Every mortgage or deed of trust securing a debt on real property in this state which
mortgage or deed of trust was placed of record before January 1, 1914, or referred
to or described in any instrument of record prior to said date, shall, from and after
July 1, 1948, be void as against the creditors of the person making the same or against
subsequent purchasers or mortgagees unless the owner and holder thereof shall, prior
to such date, cause to be filed in the office of the register of deeds of the county
in which the property is located, an affidavit setting forth the name and address
of the owner and holder thereof, the nature of the claim, the amount due thereon,
the date of the last payment thereon and a description of the property included therein:
Provided, That this act shall not apply to or affect (1) mortgages, deeds of trust, or liens
upon property of railroad corporations recorded after January 1, 1890, or (2) the
indebtedness thereby secured: Provided further, That infancy, incompetency or nonresidence shall not affect the operation of this
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