LAST WILL TESTAMENT OF HENRY LOTTES
Item 1. I order and direct that all my just and legal debts be first paid out of my estate.
Item 2. I order and direct that a tombstone similar to the tombstone erected at the head of the grave of my wife Amelia be purchased and erect at the head of my grave and that the cost thereof be paid out of my estate.
Item 3« I give and bequeathe one hundred dollars ($100.00) to St. Peters Evangelical Reformed Church at Dubois Indiana.
Item 1).. I give, devise and bequeathe all the rest and residue of my property, real property and personal property, whatever and wherever it may be absolutely and in fee simple to my five children, Howard Lottes, Ruth Tredway, Richard Lottes, Henry C. Lottes Jr. and Eunice Kelso in equal shares.
Item 5« I nominate and request that my son Howard Lottes act as the executor of this my will and my estate, that he act in such capacity without giving bond and without reference to court procedure if possible.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my signature this 9 day of June, 1952.
The above named Henry Lottes subscribed and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing instrument as and for his last will before and to us the undersigned and in our presence and we, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our respective signatures hereto as attesting witnesses.
Roilie P. Poe Walter A.Bauer
State of Indiana, County of Dubois ss:
AFFIDAVIT OF DEATH
Welter A. Bauer, being duly sworn, on oath says that Henry Lottes died on or about the 7th day of August, 1957 and at the time of such death was a resident of such county and state.
Walter A. Bauer__
sworn to before me this 12th day of August, 1957-
(1)Affiant is one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing written instrument dated June 9th, 1952, purporting to be the LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HENRY LOTTES (hereinafter called the "decedent").
(2) Such instrument was on the date thereof duly executed, published and declared by such decedent to be the Last Will and Testament of such decedent.
(3) At such time, such decedent was of the full age of twenty-one years, of sound and deposing mind and memory, under no coercion, compulsion, or restraint, and competent to devise his property.
(4) Such decedent signified that such instrument was his Last Will and Testament, and duly executed same, in the presence of the subscribing witnesses thereto, namely, the affiant and Roliie P. Poe.
(5) In the presence of such decedent and in the presence of each other, each of such subscribing witnesses attested and signed the same as witnesses thereto.
____ Walter A. Bauer__
Subscribed and sworn to before me, in witness of which, I hereunto affix the seal of such Court, and subscribe my name at Jasper, Indiana, tnis 12th day of August, 1957-
(SEAL) _______________ Adam R. Elessinger, Clerk
State of Indiana, County of Dubois, ss:
CERTIFICATE OF PROBATE I, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Dubois County, Indiana, do hereby certify that: (1) the foregoing Will and Testament of Henry Lottes, deceased, has been duly admitted to probate before Adam R. Blessinger, Clerk; (2) the same was proved by the examination under oath of Walter A. Bauer, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto; (3) Such will has been recorded in Will Record 12, page 105, in the Will Records of such County; and (4) a full and complete record of such will and of the proof and examination of the witness by whom the same was proved and of the Order of Probate relating thereto has been made and is now of record in the records of the Clerk of such county pertaining to such Court.
TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed the seal of such Court, and