1897 Rafter deed
Tax Sale Deed
George Helming Co. Treasurer
State of Iowa Allamakee county,
Entered for taxation this 30th day of April AD 1897
Otto Hagen County Auditor
W.A. Wittbecker Deputy
Fee, 25 cents
Filed for the record the 30th day of April AD 1897 at 11:30 o'clock AM and recorded in book G(?) of the Tax Sale Deeds, Page 86
E.M Hancock Recorder
Fee 95 pd.
Know all Men By These Presents:
That whereas, the following described real property, viz:
Harpers Ferry Lots. Nos. (131) One Hundred Thirty one and (132) One Hundred Thirty two situated in the County of Allamakee and State of Iowa, was subject to taxation for the year AD, 1872 to 1893 Inclusive, and whereas, the taxes assessed upon said real property, for the years aforesaid, remained due and unpaid at the date of the sale hereinafter named, and whereas, the Treasurer of said county did, on the 5th day of Feb. AD, 1894 by virtue of the authority in him vested by law, at the adjourned sale begun and publicly held on the first Monday of December AD, 1893 expose to public sale at the office of the County Treasurer, in the county aforesaid, in substantial conformity with all the requisitions of the statute in such cases made and provided, the real property above described, for the payment of the taxes, interest and costs then due and remaining unpaid on said property; and whereas, at the time and place aforesaid, Mrs. Catherine Rafter of the County of Allamakee and State of Iowa having offered to pay the sum of - dollars and Eighty Five cents, being the highest bid of the whole amount of taxes, interest and costs then due and remaining unpaid on said property, for All of the above described real estate which was the least quantity bid for; and payment of said sum having been by her made to the said Treasurer, the said prperty was stricken off to her at that price.
This deed is made in accordance with the Supreme Court decisions see Iowa Reports No 53 Page 683 and whereas, three years have elapsed since the date of said sale, and said property has not been redeemed therefrom as provided for by law.
Now, therefore, I Geo. J. Helming Treasurer of the county aforesaid, for and in consideration of the said sum to the Treasurer paid as aforesaid, and by virtue of the statute in such case made and provided, have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain and hereinbefore described, to have and to hold unto her the said Mrs. Catherine Rafter her heirs and assigns forever; subject however, to all the rights of redemption provided by law.
In Witness Whereof, I Geo. J. Helming Treasurer of aforesaid, by virtue of the authority aforesaid, have hereunto subscribed my name on this 26th day of April 1897
Geo. J Helming <signature>
State of Iowa Allamakee County
I hereby certify, That before me a Notary Public in and for said county, personally appeared the above named Geo. J Helming Treasurer of said county, personally known to me to be the Treasurer of said county at the date of the execution of the above conveyance, and to be the identical person whose name is affixed to and who executed the above conveyance as Treasurer of said county, and acknowledged the execution of the same to be his voluntary act and deed as Treasurer of said county, for the purpose therein expressed
Given under my hand and seal this 30th day of April 1897
EM Hancock <signature>
- transcribed by Jody L Howard
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