In the Name of God – Amen.

I William Baahlmann of the Town of Lookingglass County of Clinton and State of Illinois, being of sound mind and memory, do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament to wit.

First: All my first debts and funeral Expenses shall be first fully paid.

Second: I give the one half part of my Thresh machin Straw Staker and Star tractior ?????? to Herman Baahlmann my son, and the said Herman Baahlmann shall have possession of said good, above named, on the first day of May 1893.

Third: I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate, both real and personal, to my beloved wife Mary Baahlmann to have, to hold to her my said wife and to her heirs and assigns forever.

Fourth: I nominate and appoint my said wife Mary Baahlmann, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of August AD 1892.

William Baahlmann {seal

Signed sealed published and declared as and, for his last Will and Testament by the above named Testor in our presence, who have at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other signed our names as witnesses thereto.

H. Eilermann of Lookingglass

E. Huegen of Lookingglass

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Fred Frankle J.P.

Transcribed by Melody Reissen 27 May 2003 from Family History Center microfilm # 1007839 Clinton County Wills 1857-1914 Vol. A-C

NOTE: Typed as written and may contain spelling and/or grammatical errors.