. I, Joseph Hoffman, a resident of Martin County, Indiana, being of sound and|
disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will
and testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills by me made:
Item One: I direct my executors hereinafter named, as soon after my death as possible, to pay all of my just debts including therein all expenses of my last sickness and burial.
Item Two: I give to my beloved wife Barbara Hoffman, all of my personal property money and bonds, the same to be hers absolutely.
Item Three: I hereby devise to my beloved wife, Barbara Hoffman, for and during the period of her natural life, all the real estate which I own and described as follows: The south half of west fractional section No. Ten (10) in township One (1) North of range Four (4) west, containing about two hundred twenty. acres; also Lot No. Two (2) of west fractional section Fifteen (15) of township one (1) North of range four (4) west, containing slity-slx and eighty-hundredths (66.80) acres, more particularly described as the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter and that part of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter, lying west of White River; also Lot No. five (5) of said section fifteen (15) of the township and range aforesaid containing fifty-four and twelve-hundredths (54.12) acres and more particularly described as all of that part of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter and of the southwest quarter of the north east quarter of said section, lying west of White River
Item Three: I devise the fee-simple title in the real estate described in Item three hereof to my beloved sons, Charles J. Hoffman and Henry J. Hoffman, subject however to the life estate of their mother Barbara Hoffman.
Item Four: I hereby appoint my beloved son Henry J. Hoffman and my beloved son Charles J. Hoffman as executors of this my last will and testament, and if either shall fail to qualify as such then the one qualifying shall be sole executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and seal this 27th. day of January, 1923.
Joseph Hoffman. (SEAL)
Signed sealed and acknowledged by the said testator, Joseph Hoffman, as and for his last will and testament In our presence, who, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses.
Gustave M. Risacher
Orvllle W. Hubbard.
(PROOF OF PROBATE OF WILL)
STATE OF INDIANA MARTIN COUNTY, SS:
Before me, ShermAn McPherson, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Orvllle W. Hubbard, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Joseph Hoffman, late of Martin county, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on oath says that he was 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 requested affiant and Gustave M. Risacher 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. Affiant further says that said decedent departed this life on the 25th. day of November, 1923.
Orvllle W. Hubbard.Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 10th. day of December, 1923.
Sheman UcPherson, Clerk.STATE OF INDIANA, MARTIN COUNTY SS:
I, Sherman McPherson, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court do hereby certify that the above and foregoing last will and testament of Joseph Hoffman, late of Martin County, State of Indiana, deceased, was this day duly admitted to probate and record, and the proof thereof duly made
by Orvllle W. Hubbard, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, which said will, together with such proof, have been duly recorded In record of Wills No "C", Page 483, in this office.
WITNESS my name and the seal of said Court, this 10th. day of December, 1923.
Sherman McPhurson, Clerk.