ind.

           Wits: Henry A. GRIEST, Elsie HELMS.

 

BRADLEY, Lauren Henry and Goldie, h. & w., of Talma, Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “2” 58)

           Date: 30 Nov. 1963; prob. 17 Nov. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to our only child, Emma Mae KOTTERMAN...”

           Exr: (not named)

           Wits: Oscar R. BROWN, Mary J. BROWN.

           Notes Lauran H. BRADLEY, 66, died at 12:45 a.m. In his home at Talma after an illness of three years.  He had resided in Talma five years, moving there from Star City...born Aug. 16, 1898, in Peru...marriage was in 1923 to Goldie EBERLEY, who survives...The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind. Mon, Nov. 9, 1964.


HORN, Pearl J., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 59)

           Date: 22 Apr. 1961; prob. 24 Nov. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Fern AULT; George J. MILLER, Lillian BARGER; Mildred BOYD, Vivian JEDLICKA (bonds in lock box of Fern AULT); Barbara JEDLICKA, daughter of Vivian; Thomas (Tommy) JEDLICKA; Fulton E.U.B. Church, Fulton, Ind; Word of Life Fellowship, New York, N.Y; Billy Graham Hour of Decision; Society of Crippled Chldren of Indiana; Cancer Fund of Fulton Co., Ind.; residue to: Harold E. MILLER, Dale MILLER, Anna BLACKBURN, Robert MILLER, Barbara JEDLICKA, Debra JEDLICKA, Thomas (Tommy) JEDLICKA, Margaret Kay HARNER, Dana AULT and Carl David AULT...

           Exr: Miller AULT.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Patricia J. CLARY.

           Codicil #1: date 27 Aug. 1964.  “To my sister, Lillian BARGER”...residue to Miller AULT, Harold MILLER, Robert MILLER, Lillian Ann BLACKBURN and Lillian R. BARGER...”

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Francis L. BASTOW.

           Codicil # 2: date 6 Nov. 1964.  “To my sister, Lillian BARGER...I have stayed with (her) in her home for more than twelve years...”

           Wits George DEAMER, Jr., Francis L. BASTOW.

 

WYSONG, Sarah Faye, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 62)

           Date: 2 Apr. 1955; prob. 18 Dec. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my beloved children, Lloyd WYSONG, Jr., Merle Eugene WYSONG and Evelyn May CRABB...”

           Exr: Floyd M. CHRISTMAN.  Alternate, Glen ARMENTROUT.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Ildia CRIFFIELD.

 

DIELMAN, Franklin C., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “2” 64)

           Date: 1 July 1950; prob. 2 Jan. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Maude I. (ante-nuptial agreement dated Jan. 30, 1950)...son, John Howard DIELMAN (real estate in Liberty Twp., Fulton Co., Ind.) he to “pay to my daughter, Mildred Mae HANSEN and slso to my son, Robert F. DIELMAN...rsidue to my son, John Howard DIELMAN, my daughter, Mildred Mae HANSEN and my son, Robert F. DIELMAN...”

           Exr: son, John Howard DIELMAN.

           Wits: Hiram G. MILLER, Faye WRIGHT.

 

ROBBINS, Samuel E.           (WR “2” 67)

           Date: 24 Sept. 1959; prob. 14 Jan. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Wanda Louise ROBBINS, and if not of age, Harry L. SCOTT to be her guardian...

           Exr: Harry L. SCOTT.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Lawrence M. BROWN.
WARD
, Bert, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “2” 68)

           Date: 6 Mar. 1964: prob. 14 Jan. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mary (stock and fixtures of Western Auto Store in Rochester, Fulton co., Ind.) but if she remarries, then “to my grandnephew, Donald WHITCHER and his wife, Virginia...residue to wife, Mary WARD, but if she remarries, then to LeRoy C. Shelton Post #36, Rochester, Ind., its Auxilliary, Rochester, Ind. and La Societe des 40 hommes et 8 Chevaux, Voiture Locale #729, Logansport, Ind...or if she is deceased, “to my grandnephew, Donald WHITCHER and his wife, Virginia, if he be operating the Western Auto store...”

           Exr: wife, Mary WARD.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Billie Mae MUSSELMAN.

 

PEPPER, Betsy, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 70)

           Date: 14 Dec. 1954; prob. 19 Jan. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister, Nancy GANGWER; Floyd MARRS; Paul MARRS, Carry Elizabeth MARRS...”the last three mentioned are children of my brother, Samuel MARRS...”

           Burial: Fletchers Lake Cemetery, “for perpetual care on my lot...”

           Exr: Lawrence HENDRICKSON

           Wits: Gene DITMIRE, Marie DITMIRE

 

SOWERS, Ethel        (WR “2” 71)

           Date: 13 May, 1964; prob. 20 Feb. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: Eileen SOWERS, Virginia WALLACE, Helen OBENCHAIN, Kenneth SOWERS Helen RODENBECK, Mary Emma BAKER, Howard SOWERS, Wayne SOWERS, Eddie SOWERS, Marjorie GUILKEY, Caroline SUMNER, Evelyn McGILL and Mary Ellen CREEK...residue “to my sister, Goldie CREEK, or if deceased, to my niece Pauline VanMETER...”

           Exr: niece, Pauline VanMETER.

           Wits: Norma L. PHILLIPS, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

CARTER, Alpha L. “Alf”, of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “2” 72)

           Date: 20 Apr. 1960: prob. 20 Mar. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to Carter WILSON and Sueann WILSON, whose father for a number of years was a member of my household...to Roy Dean ROBINSON, whose father my wife and I reared from childhood untl his marriage...and I give and bequeath to Letha WRIGHT, who with her husband has resided with me since the death of my wife...” residue to Voris J. ROBINSON and Letha WRIGHT...

           Exr: Letha WRIGHT and “my friend,” Jesse A. BROWN, act as my attorney...”

           Wits: Imogene WASHBURN, Calvin L. BRAMAN.
GUYER
, Charles Lamont, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “2” 73)

           Date: 24 July 1964; prob. 26 Mar. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “amongst my six children, namely:; Mary OVERMYER, Harvey GUYER, Florence PARTRIDGE, Delbert GUYER, Marjorie KISTLER and Norma Lee WHALEN...”

           Exr: son-in-law, Harry OVERMYER, Jr.

           Wits: Kathryn L. SPICE, William H. DENISTON.

 

SMITH, Myra P., of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “2” 74)

           Date: 12 Jan. 1963; prob. 23 Mar. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Jane MILLER (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue in trust for “my grandchildren, namely, Robert Brooks FOELLINGER, David Bishop FOELLIGER and Julie Arlene MILLER..”

           Exr: First Bank & Trust co., So. Bend, Ind.  (also namd as Trustee)

           Wits: Billie Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

HIZER, Eyda, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 81)

           Date: 3 May 1962; prob 11 May 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “I have five children: Florence KOEBIKE, Lucerne Ind, Violet ARCHER, So. Bend, Ind., Roland C. HIZER, Kewanna, Ind, Donald HIZER, Kewanna, Ind., Earl J. HIZER, Logansport, Ind...(real estate in Grass Creek, Fulton Co., Ind.) to son, Earl...also (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.) life estate to son Earl, remainder to “Virginia Lynn HIZER and William Joseph HIZER, my grandchildre, the children of Earl J. HIZER, by his second and present wife...residue to my five above-named children...”

           Exr: son, Donald HIZER.  (He also as Trustee or Guardian if necessary)

           Wits: Jennifer WALLACE, J.T. HILLIS.

 

OVERMYER, Alpha Marion, of Fulton Co., Ind.   (WR “2” 83)

           Date 2 Apr. 1952; prob. 24 Mar. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Ruth Zethel OVERMYER.

           Exr: wife, Ruth Zethel OVERMYER.  Alternate, “proving he is of legal age, my son, “James Lee OVERMYER.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY Kathryn L. SPICE.

 

ROSS, George T. and Blanche M., h. & w, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.

WR “2” 84)

           Date: 25 Oct. 1963; prob. 14 May 1965, Fulton Co, Ind.

           Notes: George T. ROSS, 1884-1965; Blanche M. ROSS,1885- (no d.d.) Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol.4, by Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, p. 199.

           Heirs to Jean Weaver DWYER, daughter of Mrs. Honor WEAVER...to Gordon E. WEAVER, son of Mrs. Honor WEAVER...residue to Mrs. Honor WEAVER, 716-1/2 West Glenoaks, Glendale, Calf.

           Burial: “in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana, in places already provided for us...”

           Exr: survivor, or alternate Honor WEAVER and Lawrence M. BROWN.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Billie Mae MUSSELMAN

BROWN Theodore W.          (WR “2” 86)

           Date: 1 June, 1959; prob. 24 May 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Georgia R.

           Exr: wife, Georgia R. BROWN.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

SHONK, Ralph C., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “2” 87)

           Date: 30 June 1964; prob. 8 June 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Judy Ann SHONK, or if deceased, “to my beloved son, John W. SHONK, or if deceased, to my beloved daugher June CAVENDER and my grandson Bill SHONK, a son of my deceased son, Harold SHONK...”

           Exr: daughter, Judy Ann SHONK.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, James JACKSON.

 

HAZELBUSCH, Josephine, of Fulton Co., Ind.      (WR “2” 89)

           Date: 14 Oct.1964; prob. 21 June 1965, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: friend, Rose BODNAR, or if decesed, “to my friend, Ruth MYERS...” residue to: sister, Sophia POPE, sister-in-law Minnie BRINKER, nephew William POPE, niece, Rosemary HLUSKA, niece, Betty WRONSKI, niece, Francine GIAMMAIMO, nephew, Mike POPE...

           Exr: nephew, William POPE and Junior GOOD.  Alternate, Ernest BONINE                                 Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Hazel PALMER.

 

MYERS, Lowell L., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 91)

           Date: 1 May 1965; prob. 12 Aug. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Jessie May, (real estate) or if deceased “to my nephew, Ray MYERS and to Martha SMITH, Janet Sue SMITH and Joan HOFFMAN, nieces of my said wife...”

           Exr: Ray MYERS and Martha SMITH.

           Wits: K. Stuart GAST, Lucile G. ALLEN.

 

HARTMAN, Clell, of Nappanee, Elkhart Co., Ind (WR “2” 92)

           Date: 13 Sept. 1952; prob. 12 Aug. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Hers: wife, Marie J. or if deceased, “to my children”

           Exr: Clell HARTMAN, Jr., of Nappanee, Ind.

           Wits: Joseph W. KINDIG, Cora E. RUFF, both Nappanee, Ind.

 

SKIDMORE, Albert, of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “2” 93)

           Date: 25 Aug. 1964; prob. 7 Sept. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my first wife, Carrie Alice SKIDMORE is deceased, and that my present wife, Ferrol SKIDMORE, is my second wife...and I entered into a prenuptial contract on 6-13-50.” son, William SKIDORE...son, Victor SKIDMORE...”amount still owed to Dr. Dean K. STINSON for medical services for my deceased son, Forrest SKIDMORE...residue “to my children living at the time this will is executed, Henry SKIDMORE, Victor SKIDORE, William SKIDMORE and Noren BAILEY.”

           Exr: son, Henry SKIDMORE

           Wits: Paul J. TROYER Jean C. TOMBAUGH, both Rochester, Ind.

HILL, Lyman, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 95)

           Date: 8 June 1957; prob. 9 Sept. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs wife, Mabel Amanda (life estate)...”my wife and I have had eight children, all of whom are now surviving except our first child, Donald Eugene HILL, born March 9, 1908, but who died April 1, 1945.  Donald left surviving him a son, Victor Eugene HILL; second child, Warren Charles HILL, born April 6, 1910.  He and his wife have two children...; third child, Marjorie Hill WORKING, born June 21, 1913.  She has four children...; fourth child, Mildred Bernice DIETERLE, born Mar. 12, 1916.  She has two children...; fifth child, David Chaloner HILL, born Jan.30, 1918.  He has two children...; sixth child, Charlotte Louise Hill MYERS, born Sept.24, 1922.  She has three children...;seventh child, Dorothy Maxine Hill HUFFMAN, born Oc5. 5, 1924.  She has three children...; eighth child, Donna Marie HILL, born June 18, 1931, and is not married...” Son, David, to have first opportuity “to buy the farm.”

           Exr: wife, Mabel Amanda HILL.  Alternate, son, David and daughter, Donna.

           Wits: Audrey L. SHAFER, J.T. HILLIS.

 

BRUBAKER John W., of Rochester Fulton Co., Indl.        (WR “2“ 99)

           Date: 8 Oct. 1959; prob. 9 Sept. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Joel Jackson BRUBAKER...son-in-law, Isaac HOLMES...

           Exr: Charles M. SHERIDAN, “and that he consult with my brother, Frederick BRUBAKER...”

           Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

CLAYBURN, Fred E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “2” 100)

           Date: 18 Dec. 1959; prob. 13 Sept. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind

           Heirs: brother, Edward CLAYBURN, or if deceased, “between his four children, Oliver F. CLAYBURN, Duane CLAYBURN, Josephine CLAYBURN and William CLAYBURN; nephew, Russell PRATT (part to be used “on the Clayburn plot in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery” Rochester, Ind.); niece, Roxy HOTT; niece, Metea HOOVER niece, Freda FREDERICHS; grand-nephew, Kenneth PRATT; grand-niece, Rita ELLIS; niece, Ruby RANS...”

           Exr: Russell PRATT.

           Wits: Marjorie WITMEYER, Chas. M. SHERIDAN, Ernest D. BONINE, all Rochester, Ind.

 

EATON, Mary, of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “2” 102)

           Date: 1 May 1953; prob. 27 Aug. 1965, Racine Co., Wisc.

           Notes: “died a resident of Racine County, State of Wisconsin on the 13 day of March, 1965...”

           Heirs: to my sister and her husband, Anna BREWER and Fred J. BREWER, or if deceased, to their children, Burton BREWER and James BREWER...”

           Exr: Charles M. SHERIDAN.

           Wits: Lawrence M. BROWN, Jesse A. BROWN.
YOUNG
, Ethel Leota, of Fulto Co., Ind.      (WR “2” 105)

           Date: 11 Apr. 1961; prob. 4 Sept. 1964, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Proof shows “departed this life in Fulton County, Indiana on September 3, 1964...”

           Heirs: “to Charles Raymond BRUGH and his wife Alta BRUGH (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...Salvation Army...to Rebecca Viola WILKINSON...residue to Charles Raymond BRUGH and his wife Alta BRUGH...”

           Exr: Charles Raymond BRUGH and his wife Alta BRUGH

           Wits: Charles C. CAMPBELL, Jean MATZKE.

 

DITMIRE Ralph W., of Fulton Co., Ind.     (WR “2” 107)

           Date: 17 My 1960; prob. 26 July 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “business and property owned and operated by Marie V. DITMIRE and myself as partners, to my wife, Sylvia M. DITMIRE..for the best interest of our daughter, Virginia L. DITMIRE...”

           Exr: wife, Sylvia M. DITMIRE.

           Wits: Billy Mae MUSSELMAN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

SMOKER, Charley, of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 108)

           Date: 21 Mar 1938; prob 27 Aug. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Tressie (real estate) life estate remainder “to my children, viz: Goldie FERREE, Mildred CLARK, Margaret SLAYBAUGH, Blanche SWICK, Thelma KUHN and Doin SMOKER...”

           Exr: Hubbard D. STONER,

           Wits: Loder L. PATTERSON, Willodeaa BALL.

           Codicil: date 4 Aub. 1948.  Names son, Doin SMOKER, Exr.

           Wits: A.M. PRICE, Jr, Willodean BALL.

 

BAKER, Bess B., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 110)

           Date: 11 Dec. 1950; prob. 11 Oct. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Proof shows Daniel S. PERRY is now deceased and Roberta SHERIDAN is out of the state.  Signed by Charles M. SHERIDAN

           Heirs: cousin, Margaret Becker LINN (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., lInd)...First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, Ind...residue “to my cousin, Margaret Becker LINN...”

           Exr: Margaret Becker LINN.

           Wits: Roberta SHERIDAN Daniel S. PERRY.

 

BICKEL, Zeana, of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “2” 112)

           Date: 14 Dec. 1950; prob. 19 Oct. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my children, Grethel BUNNELL, Cyrenius BICKEL and Palmer BICKEL...”

           Exr: “my three children..”

           Wits: Russel J. WILDMAN, Rosetta BURNS.
NEFF
, Roy C., of Fulton co., Ind.     (WR “2” 113)

           Date: 23 Apr. 1963; prob. 30 Oct, 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: sister, Lena COE...sister, Tona HOUSTON...residue to Hilda McCLISH...

           Exr: Charles SHERIDAN.

           Wits: Betty Lou NICODEUS, 600 Indiana Avenue, Ernest D. BONINE, 330 W. 11th St., both Rochester, Ind.

 

SIBERT, Kent B., of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “2” 114)

           Date: 22 Feb. 1961; prob. 17 Nov. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Carrie Leona SIBERT, or if deceased, “unto my children..”

           Exr: daughter, Francis H. MILLS and son, Emerson Porter SIBERT.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Patricia KLINE, both Rochester, Ind.

 

MILLER, Edith Melissa Drudge, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “2” 115)

           Date: 19 Aug. 1961; prob 29 Nov. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: to Leonard BEIGH and Helen BEIGH, husband and wife, Kosciusko Co., Ind. (Real estate in Kosciusko, Co., Ind.)...”unto my nephew,” Kenneth Dean HALDEMAN and Bessie HALDEMAN, husband and wife (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...”unto my nephew,” Charles N. BERRY, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio...to Nichols Cemetery for upkeep..residue to nephew, Kenneth Dean HALDEMAN and Bessie HALDEMAN, “his wife.”

           Exr: Charles SHERIDAN, Rochester, Ind.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Patricia BAILEY, both Rochester, Ind.

 

ALSPACH, Lela, of Fulton Co., Ind.           (WR “2” 117)

           Date: 12 Apr. 1963; prob. 12 Nov. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, William H....residue “to my daughter, Bernice MURPHY, or if deceased, to my granddaughter, Marlene TUCK...”

           Exr: daughter, Bernice MURPHY.

           Wits: Clarence BERKSHIRE, Russel J. WILDMAN.

 

EWING, Grace I., of Fulton Co., Ind.,         (WR “2” 118)

           Date: 28 July 1964; prob. 7 Dec. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “to my nieces, Georgia Belle NYLAND and Frances ADAMSON...” or if Frances is deceased, to Teri Lynn ADAMSON “to be used by him for a college education...” residue in trust, American Fletcher National Bank & Trust Co., Indianapolis, Trustee, for niece, Frances ADAMSON and niece, Georgia Belle NYLAND, or if either is deceased, to Indiana University Foundation...

           Buried: Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, Ind. to conduct funeral.

           Exr: niece, Georgia Belle NYLAND.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Jesse A. BROWN.
COPLEN
, Milo K., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.  (WR “2” 121)

           Date: 21 Oct. 1959; prob. 10 Dec. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Mary C...daughter, Carolyn J. HOOKER (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.)...son, Porter F. COPLEN...residue to son, Porter F. COPLEN and daughter, Carolyn J. HOOKER.

           Exr: wife, Mary C. COPLEN.

           Wits: Kathryn L. SPICE, William H. DENISTON.

 

ZIMMERMAN, Mabel Alcesta, of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “2” 123)

           Date: 9 Mar. 1957; prob. 10 Dec. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: granddaughter, Monna Jo CHEVRE “who now resides with me...” daughter, Wilma Pauline McKINNEY...son, Robert Byron ZIMMERMAN...son, William Ralph ZIMMERMAN (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind. already conveyed to him)....residue, “unto my children” Nina Ruth WAECHTER, Norman Dale ZIMMERMAN, Lura Lenore KIRKENDALL, Wilma Pauline McKINNEY, Robert Byron ZIMMERMAN Willam Ralph ZIMMERMAN and Anita Jane SAMUELSON..

           Exr: sons, Norman Dale ZIMMERMAN and William Ralph ZIMMERMAN.

           Wits: William L. MORRIS, Joyce L. BRIGGS.

 

WAGONER, Hulda M., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 125)

           Date: 14 Dec. 1959; prob. 29 Dec. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Anna A. WAGONER...residue to daughter, Anna A. WAGONER, son Franklin S. WAGONER, son Herman C. WAGONER, son William L. WAGONER and to Dennis Edward WAGONER and Barbara Joan WAGONER, “children of my deceased son,” Edward M. WAGONER...granddaughter, Betty Joan (WAGONER?) “is receiving her interest in my said husband’s estate...”

           Exr: Howard WERTZBERGER.

           Wits: Jesse A. BROWN, Lawrence M. BROWN.

 

TROUT, John Wilson, “commonly known as Wilson TROUT,” Fulton Co., Ind.

(WR “2” 127)

           Date: 17 Apr. 1963; prob. 29 Dec. 1965, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: granddaughter, Judy RIGNEY...granddaughter, Sarah LEININGER...grandson, Philip TROUT...son, Murrel TROUT (real estate in Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.,), niece, Lillie WHEADON, has right to live in said home...

           Exr: son, Murrel TROUT.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Hazel B. PALMER.
IRELAN
, Charles J., of Akron, Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 129)

           Date: 20 Oct. 1955; prob. 31 Dec. 1965, Flton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Helen J....”confidence in my wife in that she shall provide for” daughter, Nancy Anne IRELAN...

           Exr: wife, Helen J. IRELAN.

           Wits: Neil V. KUHN, Jean L. KUHN.

 

EYTCHESON, Otha, of Fulton, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 130)

           Date: 31 Mar. 1950, prob. 3 Jan. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs wife, May R., or if deceased “to my son, Robert Lee EYTCHESON...to my daughter by a former marriage, Marie BURTON...”

           Exr: wife, May R. EYTCHESON, Alternate, son Robert Lee EYTCHESON.

           Wits: Donald D. ONEILL, Mary WITHROW.

 

RATLIFF, Lewis, of Fulton Co., Ind.          (WR “2” 131)

           Date: 6 July 1963; prob. 11 Jan. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Eula May, or if deceased to: grandson, Kenneth RATLIFF, Wanda Mae RATLIFF, Ronald Lee RATLIFF and George Arthur RATLIFF...residue “unto my four daughters,” Ruth H. VanLUE, Arma Lea ECKERT, Mable I. MOORE and Edna B. SHOEMAKER...”I have intentionally omitted all persons not specifically mentioned.”

           Note: Lewis RATLIFF died Oct. 14, 1965.  The News-Sentinel, Friday, Oct. 15, 1965.

           Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

           Wits: Harold GRONINGER Sue Mitchell MURPHY, both, Akron, Ind.

 

RATLIFF, Eula May, of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 133)

           Date 6 July 1963; prob. 11 Jan. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Lewis (raal estate), or if deceased, to: grandson, Kenneth RATLIFF, Wanda Mae RATLIFF, Ronald Lee RATLIFF and George Arthur RATLIFF...residue “unto my four daughters,” Ruth H. VanLUE, Arma Lea ECKERT, Mable I. MOORE and Edna B. SHOEMAKER...”I have intentionally omitted all persons not specifically mentioned...”

           Note: Eula RATLIFF died Dec. 16, 1965.  The News-Sentinel, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1965.

           Exr: Akron Exchange State Bank, Akron, Ind.

           Wits: Harold GRONINGER, Sue Mitchell MURPHY.

 

TAYLOR, Orbra H., of 915 Pontiac St., Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.         (WR “2” 136)

           Date: 25 Nov. 1964; prob. 4 Feb. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Cleo S....daughter, Mary T. BAILEY, of Beach Grove, Ind....daughter-in-law, Betty TAYLOR, widow of “my son,” Robert H. TAYLOR, of Anderson, Ind.

           Exr: wife, Cleo S. TAYLOR.  Alternate daughter, Mary T. BAILEY and daughter-in-law, Betty TAYLOR.

           Wits John J. DELWORTH, Jr., 112 E. Eighth St., Jackie S. EILER, RR #5, both Rochester, Ind.
TROUTMAN
, Hal Park, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 137)

           Date: 20 Sept. 1955; prob. 21 Feb. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Elizabeth E., life estate, remainder “to my beloved children, Dennis A. TROUTMAN, Mary Elizabeth TROIUTMAN, Omer B. TROUTMAN, Joseph E. TROUTMAN and Charles E. TROUTMAN...”

           Exr: son, Dennis A. TROUTMAN.  Alternate, daughter, Mary Elizabeth TROUTMAN.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, Ildia CRIFFIELD.

 

CAMPBELL, Grace E., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “2” 139)

           Date: 1 July 1958; prob. 2 Mar. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: husband, Charles C., or if deceased, to son, J. Murray McCARTY and granddaughter, Zanna DANIELS...

           Exr: husband, Charles C. CAMPBELL.

           Wits: Cecil McCROSKY, Frances RESER.

 

BURNS, Robert E., of Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “2” 140)

           Date: 24 Apr. 1963; prob. 14 Mar. 1966 Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: son, Robert Richard BURNS (real estate in Fulton Co., Ind.)...residue “to my beloved daughters, Dorothy Ann MILLER, Mary Jo BEAN, Doris June LUEY, Carolyn Rose RUNKLE and Shirley Jean NAUGHLE...”

           Exr: son, Robert Richard BURNS, and friend, Howard R. WERTSBERGER.

           Wits: J. Murray McCARTY, G.A. SKERSICK.

 

CLARK, Eli D., of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 142)

           Date: 20 July 1960; prob. 2 Apr. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Maude, or if deceased, “unto my children, George CLARK, Melvin CLARK, Everett CLARK, Pauline SHOEMAKER, Ollie MILLER, and the children of my deceased son, Ruel CLARK...”

           Exrs: sons, George CLARK and Melvin CLARK.

           Wits: A.M. PRICE, Jr, William E. HANSON both Akron, Ind.

 

MILLER, Otto O., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 144)

           Date: 21 Apr. 1950; prob 25 Apr. 1966, Fulton Co., Id.

           Heirs: wife, Gertrude A.

           Exr: wife, Gertrude A. MILLER.

           Wits: Roberta SHERIDAN Daniel S. PERRY.
MILLER
, Frank E. and Jennie M., h. & w., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 145)

           Date: 20 Apr. 1965; prob. 26 Apr. 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Notes: Mrs. Jennie May MILLER, 90, R.R. 5, Rochester, died at her home at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday...born May 16, 1886, in Kewanna...married Dec. 13, 1902 in Rochester to Frank E. MILLER, who died in 1966...The Sentinel, Rochester, Ind. Wed., Nov 10, 1976.

           Heirs: son, Erwood E. MILLER; daughter, Esther B. KESLER; daughter, Dorothy M. COX; son, Everett D. MILLER, daughter, Edna F. LESSARD; grandchildren, Bobby Jack MILLER and Peggy VADER, “children of our deceased son,” Clarence W. MILLER...

           Exr: daughters, Esther B. KESLER and Dorothy M. COX.

           Wits: Dolores L. SRIVER, Robert E. LANCASTER.

           Codicil: date 6 Apr. 1966.  “My husband, Frank E. MILLER, is very ill and unable to execte this codicil...executed only to clarify, and is in response to the desire of my husband...”

           Wits: Robert E. LANCASTER, George DEAMER, Jr.

 

McMAHAN, Hugh G., of Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind.        (WR “2” 148)

           Date: 26 Oct. 1965; prob. 4 May 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my two children,” daughter, Eva DELANEY and son, H. Emerson McMAHAN, or if he is deeased, “unto his wife, Mildred McMAHAN..prenuptial contract and agreement with my wife, Frances E. McMAHAN...”

           Exr: H. Emerson McMAHAN and Eva DELANEY.

           Wits: Kathryn L. SPICE, William H. DENISTON.

 

CASTLEMAN Olin W., of Fulton Co., Ind.            (WR “2” 149)

           Date: 11 Sept. 1964; prob. 5 May 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Minnie, residue “to my children and grandchildren, namely: Zoa COUCH, Mildred HAMBLIN, Curtis CASTLEMAN, Cordell CASTLEMAN, Rochell CASTLEMAN, Oran CASTLEMAN, Twila WAGONER, Coleta COUCH and Finley COUCH...”

           Exrs: Clyde R. CASTLEMAN and Vernon CASTLEMAN.

           Wits: Olive Jane HATHAWAY, Jesse A. BROWN.

 

RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Ernest G., of Fulton Co., Ind.       (WR “2” 151)

           Date: 26 Nov. 1962, prob. 5 May 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: wife, Orpha Glen, or if deceased, “to my daughter-in-law, Nellie RIEMENSCHNEIDER, and her children, my granddaughters, Doneta RENTSCHLER and Neva FIELDS...”

           Exr: wife, Orpha Glen RIEMENSCHNEIDER.

           Wits: George DEAMER, Jr., Doris DEAMER, Dolores L. SRIVER.
SCHWARTZ
, William C., of Chicago, Cook Co., Ill.           (WR “2” 152)

           Date: 4 Feb. 1958; prob. 30 Mar. 1965, Cook Co., Ill.

           Notes: Proof shows “died on February 12th, 1965, a resident of the County of Cook and State of Illiois.”

           Survivors: brother, Albert SCHWARZ, married to Hedwig SCHWARZ. and sister. Alma HECKT.

           Heirs: sister, Alma HECKT, of Germany...brother, Albert SCHWARZ...

           Exr: John F. SCHELP, Chicago, Ill.  Alternate, Marvin MOERBECK, Chicago, Ill. or Leonard MARTIN, Monterey, Ind.

           Wits: Jennis KIRBY, 9332 S Ada, Mrs. Sophia SCHELP, 15 E. 101st Pl., Abel J. DeHAAN, 536 E. 88Th St., all Chicago, Ill.

 

JOHNSTON, Coa Fern, of Fulton Co., Ind.             (WR “2” 155)

           Date: (--) Apr. 1945; prob. 7 June 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: daughter, Eugenia Johnston MATTIX, or if deceased “to the children of my daughter, Eugenia Johnston MATTIX.”

           Exr: daughter, Eugenia Johnston MATTIX.

           Wits: Oren E. REDDICK, 1503 S. Main, Augusta M. REDDICK, 1503 S. Main, both Rochester, Ind.

 

STOCKBERGER, Emma L., of Fulton Co., Ind.    (WR “2” 156)

           Date: 5 Mar. 1948; prob. 13 June 1966, Fulton Co., Ind.

           Heirs: “my three children Kenneth S. STOCKBERGER, Marjorie CONRAD and Harold I. STOCKBERGER (real estate, option to purchase given to Marjorie CONRAD)”

           Exr: daughter, Marjorie CONRAD.

           Wits: W.O. OSBORN, Charlotte JUNG.