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THE WILL OF HERMAN OBELWEISS

           This is reputed to be an actual will filed for probate in Anderson Co., TX. The transcription was posted on one of the Fidonet genealogy conferences several years ago, and seems to have been posted by one Deborah Zouras. However, this is a copy of one of the many re-postings, so the name of the original person may have been lost.

  I am writing of my will mineselluf that dam lawyer want he should
  have too much money, he asked to many answers about family. first thing
  i want i dont want my brother oscar have a dam ting what i got. he done
  me out of forty dollars fourteen years since.

  I want it that hilda my sister she gets the north sixtie akers of at
  where i am homing it now. i bet she dont get that loafer husband of
  hers to broke twenty akers next plowing time. she cant have it if she
  lets oscar live on it i want it i should have it back if she does.
  Tell mama that six hundred dollars she been looking for for twenty
  years is berried from the backhouse behind about ten feet down. she
  better let little frederick do the digging and count it when he comes
  up.

  Pastor lucknitz can have three hundred dollars if he kiss the book
  he wont preach no more dumhead polotiks. he should have a roof put on
  the meetinghouse with (it) and the elders should the bills look at.
  Momma the rest should get but i want it that adolph shud tell her
  what not she do so no more slick irishers sell her vokum cleaners dy
  noise like hell and a broom dont cost so much.

  I want it that mine brother adolph should be my execter and i want
  it that the jedje make adolph plenty bond put up and watch him like
  hell. Adolph is a good business man but only a dumkoph would trust
  him with a busted pfenning. i want dam sure that schlemic oscar dont
  nothing get. tell adolph he can have a hundred dollars if he prove to
  jedje oscar dont get nothing. tham dam sure fix oscar.

  /signed/ Herman Obelweiss.