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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ELI A. WINESBURGH

I, Eli A. Winesburgh, of the town of Casner, County of Jefferson and State of Illinois, 
declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills.

1. I give and bequeath to my wife, J.J. Winesburgh, after paying all my legal debts, all 
my remaining personal property. I also give and bequeath to my said wife, J.J. Winesburgh 
all my real estate during her natural life.

2. After the death of my wife, I give and devise to my son Shelie Winesburgh, the following 
described real estate to-wit: the South West fourth of the South East quarter, also the North 
West corner of the South East fourth of the South East quarter, commencing at the North 
West corner of the South East fourth of the South East quarter running East thirteen and 
one-half rods, thence running South West along the East side of the creek to intersect the 
line running South from said North West corner and about fourteen rods from said corner, 
thence running North to the place of beginning, all in Section thirty-five (35), town two (2), 
Range one (1), East of the 3rd Principal Meridian, situated in the County of Jefferson, State 
of Illinois, upon the following conditions: that my said son, Shelie Winesburgh shall see after 
his mother and provide for her, keep her in fuel, and see that the farm is kept in good order, 
during her life time, if he, my said son Shelie Winesburgh, shall fail at any time to discharge the 
conditions set forth in this instrument, then after the death of my wife the above described real 
estate shall be equally divided between my children.

3. To my daughters, Iona Cook, Maria Cooper and Minnie Schmidt, I give and devise the 
remaining part of my real estate, to-wit: the South East fourth of the South East quarter, 
Section thirty-five (35), town two (2), Range one (1), East of the 3rd Principal Meridian, 
situated in the County of Jefferson, State of Illinois, less the part which I give and devise to 
my son Shelie Winesburgh, to be equally divided, share and share alike.

4. I appoint my son Shelie Winesburgh and E.C. Schmidt Executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I. Eli A. Winesburgh have hereunto set my hand and seal 
this thirty-first day of August 1905.

E.A. Winesburgh
Signed in the presence of each other,
Laura M. Rosenberger
Victor J. Rosenberger
State of Illinois, Jefferson County
In the County Court of said County
In Probate, April Term, A.D. 1912

Personally appeared in open Court, Laura M. Rosenberger and Victor J. Rosenberger 
subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to the Last Will and 
Testament of E.A. Winesburgh, late of Jefferson County, deceased, who, being duly sworn 
according to law, do depose and say, each for himself, that the foregoing is the Last Will and 
Testament of the said E.A. Winesburgh deceased; that they subscribed their names thereto as 
the attesting witnesses at the request of the said Testator and in his presence and in the presence 
of each other, on the 1st day of August A.D. 1905. That he then and there subscribed his name 
thereto in our presence, and declared the same to be his Last Will and Testament; and that the 
said Testator at the time of executing the same as aforesaid was of full age, of sound mind and 
memory, and under no constraint.

Subscribed and sword to in open Court, this 29th day of April, A.D. 1912

(Seal) John G. Young, County Clerk
Laura M. Rosenberger
Victor J. Rosenberger

SUBMITTED BY: Misty Flannigan (no relation)
Typed by:Connie MCKenzie
June 18, 1999
 
 
 

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