Pope County Wills



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 Last Will and Testament of Johann Friedrich Niekamp
in Pope County Will Record Vol. A (pp. 147-8)

I John Frederick Neacamp [sic] of Pope County Illinois being of 
sound mind and memory and of lawful age and being
 a widower, do hereby make, ordain and declare and publish 
this my last will and testament in the manner following
 to wit:

First:  I want all my just debts paid.
Second:  I give and devise my homeplace consisting 
of one hundred and ninty acres more or less to 
Charley Neacamp my son, his heirs and assigns 
forever, being the NW1/4 NE1/4, SW1/4 NE1/4, N1/2 SE1/4 and 
SE1/4 NE1/4 except ten acres sold John Forman on 
the north, all in Section Four Township Fifteen South
 Range Six East in Pope County Illinois.
Third:  I give and devise the place I bought of William 
Watson consisting of 149 acres more or less to Caroline 
Wiedeman my daughter her heirs and assigns forever 
being in Pope County Illinois to wit SE1/4 SW1/4 South Part 
NE1/4 SW1/4 14 acres Part N1/2 SE1/4 64 acres SW1/4 SE1/4 
all in Section Thirty Three Township Fourteen S.R. Six East.
Fourth:  I give and devise to my son William Neacamp
 the sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) to be paid by 
my said daughter Caroline Wiedeman and the land 
herein devised to her to be charged with the payment 
of said sum.
Fifth:  I give and devise to my grandchild Frederick 
Niemeyer One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150) to be 
paid by my said son Charles Neacamp and the 
land herein devised to him to be charged with 
the payment of said sum.
Sixth:  All the personal property and moneys belonging 
to me at my death to be divided equally between my 
children Charley Neacamp, William Neacamp and Caroline 
Wiedeman.  The said bequest of $200.00 to William 
and $150.00 to Frederick not to come out of my perso-
nal estate and moneys but to be paid, as stated above.
Seventh:  I hereby appoint John Forman executor of the my [sic]
will and require no bond from him.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
affixed my seal this November 28th An 1885.

John Frederick Neacamp

John Gilbert Jr.
William P. Sloan

The forgoing instrument was at the date thereof signed, 
sealed, published and declared by the said John Frederick 
Neacamp as and for his last will and testament in 
presence of us who at his request and in his presence 
and in the presence of each other have subscribed our 
names as witnesses thereto and we believed the  testator 
to be of sound mind and memory at the time of 
signing said will.

Dated the 28th Day of Novermber An 1885

John Gilbert Jr.
William P. Sloan

 



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