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Last Will and Testament of Joseph Klump

In the Name of God, Amen! I, Joseph Klump of Perry County, Mo., being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make publish and declare the following as my last Will and Testament.

1. It is my will that all my debts, including the sum of one hundred and sixty dollars I owe by son Andrew Klump, Jr. and all funeral expenses be fully paid. -

2. To my son William A. Klump, I bequeath in addition to the lands I have this day conveyed to him by deed, one mule (called Jack) about 12 years old, one half interest in Selfbinder?, one iron plow, coulter and doubletrees?, in full of his interest in my Estate and his is to receive nothing further.

3. All the rest residue and remainder of my Property, Real personal or mixed, I place in charge of my wife Lydia Klump and my son Andrew Klump, Jr., to hold and manage until my youngest child John Klump shall arrive at full age.

4. It is my will that my wife Lydia Klump and my son Andrew Klump, Jr. pay off all my indebtedness without administration on my estate or without giving Bond or accounting to any Court and manage and control my estate to the best interests of all concerned until such time as my Son John Klump shall arrive at Maturity. -

5. I give to my Son Andrew Klump, Jr. the use of Sixty-two acres of land in the bottom, known as the Henry C. Hardin land, free of rent except the present crop of wheat growing thereon, to remunerate and pay him for his labor and trouble in managing and taking care of the Property with his mother as heretofore stated.

6. When---? my youngest child John Klump shall have arrived at his Majority, there it is my will and I direct that all of the Property together with the Increase thereof after my death, be divided among my children Andrew Klump Jr., Barbara Christine Klump, Joseph Klump, and John Klump in equal shares, subject to all the rights of homestead and dower of the Mother Lydia Klump.

7. Should either of my said children die before final distribution of my Estate leaving bodily heirs then such heirs shall receive the portion the parent if alive, would be entitled to. I appoint my wife Lydia Klump and my son Andrew Klump as Executors of this Will.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my name and Seal this 7th day of January A. D. 1887.

Joseph Klump {Seal}

The above and foregoing was signed by the testator in our presence and by him published and declared as his last Will and we the undersigned have at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other signed our names as witnesses hereto, this 7th day of January A.D. 1887.

John J. Seibel
Henry Boxdorfer

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal


Proof of Will

In vacation of the Probate Court. On this 30th day of May 1890, before me Charles A. Weber, Judge of Probate within and for the County and State aforesaid personally came John J. Siebel and Henry Boxdorfer, who being by me duly sworn on their oath say that they were present and saw Joseph Klump sign the foregoing Instrument purporting to be his last will and Testament, and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the time of signing and publishing the same the said Joseph Klump was of sound and disposing mind and that these deponents subscribed their name thereto as witnesses to the same in the presence and at the request of the testator, and of each other.

John J. Seibel
Hy. Boxdorfer

Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 30th day of May A. D. 1890. Witness my name and seal of office hereto affixed, date above written.

Chas. A. Weber, Judge of Probate

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal


Certificate of Probate

In the vacation of Court. I, Chas, A. Weber, Judge of the Probate Court within and for the County and State aforesaid, having examined the foregoing instrument purporting to be the last will of and signed by Joseph Klump, and having heard the Testimony of John J. Seibel and Henry Boxdorfer the subscribing witnesses thereto in relation to the Execution of the same, do declare and adjudge said Instrument to be the last Will and Testament of the said Joseph Klump late of Perry County, deceased.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of office at Perryville, Mo., this 30th day of May 1890.

Chas A. Weber, Judge of Probate

Recorded May 30th 1890.
Attest: Chas. A. Weber, Judge of Probate.

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