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Grand Mound July 7th 1887
Katrina Josepha Beil of the County of Clinton State of Iowa being of sound disposing mind and memory and of full age do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
1st. I direct that all my just and lawful debts including funeral expenses be paid by my executor out of the personal property of my estate.
2nd. I give and bequeath to my son
Christof Beil my farm consisting of one hundred and twenty acres situated in Section {35} Range {2} in Olive Township Clinton County Iowa after my death but during my life time my son Christof Beil is to pay me the sum of two hundred dollars per year as rent for said farm.
3rd. I devise and request after my death that my son
Christof Beil will give a first mortgage on said farm to my daughter Katrina Hesse for eight hundred dollars who is receive the interest of said mortgage at the rate of 7% per annum during her lifetime after her death the principal and interest of said mortgage is to be paid to my daughter Katrina Hesse children and if my daughter’s husband Nicholas Hesse should die first I request that the principal and interest of said mortgage be paid to my daughter Katrina Hesse in order to raise her family.
4th.  I hereby appoint my friend
Henry Wendell as Executor of this my last will and testament.  Executed this 7th day of July 1887.
Katrina Josepha Beil
The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof subscribed by
Katrina Josepha Beil in our presence and she at the same time declared the same to be her last will and testament and by her request we signed our names thereto as witnesses both in her presence and in the presence of each other.
John Quinn and John R. Merrill – both of Clinton County Iowa

State of Iowa
Clinton County
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 in the 7th day of July 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 Katrina Josepha Beil 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 23rd day of Sept. A. D. 1887.
Seal –
William Kreim, Clerk