I can’t walk away from the story of A.G. Brodd’s desertion from the Swedish army without a follow-up story about the great kindness this man showed to his kids and which they, in turn, showed to each other. Get your hankies ready.
On June 20, 1921 – just four days short of a year since Will’s death – Clara filed the very last of the required probate paperwork with the Saunders County Court. She had paid off all the creditors, thanks to a loan of $7,000 from her parents. She still held title to the farm, but […]
Last time, we looked at all the debts and bills that Clara had accumulated since Will’s passing. She owed $6,400 to creditors and her net worth was only $2,200. The farm was already mortgaged. She managed to save the farm, though. How did she do it? First, her attorney helped her shield assets from creditors. This was perfectly […]
I have been super-busy at work and have not been able to keep up with genealogy as much as I would like! In this post about P.W. Pearson’s probate records, we’ll look at the paperwork filed with the court in March, 1921: the Judgment on Claims. By March of 1921, it had been nine months since […]
Last time, we looked at Clara’s October, 1920 petition to have the estate settled according to statute and to basically throw out the will. We’ll see later on why this worked to her advantage. We also looked at a couple of the big bills that were included in the probate file. The probate file also […]