The Estate of August Louis Etling
Affidavit of Administration
State of Missouri
County of St. Louis
This day, personally appeared before me the Clerk of the Probate Court for the County of St. Louis, the undersigned Margaretha Etling who, being by me duly sworn, upon her oath say that to the best of her knowledge there are the following named heirs of August Etling late of the County of St. Louis aforesaid deceased, now in being, to-wit: this affiant widow of said deceased and
Augusta wife of John Muehlmann
Charlotte Eliza Etling
Eliza Margaretha Etling
George W. Etling
Louis August Etling
Emilie Margaretha Etling
in St. Louis Co.
That the said deceased died on or about the 7th day of December 1876; that the estate of said deceased does not exceed the sum of Four Thousand Dollars in value as this affiant is informed and believes; that to the best of her knowledge, the said deceased died without a will, so far as she knows and believes; and that she will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of the deceased ------------- ------------- and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the law direct, and account for and pay all assets which shall come to her possession or knowledge.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 16th day of December
W. E. Wagner [signature] Clerk
By C. B. McEntire [signature] Deputy Clerk
Margaretha Etling [signature]
Source: August Etling, 1876; Case No: 12504; St. Louis Probate Court; Microfilm reel C 35576; Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA. Affidavit of Administration; filed 18 December 1876.
Digital version from the St. Louis Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900 on 1 July 2004.
This Affidavit of Administration was a printed form. I have used italics to indicate the handwritten information added to the form by officers of the Probate Court. Information in square brackets [ ] has been added by me.
Letter from the Office of Finkelnburg & Rassieur, attorneys at law
G. A. Finkelnburg
Attorneys at Law,
507 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, December 16th 1876
Estate of August Etling deceased who died August 7th 1876 - intestate. leaving surviving him his widow Margaretha Etling who applies for letters. and his children Catherine Augusta Muehlemann neé Etling wife of John Muehlemann Charlotte Eliza Etling aged 17 years Eliza Margaretha " " 14 years George W. " " 12 years Louis August " " 10 years Emilie Margaret " " 6 years All residing at 406 Dorcas str. St. Louis, Mo. Approximate value of estate -- real $3500.-- personal 500.-- Total $4000.-- Bond $8000 Bondsmen: George J. Gerber Eggerd Arp
E[??????]Arp Take affts Witnesses: Jno. P. W. Thul and Chas. BrunsJacob B. Decker
Source: August Etling, 1876; Case No: 12504; St. Louis Probate Court; Microfilm reel C 35576; Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri. Letter from the Office of Finkelnburg & Rassieur, attorneys at law.
Digital version accessed at the St. Louis Probate Court Digitization Project, 1802-1900 on 1 July 2004.
Probate Court documents show that George J. Gerber posted a security bond of $6,000; Eggert Arp, a bond of $500; and Charles Bruns, a bond of $2,000.
John P. W. Thul, Jacob B. Decker and H. J. Hilsdorf provided an appraisal of August Etling's personal estate.
- Affidavit of Administrator (PDF file; 136 KB)
- Letter from Finkelnburg & Rassieur, attorneys (PDF file; 73 KB)