Last Will and Testament of Margreta Bahrenfus
of Clinton County Iowa
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I Margreta Bahrenfus of the City and County of Clinton in the State of Iowa hereby make declare and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows to wit:
One - I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made.
Two It is my will that my son
Wm. A. Bahrenfus be paid the sum of $200 and interest from the death father and that my daughter Leonora be paid the sum of $100 and interest since the death of her father being money owing to them.  And that such sums be paid to them when my farm land out near DeWitt in said County is sold or as much sooner as can be done without sacrifice to my property.
Three- I hereby give bequeath and devise my homestead situated on the corner of 6th Street and the Bluff road in said City of Clinton and now occupied by me to my children
Leonora, Wilhelmina, and Walter A. Bahrenfus together with all my household goods and other personal property and so much of my other property as will make three fourths of all my property {exclusive of household goods and garden tools} after paying off said $300 and interest and any other debts there may be or expenses chargeable upon my Estate;  It being my intention to divide my property equally outside of household goods and other personal property exclusively to the three children above named.
Four- I hereby give bequeath and devise to my son
William A. Bahrenfus one fourth of all my property exclusive of household goods and garden tools the same to be taken from such of my property as is not included in said homestead household goods and garden tools.
Five I hereby appoint
C. W. Chase Executor of this Will and my daughter Leonora guardian of my minor children Wilemina (Wilhelmina) and Walter A. and hereby authorize and empower said Executor to sell and convey all my real Estate except said homestead and make distribution of the proceeds as herein directed and as required by law.
Witness my hand this 23rd day of January A. D. 1888
Margreta (X) Bahrenfus
Signed published and declared by the said Margreta Bahrenfus as and for her last Will andTestament In our presence who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses thereto the day and year last above written.
C. W. Chase of Clinton Iowa
Frank Maxheim of Clinton 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 January Term A. D. 1888 of said Court the will and instrument in writing hereunto annexed and bearing date in the 23rd day of January 1888 was duly proved before and allowed by said court as and for the last will and testament of the real and personal estate of Margreta Bahrenfus 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 3rd day of Feb. A. D. 1888
William Kreim, Clerk