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"Land Deed between Francis "Frank" Joseph Schifferdecker and Joseph Hempe."

Grantor: Francis J. Shifferdecker  (a/k/a - Francis "Frank" Joseph Schifferdecker)

Grantee: Joseph Hempe

Deed dated: September 4, 1857

Deed filed: September 1857

Deed recorded: September 28, 1857

Deed record location: Monroe County, Illinois

Deed recorded in: Book V, Page 194

Note:: This is the second of two known land deeds made between Francis "Frank" Joseph Schifferdecker and his brother-in-law Joseph Hempe.

Provided by: Don E. Williams

"Transcript of the above Land Deed"

This indenture made this 4th day of September in the day of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty 7 between Francis Shifferdecker and Lavina Shifferdecker, his wife, George Shifferdecker and Barbara Shifferdecker of Monroe County, State of Illinois, of the first part and Joseph Hempe of Monroe County, State of Illinois, of the second part, Witnefoeth: That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the Sum of Five Hundred and Seventy Five Dollars, to them, in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey, transfer, and make over unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever all of our undivided interest in the following described land, to wit: The North East or of the North West quarter of Section Number One, Township Four South of Range No. Ten West, containing forty Acres lying and being in the County of Monroe and State of Illinois, together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. To have and to hold the aforesaid premises unto the said Joseph Hempe his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part do for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant to warrant and defend the said premises unto the said Joseph Hempe his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claim or claims, of all and every person or persons whatsoever -

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year first above written.

In presence of,    Francis Schifferdecker

                           Ludevina Schifferdecker

                           George Schifferdecker

                           Barbara Schiefferdecker

"Additional Information"

Another two known documents were filled in reference to the above Land Deed. Although we don't have copies, we do have the following transcripts:

Filled on September 9, 1857, and recorded on September 28, 1857.

State of Illinois - Monroe County

This day appeared before me Francis Schifferdecker, Lavina Schifferdecker, George Schifferdecker and Barbara Schifferdecker who are personally known to me to be persons whose names is subscribed to the within deed, and acknowledge that they executed the same voluntarily for the uses and purposes therein expressed, and the said Lavina Schifferdecker, wife of Francis Schifferdecker being by me examined separate and apart from her said husband, and made acquainted with the contents of the within deed, the same being explained to her, acknowledged that she executed the same, thereby relinquishing her dower in the lands and tenements therein named, freely, voluntarily, and without compulsion of her husband and says she does not wish to retract.

Given under my hand and seal this 4th day of September AD 1857.     W. Thackway, Justice of the Peace (seal)

Filled and recorded in February 1858.

State of Illinois - Monroe County

Personally appeared before me, Bradley Rust, Justice of the Peace, Peter Sauer and his wife Mary Sauer also Joseph Hempe and his wife Catherine. Persons well known to me to be the ones whose signatures appear to the above deed so for as they may . . . . . . . claims and the two wives Mary Sauer and Catherine Hempe after having the above deed read to them separate and apart from their said husbands did freely and voluntarily and without fear of their said husbands acknowledge the same and do hereby relinquish their Right of Dower to and in the lands described. . . . . . . I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of February AD 1858.

Bradley Rust, Justice of the Peace (seal)

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