In the name of God Amen
I Henry FOCKES of the Town of Wheatfield in the County of Clinton in the State of Illinois, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.
First I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid. Second I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Maria Gasina FOCKES all of my estate both real and presonal whevever situate and of whatever kind or nature consisting inclusive of rights and credits or by whatever kind and description known or described to be her sole and absolute property forever. I hereby constutue and appoint my said wife Maria Gasina Fockes executna of this will and direct that she may not be required by the County Court or by any court to give bond as such executna. In witness whereof I Henry Fockes have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 3d day of October A D 1888.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Henry/Heinrich Fockes as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
W SIEMER of Clinton Co Ill
B H WILKEN of Clinton Co Ill
M P MURRAY " " " "
State of Illinois} ss In the County Court of said County.
Clinton County} In Probate November Term A D 1888
Personally appeared in open court W. Siemer and B H Wilken and M P Murray subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Heinrich Fockes late of said County deceased, who, being duly sworn according to law do depose and say each for himself that they were present and saw the said Heinrich Fockes sign said will in their presence and that they believe that the said testator was of sound mind and memory, of lawful age, and under no constraint when he signed said Will
Subscribed and Sworn to in open court} W. Siemer
this 7th day of November A D 1888 } B. H. Wilken
Louis Elwang County Clerk } M. P. Murray
filed November 20, 1888
Louis Elwang Co
Transcribed by Melody Reissen
From Family History Center Microfilm # 1007839 - Wills v. A-C 1857-1914