Category Archives: Wills

Will of Dominic Samels 1799-1873

Dominic (Dominique) Samels was the Father of Franz Samels and my GGGrandfather.  He was born in Luxembourg 20 February, 1799 and died in Aurora Illinois 19 June, 1873. Dominic Samels married (1) Catharina Schott (1796-1837) and their children were Wilhelm, … Continue reading

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Will of Franz Samels 15 January, 1886

Good Evening, Tom Cook gave me a copy of Franz Samels will some time ago and permission to post it more recently.  Since the handwriting is difficult to read  I’ve done a transcription and included original words and punctuation as … Continue reading

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Last Will and Testament of W. G. Walker

William George Walker’s will was made on June 9, 1877. The format is difficult to read and too large to scan so I’ve transcribed the text below, keeping capitalizations and grammatical context intact: “This Indenture witnesseth that I, William George … Continue reading

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Last Will and Testament of Frederick Ferris Daly

This Last Will and Testament for Frederick F. Daly includes a final accounting of his assets, and an Indexed Death Record. Where spelling is incorrect I’ve typically left it “as is.” and you’ll see that there are also some inconsistencies, … Continue reading

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Last Will and Testament of Alexander Daly

I’ve transcribed the Last Will and Testament of Alexander Daly as it’s difficult to read the handwrittten version. Where you see “–” it indicates an unreadable word or words. In some places there is no punctuation so it makes the … Continue reading

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