This handwriting was written by the testator in his will from Hanock County, Illinois. The German native was born in approximately 1795 in Thuringen, Germany. The will is undated, but was filed for record on 6 October 1862 in the Hancock County, Illinois Probate Court.
This will was obtained from the microfilm of the original will at the Family History Library in Salt Lake
. Those who think they can read the name of the testator can post their suggestions to this blog entry.