|I, Benjamine G. Hotz, do make and publish this my last
will and testament.
Item 1. I ask or demand that my legal debts including the last doctor's bill, and untaker bill be payed.
Item 2. I give and devise to my beloved wife Emily Hotz, all of my property that I may own at my death Including all of my Realestat and personal proparty; to have and hold too own or sell as she may deem best . After her death all that my be left of our property to be divided between our heirs, Alfred Hotz, Dora Lyon, Rosa Grafton, Lizzie Seals, Herman Hotz, to be divided equally among all af the above named heirs ezespt Letha Legg who shall have fifty 50.00 dollars and to share equally with all the other heirs in the dividing of the bedding and bead clothes.
If my said wife should not survive me, then I devise and bequeath the property aforesald to all of my aboved named heirs.
Item 3, I do hereby nominate and appolnt my wife Etnlly Hotz, as my Executrix.
Item 4, I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
In testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2 day of March, In the year 1923.
Benjamlne G. Hotz. (Seal).Signed and acknowledged by said
Benjamine Hotz, as his last
will and testament in our
presence; and signed by us
in his presence and in each others presence.
Witness Frank C. Haines.
Witness Lizzie C. Haines.
PROBATE OF will:
State of Indiana, SS.
Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martlh Circuit Court, personally came Lizzie C. Haines, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Benjamlne 8. Hotz, late of Martin County, Indiana, deceased, and being duly sworn on her oath says that she was present at the execution of said last will; that thesame 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 caerelon or restraint, that said testator requested affiant and Frank C. Haines, 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 9th. day of November, 1923.
Lizzie C. Halnes.Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 14th, day of Januery, 1924.
Elmer Harding, Clerk.
State of Indiana,SS:
I, Elner Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, d« hereby certify that the above and foregoing last will and testament of Benjimlne G. Hotz, late of Martin tfounty, State of Indiana, deceased, was this day duly admitted to probate and record, and the proof thereof duly made by Lizzie C. Haines, one of the sutescrlblng witnesses thereto, which said will, together with such proof, have
been duly recorded In Record of Wills No. "C", page 485, in this offlce.
Witness my name and the seal of said court, this 14th. day of January, 1924.
Elmer Harding, Clerk.