|Last Will and Testament of Joseph Denoma, Sr.
of Clinton County Iowa
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|I Joseph Denoma Sen. of the County of Clinton and State of Iowa being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament herby revoking all former wills by me made.
First – I give, devise and bequeath all my Estate and property real and personal to my beloved wife Anngle Denoma (1860 census shows her name as Angaline) for and during her life if she remains my widow.
Second- In case of remarriage then my beloved to have one third of all Estate and property real and personal the remainder to be equally divided between my children respectively Joseph Denoma, Jr. Anthony Denoma, Adaline Denoma, Emma Denoma, Flemmen Denoma, Sarah Denoma, Octave Denoma, John Denoma and Jane Denoma. I appoint my said wife Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of June A. D. 1879.
Joseph (X) Denoma
Signed in the presence of us as Witnesses at his request and in his presence.
A. J. Albright
H. S. Lowderbaugh
State of Iowa
I William Kreim, clerk of the District Court in and for said County do hereby certify that on this day at the January Term A. D. 1888 of said Court the will and instrument in writing hereunto annexed and bearing date in the 19th day of June 1879 was duly proved before and allowed by said court as and for the last will and testament of the real and personal estate of Joseph Denoma 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 xx day of 24th day of January A. D. 1888.
Seal – William Kreim, Clerk