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G. O. SCHILLERSTROM leases land for Baptist Cemetery - 1902


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 6/3/2011 at 11:25:05

Jefferson County Deed Book 87
Page 252

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Four Corners....
Be it known by all men, that I, G. O. SCHILLERSTROM, the only surviving member of the Swedish Baptist Association at Four Corners, Jefferson County, Iowa, party of the first part, for the consideration mentioned below, Do hereby lease to the EV. Luth. St. John's Congregation, of Four Corners, Jefferson County, Iowa, party of the second part, the church lot and cemetery containing one acre in the South West Corner of the North West Quarter of Section No. Twenty-two (22) Township No. Seventy-two (72), Range No. Eight (8) West, for a term of Ninety Nine years, To be used and maintained as a Cemetery, and Buring (sic) place of the dead. And it is hereby agreed that the said Congregation, party of the second part, shall have the right and privilege, to bury their Dead in said Cemetery, and to use said lot as to them seems best,

And in consideration said Congregation shall keep and maintain the fences around said Lot and Cemetery, and in the customary way care for said cemetery,

But I reserve a burial place for me, by the side of my Deceased Wife, also a privilege for my children to bury their (sic) if any one should so Desire.

In testimony Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 15th day of May A.D. 1902.

We the trustees of the Ev. Luth. St. John's Congregation of Four Corners, subscribe our names to the above agreement, on our part this 15th day of May, A.D. 1902.
- Conrad BOGNER.

State of Iowa, Jefferson County, ss: Be it remembered that on the 15th day of May A.D. 1902 before me the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said County, came G. O. SCHILLERSTROM, to me known to be the identical person whos (sic) name is subscribed to the foregoing Lease, and acknowledged the instrument to be his voluntary act and deed, and that he executed the same for purposes therein mentioned, Also the trustees of the Ev. Luth. St. John's Congregation of Four Corners, who are personally known to me, and executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes mentioned, WITNESS my hand and seal Notarial the day and year above written.
- A. F. CASSEL, Notary Public.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.


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