The next issue of Casefile Clues should go out 28 January. It looks at an 1889 will from Adams County, Illinois.
It’s part of an ongoing study of a German immigrant family whose estate settlements are somewhat atypical.
While not discussed in this issue, the testator of this will, Ulfert Behrens, died twenty-one hours before his wife. He apparently thought she was going to die before him as she is not mentioned and her clothing is given away in his will.