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Last Will and Testament of Armand Sutterer

I, Armand Sutterer of the County of Perry in the State of Missouri, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

1st, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary the sum of one dollar.

2d, I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter Ellen the sum of one dollar.

3d, I also give and bequeath unto my son James the sum of one dollar.

4th, I do also give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Ann the sum of one dollar.

5d, I do also give and bequeath to my daughter Matilda the sum of one dollar, which several? sums of money I will and order to be paid as my children arrive at the age of twenty-one years.

I further give and devise to my beloved wife Petronella Sutterer the farm upon which I now reside, so long as she remains a widow and if she does not marry, then during her natural life, I do this for the purpose of enabling my wife to raise and support my children.

It is further my will and desire if my widow should marry that her and my children should share, share and share alike in all of my real and personal property.

And lastly as to all the rest of my personal property, whatever after payment of my just debts I give and bequeath the same to my said beloved wife Petronella Sutterer whom I hereby appoint my wife Executrix of this my last will and testament,

And it is further my will and desire that my estate be settled up without its going into the probate court of the County of Perry in the State of Missouri.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of January A. D. 1866.

(signed) Armand X Sutterer
his mark        

Signed and declared by the above named Armand Sutterer to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

(signed) Anton Sutterer
John Bridgman

At the request of the testator, I John Bridgman one of the witnesses did subscribe his name.

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal


Proof of Will

On this 6th day of February, 1866 personally appeared before the undersigned clerk of the County Court in ---- and for the County and State aforesaid, Anton Sutterer and John Bridgman who being duly sworn on their oaths depose and say that they were present and saw Armand Sutterer sign the foregoing instrument by making his mark thereto purporting to be the last Will and Testament of him the said Armand Sutterer, and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the time of signing the same the said Armand Sutterer was of sound and disposing mind and that these deponents subscribed their names thereto as witnesses to the same in the presence of the testator and of each other and at the request of the said Armand Sutterer.

(signed) Anton Sutterer
John Bridgman

Sworn and subscribed before me this 6th day of Febr. 1866. In testimony whereof witness my name and the seal of said Court hereto affixed the day and year last above written.

Chas A. Weber, Clerk

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal


I, Charles A. Weber, Clerk of the County Court within and for the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that the above and foregoing testimony is by me considered sufficient to establish the foregoing instrument of writing as the last Will and testament of Armand Sutterer late of the County of Perry dec’d.

In testimony whereof witness my name and the Seal of office hereto affixed this 6th day of February 1866.

Chas. A. Weber, Clerk

Recorded February 6th 1866. Attest Chas. A. Weber, Clk.

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