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Who Was the Majority Stockholder?

The Articles of The Standard Building Company,Inc. state that title to Lot 95 Original Plat could only be transferred by vote of the majority.

It is seen in 1935, that with both Sam Wolf and James Evans present at the meeting of the stockholders, only 351 of 1350 shares entitled to vote were present.

A Deed Between Lawyers

In 1982, as President of The Standard Building Company, Walter P. Helmke claimed "Evans Properties,Inc." was the majority stockholder of The Standard Building Company,Inc. As Personal Representative for the Evans Estate, Helmke transferred title to the Standard Building to Robert S. Walters in the law firm of Barrett and McNagny which now occupies the building. The Standard Building Company,Inc. had not filed any Annual Reports with the Secretary of State since 1967. This mattered little to Helmke when it came time to certify the corporation was "in good standing," and little to Walters when he took title. The Standard Building Company,Inc. dissolved in 1987, four years after the closing of the Evans Estate and after other stockholders had been paid.

As part of the Evans Estate, "Evans Properties," proceeded to transfer various titles around downtown Fort Wayne though no filings are found with the Secretary of State for Evans Properties,Inc. since 1931. Upon Dissolution, Evans Properties turned out to be owned by Clem Drees, the Evans Estate accountant, and the Lincoln National Bank Trust Department.

What Happened to the Rental Account and Paid in Capital?

The 1923 Articles of Association of the Standard Building Company, Inc. state the purpose of the company was to hold title to Lot 95 Original Plat (215 East Berry Street), to collect rents, to purchases stocks, bonds, notes, and other debentures. The paid in capital was $350,000.00 in 1923.

When stockholders were paid upon liquidation of the Standard Building Company, Inc., with a check drafted from Anthony Wayne Bank, the payment per share only amounted to a share of the saleprice of Lot 95 Original Plat to Robert S. Walters, attorney.

The 60-year rental account and corpus of The Standard Building Company, Inc. was neither paid to the ingenuous stockholders nor accounted for in the Evans Estate.

Standard Indiana Corporate Entities

More about The Standard Building

Location of Some of Clarence and Minnie Viola "Disler" Kryder's Realty:
Rural 1894-1919: Cedarville, Cedar Creek Township, Leo,
S28 T32 R13, Grabill, Decatur

Beginning 1919 Fort Wayne:

Elmwood Addition
Forest Park Addition
Comparet's Addition
Bayer's 2nd Addition
Lillie Place
Bayer's Addition
Weisser Park
Eliza Hanna's Addition
Pontiac Place Addition
Driving Park Addition
Anthony Hibbs Addition
Romy's Subdivision
Hough's Outlots
W.H. Simons Addition
1,2,3 Laselle Place Addition
Pfeiffer Place Addition
Kryder's Additions, 1-2-3
Drexel Park
Waynedale; Waynedale Gardens 1-2-3
Fletcher's Addition
Lot 91 Old Plat Addition
Beck's 2nd Addition
Forest Hill Addition
Lot 5 Tennessee Avenue
Archer's Addition

LaFayette Place Addition
Bercot's Addition
Shadybrook Addition
1929: Lot 52 and 78 Original Plat of Waynedale given to Wayne School Township by Frank H. Kryder
Hanna's Park Outlots
Woodland View
Armiston Heirs Addition
Orchard Place Addition
Fairfield Terrace Sec. A
Fairfield Terrace Sec. B.
Disler Place Addition
Schnelker's Addition
Woodward Addition
Drexel and Winter Street- Kryders Extended Addition
Edgewood Addition
S.C. Evans Amended Plat
Bayer's Addition
Lot 209 Avondale

Kryder Addresses
Utility Building
305-306 Carroll Building
215 East Berry Street
Standard Building, Rms 202, 203, 225, 226; Rm 309
Moss Engineering
807 Ft. Wayne Bank Building
Worthington Apartments
Hartford City
Blackford County
Adams County

Disclaimer: The Personal Representative of this family believes that evidence exists which calls into question the integrity of certain individuals who controlled the bulk of the Kryder Family's property. The PR believes that an assortment of estate documents filed in Allen County, Indiana, from an assortment of related estates, do not represent the entire truth. The information published on this website follows eight years of research. It is Public Information cited from documents recorded in the State of Indiana, and from other genuine publications. One or two statements were made directly to the Personal Representative in letters or on the phone. Experts have been consulted at considerable expense. Due to the evasiveness of fiduciaries, relatives, and known associates of the Kryders, the Personal Representative is of the opinion that harm and injustice have been done to a family entitled to protection under the PROBATE CODE OF INDIANA. This is an opinion, not the conclusion of the Personal Representative. Corrections are welcomed and will be promptly acknowledged and applied. Links to the world wide web do not imply endorsement by this site or by the Personal Representative. estate@frankkryder.com


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