- The first name of mother is different from what I have for the mother's name--but the manifest name for the mother is different from the birth record entry and the manifest first name is the same as the wife's first name in the 1880 census.
- The maiden name of mother is missing the "Van" but how many August Mortiers can marry a Van Hoorebeke or Hoorebeke girl?
Despite the slight discrepancies, the birth entry referenced in the earlier post has to be for the Mortier family who was later in Rock Island, Illinois.
In an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues, we'll summarize the records that have been located and where the research should progress. Even in writing up this post, I've seen a few holes that need to be filled.
And, as usual, we'll have complete citations of all records used in our analysis.