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  • Joseph Sr and Magdalena









    These are my transcriptions of documents we have found pertaining to Joseph Sr and Magdalena (Heger) Richter’s estate. I started with a transcription of their Will for reference.


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



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