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This is reputed to be an actual will filed for probate in Anderson Co., TX. The transcription was posted on one of the Fidonet genealogy conferences several years ago, and seems to have been posted by one Deborah Zouras. However, this is a copy of one of the many re-postings, so the name of the original person may have been lost.
I am writing of my will mineselluf that dam lawyer want he should have too much money, he asked to many answers about family. first thing i want i dont want my brother oscar have a dam ting what i got. he done me out of forty dollars fourteen years since. I want it that hilda my sister she gets the north sixtie akers of at where i am homing it now. i bet she dont get that loafer husband of hers to broke twenty akers next plowing time. she cant have it if she lets oscar live on it i want it i should have it back if she does. Tell mama that six hundred dollars she been looking for for twenty years is berried from the backhouse behind about ten feet down. she better let little frederick do the digging and count it when he comes up. Pastor lucknitz can have three hundred dollars if he kiss the book he wont preach no more dumhead polotiks. he should have a roof put on the meetinghouse with (it) and the elders should the bills look at. Momma the rest should get but i want it that adolph shud tell her what not she do so no more slick irishers sell her vokum cleaners dy noise like hell and a broom dont cost so much. I want it that mine brother adolph should be my execter and i want it that the jedje make adolph plenty bond put up and watch him like hell. Adolph is a good business man but only a dumkoph would trust him with a busted pfenning. i want dam sure that schlemic oscar dont nothing get. tell adolph he can have a hundred dollars if he prove to jedje oscar dont get nothing. tham dam sure fix oscar. /signed/ Herman Obelweiss.