Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Actual Order Probating Barbara Haase's Will

This is the list of heirs from the actual order ordering the probate of Barbara Haase's will in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1903. The handwriting on the order is different than the handwriting on order in the record book. Blog readers will know that the names were posted from that order a few days back. On this copy the name of the first person is clearly Louisa--which was one question from the previous post.

But here's the rub.

The 8th name on the list of names from the order book appears to be Tina, Tena, or Lena Trautvetter. However, that's not how the name appears on this listing. The reality is that the appearance of the name on this listing is the actual spelling of the name--she was not Tina, Tena, or Lena.

We'll discuss this in issue 16 of Casefile Clues--subscribe now and get in on the fun.

1 comment:

  1. Michael, I have a distant collateral relative whose name was Justine and used the nickname of Tena. It took me forever to figure it out. Just a thought.

    I'll be looking forward to Casefile Clues on this one!