Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Ten Acres
This is part of the will of Mimke Habben from Hancock County, Illinois, in 1877. These two clauses indicate how Mimke's 160 acres are to be disbursed of after his wife's death. These clauses play an indirect role in the will of his widow Antje which was denied probate in 1900.
In an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues will discuss the Habben property and Antje's denied will and also makes some interesting points about life estates and real estate titles.