The State of Texas
County of Kendall
I Adelbertha Adam,[sic] the widow of Conrad Adam deceased, residing in Kendall County, Texas,
being of sound mind and disposing memory, but well Knowing the uncertainty of this life,
do hereby make this my ”Last Will and Testament”, hereby revoking all wills and codicils heretofore by me made.
Article 1. I hereby direct that my homested,[sic] consisting of 156 acres of land and all the improvements thereon, situated about 3 ¾ miles in a South Easterly direction from Boerne, on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg road shall be disposed of in the following manner:
Article 2. I hereby give and bequeath to my son Julius Adam said homestead, described in article 1. of this will and consisting of 156 acres of land, under the following conditions:
Article 3. My son Julius Adam shall pay to each of his sisters to wit: 1. Kathinka Toepperwein, 2. Therese Voges , 3. Emilie Schoenert, 4. Bertha Froebel, 5. Emma Herms, the sum of Two hundred dollars, or in case of any of them should die, to their surviving children in the following manner:
Article 4. One year after my death my son Julius Adam shall pay to each one of his sisters or surviving children Twenty Dollars and every succeeding year he shall pay the same amount until each of his sisters, or surviving children, shall have received Two hundred Dollars, and all of his payments amount to One Thousand Dollars.
Article 5. If the aforesaid payments are punctually and promptly made by my son Julius Adam, then he shall pay no interest during the ten years upon any of this money.
Article 6. In case my son Julius Adam should die his wife Ida Adam, nee Hauffler, [sic] shall fill his place as far as this will is concerned as long as she remains unmarried, but should she marry again after the death of my son Julius Adam, then and in that case I hereby direct that said homestead, described in Article 1 of this will shall be owned by my son’s surviving children under the condition that each of my daughters receive their Two hundred dollars out of this my homestead in annual payments of Twenty Dollars each as heretofore directed.
Article 7. I appoint my son Julius Adam the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
Article 8. I hereby direct that no other action shall be had in the Probate court in regard to the settlement of my Estate than the probating and registration of this will.
Article 9. I direct that my Executor shall not be required to give bond.
Signed at Boerne this 9th day of Aug. 1895
The said Adelbertha Adam on this 9th day of Aug. 1895 signed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for her “Last Will and Testament,” and We, at her request and in her presence and in presence of each other have hereunto set our names as subscribing witnesses.
Texas, this 9th day of Aug. 1895 Adalbertha Adam
Gus. Dietert A. Bergmann
(Witnesses are: Gus Dietert is the son of Heinrich and Amalia Bergmann Dietert and Adalbertha’s nephew; A.(Anton) Bergmann is Adalbertha’s brother)
Texas. Kendall County. Probate Minutes. Office of County Clerk. Boerne.