Jessee A. Hager Will


In the Name of the Benevolent Father of All, Amen: I, Jessee A. Hager of the township of Blackcreek County Of Mercer and State of Ohio, being about 58 years of age. and being of sound and disposing mind and memory. do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other last Wills and Testaments by me made heretofore:

First - My Will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my estate, as soon after my decease as shall be found convenient.

Second:- I Give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Teresia B. Hager Twenty five (25) acres of land in the South West corner of the South half of south east quarter of Section No. nine, south of range one east also the personal property that is left after my decease she however having right to sell the above real estate for the betterment of her condition, after the death of my beloved wife the property then left after her debts are paid the residue I will to my daughter Ethel E. Miller or her heirs, excluding her husband said Otis Miller from any part of her property. In case said Ethel E. Miller should die before my wife or having no children of her own then the property left shall go to John M. Hager and Elisa P. Will ( my brother and sister) and their heirs at law.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand to this, my Last Will and Testament at my residence. this 15th day of October in the year of our lord. one thousand nine hundred and Thirteen.

Jessee (his X mark) Hager.

The foregoing instrument was signed by the said Jessee A. Hager in our presence and by him published and declared as and for his Last Will and Testament. and at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other. we hereunto subscribe our names as attesting witnesses at his residence this 15th day of October A. D. 1913.

Emma (her x mark) Winkler, Post Office Rockford, Ohio.
A. J. Dellinger, Willshire, Ohio
Simon Brindle, Willshire, Ohio

[note: Jessee A. Hager died August 11, 1914 leaving the following heirs:

Teresia Hager, widow, Rockford, Ohio
Ethel Elizabeth Miller, daughter, Rockford, Ohio

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