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Here are transcriptions of the various land documents we have regarding our Richter’s, I’m sure there are more hiding out somewhere, but these are the ones we have found. I have duplicated some because I put them on the pages of each person involved.

  • Jos Sr And Lena Heger





       Here are my transcriptions of some of the land documents we have found in the County Records, and elsewhere, regarding Joseph Sr. and Magdalena (Heger) Richter. In a nutshell, they purchased 50 acres of timberland in Gonzales, and 500 acres of land in Lavaca and Fayette County. They were living on a 17 acre homestead, part of the 500 acres, situated in both counties at the time of their deaths. These below are only related to the purchases and sales of land, look on the Probate page for all the will related mess. I did add the Will here, as they were still alive when they drew it up, and refers to the land they held.

    • October 8th, 1898 - Last Will and Testament of Joseph Sr., and Magdalena Richter

      1535__MAGDALENA RICHTER EST )                                        WILL.
      THE STATE OF TEXAS,                   )
      COUNTY OF LAVACA.                     )   KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: THAT WE, Joseph Richter Sr. and Magdalena Richter, both of Lavaca County, Texas, "husband and wife," being in good health and of sound and desposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

         1st. -- I direct that all my just debts shall be paid and that the legacies hereinafter given, shall, after the payment of my debts be paid out of my estate.
         2nd. -- We direct that our present homestead, consisting of seventeen acres of land with improvements thereon be held and used by the survivor so long as either may live.
         3rd. -- We direct after the death of the first one of us, our children, Joseph Richter, Ferdinand Richter, and Louis Richter, shall recieve in equal shares, - one half of all our money on hand or outstanding, - Notes.
         4th. --We direct that after the survivor's death said homestead with stock of cattle horses etc. shall become the property of said our children, Joseph, Ferdinand, and Louis; said homestead being valued at $900.00, and shall the supervision and control of said place be hereby vested in our son, Joseph Richter until actual sale of the same may be had.
         5th. -- We hereby exclude our grand daughter, Lena Anders, married to Julius Hohensee, as she has received a value of $1000.00 in land, their present homestead.
         6th. -- We direct that after the death of the survivor the other half of all the personal estate, such as monies, cattle etc., be equally divided among said Joseph, Ferdinand, and Louis Richter, share and share alike.
         7th. -- We constitute and appoint our said son Joseph Richter, sole executor this our will & direct that no action be had in the County Court in the administration of the estate, - except to prove and record the will;
               b.-- to return an inventory & appraisment;
               c.-- and that said executor be not required to give any bond.

      In witness whereof, we have herunto set our hands this the 8th day of October, 1898.
                           Josef Richter              Magdalena Richter

         The above instrument was now here subscribed by Jos Richter and Magdalena Richter, testators in our presense, and we at their request, and in their presence, sign our names hereto, as attesting witnesses.
                          A. Nesrsta                   E. Gieptner
      Filed Oct. 8, 1907, -- Jno. Buchanan, -- C.C.L.C.

    • September 16th, 1874 - Purchase of 50 acres in Gonzales from SB and WJ Moore
    • Transfer to Joseph of 16 Acres in Gonzales Co
    • April 7th, 1883 - Purchase of 500 acres in Lavaca and Fayette Co., Tx
    • Sale of 106 acres to Louis 1890
    • Sale of 106 acres to Ferdinand 1890
    • Buy back of 106 acres from Louis 1891
  • Jos Jr and Marie
  • Ferd A. and Theresa
  • Louis and Emma
  • Lena A and Julius H



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