George Knell 

             

In the Matter of the Estate of                  :            In DeKalb County County Court.

George Knell, deceased.                    :            In Probate.  Box 699

 

June 10th, 1913.    Will filed, proved and admitted to record in open court.

 

WILL

            I, George Knell, of the Village of Shabbona, DeKalb County, Illinois, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in words and figures following, revoking and canceling all former wills made by me.

Clause (1)  I hereby direct my executor or executors to first pay my funeral expenses and just debts.

            Clause (2)  I give and devise to my wife Harriet Knell all of the net income al all my property both real and personal during her natural life time after my death, and income to be for her maintenance and absolute possession so long as she shall live.

Clause  (3)  I give and devise to my grand-daughter Hattie G. Lovering Olmstead, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, the following described lands commencing at a point on the half quarter section line of the Northeast Quarter of  Section Thirty two (32) Township of Shabbona where a road running East to West from Allens Grove to Shabbona Grove crosses said half quarter section line (said road being known and traveled as a public highway) proceeding North one hundred seventy rods and seven links,  thence East one hundred eighteen rods, thence South one hundred sixty three, thence Southwesterly one hundred eighteen and five links to the place of beginning, containing one hundred twenty acres, more or less, same being land conveyed to testator by deed from John L. Larson, December 18th A. D. 1865.   Also the South West quarter of the South West quarter of Section Twenty nine, being forty acres, more or less, all in Township of Shabbona, County of Dekalb, State of Illinois, deed and passion of said land to be given said Hattie G. Lovering Olmstead after my death and the death of my wife Harriet Knell, provide also that said deed shall not be given said Hattie G. Lovering Olmstead before she shall attain the age of thirty years, the proceeds or net income of said land shall be given her after my death and the death of my wife Harriet Knell.  In case of her death before she shall become thirty years of age and she leave no living children that shall become of legal age, this bequest shall go to my daughter (her Mother) Elizabeth L. Lovering, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, excepting such part as the law provides (if any) for her husband W.J. Olmstead.

            Clause (4)  I give and devise to my grandson William K. Lovering, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, the following described lands:-  The West one half of the North east quarter of Section twenty nine, Township thirty eight North of Range 3, East of the Third Principal Meridian, containing eighty acres more or less and known as the Moses Howes farm.  Also the North West quarter of the South East and the North East quarter of the South west quarter of Section twenty-nine, township Thirty-eight, North of Range Three, East of the Third Principal Meridian, containing eighty acres more or less and known as the Allen Secor eighty, the above described lands are given and devised in the following manner, to wit:- The net income of said land to be paid to said William K. Lovering after he becomes twenty one years of age after the death of myself and my wife, Harriet Knell, the deed of said land to be made to the said William K. Lovering when he shall attain the age of thirty years and after the death of my wife Harriet Knell.  In case of his death before he shall attain the age of thirty years of age and he leaves no living children that shall become of legal age, this bequest shall go to my daughter (his Mother) Elizabeth H. Lovering, her heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, excepting such part as the law provides (if any) for his wife if he shall have one.

            Clause  (5)  I give and devise to Nicholas Ness, for many kindnesses shown me, Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) after my death and the death of my wife Harriet Knell.

            Clause  (6)  I give and devise to my daughter Elizabeth H. Lovering, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, all the remainder of my property of whatsoever kind, both real and personal, including all income and profits after my death and the death of my wife Harriet Knell.   It is my purpose that my entire property shall remain unimpaired until the death of my self and my wife Harriet Knell, then after these different bequests have been carried out, as herein provided, all the remainder of my property shall go to my daughter Elizabeth E. Lovering, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever.

            Clause (7)  I hereby appoint George Lovering and Elizabeth E. Lovering as the executors of this my last will and testament and provide that they shall not be required to give bonds, if another or others are appointed bonds shall be required.

In witness whereof I, the said George Knell, have hereunto set my hand his 13th day of April A.D. 1912.

                                                            George Knell

             

 

 

 

George Knell died on May 30th, 1913.

Harriet Knell predeceased him on January 2nd, 1913

November 9th, 1914.   Final Report Filed and approved. Estate declared Settled. 

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