Last Will and Testament of Harris Lewis
Dated August 23, 1929
I I, Harris Lewis, of the Village of Highland, Tows County, Wisconsin, being of sound disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testaments
First--After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath my entire estate, real and personal, to my son, Abe Lewis, in trust to be held by him as trustee for and during the natural life of my wife, Gylda Lewis, My said trustee is hereby directed to pay the entire interest and income from said trust fund to my said wife during her natural life. After the death of my said wife the said trust to date and my estate is hereby directed to be distributed as hereinafter devised and bequeathed.
Second--I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, Seymour Lewis, Emanuel Jacobs, David Jacobs and Velma Jacobs, to each the sum of Three Thousand (3000) Dollars..
Third--I give and bequeath to my eon, Abe Lewis, the sun of Fifteen Thousand (15000) Dollars, to be hold by him in trust and the income therefrom paid to my daughter, Agnes Lewis, during her natural life. If at any time the income from said trust fund shall, in the opinion of my said trustee, be insufficient to care for and support the said Agnes Lewis in a manner suitable to her station in life, he is hereby directed to use such additional amount of the corpus of said trust fund as he may deem necessary for such purpose. If, however, the said Agnes Lewis shall marry a person of the Jewish faith and said marriage shall be approved by my said trustee, my said trustee is directed to pay to her the entire trust fund and she shall receive the same absolutely and without condition. After the death of the said Agnes Lewis, I direct that any part of said trust fund remaining in his hands, not having been distributed as hereinbefore provided, shall be distributed among the heirs of said Agnes Lewis.
Fourth--All the residue of my estate I give, devise and bequeath to my five sons, Julius H.Lewis, Emanuel Lewis, Abe Lewis, Isaac Lewis and Gordon Lewis, to be divided among them equally share and share alike, excepting that my son Julius Lewis, shall receive from my estate the sum of Three Thousand (3000) Dollars lees than each of my other four sons.
I nominate and appoint my son, Abe Lewis, as executor of this, my last will and testament and request that no bond be required of him either as trustee or excutor of my estate but that he be not exempted from giving a bond as trustee for my daughter, Agnes.
I trust that the appointment of my eon, Abe Lewis as trustee and executor of my estate will give no offense to my other children. I have appointed him for the reason that he has had full knowledge of my business affairs for many years and the most capable of settling my estate. I also trust that my son, Abe, will administer my estate for the best interests of my entire family.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hated and seal this 23rd day of August, A.D.1929. H. Lewis (SEAL)
Signed) sealed, published and declared by the said testator, whom we believe to be of sound disposing mind and memory, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses.
Harry J. Fichs of Highland,Wis.
Matt Whiman of Highland, Wis.
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