Mar 2nd, 1943
Will filed duly probated and admitted to record
Last Will and Testament of
Samuel W. Wenmoth
I, Samuel W. Wenmoth of the Village of Malta, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and rendering void any any all former wills by me made:
FIRST: It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as practical.
SECOND: All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, whether real, personal or mixed, and wheresoever situated, I give to my beloved wife, Kate Wenmoth, for and during her natural life, for her comfortable support and maintenance, and at her death the same to pass to my daughter, Merle Byro, wife of Arthur Byro, and I give to my said wife and daughter full power and authority to sell and convey any and all property whether real or personal, the same as I could do if living.
LASTLY: I nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Kate Wenmoth, and my daughter, Merle Byro, to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and it is my request that they be not required to give any bond as such.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of January, A. D. 1933
Samuel W. Wenmoth (SEAL)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator, Samuel W. Wenmoth, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto and we firmly believe that at this time the said testator is of sound mind and memory and under no duress or restraint whatsoever, and that he knows and understands the business in which he is now engaged.
(Transcribed as written)