LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ANDREAS SCHWARTZ
OF CLINTON COUNTY IOWA
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In the name of God Amen;
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Andreas Schwartz of Center Township in the County of Clinton and State of Iowa of the age of sixty three years and being of sound mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following:
1st. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife
Louise Schwartz and in lieu of her dower the East half {1/2} of the South East quarter {1/4} of Section Twenty three {23} in Township Eighty two {82} North of range five {5} East of the 5th Pr. Mer. And of the personal property the one third part besides all such articles as are set apart by law to the widow.
2nd. I give devise and bequeath to my son
Robert the West half {1/2} of the South East quarter {1/4}of Section Twenty three {23} and the South half {1/2} of the South West quarter {1/4} of Section Twenty four {24} all in Township Eighty two {82} North of Range five {5} East of the 5th Pr. Mer. at and for the sum of Six Thousand Eight hundred dollars to be paid by him unto my Estate.  
3rd.  All the rest of my property and including the money paid by said son
Robert for the real estate devised and bequeathed to him shall be divided in equal shares among my three children Wilhelm, Bertha and Robert.
4th.  It is my will and I hereby direct that in making this division account should be taken of the sum of four thousand dollars advanced by me to my son
Wilhelm and of the sum of eight hundred advanced on account of my daughter Bertha they to confer these respective sums into my estate.
5th.  I hereby appoint my beloved wife
Louise Schwartz sole executrix of this my last Will and testament and authorize her to act as such without giving bond.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 21st day of June A.D. 1887.
Andreas Schwartz
The foregoing instrument consisting of one sheet was at the day and date thereof signed and declared by the said
Andreas Schwartz as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
C. Moeszinger
B. H. A. Henningsen


State of Iowa
Clinton County
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William Kreim clerk of the District Court in and for said County do hereby certify that on this day at the September Term A. D. 1887 of said Court the will and instrument in writing hereunto annexed and bearing date on the 21st day of June 1887 was duly proved before and allowed by said court as and for the last will and testament of the real and personal estate of Andreas Schwartz late of said County deceased and was by said Court ordered to be recorded as such will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto at my hand and affixed the seal of the court at my office in Clinton in said County this 6th day of Oct. A. D. 1887.
Seal
William Kreim, Clerk