Last Will and Testament of Gesina HUEGEN deceased
June 27th 1886.
I, Gesina Huegen, being in good sound mind yet do bequeath my property consisting of money clothes and bedding as follows
1st $50.00 for masses after my death;
2nd for the neccessary funeral expenses all that is required;
3d then as much as is needed for a good cross on my grave;
4th $25.00 for Mary A. KNOEPKPER in Breese Ill.
5th $25.00 Anna M. SISTER in Aviston Ill.
6th the remainder to Mary Anna Meyer.
7th my bed and bedding to Mary Anna Meyer,
8th my clothes to Mary A. KNOEPKER and Mary Anna MEYER in equal shares.
Gesina (her mark) Huegen
Henry WINKELER} Wittnesses
John SANTEL }
In the County Court of said County }
In Probate August Term, A.D. 1886}
Personally Appeared in open Court Henry Winkeler and John Santel subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Gesina Huegen late of Clinton County, deceased, who, being duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, each for himself, that they subscribed their names to the foregoing instrument as the attesting witnesses at the request of said Testatrix and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, on the 27th day of June 1886, That she said Gesina Huegen then and there subscribed her name thereto in their presence and declared the same to be her last Will and Testament; and that the said Testatrix at the time of executing the same as aforesaid was of full age; of sound mind and memory, and under no constraint.
Subscribed and sworn to in open } Henry Winkeler
court this 5th day of August A.D. 1886} John Santel
Louis Elwang County Clerk }
filed Aug 5th 1886
Louis Elwang Co Clk
Note: Some words are transcribed with obvious errors. I did not change spelling or grammatical errors from the original version.
Transcribed by Melody Reissen
From Family History Center Microfilm # 1007839 - Wills v. A-C 1857-1914