This is an image of section 31 of Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois, which shows the J. M. Trautvetter farm as of 1874. As we'll see in V2I5 of Casefile Clues, John still had 40 acres yet to purchase and that one transaction only required two deeds to complete. I'm wrapping up issue 5 of Casefile Clues--realizing I don't have a plat map that reflects the final purchase, but genealogy research is always about loose ends.
The map confirmed what we inferred from a few convoluted documents which are discussed in V2I5 of Casefile Clues.
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