Frederick Hacker
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Page 517 

Last Will and Testament of Frederick Hacker

 I, Frederick Hacker, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make my last will and testament. Hereby revoking and cancelling any will or device heretofore by me made.


            I will and direct that as soon after my death as it can be done by my executor that all my just debts, and funeral expenses by paid.


            Remembering, the faithfulness and loving care and help that my beloved wife Anna Hacker has all along during our married life given me, and being mindful of her love and affection for each and all of our children, and having complete confidence in her justness and fairness to each of said children, which said children are John Conrad Hacker, Margareite Goler, David Hacker, Mary Neukam, Sophia Kreitzer, Anna K. Hacker, and Zenobia Harker, I will and give to my said wife Anna Hacker, all property that I may die seized of, both personal, reel [sic] and mixed, to have and to hold in her own right, and to do with as she may see fit.


I further will and direct that my beloved wife Anna Hacker, be appointed executor to execute this will, and that she be not required as is provided by law to give bond as such executor.

                                     Dated at Shoals, Indiana, this the 13th day of June, 1923.

                                                                                    Frederick Hacker.

 Signed in our presence, and we signed this will in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other. And we further state that the testator declared the above will to be his last will and testament in our presence and hearing, and requested us to sign said will as attesting witness. This the 13th day of June, 1923.

                                    Fabius Gwin,               Simon Hacker.

 State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:
            Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Simon Hacker and Fabius Gwin, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Frederick Hacker late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath say that they were present at the execution of said last will; that the same was duly executed, that at the time of the execution thereof, said testator was of full age to devise his property, of sound mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint, that said testator requires them to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                                                                         Simon Hacker,
                                                                          Fabius Gwin,

                                     Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 9 day of November, 1925.

                                                                          Elmer Harding, Clerk