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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal

Sylvester Zahner
Elected Public Administrator of Perry County, Missouri
Official Bond
28 November 1916

Know all Men by these Presents, That we, Sylvester Zahner, Principal, and Romanus Zahner, Anthony R. Lukefahr, Gregory Zahner, Isidore Zahner, John B. Zahner, Joseph R. Valleroy, Henry Dunker, John Dunker, and Louis J. Dunker as Securities, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars, for the payment of which we hereby bind ourselves and our heirs, executors, and administrators, severally and jointly by these presents.

The Condition of the above Bond is such, however, that whereas, the said Sylvester Zahner was, on the 7th day of November 1916, duly Elected to the Office of Public Administrator of the County of Perry in the State of Missouri, and has been duly commissioned:

Now, therefore, if the said Sylvester Zahner, shall faithfully discharge all the duties of his Office, then this obligation to be void, otherwise, to remain in full force and effect.

Witness our hands and seals:

Sylvester Zahner {seal}
Romanus Zahner {seal}
Anthony R. Lukefahr {seal}
Gregory Zahner {seal}
Isidore Zahner {seal}
John B. Zahner {seal}
Joseph R. Valleroy {seal}
Henry Dunker {seal}
John Dunker {seal}
Louis J. Dunker {seal}

Dated at Perryville, Mo., this 28th day of November 1916.
Adolph G. Schmidt
Judge of Probate

Thereupon the official oath required by Law, and endorsed on said official Bond, is by the said Sylvester Zahner, subscribed and is sworn thereto, by the Judge of this Court, and is therefore declared duly qualified to discharge the duties of said Office as Public Administrator.

Adolph G. Schmidt
Judge of Probate

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal

Sylvester Zahner
Elected Public Administrator of Perry County, Missouri
Certification of Election and Bond
06 December 1916

Now comes Sylvester Zahner, who was at the Election held at various Election Precincts in Perry County, Missouri, on the 7th day of November 1916, duly Elected to the Office of Public Administrator of Perry County, Missouri, and presents his Certificate of Election, and also his Official Bond in the Sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars, with Romanus Zahner, Anthony R. Lukefahr, Gregory Zahner, Isadore Zahner, John B. Zahner, Joseph R. Valleroy, Henry Dunker, John Dunker, Louis J. Dunker, as his securities thereon, who are by the Judge considered goo and sufficient, and it is ordered that said Bond be and it is approved, filed and recorded:

It is futher ordered that the certificate of election be filed and recorded, as follows:

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal

Sylvester Zahner
Elected Public Administrator of Perry County, Missouri
Certificate of Election
14 November 1916

This is to Certify, That at a General Election held in the County aforesaid, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, A.D. 1916, being the seventh day of said month, Sylvester Zahner, having received a higher number of votes for the Ofice hereinafter named than were cast for any other person for said Office at said Election, was duly elected to the Office of Public Administrator within and for the County and State aforsaid.

In Testimony Whereof, I, Chas. E. Cashion, Clerk of the County Court of said County, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court.

Done at office in Perryville, Mo., this 14th day of November A.D. 1916.

Chas. E. Cashion, County Clerk

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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal

Sylvester Zahner
Approval of Bond of Public Administrator
Monday 12 February 1917

Ordered by the Court, that the filing of Certificate of Election of Sylvester Zahner as Public Administrator of Perry County, Mo., and the Bond filed by said Sylvester Zahner as Public Administrator of Perry County, Missouri, and the approval of said Bond by the Judge and Exofficio Clerk of the Probate Court in vacation thereof, December 6th 1917, be and the same are now here in open Court confimed and approved.

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