22 May 2009

It was a liquid estate

This image comes from the estate of my forebear Peter Bieger which I copied yesterday while at the Family History Library in Salt Lake. This estate was probated in Hancock County, Illinois, in the mid-1850s.

He had twenty gallons of cherry brandy, amongst a variety of other items, some of which are shown here.

I'll be writing about this estate in an upcoming Casefile Clues column, so stay tuned.