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Johannes Schmidt

Will offered for probate - The will of Johannes Schmidt who died 21 November 1926 has been offered for probate. The will bequeathes the entire estate to Mrs. Antje Schmidt, the widow. The estate comprises real estate and negotiable paper valued at $2,000.

Source: Scrapbooks of relatives Pauline Kneppel or June Schultz from either the Sacramento Bee or the Sacramento Union.

Submitted by Anita Schultz-Peters HauntedRose1949@aol.com

 

 

Glann Brothers Estate 1915

The wills of Daniel and Vincent Glann are before Judge Shields for construction - and the estate of Peter Glann who died intestate, to determine proper heirs.
The combined interests of the three brothers formed a co-partnership well known in Sacramento as the Glann Brothers, involving about 5,000 acres, which was not to be dissovled until the death of the last partner.
Daniel Glann, who died first (1887), left $52,000. The estate of Vincent Glann (1905)is appraised at $27,000 and that of Peter Glann(1914) at about $91,000.
Ann Glann, widow of Daniel and beneficiary of Vincent, claims a deed outright, now that Peter, the last of the partners is dead, while the contest is on the construction of the will of Vincent Glann, that it was only a life estate.
William N. Upton is the administrator in the estate of the late Peter Glann.

Source: Scrapbooks of relatives Pauline Kneppel or June Schultz from either the Sacramento Bee or the Sacramento Union.

Submitted by Anita Schultz-Peters, HauntedRose1949@aol.com

 

 

 

John Elliott will

John Elliott, Elk Grove cattleman, who died 21 May 1925, left an estate said to be valued at approximately $50,000 and bequeathed it to his widow, children and other relatives by the terms of his will which was filed for probate in the Superior Court yesterday through Attorneys Driver, Driver and Tade.
William, George and David Howe, stepsons, all of Australia, were left $1000 each, Violet May Elliott, a daughter, the family residence and ten acres of land in the Lower Stockton road, Mrs. Blanche Castello, 1401 Forty-first street, another daughter, ten acres of land and a residence about a half mile south of the family home and the residue of the estate to Mrs. Eliza Jane Elliott, his widow, of Elk Grove.
The will stipulates that Mrs. Elliott will receive a life income from the estate and on her death the residue is to be divided in equal shares among Andrew, Violet and Albert Elliott and Mrs. Castello. Because of Albert Elliott's death subsequent to the execution of the will, the father, in a codicil, also filed, stated that his share is to be held in trust by the other three children for Beatice Fern Elliott of Dunsmire, Siskiyou county, Albert's daughter.
Until the child reached her majority, the income from the legacy will be given her as her trustees see fit, and then the will stipulates she shall receive all the income in semi-annual installments. After whe is 30 years old she will receive the balance of the bequest.

Source: Scrapbooks of relatives Pauline Kneppel or June Schultz from either the Sacramento Bee or the Sacramento Union.

Submitted by Anita Schultz-Peters, HauntedRose1949@aol.com

 

 

Cantrell Estate 1925

An estate valued at approximately $140,000 was left by the late Clinton H. Cantrell, well-known Elk Grove farmer, who died 15 August 1925 it became known yesterday when Attorneys Hinsdale and Metteer of this city filed a petition for letters of administration in the estate in the supreme court.
Cantrell left no will. His heirs include Mrs. Henrietta Cantrell, his widow and Minnie a daughter, both of Elk Grove.
The bulk of the estate consists of more that 1200 acres of land in this county which is valued at approximately $65,000. In addition, Cantrell owned a residence and several adjoining lots at Elk Grove, said to be worth about $7,000.
Cantrell also left a large amount of personal property, which include $51,400 worth of promissory notes and bank deposits, farming tools and implements, livestock and household furniture.

Source: Scrapbooks of relatives Pauline Kneppel or June Schultz from either the Sacramento Bee or the Sacramento Union.

Submitted by Anita Schultz-Peters, HauntedRose1949@aol.com

 

 

Runyon Estate 1926

Disposing of a fortune estimated in the excess of $1,000,000, the will of the late Mrs. Elmena A. Runyon, pioneer Sacramento resident, who died 15 October 1926, was filed for probate today by Attorney Lester J. Hinsdale, counsel for the estate.
The property, comprising heavy real estate interest and stocks and bonds and other personal property, comprises one of the largest estates offered probate in Sacramento County in many years.
Under the terms of the will, Peter J. Huth, who had acted as manager for Mrs. Runyon's varied interests for a number of years is bequeathed the ranch on Sutter Island known as the "Sunny Side Ranch." In the petition for letters of administration accompanying the will, the value of the ranch is estimated in excess of $100,000.
The old Runyon home ranch, comprising 156 acres, and known as the Sol Runyon place, is bequeathed to Sadie Rippon, 1815 I Street, a niece. The ranch is in reclamation district No. 551 and is valued in excess of $100,00.
Steve Dillion, a nephew , is willed $20,000. Dillion resides at 1415 1/2 Seventh Street.
Bequests of $10,000 each are made to Arthur Taylor, 1612 N Street; Albert Dillion, Dunsmuir, nephews. Delilah Spencer 821 M Street, a niece, is left $15,000.
The Covina Home for Daughters of Masons is bequeathed $10,000, to be know as the Mr. and Mrs. Sol Runyon Fund.
Ellen Cummings and Clarence Laurel Bloom, grandnephew and grandniece and Mrs. H.P. Stice of Red Bluff are bequeathed $1,000 each, while Ora R. Amick, grandniece and Paul Amick, grandnephew, both of 1815 I Street are given $10,000 each.
Ah Tin designated in the will as "my faithful Chinese tenant" is left $500 in the will.
Trust funds of $20,000 each are established for the benefit of Walter, Robert, Donald, Esther and Virginia McClain, nephews and nieces. The trusts are to be disolved when the beneficiaries attain the ages of 21 years. Walter McClain resides in Sacramento. The others reside in Fresno.
The residue of the estate is divided as follows:
Arsina Taylor, 700 Q Street, and Sarah Lockhart, 823 M Street, sisters are each given one-fourth; Darrel Mealer and Loyal Mealer of Walnut Grove, grandnephews, one-sixteenth each; Harrison Bloom of Loomis, Andrew Bloon of Franklin and Clarence Bloom of Hood, nephews are given one-twelfth each.
The will was signed 1 October, last, in the presence of Hinsdale, Stephen F. Otis, his law partner, H. W. Weston and D.A. Sherwin.
Mrs. Runyon was the widow of Sol Runyon, pioneer Sacramento county resident who died about 30 years ago. Prior to his death he was prominent as a large landowner and rancher.
He held heavy interests in the California Navigation Company and was one of the owners of Sacramento's first street car lines.
Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Runyon, with the assistance of Peter J. Huth as mananger, directed the affairs of the Runyon estate so that the initial fortune was greatly increased.

Source: Scrapbooks of relatives Pauline Kneppel or June Schultz from either the Sacramento Bee or the Sacramento Union.

Submitted by Anita Schultz-Peters, HauntedRose1949@aol.com

 

 

 

 


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