Mrs. Lucien Mueller Leaves Bulk of Amount to Brother-in-Law
Mrs. Claribel Mueller, widow of Lucien Mueller, former chairman of the board of the Mueller Co., left an estimated estate of $800,000.
According to a petition to admit the will to probate, filed in County Court, person property amounts to $650,000 and real estate $150,000.
According to the terms of the will the bulk of the estate, Mueller Co. stock, is left to a brother-in-law, Frank H. Mueller for his lifetime.
The will also provides for gifts to be made to Decatur and Macon County Hospital and the First Presbyterian Church.
The amount of the gifts cannot be determined until after state and federal inheritance taxes are set and paid.
The will also provides for the gift of personal items of Mrs. Mueller to several friends.
Mrs. Mueller died March 19 after an illness of several years.
Source: Decatur Daily Review, April 3, 1962.
Sidney Rochelle, Hamilton, applied in probate court Wednesday to be administrator of the estate of Ida M. Rochelle, estimated to include $500 in personal property.
Source: Hamilton Journal News, August 9, 1933.
E.B. Alston, Joseph H. Marr and Frank Jamison have appraised the estate of Catherine Rochelle, of Hamilton at $805.82, they reported in probate court Thursday.
Source: Hamilton Journal News, July 23, 1925.
Properties owned by Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, who died Feb. 24, were estimated yesterday to be worth $100,000 by two daughter who filed a petition for probate of her will. The daughters are Mrs. Helen McGill of Elsinore and Ruth Steves of Fallbrook.
Also filed yesterday was a petition for probate of the will of Mrs. Cora L. Abraham, who died Feb. 21 and left an estate estimated at $35,000. Her two daughters, Mrs. Lillian A. Bradley of Point Loma and Mrs. Sylvia A. Everts of Los Angeles, filed the petition.
Source: San Diego Union, March 8, 1933.
The American National bank of Beaumont, through P.P. Butler, vice president, Wednesday filed application for guardianship of the estate of David Rorick, 19, of San Diego, Calif., the estate being valued at $83,100.
Rorick is the son of Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, deceased, who was a daughter of the late W.C. Tyrrell, Beaumont capitalist who died several years ago. Mrs. Rorick died last spring at Oceanside, Calif.
The estate in Texas for which guardianship is sought consists of real estate in Port Arthur valued at $60,000 and 3080 acres of land in Harris county valued at $23,100.
Source: Beaumont Journal, June 28, 1933.
The estate of Fred W. Searles of 38 Cary Street, who died last Dec. 8 in an Oswego hospital following a collision by a D.L.&W. Railroad switch engine and a gasoline-operated work car in a cut-off tunnel, is estimated at $6,300, according to papers filed in Broome County surrogate car.
Mr. Searles was a foreman for the railroad. His daughter, Mrs. Isabel S. Gay of 38 Cary Street, has been appointed administratrix. Other heirs are William S. Searles of Camp Perry, Williamsburg, Va., and Albert L. Searles of Fort Meyer, Va.
Source: Binghamton Press, January 7, 1944.
By the will of Ziba Casterlin, late of Wyoming, just probated, he leaves an estate valued at $550 to Pearl Barnes and Clarence Casterlin. Letters of administration on the estate were granted to Mary L. Casterlin.
Source: Pittston Gazette, December 17, 1935.
The partition of the property in the Third ward, Hamilton, which is a part of the estate of the late William Rochelle, is asked in a suit filed in common pleas court late Monday by William E. Rochelle against Sidney Rochelle, Shirley Kegel, Clifford Rochelle, John Rochelle, and Flora Heigel, and their wives and husbands.
The petition sets out that the plaintiff and Sidney Rochelle, Shirley Kegel and Clifford Rochelle are each entitled to a one twelfth part of real estate in Hamilton, and that John Rochelle and Floral Heigel are each entitle to four twelfths of the property. The partition is sought subject to the dower interest of Ida M. Rochelle, widow of William Rochelle. A.J. Pater is attorney for the plaintiff.
Source: Hamilton Evening Journal, January 19, 1926.
Bath—Attorney Charles B. Bechtol of Rochester is scheduled to examine W.J. Heermans, Mrs. Elias Bostwick and Guy Cheney executors of the will of the late Elias Bostwick of Corning, at Corning Wednesday. Mr. Bechtol represents the daughters of the late Mr. Bostwick who demanded that executors make an accounting. The executors lately filed a supplemental accounting on order of Surrogate J.C. Wheeler. The daughters object to the accounting as incomplete in its inventory of assets.
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, January 16, 1934.
Hornell—A motion for an accounting in the affairs of the late Elias Bostwick of Corning was ordered here today by Surrogate John Wheeler, at the request of relatives, for Dec. 23. Hearings were adjourned to Dec. 27.
Mr. Bostwick, former member of the mercantile firm of Wing and Bostwick, died about three years ago.
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, December 18, 1933.