Katherine Teufel
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard
Transcribed as written with no intentional corrections or changes.

Will Book C, Pages 501-502

 Last Will and Testament of Katherine Teufel
I, Katherine Teufel, do hereby make, declare and publish this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills heretofore by me made. 

Item One: I direct that all my just debts be paid as soon after my devise [sic] as may be convenient. 

Item Two: I will and devise to my daughter, Claudia Force, in Fee simple, lot number five (5) in Horsey’s Addition in the town of Shoals, in Martin County, Indiana. 

Item Three: All the remainder of my property, I bequeath to my husband, John Teufel, to use the same and the increase and benefits thereof during his life, and at his decease it is my will that the residue thereof be divided equally between my son Henry E. Teufel and my daughter, Claudia Force.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this July 29th 1920.

 Signed by the afore named Katherine Teufel as her last will in our presence, and signed by us as witnesses in her presence and in the presence of each other, this July 29th 1920.


                                                                                    Katherine Teufel,
                                                                                                J. D. Brandon
                                                                                                Lona Brandon. 

We, the undersigned, sole heirs at law of Katherine Teufel, deceased, hereby ratify the foregoing will of said decedent, and consent to be in all things bound by the contents thereof; and we further consent that Claudia Force, may be appointed adminiatratrix of the estate of said decedent with the will annexed, and request the proper officer to so appoint her.

                                                                                     H. E. Teufel,
                                                                                                 Claudia T. Force,
                                                                                                  John Teufel.

Before me, Elmer Harding, Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court, personally came John D. Brandon, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Katherine Teufel, 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 testatrix was of full age to devise her property, of sound mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, that said testatrix requested affiant and Lona Brandon, to sign said will as witnesses thereto, which they accordingly did in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto.

                                                                                    John D. Brandon.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 10th day of July, 1924.

                                                                                     Elmer Harding, Clerk