the Crestline Advocate; November 18,1909
of Estate left to wife-Many Provisions for Children-
to get Park
people will read with interest the somewhat lengthy will of the
Jenner of Mansfield, who was well known here, as taken from the
The last will of Judge John W. Jenner who died November 8, has
He bequeaths to his wife Emma A. Jenner,all his real and personal
money notes, credits as well as $18,000 of his life insurance.
The deceased bequeathed to his son John Mack Jenner, his gold
books and office furniture as well as the family library, but
be subject to the use of Mrs. Jenner during her natural life.
The will provides that if Mrs. Jenner did not survive him all
of his real and
estate was to be divided among his children and two grandchildren.
Item 4 of the will provides, after the payment of debt, for the
monument on the family lot in the cemetery at a cost not to exceed
The deceased devised the proceeds arising from the estate to
time to time as folows: Two-ninths to Mrs. Florence Jenner Dann,
to his daughter Grace Jenner McConnell; two-ninths to his
Gertrude Jenner, two-ninths to his son John Mack Jenner; one-ninth
his two grandaughters, Florence and Christine Wagner who are
of his daughter Mary Jenner Wagner.
It is the wish of the deceased that his executor should take
for the sale of his real estate as my be deemed by them for the
of the legatees. It is provided that the real estate may be subdivided
sold, or sold without subdivision as in their oppinion may be
best. This especially applies to the homestead now occupied by
in Mansfield. It is also the wish of the deceased that the farm
Sharon township owned jointly by himslef and wife, half of which
the city limits be platted into lots and sold. Forty or fifty
of the lots
be platted at a time . The will states that a part of the farm
as a park and that the land may be sold and donated as his wife
himself have proposed to Shelby.
His executors are allowed ten years for the platting and sale
of the land
is known as the "EAST" farm to distinguish it from
a farm of
acres lying adjacent to Shelby on the west ownded jointy by his
her niece. Except this farm, comprising about 130 acres, he desires
all other real estate should be sold within 2 years.
The will provides that the assests should be converted into money
as possible without sacrificing values and after payment of
debts one thousand dollars shall be paid Gertrude Jenner to make
equal to her sisters who each received one thousand dollars when
were married; five thousand dillars the executors shall place
Building and Loan association for the education of his son
Mack Jenner and during each year after he enters college, one
dollars shall be paid him for clothing and his college expenses.
The will provides that the balance of the proceeds from any and
sources shall be paid annually as follows.
Two-ninths to each daughter; two ninths to be placed on interest
the Mansfield Building Association to the credit of his son John
Jenner and the same be paid to him when he is 23 years old,
ninth to be paid to Clayton C. Wagner in trust for his daughters
and Christine to be placed on interest until their marriage
until the youngest reaches the age of 25 years when half of the
shall be paid to each. Clayton C. Wagner shall not be required
give bond as trustee.
The five thousand dollars set apart for the education of his
be charged against him as part of the distributive share of the
if he has received one or more years of college education when
will is probated, one thousand dollars less for each year he
college shall be deducted from the sum of the five thousand dollars.
The will provides that if his wife survives she is the absolute
owner of all
was possessed of except as provided for, relative to the bequests
to his son.
He appoints his wife executrix without bond and it is only in
the event of
survival of his wife that the items of the will relative to bequests
and grandchildren were provided to become effective.
In the event of surviving his wife the deceased provided that
his son Jack,
E.W. Dunn and Fred S. McConnell be appoionted executors
This will was dated Sept 23, 1907 and was witnessed by L.J. Myers
William MacE. Weldon.
MR. KIM BUTLER HISTED