Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Followup on "A Will Denied"
Issue 47 of Casefile Clues discussed an 1889 will that was denied--along with the likely reason for the judge's refusal to admit the will to probate.
Based upon the 1889 Illinois Revised Statutes, it does not appear that Antje Fecht would have been barred from writing a will because she was a married woman at the she wrote her will. That was one loose end mentioned in issue 47 of Casefile Clues. If the will had been written a few decades earlier, that might have been a problem.