Will Book C, Page 459
Last Will and Testament of Charles R. Hotz.
R. Hotz a resident of Martin County, in the State of Indiana, realizing the
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, and being of sound and
disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my
last will and testament, revoking any and all wills by me heretofore made:
Item One. I
hereby authorize and direct my executrix hereinafter named, as soon after my
death as possible, to pay all my just debts including the expense of my last
sickness and burial.
In the event I do not leave sufficient moneys with which to pay said debts then
it is my will and I hereby direct my executrix to sell such of my personal
property as may be necessary to secure a sufficient amount of money with which
to pay said debts.
I hereby give and bequeath all my personal property which I shall own at the
time of my death and which shall after the provisions of Items One and Two of
this will have been complied with, to my beloved wife Sarah Hotz to be hers
I hereby give and devise all of my real estate of which I shall die seized and
which said real estate is situate in Section Nine (9) and Sixteen (16) in
township three North of range four (4) west, in Martin County, Indiana, to my
beloved wife Sarah Hotz in fee simple.
In the event that my beloved wife Sarah Hotz should die before my decease, then
it is my will and desire and I hereby devise and bequeath all of my property
both real and personal, to my beloved children share and share alike; and in
the event that any of my said children should die leaving issue then such issue
shall take the share hereby devised and bequeathed to its parent.
Item Six. I
hereby appoint my beloved wife, Sarah Hotz, executrix of this my last Will and
hand and seal this 21st day of August, 1920.
R. Hotz (Seal)
sealed and acknowledged by said testator, Charles R. Hotz, as and for his last
will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence
and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses his 21st day of August, 1920.
State of Indiana, Martin County,
Sherman McPherson, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came Orville
W. Hubbard one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and
testament of Charles R. Hotz 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 Bernard A. Ackerman and Orville W. Hubbard 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.
and sworn to before me, this the 9th day of March, 1921.
Sherman McPherson, Clerk.