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Joseph Crees will
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, May 20, 1897
The last will of JOSEPH CREES has been filed with Clerk Stockton. It is dated Oct. 2, 1890, and is witnessed by F.M. Brammer. The will provides that all lawful debts be paid, and appoints his son MICHAEL CREES his executor. In the will he confirms all former gifts of personal and real property to his children. He bequeaths all the remainder of his personal property to his son JOSEPH R. CREES. He directs that after his death the land heretofore willed to ANNA D. CREES, be sold and the proceeds be equally divided between his sons MICHAEL and J.F. CREES, and his daughters, REBECCA DAVIDSON, MARIA ELLER, C.A. KOGER and SARAH BECK, after paying $100 to each of the daughters out of the sale of realty, and also that a suitable monument be set at the grave of ANNA D. CREES, deceased.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
November 21, 2002