WILLS: 1851 - 1910
Dallas County, Iowa
Source: Dallas County Records, Vol. II compiled by Howard E. Snedden and Barbara A. Snedden, 1972
The will abstracts that follow include all those to be found in Record of Wills, Volumes 1 & 2, Clerk of Court, Dallas County Courthouse, Adel, Iowa
For ease of researching, I have alphabetized the records. It takes nothing away from the original transcription.
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Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall for Dallas County IAGenWeb, completed August 2013
A J SCANLAN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 2 Mar 1898, proven 5 Apr 1898.
All my estate to my wife Mary A Scanlan.
Executrix: Mary A Scanlan, wife.
Witnesses: P H Graney, M Dooley.
ADAM SCHAFER, SR, of Adel Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 5 Apr 1907, proven 18 Mar 1908.
To my wife Jemima Schafer all my personal estate except money
in bank and a mortgage of $1700. Residue of estate - 1/3 to
wife Jemima Schafer and 2/3 to my children: Levi Schafer,
George Schafer, William Schafer, James Schafer, John Schafer,
Alek Schafer, Robert Schafer and Richard Schafer, sons, and
daus Kate McLaughlin, Ella Syrber, Rachael Klensman, Sarah
Miller, Julia Wagoner, and the heirs of my deceased dau
Lizzie Schafer Penne: June Penne, James Penne and Frank
Penne. Sons Jerry Schafer and Adam Schafer have already
received their share.
Executors: C F Ellerman, Levi Schafer.
Witnesses: Burton Russell, of Adel; S E Emmert, of Dallas
ANDREW SCHAMEL, of Colfax Township, Dallas County, age 42 years.
Will dated 3 Jun 1887, proven 14 Feb 1888.
All my estate to my wife Lanah Schamel. She to sell 40 acres
being the SW 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 32, T 80 N, R 28 W to pay my debts.
After her death the remainder of estate to my two children:
Mary Kate Schamel and Harry H Schamel.
Executrix: Lanah Schamel.
Witnesses: Theodore Emmert, Albert Emmert.
JOHN SCHLOSSER, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Jan 1898, proven 2 Sep 1902.
To my wife Nancy Schlosser all my estate for her lifetime.
After her death to the children of my deceased dau Mary,
$1000. Remainder to be divided between my four children:
William Schlosser, Catharine, Emma and Rebecca.
Executor: William Schlosser, son.
Witnesses: William Hinshaw, Mrs Louise Hinshaw.
JULIUS SCHLOSSER, of Washington Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 4 May 1908, proven 2 Sep 1908.
To my wife Julia Schlosser all my estate.
Executor: A F McQuie of Minburn.
Witnesses: D S Grossman, N Mae McLaughlin.
CORNELIUS SCHRADER, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Jun 1906, proven 8 Jan 1907.
To my wife Elizabeth Schrader all my estate.
Executrix: Elizabeth Schrader, wife.
Witnesses: Frank C Downey, W T Sharp, Dexter.
HENRY SCHUCHARD, of Dallas County.
Will dated 5 May 1892, proven 5 Nov 1902.
To my daus Mary Schuchard and Catherine Schuchard by my first
wife Bertha Schuchard, deceased, $5 each. Remainder of estate
to the children of my second wife Eva Elizabeth Schuchard,
deceased: Henry Schuchard, John Schuchard, Emma Schuchard,
George Schuchard, Frederick Schuchard, Louisa Schuchard and
Executors: Henry Schuchard, John Schuchard, sons.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, L M Stoops, both of Perry.
CHARLES W SCHWAB, of Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Oct 1896, proven 12 Nov 1897.
All my estate to my wife Martha J Schwab, if she remarries,
property to be divided 1/3 to wife and 2/3 to my three sons:
William W Schwab, Dyson B Schwab and Charles C Schwab.
Witnesses: L M Stoops, H A Hoyt, Perry.
PERRY SCOTT, formerly of Cass Twp, Boone County, Iowa now of
Woodward, Dallas County.
Will dated 28 Jul 1896, proven 16 Jan 1903.
To daus Mary Allice Herdman and Mable Herdman, $1 each. To
son Warren Scott, $100. Residue of estate to sons: Walter
Scott, William A Scott, Frank Scott, Sewel S Scott and
Lloyd Scott, and the heirs of George Scott, being Roy Scott
and George Scott.
Executor: Joseph G Spurrier - this person having removed
from the state, A M McCall named executor.
Witnesses: A J Newell, J E Woods, both of Woodward.
CATHARINE C SCRIBNER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Jun 1893, proven 5 Sep 1905.
My estate to be divided between my 3 daus: Olive Scribner,
Della Scribner and Bessie Scribner.
Executrix: Olive Scribner, dau.
Witnesses: Edmond Nichols, R E Bailey.
JAMES SCURRY, of Washington Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 May 1880, proven 23 Aug 1880.
To my wife Teresa Brady the N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 3, T 80 N, R 28 W,
Also E 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 10, T 80 N, R 28 W, and the E 3/10 SW 1/4 SE 1/4,
Sec 11, T 80 N, R 28 W and at her death divided among my
Executrix: Teresa Brady, wife.
Witnesses: Luther Gill, Minburn; Robert Henderson and Thomas
Henderson, both of Washington, Twp.
E K SEARS, of Dallas County.
To my wife Margaret P Sears all my estate.
Will dated 19 Oct 1878, proven 10 Sep 1880.
Executrix: Margaret P Sears, wife.
Witnesses: John Ross, C H Lombard.
JACOB SEHMANN, of Dallas County, age 55 years.
Will dated 6 Sep 1897, proven 21 Mar 1899.
All my estate to my widow Catherine Sehmann for her lifetime
and then to my children: John Frank Sehmann, William Sehmann,
Otto Jacob Sehmann and Ida Sehmann.
Witnesses: J A Richmond, E B Clary.
FRANCIS SENIOR, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 30 Apr 1886, proven 2 Sep 1886.
To Grace E Senior, my wife, dwelling house and connected land
being the homestead Lot 12, Block 2, B F Allens Addition,
Dexter, and notes due of $3500. To my eldest son George R
Senior, $500; to my second eldest son Daniel W Senior, $2500;
to Daniel W Senior, $500, to hold in trust for Clara W Senior
and Frank W Senior, minors. To Frank W Senior, my violin. To
Each of six sisters: Kate, Jenett, Elizabeth, Jane, Mary
and Sarah, $75. To my only brother Thomas H Senior his note
plus $200. To my brother (sic) Samuel J Cheever my watch and
chain. To my wife Grace E Senior and son Daniel W Senior,
my Library. American Bible Society, N Y, $200. Presbyterian
Church, $400. For my funeral expenses and of my son Frank J
Executor: Charles Crane, Grace E Senior, wife.
Witnesses: L H Olin, S D Clark.
SIMON B SHAMBAUGH, of Harrison County, Ohio.
Will dated 3 Oct 1873, proven 2 Jan 1874.
To the heirs of Elizabeth Fetrow, $200 each when they
become of age. To Simon Thompson, $100. To the Union Biblical
Seminary of the U B Church at Dayton, Ohio $3000. My brothers
and sisters (sic) Adam, Phillip and John Shambaugh and each
of the seven heirs to which land has been deeded by me to pay
$400 to make up the amount necessary to pay what I have willed.
Executor: Jacob Gutshall of Boone, Dallas County.
Witnesses: Gideon Gutshall, E W Phillips.
DANIEL D SHAW, of Linden, Dallas County.
Will dated 14 Apr 1890, proven 16 Jan 1894.
Request to be buried beside wife in Linn Cemetery, Dallas
County. To my children: Judith A Mitchell, Hannah M Fuselman,
Sylvia E Munger and Susan P Reese and the two heirs of
Rachel M Wilson, $1. Remainder of estate to my two sons
Joseph D Shaw and Peleg F Shaw and my dau Harriatte A
Executor: John E Lisk, of Guthrie County.
Witnesses: Thos Hoyt, Ira D Payne.
ELIZABETH SHEEHART, of Dallas County.
Will dated 16 Sep 1891, proven 11 Sep 1894.
To Henry Sheehart, John Sheehart, Emma Sheehart, George
Sheehart, Fred Sheehart, Lousie Sheehart and William Sheehart,
80 acres of land being the S 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 31, T 81 N, R 28 W.
Executor: Henry Sheehart.
Witnesses: N Platt, Albert H Mulder.
JOHN E SHIERY, of Dalls County, age 53 yrs.
Will dated 24 May 1904, proven 19 Sep 1904.
To my wife Lucretia E Shiery all my estate.
Executor: C T Ellerman, of Dallas Center.
Witnesses: H M Schamel, S B Grisso.
GUS SHOEMAKER, of Dexter, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Apr 1891, proven 7 Sep 1891.
To my wife Dora Shoemaker my estate and then to my children
at her death.
Witnesses: W T Shark, Susie A Russell, both of Dexter.
JOHN SHUEY, of Adams Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Oct 1879, proven 30 Aug 1884.
To my wife Catherine Shuey all my estate. After her death to
my son David Shuey, $50. Remainder of property to my children:
Jacob C Shuey, Mary A Collins, John W Shuey, Eliza J Ludington,
Jeremiah B Shuey, David S Shuey, Amanda E Melisa.
Executors: John W Shuey, son; Francis Collins, son-in-law.
Witnesses: Stephen Adams, Thomas Bilderback, both of Adams Twp.
B F SIMCOKE, of Redfield, Dallas County, age 53 years.
Will dated 8 Apr 1890, proven 2 Sep 1890.
To my wife Mary E Simcoke 1/3 of my estate in addition
Lots 7 & 8, Block 5, Redfield. To my dau Laurinda Simcoke,
$1000; to my sons James L Simcoke, Wm O Simcoke and Joseph
H Simcoke, $50 each, remainder of estate between my three
children Lena Simcoke, Lois Simcoke, and Benjamin F Simcoke, Jr.
Last 3 named children are minors.
Executor: James L Simcoke.
Witnesses: J H Noel, J R Sheeley.
JOHN SIMISON, of the Town of Redfield, Dallas Co, aged 68 yrs.
Will dated 3 Aug 1868, proven 8 Mar 1870.
To my wife Margaret Simison the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 9, T 78 N,
R 29 W also my right, title and interest in the business of
Tin Smith and Retail Dealer in Tinware and Stoves carried on
as equal partner with George W Johnston in the Village of
Redfield. To my son William Simison on Mercer Co, Ohio, $100.
To my dau Nancy McCarter of Mahaska Co, Iowa, $100. to my sons
James Welsch, George W Welsh, Perry D Welsh, $100 to be divided
Executrix: Margaret Simison, wife.
Witnesses: Thomas C Walsh, Moses Mills, both of Redfield, Iowa.
MARY SIMONS, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Feb 1907, proven 31 Aug 1909.
To my husband Chas Simons all my estate.
Executor: E B McLucas, of Redfield.
Witnesses: H Cahow, B F Rolston, both of Redfield.
ALVA SKINNER, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 11 Jul 1893, proven 28 Mar 1895.
To my wife Mary E Skinner all my personal estate and all
my real estate during her lifetime and then sold and out
of the proceeds to my children: Viola Hooks, Charles E Skinner,
Jesse B Skinner, Corbin E Skinner and Rosella Skinner, each
$800. The balance to be divided between my children named
above and including my son Emery Skinner.
Executor: Mary E Skinner, wife.
Witnesses: Aura Woodin, D W Woodin.
AMANDA SKINNER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Mar 1909, proven 31 Aug 1909.
To my sons Alva Skinner, Ira Skinner and Ota Skinner, $50
each. To my dau Maud Brewer the remainder of my estate.
Executrix: Maud Brewer, dau.
Witnessses: H A Nash, R S Cross.
JOSEPH SLANIGER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 5 Mar 1875, proven 19 Apr 1875.
All my estate to my wife Anna Slaniger except $50, one colt,
cow and heifer to my dau Mary Goselin.
Witnesses: J W Ellis, Frank Koobetshek
MARY SLATTERY, of Fieldon Twp, Watonwan County, Minnesota.
Will dated 15 Dec 1894, proven 13 Apr 1905.
To my son Maurice Slattery the following real estate in
Dallas County, Iowa: 20 acres in Sec 11, T 80 N, R 28 W.
Executor: Maurice Slattery - court appointed H E Boyd as
executor named in will is a non-resident.
Witnesses: J W Pond, Thos Gillespie, both of Watonwan County,
Minn; and Joseph Noonan of Madelia, Minn.
MOSES SLAUGHTER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Jan 1885, Dallas Center, proven 9 Sep 1891.
To my wife Mary Slaughter all my estate during her life and
then to my three daus: Julia A Lunn, Mary E King, Lila E
Whitlock. Chauncy Slaughter having had his portion.
Witnesses: S P Melick, E S Everett.
Will dated 5 Jun 1877, proven Jun 1878.
Estate to wife Mary J Sloan except 1 colt to son Joseph Sloan.
Executor: Mary J Sloan, wife.
Witnesses: W J Keltner, M C Thomas
CHARLES P SLOCUM, of Dallas County, widower.
Will dated 6 Oct 1895, proven 25 Mar 1896.
To my daus Fae, fanny Ray, Ava, Ina, Anne and Hzrriet D
all my real estate. As each child attains the age of 20
years to be paid 1/3 the amount due and 2/3 at age 23.
Executor: Joseph Slocum, father, of Dallas County, or if he
cannot serve then Albert D Slocum, brother, and Edard H
Hill, cousin, both of Dallas County.
Witnesses: S P Meleceo, Elizabeth S Gill.
JOSEPH SLOCUM, of Dallas County.
Will dated 23 May 1906, proven 8 Jan 1908.
To my wife Harriet D Slocum a life estate in the following:
Lots 3 & 4, Block 23, Dallas Center, and the SE 1/4, Sec 32,
and the W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 33, and NE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec 33, T 80 N,
R 27 W, and 25 acres off the N end of the E 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 4,
and the NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 7, T 79 N, R 27 W. To my dau Frances S
Barnes of South Bethlehem, Pa, and to my sons John B Slocum
and Albert D Slocum, the NE 1/4, Sec 10, T 80 N, R 27 W - 1/2
to dau and 1/4 to each son. To granddaus Zoe S Olson, Frances
S Coombs, Ava S Harrington, Ina Slocum, Annie Slocum and
Madge H Slocum, all daus of my deceased son Chas P Slocum,
$2000 to be shared equally at age 21. Residue to my children
John B Slocum, Albert D Slocum and Frances S Barnes. Mentions
nephew E L Hill.
Executors: John B Slocum, Albert D Slocum, sons.
Witnesses: Wm Roberts, V W Miller, of Adel.
ELIZABETH SMITH, of Spring Valley Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 29 Jul 1898, proven 16 Mar 1909.
To my husband Dennis B Smith all my estate. Mentions children
Executor: Dennis B Smith, husband.
Witnesses: H A Hoyt, M L Diddy, both of Perry.
GEORGE SMITH, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 22 Nov 1897, proven 22 Sep 1902.
To my mother Margaret Smith if she survives me $1000. To my
wife Hattie E Smith the remainder of my estate including
our home in Adel known as the C D Bailey Dwelling; a farm of
160 acres in Polk County, Nebraska; all stock of goods and
merchandise in the 2 story brick building known as the
Caldwell Block in Adel.
Executrix: Hattie E Smith, wife.
Witnesses: S M Leach, P C Barrows.
J P SMITH, of Perry, Dallas County.
Will dated 9 Jan 1909, proven 30 Aug 1910.
To my wife Arvilla Smith the property where I now reside
being Lot 1, Block 17, Original Town of Perry, also $2000.
Remainder of my estate to my children: Charles E Smith,
Frank O Smith, John H Smith, Arthur W Smith, Burt M Smith,
Price H Smith and Laura M Smith.
Executor: Charles E Smith, son.
Witnesses: C C McCrerry, W E Reynolds, H A Hoyt, all of Perry.
JONATHAN SMITH, of Van Meter, Dallas County, age 68 years.
Will dated 18 Dec 1905, proven 21 Mar 1906.
To my wife Nancy Malinda Smith for her lifetime all my estate
and then to be divided equally among my lawful heirs.
Executor: Francis Potter, son-in-law.
Witnesses: E J Goar, Dallas County; Frank E Cook, Madison Co.
L W SMITH, of DeSoto, Dallas County, aged 48 years.
Will dated 24 Sep 1885, proven 26 Jan 1886.
To my dau Hattie J Smith the E 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 14, T 77 N, R 28 W,
also 5 acres off the W side of the N 1/2 NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 31, also
the W 1/2 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 31, T 77 N, R 27 W, in all 90 acres.
All remainder of estate to my wife Hattie E Smith.
Executor: J W Blackman.
Witnesses: Isaac Hoch, J W Blackman, both of DeSoto.
MAHALA A SMITH, of Union Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 15 Oct 1888, proven 14 May 1889.
To my dau Alice May Colter, dau Cora Ann Colter, son
Charles Leroy Colter, all my real estate in Union Twp. To
son Edward E Colter, $1. To son Eldon M Colter, $1. To my
husband Eli Smith, $1. Remainder of estate to dau Alice May
Colter, son Charles Leroy Colter, son S J Colter, son Frank
Executor: Eli Cronk
Witnesses: M W Miller, Franklin Young, J J Caldwell.
MARGARET SMITH, of DeSoto, Dallas County.
Will dated 25 Sep 1895, proven 22 Mar 1899.
All my estate to my son George R Smith. I have already given
a share of my estate to my dau Jennie Blackman wife of J W
Blackman of DeSoto.
Executor: William Roberts, Cashier of Dallas Co Bank, Adel.
Witnesses: Edmund Nichols, E J Barry.
WILLIAM SMITH, of Adel, Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Mar 1886, proven 4 Sep 1901.
All my estate to my wife Mary J Smith.
Executor: Ada Smith.
Witnesses: Eliza R Archer, Ada B Smith.
WILLIAM SMITH, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Oct 1903, proven 30 Aug 1904.
Requests a monument for the graves of myself and my late
wife Jane Smith. To son Robert A Smith, $10. Remainder of
my estate to my children: George Smith; Agnes A Rathbun,
wife of H G Rathbun; Mary Ella Smith; and Jessie B Rhinehart,
wife of W O Rhinehart.
Executor: H G Rathbun.
Witnesses: Frank Loring, G H Hall.
MARY SNELL, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.
Will dated 7 Mar 1903, proven 30 Aug 1904.
Request my death date be placed on the Richard A Snell
family monument. To Mary E Snell, dau of Wm Snell, my gold
watch and chain. To Maurice Robinson, son Estella and
Arthur Robinson, $5. Remainder of my estate to my nephew
James A Ward and my niece Estella Robinson..
Executor: Clyde E Brenton, Dallas Center.
Witnesses: S Ineson, I G Wallace.
BIDDIE E SNIDER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 13 Nov 1899, proven 2 Sep 1902.
To Hopkins Grove Church of United Brethren in Christ in
Polk County, Iowa, $500. To John A Snider, $300; M J Snider,
$300; Walter P Kahler, $500; Jessie Wagoner, $300. Residue
of estate to be divided among Permelia Pierce, Elizabeth
Pierce, John Eslick, heirs of Samuel Eslick deceased,
Theodore Eslick and Beden Eslick.
Executor: Theodore Eslick.
HANNAH M SNYDER, of Waukee, Dallas County.
Will proven 4 Sep 1900.
Household furnishings, jewlery and clothes to daus Virginia
N Bickelhaupt, Rachel A McWilliams, Emma F Snyder, Belle S
Blackman, Irene A Snyder and L May Boone. Residue of estate
to be sold and divided among sons John R Snyder and Charles
V Snyder and above named daus. No provision for dau Martha
E Snyder as she received her share from her fathers estate.
Executor: John R Snyder, son.
Witnesses: Robert S Barr, E D Smith.
JAMES S SNYDER, of Colfax Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Apr 1900, proven 15 Jan 1909.
To my wife Mary Catharine Snyder certain livestock. Frank
Snyder and William Snyder to have $200 each before any
division of my estate. Remainder of my estate to my legal
heirs: Violet Ann Thompson, Elizabeth Sidebottom, Frank
Snyder, Alice L Smith, Mary Peters, William Snyder, Laura
Caldwell, Jennie Francis and Ada Snyder.
Executor: Frank Snyder, son.
Witnesses: Frank Young, B F Rolston, E B McLucas.
FREDERICK SPATZ, of Dallas County.
Will dated 6 Feb 1897, proven 3 Sep 1907.
To my wife Mary Elizabeth Spatz all my estate for her lifetime
and then equally to my legal heirs.
Executors: William Spatz, Frederick B Spatz, sons.
Witnesses: Joseph Geniser, Nicholas Forret.
RACHEL SPILLERS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 8 Apr 1898, proven 31 Aug 1898.
A note given to me by L C Cain for $100 I give to Logan Cain,
son of L C Cain. A $100 note by C B Lamb I give to my sister
Susanna Lamb and $20. To Jessie Lamb, $10; Rebecca Cain, $5.
To my brother George Lamb, $70 on condition he releases
interest in property in Redfield to Rebecca Cain who occupies
it. Mentions niece Mrs Fred A Smith. Remainder of estate to
bros Samuel Lamb, Peter Lamb and sister Susanna Lamb.
Witnesses: Storor L Harmon, J S Shillito.
Will dated 24 Jun 1880, proven 11 Sep 1880.
To Eliza Stafford my wife Albert Stafford all my real
estate and all my personal property to Kate Stafford a home
with Eliza and Albert. (sic) To Edward Stafford, $10; Eugene
Stafford, $5; Adelaide Stafford, $5; Mary Stafford, $5; all
to be paid at Albert's convenience.
Witnesses: Isaac F Denney, R A Denney.
SUSAN STAKER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 27 Aug 1891, proven 16 Apr 1892.
Bequest for a family monument. To my husband Peter Staker
all my estate and after his death to my dau Alice Rhodes,
$750. To my son George Ellsworth Staker the W 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 8,
and 3 1/2 acres in Sec 3, and 4 acres in Sec 9, T 81 N, R 26 W.
To my granddau Ellnora Purdy, $200. Balance of estate to
son George Ellsworth Staker.
Executor: Peter Staker, husband.
Witnesses: John Shortley, L U Harpel.
SAMUEL STANFIELD, of Boone Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 23 Sep 1862, proven 4 Jan 1863.
To my son, George M Stanfield, a part of NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 23,
T 78 N, R 27 W. Should he not return from the army the land
to be divided equally between my seven living daus: Elizabeth,
Priscilla, Rebecca, Hannah, Lucinda, Phebe and Sinth. To my
son Thomas J Stanfield, S 1/2 NE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 22 also W 1/2 NW 1/4 NE 1/4,
Sec 23 also E 1/4 NE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec 23 all in T 78 N, R 27 W. Should
he never return from the army the land to Henry E Belden.
Should Thomas J Stanfield never return from the army his
wife Eliza Jane Stanfield shall have her home on the farm.
Witnesses: William C Graham, John Clayton.
DAVID M STARBUCK, of Dallas County.
Will dated 28 Nov 1865, proven 5 Feb 1866.
To my father George Starbuck all my land in Sec 14, T 80 N,
R 28 W. To my wife Martha the balance of my estate.
Executor: Samuel J Garoutte.
Witnesses: J B Brenton, S V Campbell, John Struder.
JAMES STEELE, of Van Meter Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 6 Apr 1903, proven 1 Sep 1903.
To my wife Dorcas E Steele all my estate for her lifetime
and then to my children - unnamed.
Executrix: Dorcas E Steele, wife.
Witnesses: Blanche S Barr, Robt S Barr, both of Adel.
THOMAS STEVENS, of Sugar Grove Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 9 Sep 1903, proven 14 Nov 1910.
To my children George W Stevens, Melissa Barnes, William H
Stevens, Mary R Ort, Lettie G Hayes, Maud Harris, Charles
C Steve, $4000 each. To the children of my deceased dau
Ida Williams: Eugene Warford and Thomas Williams, $2000 each.
To my son Alonzo E Stevens $2700. To Goldie L Stevens, dau
of my deceased son Thomas R Stevens, $4000.
Executor: Clyde E Brenton.
Witnesses: John Fox, B H Criley.
JOHN STICHLER, of Dallas County.
Will dated 16 May 1894, proven 5 Sep 1905.
To my dau Nancy A Horner, $500. To my wife Viola Jane Stichler
all my estate and at her death to be divided between my
children: Nancy C Horner, Hattie Peddicord and Mary Jane
Executor: David E Peddicord.
Witnesses: John Shortley, W W Cardell.
ANN C STILES, of Dallas County, aged 61 yrs.
To my son Amos J Stiles, 40 acres of land for his use for 3
years. To each of my sons Benjamin C Stiles, Seth F Stiles,
and Jason E Stiles, $5. To Robert F Stiles, my youngest son,
my home place. To my youngest dau Elizabeth H Stiles, my
sewing machine. After 3 years the 40 acres of land willed to
my son Amos J Stiles, be sold and the proceeds together with
my remaining estate be divided between my children, except
sons Benjamin C Stiles, Seth F Stiles and jason E Stiles to
whom I have already made provision.
Will dated 1 Feb 1872, proven 8 Mar 1872.
Executor: J Perkins.
Witnesses: J F Irvin, Mary A Garoutte, both of Adel.
MARRIANNA A STITT, of Philadelphia.
Entire estate to her husband John M Stitt.
Will dated 23 Mar 1852, proved 16 Aug 1864.
Executor: John M Stitt
CHARLES R STORRS, of Dallas County.
Will dated 18 Aug 1908, proven 9 Sep 1910.
To my wife Hattie L Storrs all my estate, if she does not
survive me then all goes to my adopted son George Storrs.
Executrix: Hattie L Storrs, wife.
Witnesses: J A Merritt, J W Brown.
JOHN STRADER, of Washington Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 6 Nov 1877, proven 30 Aug 1880.
To my son Calvin Strader and dau Amanda Adams my personal
property or should they fail to care for me to either my
dau Jane Leggett or Hannah Olin should they give me such
support. To my wife Winnie Strader, $5, she voluntarily
having abandoned my bed and board. Dau Elizabeth Kimery to
Receive $100 less than the following children having
already received the sum: Jane Leggett, Hannah Olin, Elizabeth
Kimery, Rachel Farnsworth, Calvin Strader, Charles Beall son
of my dau Ellen, Maggie Gilly dau of my dau Margaret, and
Executor: John Warford, of Minburn.
Witnesses: Mary E Strader, Charles H Happersett, John Warford
JOHN R STRANGE, of Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Aug 1893, proven 11 Sep 1894.
Request a headstone for myself and wife. A headstone for
my deceased dau Laura J Strange at Atlanta, Illinois. To my
dau Cinthia A McDowell, $5. To my son Hugh P Strange, $5; to
my dau Mary C Jones, $5; to my son Amos F Strange, $5. To my
wife Mary F Strange all my remaining estate during her life-
time and then to my son John S Strange.
Executor: Scott Guthrie.
Witnesses: L F Keigley, John W Miller, both of Madrid, Iowa.
WILLIAM STROUD, Sr., of Grant Township, Dallas County, age 84.
Will dated 14 Jan 1895, proven 10 Nov 1898.
To my wife Mary Stroud all my estate including a mortgage
given by Wm Stroud, Jr., for $3000. After her death remainder
of estate to be divided among my legal heirs.
Executor: C F Ellerman
Witnesses: C F Ellerman, William H Ellerman.
DANIEL STUMP, of Van Meter Twp, Dallas County.
Will dated 21 Feb 1872, proven 4 Jun 1872.
To my dau Anna Maria Stump, $100. To my wife Mary Stump,
the remainder of my estate. Mentions also daus Malissa
Stump, Ida Stump and Ina Stump.
Executor: Jacob Stump of Van Meter Twp, Dallas County.
Witnesses: J F Robberts, Jacob Stump, A J Hiatt.
JAMES SULLIVAN, of Dallas County.
Will dated 3 Mar 1900, proven 25 Mar 1902.
To my wife Bridget Sullivan all my estate for her lifetime
then to son John Sullivan, $200. Remainder to be divided
between the following children: Patric Sullivan, William
Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, James Sullivan, Jr, John Sullivan,
and Katy Sands. My dau Lizzie Sullivan has already received
Executor: Michael Sullivan, son.
Witnesses: D J Brookings, Wm Moran, Michael Moran.
JOHN SUTTON, of Boone Township, Dallas County.
Will dated 20 May 1858, proven 10 Aug 1858.
To my dau Elizabeth horses, colt, saddle, bridle and $100.
To my dau Amanda, horse, saddle and bridle. The amount as
found in the memorandum hereunto attached is to be deducted
from the shares of the heirs against whom it is charged.
Executor: Simeon Gord.
Witnesses: J W Wilkin, James Robison.
Memorandum dated 18 May 1858. Of the property and money that
I have prayed to each of my heirs up to this present date:
John Groves, $210; Henry C Sutton, $380; Rachel Miller, $505;
Louisa Scovell, $50; Acquilla Sutton, $110; no amounts were
entered for Elizabeth Sutton, Hannah Sutton, Amanda Sutton.
MRS S J SWEARINGEN, of Waukee, Dallas County.
Will dated 20 Sep 1906, proven 8 Nov 1906.
To Gladys Swearingen, $3500. After sale of 140 acres farm in
Boone Township, 1/4 to each of the following: Mrs Lizzie
Humphrey; Mrs Emma McLuin; Z Swearingen; 1/8 each to Berba
Day and Pauline Day, and suggest Mr W B McLuin act as guardian
for Pauline Day . To my brother J H Robinson, Lebo, Kansas,
my residence in Waukee, and 1000 shares of stock in Tom
Lipton Mining Company. Residue of estate to be divided
between my brothers and sisters: Thomas Robinson, David
Robinson, J H Robinson, Eliza Cook and Bell Medearis.
Mentions property - 160 acres in Mercer County, North
Dakota, and 10 acres timber land in Boone Township, Dallas
Executors: W B McLuin, B R Cook.
Witnesses: E G Crispin, Isa Duncan, Samuel F Toft, all Waukee.
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