Bavetta v. Spohn (In re Gerlach's Will)

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Writing for the CourtFAIRCHILD
Citation239 Wis. 353,300 N.W. 476
Decision Date13 January 1942
PartiesIn re GERLACH'S WILL. BAVETTA v. SPOHN et al.

239 Wis. 353
300 N.W. 476

In re GERLACH'S WILL.
BAVETTA
v.
SPOHN et al.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Nov. 4, 1941.
Rehearing Denied Jan. 13, 1942.


Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Vernon County; Lincoln Neprud, Judge.

Affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment of the county court of Vernon County entered January 14, 1941, admitting to probate an instrument claimed to be the last will and testament of Charles Gerlach, deceased.

Petition by James J. Bavetta for the probate of an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Charles Gerlach, deceased, was filed June 11, 1940. Objections to the probate of the will were filed by Anna Spohn, Myrtle Zweifel, and Hazel Hutchins, next of kin of said Charles Gerlach. From a judgment dated January 14, 1941, establishing said instrument as the last will and testament of Charles Gerlach, deceased, and admitting the same to probate, the contestants appeal.

J. Henry Bennett, of Viroqua, and Daniel H. Grady, of Portage, for appellants.

Wayne B. Schlintz, of Viroqua, and William M. Gleiss, of Sparta, for respondent.


FAIRCHILD, Justice.

The members of the court are equally divided upon this appeal, Chief Justice ROSENBERRY, Mr. Justice FRITZ, and Mr. Justice WICKHEM being of the opinion that the judgment should be affirmed. Mr. Justice FOWLER, Mr. Justice MARTIN, and the writer are of the opinion that the judgment should be reversed.

Under the rule the judgment appealed from is affirmed.

Judgment affirmed.

NELSON, J., participating.

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  • Smith v. Kleynerman, Case No.: 2015AP207
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wisconsin
    • March 21, 2017
    ...Carpenter Baking Co. v. Bakery Sales Drivers Local Union , 238 Wis. 367, 299 N.W. 30 (1941) (on appeal).33. In re Gerlach's Will , 239 Wis. 353, 300 N.W. 476 (1941) (on appeal).34. Banking Comm'n of Wis. v. Rothe , 239 Wis. 529, 2 N.W.2d 220 (1942) (on appeal).35. Radtke Bros. & Kortsch Co.......
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  • Smith v. Kleynerman, Case No.: 2015AP207
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wisconsin
    • March 21, 2017
    ...Carpenter Baking Co. v. Bakery Sales Drivers Local Union , 238 Wis. 367, 299 N.W. 30 (1941) (on appeal).33. In re Gerlach's Will , 239 Wis. 353, 300 N.W. 476 (1941) (on appeal).34. Banking Comm'n of Wis. v. Rothe , 239 Wis. 529, 2 N.W.2d 220 (1942) (on appeal).35. Radtke Bros. & Kortsch......

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